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Zindagi Ek Naatak Hai

Posted on: March 28, 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 : 3540 Post No. : 14212

Hullo Atuldom

Yesterday (27 march 2018) was World Theatre Day. I learnt about this in the morning yesterday, as I was listening to the Vividh Bharati. Apparently, this was initiated in the year 1961, by The International Theatre Institute. It is celebrated annually on 27thMarch.

We have a number of actors in Bollywood, both past and present, who started their acting career on stage. Many of them never miss an opportunity to go back to act in a play or theatre reading etc. “We cannot forget the immediate response that we get from the audiences” is the most heard sentiment from these actors who keep going back to do theatre. And then, we have had actors who have performed ‘in front of the camera’ as they would perform ‘in front of a live audience’ – remember Sohrab Modi and Prithviraj Kapoor (in some of his initial movies). But the later generation of actors adopted different styles for theatre and movies. Also improved sound systems in theatres must have helped in later years; when one didn’t have to speak in ‘loud booming voices’ so as to be heard in the last rows.

Today with this post I am thinking of Farooque Shaikh who also did a lot of theatre and who would have been 70 on 25th March, just two days back (he passed away in 2013). I also remember Om Puri who was a product of National School of Drama along with Naseeruddin Shah. And yes, how can one forget our dear Shashi Kapoor and his work in bringing theatre to the layman through his Prithvi Theatre also helping many theatre groups in the process by giving a platform to exhibit their art.

Yesterday’s Indian Express (online edition) has an article on how the Twitterati are celebrating the day- http://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-globally/what-is-world-theatre-day-twitter-reactions-5112818/. The article begins with Shakespeare’s famous quote from “As You Like It” –

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts.”

Strangely or coincidentally the song that I zeroed in for also says exactly the same thing. I had thought of it the moment I heard about the ‘World Theatre Day’. Then I sat through looking up articles on the internet and I referred Wikipedia for additional information and in the process landed on what Indian Express site had.

The song is written by a lyricist – Anand Bakshi – whose work I admire because he is one of the poets who puts the common man’s thoughts in poetry format (there are few more lyricists who do that but more on that later). The music is composed by Laxmi-Pyaare and playback is by Asha Bhonsle for Moushumi Chatterjee, whose presence is making Sulochana and Raj Mehra uncomfortable, while Vijay Arora and Nazeema are visibly squirming (would like to know why 😉). Then there is Jayshree T. dancing and Hari Shivdasani enjoying himself. There is also Snehlata (in white saree) who seems to be the happiest among the girls at the party. There are some more familiar faces in the party, which I am unable to name immediately. I request other readers to please help add more names to this video clip.

The film is directed by Sohanlal Kanwar and is one of the movies that has Subhash Ghai in its cast.

[Short Version – Party Song]

[Long Version – Stage Song]

Song – Zindagi Ek Naatak Hai (Naatak) (1975) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics

(Short Version – Party Song)
mmmm mmmm

aaaaa aaa aaa
aa aaaaaaaaaa

aaa aaa aa
aaa aaa aa
aaa aaa aaaaaaaaa

zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

khel mein kabhi
bajti hain taaliyaan
aur dete hain
log kabhi gaaliyaan
khel mein kabhi
bajti hain taaliyaan
aur dete hain
log kabhi gaaliyaan..aa..aaaan
bhale bante hain
burey bante hain
apna naam badnaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

sach kya hai
ye humse na poochhiye
kyon ki hum log
hain bahrupiye
sach kya hai
ye humse na poochhiye
kyon ki hum log
hain bahrupiye..ey..eyy
koi jaane na
pehchaane na
aisa hum intezaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

(Long Version – Stage Song) (Lyrics Provided by Prakashchandra)

zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

khel mein kabhi
bajti hain taaliyaan
aur dete hain
log kabhi gaaliyaan
khel mein kabhi
bajti hain taaliyaan
aur dete hain
log kabhi gaaliyaan..aa..aaaan
bhale bante hain
burey bante hain
apna naam badnaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

ek rangmanch
ye sansaar hai
chhota bada
har ek kalakaar hai
ek rangmanch
ye sansaar hai
chhota bada
har ek kalakaar hai..ae..ae..ae
zindgaani ka
is kahaani ka
tamasha subh o shaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

chehre pe ek
chehra laga liya
laila majnu
khud ko bana liya
chehre pe ek
chehra laga liya
laila majnu
khud ko bana liya..aa..aa..aa
jhootha sachcha kya
bura achhaa kya
jaisa naam waisa kaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
parda uthte hi
parda girte hi
sabko salaam karte hain
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karte hain

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

(छोटा रूपांतर – पार्टी में)
म्ममम म्ममम
आssss आss आss
आss आssssssss

आs आs आ
आs आs आ
आss आss आssssssss

ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

खेल में कभी
बजती हैं तालियाँ
और देते हैं
लोग कभी गालियां
खेल में कभी
बजती हैं तालियाँ
और देते हैं
लोग कभी गालियां॰॰आं॰॰आं
भले बनते हैं
बुरे बनते हैं
अपना नाम बदनाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

सच क्या है
ये हमसे ना पूछिए
क्योंकि हम लोग
हैं बहरूपिये
सच क्या है
ये हमसे ना पूछिए
क्योंकि हम लोग
हैं बहरूपिये॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
कोई जाने ना
पहचाने ना
ऐसा हम इंतज़ाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

(लंबा  रूपांतर – स्टेज पर)

ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

खेल में कभी
बजती हैं तालियाँ
और देते हैं
लोग कभी गालियां
खेल में कभी
बजती हैं तालियाँ
और देते हैं
लोग कभी गालियां॰॰आं॰॰आं
भले बनते हैं
बुरे बनते हैं
अपना नाम बदनाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

एक रंगमंच
ये संसार है
छोटा बड़ा
हर एक कलाकार है
एक रंगमंच
ये संसार है
छोटा बड़ा
हर एक कलाकार है॰॰ऐ॰॰ऐ॰॰ऐ
ज़िंदगानी का
इस कहानी का
तमाशा सुबह ओ शाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

चेहरे पे एक
चेहरा लगा लिया
लैला मजनूँ
खुद को बना लिया
चेहरे पे एक
चेहरा लगा लिया
लैला मजनूँ
खुद को बना लिया॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
झूठा सच्चा क्या
बुरा अच्छा क्या
जैसा नाम वैसा काम करते हैं

हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
पर्दा उठते ही
पर्दा गिरते ही
सबको सलाम करते हैं
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं
ज़िंदगी एक नाटक है
हम नाटक में काम करते हैं

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10 Responses to "Zindagi Ek Naatak Hai"

Maine iss gaane ke 2 versions ka lyrics bahut din pehle bhej chukaa thaa

Picturised on Moushumi Chatterjee, Snehalata,Jayashree.T.,Vijay Arora,
Sulochana Latkar,Raj Mehra,Nazima,Hari Shivdasaani,Raj Rani,

Thank you Prakash ji for this song …!!!
Maine to aap ko pehle bhi likha hai ki ‘aap ke liye to koyi samasya hi nahin hai, aap to bas ishaara kijiye, aap ke gaane khadda to kya, kuwein ya paataal mein bhi honge to bhi aap ke paas pahunch jaayenge 🙂 aur pahunchne bhi chaahiye !!!

2nd version: (longer version)(Stage performance song)
Singer:Asha Bhosle
Moushumi Chatterjee, Jayashree.T., Snehalata,Raj Mehra,Madhup Sharmaa
Naazima, Sulochana Latkar
zindagi ek naatak hai ae
hum naatak mein kaam karthe hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karthe hain
pardaa uttathe hi
pardaa girthe hi
sabko salaam karthe hain
hum naatak mein kaam karthe hain
zindagi ek naatak hai ae
hum naatak mein kaam karthe hain
pardaa uttathe hi
pardaa girthe hi
sabko salaam karthe hain
hum naatak mein kaam karthe hain
zindagi ek naatak hai ae
hum naatak mein kaam karthe hain

khel mein kabhi
bajathi hain taaliyaan
aur kabhi log
dethe hain gaaliyaan
khel mein kabhi
bajathi hain taaliyaan
aur kabhi log
dethe hain gaaliyaan..aaan…aaa..aaa…aaa
bure baannthe hain
bhale bannthe hain
apnaa naam badnaam karthe hain
hum naatak mein kaam karthe hain
zindagi ek naatak hai ae
hum naatak mein kaam karthe hain

ek rangmanch
ye sansaar hai
chhotaa badaa har ek kalaakaar hai
ek rangmanch
ye sansaar hai
chhotaa badaa har ek kalaakaar hai..eee..eee..eee…eee
zindgaani kaa
iss kahaani kaa
tamaashaa
subah-o-shaam karthe hain
hum naatak mein kaam karthe hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karthe hain

chehre pe ek
chehraa lagaa liyaa
laailaa majnu
khud ko banaa liyaa
chehre pe ek
chehraa lagaa liyaa
laailaa majnu
khud ko banaa liyaa..aaa…aaa..aaa…aaa
jhootaa sachchaa kyaa
buraa achchaa kyaa
jaisaa naam
vaisaa kaam karthe hain
hum naatak mein kaam karthe hain
zindagi ek naatak hai
hum naatak mein kaam karthe hain
pardaa uttathe hi
pardaa girthe hi
sabko salaam karthe hain
hum naatak mein kaam karthe hain
zindagi ek naatak hai ae
hum naatak mein kaam karthe hain(clapping sound)


video of 2nd version

director:Sohanlal Kanwar Production House:Filmlands`
Producers:C.D.Shah, Harish Upadhyaya
starcast:Vijay Arora, Moushumi Chatterjee, Snehlata, Sulochana Latkar
Madhup Sharma,Raj Mehra,Raj Rani,Bhagwan Dada,Naazima, Subhash Ghai,Sunder,
Tiwari aka Ramayan Tiwari,Sabina,Hari Shivdasani,Pravin Paul,
Brahm Bhardwaj,Susheel,Ved,Hari Shivdasani,Narender,Kamaldeep,Bhanumati,
O.P.Kohli,Shera,Omi,Rashida Thakur, Guest artistes:Alka,Jayashree.T.

1st audio

2nd audio

@Peevesie’s Mom ji – many many thanks for this post. And very thoughtful too with a perfect song to grace the occasion.
Yesterday when I came to know about the importance of the day, this thought of a write-up and a song do strike to my mind, but then I am also playing a ‘different role’ at this ‘phase’ of time, and being occupied with other priorities I could not do it.
Thank you very much for this post and the song.
The post brings back many memories of the ‘dramas’ that I was a part of and my parents were.
Thanks again !!!

thank you Avinashji. actually by the time i got to actually writing the post it was 5:30 and when i sent it to Atulji/ Sudhirji it was past 7 in the evening. then i came to know that Sudhirji was busy and Atulji out of station so it thought this will not get posted. but i should thank Sudhirji for posting it.
also the first person to comment on the song was my husband…..”this is a song version of Rajesh Khanna’s Anand dialogue– hum sab toh rang manch ke katputliyan hai!”

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