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Raat ki hathheli par chaand jagmagaata hai

Posted on: April 25, 2013


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

This is ‘ Desert ‘ song no. 9. I have not really planned these posts serial or order, just writing and sending posts for whichever song is found and inspiring some writing.

Here comes a night song in the desert. Like all natural vista’s, the desert has its own character and mystic. The night time can be fascinating as well as cooler or hotter as the climes, so I have read. Think of a night in desert, one song comes to mind, i.e Tu chanda main chandni from ‘Reshma aur Shera’.

Think some more, and I remember the fascinating song from ‘Lamhe’ – Morni baagaan maa .

What I would not have given to have the song ‘tu chanda main chandni ‘ to discuss at this stage. The culprit is myself only, for being so quick and sending the lyrics two years back. I could have made it a show stopper. And could have written at length about the mysterious shadows in the night and the golden sand turning silver. or vice versa with sunrise. Not that I write much in my posts, just two lines about this , two lines about that , and lo the posts is over.

Now listen to the song ! Lekin, somehow I turn out 4 paragraphs.

Let us turn to the song at hand, which may not hold a candle to ‘tu chanda main chaandni’ , but is quite a decent composition by Anu Malik. Script writer turned lyricists Javed Akhtar wrote one of his finest songs for this film ‘Refugee’ (2000), which is ‘panchhi nadiyaa pawan ke jhonke’. He won a host of awards for this song.

Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor made their debut with this film and were the hero and heroine, playing from characters from two sides of the Indo-Pak border. In this song Abhishek Bachchan is escorting Kareena Kapoor and her family members across the desert. It appears they are crossing the border to go to Pakistan illegally and Abhishek is helping them. I have not seen this film too. But it is fine, I have seen some of the songs now, so have a fair idea of what the film is about. Not too keen to watch it.

Coming back to the song, the song is cooling and soothing, as well as romantic. Udit Narayan is singing this song for Abhishek Bachchan.


Song-Raat ki hatheli par chand jagmagaate hai (Refugee) (2000) Singer-Udit Narayan, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-Anu Malik

Lyrics

raat ki hatheli par
chaand jagmagaata hai

raat ki hatheli par
chaand jagmagaata hai
uss ki narm kirnon mein
tum ko dekhtaa hoon to
dil dhadak sa jaata hai
dil dhadak sa jaata hai
raat ki hatheli par
chaand jagmagaata hai
raat ki hatheli par
chaand jagmagaata hai
aa aa aaa aaaa
aaaaaaa
aa aa aaa aaaa
aaaaaaa

tum kahaan se aayi ho
kis nagar ko jaaogi
tum kahaan se aayi ho
aa aa aaa aaaa
kis nagar ko jaaogi
aa aa aaa aaaa
sochtaa hoon main
hairaan
chaand jaisa yeh chehra
aa aa aaa aaaa
raat jaisi yeh zulfen
aa aa aaa aaaa
hai jagaayen sau armaan
ek nashaa saa aankhon mein
dheere dheere chhataa hai
raat ki hatheli par
chaand jagmagaata hai
raat ki hatheli par
chaand jagmagaata hai

aa aa aaa aaaa
aaaaaaa
aa aa aaa aaaa
aaaaaaa
aa aa aaa aaaa
aaaaaaa

meri iss tanhaayi mein
mere iss veerane mein
meri iss tanhaayi mein
aa aa aaa aaaa
mere iss veerane mein
aa aa aaa aaaa
rang le ke tum aayi
phir bhi sochtaa hoon main
aa aa aaa aaaa
kya yehaan tum sachh muchh ho
aa aa aaa aaaa
yaa ho sirf parchhaayin
khwaab jaise bantaa hai
aur toot jaata hai
raat ki hatheli par
chaand jagmagaata hai
raat ki hatheli par
chaand jagmagaata hai

aa aa aaa aaaa
aaaaaaa
aa aa aaa aaaa
aaaaaaa
aa aa aaa aaaa
aaaaaaa

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5 Responses to "Raat ki hathheli par chaand jagmagaata hai"

“What I would not have given to have the song ‘tu chanda main chandni ‘ to discuss at this stage. The culprit is myself only, for being so quick and sending the lyrics two years back. I could have made it a show stopper. And could have written at length about the mysterious shadows in the night and the golden sand turning silver. or vice versa with sunrise. Not that I write much in my posts, just two lines about this , two lines about that , and lo the posts is over.
Now listen to the song ! Lekin, somehow I turn out 4 paragraphs.”

–Nahm, u can still file an amendment. Sudhirji adds enhancements all the time. I’m sure u too will be allowed to!

I dont think i can enhance the beauty of the song, so i will plead the fifth(or is that sixth), and let the song post be. 🙂

I meant ‘ tu chanda main chaandni ‘ .

nahm,

If there is still scope for a desert song for your write-up, please consider ‘tu meri adhoori pyaas pyaas….hai guazaarish’ from GAJANI (2008). The song was shot on the location in Deadpan desert, Nimbia.

Sir,

I have seen the song from ‘Ghajani’ recently. I was wondering what amazing location is that ! Thanks a lot for suggesting the song.

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