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Simti huyi ye ghadiyaan

Posted on: April 27, 2012


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

Last night, on our way back home after attending a marriage reception, I heard a song ‘simti huyi ye ghadiyaan’ in a FM Radio channel in our car. I had heard this song a few years back but I was not able to recall the name of the film, lyricist and music director except that I could recognise the voices of Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammed Rafi. After getting nowhere to seek the answer, I asked my sister who was travelling with me and who has a good knowledge about old Hindi film songs, whether she knew about the song. Initially, she thought that I was testing her knowledge on the old Hindi film songs. It was only when I said in all seriousness that I did not know anything about this song other than the singers that she started applying her mind on my question.

After some thinking, my sister guessed the song to be from ‘Shola Aur Shabnam’ (1961) which I rejected summarily by telling her that I knew all the songs from that film. Then she came with another guess that the song’s composition style was that of either Khayyam or Jaidev. I partly agreed with her by saying that the composition sounded more of Khayyam than Jaidev. By this time, the song ended on the radio and I came to know that the Radio Jockey was interviewing Moushami Chatterjee, the day being her birth day and he was playing her favourite songs in the programme.

After having heard the full song, I guessed that the song was probably written by Jaan Nisar Akhtar and Moushumi Chatterjee was the heroine in the film. With Lata-Rafi singing the song and Moushumi Chatterjee guessed as the heroine, I told my sister that the film was most likely to be a colour film released sometime during 1970-80. But my sister insisted on the song being from a film of black & white era judging from the song composition.

We kept on arguing to narrow down the clues for finding out the name of the film but the puzzle remained unsolved as we were nearing our home. While dropping us at the gate of our building, my sister told me that if I was going to find out the name of the film on the internet immediately after reaching home, I should keep her informed. Probably she did not like to remain in suspense for long. It was almost midnight when we reached home. There was a strong urge within me to open my laptop to end the suspense about the film. But expecting a sarcastic comment from wife, I reluctantly postponed it to the next day morning.

As it turned out next morning, the song was from the film ‘CHAMBAL KI KASAM (1979) sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammed Rafi. It was written by Sahir Ludhianvi ( my guess was wrong) and set to music by Khayyam ( my optional guess was correct). The film was directed by Ram Maheshwari and the casting
included an impressive list of actors like Raj kumar, Moushumi Chatterjee, Pradeep Kumar, Nirupa Roy, Shatrughan Sinha, Amjad Khan, Farida Jalal, Ranjeet. One of the dialogues in the film ‘tu samaaj ki thukaarayi huyi aur main kanoon se bhaaga huwaa’ ( you are shunnedby the society and I am on the run from the law) delivered by Raj Kumar gives a good indication of the film’s story. There are three versions of the song picturised on Raj Kumar and Moushumi Chatterjee in four different situations and in different moods. The second version of the song was picturised on two different situations. I am not sure whether this is a record among the multiple version songs.

All the three versions of the song are masterpieces of Sahir’s poetry. It is a romantic song but each verse is also laden with worries of the coming days for the characters played by the lead actors. What a beautiful couplet Sahir has written in the song in this context:

‘ab subah na aa paaye aao ye duaan maange
is raat ke har pal se raaten hi ubhar jaayen’

Khayyam’s composition and Lata and Rafi’s renditions are icing on thecake. I am very happy that I was reminded about this song albeit accidentally thanks to FM radio.

Video clips of all the four situations are available with good video quality but I liked the audio quality of an audio clip with better stereophonic sound though it does not have the last two stanzas of the lyrics. The source of the audio clip seems to be from the twin audio CD album of select songs composed by Khayyam, brought out by SAREGAMA in 2006. I had bought this album about 4 years back but after one or two round of listening to some of the songs, I had forgotten about this album. It was only when I remembered this song that I got hold of this album once again.

This song is a reminder especially to me that there are also gems to be found beyond golden era of Hindi film songs.

Audio – All parts

Video – All parts

Song-Simti huyi ye ghadiyaan (Chambal Ki Kasam)(1979) Singers-Lata, Rafi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Khayyam
Lata + Rafi
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Lyrics
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Version-1 (Happy version)

simti huyi ye ghadiyaan
phir se naa bikhar jaayen
phir se naa bikhar jaayen
is raat mein ji len ham
is raat mein mar jaayen

is raat mein mar jaayen
simti huyi ye ghadiyaan

ab subah na aa paaye
aao ye duaan maange
ab subah na aa paaye
aao ye duaan maange
is raat ke har pal se
raaten hi ubhar jaayen
raaten hi ubhar jaayen
simti huyi ye ghadiyaan

duniyaa ki nigaahen ab
ham tak naa pahoonch paayen
duniyaa ki nigaahen ab
ham tak naa pahunch paayen

taaron mein basen chalkar
dharti main utar jaayen
dharti main utar jaayen
simti huyi ye ghadiyaan
phir se naa bikhar jaayen
phir se naa bikhar jaayen
simti huyi ye ghadiyaan

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Version-2(Sad version)
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haalaat ke teeron se
chhalni hain badan apne
haalaat ke teeron se
chhalni hain badan apne
paas aao ke seenon ke
kuchh zakhm to bhar jaayen
kuchh zakhm to bhar jaayen

simti huyi ye ghadiyaan

aage bhi andheraa hai
peechhe bhi andheraa hai
aage bhi andheraa hai
peechhe bhi andheraa hai
apni hain wohi saansen
jo saath guzar jaayen
jo saath guzar jaayen
simti huyi ye ghadiyaan

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Version-3 ( Happy) and Version-4(Sad)
(In sad version, the humming with mukhda is not picturised)
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aaa aa
aaa aa aa
aaa aa aa aa
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm
ye ghadiyaan
phir se
hmm hmm hmm
hmm
simti huyi
hmm hmm hmm hmm

bichhdi huyi roohon kaa
ye mel suhaanaa hai
bichhdi huyi roohon kaa
ye mel suhaanaa hai
is mel kaa kuchh ehsaan
jismon pe bhi kar jaayen

jismon pe bhi kar jaayen
simti huyi ye ghadiyaan

tarse huye jazbon ko
ab aur naa tarsaao
tarse huye jazbon ko
ab aur naa tarsaao
tum shaane pe sar rakh do
ham baanhon mein bhar jaayen
ham baanhon mein bhar jaayen
simti huyi ye ghadiyaan
phir se naa bikhar jaayen
phir se naa bikhar jaayen
simti huyi ye ghadiyaan

8 Responses to "Simti huyi ye ghadiyaan"

Sadanandji

Thank you Sir for the lyrics of all version.
This is one of my favourite song.
Another song of this movie sung by lataji picturised on Farida jalal is also very good:”Chandaa re mere bhaiyya se kehnaa behnaa yaad kare”

The same guys who produced and directed KAAJAL,NEEL KAMAL(must be pannalal maheshwari or ram maheshwari)produced Chambal ki kasam.

While reading your post, I wished:
“Kaash mujhe bhi aisi koi behen mil jaaye,jo mere saath hindi gaanon ke baare mein behas karein”

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me too feeling the same. only thing my daughter does the behas with me over old songs.
and Atulji thank you very much for this absolute favourite. i think Prakashchandra had requested for this ong a long time back and i had seconded it. i think i shd actually thank Sadanand Kamathji for giving the final push to send this song till the posting line!!!!:-)

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Kamath ji,

It is a beautiful song. Thanks for finding all versions audio/video. I had looked and even sent the lyrics for this song, but they might not have been so complete.

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Beautiful song and a lovely write-up, Kamathji. It’s always good to try to guess the attributes of a song from just listening to it. I’ve also done that a few times – and been surprised too, I may add.

Enjoyable post. Thanks.

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Sadanand ji,

Thanks for posting this oh so delightfully amorous creation. Poetry is sheer delight, and the music and rendition is such a soothing experience. Lovely reminder.

Rgds
Sudhir

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One of my best-loved Lata-Rafi duets. I remember first time when I listened to it on the radio, the lyrics swept me away. I immediately made a note of the first line, so that I could dig it up. Afterwards, when listened properly from a cassette, the song was an instant hit…….awesome poetry, so deep and meaningful, yet imbued with romance and oozing sensuality.

duniya ki nigaahen ab hum tak na puhonch paayen
taaron mein basen chal kar dharti main utar jaayen

Simply marvellous!

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Thanks all of you for appreciation.
I never though in my wildest dream that I was going to write on this song. Sometime, providence or some trigger points are required to recall the songs that were forgotten over a period of time.

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all the earlier links are no more available; i am trying to give other links here ;
1)

2) & 3)

3)only

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