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Sapnon Mein Koi Aata Hai

Posted on: September 16, 2017


This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

Saga Of Sleepless Nights – 2
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koi chupke se aa ke
sapne sulaa ke
mujhko jagaa ke boley
ke main aa raha hoon. . .

Our dear departed President had once made a statement that has now become a quotable quote, appearing in many PR campaigns and posters. He had said, “Dream is not that which you see while sleeping, it is something that does not let you sleep”.

President Abdul Kalam was a very influential statesman. His work, his accomplishments, and his vision are a shining example of a motivated personality with a very positive world view. In recent times, this is a quote that has become one of the top inspirational guiding light, for students and young generations.

No, I do not wish to take away the import and the magnitude of significance that this statement entails. I just want to point out that this theme, this concept has been written about by the poets, especially the romantic types, since time immemorial. That the dreams keep you awake. It is the thoughts of the beloved that will occupy the mind’s inner spaces. The dreams will go on an on – about the one you love, being with the one you love, missing the one you love, pining for the one you love, and. . . just simply dreaming to be with the one you love.

Shakespeare has something to say about this,

All days are nights to see till I see thee,
And nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.

That even the days are dark and lonely, like nights when I do not see you; but when I see you even in my dreams, the nights turn into bright days.

It is well known that we dream when we sleep. But tell me, when we are dreaming, does it not seem so very real? Does it not seem that we are living a real experience in real time? Till of course you wake up. And when you wake up from some dreams, it is hard to believe for a few moments that you were asleep – the experience was so very real.

And so the poets write about being awake in the dreams. The poetry that they write about dreams, especially when dream is about love and is about the loved one, tells us about how the beloved comes and wakes you up while you are dreaming – and the trance continues.

So many songs from Hindi films to pick about this experience. The one that is dearest to me is the song from ‘Anubhav’ (1971) – mentioned at the start of this article. Today, I present another lovely song, back from before the golden era of HFM. The song comes from a team that has created so many delightful musical offerings for us to savor. Words from the pen of Kedar Sharma, music from the mind of RC Boral and the lilting voice of Kaanan Devi. As I was searching for a song about dreams – ‘सपना’, I chanced upon this wonderful melody from the 1939 film ‘Sapera’.

The film is produced under the banner of New Theatres, and is directed by Debaki Bose. The cast is impressive – Kaanan Devi, Nawab, Pahadi Sanyal, Prithviraj Kapoor, KC Dey, Bikram Kapoor, Sham Laha, Satya Mukherji and Vinay Goswami etc. As is characteristic of RC Boral’s creations, the song has a significant prelude, before the singing comes on.

The song tells about the sleepless nights when the beloved comes visiting in the dreams. There is a touch of sensuousness – the words tell about meeting of lovers’ lips in the dream. There is a touch of melancholy – the words tell of tears flowing when the lovers’ eyes meet. And there is a strong presence of the emotions of longing throughout the song. Listen. . . and dream of your beloved.

 

Song – Sapnon Mein Koi Aata Hai  (Sapera) (1939) Singer – Kaanan Devi, Lyrics – Kedar Sharma, MD – RC Boral

Lyrics

sapnon mein koi aata hai
sapnon mein koi aata hai
kuchh chupke se keh jaata hai
kuchh chupke se keh jaata hai
hothon se honth milaata hai
hothon se honth milaata hai
hriday ka kanwal khilaata hai
hriday ka kanwal khilaata hai
sapnon mein koi aata hai
sapnon mein koi aata hai

main thandi aahen bharti hoon
main thandi aahen bharti hoon
wo aisi aag lagaata hai
koi poochhe mere saajan se
koi poochhe mere saajan se
koi poochhe mere saajan se
jo us se aankh ladaata hai
kyon uska dil moti ban kar
yun aankhon se beh jaata hai
kyon uska dil moti ban kar
yun aankhon se beh jaata hai
sapnon mein koi aata hai
sapnon mein koi aata hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सपनों में कोई आता है
सपनों में कोई आता है
कुछ चुपके से कह जाता है
कुछ चुपके से कह जाता है
होंठों से होंठ मिलाता है
होंठों से होंठ मिलाता है
हिरदे का कंवल खिलाता है
हिरदे का कंवल खिलाता है
सपनों में कोई आता है
सपनों में कोई आता है

मैं ठंडी आहें भरती हूँ
मैं ठंडी आहें भरती हूँ
वो ऐसी आग लगाता है
कोई पूछे मेरे साजन से
कोई पूछे मेरे साजन से
कोई पूछे मेरे साजन से
जो उस से आँख लड़ाता है
क्यों उसका दिल मोती बन कर
यूं आँखों से बह जाता है
क्यों उसका दिल मोती बन कर
यूं आँखों से बह जाता है
सपनों में कोई आता है
सपनों में कोई आता है

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1 Response to "Sapnon Mein Koi Aata Hai"

Your discussion about sleep and dreams reminded me of Bharat Vyas lyrics in 1964 film ‘Sant Gyaneshwar’:
“Sapne mein to daras dikhaa de kuchh dhiraj bandh jaaye …. Sapna bhi to kis bidh aaye jab nindia nahin aaye?”

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