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The song Yeh kaha aa gaye hum…is from the film Silsila (meaning- chain) directed by Yash Chopra. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar and Rekha. It is said to be

Still from the Film Silsila

loosely inspired by the alleged real life love triangle of Amitabh-Jaya-Rekha.

The lyrics of the film are written by Javed Akhtar and given below are the words of the  a poem which Amitabh Bachchan recites in the song Yeh Kaha aa gaye hum (where have we come).

Mein aur meri tanhayi aksar yeh baatein karte hai

tum hoti to kaisa hota
tum yeh kehti tum woh kehti
tum is baat pe hairan hoti
tum us baat pe kitni haste
tum hoti to aisa hota
tum hoti to waisa hota
mein aur meri tanhaye aksar baatein karte hai….
yeh raat hai ya tumhari zulfe khuli hui hai
hai chandni ya tumhari nazaro se meri raatein dhuli hui hia
yeh chaand ha ya tumhara kangan
sitare hai ya tumhara aanchal
hawa ka jhoka hai ya tumhare badan ki khushbu
yeh pattion ki hai sarsarahat
ya tumne chupke se kuch kaha hai
yeh sochta hoon mein kabse gumsum
ki jabki mujhko bhi yeh khabar hai tum nahi ho kahi nahi ho
magar yeh dil hai ki keh raha hai
tum yahi ho yahi kahi ho
majboor yeh haalat idhar bhi hai udhar bhi
tanhayi ki ek raat idhar bhi hai udhar bhi
kehne ko bahot kuch hai magar kisse kahe hum
kab tak yu hi khamosh rahe aur sahe hum
dil kehta hai duniya ki har ek rasm utha de
deewar jo hum dono mein hai aaj gira de
kyon dil mein sulaghte rahe logo ko bata de
haan humko mohabbar hai mohabbbat hai mohabbat
ab dil mein yahi baat idhar bhi hai udhar bhi


Me and my loneliness often have this conversation
how would it be to have you, you would say this,  you would say that
you would  be shocked to hear this,  you would laugh to hear that
it would be like this if  you would  be here, it would’ve been like that if  you would  be here
Me and my loneliness often have this conversation
Is is the night or is your hair open
Is it the moonlight or your eyesight in which my night’s set
Is it the moon or your bangle
Are they stars or your shawl
Is it the breeze or the aroma of your body
Is it the sound of the leaves
Or you have quietly said something
I have been thinking quietly
Though I am well aware
That you are not around, not there at all
But this heart which is telling me
That you are here, somewhere around her
Difficult situation is present in this place too and there too
Lonely night is present here also, there also
There are so many things to be said
But, to whom shall i say
Till when can i stay silent and tolerate
Heart says that i should cross every tradition present in this world
Break the walls between the both of us today
Why should we leave it in our hearts
Lets tell the people
Yes, we are in love, we are in love, love
Now the same thoughts present in my heart are here also, there also


* Urduwallahs pay a tribute to Master Filmmaker Yash Chopra through the month of November.