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Painjaniyaa chhanke raam

Posted on: October 1, 2013

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

Here is the “P” song in the A-Z of Rafi songs series. This is a semi classical solo song composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal in the film ‘Waapas” (1969). The lyricist of this song is the venerable poet Majrooh Sultabpuri. It is Majrooh’s birth anniversary today on 1st October, I have come to realise just now.

This movie has this fabulous Rafi-Lata duet which is already posted. Another well known solo from this movie is also posted here.

I had the song and lyrics ready since last week but never got around to writing the post. Today is a good time to post this song. The lead actor ‘Ajay’ is singing this song on stage in ‘Nagpur Sangeet Sammelan”. The audience appear to be standing around unconcerned at the beginning of the song, but soon settle down to enjoy as the song progresses.

It is true in every sense that when Rafi sahab sang, the world listened sometimes spellbound, sometimes amazed and mostly impressed. And those who are not, impressed I mean, I say ‘ unke Kanpur mein hartaal hai ‘ 🙂 .

So let us enjoy this ‘P” alphabet song in the series written by Majrooh Sahab on the occasion of his birth anniversary.



Song-Painjaniyaa chhanke raam (Waapas)(1969) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal


aa aaa
aa aaa
aaa aa aa
painjaniyaa chhanke raam
painjaniyaa chhanke raam
painjaniyaa aa
o chhanke raam
bijuriyaa aa
chamak chamak reh jaaye
paijaniyaa chhanke raam

honth na khole palkon se boley
honth na khole palkon se boley
ik pag rokey ik pag doley
ke jiyaraa aaa
dhadak dhadak reh jaaye
painjaniyaa chhanke
painjaniyaa chhanke raam

jhumka uljha aanchal sarka
jhumka uljha aanchal sarka
bojh padaa jo hamri najar kaa
bojh padaa jo hamri najar kaa
kamariyaa aa
lachak lachak reh jaaaye
painjaniyaa chhanke
raaa aa aa am
painjaniyaa chhanke raam
ye aa chhanke raam
chhanke raam
chhanke raam
chhanke raaam
chhanke raaam
paijaniyaa chhanke raam
chhanake raam
aa aa aa aa
re chhaanke raaam
chhanke raam
chhanke raam
chhanke raam

3 Responses to "Painjaniyaa chhanke raam"

What a wonderful rendition by Rafi saab. Thank you nahm ji, that was PPPPerfect ;).

Now another 10 songs to go in the series. Wonder what songs are they would be :).


Nahm ji – ‘hamare kanpur mein to Rafi saab ki aawaz kuchh aisi bas gayi hain , jaise lagta hain ki wo hamaare paas hi hain aur abhi aakar hame chhu lenge’ ..!!
thanks for this one…!!


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