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Naghma hamaara gaayegaa ye zamaana

Posted on: September 18, 2012

Rajesh Khanna had become the heart throb of millions in late 1960s. This spell lasted till about 1974. During this period, Rajesh Khanna could do no wrong. Whatever he touched turned into gold.

But soon thereafter, the Rajesh Khanna magic wore off. From 1976 onwards, nothing that Rajesh Khanna did could go right. His movies started flopping big time and the same movigoers who adored him in the past failed to turn up to watch his movies.

“Bundlebaaz” (1976) was one of the first movies just after Rajesh Khanna’s superstar years. The movie, which was hyped as befitting a Rajesh Khanna starrer failed at the box office. Other Rajesh Khanna movies which were released subsequently fared no better. Rajesh Khanna’s days of superstardom were firmly behind him.

“Bundlebaaz” (1976) had more or less the same music team that was with Rajesh Khanna during his halcyon days, but the music of this movie too failed to create the magic of yesteryears. If I am asked to list out the songs of “Bundlebaaz” (1976), I will draw a blank.

Most songs of “Bundlebaaz” (1976) had the voice of Kishore Kumar for Rajesh Khanna. But there was one song where Rafi had sung for Rajesh Khanna.

I was not aware of this song till I was sent the lyrics of this song recently. When I heard this song and watched the [icturisation, I felt that this picturisation would have won movie goers over had this picturisation come in a Rajesh Khanna movies a few years ago, when Rajesh Khanna still enjoyed his honeymoon period with the moviegoers.

The picturisation is a fantasy which shows Rajesh Khanna and Sulakshana Pandit in Tajmahal at a moonlit night. They find Shahjahaan and Mumtaz Mahal appearing at the Taj and sing this duet. A little while later, Rajesh Khanna and Sulakshana Pandit imagine themselves to be Shah Jahaan and Mumtaz Mahal respectively and sing this duet.

This song to my mind is a wonderful chaayaageet genre of song, ideal to be heard late at night (preferably at full moon). 🙂

This wonderful, albeit less knoiwn song is sung by Rafi and Lata. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.



Song-Naghma hamaara gaayegaa ye zamaana (Bundlebaaz)(1976) Singers-Lata, Rafi, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman
Lata + Rafi

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Naghma hamaara gaayega yeh zamaana
naghma hamaara gaayega yeh zamaana
naghma hamaara gaayega yeh zamana
ham de chale ishq ko ek aisa taraana
naghma hamaara gaayega yeh zamaana

tum se mere shaah e jahan,
Mera gham bhi rangeen ghazal
Tum se bhi yeh mumtaz-e-man,
mere aansoo tajmahal

o o
kitna haseen dilnasheen hai hamaara fasaana,
naghma hamaara gaayega yeh zamaana

deewaanon ke
seene mein dil,
dil mein jab tak
baaqi hai pyaar

do dil milte honge jahaan,
ham tum
aayenge baar baar
ho o
mehka huaa hamse hai
pyaar kaa har zamaana

naghma hamaara gaayega yeh zamaana
ham de chale ishq ko
ek aisa taraana

naghma hamaara gaayega yeh zamaana
naghma hamaara gaayega yeh zamaana

9 Responses to "Naghma hamaara gaayegaa ye zamaana"

this is a typical totally wrong catch all statement. it is true some movies in the 1977-79 phase flopped badly because they were bad films. But rajesh khanna made hits again after chailla babu & amardeep all the way to swarg. he played more mature roles so his audience may have been different but there was no decline as such .


I wonder if your statement is based on any first hand experience of those days.


I love Rajesh Khanna, but his decline had started in 1972 itself, and he went on to deliver some spectacular flops since then even with some big name movie makers:

Ajnbaee(74), Mehbooba(76), Anurodh(77), Alag Alag (85)–>Shakti Samanta
Prem Kahani(75)–>Raj Khosla
Karm(77), Awaz(84), Awam(87)–>B R Chopra
Vijay(88)–>Yash Chopra
Muqabala(79)–>Rajkumar Kohli
Prem Bandhan(79)–>Ramanand Sagar
Chakravyuh(78)–>Basu Chatterjee
Naukri(78)–>Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Chalta Purza(77)–>Bhappi Sonie
Aakraman(75), Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka(77)–>J Om Prakash
Rajput(82)–>Vijay Anand
Dharam Kanta(82)–>Sultan Ahmed
Fiffty Fiffty(81)–>Shomu Mukherjee
Bandish(80)–>K Bapaiah
Aanhal(80)–>Anil Ganguly
Papi Pet Ka Sawal Hai(84), Awara Baap(85)–>Sohanlal Kanwar (Producers were so pissed that they even burnt the prints of Awara Baap!)
Dil-E-Nadaan(82)–>C V Sridhar
Oonche Log (85)–>Brij
Zamana(85)–>Ramesh Talwar
Insaaf Main Karoonga(85)–>Shibu Mitra
Shatru(86)—>Pramod Chakravarty
Ashanti(82)–>Umesh Mehra/Eagle Films
Amrit(86)–>Mohan Kumar
Assorted “South” movies: Aaj Ka MLA Ram Avtar(84), Asha Jyoti(84), Maqsad(84), Naya Kadam(84), Masterji(85), Babu(85), Bewafai(85), Nazrana(87)

Only success he had AFTER 1972:

Daag(73), Roti(74), Dard(81), Avtaar(83), Souten(83)

Prem Nagar(74), Amar Deep(79), Red Rose(80), Thodi Si Bewafai(80), Kudrat(81), Agar Tum Na Hote(83)

Disco Dancer(82) was a mithun film, as was Swarg(90), a Govinda film.


Missed Aap Ki Kasam(74), which was a marginal hit as well.


Thanks for the informative list bluefireji
a small correction Awaaz(1984)was also a Shakti Samanta Movie
I think we missed 1983-Ali raza`s-Janwar,
Dharam Aur kanoon-Joshi-1984
Chhaila Babu-Joy Mukherjee-1977
Palkon ki chhaon mein-Meraj
Tyaag 1977
Mahachor 1976
Phir wohi raat -1980
We can go on and on……


Oh yeah Prakashji, I did not include those movies as they are made by relatively random movie makers, i think most of them….


Statistics apart, the fact remains that the ‘Rajesh Khanna’ wave swept the country in those years (whatever they may be), his style, his mannerisms make people crazy, guru kurta & trouser – he gave them a different look, sideburns worn over ears , and above all his performances and the immortal treasure of music that had been created for his films. It will be there forever. his magic was unmatched. and that’s why people like me watch his films again and again (you may say the Phase-I films), but it we get to watch them in eighties also as after Avtaar and Souten theatres across the country do started screening of his old films also. That’s why Mehboob ki Mehendi was hit in its second release…




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