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Published on 25 Jun 2010 | over 8 years ago

(WITH LYRICS &TRANSLATION) I have recreated the video on MADHUBALA for Kanan Devi Ji's immortal song of movie Jawab to give it a new look. Mr. Kamal Dasgupta, a great composer of his time, has composed this subtle melody. I have tried to enhance the delight of this legendary melody on all time the most beautiful couple of Bollywood Madhubala and Dilip Kumar.

"The poetry describes the feelings of a girl who falls in love with a stranger who came to house. She requests the MOON not to set, so that the stranger may continue sleeping and stays longer at her house"


chhup naa jaanaa
(do not go into hiding

aye chaand chhup naa jaanaa
(O moon! please do not set,

jab tak maiN geet gaauN
till I am singing the song!)
ye saaz zindagi kaa, ji bhar ke maiN bajaauN
(and played the music of the life to my satisfaction)

aye chaand chhup naa jaanaa...................................

uRtaa huaa ye panchhi, bhooley se idhar aayaa
(This stray bird came flying and landed at my place by mistake,
anjaan ke iss ghar ko, apnaa hai ghar banaayaa
and has made this stranger's home his abode!)

yeh sukh ke neend soye
(let him sleep in peace,
maiN khwaab ban ke aauN
I want to appear in his dream)

aye chaand chhup naa jaanaa...............

kaisi adaa thi jis pe, aankheiN huyi deewaani
(I do not comprehend the expression, which made my eyes mad,
yeh dil dimaag duniyaa, sab ban gaye kahaani
my heart, my mind, this world, all have become story of the past)

ik raat kaa ye qissaa
(The story of this night,
maiN umr bhar sunaauN
I will narrate it whole of my life)

aye chaand chhup naa jaanaa.............

ae soney waley sona, jab tak ji chahe sona,
(O sleeping person! sleep as much as like,
kal din ki roshni meiN, iss raat ka gham dhoona,
tomorrow in the day light, you may forget the worries of this night,
taiyar ho safar ko, tujh ko maiN rah dekhaoN,
(In the morning, please) get ready for your journey and I will show you the way

ae chaand chhup naa jaanaa...................


Kanan Devi was born in Howrah, West Bengal in or around 1916. She belonged to a poor family and after the death of her adoptive father, she and her mother were left to earn and live on their own and had to do all sorts of work to drag on their lives.
Her name was soon changed to Kanan Bala. When she was only ten, a well wisher introduced her to Jyoti Studios where she was cast in a small role in Joydev (1926). She later worked with Radha Films, in films mainly by Jyotish Banerjee.

Kanan Devi (1916 - July 17, 1992) was among the early singing stars of Indian cinema, and is credited popularly as the first star of Bengali Cinema. Her singing style, usually in rapid tempo, was used instrumentally in some of the biggest hits of New Theatres, Kolkata.
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