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Mohabbat na karna zamaana bura hai

Posted on: September 25, 2013

“Blackmailer” (1959) is one of the more obscure movies of all time, it would seem. The only information that I am able to gather about this movie is that it was a Firdaus Films production and that it had Amar Nath, Shanta Kumari and Habib.

Here is a rare song from this obscure movie. This song is a duet. It is sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Mahendra Kapoor.

Only the audio of this song is available. From the sounds of it, then song appears to be a qawwali. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on this movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.

Bahaar Ajmeri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Iqbal. I wonder if this Iqbal is same as Iqbal Qureshi or some other person. I am relying upon our knowledgeable readers to clarify all these matters.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Nitin Shah.

Song-Mohabbat na karna zamaana bura hai (Black Mailer)(1959) Singers-Suman Kalyanpur, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Bahaar Ajmeri, MD-Iqbal

ye bazaar e ulfat mein aakar to dekho
khareedo to hum apna dil bech denge
aaaaa aaa aaa
mohabbat na karna
gaur se suno babu
mohabbat na karna zamana bura hai
mohabbat na karna zamana bura hai
zamaana bura hai
zamaana bura hai
nazar se nazar ka milaana bura hai

aaaaa mohabbat ke dam se hai saara zamaana
mohabbat se mushqil hai daaman bachaana
aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa
ye ilzaam hampar lagaana bura hai
ye ilzaam hampar lagaana bura hai

mohabbat mein raaton ko
so na sakoge
jo rona bhi chaaho to
ro na sakoge
aaaa aaaa aaaa
haseenon se dil ka lagaana bura hai
aaaaa aaaa aaaa
mohabbat na karna zamaana bura hai
mohabbat na karna zamaana bura hai

aaaa aaaa
na hote haseen to zamaana na hota
ye rangeeniyaan ye fasaana na hota
aaaaa aaaa aaaa aaa
waah waah
waah waah

kisi ko nazar se giraana bura hai
mohabbat na karna zamana bura hai
mohbbat se daaman bachaana bura hai
bachaana bura hai
bachaana bura hai
mohabbat se daaman bachaana bura hai

5 Responses to "Mohabbat na karna zamaana bura hai"

Atul ji,

I draw your attention to my comments dated 7-8-2012,on the song ‘ Aankhon mein aankhen’-film Sipah salar-56,wherein I have mentioned about this MD Iqbal.
For the convinience I reproduce here those comments-

IQBAL and NOT Iqbal Qureshi.
These are two different composers.
While Iqbal(or Chhota Iqbal-as he was known then)started his career with Malika Saloni-1953 and ended with C.I.D.Agent 302-1963;the more well known Iqbal Qureshi started with Panchayat-1960 and ended career with Hukmarana-1998.
IQBAL was essentially a stunt film composer.He gave music to 21 released and 2 unreleased films.His films are-Malika Saloni-53,Jadugar,Jasoos,Sakhi Lutera,Anokha Jungle,Sipah Salar-56,Gypsy,Chetak aur Rana Pratap,Black Mailer,Hero no.1-59,Toofani Tirandaz,Wrong number,Diler Haseena,Gun Fight,Jalim Jaadugar,Night bird,toofani Tarzan,kala jaadu,Black Arrow,Fauladi mukka and CID Agent 302-1963.
Iqbal Qureshi was anyday a more successful composer with films like Love in Shimla,Panchayat,Bindiya,Banarasi Thug,Cha Cha Cha,Kawwali ki raat etc.
It is very unfortunate that due to name similarity such composers are not much known and do not get the credit for their work.Many Internet sites make this mistake.


Actually his full name is Md Iqbal. He would just write simply as Iqbal to distinguish from the more famous Iqbal Qureshi. Another movie he gave music in Sarhadi Lutera


Nitin ji,
The same confusion here !
Film Sarhadi Lutera-66 had music by Iqbal Qureshi and NOT Iqbal.


Nitin ji,

Rare song, thanks for locating and sending the lyrics.

A correction for the first two lines. They should read as follows

ye bazaar e ulfat mein aakar to dekho
kharido to hum apna dil bech denge

Also, Atul ji, this is not a qawwaali but is a roadside performance. Notice the second line in male voice –
“gaur se suno babu”
He is trying to capture the attention of the bystanders. In a qawwaali, one would not refer to the audience as ‘babu’.



Thanks for pointing out the obvious mistake. How strange that after you point out it can be heard as kharidar. Thanks


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