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Pyaar ki duniya lutegi hamen maaloom na thha

Posted on: May 11, 2012

“Mehandi” (1958) was a Pushpa Pictures Production. It was directed by S M Yusuf. The movie had Ajit, Jayashree, Veena, Lalita Pawar, Krishnakant, Mirza Musharraf, M. Kumar, Balam, Adeeb, Anwaribai etc in it.

I have discussed two songs from this movie in the past. Here is another song from the movie.

This song is sung by Lata and it is picturised on Jayshree. From the picturisation, it appears that Jayshree plays a visually impaired lady and that she finds herself betrayed in love, and so she needs to lip sync this song to give vent to her feelings. I love it that even visually impaired ladies in Hindi movies are so impeccably made up. 🙂

Khumar Barabankwi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Atif M.

Song-Pyaar ki duniya lutegi hamen maaloom na thhaa(Mehndi)(1958) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Khumar Barabankwi, MD-Ravi

Lyrics(Provided by Atif M)

pyaar ki duniya lutegi
hamein maaloom na tha
dil ki dil hi mein rahegi
hamein maaloom na tha
hum to samjhe thhe
andhera na kabhi chhaayega
shama jalte hi bujhegi
hamein maaloom na tha
pyar ki duniya lutegi
hamein maaloom na thha

kya qayamat hai ke
doobe to kinaare ho kar
un ki nazron se gire
jaan se pyaare ho kar
kya khabar thhi woh dagha denge
hamaare ho kar
bebasi hum pe hansegi
hamein maaloom na tha
pyar ki duniya lutegi
hamein maaloom na thha

un ko paya thha ada
unki qasam mar mar ke
kar sake pyaar ki baaten na
magar ji bhar ke
phir gaye hum se woh
iqraar-e-mohabbat kar ke
yeh saza hum ko milegi
hamein maaloom na thha
pyar ki duniya lutegi
hamein maaloom na thha

6 Responses to "Pyaar ki duniya lutegi hamen maaloom na thha"

Rare gem


No Nitin-ji, it’s a rarest of a rare gem! The sheer pain, despair, helplessness, hopelessness in Lata’s voice breaks the listener’s heart! We ought to thank Khumaar Barabhankwi for the poignant poetry. And music director Ravi-saab who had composed such a superb tune with hardly any instruments intruding into the song!
Those were the days of giants in our movies, ‘hai ki nahi, Nitin-ji?


First of all Atul-ji, ‘mera lakh lakh shukriya’ multiplied by ‘dus karod’ for this song! During my college days in Bombay, we had a Grundig Tape Recorder. One of the tapes had songs by Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt, Asha Bhosale and Shamshad Begum. While I could tell which movies these songs were from, this particular song left me frustrated! Such a beautiful song and I didn’t know the name of the movie! Imagine my frustration! Over the years I had all but forgotten this song.

And now, like a gift from heaven, you gave me this song! I got the video from YouTube and I’ve been listening to it since…..

Atul-ji, do you want me to send the Youtube of this song? Please send me your emai ID. Mine is


Singing, lyrics and tune of this song are so powerful, it need not an accompanment of instruments or an orchestra.

One of those songs, which captivate and entrance you, right at the first listening.

Ravi was always known to use minimal instrumentation, but this song is the height of minimalism.


It would be interesting if a list of songs in which minimum instruments have been used is prepared.




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