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Jaanu meri jaan main tere qurbaan

Posted on: October 11, 2019


This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 : 4102 Post No. : 15251

Amitabh Bachhchan, the star of the Millennium, was born in the than Allahabad (which is the English name of city named Ilahbad in Urdu) on 11.10.1942. His given name is Inquilab Srivastava, as per Wikipedia. This is a surprise for me and surely for many people, as a never heard fact. Also has the distinction of acting as the hero in the film ‘Inquilab’ not named after him :-). His father did name him after the slogan of freedom movement “Inquilab Zindabad”. I have never heard of anyone named ‘inquilab’, but have a friend named ‘Kranti’ which is the same thing with change in language only.

So, on 11.10.2019, he is celebrating 77th birthday as the most celebrated star actor and film personality. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shree in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 The Government of France honoured him with its highest civilian honour, “Knight of the Legion of Honour”, in 2007 for his exceptional career in the world of cinema and beyond. As per Wikipedia page again, he has won 15 filmfare awards, the most nominated actor with 41 nominations so far and still counting.

His achievements include 4 national awards and Dada Saheb Phalke award for “Lifetime Achievement”.

Luckily, I had the lyrics of this song from the film “Shaan” (1980) ready to present as the birthday celebration post. I said in my reply to Peevecie’s Mom’s comments on this post that BEST buses is a topic of another post. I had this song in mind, most of which is picturized on a BEST double decker bus. “BEST” was formerly Bombay Electricity Supply and Transport, now it is renamed as ‘Brihan Mumbai Electricity Supply and Transport”. My father has been saying this to us right from the beginning that though BEST’s face are the buses which have been the more reliable lifeline of Bombay since almost a century now, its main business and source of income is the electricity supply to the city areas.

If I have to write about the BEST than the story has to start with my father. It is in family folklore that my father had after completing engineering had the option of coming to Mumbai (than Bombay) or to go to Lucknow to join the Railways. This was in the early 60’s, and Bombay was a known place of people in the family, who used to visit it for business purposes also. Also my mother’s ‘Maternal uncle’ had studied in Grant Medical College in the 40’s and everyone was familiar with the city. There was a job in hand in Lucknow, which is an unknown place, nobody in the family had ever been and far away from Belgaum. The family was in favour of Bombay as my father’s sister was already staying here at Kalyan. The decision was left to my father’s youngest sister, who voted in favour of Bambai. So he came to Bombay and joined BEST as a “foreman” trainee. There is a lot more I want to write about my father’s journey (most of it is related to BEST), but will save it for another post. Sometimes I do wonder, if he had gone to Lucknow instead of coming to Mumbai, how different the things would have turned out. I envy the people who have spent their formative years in Lucknow(met a few in my working life), their diction of Urdu language. Some of them, though convent educated did speak a fluent form of spoken khari boli which is closer in diction and grammar to the Urdu that our teachers taught us, compared to my own, the so called Urdu medium product, with our typical bambaiyya dialect. More of the royal ‘aap’ and ‘hum’ in the conversations of people of my generations who spent years in Lucknow, or thereabouts, even as far as some northern cities of Madhya Pradesh.

Will go back to Amitabh Bachchan for now. The first movie I am aware of watching in the theatre is “Do aur do Paanch”, with a similar star cast of Amitabh, Shashi Kapoor and Parween Babi, similar to ‘Shaan’ I mean. Incidently both these films were released in the same year. But we all saw “Do aur do paanch” at Belgaum during summer vacations, whereas “Shaan” was seen in Mumbai. Thereafter, Amitabh Bachchan movies were seen regularly, with the whole family. The movies of before 1980 are all seen on TV, but the movies after 1980, including “Silsila”, “Kaalia”, “Namak Halaal”, ‘Naseeb”,”KhudgarzKhuddaar”, “bemisaal”, ‘Laawaris” etc. I remember watching in theatre.

My personal favorite Amitabh films are not the comic or multistarrers, but his solo films like ‘Zanjeer’, ‘Bemisaal”, ‘Kaalia”, “Abhimaan” ‘Anand’ etc. Among the films of the new millennia, I have seen a few, but missed most of them. He is without doubt the longest running superstar of the hindi film industry.

So here in this song there are four singers, Kishore Kumar for Amitabh Bachchan, Mohammed Rafi for Shashi Kapoor, Asha Bhosle for Parveen Babi and Usha Mangeshkar for Bindiya Goswami. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist and is composed by R. D. Burman.

The film is ‘Shaan’(1980), also mentioned in para 4 above.


Song-Jaanu meri jaan main tere qurbaan (Shaan)(1980) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Asha Bhoonsle + Usha Mangeshkar
All

Lyrics

Jaanu meri jaan
main tere qurbaan
Jaanu meri jaan
main tere qurbaan
arrey main tera tu meri
jaanu saara hindustaan
main tera tu meri
jaane saaraa hindustaan

Jaanu meri jaan
main tere qurbaan
Jaanu meri jaan
main tere qurbaan
arrey main tera tu meri
jaane saara hindustaan
main tera tu meri
jaane saaraa hindustaan

nazron se na tol mujhe
dil se kaam le
tu jis ki wo tere bin
kyon kisi ka naam le
arre nazron se na tol mujhe
dil se kaam le
tu jis ki wo tere bin
kyun kisi ka naam le
Jaanu meri jaan
main tere qurbaan
O Jaanu meri jaan
main tere qurbaan
arrey main tera tu meri
jaane saara hindustaan
main tera tu meri
jaane saaraa hindustaan

ha aha ha haan haan ha

hey ae ae
ae ae aaaaa
ae ae ae
oo ooo oooooo
chhoti si ik baat bani
baat se daastaan

bhool ke sab baaten hans de
hai yahi pyaar ki shaan
chhoti si ik baat bani
baat se daastaan

bhool ke sab baaten hans de
hai yahi pyaar ki shaan
jaanu meri jaan
main tere qurbaan
o jaanu meri jaan
main tere qurbaan
tu mera main teri
jaane saaraa hindustaan

tu mera
main teri
jaane saaraa hindustaan
arrey Jaanu meri jaan
main tere qurbaan
Jaanu meri jaan
main tere qurbaan
Hoy main tera tu meri
jaane saara hindustaan
tu meraa main teri
jaane saaraa hindustaan

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by nahm)
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जानु मेरी जान
मैं तेरे क़ुरबान
जानु मेरी जान
मैं तेरे क़ुरबान
अरे मैं तेरा तू मेरी
जाने सारा हिंदुस्तान
मैं तेरा तू मेरी
जाने सारा हिंदुस्तान

जानु मेरी जान
मैं तेरे क़ुरबान
जानु मेरी जान
मैं तेरे क़ुरबान
अरे मैं तेरा तू मेरी
जाने सारा हिंदुस्तान
मैं तेरा तू मेरी
जाने सारा हिंदुस्तान

नज़रों से न तोल मुझे
दिल से काम ले
तू जिस की वो तेरे बिन
क्यूँ किसी का नाम ले
नज़रों से न तोल मुझे
दिल से काम ले
तू जिस की वो तेरे बिन
क्यूँ किसी का नाम ले
जानु मेरी जान
मैं तेरे क़ुरबान
जानु मेरी जान
मैं तेरे क़ुरबान
अरे मैं तेरा तू मेरी
जाने सारा हिंदुस्तान
मैं तेरा तू मेरी
जाने सारा हिंदुस्तान

हा हा हा ह आहा हा

हे ए ए
हो हो हो हो
ओ ओ ओ ओ

छोटी सी इक बात बनी
बात से दास्तां

भूल के सब बाते हंस दे
है यही प्यार की शान
छोटी सी इक बात बनी
बात से दास्तां

भूल के सब बातें हंस दे
है यही प्यार की शान
जानु मेरी जान
मैं तेरे क़ुरबान
जानु मेरी जान
मैं तेरे क़ुरबान
तू मेरा मैं तेरी
जाने सारा हिंदुस्तान

तू मेरा
मैं तेरी
जाने सारा हिंदुस्तान
जानु मेरी जान
मैं तेरे क़ुरबान
जानु मेरी जान
मैं तेरे क़ुरबान
हो मैं तेरा तू मेरी
जाने सारा हिंदुस्तान
मैं तेरा तू मेरी
जाने सारा हिंदुस्तान

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9 Responses to "Jaanu meri jaan main tere qurbaan"

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Thank you for the full audio link, with the missing stanza by Rafi. I was wondering if there is a stanza missing in the film version. It is very memorable and creatively worded part of the song.

gusse se hai pyar bada
pyar se aitbaar
jab aa jaaye aa jaana
main karungaa intezaar

hindi :
गुस्से से है प्यार बड़ा
प्यार से एतबार
जब आ जाये आ जाना
मैं करूंगा इंतज़ार

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Nahmji this walk down memory lane is a good sequel to the previous one. BEST is really “best” in terms of service offered.and i am sure followers of this blog who have tasted the services of BEST will agree with me. and this statement i am making after having savored the services offered by BMTC here in bangalore. not a patch on BEST i must say
now comng to the song itself- this song has never failed to amuse me. just study the song —-
(1) it begins in the malabar hill area (Hanging gardens to be exact) where the romantic couples have had a quarrel. in one of his interviews Amitabh has solved the mystery of how they managed to cling to the side of the bus at the start of the song (a piece of plywood was supporting them)
(2) the song shifts to marine drive for the antara (no problem here as the places are not far from each other). at this point the cycle gets punctured, the safety pin is the the culprit. but then the bus too has a breakdown and the passengers vacate it.
(3) now for the miracle: as soon as the heroes take on the roles of driver and conductor the bus is on its way and reaches film-city the next instant for the songs final antara.
and yes as an amitabh fan i too have my personal favourites which include all the movies you have mentioned plus some more. but then i do dislike some of his movies from the 80s and of the new millennium. but as the saying goes “saath khoon maaf” i too forgive him some of his bad movies and role selection.
btw saw the last bit of “SHAMITABH” today and my opinion still stands – he is the only one who still cries unabashedly onscreen and doesn’t make a spectacle of himself.
thank you for the post Nahmji

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What all you remind me of in your comments dear. I am planning one more post about BEST , now will include the comparison with the bangalore buses too.

Cinematic liberty with the type puncture and all. The sea face area shown is not Marine drive but Worli sea face, and i thought it was Aarey milk colony area afterwords.

I am really out of touch with the newer movies. Today is the first time I heard about ‘Shamitabh”. Checked on youtube if it is a movie or documentary on Amitabh.

One thing I missed writing in the above post:

Amitabh Bachchan also has a distinction of working in two film with titles which are the classic opposites, namely “Namak Haraam” and “Namak Halaal”.

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cinematic liberty is okay but imagine reaching Aarey colony from Worli Sea Face within the blink of an eye. it was not possible even in the 80s. 😉

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Very true. 🙂

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a small correction Nahmji
amitabh was not there in “KHUDGARZ” he was in “KHUDDAR”

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Yes… a typo. Good catch.

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🙂

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