हंगामा है क्यों बरपा थोड़ी सी जो पी ली है

Lyricist: Akbar Allahabadi
Singer: Ghulam Ali

हंगामा है क्यों बरपा थोड़ी सी जो पी ली है
डाका तो नहीं डाला चोरी तो नहीं की है।

उस मय से नहीं मतलब दिल जिससे हो बेगाना
मकसूद है उस मय से दिल ही में जो खिंचती है।

उधर ज़ुल्फ़ों में कंघी हो रही है, ख़म निकलता है
इधर रुक रुक के खिंच खिंच के हमारा दम निकलता है।
इलाही ख़ैर हो उलझन पे उलझन बढ़ती जाती है
न उनका ख़म निकलता है न हमारा दम निकलता है।

सूरज में लगे धब्बा फ़ितरत के करिश्मे हैं
बुत हमको कहें काफ़िर अल्लाह की मरज़ी है।

गर सियाह-बख़्त ही होना था नसीबों में मेरे
ज़ुल्फ़ होता तेरे रुख़सार कि या तिल होता।

जाम जब पीता हूँ मुँह से कहता हूँ बिसमिल्लाह
कौन कहता है कि रिन्दों को ख़ुदा याद नहीं।

मय = Wine
ख़म=Curls of the Hhair (ख़म means “Bend ” or “Curve”, but here can be thought of meaning curls of the hair)
मकसूद = Intended, Proposed
सियाह= स्याह = Black
बख़्त = Fate
रिन्द = Drunkard

53 Replies to “हंगामा है क्यों बरपा थोड़ी सी जो पी ली है”

  1. Some shers recorded in other versions of this song by Ghulam Ali:

    Na tajurbakari se vaaiz ki yeh baatein hain
    Iss rang ko kya jaane pucho jo kabhi pi hai

    har jarra chamakata hai anwar-e-ilahi se
    har saans yeh kahti hai, hum hai to khuda bhi hai

    1. nopes ..!! siyah means syahi or (black)

      According to me It means If I was supposed to be black.. I should have become Til (b beauty spot )or that julf () on your face.

  2. “Kham” means a curve can also be used for wave or tangled hair.

    “Bakht” means Fate and Siyah Bakht is ill fated. same as Kam-bakht

    correctin.. zulf hota, tere rukhsaar pe ya “Til” hota not “dil”(Rukhsaar means Cheek)

    Correction 2 .. na unka kham nikaltaa hai na “mera” dil nikaltaa hai (hamara does not fit in proper meter)

  3. Thanks for the word meanings people. Have updated it,

    Rajan: About the correction 2 – I write what I listen to and this is what Ghulam Ali sings.

  4. Let me say a couple of things about this particular ghazal.Generally,it is believed that this ghazal is about peena-pilana(taking liquor).It is not really, my dear friends!People ,who have read other works of Akbar Allahabadi know very well how he use to write.Incidenatlly,he never even touched wine in all of his life(like a true devout muslim).This particular piece of poetry has a sense of history and a particular background.It was written when the differences between the congress and Muslim League were at its peak.They were totally divided and fighting with each other.The English were very successful in propagating their(or infamous) famous”Divide and Rule policy”.Sir Syed (Founder of AMU) was a prominenet Muslim leader and was with british establishments.Even at this point of time Akbar Allahabadi was talking about the unity of Hindus and Muslims.Detractors of Akbar Allahabadi concluded that Hindus have offered some Nasha (liquor) to him and this is the reason he was talking totally out of tune and context! Akbar Allahabadi wrote this particular ghazal to address them.If you listen even to the small peice of this ghazal sung beautifully by Ghulam Ali,you may notice that in one of shers that “Us may se nahi matlab jo ………. Maksood(meaning) hain us may se dil hi mein chanati hain………..

    Hope it makes sense to at least some of you!!

    Bye for now.


  5. neerad, nice info….wher did u read of this? can a cite a source? (just becuz i am interested in knowing more)
    can someone write the meanings of the shers that raghvendra has written…i have heard these too…


  7. Thanks baabli.

    If my memory serves me right it has mentioned in “discovery of India “by Jawahar Lal Nehru.

    As regards the meaning of shers written by Raghvendra,I would try to translate the equivalent(and not exact) meaning of the urdu words for you:

    tajurbakari means experience.
    Vaaiz means the person who preaches.Mulla (a typival muslim priest) is meant here.
    Zarra means everything
    anwar-e-ilahi means grace of god

    Happy reading.


  8. neerad,
    bohot attitude se likha hai sab kuch
    come on, if u know bout it, u need not show ur attitude
    good info but ur way of expressing it sucked..

    Hope it makes sense to at least some of you!!

    F*** U neerad..

  9. hi neerad,
    i love this song from mr. Ghulam ali, and i’d love to know the lyrics but i am afraid i can’t read indian phonetics.

    would u mind to write it down to latin phonetics…?
    or anyone??

    thank you

  10. hangaamaa hai kyuu.N barpaa tho.Dii sii jo pii lii hai
    Daakaa to nahii.n Daalaa chorii to nahii.n kii hai

    naa-tajurbaakaarii se vaa_iz kii ye baate.n hai.n
    is rang ko kyaa jaane puuchho to kabhii pii hai

    us mai se nahii.n matalab dil jis se hai begaanaa
    maqasuud hai us mai se dil hii me.n jo khi.nchatii hai

    vaa.N dil me.n ki sadame do yaa.N jii me.n ke sab sah lo
    un kaa bhii ajab dil hai meraa bhii ajab jii hai

    har zarraa chamakataa hai anavaar-e-ilaahii se
    har saa.Ns ye kahatii hai ham hai.n to Khudaa bhii hai

    suuraj me.n lage dhabbaa fitarat ke karishme hai.n
    but ham ko kahe kaafir allaah kii marzii hai

  11. The word ‘burrpa means ‘blowing winds’ or spreading like winds.

    For Alia and others who do not know Urdu language and wish to get a Latin version of this ghazal try Turkish site or web translater.

    An excelent version of this ghazal is sung by Amanat Ali on the youtube, check it out.

  12. hello neerad your info and way of presentation both are sound …thank you can you give us the raags he sings in the ghazal like sa re ga ma stuff ……….I know it is little hard but it will help a lot ………………………..trhank you again good work

    1. “Barpa” – means “Everywhere/ All around”

      “Hungama hai kyum barpa” – why such commotion everywhere,when I have just drunk a little.
      I haven’t committed dacoity or theft!!!

      Thanx all

      Kudos Ghulam sahab


  13. Neerad has done a perfect work.Neerad when u do sumthng gud stop listening to idiots like ‘G’. U hv gvn us a great piece of infrmation. Very good.

  14. “Barpa” – means “Everywhere/ All around”

    “Hungama hai kyum barpa” – why such commotion everywhere,when I have just drunk a little.
    I haven’t committed dacoity or theft!!!

    Thanx all

    Kudos Ghulam sahab


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  16. Hangama hai kyon barpa rendion is based on raag Darbari on which many popular filmy songs are based and that is why straight way it strikes ones cord to make it very attractive. Moreover, the way GHULAM ALI has sung , which is really commedable

  17. What to write.Simply bowled over and the boundaries fade off.Good God ,a partition of this sort ; we have not lost a portion of land mass when India got divided, but a part of the soul and beauty spots such as Ghulam Ali.

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