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Deewaaron Ka Jangal Jiska Abaadi Hai Naam

Posted on: April 18, 2016

This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

There was a time in my life when I thought no end about myself. Regarding bollywood movies of course.  Then the bubble burst when I came across this blog a few little years back. Well the situation was that my Peevesie going through some songs which Atul had posted back then, and I fumbled on the tune even if the title of the song seemed familiar. Much like what happened a while back when Sudhir ji posted a song from the film ‘Wahaan Ke Log’ from 1967. The lead line in the song is “Hum Tujhse Mohabbat Kar Ke Sanam“. And I promptly said “Rote Bhi Rahe Haste Bhi Rahe” as the cross line. Only to discover a different and a (relatively) new song. (It is a different matter that my devar feels that I know all the bollywood songs recorded ever. HAHA!!)

Then I think that I have seen a few movies soooo many times that if I write a thesis on them I will be awarded a PhD on the spot. And many of Amitabh Bachchan movies figure in that list. So when I was going through the list of songs from the 1975 movie ‘Deewar’ the last time, I was shocked to find that the movie had 6 songs. I thought it was one of those mistakes by the doubtable So I rechecked on every other website I could think of viz., and even Now the only place left to check whether this movie has four or six songs was the encyclopaedia of Hindi film songs, viz. the Hindi Film Geet Kosh (HFGK) published by Harminder Singh ji. The HFGK – of which I don’t posses a copy, sad! Hence I did the final thing. I saw the movie yet once again, over a period of 3 days in super slow speed to make sure that I ddin’t miss the song.  I am 100% sure that the song I am talking of is not present in the movie.  It is in the voice of the Manna Dey; written by the Sahir Ludhianvi and music is by RD Burman.

So let me present this song from Deewar which reminds me of another RDB creation from the FC Mehra movie ‘Humare Tumhare’ (1979). Looks like the tune was reused as it didn’t become popular earlier.


Song – Deewaaron Ka Jangal Jiska Abaadi Hai Naam (Deewaar) (1975) Singers – Manna Dey, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – RD Burman


deewaaron ka jangal jis ka
aabaadi hai naam
baahar se chup-chup lagta hai
andar hai kohraam

deewaaron ke is jangal mein
bhatak rahe insaan
apne-apne uljhe daaman
jhatak rahe insaan
apni vipda chhodke aaye
apni vipda chhodke aaye
kaun kisi ke kaam
baahar se chup-chup lagta hai
andar hai kohraam

aa aaaa aaa

seene khaali aankhen sooni
chehron par hairaani
seene khaali aankhen sooni
chehron par hairaani
jitne ghane hangaame is mein
utni ghani viraani
raaten qaatil
subahen mujrim
raaten qaatil
subahen mujrim
mulzim hai har shaam
baahar se chup-chup lagta hai
andar hai kohraam

8 Responses to "Deewaaron Ka Jangal Jiska Abaadi Hai Naam"

Subsequent to writing this post I had the good fortune to lay my hands on a copy of HFGK at Gajendraji’s place yesterday. It mentioned 5 songs for DEEWAR. the English song in the movie is not listed. But the singer of the song Urusula Vaz is mentioned. So that means two more to go for DEEWAR to b yyiippeeeed


I had watched the movie in the theatre when it was released. I do not remember to have heard this song in the film. From the wordings, the song might have been planned to be used as a background song.

The film had six songs including the English song which may not have been released on disc if I go by the listing in the LP of the film. Hence, HFGK may have mentioned only 5 songs.


(Following lines not included in above audio, taken from Saahir’s poem as given in ‘Sahir Ludhiyanvi’)

Haal na poochhe dard na baante
Is jungle ke log
Apnaa apnaa sukh hain sabkaa
Apnaa apnaa sog
Koyee nahin jo haath badhaakar
Girton ko le thaam
Baahar se chup chup lagtaa hain
Andar hain kohraam

Bebas ko doshi thehraaye
Is jungle ka nyaay
Sach ki laash pe koyee na roye
Jhooth ko sis nawaaye
Patthar ki in deewaaron mein
Patthar ho gaye raam
Baahar se chup chup lagtaa hain
Andar hain kohraam


hindi script lyrics for full version (on audio+ in book) are available there since 09.07.13.


Ursula Vaz also crooned in
Love Can Fly
Sapan Jagmohan Naqsh Lyallpuri Nai Duniya Naye Log (1973)
Superman Superman
with Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan Rajesh Roshan Majrooh Sannata (1981)
Hum Tum Hum Do Rahi, Hum Tum Hum Do Panchhi
with S P Balasubramaniam R D Burman Anand Bakshi Yeh To Kamaal Ho Gaya (1982)
Pal Pal Masal
Bappi Lahiri Kaisar Shapath (1984)
Tum Meri Nazar Se Dekho
with Parvati Khan, Sharon Prabhakar Bappi Lahiri Shart (1986)


Aabadi – populated place, Jahan log bas Gaye .

Kohraam – bedlam, unrest.

Song is similar to meaning to ” serene me in jalan aankhon mein toofan sa kyung hai” by Shaharyar from ” Gaman “


The tune of this song is based on an old Bengali song composed by R D Burman and sung by Lata – probably a non-filmy song.


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