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Tum kitne din baad miley

Posted on: April 28, 2013

Since this blog has much to do with nostalgia, I too sometimes (often) go back into the past of the blog and go through old posts of the blog. On quite a few occasions, I am myself surprised to find the contents of articlea that I had myself written. These days I no longer find time to delve deep into each individual songs and offer comments on the songs. Thoroughly exploring each and every song was a luxury that I could afford four years ago when the blog was truly one song a day blog. 🙂

Two days back I went through the article on “The Great Gambler” (1979) song Do lafzon ki hai dil ki kahaani. I knew that it was a wonderful song, but with passage of time I have come to love this song even more. I have come to realise that this song is a favourite song of many people. In fact, it is a favourite song of Asha Bhonsle herself. On every occasion where she is asked to list her favourite song this song makes her list.

I went though the writeup and comments. This song begins nicely with an Italian boatman singing a few lines in Italian. Thanks to comments by our knowledgeable readers, we now know what words he sings (Sharad Kumar is the singer) and what these words mean. A few words by Amitabh Bachchan and then Asha Bhonsle takes over. All this while R D Burman’s music keeps tugging at the haertstrings of the listeners. And lest we forget, it is Anand Bakshi’s lyrics that makes the magic possible.

I went though the writeup and the lyrics, and updated the lyrics ( I did not colour code the lyrics those days). I listened to the song many times and added an audio link to the full song as the video link misses one stanza.

While doing all that, I wondered how many other songs from this movie were discussed in the past. I found that only two songs from this movie were discussed so far. I had watched this movie and I knew that the movie had several nice songs in it. One undiscussed song that immediately came to my mind was the song “Tum kitne din baad miley”. I in fact thought that I should discuss this song while talking about my dogs who (in the past)tended to go missing and would then reappear again after a few days. But then I decided that I would discuss my dogs in some other post with some other suitable song. I request our knowledgeable readers to suggest some “missing the dogsbeloved” and “Lost and found” genre of songs for that future discussion. 🙂

With that decision made, I wondered if the lyrics of this song was already sent to me by our contributors. It has happened on a few occasions when I myself wrote down the lyrics of some songs and then our contributors pointing it out that they had sent the lyrics of that song in the past. I was unable to find the lyrics and I was preparing myself for noting down the lyrics. Then I managed to find the lyrics of this song which were indeed sent to me quite sometime back.

So here is this lovely song from “The Great Gambler” (1979). The combination of Asha Bhonsle, Anand Bakshi and R D Burman create the same magic as they did in ther other songs of this movie.

This song is picturised on Zeenat Aman, Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Singh and others as a club song. Amitabh Bachchan has a double role in the movie and he naturally has Zeenat Aman and Neetu Singh to pair up with. It is definitely a case of mistaken identity for one of the ladies. That, plus the fact that the concerned lady has not seen her beloved for quite some time leads to the kind of lyrics that this song contains.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra who mentions that Prem Chopra and Sujit Kumar are also visible in the picturisation.

This song indeed felt like a lost and found song to me as I had last heard this song many years ago. 🙂 It was nice to get reacquainted with this song again.



Song-Tum kitne din baad miley (The Great Gambler)(1979) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Neetu Singh
Amitabh Bachchan

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

ho o o o o
tum kithne din baad miley
tum itne din kahaan rahe
jaanke jo anjaan baney
koyee uss se
kyaa kahe
ae ae ae ae ae ae
tumne yeh jaanaa nahin
hamein pehchaanaa nahin
tum kitne din baad miley
tum itne din kahaan rahey
jaan ke jo anjaan bane
koyee uss se
kyaa kahe
ae ae ae ae
arre..tumne yeh jaanaa nahin
hamein pehchaanaa nahin
laaa aaa

bade afsos ki hai baat
miley toh
milaayaa bhi nahin haath
bade afsos ki hai baat
miley toh milaayaa nahin haath
bade afsos ki hai baat
miley toh milaayaa nahin haath
baitthe ho aankh chhuraake
dekho toh aankh milaake
hamko hai kyaa shiqaayat
poochho toh paas bulaake ae ae
pooch bhi lo naa
arre tumne hai jaanaa nahin
hamein pehchaanaa nahin
laa.laa.llaaa..laa..laaa.laaa..laa..laaa lla

chalo chalein

Malaa tum chalo main aataa hoon

tum nahin chaloge
maine kahaa naa jaao

koyee nahin thhaa woh
tum hi thhe ae ae ae
koyee nahin thaa woh hum hi thhe
koyee nahin thaa woh tum hi thhe ae ae
koyee nahin thaa woh hum hi thhe ae ae
hum tum mein dosti thhi
seene mein aag si thhi
jaane woh dillagi thhi
yaa dil ki lagee thi ee
tumne yeh jaanaa nahin
hamein pehchaanaa nahin
laa.laa.llaaa..laa..laaa.laaa..laa..laa laa

5 Responses to "Tum kitne din baad miley"

Problem can be easily solved by usage of mail search. Suppose you get a song from say Prakashchandra of XXXX-1956. Insert/write XXXX-1956 in the mail search and pronto you see the list of contributors who have sent the same song from the film. Apply FIFO.


Nice to go through old posts, Atul. Often, when I come to your blog to check out some songs, I read the write-up. It feels really nice. That’s the thing with this blog. Unlike other sources which are quite mechanical, this blog has soul too. And the write-up is the best evidence of that.


Lovely post Atul ji, and yes, the ‘lively’ write ups makes this ‘musical’ journey really exciting. ‘kayee purani yaadein ham phir se jee letein hain’!!! Simultaneously after few years these needs to be compiled yearwise and published too (that is what i feel personally).
Nice song, aur abhi tak kisine is gaane ko pehle bheje hue hone ki baat nahin kahi hain. maine bhi is gaane ko nahin bheja hai (Prakash ji – kindly note- isiliye maine kaha thha ki aap ham sabse aage hi rahenge) !






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