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Dil ki is dehleez tak jo mehmaan ban ke aaye

Posted on: June 18, 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 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.

Indian cricket and Bollywood both enjoy enormous popularity among Indians. With the fan following that some of the cricketing stars enjoy, a few producers have toyed with the idea of featuring them in main roles, side roles and also in guest roles in their movies. The underlying idea seems to be to encash their popularity for drawing more movie watchers to the movie halls. But past experiences show that most films featuring cricketers have flopped.

The earliest Indian star cricketer to work in a Hindi film as a hero, as far as I know, was Salim Durrani in B R Ishara’s film ‘Charitra’ (1973) opposite Parveen Babi. The film did not succeed at the box office. Next in line was Sandeep Patil who played the lead role in ‘ Kabhi Ajnabi Thhe’ (1985) opposite Poonam Dhillon and Debashree Roy. The film bombed at the box office too and with this, Sandeep Patil had to go back to the game of cricket where he had already made his mark as a player. Later on, he excelled in other capacities as well viz. as coach, manager, selector etc.

There are other cricketers also who have tried their luck in Hindi films but with little luck. For example, Salil Ankola in ‘Kuruksheta’ (2002), ‘Pitaah’ (2003) and ‘Chura Liya Hai Tumne’ (2003), Vinod Kambli in ‘Annarth’ (2002, Ravindra Jadeja in Khel (2003), Kapil Dev in ‘ Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2005), ‘Iqbal’ (2005). There are some more cricketers who have worked in Hindi films in side roles or in guest appearances.

I have selected a song from the film ‘KABHI AJNABI THHE’ (1985) which was produced and directed by Vijay Singh. The song is ‘dil ki iss dehleez tak jo mehmaan banke aaye’ which has two versions – one sung by Lata Mangeshkar and other by Ashok Khare. The song is penned by Dev Kohli which is set to music by Vijay Singh who seems to be a multi-tasking personality. Apart from producing and directing the film, he has also donned the role of editor and dialogue writer besides music direction and singing.

The star cast of the film included Sandeep Patil, Poonam Dhillon, Debashree Roy, Inftikar, Syed Kirmani, Ramesh Deo, Seema Deo etc. The full movie is available on YT but the video quality is not so good. Also one would require utmost patient to watch the movie. I could not summon the required patience to do it. It is difficult to find motivation to watch the full film for a host of reasons- poor direction and editing, listless acting by Sandeep Patil, uninspiring dialogues etc. Si it should surprise no one if the film bombed at the box office.

The only plus point in the movie, if I may say so, is its music. The multiple version song under discussion is the best song among the seven songs in the film. The Ashok Khare version in the video clip ends abruptly as Sandeep Patil sees Debashree Roy. However, the audio clip has the full version. Lyrics are same for both the versions.

With this song, ‘Kabhi Ajnabi Thhe’ (1985) makes its debut in the Blog.

Audio – Lata version

Video – Lata version

Audio – Ashok Khare version (Full)

Video – Ashok Khare version (Short)

Song-Dil ki is dehleez tak jo mehmaan ban ke aaye(Kabhi Ajnabi Thhe)(1985) Singer-Lata/ Ashok Khare, Lyrics-Dev Kohli, MD-Vijay Singh


dil ki iss dehleez tak
jo mehmaan ban ke aaye
jo mehmaan ban ke aaye
shaam ki tanhaaaiyon mein
unki ulfat ke ye saaye
pyaar kaa toofaan laaye
dil ki is dehleez tak
jo mehmaan ban ke aaye
jo mehmaan ban ke aaye

chand yaadon kaa ab sahaara hai
pyaar kaa dard bhi gawaara hai
saath kisi ke ae ae
jo beete thhe ae ae
wo lamhe thhe ae ae
khwaabon ke
khushnuma sapna thha koi
neend mein ham muskuraaye
ham muskuraaye
shaam ki tanhaaiyon mein
unki ulfat ke ye saaye
pyaar kaa toofaan laaye
dil ki iss dehleez tak
jo mehmaan ban ke aaye
jo mehmaan ban ke aaye

raat gumsum hai
aasmaan chup hai
dard mein doobi kehkashaan chup hai
raat kaa raahi ee ee
chaand akela aa aa
apne safar mein
hai tanha
raat ke khwaabon mein shaayad
koi subaha muskuraaye
subaha muskuraaye
shaam ki tanhaaiyon mein
unki ulfat ke ye saaye
pyaar kaa toofaan laaye
dil ki iss dehleez tak
jo mehmaan ban ke aaye
jo mehmaan ban ke aaye
jo mehmaan ban ke aaye
jo mehmaan ban ke aaye

7 Responses to "Dil ki is dehleez tak jo mehmaan ban ke aaye"

I’ve heard of this film but I haven’t seen it. It was during a period when I didn’t have a particularly great opinion of the Hindi movies being made at the time. 🙂 I remember seeing Meri Jung, Sagar and the odd other movie, but that was it. I saw Mera Jawaab with my sister and her little kid in a hall – rape/killing/violence/revenge, I decided enough is enough.

Anyway, the song isn’t bad – especially the music is quite nice. Thanks, Sadanandji.

I remember seeing Gavaskar also in a film with Naseeruddin Shah. I think it was Malamaal (1988) based on Brewster’s Millions. It was a scene on a cricket pitch, so it suited Gavaskar.


Vijay Singhji is the father of actress Bhagyshree (Maine Pyar Kiya) . He is ex Maharaj Kumar of Sangli of Maharashtra. His music in ‘Spy in Rome’ was excellent, specially ‘Tum Jahan ho Wahan..’, sung by Mukesh.
In this movie too, all the songs were good. The film was not bad; It was a ‘Time Pass’ movie!


The Mukesh number is from Road to Sikkim (1969).


Yes, I made the mistake. Vijay Singhji gave music for ‘Road to Sikkim’ not to ‘Spy in Rome’. As both the films had Dev Kumar as the hero, I was confused by my bad memory!!


it was Ajay Jadeja In Khel with Sunny Deol and Suneil Shetty


Thanks for pointing out my confusion about Jadejas. It was indeed Ajay Jadeja in my mind.
But sometime there is no coordination between what one has in his mind and what is spoken or written . This is especially so when the spoken or written name is currently more famous than the other name which was in the mind:)




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