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Nainon mein sapna sapnon mein sajna

Posted on: August 14, 2020


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Hullo Atuldom

Today’s post is because of this song. This song reminded me how amused I used to be whenever I saw it.

Atulji has mentioned the starcast of “Tohfa”, the movie of which the above song is. He has mentioned that he felt the props comprising of saris was imaginative. If he had seen the movie he would have understood the reason for the ‘Sari’ prop. I am sure there will be some followers of the blog who have not seen the movie and definitely some followers would have seen. They will remember that in the scene preceding the song Jeetendra has gifted Jaya Prada a decent looking sari as he is appreciative of her way of taking care of his mother in his absence. She is in awe of him and when his mother asks her if she would like to be her daughter-in-law she fantasizes the song. Like I mentioned to my mother “ek saree mila toh itne saree khwaab mein aa gaye”; how typical!!!! (I had wanted to write all this in the comments that day, but reserved it for this post)

In all this Jeetendra has not been consulted by his mother (Urmila Bhatt). If she had, he would have told her that he was in love with another girl from the village. Now who is this other girl? She is Lalitha (Sridevi) who is also Janaki’s (Jaya Prada’s) sister. Janaki has been doing odd jobs around the village and helping out in households so that she can look after herself and her sister. Her only aim being that her sister should graduate and have a good life. Without knowing that Lalitha and Ram babu (Jeetendra) are already in love Janaki entrusts Rambabu with the responsibility of helping Lalitha with her studies. This gives them enough time to flirt and romance. One such meeting of Rambabu and Lalitha happens near a pond and he accidentally (may be on purpose too, don’t remember) kicks her Kalash (brass pot) into the water. The song that follows has numerous Kalash as prop. I am sure this idea was borrowed from the super-hit song of “Himmatwala” (1983).

Both these movies had many things in common.
(1) Music director was Bappi Lahiri. (2) Lyricist was Indeevar. (3) Hero was Jeetendra. (4) Both were made in South essentially as remakes of Telugu movies. (5) Both were directed by K. Raghavendra Rao: ‘Tohfa’ being a remake of his Telugu hit ‘Devatha’ released in 1982 & ‘Himmatwala’ remake of ‘Ooruki Monagadu’ a 1981 release. (6) Kadar Khan was the dialogue writer of both. (7) Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and S P Balasubramaniam were the playback singers.

The only thing that I would love to find out is who was the choreographer for the two movies. These movies had some unique dance steps almost equivalent of Aerobics. That may be an explanation of why Jeetendra looked so fit in those movies. 😉

A post about either ‘Himmatwala’ or ‘Tohfa’ or any of the few 10-15 movies of that period that were made with Jeetu by these South Indian makers will be incomplete without mentioning one more common factor- the trio of Kadar Khan- Shakti Kapoor- Asrani in the supporting cast. Jeetu used to say that he used to like working in the southern industry setup as they were very organized and punctual in their working. That may also be an explanation to why so many of Jeetu’s contemporary actors also tried their luck down south with positive results.

This discussion about the South Indian film industry is getting a bit too long and I am missing the purpose of this post.

As I was writing I made a discovery:- “Himmatwala” is yet to make a debut on the blog. I couldn’t believe it and made a call to Atulji to confirm. Now I am in a fix, which song to have with this post. The song from “Tohfa” which I have described or its inspiration from “Himmawala”. And both songs feature the birthday girl under discussion. She was beautiful in both.

So here is wishing the beautiful Sridevi (13 august 1963- 24 feb 2018) was with us and turned 56 on 13 August 2020. Let us think of her with this colourful song that made her the darling of the audience. The purists may have run down the songs of this period but we must admire the effort and imagination in erecting a set with pots and cart wheels. Also I admire Sridevi that she has danced barefoot in what must have been scorching hot sand.

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Song-Nainon mein sapna sapnon mein sajna (Himmatwaala)(1983) Singers-Lata, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

taa thaiyaa taa thaiyaa ho o,
taa thaiyaa taa thaiyaa ho o
tum ta na na na
tum ta na na na
tum ta na na na
tum ta na na na
tum tana
tum tana
tum tana
tum tana
tum tana
tum tana
tum tana
tum tana

hooooo hoo hoo
hooooo ho ho hooo
nainon mein sapna
sapnon mein sajana
sajna pe dil aa gaya
kyun sajna pe dil aa gaya
nainon mein sapna
sapnon mein sajana
sajna pe dil aa gaya
kyun sajana pe dil aa gaya
kai albele dekhe
jawaani ke rele dekhe
haseenon ke mele dekhe
dil pe ae
hooo hooo
tu hi chha gaya aa
ho o
tu hi chha gaya
arre nainon mein sapna
sapnon mein sajani
sajani pe dil aa gaya
ke sajani pe dil aa gaya

taa thaiyaa taa thaiyaa ho o,
taa thaiyaa taa thaiyaa ho o

tu nahin aa main nahi
aa ab dil ek hai
do tan ek praan
do dil ek jaan
manzil ek hai
arre ang se aa ang mile
aa armaan khil gaye
purab paschim se
paschim purab se kaise mil gaye
pyaar ke zamaane mile
husn ke khazaane mile
jeene ke bahaane mile man mein ae
hooo hooo,
jo tu aa gaya
ho
jo tu aa gaya

nainon mein sapna
sapnon mein sajna
sajna pe dil aa gaya
kyun sajna pe dil aa gaya
arre nainon mein sapna
sapnon mein sajni
sajni pe dil aa gaya
ke sajni pe dil aa gaya

taa thaiyaa taa thaiyaa ho o,
taa thaiyaa taa thaiyaa ho o
tum ta na na na
tum ta na na na
tum ta na na na
tum ta na na na
tum tana
tum tana
tum tana
tum tana
tum tana

saanche mein aa
tere hi aa
main toh dhal gayi
tune toda hai
aisa moda hai
ho gayi main nayi
arre saanson mein
aa honthon pe
aa tera hi naam hai
lena dena hai kya mujhe duniya se
tujhse kaam hai
rangeen nazaare mile
toofaan mein kinaare mile
dil ke sahaare mile dil mein
hoo hoo
jo tu aa gaya
ho o
jo tu aa gaya

nainon mein sapna
sapnon mein sajna
sajna pe dil aa gaya
kyun sajna pe dil aa gaya
arre nainon mein sapna
sapnon mein sajni
sajni pe dil aa gaya
ke sajni pe dil aa gaya

kyun sajna pe dil aa gaya
ke sajni pe dil aa gaya
kyun sajna pe dil aa gaya
ho ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho ho

6 Responses to "Nainon mein sapna sapnon mein sajna"

What a rage of a song it was when it was released :). This song was remade / reused in a remake of Himmatwala recently right?

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right.
if purists tore this song apart as trash the modern version even the hero concerned didn’t like. apparently the day he saw the preview he knew it was a mistake

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You remembered the story or you have seen it recently? I find I have zero recall except for the songs. This was the first movie of Jeetendra-Sridevi , which started the fresh avalanche of hindi movies made in Madras. This is a Lata-Kishore duet and how bad could it go, they did quite well with the composition they were given to perform.

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I had not seen the movie in the year it released. Saw it much later on TV.
And saw it again some years bk. Both the movies that this post talks of
I didn’t like Sridevi then – God knows what made me form that opinion and later I couldn’t get enough of her.

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Nalini Ji. Nice post.
It was interesting to read the many common factors you mentioned in the making of ‘Tohfa’ & ‘Himmatwala’ ( I have not seen either).
When you mentioned about water pot being kicked into the lake by Jeetendra, I suddenly recalled a similar scene in another movie wherein Madan Puri kicks the pot of Sharmila Tagore into the lake.( Amar Prem?). However herein the scene has an altogether different suggestion.

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Yes there was a similar scene in Amar Prem but that was used to denote a different emotion

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