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Raat ke raahi thhak mat jaana

Posted on: October 26, 2012


“Baabla”(1953) was an M P Production movie. It was directed by Agradoot. The movie had Manju Dey, Master Niren, Paresh Banerji, Ashit Baran, Molina, Pahari Sanyal, Tulsi Chakraborty, Hiralal, Sova Sen etc in it. Not much is known about this movie which has by and large been forgotten by now.

This movie and its music may have been forgotten, but digging up the music of this movie throws up a few nice surprises. This movie has a lovely song with a socialist and democratic message that all people are equal and that people can no longer be denied their rights as had happened in the past.

This song has two versions. The male version has Manna Dey and chorus whereas the female version is sung solo by Lata.

Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by S D Burman.

Only the audio of this song are available and so it is difficult to make guesses about the picturisation of this song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.

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

Manna Dey version

Lata version

Song-Raat ke raahi thhak mat jaana (Baabla)(1953) Singers-Manna Dey/Lata, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-S D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

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Manna Dey version
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Aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa

raat ke raahi
thhak mat jaana
subah ki manzil door nahin
door nahin
thhak mat jaana
O raahi thhak mat jaana
raat ke raahi ee ee ee ee
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa

dharti ke phaile aangan mein
pal do pal hai raat ka deraa
dharti ke phaile aangan mein
pal do pal hai raat ka deraa

zulm ka seena cheer ke dekho
jhaank raha hai nayaa saweraa
jhaank raha hai nayaa saweraa
dhalta din majboor sahi
chadhta sooraj majboor nahin
majboor nahin
thhak mat jaana aa
O raahi thak mat jaana
thhak mat jaana
raat ke raahi ee ee
raat ke raahi ee ee
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa

tootengi bojhil zanjeerein
jaagengi soyee taqdeerein
tootengi bojhil zanjeerein
jaagengi soyee taqdeerein

loot pe kab tak pehraa dengi
jang lagi khooni shamsheerein
jang lagi khooni shamsheerein
reh nahin sakta is duniya mein
jo sabko manzoor nahin
manzoor nahin
thhak mat jaana aa
O raahi thak mat jaana
thhak mat jaana
raat ke raahi ee ee
raat ke raahi ee ee
raat ke raahi
thhak mat jaana
subah ki manzil door nahin
door nahin
thhak mat jaana
O raahi thak mat jaana
raat ke raahi ee ee

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Lata version
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Raat ke raahi ee ee ee ee
raat ke raahi
thhak mat jaana
subah ki manzil door nahin
door nahin
thhak mat jaana
O raahi thhak mat jaana
raat ke rahi ee ee ee ee

dharti ke phaile aangan mein
pal do pal hai raat ka deraa
dharti ke phaile aangan mein
pal do pal hai raat ka deraa
zulm ka seena cheer ke dekho
jhaank raha hai nayaa saweraa
dhalta din majboor sahi
chadhta sooraj majboor nahin
majboor nahin
thhak mat jaana
O raahi
thhak mat jaana
raat ke rahi ee ee ee ee

sadiyon tak chup rehnewaale
ab apna haq le ke rahenge
sadiyon tak chup rahnewaale
ab apna haq le ke rahenge
jo karna hai khul ke karenge
jo kehna hai saaf kahenge
jeete ji ghut-ghut kar marna
is yug ka dastoor nahi
dastoor nahin
thhak mat jaana
O raahi thhak mat jaana
raat ke raahi ee ee ee ee

tootengi bojhil zanjeerein
jaagengi soyee taqdeerein
tootengi bojhil zanjeerein
jaagengi soyee taqdeerein
loot pe kab tak pehraa dengi
jang lagi khooni shamsheerein
reh nahi sakta is duniya mein
Jo sabko manzoor nahin
manzoor nahin
thhak mat jaana
O raahi thhak mat jaana
raat ke raahi ee ee ee ee

7 Responses to "Raat ke raahi thhak mat jaana"

@ Atul ji – thanks for this post !!!
I personally believe Sahir ji was truly self inspired and self motivated person who always took over all the difficulties in his life and move further with a new vigour, with a new zeal and enthusiasm. That’s why his words come straight from the heart and for me personally his songs are a source of inspiration. When i go through his ‘Gaata jaye banjara’ i find this beautiful poem and then search for its film and audio/video. Fortunately i got it !

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Avinash
Isn’t this your first old song?

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If so I am happy for you

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Namaskar, Sir,
and thank you very much for your kind words.
Yes, first contribution of old song! One from ‘Phir subah hogi’ is with Atul ji.
It is because, i think most of the old songs would have been covered, but going by the posts for the last two -three months, i understand that many old songs are coming and and many still to come . Secondly , my first objective was to have the songs from 70’s (the popular and prominent one) or those films which do not have yet opened account on our blog, and last but not the least the songs which i hear when i was growing.
But, now as i have got this platform and in the company of great peoples like you, i am slowly going back to the golden era again!!! thanks!!!

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Atulji,
I do have three more songs of Babla, Can I have your Email address??

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