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Ae Mere Meharbaan Ae Mere Hamnasheen

Posted on: October 2, 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.

khoobsurat haseen, koi tujh sa nahin
aate hain nazar aise chehre magar
kabhi kabhi
kahin kahin

Greetings to Asha Parekh ji, on completing 75 illustrious years, with all but 10 of them, in the film (and TV) industry.

The years have come and gone by, but the grace, the radiance, and smile is still the same. Having made her debut as a child star at the tender age of 10, it indeed has been a very fruitful and a prolific inning that she has played. The wires carried the news today in the day that her autobiography (co-authored with Khalid Mohammed) was released today. The title of the book is ‘The Hit Girl’. I am sure no explanation needs to be rendered for the title. Starting with ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ in 1959, there is a long list of hit films in which she has played the female lead role, all the way till the mid 1970s, when she moved into senior and supporting roles. The list of films reads like the ‘Best of 1960s/70s’. The list contains a ton of favorites. And I am sure all of us have a few on this list, that we will pick as our favorite films.

My love affair with Asha ji started with the song “O Mere Sona Re Sona Re Sona Re”. Film is ‘Teesri Manzil’ (1966). Too much of a small pre-school/early school kid that I was, this is one of the earliest memories that I carry of having seen a film on big screen. Not yet trained in the discussions of the finer details of music and instruments, those were the days that the melody would fall into the ears and the mind would capture it instantaneously and store it in the neurons forever. The music of ‘Teesri Manzil’ had this first impact on my nascent mind. Soon the brainwaves would be crowded with thousands of songs that the mind soaked in from listening to the radio. But the music of ‘Teesri Manzil’ – let me ask you, what would you do with your first out-of-this-world music experience. An yes, right, you will store it forever, and play it often.

Watching the film, I had an additional impact. Most of the films memories and emotions have been built and retained from watching it again and again over the years. But that first viewing in the big and dark cinema hall, with the larger than life images thrown on to the huge white screen – the memory that is retained is of this young, very beautiful girl singing “O Mere Sona. . .”, and making an all out effort to pacify a gentleman named Shammi Kapoor, who seemed to be upset and angry.

The mind at that time was too unfamiliar with the grown up emotions, to appreciate that the two characters on screen are in the process of falling in love. All I know is that I took an intense fancy to this young lady singing on the screen. Her expressions, her vitality, her antics took my heart away, and in its place, left her own images, that I remember, I would ruminate (yes, sorry, I did not know these words at that time; I am articulating them now) and dwell upon for weeks and months. In short, if I knew then and understood the grown-up emotions, I would have happily declared that I was in love. The expressions in this song are so natural, so much in flow, so much coming from the bottom of a playful and naughty young heart, that I believed all I saw on the screen. And simply fell in love.

Being what I was, a pre school small child, I did not know what to do with that fancy. All I know is that I would think about her, and this song I witnessed in the cinema hall. I would think about her often; likely that it was more often than often. I just liked being with her thoughts, and being with her in thoughts. I would fancy that we would meet, that we would be together. I did not know then, what else to do with that fancy. Other than the thing that I quite enjoyed to be in her company in thoughts. The song and its associated images would continue to replay on the screen of the mind, all the time. Yes, that is what it felt like, being in love.

I remember it took some months for this fancy to wear off. The song, the antics, the images in the mind – all of that was intact, and still is. Just that, that unnamed craving to be with her in person, quite faded away, and settled down into a liking in the heart, that would say – she is my favorite. Maybe so – maybe it was another fancy that would steal my attention away (more about that later 😉 ). But I do know that the fancy strongly lasted well for many months.

As I was looking to replay this episode, and searching for a suitable song, I happened to chance upon this song, that was quite unfamiliar for me before I heard it with some attention earlier today. I remember that ‘Saajan’ (1969) was not one of those films that I had watched in its original run. With limited opportunities to watch new releases in the cinema hall, I had very little say in which movies to see. As i played this song today, the lines that immediately caught my attention, are the ones I have noted at the beginning of this article.

khoobsurat haseen, koi tujh sa nahin
aate hain nazar aise chehre magar
kabhi kabhi
kahin kahin

That there is none so beautiful
And so charming as you are
Faces, enchanting as much as yours
Are surely seen at times
But oh so rarely
And oh so scarcely

Oh so true, and so well in tune with that fancy of mine years ago. A face so charming as hers, a screen presence so appealing as hers, comes by quite rarely, quite once in a while.

An eminent celebration for this gorgeous milestone today, Asha ji. And I pray that there be many more such celebrations to come. May He endow good health and longevity upon you, and that you be khoobsurat haseen, forever.

Many many happy returns of today.

Song – Ae Mere Meharbaan Ae Mere Hamnasheen  (Saajan) (1969) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

ooo oooo oooo ooooooo
ooooo oooo ooooo ooo ooo ooo
oooo ooo ooo oooo oooo oooooooo
oooo oooo ooooo ooooo
ooooooo

wai wai yaa
wai wai yaa
yaa wai wai yaa
wai wai yaa wai wai yaa
yaa wai wai yaa
wai wai yaa wai wai yaa

ae mere meharbaan
ae mere hamnasheen
ae mere meharbaan
ae mere hamnasheen
khoobsurat haseen
koi tujh sa nahin
aate hain nazar
aise chehre magar
kabhi kabhi
kahin kahin
ae mere meharbaan
ae mere hamnasheen
khoobsurat haseen
koi tujh sa nahin
aate hain nazar
aise chehre magar
kabhi kabhi
kahin kahin
ae mere meharbaan
ae mere hamnasheen

phoolon ko bahaar jaise pyaar karti hai
jaise pyaa..aar karti hai
dil ko teri yaad beqaraar karti hai
beqaraa..aar karti hai
hota hai asar. . .
hota hai asar
pyaar mein ye magar
kabhi kabhi
kahin kahin
ae mere meharbaan
ae mere hamnasheen

laayi tere naam mein pyaam aankhon ka
mein pyaa..aam aankhon ka
kar le tu qubool ye salaam aankhon ka
ye salaa..aam aankhon ka
milti hai nazar. . .
milti hai nazar
dilbaron se magar
kabhi kabhi
kahin kahin
ae mere meharbaan
ae mere hamnasheen
khoobsurat haseen
koi tujh sa nahin
aate hain nazar
aise chehre magar
kabhi kabhi
kahin kahin
ae mere meharbaan
ae mere hamnasheen

aaa aaaa aaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओss ओsss ओsss ओssssss
ओssss ओss ओsss ओs ओs ओs
ओsss ओs ओs ओss ओss ओssssss
ओss ओss ओsss ओsss
ओssssss

वई वई या
वई वई या
या वई वई या
वई वई या वई वई या
या वई वई या
वई वई या वई वई या

ए मेरे मेहरबान
ए मेरे हमनशीं
ए मेरे मेहरबान
ए मेरे हमनशीं
खूबसूरत हसीं
कोई तुझ सा नहीं
आते हैं नज़र
ऐसे चेहरे मगर
कभी कभी
कहीं कहीं
ए मेरे मेहरबान
ए मेरे हमनशीं
खूबसूरत हसीं
कोई तुझ सा नहीं
आते हैं नज़र
ऐसे चेहरे मगर
कभी कभी
कहीं कहीं

फूलों को बहार जैसे प्यार करती है
जैसे प्या॰॰आर करती है
दिल को तेरी याद बेक़रार करती है
बेक़रा॰॰आर करती है
होता है असर॰॰॰
होता है असर
प्यार में ये मगर
कभी कभी
कहीं कहीं
ए मेरे मेहरबान
ए मेरे हमनशीं

लाई तेरे नाम में पयाम आँखों का
मैं पया॰॰आम आँखों का
कर ले तू क़बूल ये सलाम आँखों का
ये सला॰॰आम आँखों का
मिलती है नज़र॰॰॰
मिलती है नज़र
दिलबरों से मगर
कभी कभी
कहीं कहीं
ए मेरे मेहरबान
ए मेरे हमनशीं
खूबसूरत हसीं
कोई तुझ सा नहीं
आते हैं नज़र
ऐसे चेहरे मगर
कभी कभी
कहीं कहीं
ए मेरे मेहरबान
ए मेरे हमनशीं

आs आsss आsss आssss
आsss आssss आssss आsss

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3 Responses to "Ae Mere Meharbaan Ae Mere Hamnasheen"

Longer audio link??

thank you Sudhirji for this emotion filled memory straight from the heart
on one of my favourites of that era. and u didn’t mention her Big-Big eyes that conveyed all her emotions. and her cute giggle in all her movies, and her dancing abilities and and and any so many other things

Yes Peevesie’s Mom ji,

Loveable doe like eyes, and so many other अदाएं and abilities as a performer.
Yes, that would be a much much longer article. 🙂
Maybe again.

Rgds
Sudhir

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