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Chup chup chup kyun baithhi ho

Posted on: January 20, 2014

This article is written by Satyajit Rajurkar, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a new contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in If this article appears in sites like and etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Firstly, I would like to thank Atul for letting me write a few words about the songs of movies which I have liked over the years and have not been covered in this blog, so far.

I wish to start my association with this blog by writing about the songs of a movie which has been a favourite of mine since the time of its release in 1974. I am talking about the silver jubilee hit “Hamrahi”, an explosive entertainment studded to the brim with humour and high action. Undoubtedly, it is one of top 5 “full time pass” movies I have ever seen (and I have seen it over a dozen times).

“Hamrahi” was produced by Shubhash Sagar, under the Sagar Arts banner, and was directed by Anand Sagar. It’s music music was composed by Kalyanji Anandji and each of the 4 songs had a different lyricist (ie) Jan Nisar Akhtar, Shakila Banu Bhopali, Hasrat Jaipuri and Kulwant Jani. The movie starred Randhir Kapoor, Tanuja, Sujit Kumar, Keshto Mukherjee, Jagirdar, Rajendra Nath, Tun Tun, Hiralal, Lalita Pawar, K N Singh, Sailesh Kumar, Hiralal, Shakeela Bano Bhopali, Uma Dhawan, Shyam Kumar, Pinchoo Kapoor, Jankidas, etc

Here’s a brief about the movie:

Benson and Johnson, a top electronic company of Bombay has sent interview calls to Ramesh (Randhir Kapoor) and Shalini (Tanuja). There is one job but two candidates. Ramesh is confident of the job. He realizes that with this job he shall be able to flood happiness in his dilapidated home and also get his ignorant dear mother treated for cancer. On the other hand, Shalini’s house has been mortgaged. Only the assurance of this job gives a new lease to her family and saves the day. This job means everything to both of them.

It is only when traveling in the same compartment of a Delhi bound train, that the truth splinters the naked reality before them. They are the two most qualified candidates for the same job and their fate hangs on this job. Now knowing each others’ dire circumstances, an unsaid competition begins between them to reach Bombay first, leaving the other competitor behind. A battle of wits is declared, two young brains fighting to their wit’s end.

At the Delhi Airport, unknown to them, a co-traveler (Gajanan Jagirdar) is amused with their naughty young pranks and is intensely observing the finer shades of humanity in them. In fact, this stranger, in reality he is the boss of the company where Ramesh and Shalini are proceeding for their life’s dreams.

As fate would have it, the airplane they are traveling in is forced to land, due to a technical hitch, in a desert. Normally a journey of just two and half hours becomes a never ending night mare. Ironically, now that all the man-made machinery fails for these two jet age travelers and every effort of theirs, to reach Bombay, only takes them further away from their destination.

This endless journey is jam packed with a series of comedy of errors, case of mistaken identity, abduction by highway dacoits, spine chilling motorcycle chase, a thrilling escape from the jaws of death and (unknown to both of them) they have innocently walked into the crooked webs of international smugglers with the sleuths playing a hide and seek game with their very lives.
During this stormy journey which they brave together, a strange companionship is born. And before they reach Bombay, these co-travelers are lost on the shores of love. Now they both want to sacrifice the job at the altar of their love, a job, which meant everything to them in their lives. But the two tender hearts had yet not come close enough that the blind game of fate once again took them on an endless journey where their love dangled between the scales of life and death.

Hamrahi is a fun filled story of the thrilling and existing journey of these two love lorn co-travelers. I would highly recommend this movie to the blog readers, if not for anything then at least for the stellar performance of Late Keshto Mukherjee as a drunkard co-traveller.

Here is the first song from “Hamrahi” (1974) to make it to the blog. This song takes place when Randhir Kapoor and Tanuja find themselves in the same compartment of their Delhi Bound train and find themselves alone as well. And all this creates a situation tailor made for a teasing song which also happens to be a rail song. Radio advertisement of this movie on Radio Ceylon used to begin with this song. The song, like the movie, has ended up forgotten by now, but this, and other songs of the movie are songs that deserve to be well known among music lovers.

The song is sung by Mohd Rafi (lipsynced by Randhir Kapoor). The song is penned by Jaan Nisar Akhtar and music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.



Song-Chup chup chup kyun baithhi ho (Hamrahi)(1974) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji


Nigaahen neechi kiye
sar jhukaaye baithhe hain
arre yahi to hain
jo mera dil churaaye baithe hain

hey hey
chup chup chup kyun baithhi ho,
chup chup chup kyun baithhi ho,
main bhi akela aur tum bhi akeli ho,
tumsa haseen dekha nahin
mujhsa jawaan hoga kahaan,
khatre bade hain in raahon mein,
aaja aaja o meri baahon mein,
chup chup chup kyun baithhi ho

ye pyaar ke din hain,
ye pyaar ke din hain,
Ikraar ke din hain,
na aise khafa ho
kabhi to tamanna nikaalo
na meri baat taalo
na meri baat taalo
gale mein haath daalo
kyun pyaar ko samjhe gunahon mein,
aaja aaja
ho aaja aaja o meri baahon mein,
chup chup chup kyun baithhi ho

tere gaalon ko chhoo loon
tere gaalon ko chhoo loon,
ho tere baalon ko chhoo loon,
ye bolo ke hamse tumhen kya milega akad ke
main kheench loon pakad ke,
main kheench loon pakad ke,
tumhe rakh loon jakad ke
dum lele tu dil ki panaahon mein,
aaja aaja
ho aaja aaja o meri baahon mein

ho Chup chup chup kyun baithhi ho,
main bhi akela aur tum bhi akeli ho,
tumsa haseen dekha nahin
mujhsa jawaan hoga kahaan
khatre bade hain in raahon mein
aaja aaja,
ho aaja aa,
chup chup chup kyun baithhi ho

11 Responses to "Chup chup chup kyun baithhi ho"

Satyajit Rajurkar ji,
Welcome to the bandwagon of Music Yatris of this Blog.
Looking forward to many more interesting songs and write ups from you.
-Arunkumar Deshmukh


Heartiest Welcome Rajurkar Saheb on the blog.
nice post to start with. this song does bring back memories of that time. i too remember that it was frequent on radio. i think i hvave watched this film but do not remember it.
welcome again…!!!
and, yes, if you wish to share anything you like, my email id is thanks!


Satyajit ji

Welcome to the blog, Superb selection of song to start with. That too from 70`s era.(Main toh 70`s ka deewaana hoon 🙂 )

I particularly liked your way of detailed information regarding starcast of the movie and the story plot and the lyricists.

Thanks for the rare song.



Many thanks for your warm welcome Arun Ji, Avinash Ji and Prakashchandra Ji. I hope that i will be able to come up to the expectations of the followers of this blog.

As Atul had mentioned in the earlier post, if any of you is interested in catching up some real rare gems (right from the 30s to almost the 90s – but mainly the 50s, 60s and 70s) do visit my group “Rare Hindi Film Songs’ on Facebook. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

I am sure going to love being here.




I think very few songs of Rafi picturized on Randhir Kapoor, this might be one of the reasons apart from his looks he has not become an important/famous actor.


Satyajit ji,
Welcome to the FAMILY. 🙂 Feels gr8 to see a new member with dedication and passion to share.
Looking forward for informative posts with melodious songs.


Thanks a lot, Khyati Bhatt Ji. It is my pleasure to be here.




Very thanks to Satyajitji to join the blog. Yes, we hope we will have some more new informations and obscure songs with you. Carry on…….


Thanks a lot, Anekant Ji. Yeh sab Atul Ji ki krupa hai. He is to be congratulated for starting this depository of songs.




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