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Aa muhabbat ki basti basaayenge ham

Posted on: May 27, 2012

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

My all-time favourite Lata-Kishore duet is from the Famina Production’s Fareb (1953) ” Aa, mohabbat ki basti basaayenge hum”, in which the duo are at their soulful best in expressing the pangs of separation of the two lovers, so poignantly captured in Majrooh Sultanpuri’s breath-taking imagery “dekh dharti se aakaash hai kitni door!”

In particular, it’s impossible not to feel the pain of the separated lovers as Lataji heart-breakingly stretches the last word “doooor” at the end of this number as only the Sur Saraswati can. It’s also her early mentor, composer Anil Biswas, at his very best.

This Shahid Lateef directed 1953 Famina production was a Kishore Kumar-Shakuntala starrer with Amar, Maya Das, Lalita Pawar and Zohra Saigal being the other main characters.

Video clip of this number is not available, but I guess it to be picturised on the lead pair of Kishore Kumar and Shakuntala. Its audio fortunately is available on YouTube.

Song-Aa mohabbat ki basti basaayenge ham (Fareb)(1953) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Anil Biswas


Aa mohabbat ki basti bassaayenge hum
is zameen se alag,
aasmaanon se door
mohabbat ki basti basaayenge ham

main hoon dharti
tu aakaash hai o sanam
hmm hmm hmm
main hoon dharti
tuu aakaash hai o sanam
dekh dharti se aakaash hai kitni door
tu kahaan,
main kahaan,
hai yahi mujhko gham
dekh dharti se aakaash hai kitni door

door duniyaa se koi nahin hai jahaan
mil rahen hain wahaan par zameen aasmaan
mil rahen hain wahaan par zameen aasmaan
chhup ke duniyaa se phir kyun na mil jaayen hum
is zameen se alag,
aasmaanon se door
mohabbat ki basti basaayenge ham

tere daaman talak hum to kyaa aayenge
tere daaman talak hum to kyaa aayenge
yoon hi haathon ko phailaa ke reh jaayenge
koi apnaa nahin besahaare hain hum
dekh dharti se aakaash hai kitni door
dharti se aakaash hai
kitni door

8 Responses to "Aa muhabbat ki basti basaayenge ham"

The masterfully crafted melody by Anilda.
Decade and half later Pakistani music director wanted to make this melody too.
Habib Wali Mohammad singing for Nadeem with Nisho in the frame for Pakistani film Baazi (1970), music by Sohail Rana.


Fantastic, just fantastic!!!
Thank you SO much, Shekharji. Again, this is a song I’m hearing for the first time. Where have all these gems been?

I agree about that “door” bit – the way Lata renders it is sheer class.

The composition by Anil Biswas is so haunting – and I even loved Kishore’s voice in this.

Overall, everything is just perfect about this.


You’re most welcome, Raja. Glad you liked it so much.


It was my top favorite in the fifties. I have been looking for the film but I guess, the video is not available.
Can any one tell me the base Raga of this song?


the Raga of song: Yaman Kalyan, In addition it has a touch of puriya kalyan. (the concluding flute-piece where the komal rishabh is touched). it’s done in jhaptaal.


I got to listen it first time around 1985-86 in HMV’s compilation – ‘The Fabulous Years’ , like it very much !
Thanks for the post !!


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