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Ek Dil Hai Ek Jaan Hai Ek Jaan e Jaan

Posted on: February 12, 2018

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 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.

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Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 5
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‘ए’ – एक दिल हैं एक जान हैं

तुम मुझे यूं भुला ना पाओगे
जब कभी भी सुनोगे गीत मेरे
संग संग तुम भी गुनगुनाओगे॰ ॰ ॰

क्या सच ब्यान कर गए आप, रफी साब॰ ॰ ॰

Your voice, and your songs are so imprinted on the memory, that the mind sings along the verses, every time it hears any of your songs. These memories are now lifelong; they will not be deserted till the last breath.

Moving forward with the series of duets – I am skipping ‘ऊ’ because no duet song starting with this vowel is available. So I come to ‘ए’, as the starting letter for today’s song.

This song is from the 1976 film ‘Shaque’, a taut psychological thriller starring Shabana Azmi, Vinod Khanna, Utpal Dutt, Bindu, Durga Khote, Farida Jalal, Master Atul, Arvind Deshpande, Suhas Bhalekar, Satya Kumar Patil, VP Kaale, and AK Banerjee. The film is produced and directed by the husbsand-wife team of Aruna and Vikas, under their own banner – Avikam, Bombay. The five songs in this film are penned by Gulzar (four) and Hafiz (one), and the music direction is by Vasant Desai. This was the last film that Vasant Desai composed the music for, before his unfortunate demise in an unexpected and zany lift accident.

The film deals with a slinking doubt that creeps into the lives of a happily settled couple. Doubts, that go way back into the past, when the couple were less affluent, and a criminal event had happened at the workplace of the husband. The circumstances of the event eventually left the case open, as the guilt of any specific individual could not be established. Years later, that lack of closure becomes the source of doubt and distrust between the couple. The film is very down to earth and very sensibly handled by the director’s team.

This song is one of that rare category of songs that seems to be have been created and recorded as a complete song, but then are used partially in the film, plus they re not released in any other format. So the part of the song that is included on the film’s sound track is the only part that is available. Folks will recall the unlisted song of film ‘Pyaasa’ (1957) – “Peechhe Peechhe Duniya Aage Aage Hum“, that got posted in July last year as a partial song which is available only on the film’s soundtrack. That is a similar example. Then in the 1987 film ‘Susman’, there are one or maybe two bhajans by Kabir, that play in the background, in many parts, throughout the film. They too are not available, other than from the film’s soundtrack. Another example that comes to mind is the complete ghazal “Dil Ka Bharosa To Nahin” from the 1961 film ‘Shama’ – that too is not available anywhere else other than the sound track only. I am sure there are many more such songs and partial songs sitting only in the film’s soundtrack waiting to be discovered.

The online link that is provided actually plays the song more than once. The actual length of the available snippet is just a tad over one minute. The uploader has created a longer piece by splicing and pasting together the available snippet multiple times.

Even this one minute snippet is a wonderful example of how Vasant Desai has taken the free metre verses penned by Gulzar and weaved them into a delectable song. Enjoy this minute long sojourn of beautiful sound.


Song – Ek Dil Hai Ek Jaan Hai Ek Jaan e Jaan (Shaque) (1976) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Vasant Desai


aaa aaa aaa aaa
aa haa
o ho
o ho
oo oo oo
oo oooo ooo oooo

ek dil hai
ek jaan hai
ek jaan e jaan
jaan e jaan miley jahaan
wahin mera jahaan
wo mera jahaan


tum zara zameen pe rakh do
paaon ke nishaan
jhuk ke choom lega
us zameen ko aasmaan
tumhaare paaon ke nishaan

wo nishaan
hain kahaan

chhaaon chhaaon chal raha hai
dhoop ka dhuaan
aaa aaaaa aaaa aaaaa
haan. . . dhuaan
chhaaon chhaaon chal raha hai
dhoop ka dhuaan
dhoondhta hua tumhaare paaon ke nishaan
aaaa aaaa aaaa
aa haa
ho ho
o ho
ho oo oo oo
ho oo ooo ooo

Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
आ आ आ आ
आ हा
ओ हो
ओ हो
ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओsss ओs ओsss

एक दिल है
एक जान है
एक जान ए जान
जान ए जान मिले जहां
वहीं मेरा जहान्
वो  मेरा जहान्


तुम ज़रा ज़मीन पे रख दो
पाँव के निशान
झुक के चूम लेगा
उस ज़मीन को आसमान
तुम्हारे पाँव के निशान

वो निशान
हैं कहाँ

छांव छांव चल रहा है
धूप का धुआँ
आss आssss आsss आssss
हाँ॰॰॰ धुआँ
छांव छांव चल रहा है
धूप का धुआँ
ढूँढता हुआ तुम्हारे पाँव के निशान
आ आ आ
आ हा
हो हो
ओ हो
हो ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओss


4 Responses to "Ek Dil Hai Ek Jaan Hai Ek Jaan e Jaan"

It would be a very fun idea to do alphabets of such songs. That could also be useful for antakshari.




Ek dil hai ek jaan hai ek jaane jaan from shaque,1976. The credit for female singer is Asha Bhosle, but I strongly sense that it is not her, but it is Vani Jayram. It would need more than usual research means.


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