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Kaho ek baar mujhe tumse pyaar

Posted on: December 30, 2012


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

‘Shabistaan’ (1951) – the film that saw the sensational and tragic end of a very young and handsome star, who had broken into the popular imagination of the cinegoers just two or three years earlier. Called by some as the Eroll Flynn of Hindi cinema, Shyam was all of 31 years old when he died following the injuries sustained in a fall from horseback while shooting for this film. Historians have speculated that the course of Hindi cinema in the 1950s would have been very different, had this accident not happened.

Born on 20th February, 1920 in Sialkot (now in Pakistan), his full name was Sunder Shyam Chadha. He spent his formative years in Rawalpindi and graduated from Gordon College there. Apparently he was interested in working in films, much to the discomfort of his father, and appeared for a screen test with Bombay Talkies. He was rejected in his first screen test. Then in 1942, just a young man of 22, he made his debut in the Punjabi film ‘Gowaandi’ (literally meaning, next door neighbor). His co stars in this film were Veena, Manorama, SD Narang, Asha Posley and the great character actor, M Ismail. He then graduated to the Hindi screen in 1944, with leading roles in WZ Ahmed’s ‘Man ki Jeet’ (1944), opposite Ahmed’s ‘discovery’ Neena and then appeared in ‘Room No. 9’ (1946) opposite Geeta Nizami. His second screen test with Bombay Talkies was successful, and he starred in their production, ‘Majboor’ (1948) co-starring Munawwar Sultana. He received good notices for his work and did not have to look back thereafter. His association with Bombay Talkies also led to a close friendship with writer Saadat Hasan Manto. That year, he also appeared in Shahid Lateef’s ‘Shikayat’ opposite Nigar Sultana. The next year, 1949 proved to be a sterling year for him, with a string of hits including ‘Dillagi’ (1949), Kaneez(1949) and ‘Patanga’ (1949). (NOTE: a detailed article on this swashbuckling hero is posted on the Upperstall web site Here).

‘Shabistan’ (1951) was an action love story in which Shyam appeared opposite to Naseem Banu. The film was directed by Bibhuti Mitra under the banner of Filmistan Limited, Bombay. Other members of the star cast include Bipin Gupta, Murad, Rajendra Singh, Bhujbal Singh, Cuckoo, Helen etc. The film has a total of eight songs, and there are two music directors who are sharing the honors for composing the music for this film. They are C Ramchandra and Madan Mohan. Of the eight songs, the composing share between the two music directors is evenly distributed.

This particular song is composed by C Ramchandra. The lyrics are by Qamar Jalaalabadi. The singing voices are those of Talat Mehmood and Geeta Dutt. On screen this is picturized on Shyam and Naseem Banu. The video has some missing frames, and hence some missing words. So I have also included an audio link for the song. Apparently, this film has been put online by an avid collector from outside India.

This song is a lovely song of two hearts in love. The rendition by Geeta Dutt and Talat Mehmood is as lovely as it can be. Listen and enjoy.

Audio – Part I

Video – Part I

Video – Part II

Song-Kaho ek baar mujhe tumse pyaar (Shabistaan)(1951) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Talat Mehmood, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics

kaho ek baar
mujhe tum se pyaar
kaho ek baar
mujhe tum se pyaar
mujhe tum se pyaar
tum se pyaar
tum se pyaar

kaho ek baar
mujhe tum se pyaar
mujhe tum se pyaar
tum se pyaar
tum se pyaar

kaho ek baar
mujhe tum se pyaar

ho halki halki jab padey phuhaar
ho halki halki jab padey phuhaar
karey tum ko yaad dil-e-beqaraar
beqaraar
karey tum ko yaad dil-e-beqaraar
mujhe tum se pyaar
tum se pyaar
tum se pyaar

kaho ek baar
mujhe tum se pyaar
mujhe tum se pyaar
tum se pyaar
tum se pyaar

kaho ek baar
mujhe tum se pyaar

o o o
jab aaye raat kar ke singaar
o o o
jab aaye raat kar ke singaar
gaaye kis ka geet mann ki ye sitaar
gaaye tera geet mann ki ye sitaar
mujhe tum se pyaar
tum se pyaar
tum se pyaar

kaho ek baar
mujhe tum se pyaar
mujhe tum se pyaar
tum se pyaar
tum se pyaar

kaho ek baar
mujhe tum se pyaar

kahaan teri shaan kahaan mera pyaar
kahaan teri shaan kahaan mera pyaar
main hoon ek ghareeb
tu hai taajdaar
taajdaar

pardesi mera tu hai raajkumar
mujhe tum se pyaar
tum se pyaar
tum se pyaar

kaho ek baar
mujhe tum se pyaar
mujhe tum se pyaar
tum se pyaar
tum se pyaar
kaho ek baar
mujhe tum se pyaar

3 Responses to "Kaho ek baar mujhe tumse pyaar"

Sudhirji,

There is a 2nd version of this song that appears towards the end of the movie.

Manzil Hai Door, Khatre Hain Hazaar, Kahin Toote Na, Tera Mera Pyar, Apna Pyar, Kaho Ek Baar, Mujhe Tumse Pyar….. (one of the stanza)

Regards.

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Bluefire ji
Thanks for the input. I will try to locate it and update.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Sudhirji,
Here is the second version of the song. Like Bluefireji has said, it is the end part of the movie.

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