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Hum Jaan Lutaa Denge Apni Saajan Ki Jaan Se Pehle

Posted on: October 23, 2015


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Songs to Tickle Your Memory – 27
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मजरूह का गीत हो
चित्रगुप्त संगीत हो
लता की आवाज़ हो
और कुमकुम का नाच हो॰॰॰
           ॰॰॰ तो कैसे आए ना नाग बस में

 

majrooh ka geet ho
chitragupt sangeet ho
lata ki awaaz ho
aur kumkum ka naach ho. . .
      . . .to kaise aaye na naag bas mein

Welcome all.  The blog is compounding its riches, and is coming to another century milestone today – this halt being the 10,500th song.  Congratulations to all friends, readers and contributors.

Just yesterday, the following comment appeared on our blog, from a gentleman named Vijay C.  He is new to this blog, but his comment is most expressive, and yes, flattering too. 🙂  It says, quote

Atul ji,
thanks for responding so very promptly. It’s a stupendous effort you have put in . I have been browsing through this incredible creation for the last 24 hours. I just love these old collections. You must be bringing so much of happiness and cheer into millions of fans like me. It requires so much of time dedication and commitment to undertake a work like this. Is this a one man show? And then you have the time to reply to everyone. Please continue the good work. Thanks once again.

Unquote

I personally am immensely moved by his sentence – “You must be bringing so much of happiness and cheer into millions of fans like me.”

This acknowledgement is a wonderful pat on the back.  It is directed towards our fearless leader, but it is meant for the entire team of contributors.  In a small way, and in our own way, we are adding to the happiness quotient of this world. No single thought will ever sway every person in this world.  But every thought will influence some number of people.  I wonder how many other such blogs and websites, of this nature and of other types, would get such an appreciation and endorsement.

As we exchanged emails today, Atul ji expressed a concern, as well as a hope.  Concern that the going is fairly slow these days.  This century has come about in 36 days.  But also the hope that we are going to pick up speed for the next century milestone.

Last week, in preparation for this milestone, as we were exploring other events to celebrate at this milestone, we found that some artists are close to their individual century marks.  The closest ones we identified are Lata Mangeshkar, Majrooh Sultanpuri and SD Burman.  We searched and short listed some songs.  Actually, the song posted by Sri ji titled “Mehfil Mein Aaye Wo Aaj Dheere Se”, is a great song that would address a collective celebration for all three artists. But it already got posted five days ago, before we did our analysis. So anyway, we had other combinations identified and were discussing options.

And then I stumbled upon this song.  The impact was so much, that I had to write an email to Atul ji, just to double confirm that this is not yet posted.  This, despite that I have the same excel sheets and data base that Atul ji has.  Atul ji would have found it strange too. But somehow, I had to get a confirmation.

I am surprised that this lovely, impactful number has manage to keep itself away from being posted thus far.  In the days when the listening of the radio used to be our primary enjoyment, this song was played quite often.  The intense resolve expressed in words is matched equally wonderfully by the fantastic rhythm of this song – both attributes so powerfully strengthening each other.  The rhythm, which is the combined effect of the tabla and the dholak employed together, is the backbone of this song.  There is such an expressive pace in the full bodied sound of this reverberating percussion that stands out like a tower of steel, around which the entire song is embellished. The sound of the ‘been’ (snake charmer’s musical instrument) is as enchanting as the iconic sound from the ‘Naagin’ song from 1954. Each word in the mukhda is like a blow of a blacksmith’s hammer.  The expression of resolve that is ensconced in the rendering of this song, is probably unmatched.  I cannot immediately recall another song that expresses such power and such determination. The commanding authority that dominates the entire song, is a quality that overpowers the senses and captures the attention of the listener, drawing him/her into the emotional onslaught that is carried by the flow of this song.

The film is ‘Naache Nagin Baaje Been’ from 1960.  The lead pair is Chandrashekhar and Kumkum.  In the video clip, we also see other actors like Amar, KN Singh, Agha, Sunder and a couple of more faces that are familiar but I am not able to place a name to the face.  The lyrics are from the pen of Majrooh, and the powerful rhythmic composition comes from Chitragupt.  Singing voice is that of Lata ji. The performance by Kumkum is a study in intensity and focus, as one sees her addressing the snake.  Very convincing portrayal. Another situation, another performer, it might have even been funny.  But not here.  Kumkum does not let us forget the seriousness of the situation, and the gravity of her own resolve in winning this battle of intents.

The situation of the song appears to be a wedding ceremony, that has been interrupted by the appearance of a naag (snake).  Apparently, there is a curse, and the groom to be (Chandrashekhar) is supposed to lose his life if the wedding ceremony is accomplished.  The danger of the curse seems real enough to halt the proceedings.  But lo, the bride to be (Kumkum) takes up the cudgels and confronts the ‘naag’ with a challenging song, daring the serpent to complete its mission, with the condition that it must also end her life, before attempting to take out the groom to be.  This song is a powerful case for ‘mind over matter’ phenomena. Or rather, ‘music over reptile’ phenomena.  We learn that with the team of Majrooh Sb, Chitragupt, Lata ji and Kumkum working together, it takes a little over four minutes to convince a snake, to give up its intent, and return to its lair.  Hmmm. . .  a suggestion for people living in areas frequented by snakes – have a recording of this song a handy, and play it when confronted with such a situation.

With this song, we now have 900 songs written by Majrooh Sultanpuri, posted on our blog.  In terms of lyricists, he leads the group, closely followed  by Rajinder Krishan and Anand Bakshi.  As for Lata ji, as Atul ji and I reviewed her stats again this week, we discovered that she already crossed her 29th century marker just a few songs ago.  A slight miscalculation, and we missed the actual milestone.  Regardless, we would like to highlight and celebrate that milestone also, with this post.  So, an 11500, a 2900 and a 900 – that is rundown of milestone hits for this post.

We shall be crossing century milestone as they come.  The next big one is the 12K milestone, 500 songs away.  And then, a rib tickling reminder – we have the fun number 12345 coming up after that.  Still a few months hence.  Let’s wait and see what surprising songs make appearance then.

 

Song – Hum Jaan Lutaa Denge Apni Saajan Ki Jaan Se Pehle (Naache Nagin Baaje Been) (1960) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Majrooh sultanpuri, MD – Chitragupt

Lyrics

hum jaan lutaa denge apni
saajan ki jaan se pehle
hum jaan lutaa denge apni
saajan ki jaan se pehle
o naag tujhe dasnaa hoga
mujhko mehmaan se pehle
hum jaan lutaa denge apni
saajan ki jaan se pehle

haathon mein lagi hai mehndi
is mein na zehar bhar dena
haathon mein lagi hai mehndi
is mein na zehar bhar dena
kehti hai naveli dulhan
dulhan ka suhaag na lena
ghunghat se mere kyon khel rahaa
mere armaan se pehle
hum jaan lutaa denge apni
saajan ki jaan se pehle
hum jaan lutaa denge apni
saajan ki jaan se pehle

main haar nahim maanungi
sun kar phunkaar tihaari
main haar nahim maanungi
sun kar phunkaar tihaari
tub bhi dushman ban jaa re
dushman hai ye duniya saari
duniya ki tarah le le badlaa
tub hi ehsaan se pehle
hum jaan lutaa denge apni
saajan ki jaan se pehle
hum jaan lutaa denge apni
saajan ki jaan se pehle

jis raah pe chalta hai tu
ab is ko badalna hoga
jis raah pe chalta hai tu
ab is ko badalna hoga
ruk ja re nahin to tujhko
meri laash pe chalna hoga
mere pyaar se jo uljha chaahe hai
uljhe meri aan se pehle
o naag tujhe dasnaa hoga
mujhko mehmaan se pehle

hum jaan lutaa denge apni
saajan ki jaan se pehle
hum jaan lutaa denge apni
saajan ki jaan se pehle

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम जान लुटा देंगे अपनी
साजन की जान से पहले
हम जान लुटा देंगे अपनी
साजन की जान से पहले
ओ नाग तुझे डसना होगा
मुझको मेहमान से पहले
हम जान लुटा देंगे अपनी
साजन की जान से पहले

हाथों में लगी है मेहंदी
इस में न जहर भर देना
हाथों में लगी है मेहंदी
इस में न जहर भर देना
कहती है नवेली दुल्हन
दुल्हन का सुहाग ना लेना
घूँघट से मेरे क्यों खेल रहा
मेरे अरमान से पहले
हम जान लुटा देंगे अपनी
साजन की जान से पहले
हम जान लुटा देंगे अपनी
साजन की जान से पहले

मैं हार नहीं मानूँगी
सुनके फुँकार तिहारी
मैं हार नहीं मानूँगी
सुनके फुँकार तिहारी
तू भी दुश्मन बन जा रे
दुश्मन है ये दुनिया सारी
दुनिया की तरह ले ले बदला
तू भी एहसान से पहले
हम जान लुटा देंगे अपनी
साजन की जान से पहले
हम जान लुटा देंगे अपनी
साजन की जान से पहले

जिस राह पे चलता है तू
अब इसको बदलना होगा
जिस राह पे चलता है तू
अब इसको बदलना होगा
रुक जा रे नहीं तो तुझको
मेरी लाश पे चलना होगा
मेरे प्यार से जो उलझा चाहे
उलझे मेरी आन से पहले
ओ नाग तुझे डसना होगा
मुझको मेहमान से पहले

हम जान लुटा देंगे अपनी
साजन की जान से पहले
हम जान लुटा देंगे अपनी
साजन की जान से पहले

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3 Responses to "Hum Jaan Lutaa Denge Apni Saajan Ki Jaan Se Pehle"

Congratulations to all …!!!

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Congratualtions to Atulji and all his fans, followers and contributors on reaching these milestones. This last century was slow due to many factors but that doesn’t matter…. the flavor, fragrance, charm of it is and will grow day by day.
Thank you Sudhirbhai for finding this new melody, for me.
Thanks Avinashbhai for notifying me about this milestone post.
Regards
Khyati

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Majrooh + Chitragupt + Lata + Kumkum + Sudhir Kapur + atulsongaday.
What a deadly (;-)) combo!
A sweet song fitting for achieving so many milestones.
Yippee!!
Avadh Lal

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