Look, who’s here!

21 Feb

My ten favourite kaun aayaa songs

I’m sure it must have happened to you as well. Sometimes you meet a person and the mere presence of this man/woman makes you feel good. You need not talk about overtly intelligent topics. You might not laugh heartily, but just being in the presence of that particular person makes you feel wonderful. It makes you feel as if you have experienced inner growth. Few days back, I again had such an experience, where I was left wondering: What was that? I was so elated, that I posted the song yeh aaj meri zindagi me kaun aa gaya on a forum I frequent, which gave me the idea for this post.

Unlike my last experience, the encounters making the characters of Hindi film exclaim “yeh kaun aayaa” are mostly of romantic nature. Some feel that spring has come, while others feel the moon has risen. Everybody has his or her own of exclaiming and rejoicing in this emotion. I personally think that a good song can convey more than the words themselves. So, enjoy my ten favourite kaun aayaa songs and tell me about yours.

1. yeh kaun aaj aayaa sawere sawere – Nartaki [1939]
MD: Pankaj Mullick; Lyrics: Munshi Aarzoo; Singer: Pankaj Mullick
Nartaki yeh kaun aaj Pankaj Mullick
This early morning encounter has left our protagonist here wondering if he has met the full moon itself. Nevertheless, he doesn’t sound to be very happy with the result. He bemoans that his patience is gone and also lost his peace of mind. And all this in the wee hours of the morning. All the same he hasn’t missed the magic of it all. So there seems to be hope for him after all.
The real magic though is of Pankaj Mullick’s voice, which enraptures us big or small! Oops, that rhymes!

2. ye kaun aayaa ke mere dil ki duniya me bahaar aayiBaazi [1951]
MD: S. D. Burman; Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi; Singer: Geeta Dutt
Baazi yeh kaun aayaa Kalpana Karthik
The stranger, who has come in this girl’s life, has brought in spring. That is if you go by her claims. But the question is if we can trust her. If you listen to her closely, you will realise, that she doesn’t seem to be the brightest of them all. She sings:
achaanak ye mere haathon mein kis ka haath aayaa hai
(which hand is this, which is suddenly in mine)

na main jaanoon na dil jaane wo apna ya paraayaa hai
(neither I nor my heart knows if it is my own or that of a stranger)
Well if a girl of her age can’t distinguish between her own hand and that of a stranger’s she is in dire need of attention. Medical attention I would say!
But my dear reader don’t accuse yourself of carelessness, your attention must have been swayed, just like mine was, by the wonderful music by Burman dada and the siren-like voice of the director’s wife.

3. kaun aayaa mere man ke dwaare, paayal ki jhankar liyeDekh Kabira Roya [1957]
MD: Madan Mohan; Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan; Singer: Manna Dey
Dekh Kabira Roya kaun aayaa mere Anoop Kumar
The opening lines do sound as if the singer has been awakened from a deep siesta by the noise of anklet bells. Jhankaar is such an onomatopoeic word, it suggests a ruckus. But you can be assured, dear reader, it is the finer emotions, which the singer is singing about. He might sound a bit as if he has lost his memory and all, but he is in fact singing about some lady who has come in his life and left him out of his wits.
The disadvantages of such a situation are melodically covered by Manna Dey’s velvet voice and Madan Mohan’s composition, whose orchestration doesn’t overwhelm the voice.

4. kaun aayaa ki nigahon me chamak jaag uthiWaqt [1965]
MD: Ravi; Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi; Singer: Asha Bhosle
Waqt kaun aayaa ke nigaahon Sadhana
At last a song, where the lady is justifiably asking who the he** has come? She is going around on a fine day, in her very own house, thinking of her beloved, only to get uninvited attention of a suitor. To top it all he is a thief. With suave manners though, but a thief all the same! Can’t really blame her for singing, “whose hand is asking something from mine”! Asha Bhosle’s sweet voice though just doesn’t let this discord be expressed.

5. yeh kaun aayaa roshan ho gayi mehfil kisake naam seSaathi [1968]
MD: Naushad; Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni; Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Saathi yeh kaun aaya roshan Simi
People who are not used to poetic hyperbole, might be mislead to think that in this song the arrival of a bald electrician in a party, where the fuse has blown, is sung about. But no my dear readers, the lady, who is inexplicably in love with Rajendra Kumar is singing about his arrival. A lady in love with the aforementioned person can’t be really expected to sing something decipherable. Thus she is singing about sleepy songs stretching themselves and about anklets on the chest. Mmph!
Naushad’s melody and Lata’s honey-sweet voice whitewash the whole thing and make it appear all normal.

6. kaun yeh aayaa mehfil meDil Deke Dekho [1959]
MD: Usha Khanna; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri; Singer: Mohd. Rafi & Usha Khanna
Dil Deke Dekho kauny eh aaya mehfil Shammi Kapoor Asha Parekh
If in the previous song you thought that the electrician has come, here you will find the reason. A lightning has struck there and not just anywhere but in his heart. You my dear attentive, intelligent reader would say, what we need is doctor and not an electrician. But I can pacify you it is again the same old hyperbole. He says he wants only Nina, because alone her presence will light up the lamps on his streets. Talk of alternative source of energy. Nina, you are our hope for the future!
Or was it Meena? Neeta?
Who cares as long as Rafi sings!

7. saamne ye kaun aayaa dil me huyi hulchal – Jawani Diwani [1972]
MD: R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi; Singer: Kishore Kumar
Jawaani Deewani samne yeh kaun aayaa Randhir Jaya
In the above song, you recommended a doctor. Here we will need two. A cardiologist for the heart palpitations and a psychiatrist (or a psychologist or a psychiatriologist or whatever they call the doctor in the loony bin) for the madness. But such is the passion of the youth that they exaggerate everything! After all the name of the film is Mad Youth!

8. roz shaam aati magar aisi na thiImtihaan [1974]
MD: Laxmikant-Pyarelal; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri; Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Imtihaan roz shaam aati Tanuja
First I thought that this would fit in Pacifist’s last post. But after carefully listening to the song, I realised it does belong here. My sense of hearing was to be blamed again for this mistake. It is story which goes back to my childhood. I thought the opening lines were: “rosha maati”. When I was small, a woman used to come with a donkey loaded with a sack of red soil shouting out loud tambadi maati, which means red earth (no, they were not from the communist party). Thus, I thought that the lady in the song is also selling soil but of a rosha colour. One can’t know everything, can one?
Nevertheless, it is a romantic song and a good one at that, although at times it sounds like a scene from a horror movie (see: daali mein ye kiskaa haath karen ishaare bulaayen mujhe = whose hand is beckoning me from through the branches?).

9. kaun aayaa kaun aayaaKatha [1983]
MD: Raj Kamal; Lyrics: Indu Jain; Singers: ??
Katha kaun aayaa Deepti Naval
No romantic lyrics here, which would give the impression of a medical case or that dawning insanity. People in this song, in fact the whole neighbourhood, are really wondering, who is their new neighbour. Thereby expressing themselves, as if a long-lost lover has arrived! Such is the pull of curiosity; it surpasses even the quest for love.

10. dekho yeh kaun aayaa – Savere Wali Gaadi [1986]
MD: R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri; Singers: Suresh Wadkar & Asha Bhosle
Saverewali Gaadi dekho yeh kaun Sunny Deol
On the face of the lyrics, one would think that he is not at all satisfied with what has arrived. He sounds like an indignant customer in a restaurant, who has ordered Navratan Korma and got Sukha Aloo! Thus her defence sounds logical too, that she can’t help it, it was just the wind, which blew her here. But thank God, Pancham weaves his magic once again and combined with Asha Bhosle and Suresh Wadkar’s voices, this song makes not only for a melodic hearing but also a romantic one.

So much for who has come. So that you can enjoy all the songs together, without my comments, here is the play list!


Posted by on February 21, 2013 in Bollywood, Lists


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146 responses to “Look, who’s here!

  1. raja

    February 21, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Ha ha!!! What an intro to each song. So much fun just reading the intro, though the songs are lovely too.

    There are of course many more songs in this category but I don’t want to hog space for others, so here’s my one addition to the list. Am now trying to think of how you would have introduced this one. 🙂

    • harveypam

      February 21, 2013 at 8:57 am

      Hey Raja! Good to know you enjoyed the post. As you see I started the post on a serious note, but since all the seriousness was used in the intro, only the pagalpanti was left for the songs intros! 😉

      aap aaye to khayal-e-… is one of my fav songs by Mahendra Kapoor, though I don’t like his voice much. That was a good start for the comments contribution! I restricted myself to ‘kaun aayaa’ in the lyrics, but I surely don’t want my readers to be in that strait-jacket!

      • Gayatri Rao

        February 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm

        Well actually this is very interesting. Pls keep it up 😉

        • harveypam

          February 21, 2013 at 6:10 pm

          Thanks Gayatri! But I won’t keep it up. I’ll let it remain in my blog.

          • Gayatri Rao

            February 22, 2013 at 4:21 am

            Ha ha ha ha! Whatever! ROFL.

    • harveypam

      February 22, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      Sorry that took some time, here is my take on it. Eager to know how you would explain its lyrics!

      I’m not sure if this guy is really happy to see the person. After all he is comparing her to the heart of Nashad’s heart. Nashad was a good composer all right. But for all I know he might have had a fat heart by eating lots of saturated fatty acida and avoiding omega 3 fats and not exercising enough.
      To give a critical apparaisal of his feelings I need to have a look at Nashad’s heart. From what I know of his history, it must be all mixed up with the fertile soil of Pakistan now. We will just have to rely on the mood of hte song. BTW what the h*** does he mean by postal address of his wounds?

      • Gayatri Rao

        February 25, 2013 at 4:10 pm

        Hey, Harvey, check if this Chandi Sona song fits the theme?

        • harveypam

          February 25, 2013 at 5:55 pm

          I don’t think it fits in at all, does it?

          It would fit in the Parveen Babi post, which I wrote a few months back.

          • Gayatri Rao

            February 26, 2013 at 9:28 am

            Hey, Harvey, what about this one? I suppose this can be included.

            • harveypam

              February 26, 2013 at 5:57 pm

              it does fit in an extended sense.

              • Gayatri Rao

                March 8, 2013 at 9:10 am

                Hey, Harvey, check if this works.

                • harveypam

                  March 8, 2013 at 10:38 am

                  This is a nice song. But he is rather proclaiming that he has arrived with a heart on his palm and not exclaiming who has arrived!

                  • Gayatri Rao

                    March 8, 2013 at 3:34 pm

                    But, isn’t it obvious that it is the right person, who has arrived? 😉

                    • harveypam

                      March 10, 2013 at 1:40 pm

                      No, nobody confirms that!

  2. sidharthbhatia

    February 21, 2013 at 9:52 am

    super post, what an unusual idea! some great songs, esp the Baazi one. here’s my contribution:

    • harveypam

      March 8, 2013 at 11:05 am

      Good song that, Sidharth!
      It seems Chris and oyu had the same inspiration!
      But yours came first!
      Lovely song!

  3. Chris

    February 21, 2013 at 9:57 am

    That’s an interesting theme for a post.Song nos.2, and 3 came to mind the moment I read the introductory para of the post.
    Some more songs:
    from ‘Ziddi’ (the first ever duet of Lata-Kishore I think)

    from ‘Nagin’
    Man dole mera tan dole mere dil ka gaya qaraar re
    Yeh koun bajaaye baansuriya

    from ‘Jhuk Gaya Aasman’ (I like this even though its a ripoff)

    • harveypam

      February 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      Thanks for the lovely song you have brought in Chris!
      The Ziddi song fits like a glove to this post. In fact this song was on my list, but had to leave it out with a heavy heart!
      You are right, Ziddi was the first film, where Lata and Kishore sang together. Wasn’t it Kishore Kumar’s debut film?

      But I don’t think man dole fits in really well. I would have left it out of my list.
      kaun hai jo sapnon me fits very well according to my criteria. It is a good song, but somehow the heavy orchestration puts me off. Nevertheless a good melody!

  4. Chris

    February 21, 2013 at 10:36 am

    from ‘Bheegi raat’

    from ‘Noorie’

    from ‘Lajwanti’

    from ‘Dastaan’

    from ‘Diwana’

    from ‘Albela’

    • harveypam

      February 21, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      jaane woh kaun hai is such a beautiful composition isn’t it? A song to just close the eyes and relish. closing the eyes is the essential part I think! 😉

      Listening to chori chori koi aaye after a long time! Poonam Dhillon’s debut film, wasn’t it? Or was it Trishul?

      koi aayaa dhadkan kehti hai is such a beautiful song and masterwork of SDB-Asha partnership!
      Yesterday it was at Madhu’s place and today it is here!

      I had nearly forgotten koi aayaa lachak uthi kaayaa. Listening to it after so many years. Thanks for reminding me of it!

      Listening to dil me aa gaya koi for the first time! Sort of cute!

      mehfil me meri kaun yeh deewana aa gaya is song to which one can listen to often!

      They all fit in the theme quite in the extended way!

      • Gayatri Rao

        February 22, 2013 at 1:42 pm

        Sorry for the intrusion, that WAS Noorie, alright. 😉

        • harveypam

          February 22, 2013 at 2:58 pm

          Thanks for the confirmation!

  5. thandapani

    February 21, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Wow, what a compilation. What a great idea to start with Pankaj Mullick. Reminds me how Radio Ceylon used to start the day with a K L Sehgal song as a salute to the master first. Singers will come and go, but a master will always be a master. Though the song reminded me of my cousin who used to sing ‘Ye kaun aaj aaya hanere hanere’ Hanere means dark, so it could either mean at night, or so early, that it was not dawn yet.

    The songs are all super. And what you left out was amply compensated by Raja and Chris (whew) Itne saare kaun aaya gane sun kar mera to dimag khali ho gaya,

    Btw : aahat pe halki halki, chhati dhadke payal ki

    can be translated as : even slight movement makes the heart of the anklet beat. Further meaning, that the anklet will rustle even if the movement is slight,

    Kaun aaya from Waqt is brilliant because the girl is singing away and playing the piano with her back resolutely to the entrant and eavesdropper on her song – Raaj Kumar. Because he is standing under the miss, the term was coined – misunderstanding. Jo ki usko ho gayi. Because he understands that the miss likes him.

    Pacifist will be happy to see the Bhagwan song that Chris has posted 🙂

    • harveypam

      February 21, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      Thanks Ava!
      Am very glad you liked the compilation!

      Thanks for the correct translation as well. The above one was in a lighter vein. But your are right my translation are worthy of Shemaroo or like Greta says Shame On You.

      What would Hindi films be without ladki neeche khadi hai. here it is the ladka, who is standing behind, but one never needs much, does it?

      I think our good friend is already jhooming to Bhagwan’s tunes!

      • Gayatri Rao

        February 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm

        Good going. Keep it up and thanks. “ladki neeche khadi hai.” ha ha ha ha. That was a nice one. 😉

  6. Chris

    February 21, 2013 at 11:43 am

    from ‘Aasra’

    from ‘Pooja ke phool’

    from ‘Sweekar Kiya Maine’

    Does ‘Khwab ho tum ya koi haqeeqat’ from ‘Teen Deviyan’ count?

    • harveypam

      February 21, 2013 at 5:55 pm

      A good job she does of the dusting there! My mother could sure use with a bai, who would do the dusting that properly.
      Nice song!

      Love meri aankhon se koi, but it doesn’t fit in here properly, does it? But on the other hand each has his or her own criteria.

      Like ajnabi kaun ho tum as well and it does fit in here in the broader sense.
      khwab ho tum ya would count I think!

    • Gayatri Rao

      February 22, 2013 at 6:10 am

      This song is a take off from Dev Anand’s “Na tum hamein jano, na hum tumhe jane. Magar lagta hai kuch aisa mera humdam mil gaya…” 😉

  7. chitrapatsangeet

    February 21, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Lovely idea Harvey! Does “Aane ki unke jaaye bahaar” count?

    • Gayatri Rao

      February 21, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      Hey, I suppose it is Aane se uske ayi bahaar… Sory if I have intruded.

      • chitrapatsangeet

        February 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm

        lol….thanks Gayathri!

        • Gayatri Rao

          February 21, 2013 at 5:06 pm

          Hey, I am not Gayathri. I’m just plain Gayatri. Pls guys, let me just be me. Koi aur mera jaga lelega toh deluge aa jayega… LOLz 😉

          • chitrapatsangeet

            February 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm

            Oh yes indeed! Apologies for that Gayatri. Deluge ki baat ki to ek gaana yaad aaya

            “Hum Intezaar karenge, khuda kare ki qayamat ho aur tu aaye”. 🙂

          • harveypam

            February 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm

            No deluge here, who will clean it up? 😉

      • harveypam

        February 21, 2013 at 5:59 pm

        Thanks for the correction, Gayatri!

    • harveypam

      February 21, 2013 at 5:57 pm

      If it were yeh kaun aaya jinke aane se aaye bahaar, it would count! 🙂

      • Gayatri Rao

        February 22, 2013 at 6:24 am

        What about this one? I did not get the Hindi version. 😉 😉

        • Gayatri Rao

          February 22, 2013 at 6:26 am

          Oh, here I got the Hindi version. 😉 😉 The actuall lyrics have been used with some mistakes. Lekin wahi gana hai.

          • harveypam

            February 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm

            So muthu kodi kavadi hara means look who’s here?

            • Gayatri Rao

              February 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm

              That was actually in Tamil, “Mutthu korikka varigala…” It means let’s scuba dive without equipment and get some sea pearls. (clearing my throat). Remember I suppose someone knows Zoology around here? 😉 the second sentence is supposed to be “Muchai adakka varigala…” means dekho if we dive into the sea or any water body we have to control our breath. Am I right or am I right?

              • harveypam

                February 22, 2013 at 8:09 pm

                That was informative, thanks Gayatri!
                Never thought that it would mean something like this.

  8. chitrapatsangeet

    February 21, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    • harveypam

      February 21, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      BEAUTIFUL SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • chitrapatsangeet

        February 22, 2013 at 8:57 am

        I guess you meant a melodious song, it was anything but beautiful (the hero and the heroine I mean :D)

        • harveypam

          February 22, 2013 at 1:54 pm

          Their respective mothers must have surely thought that they are good-looking! 🙂
          The adjective beautiful was used for the noun song and not the actor/actress in the film. 😉

          • chitrapatsangeet

            February 22, 2013 at 3:29 pm

            Ab jaan me jaan aayi! 🙂

            • harveypam

              February 22, 2013 at 8:15 pm

              jaan bachi lakho paaye…
              laut ke harvey blog ko aaye

      • Gayatri Rao

        February 22, 2013 at 6:00 pm

        Can’t see the YouTube link.

        • harveypam

          February 22, 2013 at 8:46 pm

          It is the song: tum jo aao to pyar aa jaye song from Robinhood. 7 comments above.

    • dustedoff

      February 22, 2013 at 8:06 am

      Lovely! If only it had been filmed on smeone better… 🙂

      • harveypam

        February 22, 2013 at 1:55 pm

        No wonder, in the age of radio and gramophone, we enjoyed the songs much better! 🙂

        • Gayatri Rao

          February 23, 2013 at 2:40 am

          But, Harvey, technology is evolving fast. radio and gramophone were first replaced by the Idiot Box and the cassette player. The TV is evolving at a rapid pace into LCD and what not. But radio is also evolving into FM channels and what not. (I am a dumbo as far as technology is concerned). The cassette player has developed into Audio CD players. Remember there was a time when we had video cassettes, that I suppose is a new branch in the evolution chart, forming the accessories of TV. Then from this branch arose the VCD first and then DVD. Abhi pata nahin aur kya aayega. Someone told me that evolution is going on silently. I suppose it applies to technology as well.

  9. thandapani

    February 21, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Here is my piddling contribution 🙂 Only one. But as Guru Gobind Singh said: Sava lakh se ek ladaon. My one soldier can fight 1.25 lakh enemies 🙂

    • harveypam

      February 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      This is Rafi? Would never have recognised his voice! A beautiful song! And since you have brought in Guru Gobind Singh, I just don’t dare tell if it fits here. Otherwise I’ll be short off a head.

  10. Shilpi Bose

    February 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Great post and how do you think up such ideas? Between you and your readers you have done a wonderful job, I could not think of any song, all the songs were taken. How about doing a ‘aaja re aaja re’ post? There are number of songs would be quite interesting.

    • harveypam

      February 21, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you Shilpi!
      You know how it is? One thing leads to the other and you find many songs which fit in a certain mould and pop goes the whistle!

      the aajaa re is a good theme. I already did a naa jaa post. High time I called it back! 😉

      • World of Cinema

        February 24, 2013 at 6:29 pm

        Vielen Dank. Ich bin froh,dass meine Idee dir gefällt. Just felt like showing off my ulta pulta German. I have got a aaja re aaje re song that I bet you don’t know about. Oops better not bet with the experts.— Shilpi

        • harveypam

          February 24, 2013 at 7:22 pm

          Du sprichst sehr gut Deutsch, liebe Shilpi! Nur weiter so!
          Now I’m all curious to know about this aa jaa re song!

          • World of Cinema

            March 3, 2013 at 6:32 pm

            Sorry for responding after so many days, I was busy and out of the city. Now what should I do? Should I tell you about the song or wait for your post and wait to see whether it is there in your list? Oh no that would be childish so here is the song, it is from dad’s film Pardey Ke Peechey. You can see dad before the song begins, he is wearing a dhoti kurta and has torch in his hand, you see him digging — Shilpi

            • harveypam

              March 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm

              This is surely the first time I saw the video of this song. Vividh Bharati used to play it a lot.
              Very nice song. When I make the aa jaa list, this will surely feature in it, dear Shilpi!
              Thanks for reminding me of it!
              I would never have associated your Dad with the song though!

    • Gayatri Rao

      February 22, 2013 at 4:24 am

      Hey, Shilpi, you ARE right. It is an awe-inspiring work. He should have been my colleague, yaar!

      • Shilpi Bose

        February 24, 2013 at 6:30 pm

        Thanks Gayatri for supporting my idea.-

  11. coolone160

    February 21, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    #5 Arrival of a bald electrician in a party! lol …..[maybe she was expecting David ] 🙂 . I recall a sweet song “Yeh Kaun Aaj Aaya Mera Dil Churane” Bandhe Haath (1973) featuring one of my favorite actress Mumtaaz …………….

    • harveypam

      February 21, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      “maybe she was expecting David”
      ROTFL! 😀
      or Shetty?

      How, how, how could I forget this song! Damn, damn, damn!
      How could I overlook this?

      Thank God coolone, you remembered it! Lovely isn’t it?

      • coolone160

        February 21, 2013 at 5:32 pm

        indeed it is a lovely song……

        • harveypam

          February 21, 2013 at 8:50 pm

          I’m still wondering how I could forget it!
          Am really grateful to you for including it here!

          • coolone160

            February 21, 2013 at 9:52 pm

            my pleasure! 🙂

          • Gayatri Rao

            February 22, 2013 at 6:00 am

            Kya karen. Yeh bhai zara bhulakkad hai. At least he remembered me and my sis. 😉 More than enough.

  12. chitrapatsangeet

    February 21, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Wondering if “Koi Nahin hai” from Patthar Ke Sanam counts?

    • harveypam

      February 21, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      koi nahin hai is a lovely song, but it doesn’t fit into the theme, does it?

      • chitrapatsangeet

        February 21, 2013 at 5:20 pm

        I was unsure about it myself 🙂

        • harveypam

          February 21, 2013 at 5:24 pm

          tum to khud hi samajdhar ho, ham aap se kya kahen? 🙂

          • chitrapatsangeet

            February 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm

            Arre yaar, beech beech mein brain goes to graze grass! 😀

            • harveypam

              February 21, 2013 at 6:08 pm

              kya kare, har ek ko apni khurak pasand

              All the same a beautiful alliteration: goes to graze grass!
              arre yaar tum to to kavita karne lage!

              • Gayatri Rao

                February 22, 2013 at 6:02 am

                Yeh kya chakkar hai, bhai. Hamein bhi toh batao. 😛

  13. pacifist

    February 21, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Lovely lovely idea and post harvey. You’ve been giving hints and I was waiting eagerly for it.
    The first song that came to my mind when you were giving hints was exactly your first choice. Beautiful.

    What about kisi ke aane ki anticipation? I think it is a ‘kaun aaya’ theme because the aahat makes her think ‘woh aa gaya’ 😀

    • harveypam

      February 21, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      Thanks pacifist for the nice words!
      Lovely song! Madan Mohan and Lata make a wonderful combination. It is such a moving song. The way Lata sings “zara si aahat” is so endearing and evoking that longing! Love it, though it doesn’t fit theme!

    • pacifist

      February 21, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      >Love it, though it doesn’t fit theme!

      Oh. OK. 🙂

      • harveypam

        February 22, 2013 at 2:48 pm

        It does fit in an extended sense. Carry on!
        Don’t mind the grumpy harveypam!

        • Gayatri Rao

          February 22, 2013 at 3:10 pm

          Who told you, you are grumpy, Harvey? 😉

    • dustedoff

      February 22, 2013 at 8:08 am

      Mmmm, pacifist – this is one of my favourites. I don’t like Priya Rajvansh, but I make an exception for this film – partly because she’s not the sole focus, and partly because of this song.

      • harveypam

        February 22, 2013 at 2:01 pm

        How true! I think even if Madan Mohan had only composed this song in his whole life he would deserve all the adulation he gets.

        • pacifist

          February 22, 2013 at 3:10 pm

          kyon harvey? Why are you grumpy?

          • harveypam

            February 22, 2013 at 8:13 pm

            am I grumpy?

            • pacifist

              February 22, 2013 at 9:49 pm

              ooops!! Posted it at the wrong place. It should have been under your response to my comment where you wrote;
              >Don’t mind the grumpy harveypam!

              It is just above some comments here. 🙂

              • harveypam

                February 23, 2013 at 12:28 pm

                That is okay. I understood what you meant.
                What I meant was that harveypam making all those comments of fitting in and not is grumpy. I’m okay! 😉

  14. pacifist

    February 21, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Another one from aap aaye bahar aayee.

    • harveypam

      February 21, 2013 at 8:48 pm

      Rajendra Kumar at it again, eh?
      Sadhana still looked so charming!

    • coolone160

      March 4, 2013 at 7:35 am

      Its one of my favorite songs…… Reminds me of this song featuring Jeetu(Jeetendra)

      • harveypam

        March 4, 2013 at 5:55 pm

        badi mastani hai yeh geet tera!
        thanks for this one, coolone!

  15. Anu Warrier

    February 21, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    What a comeback, Harvey! You are right, your seriousness was limited to your introduction. Thank goodness, or I would have missed out on so much laughter that was induced by your intro to the songs. 🙂 Lovely, lovely, list of songs here.

    pacifist posted the first song that occurred to me when I read your title – Zara si aahat, which was composed for Haqeeqat but never used in the film. What about another of my favourites; will this fit?

    Here, she has no confusion about who’s come home – it’s a little angel.Do you think it fits the theme?

    And just so I can irritate Sameer by posting a ‘modern’ song. 🙂

    And this one:

    (The poem she recites before this is rather nice, much better than Lata screeching. 🙂

    And even more ‘maardern’:

    • Samir

      February 22, 2013 at 4:05 am

      I am not irritated because I never heard of this song, and ayways I mostly restrict my “modernity” to the 70’s 🙂
      In that vein, how about this one, we have a 70’s speciality — “multiple people asking why-how-when did other multiple people come”.

      • Gayatri Rao

        February 22, 2013 at 6:05 am

        Interesting fact about this song is that 3 people from the Kapoor family are here. Shashi Kapoor (Chacha), Randhir kapoor (bhatija and Neetu, Rishi Kapoor’s (Randhir’s younger bro) wife.

        • harveypam

          February 22, 2013 at 2:45 pm

          you got all the relations right there!

          • Gayatri Rao

            February 22, 2013 at 6:05 pm

            Obviously, I am also a film buff like you!

            • Samir

              February 23, 2013 at 9:58 pm

              Merging the “Kaun Aaya” + “Kapoor’s” theme, is it OK to post this song —

              Obviously both parties know “who has arrived”, but the practical question is “What are they going to do once they have arrived ” 🙂
              I would argue it is a valid question, else one may simply “arrive” and waste the other person’s time 🙂

              • harveypam

                February 24, 2013 at 1:39 pm

                kaun aayaa is the question, but more valid is the question kyun aaye?
                I also don’t find this impolite at all! After all, one should know, what is being expected of me.
                If for example she has come for dinner and you offer her only chai, she is going to mighty offended. People should talk more with each other rather than assuming things. Samir, I agree totally with you!
                Like kyun aaya mere man ke dwaare paayal ki jhankaar liye would make more sense!
                Or for that matter, you are looking forward to a dim-lighted cosy party and Rajendra Kumar comes. It seems then common sense to sing ye kyun aaya roshan ho gayi

                I will soon try to post my ten favourite kyun aaya songs. Thanks for the tip Samir!

      • harveypam

        February 22, 2013 at 6:21 am

        Teh double-date thing was very maadern in teh Hindi film songs in the 70s wasn’t it. Although this looks like double eve-teasing date!
        Can’t beat the 70s music and films!

        • Gayatri Rao

          February 22, 2013 at 8:27 am

          Actually, don’t you think thodi shararat health ke liye achchi hoti hai. But we should know our limits. You should be careful with whom you are being naughty and the extent of it. Am I right or am I right? 😉

          • harveypam

            February 22, 2013 at 2:43 pm

            I can’t say, I am not naughty to or with anybody, so I don’t have experience! 😉 I will just agree with you.

    • harveypam

      February 22, 2013 at 6:15 am

      Your maaden songs are a hit dear Anu!
      Two of the songs fit in so well that I have myself included them in my list. But I presume you just wanted to show that you love them too! 😉
      That Ishq-Vishq song was completely new for me. This naya zamana! Kya bolneka!
      mere khwabon me tum aaye fits in very well. Like that song a lot. Lata’s breathlessness fits the mood of the song. 😉
      mere ghar aayi eek nanhi pari is a nice one too.

  16. Anu Warrier

    February 21, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Haaila! I didn’t mean to post Kaun aaya jo from Waqt – I swear I read your post! This is the song I meant to post: ( 😦 )

    • harveypam

      February 22, 2013 at 6:17 am

      Oh that explains it all!
      Where is Shilpi?

  17. Chris

    February 21, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Some more,
    from ‘Yahudi’ , a ‘happy’ song , probably one of the best thing in it

    from ‘Andaz’

    ‘loote koi mann ka nagar’ from ‘Abhimaan’?

    from ‘Anubhav’

    • harveypam

      February 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      The Yahudi song is beautiful! Love it! It is always nice to see Meena Kumari smiling and in a merry mood.

      The making love to the piano song! Wonderful! if this fits then ghar aayaa mera pardesi should fit in too!

      It is a long time since I saw Anubhav. Does she sing this for her husband or is she pregnant?

  18. Gayatri Rao

    February 22, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Hey, why didn’t you add Kaun hai jo sapnon mein aaya…? and Aap aaye to baharen dil-e-nashad aaya…? My YouTube seems to have gone Bonkers. I am not gettin the links. 😦

    • Gayatri Rao

      February 22, 2013 at 4:29 am

      Sorry I did not notice the first song. But now I found this.

      • Gayatri Rao

        February 22, 2013 at 4:31 am

        I don’t know blogging. Yeh link hi ko mujhe copy-paste karna pada.

        • harveypam

          February 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm

          copy paste is the right thing to do with the you tube links. that is completely okay.

    • harveypam

      February 22, 2013 at 2:39 pm

      Both song shave posted already. But thanks all the same for the reminderrs. 🙂

  19. dustedoff

    February 22, 2013 at 8:14 am

    This is what happens when you think, “Oh, Harvey has published his post! But I am very busy just now, so will read it tomorrow!” – when you arrive the next day, you realise that half the party is already over. 😦

    But what an awesome party. Harvey. 😀 Besides the fact that I liked a lot of the songs (and that Pankaj Mullick song was a new one for me), I was in splits over your comments for each song. Especially about Rajendra Kumar the electrician with whom Simi’s character is inexplicably in love!! LOL.

    Can’t think of any that haven’t already been posted (I had thought of Dheere-dheere machal and Aap aaye bahaar aayi, but I can see those are already in the comments…

    • harveypam

      February 22, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      I understand fully how you feel DO! It has happened to me so often as well. But you weerre so busy, you couldn’t help it! Like we have oftne said, why can’t we get paid for blogging! Then we could invest all our energies (which we as it is do!) and come on the right time to post our comments.

      I am glad you liked the intro to each song! Simi and Raj just don’t go together, do they? BTW your review of that film was good as well (which wasn’t?).

      Doesn’t matter if you don’t find any songs for this theme DO! The fact that you enjoyed the post is good enough for me! Thanks DO!

  20. dustedoff

    February 22, 2013 at 8:41 am

    This one? Humre gaaon koi aayega from Professor. The man in question has already arrived, though our heroine hasn’t met him yet – so she’s going on dreaming about him and imagining how wonderful he’s going to be.

    • harveypam

      February 22, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      koi aa bhi gaya, and she doesn’t even know! 🙂
      Well even if she knew she can still be allowed to dream how much better he still could be. 😉

      • dustedoff

        February 22, 2013 at 5:51 pm

        By the way, I just realised that Ae dil mujhe bata de tu kispe aa gaya hai also has the same sentiment: “Woh kaun hai jo aakar khwaabon pe chhaa gaya hai“?

        • harveypam

          February 22, 2013 at 8:28 pm

          Yeah, you are right! Never thought of it. You are a genius DO!
          ae madhu mujhe bata de
          tu is geet pe kaise aa gaya hai
          yeh kaun sa geet hai jo aa kar
          aankhon pe chaa gaya hai


          • dustedoff

            February 23, 2013 at 6:05 am

            tu is geet pe kaise aa gaya hai

            Main aurat hoon, harvey. Main geet pe aa nahin sakta hoon, sakti hoon. 😀

            • harveypam

              February 23, 2013 at 12:31 pm

              o that was poetic license, dear DO!
              like the father calls his beti, beta.
              Hope you don’t mind.

              • dustedoff

                February 24, 2013 at 1:46 pm

                No, I don’t mind at all. :-))

                And my father calls both my sister and me beta. He has never called us beti. 😀

                • harveypam

                  February 24, 2013 at 1:54 pm

                  Hugs to you and your dad!

  21. Subodh Agrawal

    February 22, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Great theme and a lovely collection Harvey. The first song itself is a great favorite of mine. You are absolutely right about the state of mind of the singer who doesn’t seem entirely pleased with the experience ‘Diya kaisa charka savere savere!’

    I can think of only one film song, a playful and teasing duet between Asha and Geeta. Sometimes the oddity of pronunciation can make a song sound sweeter. I love the way Geeta says ‘Main bhi janu ri chupke kaun y-aaya tore y-angna’

    There is also this non-film song by SDB

    • harveypam

      February 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      Thanks for the kind words Subodh!
      jaanu jaanu re kahe chanke hai is most probably one of my fav female duets! The mischief and playfulness induced in the song by Asha and Geeta is phenomenal! Absolutely floors me everytime I listen to it!The only reason why I didn’t put it on my list because it wasn’t a rhetoric question.
      Nice formulation isn’t it ‘diya charka savere savere’?

      As AK has said: “This song has not only SDB’s characteristic gravity, but also a rare playfulness and romance.” Can’t agree with him more!

      Thanks for the songs!

  22. Songs Of Yore

    February 22, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Harvey (who is Pramod, and how?), a superb post with interesting introductions. 1 to 5 would make automatic entry. For the rest I would have taken some ‘koi aya’ songs from the comments. My list would have been headed by SD Burman’s non-film song Kaun aya sapno main kaun aya re, but Subodh has beaten me to it. This song has not only SDB’s characteristic gravity, but also a rare playfulness and romance. (I had used this song in my post on SDB’s non-film songs).

  23. Gayatri Rao

    February 22, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Ha ha. Main apna typewriter kaise bhool gayi? Sory dear typewriter and my old computer, you had helped me a lot. I had no other alternative than to sell them to scrap. I don’t forget, who helped me neither do I forget those people who hurt me.

  24. chitrapatsangeet

    February 22, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I was sure I was missing a favourite of mine, that fit the theme perfectly. Finally recollected it.
    Does the lyrics agree with the feelings you expressed in the opening of the post?

    • harveypam

      February 22, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      The words might not be what I searched for, but the emotion is exactly the one which I was searching for.
      I’m a bit of ghazal illiterate. Thus hearing this for the first time and am completely floored. I have a bad connection here at the moment. As soon as I reach home I am going to listen to it again and again!
      Thanks Karthik, for this wonderful gift!

  25. Arunkumar Deshmukh

    February 22, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    harvey ji,
    simply fantastic ! Your list contains 8 of my favourites.The first one is No 1 always.The divine voice and the soft tune and music.Wah,kya baat hai.
    very well done indeed.

    • harveypam

      February 22, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      Arunji thanks for the appreciation!
      You are right. Wonder what magic Pankaj Mullick has woven in that song. Just can’t get enough of it! Leaves one intoxicated.

  26. Suhan

    February 22, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Great as usual Harvey! Here’s another – “Yeh kaun hain jiske aane se suraj ki kiran sharmayi hain” 🙂 from ‘Aurat’ (1967). I worried about Feroze’s teeny tiny towel for a while though 😀

    • harveypam

      February 22, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      Worrying! Really?
      But he does loose that towel soon doesn’t he? But anyway he still has his chaddi on!
      Good song Suhan, fits the strict criteria here!

  27. Shalini

    February 26, 2013 at 2:47 am

    Fun post, Harvey. I had a goofy smile on my face after I finished reading your post and all the fabulous comments. Thank you all! Here’s my contribution: Koi aaya aane bhi de, say Helen and Parveen Babi in Chandi Sona.

    • harveypam

      February 26, 2013 at 9:07 am

      Thanks dear Shalini!
      I myself was in a goofy mood, when I wrote it! 😉 Otherwise, you know, I’m am always in a pukka serious mood! 😉

      Love this song! Wonderful echo effect! RDB-double Asha! Unbeatable!

  28. bombaynoir

    February 28, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Pfft, Harvey! You owe me a new keyboard! So I was sitting and reading your post while eating my yogurt and you made me laugh and it got all over! Haha! But I really enjoyed the post! I think everyone’s listed all the songs I intended to, so I can’t list them again. 😦 /sadface

    But it’s a lovely post! 😀

    • harveypam

      February 28, 2013 at 8:24 am

      Sasha, since, everybody has started sueing me for a new keyboard. I have stacks of them at home now. Yours will be delivered with the next post! 😉
      Thanks dear! Glad you liked it and don’t be sad about not being able to list any songs. Less work for you! 😀

      • Gayatri Rao

        February 28, 2013 at 8:58 am

        Hey, Harvey, my keyboard is ok. I won’t ask for one. Don’t you worry about it! 😉

  29. Canasya

    April 10, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    A thoroughly enjoyable and witty post. I missed “Yeh to kaho kaun ho tum” (Mukesh in Aashiq, 1962, Shankar Jaikishan). So here it is.

    If one interprets the theme as declaration of amnesia (a favourite ploy of Bollywood directors) then the ultimate such declaration must have been by Dushyant to Shakuntala: the philanderer who could remember neither a face nor a name is asking the lady whether she is “Kavi ki madhur kalpana”, or “Gayak ki madhurim taan”, or … ! My apologies for a Mahendra Kapoor song (Stree, 1961, C. Ramchandra), because I know some of you do not like his voice.

    Interestingly, with only minor twist the same declaration becomes a pick-up line — as in “Main ne shayad tumhen pehle bhi kahin dekha hai” (Rafi in Barsaat Ki Raat, 1960, Roshan).

    • harveypam

      April 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      Thank you Canasya for the kind words.

      yeh to kaho kaun ho tum is missing in my list, because my criteria was that the song must have “kaun aaya” in it.

      But your are right it is surely missing here and such a lovely song at that. Though sad that Raj is neglecting his wife (Nanda) and making eyes at Padmini.

      Dushyant was surely mean to have that sudden bout of amnesia and forget all about his love to Shakuntala in the forest, but Mahendra Kapoor is not sounding bad here.

      maine shayad tumhe pehle bhi kahin dekha hai…, lovely isn’t it. Rafi and Roshan know how to lift this cheap pass to higher spheres. Dreamy! Rafi is great! *sigh*

  30. Gayatri Rao

    April 11, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Hey, Harvey, right you are. Rafi is the greatest as ever. You don’t have to sigh, since he has left such a treasure house of listenable songs, hasn’t he?

    • harveypam

      April 14, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      Rafi is surely great, Gayatri! Such a talented and gifted singer! We are very fortunate, that we can listen to his songs and enjoy them!


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