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Haay dil gaya dil gaya

Posted on: July 8, 2013


I have mentioned in the past that the “puraani filmon ke geet” programme of Radio Ceylon from 7-30 to 8 AM used to be a very “boring” programme for youngsters like me during late 1960s and all of 1970s. I had become a big fan of Kishore Kumar after I heard his song “Mere saamne waali khidki mein” from “Padosan” (1968) and I wondered why the oldtime singers would not sing like Kishore Kumar.

The only song in “puraani filmon ke geet” programme that I liked was the song Din hai suhaana aaj pahli taarikh hai from “Pahli taarikh”(1954). Not surprisingly, this song was sung by Kishore Kumar !

Unfortunately, one needed to wait for the first day of the month to be able to listen to this song. For the rest of the month, the same “old ” and “boring” songs would be played in the programme. The only way I would have listened to this programme was if they had somehow played mainly Kishore Kumar songs in this programme.

I was not aware that Kishore Kumar has sung other songs too in the past. I do not recall listening to any other Kishore Kumar song in this programme. The programme mainly played songs sung by oldtimers and Kishore Kumar was among the younger generation of singers at that time.

Today I was searching for some songs by a lesser known lyricist to be posted in the blog. The search took me to various movies and one of them being “Adaa” (1951). During my search, I realised that this movie had eight songs in it and seven of the songs were already discussed in the past.

What was this missing song ? This song turned out to be a song sung by Kishore Kumar. Prem Dhawan was the lyricist and music was composed by Madan Mohan. It appeared to be a very rare song indeed.

I searched for the song in my own collection and managed to locate it. When I heard this song, I was magically transported to the era of late 1960s and 1970s when I would love to listen to Kishore Kumar singing the song of “Pahli Taarkh” (1954). This song is three years older than that and it is clearly influenced by western music. I fact, this song is very much a forerunner to the popular rock and roll songs of late 1950s, viz “Eena Meean Deeka” etc.

What a fantastic song ! It is sung by Kishore Kumar with his customary gusto. A forgotten gem indeed ! I wonder why Radio Ceylon never played this song in their “Puraani filmon ke geet” programme those days. I have been able to unearth this 1951 song now, after 62 years and the song has quickly gone to the top of my list of the most wonderful Kishore Kumar songs of all time.

Only the audio of this song is available as of now and so I am nort aware how and on whom this song is picturised. Kishore Kumar did not act in this movie and so this song must have been picturised on some other actor. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

With this song, “Adaa” (1951) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Haay dil gaya dil gaya(Adaa)(1951) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics

haay
dil gaya
dil gaya
dekho dekho dekho mera dil gaya
ye gaya
wo gaya
dekho dekho dekho mera dil gaya
haay
dil gaya
dil gaya
dekho dekho dekho mera dil gaya
ye gaya
wo gaya
dekho dekho dekho mera dil gaya

aankh mili dil pighal gaya
gore gaalon par phisal gaya
machal gaya
dil machal gaya
haath se mere nikal gaya gaya
haay
dil gaya
haay
dil gaya
haay
dekho dekho dekho mera dil gaya
haay ye gaya
haay wo gaya
dekho dekho dekho mera dil gaya

haay
dil gaya
haay
dil gaya
haay
dekho dekho dekho mera dil gaya
ye gaya
wo gaya
dekho dekho dekho mera dil gaya

hai kisi ki patli kamar
aur kisi ki tirchhi nazar
koi kahe hai aawo idhar
dil kahe hai jaawo udhar
haay
dil gaya
haay
dil gaya
haay
dekho dekho dekho mera dil gaya
ye gaya
wo gaya
haay
dekho dekho dekho mera dil gaya

dil sabko chaahe
doon kise dil
ye bhaaye
wo bhaaye
doon kise dil
koi mujhe samjhaaye
doon kise dil
ek to hai dil
haay doon kise dil
haay
dil gaya
haay
dil gaya
haay
dekho dekho dekho mera dil gaya
haay ye gaya
wo gaya
haay
dekho dekho dekho mera dil gaya

2 Responses to "Haay dil gaya dil gaya"

Ceylon has been in the forefront of all broadcasting station maybe after BBC. The announcers are all superb, their seductive voices with their pregnant pauses. WOW. Our Vividh Bharti needs to learn a lot from them. Surprisingly the quality has remain constant; topmost. That speaks volumes about the training and modulation. And the songs churned out day in and day out is like sone pe suhaga and ghee kela(a Gujarati phrase). I am sure Atulji would be loving it after the initial stages.
Being engg students we use to quantify the popularity of Kishore and Saigal by saying that Saigal is better than Kishore by 30 times. Why 30 times? because Saigal song was broadcasted daily while kishore was once a month. So there.

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Yippeeee!! Another movie joins the ranks of movies where all songs of the movie have been discussed on this blog. Thank you Atul Ji!

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