Thandi Hawa Kali Ghata

ठंडी हवा, काली घटा
Cold Wind and Rainclouds
00 :21PlayPause
ठंडी हवा, काली घटा,  ही गई झूम के
प्यार लिए डोले हँसी नाचे जिया घूम के
[both lines x2]
Cold wind and rainclouds came swaying
Carrying love, swinging laughter, life spun and danced
[both lines x2]
00 :53PlayPause
बैठी थी चुप-चाप यूँही दिल की कली चुन के मैं [x2]
दिल ने यह क्या बात कही रह  सकी सुन के मैं
मैं जो चली
मैं जो चली दिल ने कहा और ज़रा झूम के
प्यार लिए डोले हँसी नाचे जिया घूम के
I was sitting quietly, picking in this manner the blossom of my heart
This word my heart said, I could not listen and stay
As I left,
As I left, my heart swayed some more and spoke
Carrying love, swinging laughter, life spun and danced
01 :22PlayPause
ठंडी हवा, काली घटा,  ही गई झूम के
प्यार लिए डोले हँसी नाचे जिया घूम के
Cold wind and rainclouds came swaying
Carrying love, swinging laughter, life spun and danced
01 :41PlayPause
आज तो मैं अपनी छबी देख के शरमा गई [x2]
जाने यह क्या सोच रही थी के हँसी  गई
लोट गई
लोट गई ज़ुल्फ़ मेरी होंठ मेरा चूम के
प्यार लिए डोले हँसी नाचे जिया घूम के
Today I became shy upon seeing my own figure
Who knows what I was thinking, but I suddenly laughed
It fell down
My lock fell down and kissed my lips
Carrying love, swinging laughter, life spun and danced
02 :11PlayPause
ठंडी हवा, काली घटा,  ही गई झूम के
प्यार लिए डोले हँसी नाचे जिया घूम के
Cold wind and rainclouds came swaying
Carrying love, swinging laughter, life spun and danced
02 :31PlayPause
दिल का हर इकतार हिला छेड़ने लगी रागनी  [x2]
कजरा भरे नैन लिए बन के चलूँ कामनी
कह दो कोई
कह दो कोई आज घटा बरसे ज़रा झूम के
प्यार लिए डोले हँसी नाचे जिया घूम के
Every iktar of my heart shook and started to tune a ragni.
Eyes fully kohl-lined, I set out having become a beautiful woman
Someone tell
Someone please tell the rainclouds to rain thunderously today
Carrying love, swinging laughter, life spun and danced
03 :00PlayPause
ठंडी हवा, काली घटा,  ही गई झूम के
प्यार लिए डोले हँसी नाचे जिया घूम के
[both lines x2]
Cold wind and rainclouds came swaying
Carrying love, swinging laughter, life spun and danced
[both lines x2]
Thandi Hawa Kali Ghata (Hindi: ठंडी हवा, काली घटा, Urdu: ٹھنڈی ہوا, کالی گھٹا) "Cold Wind and Black Clouds", is a song from the 1955 Indian film "Mr. and Mrs. '55".
The song is about a girl who celebrates being in love.

The main female character in the movie, Anita (played by the Indian actress Madhubala) is infatuated with Ramesh, a famous tennis player.
When she learns that she is about to inherit a fortune, and that being married is a condition for her to inherit, she assumes that the best solution is to marry Ramesh immediately.

The song is played while she walks by a poolside where Ramesh is swimming at the moment, planning to elicit a marriage proposal from him.

The theme of clouds "raining affection" on a previously thirsty, parched lover is a constant in Hindustani poetry.
The word ghaṭā used in the title means "raincloud", but also a thick mass of dark clouds, so it can be translated as the plural "rainclouds".

All songs in the movie, including "Thandi Hawa Kali Ghata", were written by the Urdu poet and Bollywood lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri, and their music was composed by the Indian music director and composer O.P.Nayyar.

The playback singer is the famous Bollywood singer Geeta Dutt, who was also the wife of Guru Dutt, the movie protagonist and director.