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Thagwa nagariya lootal ho

Posted on: August 21, 2014

This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

Genius of Jaidev – 14
Ankahee (The Unspoken) is a 1985 Indian Hindi film about Astrology. Amol Palekar performed the triple role of Actor-Director-Producer. The star cast included Amol Palekar, Deepti Naval, Devika Mukherjee, Vinod Mehra, Dr. Shriram Lagoo and Dina Pathak. It was based on a Marathi-language play, ‘Kalay Tasmai Namaha’ by writer, C. T. Khanolkar. The film is also noted for its soundtrack, which won two awards at the 32nd National Film Awards, including Best Music Direction for Jaidev and Best Male Playback Singer for noted classical singer Pt. Bhimsen Joshi. The story by C. T. Khanolkar was also nominated for the best story category for 1985 Filmfare Award.

In this film Deepti Naval is portraying a mentally restarted girl, and acts very innocently while singing in a playful way, a very seriously philosophic worded Kabeer’s bhajan. Asha-ji has rendered the song in a perfect way, as a classically trained girl like Deepti in this film would have sung.

Jaidev, during his life span, had superb inimitable style, which was apparent even when he worked as an assistant director with Ustad Ali Akbar and Sachin Devbarman. He remained an exclusive music director for music lovers with good taste. He always used Indian music instruments and most of his tunes were based on Classical Ragas.

Please pardon a mistake in the titles in the video, (which I had uploaded on YouTube long time back) as my typist wrongly typed ‘Anhonee’ instead of ‘Ankahee’. ( I could not fire my typist as unfortunately I found out that the typist was ME only)



Song-Thagwa Nagariya Lootal Ho(Ankahee)(1985) Singer- Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Sant Kabir, MD- Jaidev


kauno thagwa
nagariya lootal ho
thagwa nagariya lootal ho
kauno thagwa

chandan kaat ke banal khatolanaa
chandan kaath ke banal khatolanaa
ta par dulheen sootal ho
thagwa nagariya lootal ho
kauno thagwa

uthho ri sakhi mori maang sanwaaro
uthho ri sakhi mori maang sanwaaro
dulha mose roothal ho o
uthho ri sakhi mori maang sanwaaro
dulha mose roothal ho
aaye jamraaj palang chadhhi baithe
aaye jamraaj palang chadhhi baithe
nainan ansua
nainan ansua total ho
thagwa nagariya lootal ho
kauno thagwa

chaari jani mili khaat uthhaayin
chaari jani mili khaat uthhaayin
chahoon disi dhhoo dhhoo uthhal ho
chaari jani mili khaat uthhaayin
chahoon disi dhhoo dhhoo uthal ho
kahet kabeera suno bhai saadho
kahet kabeera suno bhai saadho
jag se naata aa
jag se naata chhootal ho
thagwa nagariya lootal ho
thagwa nagariya lootal ho
kauno thagwa

4 Responses to "Thagwa nagariya lootal ho"

A man is known by the company he keeps. During most of his career, Jaidev moved in the company of Hindustani classical vocalists and instrumentalists like Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Ustad Amir Khan, Pandit Amarnath Chawla. So most of his compositions had the aroma of Hindustani classical music. This song is no exception.


Thanks for introducing this bhajan in Ashaji’s voice, which I had never heard before. I was not even aware that this Kabir bhajan is in the movie. I have a CD of Avdhoota bhajans by Pandit Kumar Gandharva and this bhajan is a duet by him and his second wife Vasundhara.


Bharat Ji,
Thanks for posting this Nirgun Kabir Bhajan. Wonderful Composition, well rendered by Asha Bhosle.
Besides Deepti Naval, Dr. Shriram Lagoo, Amol Plaekar and Dina Pathak, I find Anil Chatterjee in the picturisation.


@ Shri.Bharat Sir – Thanks for this beautiful post !! I too enjoyed this song a lot while sharing the same.


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