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Woh Meri Taraf Yun Chale Aa Rahein Hain

By Chirag

Kishore Kumar

Kishore Kumar

Woh Meri Taraf Yun Chale Aa Rahe Hain is one of the rhapsodies from the golden age of Hindi film industry that featured top actors of the time. The melody of the song continues to haunt music lovers even today.

Kishore Kumar once said in one of his interviews, that he has worked under every possible music director of his generation. One of his famous songs was from the film Kafila released in 1952 – Woh Meri Taraf Yun Chale Aa Rahe Hain.

In this case we have Pandits Husnlal and Bhagatram composing a pleasing tune for him. Kishore Kumar sang this song in a controlled fashion. This was quite typical in the early period of his singing. What is so interesting about this song from the earlier period is the bass and a sort of ringing effect apart from of course the natural magnificent voice. This effect could be observed in all the male singers of that time. The lyrics are simple yet artful. This aspect of the song also catches ones attention while listening. This film had several excellent songs. The lyrics by Brajendra Gaud and Qamar Jalalabadi are out of the ordinary. In the film Kishore sang a brilliant duet with Lata which was also penned by Brajendra Gaud. It was called “Leharon se puch lo“.

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Listen to Woh Meri Taraf Yoon Chale

This song “Woh Meri Taraf Yun Chale Aa Rahe Hain.” conveys the feelings of the hero in the film when he sees his lady love coming towards him. He says that she is coming towards him in such a way that his feelings for her are growing with every heart beat.

Kishore Kumar

Kishore Kumar

When he looked at her, she shyly lowered her gaze. He wonders why she is feeling shy, is it because she is in love with him? He feels that now their eyes have met, their hearts will also meet. He compares this with the blooming of buds into flowers and the messages their breaths are conveying. He sings that since he saw her he feels a joy in his heart, but is also frightened due to the sudden change in his feelings, and wonders whether he will be able to control his emotions.

The combination of these wonderful lyrics with the eternal voice of the great Kishore Kumar takes the song to another level. Today the multi-talented Kishore da is not with us anymore but he remains with us in the form of his songs and continues to inspire new singers. He remains a major contributor to Hindi film music having sung songs of all types for all situations in films. His voice was unique and very versatile and no one has been able to match his yodeling till date.

The talented music composers of this superb song Husnlal and Bhagatram were responsible for producing many memorable songs in the golden age of Hindi films. But during their last days they had to work as instrument players in Laxmikant and Pyarelal’s orchestra. It was a terrible change of events for them.

21 Responses to “Woh Meri Taraf Yun Chale Aa Rahein Hain”

  1. 1
    Sapna Says:

    Dear Chirag,

    Amazing writeup!!! Great.. BTW,

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    Kishorefan Says:

    A good write up dear Mr. Chirag ji,

    Very few people know that kishore kumar had a fairly long innings in the hindi film industry – longest for any playback singer in the hindi film playback singingl i.e. starting his career in middle 40′s (around 1946) and culminating it in 1987 – a splendid 39 years of film career with peak achievements during the last 2 decades – Kishore kumar’s was a splendid male and magnificient voice and one of the most attractive voices in hindi film playback singing – His achievements were remarkable and remain unmatched by any other singer in relation to his contribution to the bollywood industry – correct.

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    Sumit Says:

    Kishore Kumar born as Abhas Ganguly, was a legendary Bollywood film playback singer. He was born on August 14, 1929 and died on October 13, 1987. He was also lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenwriter and scriptwriter. He was a man who could sing and dance, act and mimic, write and compose, make you laugh and cry all at one time.

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    Rajamohanarao Says:

    So much joy he has given to millions of music lovers,he will be remembered for the times to come as long as the yeh dharti rahegi .God where have you taken him?shayad RDBurman ke saath milke bhagwanko entertain karraha hogo.Is dookh bharee duniya me mera jaisa bahut log vusko bahut bahut yaadkartahain. aur vus awaag ko apnate hai

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    Sreemanta Says:

    Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Tum Rehti Ho
    Zeevan Meethi Pyaas Yeh Kehto Ho…
    Your songs will be immortal and keep enthralling, enchanting us for millions of years if not more…

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    Ashok Ramji Shende Says:

    My both the younger brothers ( Kishor and Gokul ) like Kishore Kumar very much. I also like him very much. Especially his songs Main Tera Shahar Chhod Jaunga ( Nazrana ), Zindagi To Bewafa Hain ( Muqaddar Ka Sikandar ), Zindagi Ke Safar Mein Gujar Jate Hain ( Aap Ki Kasam ) and Zindagi Ka Safar Hai Ye Kaisa Safar ( Safar ). Many Many Happy Returns To Kishore Kumar.

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    yogeshkishoreda Says:

    jai kishoreda,,thanx for enriching our lives with your soulful voice and songs,,,,love u and we all miss you

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    vineet Says:

    kisi baat par mai kisi se khafa hu…….great song of a great personality……………………wee miss u kishoredaa

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    Sandip Modak Says:

    Payer zindegi hai……,
    A lovely massage you had told at that time by you own unique style. Now some time I feel very alone without your voice. Your voice always makes me very proud that we both are Indian and most of all bengali…. I am very alone Gurudev. Please come again if you can.

    You are My Gurudev……

    Kankurgachi, Kolkata, West Bengal

  10. 10
    Anand Dasgupta Says:

    Kishore Kumar is no doubt a versatile singer.He had a roaring voice and could sing any song with ease.

  11. 11
    anh hai Says:

    Wow!, this was a real quality post. In theory I’d like to write like this too taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I keep putting it off and never seem to get something done

  12. 12
    Kishan Lal Says:

    Probably the only singer can sing out every possible word.

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    vjha Says:

    unmatched style and melodious voice coming directly from the depths of heart pulls millions of Kishore da’s fans towards him and then Kishore da taken all of them to unknown territory far far from the madenning crowd where there is tranquility and serenity and from where no one wants to come back. Creator ne unko fursat mein banaya tha. We mourn his untimely demise but we thank the Creator that he gifted Kishore da on this planet in our life time. May u take rebirth Kishore da.

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    Rajesh Vrajendra Gaur Says:

    Lehron se pooch lo and woh meri taraf yoon chale aa rahe hain were sung by the greatest of them all Kishore Kumar and Lata didi. the song was written by my father Vrajendra Gaur. His name is wrongly spelt Brajendra Gaud here.
    My father later on started writing screenplay, dialogue and stories for films. he wrote films like Kati Patang, Sharmeelee, the Great gambler, Bimal Roy’s Parineeta, saraswatichandra, Teen deviyaan, China Town, Lal Paththar,Manzil, Baat Ek Raat Ki, etc.etc.

    EMAIL: sunrise607@rediffmail.com

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    Marghoub Mudassar Says:

    Kishore kumar made a history in Indian film industry. his songs will always listen by every age of listener. over the years he become more popular and more favorite. his voice always fresh. I am always crazy about his songs and always in search of his songs. no any singer reach his heights.

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    Nandan Says:

    We r Big Fan of Great Kishore Kumar

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    chaitanya pathak Says:

    I love kishoreda and his songs very much. I listen to everyday and trying to collect all songs sung by him

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    Sudhir Dwivedi Says:

    Very nice write up…..Sehgal sahab jaisa andaaz aur khanak maza aa gaya bhai is geet ko sun ke,Us daur ke geeton ki baat hi kuch aur thi,Kash kishore da ne 50-70 ke dashk me kuch aur geet gaaye hote to maza kuch aur hi hota,70 ke baad ke geeto me wo baat nahi thi shor sharaba jyada shuru ho chuka tha,Sehgal Sahab,Rafi sahab,Lat ji,Kishore Da,Asha ji,Manna da,Mukesh ji jaise singers 1000 saalo me ek baar janm lete hai……..Mujhe faqra hota hai ki mere desh me itne mahan Gayak,Gaayikao ne janm liya.
    Love u all…….

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    Kamlesh Chaturvedi Says:

    The heart touching voice of Kishore Da gives feelings of a person who is boosting our energy level towards cheering and turning it into joyful mood .

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    Rushi Bhatt Says:

    my fav. Singer of all time..
    I miss you lot such a yoodly man….

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    jaideep de Says:

    THE original Rock Star! in every sense of the word. Kishore’da will rock till eternity. To read some of the comments posted by his enumerous fans is a heartening experience. Kishore’da will be remembered, celebrated, idolized & missed even more with every passing day. He is the ultimate super star who made stars of his time shine through his incredible talent. We are truly blessed that Kishore’da lived & sang in our lifetime. God bless u all

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