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Nindiya hai sapna hai

Posted on: September 19, 2015

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18th September 2015 is the birthday of Kaifi and Shaukat Azmi’s daughter Shabana Azmi. She turns 66 on this day.

There are many children who are known as so-and-so’s child and there are many children who make a place for themselves in public eye and then the parents are called so-and-so’s parents. That means Shabana Azmi’s Pehchaan need not be as Kaifi and Shaukat Azmi’s daughter. She is a persona by herself. Being the poet’s daughter or the veteran stage actress’s daughter only explains her artistic leanings.

Anyone who has been a Hindi movie addict (like yours truly), knows that Shabana made her debut into bollywood through Shyam Benegal’s Ankur in 1974 although she first signed K.A.Abbaas’ Faasla upon graduating from FTII Pune.

Ankur got her, her first national award. Then she went on to win many more national awards for acting and including three years in a row from 1983 to 1985 for Arth with Smita Patil and Kulbhushan Khabanda as co stars; Khandar with Naseeruddin Shah as co star and Paar with Naseeruddin Shah again. In between all this she also made a place for herself in masala films like Fakira, Lahu Ke Do Rang, Swarag Narak, Parvarish etc. The 90s saw her in some middle of the road (meaning neither Art nor Masala) movies like Saaz by Sai Paranjpe, Mrityudand by Prakash Jha; Makdee by Vishal Bharadwaj and in two of the elemental trilogy by Deepa Mehta- Earth Water and Fire; she acted in Earth and Fire. She is still very active in films along with being a social activist.

Now the song today is from Sai Paranjpe’s Saaz where she plays a playback singer. There are so many melodies in this movie that it is difficult to choose specially when one likes all the songs in the movie. But here is a lullaby (lori) in Kavita Krishnamurthy’s voice which is written by Javed Akhtar, Raj Kamal was the music director.

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Song-Nindiya hai sapna hai (Saaz)(1997) Singer-Kavita Krishnamurty, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-Rajkamal


nindiya hai sapna hai
chandan ka palna hai
nindiya hai sapna hai
chandan ka palna hai
jhoola jhulaaye maiyya aa
soye gudiya
la ra ru ru la ra ru ru
la ra ru ru ra
nindiya hai sapna hai
chandan ka palna hai
jhoola jhulaaye maiyya
soye gudiya
la ra ru ru la ra ru ru
la ra ru ru ra

sapnon mein hai mahal do mahle
do hain sunehre, do hain rupehle
gudiya ka man kyun na behle
jhoola jhulaaye maiyya aa aa
soye gudiya

baadal ke aanchal mein taare
kaun ye jaane kitne saare
gehri gehri nindiya dhaare
jhoola jhulaye maiyya aa aa aa
soye gudiya
la ra ru ru la ru ru ra
la ra ru ru ra
nindiya hai sapna hai
chandan ka palna hai
nindiya hai sapna hai
chandan ka palna hai
jhoola jhulaaye maiyya aaa
soye gudiya
la ra ru ru la ra ru ru
la ra ru ru ra
soye gudiya

4 Responses to "Nindiya hai sapna hai"

‘Saaz’ was supposed to be based on life of 2 singing sisters! Shabana (Asha) & Aruna Irani (Lata) were 2 sisters. Composer shown in this clip supposed to be OP & the role of RD was played by Zakir Hussein!


There are 4 MDs Yeshwant Deo and Zakir Hussain(both one film wonder) Rajkamal and Bhupen Hazarika a trendsetter, which is nowadays de rigueur.

Saawan Ko Aane Do (1979)
Khandan (1979)
Payal Ki Jhankar (1980)
Chashme Baddoor (1981)
Mera Salaam (1980)
Katha (1983)which had a song sung by Sushma Shrestha, Hariharan, Penaz Masani, Ghanshyam Vaswani, Preeti Chawla, Viraj Upadhyay, Narendra Bhansali, Badri Pawar, Usha Rege>>9 singers
Meri Mutthi Mein (1984)
Phulwari (1984)
Jazbaat (1980)

Bhupen Hazarika>>>>
Aarop (1974)
Mera Dharam Meri Ma (1976)
Ek Pal (1986)
Rudali (1993)
Darmiyaan (1997)
Gaja Gamini (2000)
Daman (2001)
Kyun (2003)


M/S Deshmukh & Shah
Dear Sirs,
Can you please also throw some light on:
1. Out of the four MDs, who had composed this melody?
2. Name of the actor shown as conducting the orchestra while the song was being recorded.
Thanks & regards,
Avadh Lal


Avadh Lalji
Amar Talwar is the actor who is shown to be the music director in this clip. and this song was composed by Rajkamal. (atulji has mentioned this in the post itself)


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