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Gaata rahe mera dil

Posted on: September 26, 2014


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Here is a song that firmly belongs to the category of “how come this song was not discussed before”. 🙂 This song is from “Guide” (1965), which was a musical extravaganza, among other things.

Outlook India, a weekly magazine had conducted a poll among a jury consisting of HFM bigwigs, namely Abhijeet, Adesh Srivastava, Alisha Chinai, Anu Malik, Ehsaan, Gulzar, Hariharan, Himesh Reshammiya, Jatin, Javed Akhtar, Kailash Kher, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Khayyam, Kumar Sanu, Lalit, Loy, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Mahendra Kapoor, Manna Dey, Prasoon Joshi,Rajesh Roshan, Sadhna Sargam, Sameer, Sandesh Shandilya, Shaan, Shankar, Shantanu Moitra,Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam, and Talat Aziz. These H FM celebrities were asked to name their top ten songs from Hindi movies. When the songs were ranked in terms of votes polled, it turned out that the top twenty songs ranked by the above jury included as many as three songs from “Guide” (1965). No other movie had more than one song in the list. It means that “Guide” (1965) was regarded as the best HFM album.

This movie had ten songs in it. as many as eight songs from this movie have been discussed, including all the three songs voted as the best songs of all time. This leaves two more songs from “Guide” (1965) to be discussed in the blog. The song under discussion may not have made it to the above mentioned list, but to many music lovers, including me, this song is the most well known song from the movie in a movie that had great songs oozing out from every pore.

The lyrics of this song are with me for a long time. I am sure that the lyrics of this song were sent to me by more than one contributor, and I may have noted down the lyrics of this song myself as well. Peevesie’s mom was pressuring to get the remaining songs of “Guide” (1965) posted for quite a long time and she had left no internet stone unturned to get her way. Today (26 september 2014) is the birth anniversary of Dev Anand and this is as appropriate as occasion as any to get this song into the blog.

So here is this evergreen song from “Guide”(1965). it is sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata and it is picturised on Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by S D Burman.

Younger people who began watching Hindi movies much later may be used to seeing the heroine change her clothes many times in the course of a song, and they may wonder why Waheeda Rehman is seen in the same saari throughout the song. My daughter had once watched the picturisation of a Rajesh Khanna-Mumtaz rain song and she had noticed the duo singing throughout the song in the same clothes and she had concluded that gareebi of India those days was the reason. India was even more Gareeb in 1965. And the lyrics of this song in fact explicitly advises Waheeda Rehman not to change her saari, even if others do:

badley duniya saari
tum na badalna
🙂

So, enjoy this timeless classic from this memorable movie on the occasion of Dev Saab’s birthday.

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Song-Gaata rahe mera dil (Guide)(1965) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics(Provided by Peevesie’s mom)

Gaata rahe
ae ae
ae ae
mera dil
tu hi meri
ee ee
ee ee
manzil

gaata rahe ae
mera dil
tu hi meri ee manzil
haaye
kahin beete na yeh raaten
kahin beete na yeh din
kahin beete na yeh raaten
kahin beete na yeh din
gaata rahe ae
mera dil
tu hi meri ee
ee ee
manzil
haaye
kahin beete na yeh raaten
kahin beete na yeh din
kahin beete na yeh raaten
kahin beete na yeh din

gaata rahe ae
mera dil

pyaar karne waale
arre pyaar hi karenge
jalnewaale chaahe ae
jal jal marenge
pyaar karne waale
arre pyaar hi karenge
Jalnewaale chaahe ae
jal jal marenge

milke jo dhadke hai do dil
hardum yeh kahenge
kahin beete na
O kahin beete na yeh raaten
kahin beete na yeh din
gaata rahe ae
mera dil
tu hi meri ee manzil

O mere humraahi
meri baanh thaame chalna
badley duniya saari
tum na badalna

O mere humraahi
meri baanh thhaame chalna
badle duniya saari
tum na badalna
pyaar humen bhi sikhla dega gardish mein sambhalna
kahin beete na
O kahin beete na yeh raaten
kahin beete na yeh din

gaata rahen mera dil
tu hi meri ee manzil

dooriyan ab kaisi
arre shaam jaa rahi hai
humko dhalte dhalte ae
samjha rahi hai
dooriyan ab kaisi
arre shaam jaa rahi hai
humko dhalte dhalte ae
samjha rahi hai

aati jaati saans jaane kabse gaa rahi hai
kahin beete na
O kahin beete na yeh raaten
kahin beete na yeh din
gaata rahe ae mera dil
tu hi meri ee manzil
haaye
kahin beete na yeh raaten
kahin beete na yeh din
kahin beete na yeh raaten
kahin beete na yeh din
gaata rahe ae
mera dil

12 Responses to "Gaata rahe mera dil"

Wah! Wah! Waiting for so long for this song to be posted :). So looks like finally Guide (1965) will see a YIPPEEEE! moment :).

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The release date of ‘ Guide ‘ is 06/02/1965. The golden jubilee year of is just 4 months away.

Having come this far, we can wait some more and make and occasion of 50 years of ‘Guide’ . Just an idea !

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Release date mentioned by Google as 06/02/1965 seems to be wrong.I remember seeing it with all eagerness in April 1966 in Basant Talkies of Lucknow within few days of its release.I also remember listening to ‘Radio Programme’ on Guide on Radio Ceylone.This popular programme,anchored by Amin Sayani,was on Air probably from March 1966 onwards.

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OMG ! 🙂
thanks Peevesie’s Mom ji and thanks Atul ji for this song and post…
aur mera dil to hamesha hi gaata rehta hai …

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Pradeepji
There is one more song a short 2 min bhajan….. Hey ram hamare ramachandra left. Then this movie can also b yyiippeeeed

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Yes, I heard it yesterday… bas Atul ji ke post ka intezaar hai :).

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Badle duniyaN saari. Very funny!

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Kanjoos Dev Anand. He cajoles Waheeda not to change her saari even though the ladies of India do so everyday. Poor Waheeda had to do with the old saari for how many…..
O mere humraahi
meri baanh thhaame chalna
badle duniya saari
tum na badalna

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It was interesting to note from the list of film-wise songs of Dev Anand’s films that after a hiatus of 8 years since Kishore Kumar sang for Dev Anand in ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’ (1957), ‘Gaata rahe mera dil’ was the first song Kishore Kumar sang for Dev Anand though ‘khwaab ho tum yaa koi haqeeqat’ (Teen Deviyaan’,1965) got recorded first in the voice of Kishore Kumar for Dev Anand.

I was surprised to learn that the song ‘gaata rahe mera dil’ was not even conceived when the ‘Guide’ (1965) was completed. Recently, I came across an interview of Vijay Anand which was conducted by Piyush Sharma on the side line of International Film Festival of India held in 1990 at Kolkata. He said that this song was a last minute patch work on the insistence of Dev Anand after the film was completed. Let us read the gist of what Vijay Anand said in the interview:

Kishore had not sung for Dev Anand for a long time as he had stopped playback singing because of his pre-occupation with a number of films in the late 50s and early 60s. Later on he was attending to Madhubala because of her ill-health. Dev Anand was missing Kishore Kumar for a long time. So one day, he visited Kishore Kumar’s house. Finding him in the house, Dev Anand virtually dragged him out of the house and took him to S D Burman’s house.

Seeing Kishore Kumar after a long time, S D Burman hugged him and told him to start rehearsal of his new song. The song was ‘khwaab ho tum yaa koi haqeeqat’ from ‘Teen Deviyaan’ (1965). The rehearsal went on very well and the song was recorded. Dev Anand was pleased with the outcome of the recording.

At this juncture, it struck to Dev Anand that ‘Guide’ (1965), a colour film with vast canvas would be released first than ‘Teen Deviyaan’ (1965) which was a ‘black & white; film. So Dev Anand thought as to why not include a song sung by Kishore Kumar for him in ‘Guide’ (1965). So the song ‘gaata rahe mera dil’ was conceived and recorded. The song was re-shot by creating an appropriate song situation in the film. This song became a big hit.

[Source: The interview was published for the first time in ‘Silhouette Magazine’ on January 22, 2016.].

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I am disillusioned. The film score consists of Lata solos and Rafi solos. ” Gaata Rahe Mera Dil ” is the only duet . Since Lata & Rafi were not singing together during that period, a duet of Waheeda Rehman & Dev Anand was only possible with one of the singers changed.

There are other situational songs in the film like ‘Tere mere Sapne ab ek rang hain’ & the twin song “mose chhal kiye jaaye – Kya se kya ho gayaa ” , which were solos. Umpteen times I have seen ‘tere mere sapne’ song on television screen and it seems as it should have been a duet. I have felt it more with S D Burman penchant for creating melodious duets. The reason for this could have been that S. D. Burman was unwilling to compromise on both Rafi & Lata.

On the other hand a duet did complete a classic musical score, whatever be the motivation.

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