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Kayee din se mujhe koi sapnon mein aawaaz deta hai

Posted on: October 4, 2012

When I was in school, I did not see a single movie in a movie hall for six years. It was more by compulsion rather than by choice, of course. My elders would neither go to movie halls themselves nor take me. Watching movies spoil children and their future would be spoilt for ever- that was the rationalisation they gave to everyone who would listen. And my movie deprivation era (1972- 1978) were the prime era for Hindi movie watchers. 🙂

When I passed out of school and was admitted to college in late 1970s, it gave me the kind of freedom that (now I realise) I was not mature enough to handle. I began to watch movies with a vengeance, as if to make up for lost time. The fact that most movie halls of the town were on the route between my home and the school did not help matters. The big posters visible from the movie halls would tempt me to go and watch the movies.

If I could somehow resist the posters, then the songs of the movies were often the last straw. The music of these movies had the effect of a pied piper on me. Movie halls would hire a rickshaw with an announcer who would go all around the town announcing about the movie, distributing hand bills and playing the songs from the movie. Forget Hindi movies, even English movies (by that I mean Foreign movies, mostly Hollywood movies) were publicised the same way. English movie do not have songs in them, but the principle of publicity was the same. The announcer would play some funky western instrumental tune. The tune that was played to announce the movie “Three Fantastic Supermen” was so catchy that I remember that tune even today and I was duly attracted to the movie hall to watch that movie.

“Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se”(1978) was directed by Hiren Nag and it had Sachin and Ranjeeta in lead roles. Others in the cast included Urmila Bhatt, Junior Mehmood, Madan Puri, Iftekar, Rajendranath, Harindranath Chattopadhyaya, Murad, Birbal, Pardesi, Anand Joshi, Meena Chitnis, Sri Ram Shashtri, Brijendra Mohan, Master Raju, Hansani, Reetu Kamal, Sulochana(Senior)aka Ruby Myres, Chandrika, Tuntun etc.

This movie was showing in a newly built movie hall which was not located in the route between my home and the college. It was located at a far off location. Not that it was any hindrance to movie goers like me. I had watched “Don” (1978) in that movie hall and I had thoroughly enjoyed that experience. And I watched that movie despite not liking its songs all that much at that time. I began liking the songs after I watched the movie.

“Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se” (1978) had awesome songs in it. Its music had the effect of luring me to watch the movie hall. And I was one who would readily give in to temptations like this. So I made it to the movie hall and watched it.

I must say that I did not like the movie, because the very first reel showed that it was a tragedy movie. Youngsters like me do not like tragedy movies. But the music was so awesome that people continued to flock the movie hall. I in fact believe that Rajshree Production movies of those days owed much of their success to their music. If I went to watch Rajshree Productions movie, it was for music and secondly to the heartwarming stories in these movies. Of all the Rajshree production movies that I have seen, I have liked “Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye”,”Nadiya Ke Paar” and its urban version, viz. “Hum Aapke hain Kaun”. Other movies fell somewhat below these movies in my esteem, but their music was also outstanding.

To this day, I have not liked the story of “Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se” (1978) because it shows Ranjeeta diagnosed with blood cancer and she dies in the movie and this fact is mentioned in the very first reel. It was this fact that ensured that I watched this movie only once, while I had watched the feel good movie “Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye” five times.

The music of “Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se” (1978) was magical, of course, and its magic has not worn off even today.

I have discussed one song, viz the title song from this movie in the past. That song had finished number one in Binaca geetmala finals of 1978. So I was not the only one who found this song irresistible at that time. ! This song was sung by Hemlata, whose voice had a magical quality in her voice, but her voice was only utlised by Ravindra Jain who was her mentor and promoter and no one else.

Hemlata had sung for Ranjeeta in this movie whereas Shailendra Singh had sung for Sachin.

Today (4 october) is the birthday of Shailendra Singh. On this occasion, here is a magical duet from “Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se” (1978). It is sung by Hemlata and Shailendra Singh and it is picturised on Ranjeeta and Sachin. Ravindra Jain is the lyricist as well as the music director.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.



Song-Kayee din se mujhe koyee sapnon mein aawaaz deta hai (Ankhiyon ke Jharokhon Se)(1978) Singers-Hemlata, Shailendra Singh, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain
Hemlata + Shailendra Singh

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

kayee din se mujhe
koyee sapnon mein
aawaaz detaa thaa
har pal bulaataa tha
achchaa toh woh tum ho
tum ho tum ho
aksar meraa
mann kehtaa thha
chhupkar koyee aataa hai
hulchal machhaata hai
achchaa toh woh tum ho
tum ho
tum ho

aati jaati lehron ki tarah
saahil pe aake laut mat jaanaa
tum bhi kahin gairon ki tarahaa
jee dekho dekho aankhein naa chhuraanaa

iss pal se aakhiri pal tak sang sang ab rehnaa hai
kayee din se mujhe
koyee sapnon mein
aawaaz detaa thaa
har pal bulaataa thaa
achchaa toh woh tum ho
tum ho tum ho

dheere dheere behti yeh hawaa
gaati hai unheen dilon ke taraane

ek doosre mein khoke..eeee..eee
jo rahe duniyaa se anjaane
meri tumhaari chaahat ko aisse hi yeh doharaayegi

aksar meraa (oooooo…oooo)
mann kehtaa (oooo…oooooo)
chhupkar koyee aataa hai (ooooo…ooooo)
hulchal machhaata (ooo…oooooo)
achchaa toh woh tum ho
tum ho tum ho

kayee din se mujhe (o..ohoo…)
koyee sapnon mein (ooo..hooo)
aawaaz detaa thaa (oooo..hooo)
har pal bulaataa thaa (oooo…..hoo)
achchaa toh woh tum ho
tum ho tum ho
tum ho tum ho tum ho
tum ho tum ho tum ho
tum ho tum ho tum ho tum ho


2 Responses to "Kayee din se mujhe koi sapnon mein aawaaz deta hai"

My deprivation era continued till 1995, When I got the freedom to watch the movies on my likings, I don`t feel like going to Movie theatre and watching those movies(for sample starring chunky pandey and co.)which neither had a proper story line not had soulful music, which is the main attraction for me. Then gradually the fascination for watching the movies died.

But whenever I get to see the movies of my deprivation era, I feel like school going child and I can`t suppress my excitement. 🙂

Aapne mere feelings ko shabdon kaa roop diyaa. 🙂



Beautiful, beautiful song. It was indeed tragic that Hemlata did not find wider acceptance… probably the Mangeshkar sisters were an overbearing presence. I’ve always been struck by how layered this composition is … a bit different from the generic music of the times (and other songs of the same movie).


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