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Aa Dil Kya Mehfil Hai Tere Kadmon Mein

Posted on: March 13, 2018


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, 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.

Blog Day : 3525 Post No. : 14162

Hullo Atuldom

Remembering today a producer- director who started his career in Bollywood in the year 1948. Our in-house encyclopaedia has already enlightened us that this was as a writer for an AR Kardar film of Filmistan. The other Filmistan movies that carry his name as writer are ‘Anarkali’ (1953), ‘Munimji’ (1955), and ‘Paying Guest’ (1957).

Recently Zee Classic ran a series which was hosted by the writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar called ‘Classic Legends’ which tried to give an insider’s view on the legendary film personalities. I happened to see the episode which featured this writer- producer- director or to put it in one phrase “Film Maker”.  Javed Saab talked about the various genres under which films are made in India and said that this particular film-maker made movies in a genre called ‘Rom-Com Musical’.

The person whom we are remembering today on his 15th death anniversary – Nasir Hussain, was one who thought up this kind of entertaining movies. But then we had ample doses of romance and comedy in all movies made in India and music is a must for our movies be they suspense thrillers or murder mysteries, or even vendetta movies.

Nasir Hussain gave us all these ingredients in equal measure in many of his movies. So, what if ‘Yaadon Ki Baarat’ (1973) was vendetta of a boy who witnessed his parents’ murder. We still had seven songs in the movie of which 3 were romantic. Similarly, ‘Teesri Manzil’ (1966) had Asha Parekh trying to solve her sister’s death – so, it can be called a murder mystery. This movie too had 6 songs of which 2 were pure romantic numbers and one was a total comedy, in addition to all the situational comedy that kept occurring through the movie. Then he also made movies where the family gets separated in the first few minutes and then the poor protagonist -simply put ‘the hero’ – goes through the paces of the movie trying to look for his lost mother or father, wooing the wealthy heiress, singing a few songs in the process etc. Almost all of Nasir Hussain’s movies followed the same story in the sixties. He changed his storyline somewhat for ‘Caravan’ (1971) and ‘Bahaaron Ke Sapne’ (1967), later on in the mid-eighties we had ‘Manzil Manzil’ (1984) with the story of a separated family coming back together in the climax. The later part of the seventies had two Nasir Hussain movies with only romance and songs as their backbone – ‘Hum Kisise Kam Nahin’ (1977) and ‘Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai’ (1981).

There were a few constants in Nasir Saab’s movies namely – Majrooh Sultanpuri, Asha Parekh, Rajendranath, and a character that used to walk-in swinging a racquet calling himself Subodh Mukherjee. Of course, from the 1966 ‘Teesri Manzil’ RD Burman was his constant for music direction, an association that lasted for almost 19 years till the 1984 ‘Zabardast’. Even when his son Mansoor Khan took over the direction of movies of Nasir Hussain Films ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ (1988) and ‘Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar’ (1992) Nasir Saab continued to write the script and dialogues. He was possibly the first to have back-to-back songs or four songs-in-a-row kind of situations – remember “Megha Re Bole Ghanan Ghanan” and “Bade Hain Dil Ke Kaale” (film ‘Dil Deke Dekho’, 1959). “Aap Ke Kamre Mein Koi Rehta Hai” (‘Yaadon Ki Baraat’, 1973) had three parts to it.  And then of course the foursome “Chaand Mera Dil“, “Aa Dil Kya Mehfil Hai Tere”, “Tum Kya Jaano Mohabbat Kya Hai” and “Mil Gaya Hum Ko Saathi” came all together in ‘Hum Kisise Kam Nahin’ (1977).

On going through the list of Nasir Hussain’s movies posted on our blog I find that many of his movies have already been Yippeee’d. ‘Hum Kisise Kam Nahin’ has been shown as having 5/6 songs posted. On reviewing the list, I found that the one song from the four-song medley has been posted. Which means it is not 5/6 but 5/9 posted.

Let us enjoy this second song from the dance competition medley. Not in this clip, but towards the end of the this four song medley, Amjad Khan also makes an entrance into this scene.

Thank you Nasir Saab for leaving us enjoyable movies

Song – Aa Dil Kya Mehfil Hai Tere Kadmon Mein (Hum Kisi Se Kam Nahin) (1977) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – RD Burman
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

aa
dil kya
mehfil hai tere
kadmon mein

aa. . . dil kya
mehfil hai tere

duniya ki bahaaren tere liye
chaand sitaare tere liye

ho ho ho ho

jaan e ada
oo ho ho ho
jaan e ada
jaan e wafaa
tujh pe main fida
ho ho ho
ho jaan e wafaa
tujh pe main fida

ho oo oo
aa. . . dil kya
mehfil hai tere
kadmon mein

aa. . . dil kya
mehfil hai tere

duniya ki bahaaren tere liye
chaand sitaare tere liye

ho ho ho ho

jaan e ada
oo ho ho ho
jaan e ada
jaan e wafaa
tujh pe main fida
ho ho ho
ho jaan e wafaa
tujh pe main fida

ho oo oo
aa. . . dil kya
mehfil hai tere
kadmon mein

aa. . .

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

दिल क्या
महफिल है तेरे
कदमों में

आ॰॰॰ दिल क्या
महफिल है तेरे

दुनिया की बहारें तेरे लिए
चाँद सितारे तेरे लिए

हो हो हो हो

जान ए अदा
ओ हो हो हो
जान ए अदा
जान ए वफा
तुझ पे मैं फिदा
हो हो हो
हो जान ए वफा
तुझ पे मैं फिदा

हो ओ ओ
आ॰॰॰ दिल क्या
महफिल है तेरे
कदमों में

आ॰॰॰ दिल क्या
महफिल है तेरे

दुनिया की बहारें तेरे लिए
चाँद सितारे तेरे लिए

हो हो हो हो

जान ए अदा
ओ हो हो हो
जान ए अदा
जान ए वफा
तुझ पे मैं फिदा
हो हो हो
हो जान ए वफा
तुझ पे मैं फिदा

हो ओ ओ
आ॰॰॰ दिल क्या
महफिल है तेरे
कदमों में

आ॰ ॰ ॰

 

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1 Response to "Aa Dil Kya Mehfil Hai Tere Kadmon Mein"

Many many thanks for this ‘rocking post’ and remembering Nasir Hussain today. He has given us wonderful movies and memorable, unforgettable music. His movies of the seventies and earlier than that are also part of our ‘nostalgia’ because of their music, and of-course all the movies were interesting to watch, enjoyable and entertaining.

Thanks again,

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