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Aa Gaya Lab Pe Afsaana-e-Aashiqi

Posted on: September 17, 2019


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 atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4078 Post No. : 15217

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 44
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Seven songs were posted ten years ago. The blog was in its childhood – “Bachpan Ke Din Bhi Kya Din The” 🙂  🙂 .

Only one of these seven was a debut song. The list given below has an interesting observation. All films that made an appearance that day, have since been yippeee’d. Except just the one that made its debut.

Ye Duniya Hai Yahaan Dil Ka Lagaana Kisko Aata Hai Shair 1949 2nd  Yippeee’d
Aaj Gaawat Man Mero Baiju Baawra 1952 6th  Yippeee’d
Ae Kaash Chalte Mil Ke Manzil 1960 3rd  Yippeee’d
Ek Baat Kahoon Wallah Ye Husn Subhan Allah Shrimaan Satyawaadi 1960 2nd  Yippeee’d
Dukh Aur Sukh Ke Raaste Bane Hain Sabke Waaste Hum Dono 1961 5th  Yippeee’d
Aap Jabse Kareeb Aaye Hain Noorjehaan 1967 Deb 3 of 8
Zindagi Khwaab Hai Jaagte Raho 1956 2nd  Yippeee’d

The film is ‘Noorjehaan’ from 1967. Containing eight very wonderful melodies, it is surprising that only three of them have as yet appeared here. With compositions created by the mind of Roshan, there still are very wonderful numbers waiting in the wings for their turn.

I bring on the 4th song of this film today. An all female duet which is decidedly a twin dance song on the screen, is such a wonderful presentation in the voices of Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar. The words are from the pen of Shakeel Sb.

Although the film is available, the video of this song is not yet available online. The interesting thing is that this audio only version which is available from Sa Re Ga Ma, is most likely the long version of the song from the sound track. It has three antaraas. As I checked the 78 rpm version of this song, sure enough, it has only two antaraas. The middle antaraa, as listed in the lyrics below, is not available in the 78 rpm recording.

The act of rebellion is the famous motif of the saga of Salim / Jehangir. That the crown and the throne was less important, in the face of the matters of heart, with this heir to the throne of Delhi. A school of historians who have studied the Mughal dynasty, have an opinion – that the persona of Anarkali and that of Noorjehan, that we have been introduced through the pages of history, were probably the same person. The thought here is that eventually Akbar had to give in to the wishes of his only son and Anarkali, the court dancer, became the queen of the Mughal empire. Although, Akbar had his consolation by ensuring that the chronicles of that period, being documented by the then current historians and writers, would write the story as he demanded. Is it speculation? Or is it the truth? Maybe one will never know for certain.

Song – Aa Gaya Lab Pe Afsaana-e-Aashiqi  (Noorjehaan) (1967) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Shakeel Badayuni, MD – Roshan
Asha Bhosle + Usha Mangeshkar

Lyrics

aa gaya lab pe afsaana e aashiqui
ab kisi bhi fasaane ki parwaah nahin
aa gaya lab pe afsaana e aashiqui
aa gaya lab pe afsaana e aashiqui
ab kisi bhi fasaane ki parwaah nahin
hum to un se. . .
hum to un se mohabbat kiye jaayenge
ab hamen is zamaane ki parwaah nahin
ab hamen is zamaane ki parwaah nahin
ab hamen is zamaane ki parwaah nahin
aa gaya lab pe afsaana e aashiqui

aaj ae ishq saaya tera sar pe hai
taj kadmon mein hai takht thokar pe hai
taj kadmon mein hai takht thokar pe hai
aaj ae ishq saaya tera sar pe hai
taj kadmon mein hai takht thokar pe hai
mil gayin hain. . .
mil gayin hain hamen pyaar ki daulaten
ab kisi bhi khazaane ki parwaah nahin
ab kisi bhi khazaane ki parwaah nahin
ab kisi bhi khazaane ki parwaah nahin
aa gaya lab pe afsaana e aashiqui

zindagi mein bahaaren rahengi sada
hum ne ulfat ke gulshan mein pa li jagah
hum ne ulfat ke gulshan mein pa li jagah
zindagi mein bahaaren rahengi sada
hum ne ulfat ke gulshan mein pa li jagah
chaahe bijli. . .
chaahe bijli gire ya jaley aashiaan
ab hamen aashiaane ki parwaah nahin
ab hamen aashiaane ki parwaah nahin
ab hamen aashiaane ki parwaah nahin
aa gaya lab pe afsaana e aashiqui

bandagi kar rahe hain mohabbat ki hum
ye nahin jaante kya hai dair o haram
ye nahin jaante kya hai dair o haram
bandagi kar rahe hain mohabbat ki hum
ye nahin jaante kya hai dair o haram
jhuk gayi hai. . .
jhuk gayi hai zabin husn ke saamne
ab kahin sar jhukaane ki parwaah nahin
ab kahin sar jhukaane ki parwaah nahin
ab kahin sar jhukaane ki parwaah nahin
aa gaya lab pe afsaana e aashiqui
ab kisi bhi fasaane ki parwaah nahin

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ गया लब पे अफसाना ए आशिक़ी
अब किसी भी फसाने की परवाह नहीं
आ गया लब पे अफसाना ए आशिक़ी
आ गया लब पे अफसाना ए आशिक़ी
अब किसी भी फसाने की परवाह नहीं
हम तो उनसे॰ ॰ ॰
हम तो उनसे मोहब्बत किए जाएँगे
अब हमें इस जमाने की परवाह नहीं
अब हमें इस जमाने की परवाह नहीं
अब हमें इस जमाने की परवाह नहीं
आ गया लब पे अफसाना ए आशिक़ी

आज ए इश्क़ साया तेरा सर पे है
ताज कदमों में है तख्त ठोकर पे है
ताज कदमों में है तख्त ठोकर पे है
आज ए इश्क़ साया तेरा सर पे है
ताज कदमों में है तख्त ठोकर पे है
मिल गईं हैं॰ ॰ ॰
मिल गईं हैं हमें प्यार की दौलतें
अब किसी भी खजाने की परवाह नहीं
अब किसी भी खजाने की परवाह नहीं
अब किसी भी खजाने की परवाह नहीं
आ गया लब पे अफसाना ए आशिक़ी

ज़िंदगी में बहारें रहेंगी सदा
हमने उल्फ़त के गुलशन में पा ली जगह
हमने उल्फ़त के गुलशन में पा ली जगह
ज़िंदगी में बहारें रहेंगी सदा
हमने उल्फ़त के गुलशन में पा ली जगह
चाहे बिजली॰ ॰ ॰
चाहे बिजली गिरे या जले आशियाना
अब हमें आशियाने की परवाह नहीं
अब हमें आशियाने की परवाह नहीं
अब हमें आशियाने की परवाह नहीं
आ गया लब पे अफसाना ए आशिक़ी

बन्दगी कर रहे हैं मोहब्बत की हम
ये नहीं जानते क्या है दैयर ओ हरम
ये नहीं जानते क्या है दैयर ओ हरम
बन्दगी कर रहे हैं मोहब्बत की हम
ये नहीं जानते क्या है दैयर ओ हरम
झुक गई है॰ ॰ ॰
झुक गयी हैं ज़बीं हुस्न के सामने
अब कहीं सर झुकाने की परवाह नहीं
अब कहीं सर झुकाने की परवाह नहीं
अब कहीं सर झुकाने की परवाह नहीं
आ गया लब पे अफसाना ए आशिक़ी
अब किसी भी फसाने की परवाह नहीं

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1 Response to "Aa Gaya Lab Pe Afsaana-e-Aashiqi"

Dear Sudhirji,

To imagine MEHR-UN-NISSA (“Sun among women” from Persian) as a Court Dancer is unthinkable and borders on libel. All History Books mention that she was born into aristocracy in KANDAHAR and moved to LAHORE with her father MIRZA GHIAS BEG who was given a position of eminence by AKBAR in his Court. What AIN-E-AKBARI does mention is that AKBAR was wary of SALIM’s attention to the young girl and got her married off to ALI QULI (aka SHER AFGAN) in 1594 and packed them to distant Bengal where AFGAN was appointed Tehsildar of Burdwan.

[ AFGAN in Persian means “thrower” and has nothing to do with Afghanistan. The story goes that Ali Quli had saved the life of Prince Salim during a hunt when the latter was attacked by a Tiger and ALI wrestled the tiger to death. Hence the name Sher Afgan = one who threw a tiger ]

It is only after the death of SHER AFGAN in 1607 (by which time AKBAR also had died) that MEHR-UN-NISSA returned to Agra together with her young daughter LADLI BEGUM, where they were “ladies-in-waiting” to one SULTANA BEGUM in the Royal Harem.

It was only in 1611, that JEHANGIR married MEHR-UN-NISSA and she was the 20th, the most favourite and the last wife of JEHANGIR.

It is very unfortunate that there is so little recorded Indian History that it becomes easy to fall into the trap of romantic legends which are woven around some historical events but are absolutely unfounded. Witness the legend of RANI PADMINI. There is not an iota of evidence that she even existed. Yet, we not only have romantic stories but even fanciful Films made recently where the Director has taken liberties to show the Queen dancing in public like a street dancer.

You now have a new crop of writers selling History Books labelled “Fiction based on facts”. ANARKALI might have been something similar in the distant past. Although, till the other day, there was a “ANARKALI KA MAQBARA” and even an ANARKALI BAZAAR in Lahore. Both Jehangir and Noor Jehan are also entombed in Lahore.

As you rightly say “…will never know for certain”.

With warm regards

PARTHA CHANDA

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