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Popular Songs of Hindi Cinema: Ajeeb Dastan Hai

This is one of the songs that made Lata Mangeshkar popular. In this song, she reveals her incredible versatility and innocence of voice. The slightly asynchronous tune of the music superbly enhances the mood and the theme of the song, and is a timeless classic by itself.

Movie: Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960, Hindi)
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Shankar-Jaikishan
Lyric: Shailendra
Translation to English: Vikas Kamat

Lyric of Ajeeb Dastan Hai and Translation

Ajeeb dastan hai yeh
Kahan shuru kahan khatam
Yeh manzile hai kaunsi
Na voh samajh sake na hum

Yeh roshni ke saath kyoon
Dhuan utha chirag se

Yeh khwab dekhti hoon main
Ke jag padi hoon khwaab se

Ajeeb dastaan hai yeh
Kahan shuru kahan khatam

Yeh manzile hai kaunsi
Na voh samajh sake na hum

Mubarakein tumhe ke tum
Kisi ke noor ho gaye
Kisi ke itne paas ho
Ke sab se door ho gaye

Ajeeb dastaan hai yeh
Kahan shuru kahan khatam

Yeh manzile hai kaunsi
Na voh samajh sake na hum

Kisi ka pyar leke tum
Naya jahan basaoge

Yeh shaam jab bhi aayegi
Tum humko yaad aoge


Ajeeb dastan hai yeh
Kahan shuru kahan khatam
Yeh manzile hai kaunsi
Na voh samajh sake na hum

Some strange tale this
Don't know how it started
Don't know how it got out of hand
He couldn't comprehend it
Nor could I

Why does the smoke accompany the fire?
I do not understand

Perhaps I was dreaming
Dream with a rude awakening

"Congratulations to you
Now that you are with someone else
Yet you are with me somehow

You think your are with someone
But don't you see? You are far from everyone!

Now you will take someone's love
And create new life.

But I will think of you this evening."

Some strange tale this
Don't know how it started
Don't know how it got out of hand
He couldn't comprehend it
Nor could I

 

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