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Ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina

Posted on: August 18, 2020


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

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Today, August 18th 2020 is 86th Birth Day of the poet, lyricist, story, screen-play and dialogue writer, producer and director, Gulzar. His presence in Hindi film industries is an assurance that lovers of Hindi films and Hindi film songs would continue to get the opportunity to watch and listen to the meaningful films and songs. I regard Gulzar Saab as an extension of what Sahir Ludhianvi left in October 1980 – a legacy of poetry in Hindi film songs.

I have already covered a substantive information about the filmy career of Gulzar saab in my articles ae hairat-e-aashiqui jagaa mat on the occasion of his 85th birth day last year and in shaam se aankh mein nami si hai, abut 5 years back. Also, there is no dearth of information on Gulzar Saab on the internet, in the print media and his website. So, I would skip this part.

What a great journey Gulzar saab has with Hindi film industry which began in early 1960s as a lyricist. He became an assistant to Bimal Roy and eventually became a director with ‘Mere Apne’ (1971). During his almost six decades in Hindi film industry, he wrote nearly 700 songs, wrote screen-play/dialogues for nearly 50 films and directed 19 films. In addition, he wrote and directed a few TV serials like ‘Mirza Ghalib’(1988), ‘Noopur’ (1990), ‘Potli Baba Ki’ (1991), ‘Tehreer Munshi Premchand Ki’ (2004) etc. He published many novels, short stories and collections of his poems. Of late, Gulzar saab has been busy with translating in Hindi, poems in regional languages from all over India for their wider dessimination.

On the occasion of 86th birth day of Gulzar Saab, I have chosen a song of a rare combination – Gulzar-Suman Kalyanpur-Shankar-Jaikishan. The song is ‘ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina’ from the film ‘Seema’ (1971). Probably, Gulzar saab got involved in writing the lyrics of a couple of songs in this film as he was the story-screen-play-dialogue writer for the film. Surendra Mohan made his debut as a director in this film. The film was produced by Sohanlal Kanwar. The story of the film is summarised below:

Seema (Simi Garewal) has lost her parents in her childhood and she has been brought up by her caring uncle (Abhi Bhattacharya). In her grown-up years, Seema develops a superstition that whoever loved her would get the same fate as her parents. She spends her time mostly alone except with a friend, Rajni (Kanchan) who tries to erase her superstition by saying that she is still alive despite Seema loving her but of no avail.

Seema’s life gets a change when she come across a charming Sunil (Kabir Bedi). But her superstition will not allow her to reciprocate his love. He convinces her to overcome her fear and they get married in a temple. Unfortunately, after few days, Sunil dies in an accident and the fear of superstition returns to Seema as she is pregnant with his child in the womb. She gives birth to Banke (Rakesh Roshan) in secrecy as the society does not know of her marriage to Sunil. The child is brought up by her maid (Chand Usmani) who is kept away from Seema’s home out of fear of losing her child. However, Seema keeps the tab over her son’s activities from a distance.

Banke grows up cosying with Chamki (Bharathi) and also trying to discover as to who his parents are. After a lot of poignant moments in the film, it is Rajni who eventually reveals to Banke that Seema is his mother and his father had died of accident. Seema embraces Banke thus giving up her superstitions.

The song under discussion is a lori which have been picturised in the film on two occasions. First, Suman Kalyanpur sings for Simi on piano. The second, Sushma Shreshta sings for the boy which is taken over by Suman Kalyanpur singing for Chand Usmani as a continuation of the lori. In the audio clip, the entire lori is sung by Suman Kalyanpur.

‘Seema’ (1971) was Jaikishan’s last film. He died while the film was in the making.

Video Clip:

Suman Kalyanpur solo
Video

Audio

Suman Kalyanpur- Sushma Shreshtha duet
Video

Song-Ek thhi nindiyaa do thhe nainaa (Seema)(1971) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur/ Sushma Shreshtha, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

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Suman Kalyanpur Solo (based on Audio)
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ek thhi nindiya
do thhe naina aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa

o oo oooo
ooo ooo ooo
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
ek thhi nindiya
do thhe naina aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa

roz wo pariyon jaisi nindiya aati thhi
donon judwa nainon ko bahlaati thhi
aankhon pe rakh deti thhi meethhe sapne
sapnon waali nindiya maa kahlaati thhi
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa

ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna

roz wo pariyon jaisi nindiya aati thhi
donon judwa nainon ko bahlaati thhi
aankhon pe rakh deti thhi meethhe sapne
sapnon waali nindiya maa kahlaati thhi
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa

oas ki boondon mein jo barsa karti thhi
wo nindiya ab do nainon se roothh gayi
chhoot gaye wo reshmi jhoole sapnon ke
chaandni jaisi lori ki dhun toot gayi
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behana aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behana

nindiya ki mamta ko baant ke do naina
aadhi aadhi saansen le kar jeete hain
baari baari dekhte hain toote sapne
baari baari aankh ke aansoo peete hain
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behana aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behana
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behana aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa

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Lyrics: Duet Version – Sushma Shreshta, Suman Kalyanpur
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ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa

roz wo pariyon jaisi nindiya aati thhi
donon judwa nainon ko behlaati thhi
aankhon pe rakh deti thhi meethhe sapne
sapnon waali nindiya maa kahlaati thhi
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behana aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behana aa

oas ki boondon mein jo barsa karti thhi
wo nindiya ab do nainon se roothh gayi
chhoot gaye wo reshmi jhoole sapnon ke
chaandni jaisi lori ki dhun toot gayi
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna

nindiya ki mamta ko baant ke do naina
aadhi aadhi saansen le kar jeete hain
baari baari dekhte hain toote sapne
baari baari aankh se aansoo peeten hain
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna aa aa aa
raat ki jaayi shaam ki behna..aa

4 Responses to "Ek thhi nindiya do thhe naina"

Thank you for this post Sadanandji.
this must be the only time S-J and Gulzar came together for a movie

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Yes.

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Jaikishan ji last recorded song was GAYA BACHPAN JO AAYEE JAWANI by Lata Mangeshkar in Filmnagar – J.Omprakash – ANKHON ANKHON MEIN (1972).

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Kamath Sir,

Thank you for finding this unheard song. I only knew the famous Rafi-Sharda duet from this film ‘jab bhi ye dil udaas hota hai’. Rare combination of S-J and Gulzar created that unique song too.

Regards.

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