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Raat ke pichhle praharon mein

Posted on: September 30, 2015

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 – 28

There is a controversy, nicely explained by Sudhirbhai, that the abridged version of the 1957 film ‘Anjali’ has surfaced on Internet titled as ‘Arpan’. This version is only one hour long and all but one of the beautiful ten songs of the original film are ruthlessly ‘butchered’’ from this abridged version. I am sure the person with the pair of scissors must not be bestowed with appreciation for GOOD music. My ‘bud-duaa’ will haunt him even in hell, where he is a permanent resident now.

I had read what the critic Harjap Aujla had mentioned somewhere about the magic of Jaidev’s music:

“Music director Jaidev had a sublime musical taste. He always composed tunes to satisfy his own rich taste of music. That is why only those film producers contracted his services, who were bestowed with appreciation for good music. Such people are few in this world, therefore Jaidev’s music is in very few films. But his music still lives long after he is gone.”

My sleeping time these days is just before ‘raat ke pichhle prahar’. So ‘main kya jaanu’ why either ‘Nimmi’ or ‘Sheila Ramani’ cried in that ‘pichhle prahar’? Since video of the song (frankly, of the entire film) is NOT available, let us enjoy the SONG with the simply worded lyrics by Nyay Sharma, in melodious voice of Asha and the enchanting music of Jaidev.

Song–Raat Ke Pichhle praharon mein (Anjali) (1957) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Nyay Sharma, MD–Jaidev


raat ke ae pichhle ae ae….. praharon mein…..
tum kyaa jaano …. hum kyun un … roye ae
raaaat ke pichhle praharon mein
tum kyaa jaano hum kyun roye
raat ke pichhle….

aansoo na thhame
dukh so na saka
aansoo na thhame
dukh so na saka aaa
thhak haar ke taare bhi soye ..
raat ke pichhle praharon mein aen

birhaa ki ghataayen aisee uthhin
birhaa ki ghataayen aisee uthhin
bin garje baadal baras gaye
in ghor ghanghor andheron mein aen
hum ne kitne moti ee khoye
raat ke pichhle praharon mein aen

bedard tum kya samjhoge
bedard tum kya samjhoge
kya tees uthhi apne dil par
jab aag bhari barsaaton mein aen
aankhon ne angaare ae boye
raat ke pichhle praharon mein aen
tum kyaa jaano hum kyun roye ae
raaaat ke pichhle …
praharon on mein

4 Responses to "Raat ke pichhle praharon mein"


Sorry. I wanted to upload

which was already there before you uploaded it


‘Man ki kaase kahun’ is ALREADY covered on this blog on June 30th, 2014


@ Bharat Sir- nice post, Thanks !!
I also like songs of this movie very much.


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