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Kabhi dhoop kabhi chhaaon

Posted on: February 20, 2015

This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 1 # Kavi Pradeep-1

I missed the Mumbai Gangout as there were some fortunate developments at my workplace which were leading for an uncertain future for me.
So, one would be surprised to read ‘fortunate developments’ and that too leading to ‘an uncertain future.
Fortunate was it because the decision was taken by me to take a break from my current assignment and start a new journey which I would begin after searching and settling for.

No! No! Everything was not that sudden, it was a culmination of the incidents happening with me at the work place and the continuous thought process that I was going through since last 8/9 months.

The only difference this time (during the so far 30 years of my work-life) was that I was breaking without an alternate arrangement done and decided.

As I have already chosen a separate song for more on the above situation with a post too, we shall come back on the today’s song post first.

Many of our regulars wished that I should focus and do more posts and so did wish me.

Due to my inclination and passion for writing I too wish that I should do more posts and time to time there are many topics that I want to write upon or sometimes I would also like to simply share a song with an brief information accompanying it about the film and the film’s details.
And reading Atul ji’s posts and our other senior members’ posts those are having HFGK with them I too was eager to have a look at it and possess it.
As I knew that I would have a break of at least a month or more (starting from 2nd week of Feb), I planned to use this period by going through the HFGK and try to contribute some posts.

Searching on Google I landed on a wrong link ( and the information on this link is having details about the ‘delux’ and ‘super delux’ editions of HFGK. I tried the contact numbers given there butthose numbers were not working. So I requested for information about them by sending SMS to Shri.Deshmukh Sir and Shri.Sudhir Sir. I got the details about them from Shri.Deshmukh Sir. Meanwhile Shri.Harminder Singh ji had responded to my mail. So the matter was clear and after initially thinking of getting the VOL – 3 (1951-60) and VOL-5 (1971-80) I decided to get the volume containing songs of the decade that I grew up with i.e. with the decade of 1971-80(Seventies).

After going through all the communication and formalities on 28th Jan, I eagerly began to look forward to my copy of HFGK. In my over enthusiasm I started checking with the local post office from 3rd February itself, but the parcel had not arrived by that time. So reluctantly I send a mail to Shri.Harminder Singh ji on 3rd Feb asking for the details and I received his reply very promptly. As he was out of station for a few days, so the parcel was not dispatched and he was going to dispatch it on the same day and it was expectedto reachme in 5-6 days time.

I checked with the Post Office again on the morning of 6th february as I was going away from my base station for two days that evening to my favorite place near Narmada-Rajpipla and to bring my elder daughter with me to enable her to enjoy a mini-vacation at home.

I kept asking my wife on phone during those two days to enquire if the parcel had reached. But it had not. We reached our base station on 12th morning which was my birthday!!

I thought of waiting for another day before sending a mail again seeking the details (docket no of parcel) from Shri.Harminder ji. Just as I was relaxing after lunch my phone rang … and this was a call from the local Post Office informing me that my parcel had arrived and I may go there and collect it.

I was more than happy to receive it on my birthday. (I love Books and that is the most favorite ‘gift’ I like to receive and also like to ‘gift’ others on special occasions. Secondly I would also like to mention here that since my childhood I am very much fascinated with the ‘Post-Office’ and have a special bond with it and may sometime do a post on this)

Now, to celebrate my acquisition of HFGK, I needed to discuss a song that had to be a ‘special’ one. I had earlier planned to do a song penned by Sahir Luhdhianvi as my first post to celebrate my first copy of HFGK. But, as I glanced through the first year of the decade i.e. 1971 I find this film mentioned in it and when I checked on the blog, I find that this song is yet to be discussed.

I was again surprised to note this (after ‘aaj ke is insaan ko ye kya ho gaya) because this was also a well known song sung by Kavi Pradeep and was frequently heard on radio and loud speakers during my growing up years. And this song figures in all compilations of cassettes/cds released on Kavi Pradeep.

Today I present this song sung by Kavi Pradeep which is also penned by him and composed by Chitragupt. The film is a 1971 film – ‘Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaaon’

It was a ‘Joy Films’ presentation and a social drama film Produced and Directed by Chandrakant. Music for this film was composed by Chitragupt and lyrics were by Prem Dhawan and Kavi Pradeep. Its star cast includes Dara Singh, Ameeta, Geetanjali, Jagdeep, Randhawa, Rammohan, Sapru, Renu, Mridula, Tiwari, Mona, Moppet Raja, Tiger Jogendra Singh, Julie, Mustafa, Kashmira, Anand Joshi, Gulab, Pahalawan, Deepak and Sulochana and many others. Qabil Amritsari wrote the story and dialogues for this film.

Today’s song is a title song of the movie. Though the video clip includes full lyrics, it appears to be shorter than the audio version.

Today we listen to this great voice, who left an indelible mark on Indians with his songs that covered important topics like partiotism, social causes, cultural heritage of the coutry etc.

While going through HFGK, I have found a few more songs (today’s song is one of them) that I plan to share in the days to come.

Audio (Full version)


Song-Kabhi dhoop kabhi chhaaon (Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaaon)(1971) Singer-Pradeep, Lyrics-Pradeep, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics(as per longer audio version)

Sukh dukh donon rehte jismein
jeewan hai wo gaaon
kabhi dhoop
kabhi chhaaon
kabhi dhoop to
kabhi chhaaon
oopar waala paasaa phenke
neeche chalte daaon
kabhi dhoop
kabhi chhaaon
kabhi dhoop to
kabhi chhaaon

bhale bhi din aate
jagat mein bure bhi din aate
bhale bhi din aate
jagat mein bure bhi din aate
kadwe meethhe phal karam ke
yahaan sabhi paate
kabhi seedhe kabhi ulte padte
ajab samay ke paaon
kabhi dhoop
kabhi chhaaon
kabhi dhoop to
kabhi chhaaon
sukh dukh dono rehte jismein
jeewan hai wo gaaon
kabhi dhoop
kabhi chhaaon
kabhi dhoop to
kabhi chhaaon

kya khushiyaan kya gham
ye sab milte baari baari
kya khushiyaan kya gham
ye sab milte baari baari
maalik ki marzi pe chalti
ye duniya saari
dhyaan se khena
jag nadiyaa mein
bande apni naao
kabhi dhoop
kabhi chhaaon
kabhi dhoop to
kabhi chhaaon
sukh dukh dono rehte jismein
jeewan hai wo gaaon
kabhi dhoop
kabhi chhaaon
kabhi dhoop to
kabhi chhaaon

Devnagari Script Lyrics

सुख दुःख दोनों रहते जिसमे
जीवन हैं वो गाँव
कभी धूप कभी छाँव
कभी धूप तो
कभी छाँव
उपरवाला पासा फेंके
नीचे चलते दांव
कभी धूप कभी छाँव
कभी धूप तो
कभी छाँव

भले भी दिन आते
जगत में बुरे भी दिन आते
भले भी दिन आते
जगत में बुरे भी दिन आते
कड़वे मीठे फल करम के
यहाँ सभी पाते
कभी सीधे कभी उलटे पड़ते
अजब समय के पाँव
कभी धूप कभी छाँव
कभी धूप तो
कभी छाँव
सुख दुःख दोनों रहते जिसमे
जीवन हैं वो गाँव
कभी धूप कभी छाँव
कभी धूप तो
कभी छाँव

क्या खुशियाँ क्या गम
ये सब मिलते बारी बारी
क्या खुशियाँ क्या गम
ये सब मिलते बारी बारी
मालिक की मर्ज़ी पे चलती
ये दुनिया सारी
ध्यान से खेना
जग नदिया में
बंदे अपनी नाव
कभी धूप कभी छाँव
कभी धूप तो
कभी छाँव
सुख दुःख दोनों रहते जिसमे
जीवन हैं वो गाँव
कभी धूप कभी छाँव
कभी धूप तो
कभी छाँव

8 Responses to "Kabhi dhoop kabhi chhaaon"

Avinash ji

Aapse itnaa jalan ho rahi hai, poochho mat, sachchi mein 😦

Kaash mujhe bhi mil jaathaa HFGK 😦


Prakash ji – aap to khud hi chalte phirte ‘Geet Kosh’ hai, aapko hfgk ki kya jaroorat hai 🙂


Happy Birthday and Best of Luck for your new venture. Thanks


Thank you Shah Saheb for your best wishes !!


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@ Shah Saheb – thanks for this information please.


Avinash-ji, best of luck in your next job


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