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Gaate thhe pahle akele

Posted on: November 21, 2019


This article is written by nahm, 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 : 4143 Post No. : 15307

My stint as a post writer for the blog started with this song from the film “Gumnaam”. This was a Helen song, and I chose it as the song for my first post in the blog for no particular reason. Maybe it was not yet posted in the blog was the only trigger, apart from my husband suggesting it.

Another remarkable thing about my first posts was that, it got posted within a few hours of sending the mail. There were very few outside contributors who were writing posts back than in 2012, could have been one of the factors in being given such priority treatment 🙂 . Guest posters were few and lyrics contributors were many. I was one of the early song lyric contributors. Those were very heady days of finding known, much loved songs not yet posted in the blog. I remember with fondness, sending lyrics of some of my all-time favourite songs like “ ab to hai tum se har khushi apni” from “Abhimaan” and the hauntingly beautiful rendition of ‘hai tere saathh meri wafaa” from “Hindustan ki Qasam”.

Now I am a veteran of 302 lyrics and 243 posts, at last count. Lyrics contribution has stopped for obvious reason that, if I can write posts also that why would somebody else want to write them for the songs which I want posted in the blog. Sometimes I think, I should go back to sending lyrics contributions, also for no particular reason. You see random thought in the mind don’t necessarily have to be for a reason or logic.

Similar way my posts are written straight from the heart and not with too much deliberations. Though at times they may seem so, if I quote some poems and my own ‘essay’s. There have been a few posts by me which had on length discussions (my own seesaw of thoughts – if they can be called discussions) not related in anyway to the songs accompanying the posts. Some of the posts were direct from the heart and reflected my feelings, impressions etc. No matter what I have enjoyed my experience here, much misunderstood and all. I feel that language can only be source of communication, which is one dimensional only.

Going back to my first post – A Helen song. Helen Anne Richardson Khan (born Helen Anne Richardson on 21 November 1938), best known as Helen. She is turning 81 on 21st November, 2019, and this is posts to celebrate her persona and her contribution in her chosen field. Having stated this there is not much about ‘Helen’ I will be writing.

In the post (My first post) I had this to say about the film ‘Khaamoshi”(1996):

‘Not that have anything against Jatin-Lalit, in fact their score for ‘Khaamoshi – The Musical ” is one of my few favourites in this two decades. The other day, I looked up the songs of this film, solely for the Helen song “Gaate thhe pehle akele aaj gaata hai saara jahaan”, trying to find a better alternative to this song from “Gumnaam” which I am supposed to discuss. Yeh dil sun rahaa hai, mausam ki sargam ko sun, jaana suno ham tum pe marte hain, hayya haaya ho let it let let it go, and aaj main uper aasman neeche are all competing for the best song of the film(Khaamoshi-The Musical).’

Having said this much about the film in the post, I have so far managed to post only one song. So I have chosen a “Helen” song with a difference from this film as this birthday post.

In this song, Helen playing the matriarch of a Goan family, ‘Mariamma’ in the film is trying to make the best of the situation where ‘A Piano’ being family heirloom is sold to the local antique collector, Raghuvir Yadav. The Piano is maybe last thing remaining which belonged Mariamma’s husband and her link with him. As the Piano is taken away, there is procession of villagers singing and dancing, Mariamma is a part of it with her grandchildren. The Piano is finally taken away abroad a ferry, and she cannot follow it anymore. She has tried her best to mollify the children that all is not lost and those things which are lost, eventually comeback. As the song ends, Mariamma is also seen going beyond the horizon. That’s the end of the ‘Mariamma too in the film.

The singers are Kavita Krishnamoorthy, Shradha and Khusnum. The later two are new names for the blog, who sing for the kids. There is a lot of chorus and unique composition in its own way. Jatil-Lalit are the composers and Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist of this beautiful song. Helen as the Anglo-Indian elderly widow in the black and white dress, made a charming grandmother in the film. With her demise, Annie’s(Manisha Koirala) child hood is also over. The film, if the readers have not seen it, is to be recommended for any student of cinema. The reasons of this recommendation are many, and songs also is one of the reasons.

The audio version and the film version are the same, but both links are given, just that we can hear the song twice, if seen only once. Again.

Audio

Video

Song-Gaate thhe pehle akele (Khaamoshi)(1996) Singers-Kavita Krishnamoorthy, Shraddha, Khushnum, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Jatin Lalit
Chorus

Lyrics

Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal

Gaate thhe pehle akele
Aaj gaata hai saara jahaan
Kaisa khushi ka samaa hai
Pi ke aansoo hanso re sanaa
Pyaar se muskuraa
Kya huaa bhool jaa

Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

Jo kho gayaa
Uss ka gham kya
Jo paas hai
Woh hai kam kya
Baat achhi hai naa
Baat sachchi hai naa
Baaje re baaja hamaaraa
Naache re sansaar saaraa
Pyaar se muskuraa
Kya huaa bhool jaa
Gaate thhe pehle akele
Aaj gaata hai saara jahaan
Kaisa khushi ka samaa hai
Pi ke aansoo hanso re sanaa
Pyaar se muskuraa
Kya huaa bhool jaa
aye haathh-gaadi nahin yeh hai baaja
Hey raaja odhe sambhaal
aye haathh-gaadi nahin yeh hai baaja
Hey raaja odhe sambhaal

ho o o o
ho o ho ho
ho o o o
ho o ho ho

Ham to sunaa jo jaataa hai
Wo laut kar phir aataa hai
Baat achhi hai naa
Baat sachchi hai naa

Baaje re baaja hamaaraa
Naache re sansaar saaraa
Pyaar se muskuraa
Kya huaa bhool jaa

Gaate thhe pehle akele
Aaj gaata hai saara jahaan
Kaisa khushi ka samaa hai
Pi ke aansoo hanso re sanaa
Pyaar se muskuraa
Kya huaa bhool jaa

Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal

Aa aaaa Aaaaa
Aaaaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaa
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal
Hey mauj me le chalo mil ke baaja
Hey raja odhe sambhaal

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Devnagri script Lyrics (Provided by nahm)
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हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल

गाते थे पहले अकेले
आज गाता है सारा जहां
कैसा खुशी का समां है
पी के आँसू हंसो रे सना
प्यार से मुस्कुरा
क्या हुआ भूल जा

हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल

आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

जो खो गया
उसस का ग़म क्या
जो पास है
वो है कम क्या
बात अच्छी है ना
बात सच्ची है ना
बाजे रे बाजा हमारा
नाचे रे संसार सारा
प्यार से मुस्कुरा
क्या हुआ भूल जा
गाते थे पहले अकेले
आज गाता है सारा जहां
कैसा खुशी का समां है
पी के आँसू हंसो रे सना
प्यार से मुस्कुरा
क्या हुआ भूल जा
ए हाथ गाड़ी नहीं ये है बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
ए हाथ गाड़ी नहीं ये है बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल

हो ओ
हो हो हो हो
हो ओ
हो हो हो हो
हो ओ
हो हो
हो हो हो
हो हो हो
हो हो हो
हो हो हो

हम तो सुना
जो जाता है
वो लौट कर
फिर आता है
बात अच्छी है ना
बात सच्ची है ना

बाजे रे बाजा हमारा
नाचे रे संसार सारा
प्यार से मुस्कुरा
क्या हुआ भूल जा

हा गाते थे पहले अकेले
आज गाता है सारा जहां
कैसा खुशी का समां है
पी के आँसू हंसो रे सना
प्यार से मुस्कुरा
क्या हुआ भूल जा

हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ

हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल
हे मौज में ले चलो मिल के बाजा
हे राजा ओढ़े संभाल

8 Responses to "Gaate thhe pahle akele"

Excellent write-up for a beautiful composition – the lyrics, the singing and Helen’s movements, all gel perfectly!

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Thank you for the appreciation.

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a lovely post for a lovely song- and such simple choreography keeping in mind that Helen was making a come back to dance after about 10 years. there were the occasional movies in between – Akayla in 1991 and i think she was seen in one more before Khamoshi. from then on we have seen her in at least one per year till Heroine in 2012
and Khamoshi was 23 years back she was only 58 and still very nimble-footed.

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Glad to read your comment. There is one more Helen song in this film “Mausam ki sargam ko sun”. I have seen Amitabh’s ‘Akela’, but dont remember Helen’s role there.

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Helen played Meenakshi’s mother who is aware that Amitabh’s character loves Meenakshi and that he has given up his love for his friend Jackie shroff

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Thanks for the info. I knew about Meenakshi, the triangle and title role of Amitabh. 28 years old memory and seen only once with no recap etc. in between.

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Nahm Ji,
Good selection of a song on Helen’s birthday.I liked this song when I saw the movie, for the tune, the choreography, the Goan location it captured and graceful movements of Helen
Thanks for the recall..

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The songs remaining to be posted are also very good. Thank you for your comment.

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