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Kyun Jaane. . . Apne Bante Hain Begaane

Posted on: April 6, 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.

Forgotten Melodies of the 1940s – 24
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MEENA (1944) appears to be an obscure movie at least to me as I had never heard nor came across the name of this film until I found a multiple version song from the film a few days back. The film was produced under the banner of Bharat Pictures and was directed by Phani Majumdar. The star cast included Hansa Wadkar, Vasanti, Master Shashi Kapoor (Sr.), Dixit, Gulab, Ratan Piya, Anand etc. There were 7 songs (including a multiple version) in the film, all penned by Pandit Phani which were set to music by Hari Prasanna Das.

I could get mp3 clip of only one song in multiple version from which I could guess that the film belonged to social genre. The song is ‘kyun jaane apne banten hain begaane’. The happy version is sung by Manna Dey and a female voice which I am not able to identify. The sad version is sung by the same unidentified female voice but I feel that there is also a second female voice. My guess is that since Hansa Wadkar and Vasanti have acted in this film and both had sung songs in their earlier films, either or both of them may have sung this song as well. I hope that our knowledgeable readers  would be able to crack the names of the female singers in the song.

The tune and orchestration of the song remind me of ‘Calcutta school of film music’ which relied mainly on Rabindra Sangeet. One can say that music directors R C Boral and later more prominently,  Pankaj Mullick brought this brand of music in Hindi films. I also have a feeling that the orchestration in the song was influenced by the orchestration style of Francisco Casanova who used to play band in Grand Hotel, Calcutta (Kolkata) in the 40s. Just listen to the his orchestration under the music direction of Pankaj Mullick in NFS “Praan Chaahe Nain Na Chaahe“.

I fell in love with this song when I first heard it in mp3 clip. Apart from a good rendition of the song by Manna Dey and the  female voices, the lyrics has a philosophical tone which appealed to me. Have we not faced a situation when our own people become unfamiliar over a period of time? In our life, we meet scores of unknown persons some of whom become well known to us later. Example: ‘Mil Jaate Hain Kai Anjaane’  in Atulites gang-outs 🙂

I have prepared a combined video clip of both the versions of the song from the mp3 clip which I have uploaded on YT.


Song – Kyun Jaane. . . Apne Banten Hain Begaane (Meena)(1944) Singers – Manna Dey, Unidentified Female Voice 1, Lyrics – Pt Faani, MD – Hari Prasanna Das
Manna Dey + Unidentified Female Voice 1
Unidentified Female Voice 1 + Unidentified Female Voice 2

Lyrics

Happy Version

aa haa haa
haa haa haa haa
aa haa haa haa. . .
kyun jaane
kyun jaane
apne banten hain begaane
apne banten hain begaane
kyun jaane ae
kyun jaane
mil jaate hain kai anjaane
anjaane
mil jaate hain kai anjaane
kyun jaane ae
kyun jaane
apne bante hain begaane
apne bante hain begaane
kyun jaane ae
kyun jaane

din ho yaa ho raat andheri
haa haa
haa haa haa haa
din ho yaa ho raat andheri
baat ajeeb hai kismat teri
din ho yaa ho raat andheri
baat ajeeb hai kismat teri
phool ki soorat khilti hai tu
phool ki soorat khilti hai tu
gaati hai tu geet suhaan..e
gaati hai tu geet suhaane
kyun jaane ae
kyun jaane
apne banten hain begaane
kyun jaane ae

aaj hai jaagi bhor suhaani
madhur geet hai pyaar ki vaani..ee
aa haa haa…
aaj hai jaagi bhor suhaani
madhur geet hai pyaar ki vaani
jisko sun kar do dil waale
jisko sun kar do dil waale
lag jaate hain aap se gaane
lag jaate hain aap se gaane
gaane
haa haa haa
kyun jaane ae
kyun jaane
apne banten hain begaane
kyun jaan…e
kyun jaane…e

Sad Version

kyun jaane ae
kyun jaane
apne bante hain begaane
apne bante hain begaane
kyun jaane ae
kyun jaane
mil jaate hain kai anjaane
anjaane
mil jaate hain kai anjaane
kyun jaane ae
kyun jaane
apne banten hain begaane
kyun jaane ae
kyun jaane

din ho yaa ho raat andheri
din ho yaa ho raat andheri
baat ajeeb hai kismat teri
din ho yaa ho raat andheri
baat ajeeb hai kismat teri
phool si soorat khilti hai tu
phool si soorat khilti hai tu
gaati hai tu geet suhaan..e
gaati hai tu geet suhaane
kyun jaane ae
kyun jaane
apne banten hain begaane
kyun jaane ae
kyun jaane
mil jaate hain kai anjaane
anjaane
mil jaate hain kai anjaane
kyun jaane ae
kyun jaane
apne bante hain begaane
kyun jaan…e
kyun jaan…e

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हर्षित प्रस्तुति

आ हा हा
हा हा हा हा
आ हा हा हा॰॰॰
क्यों जाने
क्यों जाने
अपने बनतें हैं बेगाने
अपने बनतें हैं बेगाने
क्यों जाने॰॰॰
क्यों जाने
मिल जाते हैं कई अंजाने
अंजाने
मिल जाते हैं कई अंजाने
क्यों जाने॰॰॰
क्यों जाने
अपने बनतें हैं बेगाने
अपने बनतें हैं बेगाने
क्यों जाने॰॰॰
क्यों जाने

दिन हो या रात अंधेरी
हा हा
हा हा हा हा
दिन हो या रात अंधेरी
बात अजीब है किस्मत तेरी
दिन हो या रात अंधेरी
बात अजीब है किस्मत तेरी
फूल की सूरत खिलती है तू
फूल की सूरत खिलती है तू
गाती है तू गीत सुहाने॰॰॰
गाती है तू गीत सुहाने
क्यों जाने॰॰॰
क्यों जाने
अपने बनतें हैं बेगाने
क्यों जाने॰॰॰

आज है जागी भोर सुहानी
मधुर गीत है प्यार की वाणी॰॰॰
आ हा हा॰॰॰
आज है जागी भोर सुहानी
मधुर गीत है प्यार की वाणी
जिसको सुन कर दो दिल वाले
जिसको सुन कर दो दिल वाले
लग जाते हैं आप से गाने
लग जाते हैं आप से गाने
गाने
हा हा हा
क्यों जाने॰॰॰
क्यों जाने
अपने बनतें हैं बेगाने
क्यों जाने॰॰॰
क्यों जाने॰॰॰

उदास प्रस्तुति

क्यों जाने॰॰॰
क्यों जाने
अपने बनतें हैं बेगाने
अपने बनतें हैं बेगाने
क्यों जाने॰॰॰
क्यों जाने
मिल जाते हैं कई अंजाने
अंजाने
मिल जाते हैं कई अंजाने
क्यों जाने॰॰॰
क्यों जाने
अपने बनतें हैं बेगाने
क्यों जाने॰॰॰
क्यों जाने

दिन हो या रात अंधेरी
दिन हो या रात अंधेरी
बात अजीब है किस्मत तेरी
दिन हो या रात अंधेरी
बात अजीब है किस्मत तेरी
फूल की सूरत खिलती है तू
फूल की सूरत खिलती है तू
गाती है तू गीत सुहाने॰॰॰
गाती है तू गीत सुहाने
क्यों जाने॰॰॰
क्यों जाने
अपने बनतें हैं बेगाने
क्यों जाने॰॰॰
क्यों जाने
मिल जाते हैं कई अंजाने
अंजाने
मिल जाते हैं कई अंजाने
क्यों जाने॰॰॰
क्यों जाने
अपने बनतें हैं बेगाने
क्यों जाने॰॰॰
क्यों जाने॰॰॰

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6 Responses to "Kyun Jaane. . . Apne Bante Hain Begaane"

Sadanand ji,

Truly said; this is a mesmerizing song that I have already played many times. And yes, unmistakable imprint of the Boral-Mullick school of orchestration.

A real lovely song.

Rgds
Sudhir

Sudhir ji,

Thanks for appreciating the song.
Your validation of Boral-Mullick style of music has strengthened my feeling about the song.

Sadanand ji,

Very good song indeed.
However,I very much doubt if the singer is Manna Dey, though he sounds like him at places. The official site of Manna Dey also lists only 6 songs in 1944. ( 2-kadambari, 2-Mahakavi Kalidas, 1-Jwar Bhata and 1-Kavita. The above song is not one of them. This needs investigation.The female voice seems more like Vasanti.
-AD

The male voice sounds very much like Manna Dey to me. If the voice is not credited in Manna Dey’s site then it means that this song could well turn out to be a “new” discovery of a Manna Dey song. The voice may sound somewhat different because the singer was trying to sing in the existing singing style of other leading Calcutta based singers of that time.

Arun ji,

To me, the male voice sounds very much of Manna Dey. Just listen to his song ‘ o prem deewani’ from KAADAMBARI (1944) also composed by Hari Prasanna Das. The singing style in this song as well as the song under discussion is, more or less the same.

Incidentally, I had read somewhere that Manna Dey assisted Hari Prasanna Das in a couple of films in early 40s.

Audio link of ‘O prem deewani” below:

Agreed.

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