Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna Lyrics & Translation: Let’s Learn Urdu-Hindi

In honor of India’s 70th Independence Day celebrations, today we present the lyrics and English translation of “Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna.” An Urdu ghazal written in 1921 by Bismal Azimabadi, “Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna” became a battle cry of freedom fighters through the 1940s. The poem was adapted for the film Shaheed (1965) starring Manoj Kumar about… Continue reading →

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Mere Desh Ki Dharti Lyrics and Translation: Let’s Learn Urdu-Hindi

In honor of the great beauty of India we present the patriotic lyrics and English translation of “Mere Desh Ki Dharti” from Upkar (1967). There are few songs that have attained the kind of beloved immortality found in the lyrics of “Mere Desh Ki Dharti.” A rousing declaration of love for the motherland, this song… Continue reading →

Alphabetical by Film

Find full English translations to all your favorite Hindi song lyrics from classic Bollywood films here. Mr. and Mrs. 55 provide line-by-line lyrics translations and a complete Urdu-Hindi glossary to accompany each song. Don’t see your favorite song on our list yet? Then, be sure to visit our Requests page to submit a song translation request!… Continue reading →

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Mr. and Mrs. 55 Bollywood Archives! Come search through our past musings on the films, music, and poetry of the Golden Age of Hindi cinema! From constructing a raga mala to winking like Rajesh Khanna, you’ll find it all at Mr. and Mrs 55. Fellow classic Bollywood fanatics, comment on what you love and request… Continue reading →