Din Hai Suhana Aaj Pehli Taarikh hai ..!! (It’s a beautiful/lovely day as it’s first day of the month!)

Kishore Kumar, as we know, has many gems to his credit, his movies and songs are funny as hell, like this one “pehli taarikh hai” … :)
For those who dont know him, he is one of the most famous bollywood actors from 50s – one thing about him which fascinated me as a child was that he was master of many trades, he used to do many things in bollywood – eg Direct/Act/Sing etc etc. His singing abilities actually deserve many separate posts. One of the most melodious singers from Bollywood – his songs are like wine which are getting better by age … I guess those songs are more popular in my generation than our parents generation, even if Kishore da belongs to our parents generation.
Btw, today is 1st May, and I saw this song (Din hai suhana) on facebook as somebody’s status – it brought back smiles and memories! :)
I could not find any translation for this, so thought to translate it myself – so that other (non hindi) people can enjoy it. Plus it is one of the songs where I thought I can do justice in the translation … without loosing the meaning in translation. (eg- once I tried translating “aaj mousam bada beimaan hai” on facebook, it was quite a disaster!). Still, if anyone has any suggestions/improvements, feel free to leave it in comments.
So, anyways, Here it goes …. first the song, then the translation done by me. (I found a youtube karaoke video as well, karaoke is not done by me)
Song
Din hai suhaana, aaj pehli tarikh hai :)
din hai suhaana, aaj pehli tarikh hai
khush hai zamaana, aaj pehli tarikh hai
pehli tarikh aji pehli tarikh hai
biwi boli ghar zara jaldi se aana jaldi se aana
shaam ko piya ji hamein cinema dikhana hamein cinema dikhana
karo na bahaana haan bahaana bahaana
karo na bahaana aaj pheli tareekh hai
khush hai zamaana aaj pehli tarikh hai
pehli tarikh aji pehli tarikh hai
kis ne pukara ruk gaya baabu
lala ji ki jaan aaj aaya hai kaabu aaya hai kaabu
o paisa zara laana o paisa zara laana .. laana laana
o paisa zara laana aaj pheli tareekh hai
khush hai zamaana aaj pehli tarikh hai
pehli tarikh aji pehli tarikh hai
banda bekaar hai kismat ki maar hai
sab din ek hain roz e aitbaar hai
mujhe na sunana haan sunana sunana
mujhe na sunana aaj pheli tareekh hai
khush hai zamaana aaj pehli tarikh hai
pehli tarikh aji pehli tarikh hai
dar ke saamne aaye mehmaan hain bade hi sharif hain
puraane meharbaan hain bade hi sharif hain puraane meharbaan hain
are jeb ko bachaana bachaana bachaana
jeb ko bachaana aaj pheli tareekh hai
khush hai zamaana aaj pehli tarikh hai
pehli tarikh aji pehli tarikh hai
dil beqaraar hai soye nahi raat se
seth ji ko gham hai ki paiso chalo haath se
are lootega khazaana khazaana khazaana
lootega khazaana aaj pheli tareekh hai
khush hai zamaana aaj pehli tarikh hai
pehli tarikh aji pehli tarikh hai
aye cinema waalon aao aao khel mazedaar hai
ho khel mazedaar hai ji khel mazedaar hai
agha hai bhagwan hai kishore kumar hai
nimmi geeta bali hai ashok kumar hai
nargis raj kapoor hai dilip kumar hai
geeton ka toofan hai naach ki bahaar hai naach ki bahaar hai
paanch aane ka das aana
paanch aane ka das aana
paanch aane ka das aana
are waapas nahi jaana jaana jaana
waapas nahi jaana aaj pheli tareekh hai
khush hai zamaana aaj pehli tarikh hai
pehli tarikh aji pehli tarikh hai
mil jul ke bachchon ne baapu ko gherabaapu ko ghera
kehte hain saare ki baapu hai mera baapu hai mera
khilone zara laana khilone zara laana aaj pheli tareekh hai
khush hai zamaana aaj pehli tarikh hai
pehli tarikh aji pehli tarikh hai
din hai suhaana aaj pehli tarikh hai
khush hai zamaana aaj pehli tarikh hai
pehli tarikh aji pehli tarikh hai
Translation (I tried my best not to loose the style, even if had to compromise a little on meaning)
It’s a beautiful/lovely day as it’s first day of the month :)
It’s a beautiful/lovely day as it’s first day of the month :)
The world is happy as it’s first day of the month
It’s first day of the month … hey … it’s first day of the month
Wife said – today come back home early – hey – come back home early
In evening – my darling – take me to the cinema – take me to the cinema
Don’t make excuses – Don’t make excuses
Don’t make excuses – it’s first day of the month !
It’s first day of the month … hey … it’s first day of the month
“who called me” – the gentleman stopped
lalajee (community famous for lending) has finally caught him today at right time
Oh! .. give me my money …. give me my money … give me give me ..
Give me my money – it’s first day of the month!
The world is happy – it’s first day of the month
It’s first day of the month … hey … it’s first day of the month
This dude is unemployed – it’s bad luck for him!
Everyday is same for him – everyday is Sunday for him!
Don’t tell me – Don’t tell me – Don’t tell me …
The world is happy – it’s first day of the month
It’s first day of the month … hey … it’s first day of the month
There are guests in front of my door … they are very gentleman
They have done favours for me long time back – they are very gentleman
Hey … save your pocket (money) – save save save
Save your pocket (money) – it’s first day of the month
The world is happy – it’s first day of the month
It’s first day of the month … hey … it’s first day of the month
The heart is restless, have not slept since the night!
Seth ji (famous as misers) is saddened by the fact that money is going out of hand!
Oh! … the treasure will be looted … the treasure – treasure – treasure
The treasure will be looted – it’s first day of the month
The world is happy – it’s first day of the month
It’s first day of the month … hey … it’s first day of the month
Hey Cinema goers – come – come, the game is fun!
The game is fun, hey, the game is fun
There is Aagha, Bhagwaan, Kishore Kumar
Nimmi, Geeta Bali and Ashok Kumar are there (Ashok Kumar is another very famous bollywood actor, and incidentally Kishore’s brother)
Nargis, Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar are there
There is storm of Songs … the dance is like springtime … the dance is like springtime
Five Aana for TEN aana
Five Aana for TEN aana
Five Aana for TEN aana (referring to black ticketing, I hear was very popular in India earlier :) )
Oh! don’t go back, don’t go back
Don’t go back – it’s first day of the month
The world is happy – it’s first day of the month
It’s first day of the month … hey … it’s first day of the month
The kids got together and encircled their father! .. encircled their father
Everyone is saying – it’s his father, it’s his father
Please bring me some toys, bring me some toys – it’s first day of the month
The world is happy – it’s first day of the month
It’s first day of the month … hey … it’s first day of the month
Once again, my apologies for any errors.
PS – in 2nd last para there is reference to famous bollywood actors from 50s era – interestingly Kishore Kumar referred himself too as third person …. I thought to end this post by a slide of those people being referred to, who once ruled the silver screen-

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