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Man chalo nij niketan mein

Posted on: April 6, 2023

This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of, then it is piracy of the copyright content of and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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#the Decade of Fifties –1951 – 1960 #

I have been mentioning in my earlier write-ups that even though we are regularly adding songs from the yesteryear on the blog, there are still many hidden gems that need to be brought here on the blog. When one comes across such gems, one is surprised why such songs or such movies were still left unrepresented. We still have a vast treasure-trove that is yet to be un-earthed.

Today’s song is from the movie ‘Swaami Vivekanand-1955’.

This movie was launched on the blog on 14.10.2011 with its song ‘choor karo choor karo abhimaan ko mere choor karo’. This song remains the only song from the movie in the blog.. The movie even missed getting covered during its ‘blog ten-year challenge’ date.

Today, we present the second song from this movie here on the blog.

“Swaami Vivekanand-1955” was directed by Amar Mallick for ‘Amar Mallick Productions’. It was produced by Bharati Devi & Phani Malick.

This movie had Ajit Prakash, Bharati Devi, Manoranjan Bhattacharya, Suprava Mukherjee, Anuva Gupta, Uddalak Chatterjee and others.

‘Swaami Vivekanand-1955’ was passed by Censor Board on 17.02.1955.

Here is a brief about this movie mentioned by our in-house encyclopedia Shri Arunkumar ji in his comments on the blog on the first song from this movie.

SWAMI VIVEKANAND (1955), a Amar Malik Production film, it was produced by Bharati Devi and Phani Malik and directed by Amar Malik.
This film was made in Hindi and Bengali at the same time and for Hindi version the Dialogues were by Pandit Bhushan. The entire film was in pure Hindi and partly this was a minus point for the film. Even in Bengali, people complained that, very old and pure Bengali language was used.
I had seen this movie, as I was and am an admirer of this great soul.
The main role of S. Vivekananda was done by Ajit Prakash and his mother’s role was done by Bharati Devi. She had played a major role in Narendra’s life before he became Vivekanand. Ramkrishna Paramhans’s role was played by Manoranjan Bhattacharya.
In the film, major events of Vivekananda’s life were covered, like, his early years, meeting with Ramkrishna, his turn around to Bhakti marg, going to America, with help from Maharaja of Khetri, his famous speech at the Parliament of Religions, Chicago in 1893,visit to London, Bhagini Nivedita’s induction, few speeches and his Maha Nirvan on 4-7-1902.
There were 2 lyricists, Shankar Sen and Tandon Jodhpuri.
I feel it was not a movie for entertainment but for bringing Vivekananda’s life to common people to inspire them.

As mentioned above this movie has six songs. Three songs were written by Shankar Sen, two songs by Tandon Jodhpuri and one song is a traditional Surdas bhajan.

As per information given in HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960) Talat Mahmood, Mohd Rafi, Hemant Kumar and Sandhya Mukherjee had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Today we listen to the second song from this movie. It is sung by Talat Mahmood.

Lyrics are by Shankar Sen and music is composed by R.C. Boral.

Only the audio of this song is available. I have not been able to note the correct words at a couple of places. I would request knowledgeable readers to please help to provide the correct words there.

Let us now listen to this song.

Song-Man chalo nij niketan mein (Swaami Vivekanand)(1955) Singer-Talat Mehmood, Lyrics-Shankar Sen, MD-R C Boral


Man chalo nij niketan mein ae ae
Man chalo nij niketan mein ae
Pardes hai jag
Pardesi hai tu
Bhoolaa kyun apnaapan re ae ae
Pardes hai jag
Pardesi hai tu
Bhoolaa kyun apnaapan re ae ae
Man chalo nij niketan mein ae ae
Man chalo nij niketan mein ae

Vishay panchak aur
Bhootgan n n a a a
Vishay panchak aur
Sab tero paraaye
Koyi naa aapan
Ho ke magan
Bhool se aapan sajan re ae ae
Bhool se aapan sajan re ae
Man chalo nij niketan mein ae ae
Man chalo nij niketan mein ae

Satya path par
Man kar aarohan
Prem ki lau jagaa tu
Jaagaa pratikshan n n
Satya path par
Man kar aarohan
Prem ki lau jagaa tu
Jaagaa pratikshan
Saath mein sambal
Raakh ????dhan
Chhupaake ae ati jatan se
Man chalo nij niketan mein ae ae
Man chalo nij niketan mein ae


2 Responses to "Man chalo nij niketan mein"

Avinash Hi
Thanks. Liked the song. Yes it is a hidden gem


Thank you Sir ji. It’s my pleasure to have share this one.
Thanks for commenting on this post.


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