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Himmat na haar arre bande

Posted on: September 2, 2014

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HFM songs can be divided into hundreds of categories. What category of songs appeal to us depend on our long term conditioning (temperament) as well as on out short term frame of mind (mood). There are occasions when even people with positive outlook and cheerful disposition feel low. Under such circumstances, some people (depending on their temperament)like to listen to sad melancholic songs and drown in their sorrow in various ways, by withdrawing into their shell, taking to drinking etc. What one needs under such circumstances are songs that enable to to look at the silver linings in the dark cloud and lift your morale by telling you that the setback faced is temporary and brighter days are just round the corner. In other words, you need to listen to songs that inspire you to get back on your feet and get ready to take on the challenges that life has to offer.

These kinds of inspirational songs are a genre of song that can be listened to at any moment by any people no matter what their temperament and their mood could be, and such songs are especially welcome when one is feeling down in the dumps.

Here is a wonderful inspirational song that will do the job admirably under such condition. This song is from “Zamaana” (1957). It is sung by Manna Dey. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. There were two music directors in this movie, viz. Anil Biswas and Salil Chaudhary. Music of this song is composed by Salil Chaudhary.


Song-Himmat na haar arre bande (Zamaana)(1957) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD- anil Biswas


himmat na haaaar
arre bande
himmat na haar
arre bande
naiyya se kinaara door nahin
himmat na haar
insaan to hai majboor magar
bhagwaan kabhi majboor nahin een een een
himmat na haar
arre bande
naiyya se kinaara door nahin
himmat na haar

jab sar pe museebat aati hai ae
jab sar pe museebat aati ha
saari duniya thhukraati hai
duniya ka ye dastoor sahi
bhagwaan ka ye dastoor nahin een een
himmat na haar
arre bande
naiyya se kinaara door nahin
himmat na haar

jo hona thha so ho ke raha aa
jo hona thha so ho ke raha
tu dil ke tukde phir se uthha aa
ik thhes lagi hai chhoti si
hua sheesha chaknaachoor nahin een een een
himmat na haaar
arre bande
naiyya se kinaara door nahin
himmat na haar

kudrat ne tujhe do haath diye ae
kudrat ne tujhe do haath diye
mehnata mein sharam ki baat ko kya
koi tan beche
koi man beche
arre kaun yahaan majdoor nahin een een
himmat na haar
himmat na haar
himmat na haar

3 Responses to "Himmat na haar arre bande"

Thanks. Heard after a long long time. Enjoyed. Quite stirring and evocative


With FULL RESPECT TO YOUR OPINION about the so called ‘melancholic songs’ (to each his own). I would disagree that such songs made me ever ‘drown in my sorrow’. THEY NEVER DID.

Ever since my young age my late dear wife and I used to enjoy these so called ‘melancholic songs’, as both of us were learning classical music. We enjoyed enormously the ‘sur’ and the ‘feelings’ (sauz) expressed in those songs, which touched our hearts and gave us then and gives me still today ‘the immense pleasure’.

I agree with you that the appreciation of, and association with, so called ‘melancholic songs’ depends on our long term conditioning of temperament. At my age, and looking backwards, as far as I can, I have no regrets for choosing this type of music, that I still today, enjoy thoroughly.

Please also pardon my inability to express my feelings properly or convincingly through my faulty British English.


I find your British English quite expressive. pke Magar yadi aap ko udchan ho, to hum Roman English men bhi vyakt aapke vichar achhi tarah padh lenge aur samajh lenge. By the way, you write so nicely, why suddenly this hesitation. We enjoy your posts/comments immensely.


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