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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Mohammed Rafi : The incomparable – Song No. 01
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I think it is time to go back to the pavillion, meaning my comfort zone. Or I should say my favourite comfort zone of Rafi songs. I have been ‘ beating about the bush ‘ for the last one year and writing posts of various series. ‘Chandni raaten’ is still going on, as far as I know. Some songs are lined up for it, but I have not been able to find enough enthusiasm to write a post for some time. So no more ‘beating around the bush’ (this idiom is closer to what I mean by it), going straight to the matter of ‘Mohammed Rafi: The incomparable”

Google explains the meaning of ‘Incomparable’ as :

without an equal in quality or extent; matchless.

without equal, beyond compare, unparalleled, matchless, peerless,without peer, unmatched, without match, without parallel,
beyond comparison, second to none, in a class of its own, unequalled, unrivalled, inimitable, nonpareil

This is exactly the way I would define the word, but not in such detail. Once again I have this feeling of inadequacy in talking about a personality whose voice touched my life and both our lifespans overlapped by 11 years or so. This is the long and short of the commonality among us. And that first ‘janaaza’ of my life that I saw on the TV news. There used to be ‘hindi’ news of 10 minutes and an hour later ‘english’ news of 10 minutes on ‘Bombay Doordarshan’. Those were the defining moments of my life when the difference between life and death, living like the dead and dying as if alive was brought home to me.

One of my close friends tells me that her mother is a great fan of Rafi Sahab. She recollects that radio would be constantly playing in their house. The day her mother heard the news of Rafi sahab’s death on radio, she came out of the house where the children where playing and was distraught that Rafi sahab was no more.

Something else that I heard recently. One of my maternal uncles has chosen to enlighten me now that Rafi Sahab has visited Belgaum for a show alongwith ‘Geeta Dutt’ and that he had been to see the show held in open air, along with his uncle. He did not remember the year but he said that he was singing and playing ‘Harmonium’ with a few musicians. Geeta Dutt was standing next to him while they were singing a duet. Suddenly in between the song Rafi Sahab said ‘YAAHOOO’ loudly, startling Geeta Dutt, who was not expecting this.

Hearing this new and real incident was a boon for me, I told my uncle,” why he never thought to mention it till now ? ” . He was like “the topic never arose”. Just to test him about his memory, I said “Why he would be playing the Harmonium, he never used to play any musical instruments. ” Mamu was adamant and said ‘nahin, woh harmonium baja rahe thhe” . Good to know that his memory is serving him right. Rafi Sahab did play harmonium during stage shows, no doubts about it. Again I quizzed him what were the songs they sang, if he could remember. He said ‘bahut saare gaane gaaye unhon ne koi specific gaana mujhe yaad nahin ‘.

Now we can move on the actual song being posted. It is a Solo song by Rafi sahab from the film ‘Alibaba and 40 thieves’. The lyricist is Asad Bhopali and composer is Usha Khanna. It is a devotional song picturized on a faqeer singing in the dead of night, as Marjina is bringing a ‘darzi’ to Ali Baba’s house blindfolded and taking him back.

What is special about this song, is that it is picturized on an unknown actor. I have always liked spiritual or meaningful songs of him on unknown artist’s usually playing ‘faqeer’s role , right from Ye zindagi ke mere to Allah hi allah kar pyaare bhai . In such songs Rafi Sahab used his own voice natural voice and was not really trying to give playback like he did to other known actors. The same is the case with background songs or songs which played in the title.

In this category of spiritual songs Rafi Sahab was peerless.


Song- Ham tere charaagh hain jalaaye ja bujhaaye jaa (Alibaba And forty thieves)(1966) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

Allah….aa aa aa aah
hu Akbar

Banaaye ja bigaade ja
bigaade ja banaaye jaa aa
banaaye ja bigaade ja
bigaade ja banaaye jaa
ke ham tere charaagh hain
jalaaye ja bujhaaye jaa
ham tere charaagh hain
jalaaye ja bujhaaye jaa

har qadam pe saathh hain ain
andhere bhi ujaale bhi
har qadam pe saathh hain
andhere bhi ujaale bhi
kaisi teri shaan hai
giraaye bhi sambhaale bhi
jo na kabhi dekhe
wo tamaashe tu dikhaaye jaa
ke ham tere charaagh hain
jalaaye ja bujhaaye jaa
ham tere charaagh hain
jalaaye ja bujhaaye jaa
banaaye ja bigaade ja
bigaade ja banaaye jaa aa

sar pe saaya maut ka hai ae ae
aur ham ko jeena hai
sar pe saaya maut ka hai
aur ham ko jeena hai
apne haathon apne hi
dil ke zakhm seena hai
jo tujhe manzoor hai
wo kaam tu karaaye jaa
ke ham tere charaagh hain
jalaaye ja bujhaaye jaa
ham tere charaagh hain
jalaaye ja bujhaaye jaa

(conversation)

maana yeh sab khel hai ae ae
qismat ki lakeeron kaa
maana yeh sab khel hai
qismat ki lakeeron kaa
phir bhi tere haathh hai
faisla taqdeeron kaa
duniya ki taqdeeron ko
jagaaye ja sulaaye ja
ke ham tere charaagh hain
jalaaye ja bujhaaye jaa
ham tere charaagh hain
jalaaye ja bujhaaye jaa
ham tere charaagh hain
jalaaye ja bujhaaye jaa
ham tere charaagh hain
jalaaye ja bujhaaye jaa


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

VINTAGE NAUSHAD…..Song No. 2
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NAUSHAD started composing independently in 1940. That makes the year 2015, an year of Diamond Jubilee of his Debut. It is therefore appropriate that we take a re-look at his earliest compositions.

The second song in this series is from the film Darshan-1941. It was a social film made by the famous Prakash pictures ( Ramrajya-43 fame ). The film was directed by C.M.Luhar,B.Sc., a very experienced, learned and well known person in film world at that time. The cast was Prem Adeeb, Jyoti, Meera, Bhudo Advani, Nazeer, Madhusudan, Amirbai Karnataki etc.
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Today is 31 december 2014, which is the last day of the year. I have no idea if people are on a reflective/ introspective mood on this day or not. Newspapers certainly seem to look back on the year and they tell us about the major events of the year. I have also noticed that people tend to look at the departing year as a forgettable year and hope that the new year would be better, only to express similar sentiments about that year when that year too draws to a close.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

phir na keejey meri gustaakh nighaai ka gilaa
dekhiye aapne phir pyaar se dekha mujhko

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“Guide” (1965) was directed by Vijay Anand for Navketal International, Bombay. This movie had Dev Anand, waheeda Rehman, Kishore Sahu, Leela Chitnis, Jaageerdaar, Anwar, Ulhas, Rasheed Khan, Parveen Paul, Poornima, Khirhan Dhawan etc in it.
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“Man Ki Aankhen” (1970) was produced by I A Nadiadwala and directed by Raghunath Jhalani. The movie had Dharmendra, Waheeda Rehman, Fariyal, Sujit Kumar, Manmohan Krishna, Leela Chitnis, Mohan Sherry, Brahm Bhardwaj, Lailta Pawar etc in it.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Rafi Sb – In The Seventies – 11
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(1976 – Solo)

As I am checking the list of songs from 1976, I find this gem of a ‘naat’ (Islamic religious song) rendered by Rafi Sb. The film is ‘Sangraam’, directed by Harmesh Malhotra. The words are written by Gauhar Kanpuri and the music is by Bhappi Lahiri. ‘Sangraam’ is a film that is not in memory otherwise. The films that I remember from that year are ‘Chitchor’, ‘Hera Pheri’ and ‘Chalte Chalte’. And yes, ‘Fakiraa’ and ‘Dus Numbri’. I remember I had seen ‘Chitchor’ and ‘Hera Pheri’ on the big screen.
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“Nateeja” (1947) was a Bombay Talkies movie. It was directed by Najam Naqvi. The movie had Shamim Bano, Yakub, Jillo, Radhika, Maya Devi etc in it.
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“Sati Narmada” (1950) is a movie few people have heard about. This forgotten movie was directed by Ishwarlal for Abhimanyu Chitra productions. The movie had Jeevan, Sulochana Chatterji, Umakant, Salvi, Babu, Raje etc in it.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

THE JOY OF NFS (song No. 5)
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Somewhere in the late 2011, AK ji of Songsofyore, had written on this Blog about the importance of NFS. After reading his views, I too wrote a rather lengthy comment supporting the inclusion of NFS on this Blog. Our contention was that, prior to the Hindi Film Music becoming popular all over India, it was those gazals, Geets and Bhajans, privately sung and recorded by various artists which had ruled the tastes of music lovers. In fact many famous singers had recorded NFS in the beginning phase of their singing careers. Some names are Talat Mehmood, Saigal, Pankaj Mullik, Jagmohan and JUTHIKA ROY !
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