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Ae mere khwaabon ke shehzaade

Posted on: November 16, 2017

This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

Only yesterday I saw a rather old episode of the TALK SHOW – back then they used to call it interview (simple)- “Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan” which Tabassum used to host. I am sure all movie/ music lovers would have seen at least one episode on Friday evenings (I think). I used to try and see it without fail. But the episode ( I saw yesterday on YouTube I don’t recollect having seen in 1983. Just as well since; when I saw it yesterday it was an eye opener. It featured Anand Bakshi the lyricist.

He spoke at length on various topics, but what stuck with me was his answer to Tabassum’s question about the shelf life of songs, why do modern songs fade from public memory as soon as the movie is out of the theatres. (I have provided the link for those interested). He gave example of one the two most famous songs of the Subhash Ghai directed “Karz” (1980). Way back in 1983, when that interview happened, he didn’t expect that “meri umar ke naujawaanon —om shanti om” would remain for long in public memory, but we know otherwise. It is still very much popular so much so that Farha Khan not only used it for her movie title but also used that entire song in her movie. complete with Subhash Ghai directing Rishi Kapoor. That sequence was in Farha Khan’s movie to introduce her protagonist Om.

There is another Subhash Ghai movie of the 80s which people don’t recall that frequently, but it was a big hit back then. It was one of the three super successful movies of Anil Kapoor that year. I know it was later remade into Tamil (Oru Taayin Shabhatham by T. Rajender) and Telugu and Kannada as well. I am talking of Meri Jung (1985) which starred Girish Karnad, Nutan and Amrish Puri (making the older generation) with Anil Kapoor leading the young brigade of Khushboo (his sister) Meenakshi Seshadri, and Javed Jaffery who made his debut in this movie as Amrish Puri’s wayward son; who has Khushboo falling in love with him; which conveniently helps the two warring advocates -Anil Kapoor and Amrish Puri.

Remember once before I had wondered how multi-talented the advocates in our movies are (In this when Vinod Khanna jumped over walls to get something from Leena Chandavarkar’s room). “Meri Jung” has Anil Kapoor just swallowing some medicine which is supposed to be poison in court to prove his client Bina’s innocence. I am sure no one is allowed to touch evidences like that in court but anything is acceptable in Indian movies. Remember one bottle collecting blood directly from three donors at the same time. (which movie I know the readers will guess. 🙂 )

Since we talked of Meri Jung (1985) let us have a song from the movie today. It is a dance number by the oh-so beautiful Meenakshi Seshadri. How I wish she had not quit movies for familial life but then it was her personal choice to leave when still on top. She has left us a treasure trove of great songs to choose from whenever we think of her.

And why am I thinking of her today? Obviously, its her birthday today (16 november 2017). And what better than a dance number. We are just floored by her beauty and why not she was a Miss India. I was a fan of her’s and loved her movie selections- Jurm, Satyamev Jayate, Daamini, Ghaayal, Swati etc and don’t mind excusing he “Shahenshah” “Ganga Jumna Saraswati” etc (who would say know to sharing screen space with the Amitabh Bachchan.) Post her retirement she is settled in the US going back to her first love – classical dances. She runs a dance academy. Here is wishing her health wealth and happiness in life.

Today’s song is sung by Anuradha Paudwal and lyrics are by Anand Bakshi and Laxmi-Pyare are the music composers. The song is a dream of Meenakshi and she gets to dance on Mumbai’s Madh Island on a giant PIANO among other things. People didn’t call Subash Ghai a showman just like that. 🙂



Song-Ae mere khwaabon ke shehzaade (Meri Jung)(1985) Singer-Anuraadha Paudwal, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
All chorus
Female chorus
Male chorus


sa sa sa ga san i ni
ni nire ni dha
dha sa dha pa
ae mere khwaabon ke
khayaalon ke shehzaade
ae mere
khwaabon ke
khayaalon ke shehzaade
ye Mausam
deta hai
tu aa ja re
ae mere
khwaabon ke
khayaalon ke shehzaade

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

pa ma ga re sa ni dha pa ma ga
toone bekraaron ko chhed diya
chhed diya
toone bekraaro ko chhed diya
chhed diya
mere dil ke taaron ko
taaron ko chhed diya aa
teri kya
marzi hai
tere kya iraade ae
ae mere
khwaabon ke
khayaalon ke shehzaade

la la la la la
la laaa
laa laa laa

dil dil dil
dil dil dil
dil dil dil
dil dil dil

dil to le liya (dil dil dil)
le liya (dil dil dil)
ab jaan na le
dil to le liya
ab jaan na le
mere sabr ka tu
imtihaan na le
sheeshe ki
gudiya ko
patther se takraa de
ae mere e
khwaabon ke
khayaalon ke shehzaade
ye mausam mm
deta hai ai
tu aa jaa re
ae mere khwaabon ke
khayaalo ke shehzaade
music music music
dance dance dance dance
lets dance with the music
with the music
with the music

lets dance with the music
with the music
music music music
music music music
music music music

la la la laa laa (music music music)
la la laa laa laa (music music music)

3 Responses to "Ae mere khwaabon ke shehzaade"

Good choice of song by Peevesie’s mom, on the occasion of Meenakshi Sheshadri’s birthday. She is among one of my favourites from the 80’s. The movie- Meri Jung was one of the successful movies of 1985. It got nominations for Anil Kapoor, Nutan and Amrish Puri. Amrish Puri and Nutan won it for Best supporting actress and Best supporting actor respectively, while Anil Kapoor lost out on best actor to Kamal Haasan (for Saagar). Nevertheless it still remains one of Anil Kapoor’s best performances. Meri Jung also happens to be one of my favourite movie. The clashes between Anil Kapoor and Amrish Puri in courtroom and off courtroom were the highlights of this movie.

In an interview appearing in the ‘Screen’ (the weekly film tabloid), Subhash Ghai once said that when Javed Akhtar had given him the script for Meri Jung, it did not have scope for any songs, as he felt that songs would dilute the impact of the movie. But Subhash Ghai, known to have an ear for music, insisted on having songs. He re-drafted the script so as to create song situations. He roped in his favourite lyricist Anand Bakshi to write the songs. And the result is for everyone to see. The theme song of the movie- Zindagi har kadam ek nayee jung hai- is one of the most inspirational songs. It has three or four different versions and keeps playing in the movie at regular intervals.
Another interesting trivia about Meri Jung is that it was initially to be made by Ramesh Sippy with Amitabh Bachchan as hero. The title of the movie at that time was to be ‘Shatranj’ . However as things didn’t work out, the film was shelved and then Subhash Ghai came in as director. The star cast underwent change and Anil Kapoor came in the picture. Like they say – daane daane pe likha hai khaane wale ka naam. Javed Jaffrey made his debut with this movie and had the song ‘Bol baby bol’ for which Kishore Kumar gave playback.

The song’ Ae mere khwaabon ke’ is a dream sequence where Meenakshi is seen dancing with extras on the beach and Anil playing the piano. Yes like every Subhash Ghai movie of those time this movie too had a musical instrument playing an integral part in the film. In Karz it was the guitar, In Hero it was the flute, in Karma it was Banjo. In Meri Jung it was the piano. Later in Ram Lakhan it was dafli and in Saudagar it was the iktara (the one string instrument). There is a long piece of music preluding the song. It has good rhythm and lyrics which goes “lets dance with the music”. Good rendition by Anuradha Paudwal. The picturisation of the song was spectacular.

Would like to thank Peevesie’s mom for bringing back the memories of those days. Waiting for the song Zindagi har kadam from the same movie to make appearance on this blog.


while the video link starts the actress (appearing with guitarist is Huma Khan, and
that guy with guitar is junior dancer who appeared in many Hindi movie song sequences
Longer audio link


so i guessed right that we had a brief glimpse of Huma Khan at the start but i didn’t mention as i was not 100% sure


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