Aaj Himalay Ki Choti Se (Kismet)

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Song Info

Movie/Album: Kismet

Release: 1943

Music Director: Anil Biswas

Lyrics Kavi Pradeep

Singers: Amirbai Karnataki and Khan Mastana

Lyrics in Hindi

आज हिमालय की चोटी से फिर हम ने ललकारा है
दूर हटो ऐ दुनिया वालों हिन्दुस्तान हमारा है

जहाँ हमारा ताज-महल है और क़ुतुब-मिनारा है
जहाँ हमारे मंदिर मस्जिद सिखों का गुरुद्वारा है
इस धरती पर क़दम बढ़ाना अत्याचार तुम्हारा है

शुरू हुआ है जंग तुम्हारा जाग उठो हिंदुस्तानी
तुम ना किसी के आगे झुकना जर्मन हो या जापानी
आज सभी के लिए हमारा यही कौमी नारा है

Song Trivia

In this patriotic song, a negative reference to Japan was used – Tum na kisike aage jhukna, German ho ya Japani – which allowed it to get past the heavy British censorship of the time. But the hidden meaning got through to the people and the song became an instant hit amidst the atmosphere of rising nationalistic fervour.The British authorities soon realized their mistake and wanted to ban the film. An arrest warrant was issued for the lyricist Pradeep, who had to go underground to avoid arrest.

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