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Sainyyaa roothh gaye main manaati rahi

Posted on: February 8, 2018

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Hullo Atuldom

“Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki” was a 1978 movie produced and directed by Raj Khosla. it was given certificate on 14th July 1978 and released on 4th August 1978. It starred Nutan, Asha Parekh, Vinod Khanna, Vijay Anand, Deb Mukherji, Neeta Mehta and introduced Geeta Behl to Bollywood. The movie was based on the Marathi novel “Ashi Tujhi Preet” by Chandrakant Kakodkar. The songs were written by Anand Bakshi and tuned by Laxmikant- Pyarelal.

The story was of an aristocrat (Vijay Anand) who falls in love with a dancer (Asha Parekh) whom he has rescued but he can’t marry as his mother has lined up a girl- Nutan (Sanjukta) from a family of equal social standing which he obeys on being forced by the dancer. He has a child from each of them but the dancer dies after giving birth to the child. And soon the Thakur also dies in a riding accident leaving his legal wife in-charge of bringing up both the kids. She admits Tulsi’s child in a boarding school and brings him home when he grows up and confesses publicly that he (Vinod Khanna) is her husband’s son. Then the movie goes through a few twists and turns where the legitimate son (Deb Mukherji) does a lot of illegitimate and wrong activities for which the other son takes all the blame. There comes a point when he- Vinod Khanna- leaves the house but returns on learning that there is a threat to his brother’s life and comes to his rescue. And then the movie ends on a happy note.

The movie had seven songs of which the title song “Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki” was posted by Atulji on 2nd August, 2011. That song runs through the length of the movie with the sad part “main tera kya le jaungi” (which Prakashchandraji has provided in the comments section) coming twice in the movie. There is one more sad part “mat ro behna andar jake” which too Prakashchandraji has posted as comment along with the other sad version in November 2015. So that accounts for three songs. Two other songs “chaap tilak sab chheeni re” and possibly the only song in the movie with some romance in it “yeh khidki jo bandh rehti hai” have also been posted.

Today’s song (the sixth from the movie) runs through 3 minutes of the titles which stop in the middle and restart after Asha Parekh (Tulsi) runs away through the window. The song is used to establish that Asha Parekh plays the character of a NAUTCH girl or tawaif in simple language. It is sung on- screen by a lady whose name is not there in the titles but of-screen, meaning playback is by Shobha Gurtu.

Shobha Gurtu was an accomplished Hindustani Classical singer who made a name singing light classical music, mainly Thumris, and had an “Abhinaya filled” full throated voice.

Born in Belgaum, Karnataka on 8th February 1925, and initially trained by her mother Menekabai Shirodkar in the Jaipur- Atruali Gharana style of Hindustani classical singing she specialised in Thumri, Dadra, Kajri, Hori etc.

Possibly the first time I sat up and took notice of a singer who had a voice which was different from that of the reigning singers of that period was when I heard “sainyya doli leke aaye tere dwaar” from “Shraddanjali” in 1981. But I don’t consider myself a yardstick to measure a great singer. But I must say as I sat to write this post and ran through the list of songs sung by Shobha Gurtu (8 february 1925-27 september 2004) in Hindi movies, my jaw dropped as I found she had started with “Pakeezah” in 1972 and “Phagun” in 1973. And also, that I know many of the Hindi film songs sung by her without knowing details about the song.

Remembering her today (8 february 2018) with this song. She would have been 93.



Song-Sainyya roothh gaye main manaati rahi (Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki)(1978) Singer-Shobha Gurtu, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal


sainyyaan roothh gaye
sainyyaan roothh gaye
main manaati rahi
sainyyaan roothh gaye
main manaati rahi ji
sainyyaan roothh gaye
shyaam jaane lage
main bulaati rahi
main bulaati rahi
sainyyaan roothh gaye ae
sainyyan roothh gaye
main manaati rahi
saiyyan roothh gaye

mere soone madhuban mein
bahaar aa gayi ee
mere nainon mein
ansuwan ki dhaar aa gayi
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
ambuwa ki daari pe haan
ambuwa ki daari pe
ambuwa ki daari pe
bairi koyaliya
ga ga kar mujhe rulaati rahi
sainyyaan roothh gaye
sainyyaan roothh gaye
main manaati rahi
sainyyan roothh gaye
sainyyan roothh gaye

shyaam jaane lage
shyaam jaane lage
main bulaati rahi
roothh gaye
sainyyaan roothh gaye
sainyyaan roothh gaye
sainyyaan roothh gaye
main manaati rahi
sainyyaan roothh gaye
sainyyaan roothh gaye


4 Responses to "Sainyyaa roothh gaye main manaati rahi"

Love the song, NK Ji. You made my day!!! Very fond nostalgic memories come back!!!


This one 08.11.2012

Zindagi say baras ki sahi – 09.10.2012



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