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Mere saath chale na saaya

Posted on: June 1, 2013


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

This is the only song missing from Kitaab (1977) on this blog. The song is a beggar song. The beggar is played by Dr. Shreeram Lagoo.

Babla, who has run away from his sister’s place, where he feels misunderstood, wants to return back to his loving mother. He does not exactly know the way and takes a train, where he meets this beggar. He tells the little child many interesting facts about a beggar’s life. Meeting this beggar is not the only lesson he learns. This journey of his will teach him more than any book could. Thus the appropriate name of the film: Kitaab (Book).

Interestingly enough, Pancham did not use his regular singers, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Mohd. Rafi, Manna Dey or even Bhupendra, for the musical score. For this song he chose his assistant Sapan Chakraborty, who, it appears to me, sings it in a S D Burman manner.

Audio

Video

Song-Mere saath chale naa saayaa (Kitaab)(1977) Singer-Sapan Chakraborty, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

mere saath chale naa saayaa aa
dharam nahin
karam nahin
janam ganvaayaa
mere saath chale naa saayaa aa
dharam nahin
karam nahin
janam ganvaayaa

mere liye
din bhi andheraa
mere liye raat bhi
laayi naa saveraa
mere liye
din bhi andheraa
mere liye raat bhi
laayi naa saveraa
jo de ujaalaa
de saveraa
jo de ujaalaa
de saveraa
wahi meraa ham saayaa
jo de ujaalaa
de saveraa
wahi meraa ham saayaa
dharam nahin
karam nahin
janam ganvaayaa
mere saath chale naa saayaa
dharam nahin
karam nahin
janam ganvaayaa

mere liye
jagat sautelaa
bhari huyi bheedd mein bhi
rahaa akelaa
mere liye
jagat sautelaa
bhari huyi bheedd mein bhi
rahaa akelaa
jo de sahaaraa
de kinaaraa
jo de sahaaraa
de kinaaraa
wahi meraa hamsaayaa
jo de sahaaraa
de kinaaraa
wahi meraa hamsaayaa
dharam nahin
karam nahin
janam ganvaayaa
mere saath chale naa saayaa
dharam nahin
karam nahin
janam ganvaayaa
o o
dharam nahin
karam nahin
janam ganvaayaa
janam ganvaayaa
janam ganvaayaa

8 Responses to "Mere saath chale na saaya"

Of course I remember the gorgeous song “Dhanno ki ankhon me” from this film. It is an all time favorite of mine.

I need to listen to this one. Have forgotten all about it.

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dhanno ki aankhon me is the most popular song from this film, but it does have other nice songs as well.
The tune here is not beautiful (at least for my ears) but the lyrics are beautiful!

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Kind of ‘ missing S. D. Burman ‘ composition. But the thing is S. D. Burman never used to sing ‘beggar songs’. As far as I can remember mostly background songs. Even the maajhi songs are like that.

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You are right, S. D. Burman mostly sang background songs, but his famous song mere saajan hai us paar is in fact filmed on a road-side singer. The song but does have the effect of a background song.

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Perhaps the best ‘mood’ song sung by S D Burman is that boatman song from ‘Sujata’, “Sun more bandhu re, sun mere mitwa…”

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sun mere bandhu re is also one of my fav. S. D. Bruman songs.
The title I gave to my fav 5 songs sung by S. D. Burman is also Sun Mere Bandhu.
You can read about it here.
http://harveypam.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/sun-mere-bandhu-re/

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Nice post Harvey ji !! not heard much of this song, only dhanno ki aankhon mein from this film was frequently heard.
Thanks for introducing this … !!!

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Thank you Avinash ji!
I also had forgotten this song. Some few years back I saw this film again and was reminded of it.

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