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Aaja re aa zaraa aa

Posted on: June 6, 2009


When a product comes up and captures the market, often its clones come up. Some of the clones become nearly as successful as the original.

Shammi Kapoor’s success spawned imitators. Joy Mukherji was the one who came the closest. In fact, his movie “Love In Tokyo” is a movie that is virtually indistinguishable from a Shammi Kapoor movie, except that Shammi Kapoor was not there in this movie and Joy Mukherji was. Everything else, viz the heroine ( Asha Parekh), singer (Rafi), lyricist (Hasrat Jaipuri), music directors ( Shankar Jaikishan) , not to speak of the storyline, were the same as one would find in a Shammi Kapoor movie.

And the songs sung by Rafi are one that gives its listeners the goosebumps even today. These songs have no aged one bit, nor are they likely to get aged.

I have already posted a few songs from this movie. Here is another song from this movie.

This song “aaja re aa zaraa aa” is one of the most sensuous songs that Rafi has sung in his career. He has indeed sung this song with feeling. Lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri is superb. It is amazing how he could come up with so many different lyrics for similar situations that were required to be picturised on Shammi Kapoor movies ( as well as on the movies of his clones).

The picturisation showing Joy Mukherji and Asha Parekh does full justice to the emotion that are sought to be conveyed in this song. Shankar Jaikishan’s music creates just the right ambience for the occasion.


Song-Aaja re aa zaraa aa (Love in Tokyo)(1966)Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

Aaja re aa zaraa aa
lahra ke aa zara aa
aankhon se dil mein samaa
aaja re aa zaraa aa
lahra ke aa zara aa
aankhon se dil me samaa
aaja re aa zaraa aa

dekh fizaa mein rang bhara hai
mere zigar ka jakhm haraa hai
dekh fizaa mein rang bhara hai
mere zigar ka jakhm haraa hai
seene se mere sarko lagaa de
haath me tere dil ki dawaa hai
aaja re aa zaraa aa
lahra ke aa zara aa
aankhon se dil me samaa
aaja re aa zaraa aa

apna sulagna kisko dikhaaun
saans ke toofaan kaise chhupaaun
apna sulagna kisko dikhaaun
saans ke toofaan kaise chhupaaun
aankhen kya kya dekh rahi hain
dil pe guzre kaise bataaun
aaja re aa zaraa aa
lahra ke aa zara aa
aankhon se dil me samaa
aaja re aa zaraa aa

tere bhi dil me aag lagi hai
mere bhi dil me aag lagi hai
tere bhi dil me aag lagi hai
mere bhi dil me aag lagi hai
dono taraf hai ek si haalat
dono dilon par bijli giri hai
aaja re aa zaraa aa
lahra ke aa zara aa
aankhon se dil me samaa
aaja re aa zaraa aa
lahra ke aa zaraa aa
aankhon se dil mein samaa
aaja re aa zaraa aa
lahra ke aa zara aa
aaja re aa zaraa aa

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6 Responses to "Aaja re aa zaraa aa"

I absolutely adore this song. It’s one of my all time favorites, and gets stuck in my head often. Glad to have the lyrics so I can finally sing more than just the title line! 🙂

Despite posting many Shammi ( and quasi Shammi ) songs, I find that I still have many more such songs yet to be posted.

one of the most sensuous songs that Rafi has sung in his career.
Absolutely!

Another song sung by Rafi that comes to my mind that has the similar sensuality but not in so much depth, yet has all elements. It is Aaj Ki Raat Yeh Kaisi Raat from the movie Aman.

You can see Rafi saab experimenting here with his voice. Probably something he cooked up with S-J. 🙂
Superb song.

Wonderful song indeed!! The song is, however, preceded by a sher:

Yeh zindagi ki mehfil,
Mehfil mein akele,
Daaman ko koi choome,
Zulfon se koi khele.

Sorry, the second line should be:

Mehfil mein hum akele

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