Song: main kya
jaanu kya jaadu hai, jaadu hai, jaadu hai
in do matvaale nainon mein, jaadu hai, jaadu hai...
ek ek athaah saagar sa hai
in do matvaale nainon mein, jaadu hai...
Film: Zindagi (1940)
Singer: K L Saigal
Music: Pankaj Mullick
Lyrics: Kidar Sharma(?)
*ing: K L Saigal, ?
In memory of KL Saigal on his fifty-third death anniversary, one
most intricate and enchanting melodies. Lata has said that the "kya" in
this song is one of the most difficult pieces of music composed as far
as singing goes. And he sails through these complexities with amazing
ease and effortlessness. Was this song a part of her tribute to him in
the "Shraddhanjali" compilations?
The antaraa of this song is almost identical to those of another
song "do naina matvaare tihaare" from 'My Sister' (1944), also composed
by Pankaj Mullick:
man puuch rahaa hai ab mujhse
nainon ne kahaa hai kya tujhse
jab nain mile nainon ne kahaa
ab nain basenge nainon mein
(the 'milenge' in this line is another incredible feat)
The antaraa of the My Sister song begins something like:
tan tan ke chalaaye teer
nas nas mein uthaaye peer...
The immortal lori 'sojaa raajkumari' is probably what this soundtrack
is best remembered for.