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Mehbooba meri mehbooba

Posted on: February 17, 2014


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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The Many Colors of Love #11 – The Reveries of Love
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(Note: It is a little strange to start an article with a Note. 🙂 But I felt it is necessary. This series has seen a lot of delays and long gaps between individual episodes. All of it is my own doing. Partly it is availability of time, and partly it is the writing about the subject itself.

While I have tried to keep a steady pace on the ‘Voice of Mukesh’ and ‘Rare Performances – Things Unique and Unexpected’, and the century and anniversary write ups, the series on the Colors of Love has taken a back seat. (Please do not misconstrue this statement as me not being interested in this topic. Au contraire, it is a topic that is the closest to my heart.) This series debuted on the blog in May 2013. In a little less than 10 months, I have been able to reach just the 11th post. I have planned a total of 25+ flavors and songs for this series, with some very rare and unheard songs being part of the list. But the progress is very slow. So two things I would like to express here. One is that I am going to try to make up this set at a faster pace than before. And second, I will start this post with recap list of the 10 flavors already posted, and get a feel for the progression in this list. So here goes.

S N Flavour Song
1 Mohabbat hai kya cheez hamko bataao Mohabbat Hai Kya Cheez, Ham Ko Bataao
2 Mohabbat hai kya cheez (2) Aata hai dil pe pyaar kyun
3 The Fancy Emotions of Childhood Ye baat kitni sach hai
4 Romance in golden years Naana se kehti thhi naani hamaari
5 Blossoming Emotions of Adolescence Bachpan gaya jawaani aayi
6 Romancing the streets Meri gali chhokre ji aaya na karo
7 Teasing the eve Ab tere bin mohe kachchu na bhaaye
8 Love at first sight Bada mazedaar hota pyaar baabu pehli nazar ka
9 Glances stealing the heart Masti bhari nazar teri
10 The euphoria of love Mere jahaan mein tum pyaar leke aaye

And we come to the 11th flavor being posted today – The Reveries of Love.

And so wrote the scribe

un ke khayaal aaye to aate chale gaye(‘Laal Pathar’, 1971)

Once the heart is smitten, and stolen, what remains in the hours of loneliness is the thoughts and reveries of the culprit. What else is there to do? The mind wallows and enjoys this daydreaming. Nothing else captures the attention. Others have to call out loudly, more than once, and even nudge, to get noticed and make one apply the mind elsewhere. And if no one disturbs, then the mind and the senses will remain occupied with the thoughts of the beloved, making and breaking all kinds of plans – ‘kaise milenge?’, ‘kya baaten kahenge?’, ‘wo kya kahenge?’, and on and on with such kind of musings.

There is a pleasure in this daydreaming, that is only realized by a heart in love. The words of Hasrat Jaipuri come to mind,

jab ishq kahin ho jaata hai, tab aisi haalat hoti hai
mehfil mein ji gharaata hai, tanhaayi ki a’adat hoti hai

Aur is tanhaai mein, in this loneliness that is so desirable in this state of mind, the most pleasurable thing is the contemplation of the beloved, a reflection of what it was, and musings of what the heart wants to be. To the exclusion of everything else in this world, the mind is occupied with thoughts that please, that delight the heart – the thoughts of the beloved.

There is an anecdote from the story of Laila – Majnoon. Apparently lost in his reveries of Laila, Majnoon is just ambling along, unaware of what surrounds him, and indifferent to any situation his passage is creating. In his trance, he walks right in front of another person, who is in sajdaa for his routine of prayers. It is considered in auspicious and ill mannered to so pass in front of anyone who is sitting down for prayers. The other person gets up and accosts Majnoon, and scolds him for his behavior and his lack of sensibilities. Majnoon, stepping back from his reveries for a moment, speaks to the other person – he apologizes saying that he was so lost in the ruminations of his beloved, that he did not even notice the one who was in prayers. The other person, maybe a wise one, was nonplussed. He, who was supposed to be in meditation of the Almighty, was disturbed by one who was ruminating about his (mortal) beloved. The former was so aware and yet so entangled in the worldly matters, and the latter was so lost and yet so connected in thought with his beloved. The intensity of the realization became oh so clear to the other person.

This song is a lovely reflection in the voice of someone who is the only one who can convey this feeling just with his singing voice – the incomparable Rafi Sb. The song is credited to an unnamed and unreleased film. The music of this song is composed by Madan Mohan. I have not been able to track down any other information about this song.

Ah, but what a lovely representation this is.

jab se tujhe dekha hai
jab se tujhe chaaha hai
kuchh hosh nahin duniya ka
mehbooba meri mehbooba

Listen to this out of world rendition. And think of the one you are in love with. And feel the pleasure of reflections. Enjoy.


Song-Mehbooba meri mehbooba (Madan Mohan unreleased song)(1970) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics

mehbooba
mehbooba meri mehbooba
mehbooba meri mehbooba
jab se tujhe dekha hai
jab se tujhe chaaha hai
kuchh hosh nahin duniya ka
mehbooba meri mehbooba
jab se tujhe dekha hai
jab se tujhe chaaha hai
kuchh hosh nahin duniya ka
mehbooba meri mehbooba

shaayar jo tujhe dekhe
to ghazal keh daale
shaayar jo tujhe dekhe
to ghazal keh daale
tujhe husn ka zinda taj mahal keh daale
bijli si chamak
suraj si damak
hai noor teri aankhon ka
mehbooba
mehbooba meri mehbooba
jab se tujhe dekha hai
jab se tujhe chaaha hai
kuchh hosh nahin duniya ka
mehbooba meri mehbooba

teri zulf ki khaatir baag khilaayen kaliyaan
tu guzre jahaan se jannat hain wo galiyan
phoolon ki mehak
bulbul ki chehak
har shai mein tera charchaa
mehbooba
mehbooba meri mehbooba
jab se tujhe dekha hai
jab se tujhe chaaha hai
kuchh hosh nahin duniya ka
mehbooba meri mehbooba

bhoole se agar tu shaam ko baahar aaye
bhoole se agar tu shaam ko baahar aaye
kya chaand ki zurrat hai jo nikalne paaye
dekhe jo tujhe
hairat se kahe
ye chaand hai kis duniya ka
mehbooba
mehbooba meri mehbooba
jab se tujhe dekha hai
haaye
jab se tujhe chaaha hai
kuchh hosh nahin duniya ka
mehbooba meri mehbooba
mehbooba meri mehbooba
mehbooba meri mehbooba

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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महबूबा
महबूबा मेरी महबूबा
महबूबा मेरी महबूबा
जब से तुझे आ देखा है
जब से तुझे चाहा है
कुछ होश नहीं दुनिया का
महबूबा मेरी महबूबा
जब से तुझे आ देखा है
जब से तुझे चाहा है
कुछ होश नहीं दुनिया का
महबूबा मेरी महबूबा

शायर जो तुझे देखे तो ग़ज़ल कह डाले
शायर जो तुझे देखे तो ग़ज़ल कह डाले
तुझे हुस्न का ज़िंदा ताज महल कह डाले
बिलजी सी चमक
सूरज सी दमक
है नूर तेरी आँखों का
महबूबा
महबूबा मेरी महबूबा
जब से तुझे आ देखा है
जब से तुझे चाहा है
कुछ होश नहीं दुनिया का
महबूबा मेरी महबूबा

तेरी ज़ुल्फ की खातिर बाग खिलाएँ कलियाँ
तू गुज़रे जहां से जन्नत हैं वो गलियां
फूलों की महक
बुलबुल की चहक
हर शै में तेरा चर्चा
महबूबा
महबूबा मेरी महबूबा
जब से तुझे आ देखा है
जब से तुझे चाहा है
कुछ होश नहीं दुनिया का
महबूबा मेरी महबूबा

भूले से अगर तू शाम को बाहर आए
भूले से अगर तू शाम को बाहर आए
क्या चाँद की ज़ुर्रत है जो निकालने पाये
देखे जो तुझे
हैरत से कहे
ये चाँद है किस दुनिया का
महबूबा
महबूबा मेरी महबूबा
जब से तुझे आ देखा है
हाए
जब से तुझे चाहा है
कुछ होश नहीं दुनिया का
महबूबा मेरी महबूबा
महबूबा मेरी महबूबा
महबूबा मेरी महबूबा

3 Responses to "Mehbooba meri mehbooba"

I appreciate your flowery and poetic narration which is unique and rare on this platform.

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“Kaash mujhe bhi aisaa likhne ko aata” !!!
Sudhir-ji, I feel ‘J’

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This song has been credited to an unreleased movie Jahaan Mile Dharti Aakash 1968. Kindly check them up.://muvyz.com/moviepage/oq237741/songs/

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