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Himmat kare insaan to kya ho nahin sakta

Posted on: June 23, 2016

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“Zabak” (1961), a quintessential B grade movie was a Basant Pictures production. It was produced and directed by Homi Wadia. The movie had Mahipal, Shyama, Manhar Desai, W. M. Khan, B. M. Vyas, Babu Raje, Achla Sachdev, Uma Dutt, Krishna Kumari, Sahira, Adeeb etc in it.

Six songs from this movie have been discussed in the past. Here is the seventh song from ‘Zabak”(1961) to appear in the blog. this song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Only a small snippet of this song seems to be available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

I have not been able to get a few words right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable in the lyrics.

uqdah = knot, puzzle, enigma, problem
waa = open, solve


Song-Himmat kare insaan to kya ho nahin sakta(Zabak)(1961) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Chitragupta


himmat kare insaan to kya ho nahin sakta
wo kaun sa uqdah hai jo waa ho nahin sakta
tadbeer agar chaahe to taqdeer badal jaaye
bigde huye haalaat ki tasweer badal jaaye
insaan hai wahi jo kisi kaam aa sake
khud mitke bhi kisi ki zindagi bacha sake

3 Responses to "Himmat kare insaan to kya ho nahin sakta"

Atul ji,

The correct words are
“wo kaun sa uqdah hai jo waa ho nahin sakta”.

‘uqdah’ is a knot, a puzzle etc.
‘waa’ is to open, to solve.

The lyrics are updated, also, the meaning of the two words are added to the article above.



Thanks for the corrections as well as the meanings. Hamaari uqdah waa ho gayi. 🙂


Video clip on YouTube at plays this number in the first 01:40 minutes before moving on to the rest of the scene.


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