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Mera kahaan hai man mera wo to

Posted on: March 25, 2016


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

GUL-E-BAKAWALI (1956) was the Hindi dubbed version of Tamil film ‘Gulebakavali’ (1955) which was produced and directed by T R Ramanna. The star cast of the film included M G Ramchandran, T R Rajkumari, G. Varalakshmi, Rajasulochana, S D Subbulakshmi, E V Saroja, K A Thangavelu, J P Chandrababu etc. The film has the usual fantasy and adventure story befitting the roles that M G Ramchandran is known for. The Tamil version had 11 songs composed by Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy. Hindi dubbed version had 8 songs written by P L Santoshi (7) and Indeevar (1) which were composed by Gyan Dutt. However, the tunes used in the Tamil version were retained in all the eight songs.

It is said that all the songs in the Tamil version were hits. But the most popular song was the song mayakkum maalai polithey sung by Jikki ( real name: P G Krishnaveni) and A M Rajah, the husband and the wife combination. I am presenting the Hindi version of the same song ‘meraa kahaan hai man meraa wo to’ sung by Jikki and Talat Mehmood. The song was written by Indeevar which was set to music by Gyan Dutt. Being a dubbed film, it is evident from the video clip of the song that the soundtrack of the Hindi version of the song was superimposed on the Tamil version. By the way, Jikki also sang two songs in ‘Ek Thha Raja’ (1951), one song in ‘Paataal Bhairvai’ (1952), 4 songs in ‘Mr Sampat’ (1952) and one song in ‘Ram Aur Rahim’ (1968).

There is an interesting anecdote about the tune of the song under discussion. The tune was originally composed by K. V. Mahadevan who was the music director for the Tamil film ‘Koondukkili’ pronounced as ‘Goondukkili’ (1954) starring M G Ramchandran and Sivaji Ganesan. However the producer-director T R Ramanna found it difficult to decide as to whom the song should be picturised as both MGR and Sivaji Ganesan were staking claims on the song for its picturisation on them. Since the film was getting delayed, Ramanna decided not to picturise the song. He, however, got the opportunity to use the tune in ‘Gulebakavali’ (1955) which was sung by Jikki and A. M. Rajah and picturised on Varalakshmi and MGR. [Source: THE HINDU, October 30, 2010].

So the tune of the song does not belong to Gyan Dutt or Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy but to K V Mahadevan. But the credit is given to Gyan Dutt for the Hindi version and for Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy for the Tamil version. The tune is pleasing to the ears.

With this song, ‘Gul-E-Bakawali’ (1956) makes its debut in the Blog.

With this song, Indeewar completes 200 lyrics in the blog as a lyricist.


Song-Mera kahaan hai man mera(Gul E Bakaawali)(1956) Singers-Jikki, Talat Mehmood, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Gyan Dutt
Both

Lyrics

aa aa aaa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aaa
aa aa

meraa kahaan hai mann meraa
wo to
ek hi pal mein teraa huaa
naa jaane kya huaa aa
aa aa aa aa
meraa kahaan hai mann meraa
wo to
ek hi pal mein teraa huaa
naa jaane kya huaa aa aa

mujhko loota pyaar pyaar mein aen
moh liya mann ko pehli baar mein aen
mujhko loota pyaar pyaar mein aen
moh liya mann ko pehli baar mein aen
meraa kahaan hai man meraa
wo to
ek hi pal mein teraa huaa
naa jaane kya huaa

aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
preetam apna maana tumhen
maine jabse jaana tumhen aen
preetam apna maana tumhen
maine jabse jaana tumhen aen
saath ??
saath ??
pyaaree pyaaree yaad aaye ae
pyaaree pyaaree yaad aaye ae
meraa kahaan hai mann meraa
wo to
ek hi pal mein teraa huaa
naa jaane kya huwaa aa

aa aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aaa
jaise ke kaajal base nain mein aen

aa bas palakan mein aen aen
jaise ke kaajal base nain mein
aa bas palakan mein aen aen
baaghon mein yooon hi bulbul bole
basant mein jiyaa re dole
baaghon mein yoon hi bulbul bole
basant mein jiyaa re dole
meraa kahaan hai mann meraa
wo to
ek hi pal mein teraa huaa
naa jaane kya huaa aa aa aa
meraa kahaan hai mann meraa
wo to
ek hi pal mein teraa huaa
naa jaane kya huaa aa aa aa aa

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3 Responses to "Mera kahaan hai man mera wo to"

Sadanandji,
The picture quality is exceptionally superb. Sone pe suhaga.

D Samant

Yep. Jikki sang Kaisa Shirin Waah Waah Shirin
MD>Pamarthi Ashwatham, L>Asha Mazdi in Ram Aur Rahim-1968

Of course, may favourite is the Tamizh original “Mayakkum Maalai Pozhute Nee Po Po” by Raja and Gikki who were married playback singer couple. Raja died in a tragic train accident. Very velvety voice like Talat’s.

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