Poetry In Golden Oldies…


While travelling in a Delhi bus last week,I was just mesmerized by an old song playing on a player. It was being played by an old driver who was driving the bus, on a player using a recorded pen-drive which had other similar old songs from early 50s and 60s from black and white films of that era. While getting down from the bus after about half an hour of enjoying the golden oldies, I complimented the driver for his love of these old songs. He smiled and said :”Saab aaj kal aisey geet aur sangeet kahaan miltey hain ?”(Sir, where can you find such lovely songs and music these days?)Yes, I agree with him. 

Here is that song that has kept haunting me from last 3-4 days, so much so that I am compelled to post it on my blog. I have also enjoyed listening to it on youtube. The song goes like this: 

Mujhko Is Raat Ki Tanhaai Mein Aawaz Na Do

Jiski Aawaz Rula De Mujhe Woh Saaz Na Do

Awaaz Na Do…

Roshni Ho Na Saki Dil Bhi Jalaya Maine

Tujhko Bhula Hi Nahin Lakh Bhulaya Maine

Mein Pareshan Hoon Mujhe Aur Pareshan Na Karo

Awaaz Na Do…

Is Kadar Jald Kiya Mujhse Kinara Tumne

Koi Bhatkega Akela Yeh Na Socha Tumne

Chhup Gaye Ho To Mujhe Yaad Bhi Aaya Na Karo

Awaaz Na Do…

It was sung by Mukesh and the music was by Kalyanji Anandji. The song was from a lovely movie titled : Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Terey. It was a 1960 Hindi movie. Produced by Bihari Masand for Kanwar Kala Mandir, the film was directed by Arjun Hingorani. The film starred Balraj Sahni, Dharmendra and Kum Kum. The film was Dharmendra’s debut film.

 Balraj Sahni            Kum Kum                Dharmendra

Readers can see and listen to this sad song by going to following link:


Here is a passable effort of its English Translation by me:

Don’t call me by my name in the loneliness of this night. And don’t play the music that makes me cry. Don’t call me….

I could not illuminate my life, though I even burnt my heart to light it. I made a million efforts to forget you but I failed to do so. I am too exasperated, please don’t add more exasperation to my mind. Don’t call me….. 

You left me so very quickly and suddenly. You didn’t even give it a moment’s thought that someone could be utterly devastated. Since you have chosen to leave me, please don’t compel me to remember you. Don’t call me….  

   Film Poster                    Mukesh                      Kalyanji Anandji         
To enjoy the song,I suggest that you switch off all the lights in your room and then hum along with Mukesh at full volume. I guarantee you full satisfaction !
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8 Responses to Poetry In Golden Oldies…

  1. Raj Nandy says:

    In full agreement with you ! I have collected some of these black and white CDs of old movies which contain these oldies too ! Any news on our Delhi Chapter yet ? Thanks for sharing , -Raj

    Raj Nandy, New Delhi
    Jan 21, 2011

  2. kumarendra mallick says:

    Jatinder ji, unn dinon ki yaad na dilaaein.. It is now time to ‘sweat’ and not shed ‘tears’. Thanks for a lovely post.

    Kumarendra Mallick, Hyderabad
    Jan 21, 2011

  3. Shernaz says:

    Thanks for a nostalgic trip. Aisi yaadein dilaate rehana

  4. raja ramachandran says:

    “Old is gold,” this proverb everyone knows, but “Old order changes yielding place to new” is another proverb that overtakes the earlier one, when time comes. We saw a film, Kal, Aaj, Kal,” (Yesterday, today, tomorrow) where the generation gaps were finally reconciled, by understanding each other, how to co-exist.

    Rajaram Ramachandran, Juhu, Mumbai (Camp: Trichy)
    Jan 22, 2011

  5. J S Broca says:

    Dear Raj ji,Mallickji,Rajaramji-thanks a lot to you all for your valuable responses.

    J S BROCA, New Delhi
    Jan 22, 2011

  6. lina mistry tandel says:

    Absolutely beautiful piece in Hindi…sung by Famous Mukesh…thank you for taking us down the ‘memory lane’ . Dharmendraji was very handsome then….regards, Lina

    Lina Mistry/Tandel, Va. USA
    Jan 23, 2011

  7. J S Broca says:

    Dear Linaji,many thanks for your lovely response.GBU all.

    j s broca
    new delhi

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