Bollywood-land promises love ballads for every kind of romantic emotion. The songs often urge you to never give up on love, but moving on from disappointments is also very important. This song penned by Indeevar form the 1968 film Saraswatichandra (based on Govardhanram Madhavram Tripathi’s novel by the same name), is a testimony that Bollywood also believes in empirics of letting go of the past and moving forward with the world. After translating several romantic songs and poetry, these words were the fresh perspective that one often needs in the middle of heartbreaks and other regrets. It might sound a bit preachy in places, but is one of the rare gems from Bollywood that are an ode to survival and perseverance.

Song Credits
Lyrics: Indeevar
Singers:
Lata Mangeshkar
Music: Kalyanji-Anandji

Movie Credits
Directed by: Govind Saraiya
Starring: Nutan, Manish
Produced by: Vivek
Release: 1968

Original Lyrics – Chhod De Saari Duniya

Kaha chala ae jogi jeevan se tu bhaag ke,
Kisi ek dil ke kaaran, you saari duniya tyaag ke..

Chhod de saari duniya kisi ke liye
Ye munaasib nahin aadmi ke liye
Pyaar se bhi zaroori kayi kaam hain
Pyaar sab kuchh nahin zindagi ke liye
Chhod de saari duniya kisi ke liye

Tan se tan kaa milan ho na paayaa to kyaa
Man se man kaa milan koyi kam to nahin
Khushboo aati rahe door hi se sahi
Saamne ho chaman koyi kam to nahin
Chaand miltaa nahin sabko sansaar mein
Hai diyaa hi bahut roshni ke liye
Chhod de saari duniya kisi ke liye

Kitni hasrat se takti hain kaliyaan tumhen
Kyun bahaaron ko phir se bulaate nahin
Ek duniyaa ujad hi gayi hai to kyaa
Doosraa tum jahaan kyun basaate nahin
Dil na chaahe bhi to, saath sansaar ke
Chalnaa padtaa hai sab ki khushi ke liye

Chhod de saari duniya kisi ke liye
Ye munaasib nahin aadmi ke liye
Pyaar se bhi zaroori kayi kaam hain
Pyaar sab kuchh nahin zindagi ke liye
Chhod de saari duniya kisi ke liye.

Translation of Chhod De Saari Duniya by bollywoodtarjuma

O eremite, why do you run away from reality?
For just one soul, why forsake whole humanity?

Turning away from the world
for the sake of one,
doesn’t mean anything,
in the long run.
Life awaits in other unfulfilled promises,
love isn’t the only song,
in universe’s choruses.

Flesh and body may be distant,
but at least two souls did connect.
Blissed scents travel with the dew.
So what if the blooming joy,
doesn’t belong to you.
Moonbeams may not be for everyone,
but a glowing lamp can be your sun.

Garden rosebuds eagerly await you,
just call the spring and
give the blossoms their due.
So what if your world crumbled,
and you were left lost and humbled.
Find a new space for your dreams,
build it afresh and get redeemed.
Whether you desire it strongly or feebly,
moving on with the world,
is the only way to live completely.

Turning away from the world,
for the sake of one,
doesn’t mean anything,
in the long run.
Life awaits in other unfulfilled promises,
love isn’t the only song,
in universe’s choruses.

 

 

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