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Apna to zamaane mein bas itna fasaana hai

Posted on: July 6, 2012


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

A wonderful ghazal, presented in qawaali style of singing, and sung and performed by Kishore Kumar. Some combination you might say. Yes, the results are appealingly captivating. Well at least for Meena Kumari on screen, who appears to be completely bowled over by this roadside performance by the simple looking and freewheeling Kishore Kumar.

The film is ‘Naya Andaaz’ from 1956. A social drama produced and directed by K Amarnath, under the banner of K Amarnath Productions, Bombay. The captivating music is by OP Nayyar, and the longish qawaali-numa-ghazal is penned by Jaan Nisaar Akhtar. The star cast includes Meena Kumari, Kishore Kumar, Pran, Gope, Kum Kum, Johnny Walker, Murad, Jayant, Sapru, Uma Devi, Ramesh Thakur, Rajrani etc.

The film story is about life in theatre. It is loosely based on another film that came seven years earlier. The 1949 film ‘Patanga’ starring Shyam, Nigar Sultana, Yakub, Gope etc. also has the same story line. The leading lady is an established star performer in the theatre. People flock to her shows, just on her name. The owner of the theatre is her mentor, and a secret admirer. A young singer appears on the scene. He has no references, and no pedigree or class. He tries his luck at the theatre, but is not successful in getting a job. Yet his performance and singing is so good that he starts to draw away the crowds from the theatre to his roadside performances. And the theatre management is then forced to give him a job, just so that the crowds don’t go away. So the two singers are now working together, and yes, love blossoms, much to the dislike of the theatre owner. He tries create misunderstandings between them, and creates hurdles in their path. After some up and downs, and separations and heartburns, the two lovers eventually are united, and the theatre owner gracefully concedes.

The focus of the film is music, and the personal issues and interactions never resort to violence or hoodlum involvement. There are a total of 11 songs in the film, and five of them are already represented on this blog. Here is the sixth offering from this film.

The situation is the first encounter between the leading pair. Meena Kumari, already successful and rich, is sitting in a car. Appaently she was on way someplace, and she stopped her car on hearing Kishore Kumar perform on the road. Kishore Da, of course, is in his full form – presenting a song is what he does best, and that’s what he is enjoying in this scene too. He is accompanied by Johnny Walker, playing the harmonium slung on his shoulders, and Kum Kum, keeping the rhythm with a ‘dholak’. From the window of the car, Meena Kumari looks really lovely. One can see the admiration budding in her eyes, as the song progresses. Even though he does not join the singing, Johnny Walker is his most expressive self.

Enjoy this wonderful qawaali-numa-ghazal in the voice of Kishore.

apna to zamaane mein bas itnaa fasaanaa hai
kuchh hum bhi deewaane hain, kucch dil bhi deewaana hai

The saga of my life in this world
Is but, just this much
This heart is a little obsessive
And I am somewhat romantic

hum se to koi poochhe wo mast nazar kyaa hai
jeene ka sahaara hai, marney ka bahaana hai

That one puckish glance (from the beloved)
O just know from me, what it is worth
It is the sustenance to live
(And so also)
It is the excuse for ceasing to live

bhoole se kabhi hum ne qaatil na kahaa un ko
dil dil ki adaa’on ka, khaamosh nishaana hai

I never have branded her as my slayer
Never in dreams, never even as a mistake
This heart of mine is a silent victim
Of the poise and elegance of her heart
(NOTE: in the 2nd line, the word ‘dil’ appears twice in the beginning. In context, the first ‘dil’, the singer is referring to his own heart, and the second ‘dil’ is the heart of the beloved).

ye raaz hai ulfat kaa duniyaa isey kyaa jaane
nazron ka churaana hi, nazron ka milaana hai

The world just does not grasp
This secret exchange in the realm of love
Trying to hide the eyes and gazing away
Is in reality acknowledging the meeting of eyes

in shokh haseenon par hum aur lutaayen kyaa
kuchh paas nahin apne, ik dil ka khazaana hai

O for these graceful and charming beauties
What else is there to offer
There is nothing else with me
Except for this treasure of the heart

manzil hai kahaan ae dil hum ishq ke maaron ki
hum jaa ke jahaan baitthen, wo apnaa tthikaana hai

O for us poor souls, besotted with love
Where would be the conclusion of our quest
Wherever all we pause and rest
That place is our abode

Audio

Video

Song-Apna to zamaane mein bas itna fasaana hai (Naya Andaz)(1956) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics

apna to zamaane mein
bas itnaa fasaanaa hai
apna to zamaane mein
bas itnaa fasaanaa hai
itnaa hi fasaanaa hai
bas itnaa fasaanaa hai
kuchh hum bhi deewaane hain
kucch dil bhi deewaana hai
kuchh hum bhi deewaane hain
kucch dil bhi deewaana hai

hum se to koi poochhe
wo mast nazar kyaa hai
hum se to koi poochhe
wo mast nazar kyaa hai
wo mast nazar kyaa hai
jeene ka sahaara hai
marney ka bahaana hai
jeene ka sahaara hai
marney ka bahaana hai
marney ka bahaana hai
marney ka bahaana hai
kuchh hum bhi deewaane hain
kucch dil bhi deewaana hai

bhoole se kabhi hum ne
qaatil na kahaa un ko
bhoole se kabhi hum ne
qaatil na kahaa un ko
qaatil na kahaa un ko
dil dil ki adaa’on ka
khaamosh nishaana hai
dil dil ki adaa’on ka
khaamosh nishaana hai
khaamosh nishaana hai
khaamosh nishaana hai
kuchh hum bhi deewaane hain
kucch dil bhi deewaana hai

ye raaz hai ulfat kaa
duniyaa isey kyaa jaane
ye raaz hai ulfat kaa
duniyaa isey kyaa jaane
ye raaz hai ulfat kaa
duniyaa isey kyaa jaane
duniyaa isey kyaa jaane
nazron ka churaana hi
nazron ka milaana hai
nazron ka churaana hai
nazron ka milaana hai
nazron ka milaana hai
nazron ka milaana hai
kuchh hum bhi deewaane hain
kucch dil bhi deewaana hai

in shokh haseenon par
hum aur lutaayen kyaa
in shokh haseenon par
hum aur lutaayen kyaa
hum aur lutaayen kyaa
kuchh paas nahin apne
ik dil ka khazaana hai
kuchh paas nahin apne
ik dil ka khazaana hai
ik dil ka khazaana hai
ik dil ka khazaana hai
kuchh hum bhi deewaane hain
kucch dil bhi deewaana hai

manzil hai kahaan ae dil
hum ishq ke maaron ki
manzil hai kahaan ae dil
hum ishq ke maaron ki
manzil hai kahaan ae dil
hum ishq ke maaron ki
hum ishq ke maaron ki
hum jaa ke jahaan baitthen
wo apnaa tthikaana hai
hum jaa ke jahaan baitthen
wo apnaa tthikaana hai
wo apnaa tthikaana hai
wo apnaa tthikaana hai
kuchh hum bhi deewaane hain
kucch dil bhi deewaana hai
kuchh hum bhi deewaane hain
kucch dil bhi deewaana hai

2 Responses to "Apna to zamaane mein bas itna fasaana hai"

The most popular song from ‘Naya Andaz’ was of course, the superb duet…”Mere neendho me tum, mere khwabo me tum…” sung so beautifully by Kishore Kumar and Shamshad Begum!

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Great website – one correction on this write-up – it was a remake of K.Amarnath’s own 1949 movie “Bazar” – not “Patanga”.

(Still checking more movies).

Would love to add your link to my website!

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