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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

This is a song from a Raj-Nargis film Bewafa-52 and it is sung by Talat Mahmood.

It is not very common that Talat sang for Raj Kapoor. Raj was convinced that only the voice of Mukesh suited him, so in all the films that he produced or directed, he used to try using Mukesh for his songs. However,as a true Professional, if he were to work for some other producer or under a different Director, he followed the policy of strict Non-interference. So, in such films, we see other singers giving playback to Raj Kapoor, depending on the choice of the producer or director. Talat sang a total of ten songs for Raj kapoor in 4 films, as following-

S No. Song Movie (Year) Director Music Director
1. Armaan bhare dil ki lagan hai Jaan Pehchan(1950) Fali Mistry Khemchand Prakash
2. Main hoon dil ek armaan bhara Anhonee(1952) K A Abbas Roshan
3. Mere dil ki dhadkan kya bole Anhonee(1952) K A Abbas Roshan
4. Sama ke dil mein hamaare Anhonee(1952) K A Abbas Roshan
5. Main paagal mera manawa paagal Ashiana(1952) B. Trilochan Madan Mohan
6. Mera qaraar le jaa Ashiana(1952) B. Trilochan Madan Mohan
7. Dil matwala lakh sambhala Bewafa(1952) M L Anand A R Qureshi
8. Kaam hathon ka hai Bewafa(1952) M L Anand A R Qureshi
9. Tu aaye na aaye Bewafa(1952) M L Anand A R Qureshi
10. Tum ko fursat ho meri jaan Bewafa(1952) M L Anand A R Qureshi

One can see from the above list that 7 out of the 10 Talat songs had been Hits-that is 70%- in those days and they are Talat lovers’ favourites even today. The last song, ‘Tumko fursat ho’ is my own all time favourite. In spite of this, Raj never preferred Talat ,may be he was not Shankar Jaikishan ‘s favourite. But then such are the ways of this Mayanagari !

Film Bewafa-52 was an eminently flop film of RK-Nargis. They worked in 17 films together, including both versions of Jagte Raho. This film had come at such a time when there was a wave ( or a fashion ? ) of Tragedy films. Saigal films had given a respectable status to Tragic films ( and songs) and actors like Dilip Kumar took them to greater heights. After a few initial films, Dilip kumar started dying in films. He had started his career with “jwaar Bhaata”-44, in which Agha was the Hero and Dilip played a side role. In later years the roles were reversed and Agha became a comedian and played side roles in films when Dilip was the Hero.

Starting with Jugnu-47, Dilip, habitually died in films like Nadiya ke paar-48, Mela-48, Shaheed-48 and Andaz-49. Then again he ‘died’in Devdas-55 and Musafir-57. He became famous as a Tragedy King, but a wrong message went to producers/directors that if the Hero dies, the film becomes a hit. This started a ‘killing spree’. Probably this was taken too seriously by Director M L Anand in film Bewafa-52 and in film Bewafa-52, he ensured that all the 3 main characters of the film die one after another ! Perhaps this was too much for the audience to take and they too killed the film turning it into a grand flop !!

So much has already been written about Raj and Nargis that to repeat that here may result into a tragedy for me !

Raj Kapoor( 24-12-1924 to 2-6-1988) started in 1935 as a child artist. He did child roles in 4 films. He first became a Hero in Neel kamal-47. He acted in 69 films and sang 188 songs on screen. He also directed 10 films.

Nargis ( 1-6-1929 to 3-5-1981 ) too started in 1935 as a child artiste and she did 8 child roles, before she became a Heroine in film Taqdeer-43,at the age of just 14 years. She acted in 62 films and sang 203 songs on screen.

Surprisingly, both Raj and Nargis sang 3 songs in 3 films for themselves. ( All stats from Muvyz)

The cast of the film Bewafa was Raj Kapoor, Nargis and Ashok Kumar with many others in smaller roles. The film revolves around these three characters only. The film was produced by Nargis herself ,under the banner of her company ‘The art centre-Bombay’. The entire film was filmed in RK studio. The songs were written by Sarshar Sailani and Shams Azimabadi. The Music Director was A R Qureshi aka Alla Rakha, the famous Tabla Maestro and father of Tabla wizard Zakir Hussain. There were 9 songs in the film. Today’s song is the 6th song to be discussed here. The story of the film was-

RUPA’S(Nargis) life began in a Chawl. She led a miserable existence with her uncle who was a drunkard, who ill treated and tortured her. RAJ (Raj Kapoor) her neighbour had always playful attitude towards Rupa He even sympathised on her pitiful state and preferred only to help her which she used to accept, though reluctantly. One day she was forced to leave the chawl and wanted to put an end to her life but Fate had decreed otherwise. She met Ashok ( Ashok kumar), a poor and unsuccessful artist who lived in a humble room in the neighbourhood. Ashok with a connoisseur’s eye thought Rupa an ideal model for his paintings. This proved true. Ashok and Rupa became rich overnight. Rupa forgot her miserable past and was happy in her present rich environment with Ashok.

At this juncture Raj arrives on the scene-a completely changed Raj dressed like a gentleman with aristocratic behaviour and habits. Rupa was very pleased to meet Raj after such a lapse of time. She introduced Raj to Ashok-who though had not met each other before but had heard of each other. Ashok was not well impressed with Raj nor Raj with the former. Raj’s intimacy with Rupa grew more and more every time they met. Ashok did not approve of this association as he thought that Raj was not good enough for Rupa and that he was more after her money. Raj on the contrary gave all the assurances to Rupa that he only cared for her and nothing else mattered to him in the world. All these developed into a conflict and misunderstanding amongst the three Rupa, Raj and Ashok.

Actually Raj was a gambler and owed large amounts to creditors,who were after him for money. He only pretended to love Rupa. He wanted her money and not her love. She could not understand this. Ashok tried to tell her to keep away from Raj,as he understood his intentions. One day after an argument with Ashok,over Raj,she leaves her house and goes to Raj. They stay in a hotel. Raj’s creditors are after him to get money fro Rupa. He steals her bag and starts running.
People think he is a thief and follow him. His creditors think he is running away with the booty and they fire at him. Meanwhile Rupa follows Raj. She is completely disillusioned to see her love being so bewafa and greedy. Raj dies of bullet injuries. Rupa returns to Ashok,but Ashok too takes poison and dies as he had loved her. Seeing this Rupa collapses and dies. Seeing all this the audience also faints !

Here is the sixth song from “Bewafa”(1952). It is sung by Talat Mehmood. Sarshar Sailaani is the lyricist. Music is composed by A R Qureshi.


Song-Kaam haathon ka hai (Bewafa)(1952) Singer-Talat Mehmood, Lyrics-Sarshar Sailaani, MD-A R Qureshi

Lyrics

haan aan aan aan
kaam haathon ka hai ae ae ae
milne ki duaayen karna aa aa aa aa aa
kaam haathon ka hai
milne ki duaayen karna
sar mila aap ke kadmon pe jhukaane ke liye
sar mila aap ke kadmon pe jhukaane ke liye
ho o jhukaane ke liye
sar mila aap ke kadmon pe jhukaane ke liye

haan aan aan aan
husn ki aankh mein aen aen aen aen aen aen
aansoo nahin dekhe jaate ae ae ae ae ae
husn ki aankh mein aansoo nahin dekhe jaate
ishq taiyyaar hai har naaj uthhaane ke liye

haan aan aan aan
haaye aate hi ye ae
jaane ka taqaaja kaisa
aa aa aa aa aa
dil mila dard ko mehmaan banaane ke liye
aankh bakhshi hai kahin aankh ladaane ke liye
ho ladaane ke liye
aankh bakhshi hai kahin aankh ladaane ke liye


This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Nightingale Noorjehan -12
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Here is a tuneful duet of Noorjehan and Surendra from the 1944 ‘Bombay Cinetone’ film ‘Lal Haveli’. The other duet, by the same pair, from this film, will follow soon on this blog. (Hari ichchha permitting.) Naushad’s Guru Meer Saheb has set the tunes to the simple lyrics of Shams Lakhnavi.

Surendra used to be known then, as Surendra Nath B.A., as in those days, very few educated persons would enter the film-world. (Though I, in spite of being an engineer, had ventured there.) As an accomplished singer, he was considered Bombay Filmworld’s be-fitting answer to Kolkata Filmword’s famous singer Kundanlal Saigal. Surendra had definitely pleasant voice and was hero in many musical movies, during that period.

In this duet, Noorjehan seems to have been completely enchanted by him, in spite of his half-closed eyes and expression-less straight face. (But who am I, to raise any objection to that?) I presume the endearing words praising her ‘sundar mukhada’ might have done the trick.

Let me congratulate Nitinbhai (our Nitin Shah) for contributing 900 lyrics to this blog, with this song. It must have been not easy to decipher song after song relentlessly for quite some time. It is no small feat. My personal experience while doing so, is to leave blanks when confronted with not clearly heard words. With your speed to capture songs from YT world, soon you are going to achieve the score of 1000!


Song–Mohaniya Sundar Mukhda Khol (Lal Haveli)(1944) Singers-Surendra, Noorjehaan, Lyrics-Shams Lakhnavi, MD- Meer Saheb

Lyrics(Provided by Nitin Shah)

mohaniya
sundar mukhda khol
mohaniya
sundar mukhda khol
sundar mukhda khol
mohaniya
sundar mukhda khol
panchhi daar-daar naa dol
panchhi daar-daar naa dol

mohaniya
sundar mukhda khol
mohaniya
sundar mukhda khol

man ko ho kis tarah dilaasa
man ko ho kis tarah dilaasa
kuaan paas aur phir bhi pyaasa
kuaan paas aur phir bhi pyaasa
roop bada anmol o o ol
roop bada anmol o o ol

sundar mukhda khol
mohaniya
sundar mukhda khol

haal jo tera wohi hai mera aa
haal jo tera wohi hai mera aa
ek jagah donon ka basera aa
ek jagah dono ka basera

prem se amrit ghol o o ol
prem se amrit ghol
mohaniya
sundar mukhda khol
mohaniya
sundar mukhda


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

Dushman (1971) was a movie starring the hit Jodi of the 70s viz. Rajesh Khanna- Mumtaz. It was the story of a convict who is given a punishment with a difference. His truck runs over a villager who is the only earning member of the family. The poor victim is responsible for his old parents, unmarried sister and his own family –wife and two kids. Now the judge gives the truck driver (Rajesh Khanna) a punishment to look after the family, their field etc. in the village he comes across a girl who shows bioscope shows to the children in and around the village. Falls in love with her. Tries to solve all the problems of the accident victims’ family etc. this is the story in brief.

Now today is my favourite bioscopewaali’s birthday. Mumtaz! She turns 68 today. She started her life in Bollywood at a very young age … child star in Sone ki Chidiya (1958). As a teenager she was an extra in movies like Sehra, Stree, Vallah kya baat hai etc. Her first role as an adult was as sister to Rajendra Kumar in O.P.Ralhans’ Gehra Daag (1963). Then came a string of 16 or 17 action films which gave her the label of a Stunt Heroine.

The 1969 Raj Khosla movie “Do Raaste” opposite Rajesh Khanna saw her become a full fledged heroine. What followed then was roles with all major heroes of that time….Jeetendra, Shashi Kapoor, Feroz Khan, Dharamendra, Sanjay Khan, Sanjeev Kumar etc. She was also heroine to Rajendra Kumar in “Taangewala”. She has won best actress award for “Khilona” as well as Life time achievement awards from IIFA and filmfare. She is samdhan {don’t know English for it ;-)} to her ex-co star Feroz Khan. Her daughter is married to Fardeen Khan. She quit acting in 1978 but made one movie “Andhiyaan” in 1990 opposite Shatrughan Sinha as Prasenjit’s (Biswajeet’s son) mother.

On her birthday today I present a song which I used to love to hear and see a long time back. Especislly her dance and facial expression. Sung by Lata Mangeshkar, written by Anand Bakshi and music is by Laxmikant- Pyarelal

Part I

Part II

Song-Dekho dekho dekho biscope dekho (Dushman)(1971) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

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Part 1
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dekho dekho dekho
biscope dekho
dilli kaa kutub minaar dekho
bambai sahar ki bahaar dekho
ye aagre kaa hai taj mahal
ghar baithe saaraa sasaar dekho
paisaa phenko o o
tamaashaa dekho
ho paisaa phenko o o
tamaashaa dekho

ho ho ho ho ho
aayi re main aali
biscopewaali
aayi re main aali
biscopewaali
khel shuru hotaa hai
bachchon bajaao taali

ae dilli kaa kutub meenaar dekho
ghode pe baankaa sawaar dekho
kalkatte kaa chaurangee baazaar
ghar baithe saaraa sansaar dekho
paisaa phenko o o
tamaashaa dekho
ho paisaa phenko o o
tamaashaa dekho

ho ho ho ho ho
dekho re lakhnau ki
yeh hai bhool bhulaiyaa
dekho re lakhnau ki
yeh hai bhool bhulaiyaa
rastaa bhool na jaanaa
chalnaa thhaam ke bainyaan
ae
paise nahin to udhaar dekho
raadhaa se kaanhaa kaa pyaar dekho
dekho himaalaa parbat hai ye
ghar baithe saaraa sasaar dekho
paisaa phenko o o
tamaashaa dekho
ho paisaa phenko o o
tamaashaa dekho

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part II
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dekho dekho dekho
biscope dekho
dilli kaa kutub minaar dekho
bambai sahar ki bahaar dekho
ye aagre kaa hai taj mahal
ghar baithe saaraa sansaar dekho
paisaa phenko o
tamaashaa dekho
ho paisaa phenko o
tamaashaa dekho


aayi re main aali
biscopewaali
aayi re main aali
biscopewaali
khel khatam hotaa hai
bachchon bajaao taali

dekho dekho dekho
darpok dulhaa
waadaa karke jo bhoolaa
jaise saawan kaa jhoolaa
kabhi idhar kabhi udhar
kabhi niche kabhi upar dhat
logon kaa paise se pyaar dekho
shaadi biyaah kaa byopaar dekho
ye do dilon ko milne naa de
duniyaa ki oonchi deewaar dekho
paisaa phenko o
tamaashaa dekho
ho paisaa phenko o
tamaashaa dekho

beti ek gareeb ki
mitti kaa khilaunaa
beti ek gareeb ki
mitti kaa khilaunaa
jag waalon ko chaahiye
chaandi aur sonaa
duniyaa hai meethhi kataar dekho
zaalim ye sarmaayaadaar dekho
hamse garibon se sarkaar ne
maangaa dahej das hazaar dekho
paisaa phenko
tamaashaa dekho
ho dekho dekho o
tamaashaa dekho
ho dekho dekho o
tamaashaa dekho
ho dekho dekho o
tamaashaa dekho
ho dekho dekho o
tamaashaa dekho
ho dekho dekho o
tamaashaa dekho


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.

एक सागर है, आवाज़ का, जिसमे डूबे ही रहने को मन करता है।

These are times to be thankful.  And to feel blessed.  That we are living in the times when this treasure of music was created.  We continue to search and explore and continue finding gems, obscure gems, unheard gems, lost gems – songs that were once created with a lot of enthusiasm and zeal.  Yes, these are times to feel blessed that these gems are available and accessible. I am really anxious about the day, and shrink away from the thought – the day when we will have no more songs of Rafi Sb to post.  Life will continue, no doubt.  It has a relentlessness built into it.  But then, we will be carrying with us, an emptiness – that there are no more “unheard” songs to search for.

Maybe that day will come, some day.  But then till that time, it is still the time to be thankful.  To be thankful that there are songs, such as the one in this post, that we are hearing for maybe the first time.  When I recently got the recordings of the songs of film ‘Madan Manjari’ (1961), and heard this song for the first time, I was simply besides myself with an unbelievable contentment – wow, we still have this wonderful song to be shared and posted.  Searching on the net, I could immediately find it posted.  And I found value in the adage that says “ignorance is a bliss”.  That I was ignorant of this song; and then I became aware of it; and the pleasure this song brought to my heart. As only the voice of Rafi Sb can.

This piece is vintage Rafi Sb, and I wonder that this is not well known, that this is not included in his selections, that it has been obscured by the sands of time.  Somehow I am not able to say enough about the lightheartedness I am feeling, as I have continued to listen to this song, again and again, over the past few days.  The relaxed pace, the softness of expressions, the trailing sounds that leave behind an ecstatic contentment – a song that is a meaning for a life to be lived.  A life to be lived in love, losing and winning the game all at the same time – “Dil Ki Baazi Jeet Ke Bhi Haare. . .

The words of this song come from the pen of Hasrat Jaipuri.  The music comes from the mind of Sardar Malik.  And the underplayed elation that is carried in the voice, makes you feel the happiness of the expression.  Need to know no more.  Just want to continue to listen.  To this voice that seems to be descending from the heavens.

Rafi Sb – 56 years treading this material existence, and 35 more since he bid goodbye to it.  And I, like a small child, listening to his voice, and believing – he has been singing thus, forever before, and that he will continue to sing forever.  The sound in the winds may fade away, but the sound in the alleyways of the mind will continue to play, forever and more.

Song – Dil Ki Baazi Jeet Ke Bhi Haare (Madan Manjari) (1961) Singer – Mohammed  Rafi, Lyrics – Hasrat Jaipuri, MD – Sardar Malik

Lyrics

dil ki baazi jeet ke bhi ha..aa..are
ho gaye
is tareh
pyaar ki isha..aa..are
dil ki baazi jeet ke bhi ha..aa..are
ho gaye
is tareh
pyaar ki isha..aa..are
dil ki baazi jeet ke bhi ha..aa..are. .

aaa haa haa
oo ho..oo

dekh kar kisi ko hosh kho gaye
ik nazar mein hum kisi ke ho gaye
haaye re wo saamna
dil pada hai thaamna
phir rahe hain aankh mein nazaare
dil ki baazi jeet ke bhi ha..aa..are
ho gaye
is tareh
pyaar ki isha..aa..are
dil ki baazi jeet ke bhi ha..aa..are. .

jab ke naache wo to jhoome zindagi
uske har kadam pe baaje raagini
ik pari jamaal hai
aisi mast chaal hai
jaise morni ke hon ishaare
dil ki baazi jeet ke bhi ha..aa..are
ho gaye
is tareh
pyaar ki isha..aa..are
dil ki baazi jeet ke bhi ha..aa..are. .

aaa haa haa
oo oo..oo

yaad uski zindagi ke saath hai
uski har adaa mein ek baat hai
pyaar ki kitaab hai
wo to lajawaab hai
jo bhi dekhe jaan apni wa..aa..are
dil ki baazi jeet ke bhi ha..aa..are. .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दिल की बाज़ी जीत के भी हा॰॰आरे
हो गए
इस तरह
प्यार के इशा॰॰आरे
दिल की बाज़ी जीत के भी हा॰॰आरे
हो गए
इस तरह
प्यार के इशा॰॰आरे
दिल की बाज़ी जीत के भी हा॰॰आरे

आ हा हा
ओ॰॰ हो॰॰ओ

देख कर किसी को होश खो गए
इक नज़र में हम किसी के हो गए
हाय रे वो सामना
दिल पड़ा है थामना
फिर रहे हैं आँख में नज़ा॰॰आरे
दिल की बाज़ी जीत के भी हा॰॰आरे
हो गए
इस तरह
प्यार के इशा॰॰आरे
दिल की बाज़ी जीत के भी हा॰॰आरे

जब के नाचे वो तो झूमे ज़िंदगी
उसके हर कदम पे बाजे रागिनी
इक परी जमाल है
ऐसी मस्त चाल है
जैसे मोरनी के हों इशा॰॰आरे
दिल की बाज़ी जीत के भी हा॰॰आरे
हो गए
इस तरह
प्यार के इशा॰॰आरे
दिल की बाज़ी जीत के भी हा॰॰आरे

आ हा हा
ओ॰॰ ओ॰॰ओ

याद उसकी ज़िंदगी के साथ है
उसकी हर अदा में एक बात है
प्यार की किताब है
वो तो लाजवाब है
जो भी देखे जान अपनी वा॰॰आरे
दिल की बाज़ी जीत के भी हा॰॰आरे


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. 10
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Remembering Rafi Sahab on his 35th death anniversary :

When I heard this song for the first time a few days ago, I was looking for a Roshan song to post on 14th July for the birth anniversary of the maestro. This song when heard properly, is surely a masterpiece by its creators. I promptly wrote a post and sent it to Atul ji and Sudhir Sir, without checking properly if I got the correct ‘Roshan’. As it turned out this song is composed by Roshan Lal Khatri, and not Roshanlal Nagrath, whose birth anniversary it was on 14th July.

Seeing the three song posts appearing in this morning to mark the 35th Death Anniversay of Mohammed Rafi sahab in the blog , has managed to somehow rouse me from the lethargic state, which has set in due to inactivity in the blog, post Ramadhan, eid, travel, visits to different places, and catering to guests
and family members arriving and leaving the households, mine and my parents, who are practically my neighbors now.

So here is the song post modified to suit the occasion and remember the departed voice, that resonates from every nook and the musically inclined corner of the world or at least every place where hindi film music is heard. His departure from this temporary abode to the eternal life far above in the heavens, 35 years ago this day has left the dwellers in this world bereft of the voice to listen and the personality to revere and try to emulate. But the resonance of the voice has survived the mortality, for which we are thankful.

This song finally used in the 1986 film ‘Majboori’ but was obviously recorded much earlier. There is another reference I found that this song was originally in the soundtrack of the film ‘Aansoo’ (1972), but myswar.com has no entry for such a film.

Whatever is the story of this song and other songs of this film all composed by Roshan Lal Khatri, everyone will surely agree that this one is a masterpiece. The song itself is a tribute to Rafi Sahab’s class. I have wanted to hear it again and again ever since the first hearing. The lyricist is Qamar Kashmiri.

This is my own favourite genre of Rafi solo songs, where the recitation itself is sheer poetry.

And this is purely Rafi as no one else ever could be. With only the sitaar in prelude and interlude’s here is the masterpiece created by the masters.


Song-Na de dil ilzaam unko (Majboori)(1986) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Qamar Kashmiri, MD-Roshanlal Khatri

Lyrics

hmmm hmm hmmm
ho o o
o o o
na de ilzaam
dil unn ko o o
na kar shikwaa aa
zamaane se ae ae ae
muhabbat kam
nahin hoti ee
kabhi bhi aazmaane se ae ae
na de ae ilzaam

thehar jaao mere ashkon
na baahar aankh ke aana
thehar jaao mere ashkon
na baahar aankh ke aana aa aa
milegaa kyaa
meri haalat pe
duniyaa ko o o
hansaane se ae ae ae
na de ilzaam

badi bedard duniyaa hai ae ae
kisi ke ae gham ko kya aa jaane
badi bedard duniyaa hai ae ae
kisi ke gham ko kya jaane ae ae
maze le le ke hansti hai ae
khush hoti hai ae ae
rulaane se ae ae
na de ae ilzaam

zara se dil ke goshe mein
hazaaron gham tadapte hain aen aen
zara se dil ke goshe mein
hazaaron gham tadapte hain aen aen
zara se khoon ke
katre ko o
shiyaakat hai ae ae
zamaane se ae ae
na de ilzaam
dil unko o
na kar shikqa
zamaane se ae ae
na de ae ilzaam


This article is written by Raja, 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.

Today is the 31st of July.

For lovers of Hindi music, especially that of yesteryear, this date has a special significance and immediate recall.

This is the date, 35 years ago, that Mohammad Rafi (who I always refer to as Rafisaab), left us.

It is a date that still fills many of us with a sense of sorrow. Sure, everybody has to go some time but the universal feeling is that Rafisaab left us too soon. He was not even 56 when he passed away. And it’s not as if he was ailing for a long time. His death was about as unexpected as they come.

Anyway, nobody has control over these matters. Whenever I think about it, I end up only being grateful for the time that he DID have here, and for what he did with that time.

You can live a 100 years and not make the slightest difference to anybody’s life. Or you can live 56 (or even less, like many others have) and make an impact. I am reminded of a Rafisaab song from my childhood sau baras ki zindagi se achhe hain, pyar ke do chaar din.

And what an impact!

The value of the legacy of songs that Rafisaab has left behind for generations to listen to and enjoy, is immeasurable.

As is the love in the millions of hearts that he won. His voice apart, Rafisaab was supposed to be an exceptional human being. Stories of his kindness abound – that only adds to the love people have for him, and endears him to generations that didn’t know him personally.

As for me, ever since Rafisaab won me over, many summers ago when I was still a young boy surrounded by Kishoreda magic, with his o duniya ke rakhwaale playing on radio, I have never looked back.

Regulars here know what Rafisaab means to me. I’ve written often about him here, especially on his birth/death anniversary.

While starting on this post, I wasn’t sure what specifically I should write about today. Having already written a lot about Rafisaab in the past, I don’t want to repeat myself. Besides, I don’t want to discuss aspects of his life or songs that are anyway discussed by everybody all the time.

In this connection, another thing sometimes bothers me. I grew up in the 70s – and, to be honest, most of Rafisaab’s career and fame happened before that. So most of it is secondhand for me, whereas there are Atulites here who have experienced it firsthand. They are far more competent to talk about his career than I am. At the most, I can add my two cents for the 70s.

And that is what I want to touch upon today.

It is well-known that Kishore Kumar swept the industry in 1969 with songs of Aradhana. From then on, his domination for the next decade and more, was so overpowering that songs of other male singers stand out more by exception than by rule.

All singers might have felt the impact of Kishore Kumar’s sudden popularity but for the likes of Mukesh and Manna Dey, the impact would have been minimal. They had their own style and niche following – composers used them for specific types of songs. That didn’t change.
The change was felt most by Rafisaab. His No.1 position had been taken away by Kishore Kumar almost overnight.

From what I’ve read, Rafisaab was much affected by this and even began having self-doubt. Imagine, Rafisaab having doubt about his own ability! Apparently, Naushad, who has not just composed some of Rafisaab’s most memorable songs, but was also a very good friend and confidant, talked to Rafisaab and assured him that he had nothing to fear about his ability.

In the first half of the 70s, Kishore’s domination meant that Rafisaab was heard more as exception than otherwise. He had his “aaj mausam bada beimaan hai” from “Loafer”, “badi door se aaye hain” from “Samjhauta”, his “humko to jaan se pyari hai tumhari aankhen” from “Naina”, his “mera mann tera pyaasa” from Gambler. He delivered hits for Yaadon Ki Baaraat, his teri bindiya re for Abhimaan is memorable even today, his teri galiyon mein na rakhenge kadam won him an award. Yet, these were few and far between.

It was in the second half of the decade that Rafisaab came right back into reckoning. Many claim that it was Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) that got him back – and it might well be so – but I personally think it was Laila Majnu (1976) which should be credited with his comeback. The film might not have had quite a blockbuster hit like parda hai parda but songs like is reshmi paazeb and tere dar pe aaya hoon were popular too.

Anyway, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that Rafisaab was back!

Parda hai parda became a superhit. His other songs in Amar Akbar Anthony were also successful and things began looking up again. Hum Kisise Kam Nahin, starring Rishi Kapoor, was released a few months later – and its songs too became a rage. Rafisaab shone once again – his chand mera dil, his ye ladka hai allah duet with Asha Bhosle, his hai agar dushman qawwali were all hits. But the biggest hit of the film was easily his kya hua tera waada, which won him not just a Filmfare award but also his only National Film Award.

Suddenly, there was a buzz about him – and from 1977 till his death, I think he did just fine. He had hits in Abdullah, Sargam, Karz, Apnapan, Suhaag, The Burning Train, Qurbani and Aap To Aise Na The, among others.

I remember being very happy for him – I used to look forward to his songs. For example, though Om Shanti Om of Karz was extremely popular, I always preferred dard-e-dil. The variations in the song fascinated me.

Obviously, the voice of Rafisaab in the late 70s wasn’t quite like his voice of the 50s and 60s. It was only natural that with age, his voice would also undergo change.

Or so I thought.

And that brings me to the song of today.

It is from a little-known film called Haiwaan (1977). Little-known for me, at least, because I’d never heard of it till I came across it by accident a few days ago while looking for Deb Mukherjee films.

Apparently it’s a horror film, starring Deb Mukherjee, Joy Mukherjee, Ram Mukherjee and Toy Mukherjee. So, pretty much a Mukherjee family coup. :-)

Most interestingly though, I stumbled upon this Rafisaab song in the film. When I listened to it, I was delighted. Not surprising, because Rafisaab songs usually delight me anyway. :-) Then what was different here?

What surprised me most was his voice in this particular song. It had all the characteristics of a typical 1960s Rafisaab catchy number. In fact, I closed my eyes to listen to it – and I felt as if it was a Joy Mukherjee 1960s song. Or even a Johnny Walker 1950s song! Unless this song was recorded much earlier and released only in 1977 for this film, it is quite astonishing.

But then, Rafisaab never failed to surprise me – and I was just so thrilled to come across this song that I decided I would post it here on his death anniversary.

The song is picturised on actors I cannot recognize – maybe somebody can help? The ones I think I can recognize are Prema Narayan, Deb Mukherjee and Ramesh Deo.

The music is by Bappi Lahiri. Till much of his music came for criticism in the 80s, Bappi Lahiri’s music was quite fun to listen to, if a bit loud at times.

Please listen to this now, with eyes closed. And tell me if it doesn’t feel like vintage Rafisaab of the 60s. :-)

As I sign off, I just want to say: Rafisaab, we will NEVER forget you. You will ALWAYS remain in our hearts. Thank you for all that you have given us. Words cannot express our gratitude to you.


Song-O hamdam jhoom le zara (Haiwaan)(1977) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Pradeep Roy Chaudhary, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

O hamdam jhoom le zaraa
Ki mausam bhi hai pyaar ka
Jahaan ki fikr kyun karein
Jo tera dil hai meherbaan
O hamdam jhoom le zaraa
Ki mausam bhi hai pyaar ka
Jahaan ki fikr kyun karein
Jo tera dil hai meherbaan
O hamdam jhoom le zaraa

Sanam yoon dil pe chha gaye
Kahaani aam ho gayi
Chaman mein tum jo aa gaye
Har kali jaam ho gayi ee ee
Sanam yoon dil pe chha gaye
Kahaani aam ho gayi
Chaman mein tum jo aa gaye
Har kali jaam ho gayi
Jahaan ki fikr kyun karein
Jo tera dil hai meherbaan
O hamdam jhoom le zaraa
Ki mausam bhi hai pyaar ka
Jahaan ki fikr kyun karein
Jo tera dil hai meherbaan
O hamdam jhoom le zaraa aa aa

Jawaan mausam hai dil jawaan
Mohabbat kyun na hum karein
Mil gaye donon dil to phir
Kaise dil pe sitam karein
Jahaan ki fikr kyun karein
Jo tera dil hai meherbaan
O hamdam jhoom le zaraa
Ki mausam bhi hai pyaar ka
Jahaan ki fikr kyun karein
Jo tera dil hai meherbaan
O hamdam jhoom le zaraa

Bas itna chaahta hai dil
Sanam hum tere ho rahein
Husn ki shokhiyaan rahein
Ishq ki mastiyaan rahein
Bas itna chaahta hai dil
Sanam hum tere ho rahein
Husn ki shokhiyaan rahein
Ishq ki mastiyaan rahein
Jahaan ki fikr kyun karein
Jo tera dil hai meherbaan
O hamdam jhoom le zaraa
Ki mausam bhi hai pyaar ka
Jahaan ki fikr kyun karein
Jo tera dil hai meherbaan
O hamdam jhoom le zaraa


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

“Mujhko mere baad zamaana dhoonde gaa”.
“Caravaan guzar gaya gubaar dekhte rahe”.
These were words that proved to be prophetic. In the monsoon of 1980 we had to bid good bye to The Mohd. Rafi.

It has been 35 years since Mohammad Rafi left this world. Unbelievable. Our statistics page says that there are around 4845 songs sung by him in Hindi films. (Wikipedia puts a figure of around 5000). And we are past 2400 (as per the latest updation). So we still have around 2400 songs to go. That means fodder for our blog for another few years I suppose. And all the fans of Rafisaab in our Atuldom can get to work to reach out to all his songs. It is actually not that difficult a job.
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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 18 # Duet-3 – Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi
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On our blog we already have a film titled ‘Ustaad Pedro-1951’. There was a film titled as only ‘Pedro-1960’ which is yet to make a debut on the blog.

Today we have a song from the film ‘Ustaad Pedro’ which came in 1971. This film was passed by the censor board on 28.09.1971. It had Sheikh Mukhtar, Meena Rai, Jeewan, Padma Khanna, Asha Nadkarni, Kundan, Raka, Shyam Kumar, Helen, Junior Mehmood, Master Dingoo, Sadik, Hamid, Kaku, Fazlu, Bihari, B.A.Bagi and new face Anil Dutt. It was directed by Chand for ‘Time-Life Films, Bombay’. Music for this film was composed by C.Arjun and lyrics were written by Asad Bhopali.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Nightingale Noorjehan – 11
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Lal Haveli (1944) was a social film produced by ‘Bombay Cinetone’ and directed by K B Lal. It had Surendra, Noorjehan, Ulhas, Maya Banerjee, Yakub, Brijraani, Vatsala Kumthekar, Badri Prasad, Ghory, Kanhaiyalal, Alaknanda and Baby Meena Kumari in its star cast. Music was set by Meer Saheb to the lyrics of Shams Lakhnavi. Nightingale Noorjehan had two solos and two duets with legendry singer Surendra in this film. One of her solos ‘Banti Nazar Aati Nahi Tadbeer Hamari…’ has been already discussed on this wonderful blog.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

This is a song from film Madhubala-1950.

Will you be not happy if you get the Cake and eat it too ? Same thing happened whenever Handsome Dev Anand and the most beautiful actress of Hindi films, Madhubala acted together in a film. The audience used to become ecstatic with joy watching their films. No one cared if the story was weak or the music was third grade. What was more important was to see Dev and Madhubala, with a contented heart !
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