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1035. Rafi’s Romantic Song: Aaj kii raat baRii shoKH baRii naTkhaT hai…

poster-Nayi Umar ki Nayi Fasal

Movie: NAYI UMAR KE NAYI FASAL (1965)
Maiden release at Swastik Cinema, Bombay.

Music: Roshan
Lyrics: Neeraj

Rafi’s Romantic Song: aaj kei raat baRii shoKH baRii naTkhaT hai…
Roman Transliteration/English Translation of the filmy lyrics:

AAJ KII RAAT, BARII SHOKH BARII, NATKHAT HAI,
PLAYFUL AND NAUGHTY IS THE NIGHT TONIGHT,

AAJ TOH TERE BINAA, NEEND NAHIIN AAYEGII,
WITHOUT YOU, THE SLEEP WILL EVADE ME TONIGHT!

AB TOH TERE HII YAHAAN AANE KAA YEH MAUSAM HAI,
AS SUCH, IT’S TIME FOR YOU NOW TO COME OVER HERE,

AB TAB’IIYAT NAA KHAYALON SE BAHAL PAAYEGII…
MY NATUURE NOW WON’T BE AMUSED BY FANCIES!

DEKH WOH CHHAT PE UTAR AAYII HAI SAAWAN KII GHATAA
LOOK, THE RAINY CLOUD HAS DESCENDED ON THE ROOF,

DE RAHII DWAAR PE, AAWAAZ KHARII PURWAAYII,
THE EASTERLY WIND KNOCKS ON THE DOOR,

BIJLII REH REH KE, PAHAARON PE CHAMAK UTHTII HAI,
THE LIGHTNING FLASHES INTERMITTENTLY ON THE HILLS,

SOONII ANKHON MEN KOI, KHWAAB LE JO ANGRAAYII,
AS IF SOME DREAM STIRRING UP IN THE VOID EYES,

KAISE SAMJHAAUN, KAISE SAMJHAAUN KE IS, WAQT KAA MATLAB KYAA HAI,
HOW DO I EXPLAIN WHAT THIS MOMENT MEANS,

DIL KII HAI BAAT, HO DIL KII HAI BAAT NAA HOTHON SE KAHII, JAAYEGII, HMMMM
‘TIS THE MATTER OF HEART; THE LIPS ARE SEALED

AAJ KII RAAT….
TONIGHT!

YEH BHATAKTE HUYE JUGNU YEH DIYE AWAARAA,
THESE WANDERING FIRE-FLIES –THESE VAGRANT LAMPS

BHEEGTE PER PE, BUJH BUJH KE CHAMAK UTHTE HAIN,
FLICKERING ON THE SOAKENG TREES!

TERE AANCHAL MEN TAKAY SALME SITAREY JAISE,
THE STAR-LIKE MIRRORS EMBROIDERED ON YOUR STOLE

MUJH SE MILNE KO BINAA, BAAT DAMAK UTHTE HAIN,
FLARE UP WITHOUT REASON IN ORDER TO MEET ME!

SAARA AALAM, SAARA AALAM HAI GIRIFTAAR TERE, HUSN MEN JAB,
WHEN THE ENTIRE WORLD IS CAPTURED BY YOUR BEAUTY

MUJH SE HII KAISE, HAAY MUJH SE HII KAISE YEH BARSAAT SAHEE, JAAYEGII, HMMM
HOW THEN WILL I ALONE SURVIVE THIS DOWNPOUR

AAJ KE RAAT…
TONIGHT!

RAAT RAANI KII YEH BHEENII SI NASHILEE KHUSHBOO,
THIS MILD, INTOXICATING FRAGRANCE OF NIGHT-JASMINE*

AA RAHI HAI KE JO, CHHAN CHHAN KE GHANI DAALON SE,
THAT’S FILTERIING THROUGH THE BUSHY BRANCHES,

AISAA LAGTAA HAI , KISII DHEET JHAKORE SE LIPAT,
ENTWINED WITH A STUUBBORN BREEZE, IT SEEMS AS IF

KHEL AAYII HAI TERE, ULJHE HUWE BAALON SE,
IT’S PLAYED WITH YOUR TANGLED TRESSES!

AUR BEZAAR, AUR BEZAAR NA KAR, MERE TARAP-TE DIL KO,
AND DON’T BUG MY TORMENTED HEART MORE,

AISII RANGIIN, HO AISII RANGIIN GHAZAL RAAT NA PHIR, GAAYEGII,
NEVER AGAIN THE NIGHT SHALL SING SUCH A SPLENDID ODE!

AAJ TOH TERE BINAA NEEND NAHIIN AAYEGII,
WITHOUT YOU, THE SLEEP WILL EVADE ME TONIGHT!

AAJ KEI RAAT BARII SHOKH BARII NATKHAT HAI,
PLAYFUL AND NAUGHTY IS THE NIGHT TONIGHT!

TRANSLATED BY NASIR ALI.

Note: *Cestrum Noctuurnum.

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1034. Rafi’s romantic Song: maayoos toh hooN vaade se tere…

Movie: BARSAAT KI RAAT (1960)
Music: Roshan
Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi

Rafi’s Romantic Song: maayoos toh hooN vaade se tere…
Transliteration and Translation of filmy lyrics:

maayus toh hooN vaade se tere,
DISAPPOINTED WITH YOUR PROMISE AM I,

kuchh aas nahiiN, kuchh aas bhii hai,
I’VE NO HOPE; SOME HOPE HAVE I,

maiN apne KHayaaloN ke sadQe,
DEVOTED TO MY THOUGHTS AM I

tuu paas nahiiN, aur paas bhii hai,
YOU ARE’NT CLOSE; YET ARE NIGH,

maayus toh hooN vaade se tere…
DISAPPOINTED WITH YOUR PROMISE, AM I!

hamne toh, KHushii maaNgii thiih magar,
I’D ASKED FOR HAPPINESS, BUT

jo tuune diyaa, achchhaa hii diyaa,
WHAT YOU GAVE IS FINE ALRIGHT!

hamne toh KHushii maaNgii thiih magar,
I’D ASKED FOR HAPPINESS, BUT

jo tuune diyaa, achchhaa hii diyaa,
WHAT YOU GAVE IS FINE ALRIGHT!

jis Gham ko ta’alluq ho tujh se,
THAT SADNESS WHICH IS LINKED TO YOU

voh raas nahiiN, aur raas bhii hai,
IT ISN’T FITTING; AND FITTING IT’S AYE!

maiN apne KHayaaloN ke sadQe,
DEVOTED TO MY THOUGHTS AM I

tuu paas nahiiN, aur paas bhii hai,
YOU ARE’NT CLOSE, YET ARE  NIGH,

maayus toh hooN vaade se tere…
DISAPPOINTED WITH YOUR PROMISE, AM I!

palkoN pe larazte ashqoN meN,
IN THE TEARS, TREMBLING ON YOUR EYELASHES,

tasviir jhalaktii hai terii,
THERE GLITTERS A PICTURE OF YOU!

tasviir jhalaktii hai terii,
THERE GLITTERS A PICTURE OF YOU!

palkoN pe larazte ashqoN meN,
IN THE TEARS, TREMBLING ON YOUR EYELASHES,

tasviir jhalaktii hai terii,
THERE GLITTERS A PICTURE OF YOU!

diidaar kii pyaasii aankhoN ko,
IN THE EYES LONGING FOR YOUR SIGHT

ab pyaas nahiiN, aur pyaas bhii hai,
NO DESIRE REMAINS NOW; AND THE DESIRE THERE’S AYE!

maiN apne KHayaaloN ke sadQe,
DEVOTED TO MY THOUGHTS AM I

tuu paas nahiiN, aur paas bhii hai,
YOU ARE’NT CLOSE; YET ARE NIGH,

maayus toh hooN vaade se tere.
DISAPPOINTED WITH YOUR PROMISE, AM I!

TRANSLATED BY NASIR ALI

1029. Rafi’s Romantic Songs: pehle mile theh sapnoN meN…

Movie: ZINDAGI (1964)
Maiden release: Naaz Cinema, Bombay.
Music: Shankar-Jaikishan
Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri

Maiden Release in Mumbai at Naaz Cinema.

Romantic Song of Mohammed Rafi: pehle mile theh sapnoN meN…
Roman Transliteration/English Translation of Hindi-Urdu filmy lyrics:

pehle mile theh sapnoN meN,
FIRST WE HAD MET IN DREAMS,

aur aaj saamne paayaa,
AND TODAY I FOUND YOU FACE TO FACE,

Haay Qurbaan JaaooN,
OH MAY I BE SACRIFICED FOR YOU!

pehle mile theh sapnoN meN,
FIRST WE HAD MET IN DREAMS,

aur aaj saamne paayaa,
AND TODAY I FOUND YOU FACE TO FACE,

Haay Qurbaan JaaooN,
OH MAY I BE SACRIFICED FOR YOU!

tum sangg jeevan aise kaTegaa,
LIFE WITH YOU WILL PASS IN THE MANNER

jaise dhoop sangg chhaayaa,
AS THE SUNSHINE ACCOMPANIES THE SHADE

Haay Qurbaan JaaooN…
OH MAY I BE SACRIFICED FOR YOU!

Ay SaaNwlee Haseenaa,
O BEAUTIFUL BRUNETTE!

dil meraa toone chheenaa,
MY HEART YOU’VE WRESTED,

madhosh manziloN par,
ON THE DIZZY STAGES

toone sikhaayaa jeenaa,
YOU TAUGHT ME HOW TO LIVE!

Ay SaaNwlee Haseenaa,
O BEAUTIFUL BRUNETTE!

dil meraa toone chheenaa,
MY HEART YOU’VE WRESTED,

madhosh manziloN par,
ON THE DIZZY STAGES

toone sikhaayaa jeenaa,
YOU TAUGHT ME HOW TO LIVE!

ek jhalak se meraa muQaddar
WITH A SINGLE GLIMPSE, MY DESTINY

toone aaj chamkaayaa,
YOU’VE BRIGHTENED UP TODAY,

Haay Qurbaan JaaooN,
OH MAY I BE SACRIFICED FOR YOU!

pehle mile theh sapnoN meN,
FIRST WE HAD MET IN DREAMS,

aur aaj saamne paayaa,
AND TODAY I FOUND YOU FACE TO FACE,

Haay Qurbaan JaaooN,
OH MAY I BE SACRIFICED FOR YOU!

zulfeN jo muNh pe Daalo,
IF YOU LET DOWN THE TRESSES ON YOUR FACE

toh din meN shaam kar doh,
THEN YOU’LL TURN THE DAY INTO DUSK!

aur be-naQaab niklo,
AND IF YOU STEP OUT UNVEILED,

toh Qatl-e-Aam kar doh,
THEN A GENERAL MASSACRE YOU’LL STIR!

zulfeN jo muNh pe Daalo,
IF YOU LET DOWN THE TRESSES ON YOUR FACE

toh din meN shaam kar doh,
THEN YOU’LL TURN THE DAY INTO DUSK!

aur be-naQaab niklo,
AND IF YOU STEP OUT UNVEILED,

toh Qatl-e-Aam kar doh,
THEN A GENERAL MASACCRE YOU’LL STIR !

voh hee bachegaa jis ko milegaa,
ONLY HE’LL BE SAVED WHO’LL GET

tere pyaar kaa saayaa,
THE SHADE OF YOUR LOVE!

Haay Qurbaan JaaooN,
OH MAY I BE SACRIFICED FOR YOU!

pehle mile theh sapnoN meN,
FIRST WE HAD MET IN DREAMS,

aur aaj saamne paayaa,
AND TODAY I FOUND YOU FACE TO FACE,

Haay Qurbaan JaaooN,
OH MAY I BE SACRIFICED FOR YOU!

‘gar jhoom ke chalo tum,
IF YOU WALK WITH A SWAY

O jaane zindagaanee,
O BREATH OF LIFE,

patthar kaa bhee kalejaa,
EVEN THE THE STONY HEART

ho jaaye paanee paanee,
WILL MELT WITH COMPASSION!

‘gar jhoom ke chalo tum,
IF YOU WALK WITH A SWAY

O jaane zindagaanee,
O BREATH OF LIFE,

patthar kaa bhee kalejaa,
EVEN THE STONY HEART

ho jaaye paanee paanee,
WILL MELT WITH COMPASSION!

gore badan par kaalaa AaNchal,
THE BLACK VEIL ON A FAIR BODY

Aur rangg lay Aayaa,
HAS ADDED TO THE COMPLEXION!

Haay Qurbaan JaaooN,
OH MAY I BE SACRIFICED FOR YOU!

pehle mile theh sapnoN meN,
FIRST WE HAD MET IN DREAMS,

aur aaj saamne paayaa,
AND TODAY I FOUND YOU FACE TO FACE,

Haay Qurbaan JaaooN.
OH MAY I BE SACRIFICED FOR YOU!

NASIR.