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Koi shiqwa bhi nahin koi shikaayat bhi nahin

Posted on: April 10, 2012


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Talking about romantic pairing in Hindi films, Nanda – Shashi Kapoor pairing is probably the most attractive pair in the 60s. It is interesting to note their career graphs. Both of them started off in the films as child artists. Nanda’s father, Master Vinayak, passed away when she was just 8 years old. She was obliged to start working in films as a child artist, Baby Nanda, due to financial difficulties at home. On the other hand, as a child, Shashi was part of the already famous Kapoor clan, and the youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor. And with all his family seniors in the cine business, it was only natural that followed their footsteps. He too appeared in many films as a child artist.

Nanda came to her first role in an adult character in ‘Toofaan Aur Diya’ (1956). She continued to do side roles of young sister etc. in films like ‘Bhabhi’ (1957), ‘Chhotti Bahen’ (1959), ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (1959), ‘Kala Bazaar’ (1960). She also started to appear in leading roles with films like ‘Qaidi No. 911’ (1959), ‘Barkhaa’ (1959), ‘Us Ne Kahaa Thhaa’ (1960) ‘Kaanoon’ (1960) and then went on to become one of the popular leading ladies on the Hindi screen in the decade of 60s.

Shashi Kapoor, after appearing in many films, including a lead role at a very young age, in the mythological film ‘Veer Babruwaahan’ (1950), came to be introduced as a young man in the film ‘Dharamputra’ (1961). With a lots of ups and downs in his career during the 60s, Shashi came into his own in the 70s and 80s, becoming a very popular dashing hero with looks and appearance that seemed to defy age. It was said that his wife, Jennifer Kendall Kapoor, (five years his senior) was responsible for the continued check on his health and lifestyle. After she passed away in 1984, it seemed as if Shashi Kapoor gave in, and that is when the age started to creep upon him.

Nanda and Shashi Kapoor got paired opposite each other for the first time in the film ‘Chaar Diwaari’ (1961). The pairing seemed to ignite a cute chemistry and they went on to appear together in a string of films in the 60s. The subsequent films together are ‘Mehndi Lagi Mere Haath’ (1962), ‘Mohabbat Isko Kehte Hain’ (1965), ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile’ (1965), ‘Neend Hamaari Khwaab Tumhaare’ (1966), ‘Juaari’ (1968), ‘Raja Saheb’ (1969), and ‘Roottha Na Karo’ (1970).

The film, ‘Neend Hamaari Khwaab Tumhaare’ from 1966 is a production under the banner of Movie Monuments, Bombay. It is a social drama directed by Shiv Sahni. The film has a fairly impressive star cast that includes Nanda, Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Balraj Sahni, Shashikala, Om Prakash, Rajendranath, Anwar Hussain, Manorama, Manmohan, Lotan, Vishwa Mehra, Madhumati, Bela Bose, etc. The lyrics are written by Rajendra Krishan and the music is composed by Madan Mohan. The singing voice is that of Asha Bhosle.

On screen the song is picturized on Nanda and Shashi Kapoor. The location seems to be all too familiar, but I assure you it is not Brindavan gardens in Mysore. This is the Pinjore Garden which is about 20 kilometers north of Chandigarh, the capital city of the states of Punjab and Haryana.

The song itself is about a possible downside and apparent lessening of emotions on the part of gentleman hero, and the beloved is softly complaining about it, saying that it does not feel good at how the relationship is moving for some time. The words are crafted beautifully by Rajendra Krishan, and the rendition by Asha Bhosle is soft and touching. Listen to this complaint, that the complainant claims is not a complaint, and yet it does sound like a complaint. Enjoy.

koi shikwaa bhi nahin, koi shikaayat bhi nahin
aur tumhen hum se wo pehli si mohabbat bhi nahin

No, not a complaint
Not a remonstration either
But lately
Your love and passions
Are not what they used to be

ye khamoshi, ye nigaahon mein udaasi kyun hai
paa ke sab kuch bhi mohabbat abhi pyaasi kyun hai
raaz e dil hum bhi sunen, itni inaayat bhi nahin

This stillness, silence
And a glimmer of sadness
In the eyes
As if the passions in the heart
Yearn for something more
Seemingly I am privileged no longer
To be privy to the secrets of your heart

pyaar ke waade wafaa honay ke din aaye hain
ye na samjhaao khafaa honay ke din aaye hain
rootth jaaogey to kuchh door qayaamat bhi nahin

It is time now
For our promises of love
To get honored with truth
But do not suggest
These are times of displeasure
For your displeasure would be
The end of the world (for me)

hum wohi apni wafaa apni mohabbat hai wohi
tum jahaan baithh gaye apni to jannat hai wohin
aur duniya mein kisi cheez ki chaahat bhi nahin

(What seems to have changed)
We two are the same
And so is our love and our promises
For me, paradise is where ever you are
And in this life, in this world
There isn’t anything else that I desire for


Song-Koi shikwaa bhi nahin koi shikaayat bhi nahin (Neend Hamaari Khwaab Tumhaare)(1966) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics

koi shikwaa bhi nahin
koi shikaayat bhi nahin
aur tumhen hum se
wo pehli si muhabbat bhi nahin
koi shikwaa bhi nahin
koi shikaayat bhi nahin
aur tumhen hum se
wo pehli si muhabbat bhi nahin
koi shikwa bhi nahin

ye khamoshi
ye nigaahon mein udaasi kyun hai
ye khamoshi
ye nigaahon mein udaasi kyun hai
paa ke sab kuchh bhi
muhabbat abhi pyaasi kyun hai
raaz e dil hum bhi sunen
itni inaayat bhi nahin
aur tumhen hum se
wo pehli si muhabbat bhi nahin
koi shikwaa bhi nahin

pyaar ke waade
wafaa honay ke din aaye hain
pyaar ke waade
wafaa honay ke din aaye hain
ye na samjhaao
khafaa honay ke din aaye hain
roothh jaaogey to kuchh
door qayaamat bhi nahin
aur tumhen hum se
wo pehli si muhabbat bhi nahin
koi shikwaa bhi nahin

hum wohi
apni wafaa apni mohabbat hai wohi
hum wohi
apni wafaa apni mohabbat hai wohi
tum jahaan baithh gaye
apni to jannat hai wohi
aur duniya mein kisi
cheez ki chaahat bhi nahin
aur tumhen hum se
wo pehli si muhabbat bhi nahin
koi shikwaa bhi nahin
koi shikaayat bhi nahin
aur tumhen hum se
wo pehli si muhabbat bhi nahin
koi shikwaa bhi nahin

5 Responses to "Koi shiqwa bhi nahin koi shikaayat bhi nahin"

You have reminded me of a forgotten gem. What a lyrics! There is no complaints yet a discreet complaint.
This song is one more addition to my belief that Asha Bhonsle is an all rounder in the singing arena.

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Sudhir ji,
Thanks for a very nice write up on Nanda-Shashi Kapoor jodi.It was a delight to read it.
However,I would like to point out a slip.
Many people are unaware of the fact that there was a SHASHI KAPOOR-let us call him Sr.- in the early 40s and 50s,who did lead roles as well as side roles in many films,at a time when this Shashi kapoor-Jr.was doing child roles.
First of all,SHASHI KAPOOR-Jr.(the one in above film) was born on 18-3-1938.It is unimaginable to think that a boy of 12 years would do a lead role against Mridula-the well known actress and Heroine of VEER BABRUVAHAN in 1950.The story of Veer Babruwahan is spun around an adult who goes to war with his father Arjuna and kills him.Obviously,an adult actor is needed for this role.
It is unfortunate that many sites on internet,including Wikipedia and IMDB,sometimes give misleading info and mix up the films of same -name actors.
The SHASHI KAPOOR-Sr acted in Meena-44,Bachpan-45,Tadbir-45,Bhakta Dhruv-47,Renuka-47,Bhakta Bilwamangal-48,Bhakta Gopalbhaiya-48,Shaheed-48,Ram Darshan-50,Samadhi-50,Veer Baruwahan-50,Murliwala-51,Mordhwaj-52,Sanskar-52,Danapaani-53 and Mahapooja-54. (All info-courtesy Cineplot).
I checked up every film cast from HFGK and find the above list correct.
-AD

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Good discussion about Shashi Kapoor and Nanda. I think Shashi acted as child star in only 2 films, both R K Films, — AAG & AWARA — and in both as child character of Raj Kapoor. Am I wrong?
About Nanda. She acted in only one R K Film — PREM ROG, at a time when she was doing character roles. And another fact, she married director Manmohan Desai. I would like to know more about her, eg. her full name, was she related to anybody in the industry, etc.

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Guptaji,
Nanda was daughter of yesteryear actor/producer/director of Marathi and Hindi films,MASTER VINAYAK KARNATAKI and actress MINAKSHI SHIRODKAR.She was born on 8-1-1939 and started doing child roles to help her family,after father’s death.Slowly she graduated to sister/side roles and post graduated to Heroine’s roles.She retired from films in 1983.
She was ENGAGED (not married at all) to Manmohan Desai in 1992,at the behest of Waheeda Rehman,her best friend.Manmohan Desai committed suicide on 1-3-1994 and the marriage never took place.
-AD

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Sudhirji

Thanks for the Translation, Lyrics and interesting Post.This song is my favourite one. I always sing this song(Mann hi mann mein….)

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