Papa Kahte Hain song - Aamir Khan song 1 and details from film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak


Popular song from movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)

Lead Actors: Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla

Music: Anand Milind

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Udit Narayan

Director: Mansoor Khan

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This song is #1 in a 3 song sequence from the movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.  

Click here for song  #2  "Aye Mere Humsafar". 

Click here for song  #3 "Akele Hain To Kya".

Watch the songs in the correct order for better understanding and enjoyment. 

Papa Kahte Hain Song Translation :

My father says that I will achieve great fame
My father says that I will make him proud with my deeds
But nobody know where my destination is

All of my friends are sitting around together
All of them have aspirations in their hearts for their future life
Someone will work as an engineer, someone else will get fame in the world of business
But nobody know where my destination is

My dream is a lovely face that can make flowers sway jubilantly
A face with cheeks like blooming buds, magic in the eyes and love on the lips
I will do a beautiful deed and achieve fame in the world of heart
Look from my point of view to see where my destination is


Related interesting information  

  • Setting of the Song: On the last day of college, Raj (Aamir Khan)  thanks the junior students for arranging a wonderful farewell party for seniors like him. Then he and his friends start their musical program.  He does not notice that his father Dhanraj Singh (Dalip Tahil) has entered the room and is watching his performance.  His father was in prison and was not scheduled to be released for a few more weeks.  Dhanraj Singh is released from prison early because of good behavior and surprises his son by coming to the son's musical function.  

  • About the movie:  Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (QSQT) is a romantic tragedy.  It is an Indian modern day adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. This movie, like the original, ends in tragedy.  The movie has been directed well by Mansoor Khan, who has paid attention to details and made sure that the movie moves at a good pace.  Acting by the lead actors as well as supporting actors has been done well. Several good songs make the movie more enjoyable. This is a very popular song from this movie.    

  • As a child actor:  Aamir Khan appeared as a child actor in a very popular movie called Yaadon Ki Baarat in 1973. That movie was made by Aamir's uncle Nasir Hussain, who also made QSQT. Aamir Khan was about 7 years old. Click here to watch the title song from the movie. Aamir Khan acted as the youngest of three kids. He was so cute! Notice that he was playing an imaginary guitar in the older song and a real one in this QSQT song.  

  • As a teen:  Aamir Khan also acted in a movie in his teens. He appeared in a movie called Holi in which he was a part of a group of young men.  Click here to watch a song from that film. Aamir Khan can be recognized easily in a hat. Several famous actors, for example, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri and Deepti Naval also starred in the movie.The movie was released four years before his debut performance in QSQT as a lead actor. 

  • Meaning of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak:  The word Qayamat means doomsday or calamity in Urdu and Hindi languages. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak means from a calamity to a calamity. The movie begins with a calamity and ends with a calamity, so the movie title is very appropriate. 

  • The girl in red: During the later part of the song, Aamir Khan approaches a group of girls sitting on chairs. He gently touches the face of a girl dressed in a red shirt.  That girl is his first wife, Reena Dutta. She appeared in the movie only during this brief scene. 

  • Udit Narayan in a concert: Singer Udit Narayan performs this popular song in a live concert.  He starts out by giving an introduction that is very similar to  the introduction used in the film. The orchestra does a good job recreating the supporting music. Click here to watch this enjoyable live performance. 

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