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Ye zulf agar khulke bikhar jaaye to achchaa

Posted on: June 21, 2009


One fine day in 1970s, I went to watch an old movie called “Kaajal”. I did not expect much from the movie, considering that it had Raj Kumar and Meena Kumari in it- and they were at their tragic “best” those days.

After every few minutes, a song would appear on the screen, and the audience, including me would gasp- “wow, this song is from this movie !”. Such collective gasping was repeated for every song.

“Kaajal ” (1965) was that kind of a musical blockbuster. I have posted a couple of songs from this movie, and it is easy to lose track of which songs I have posted from this movie, unless I keep track of all the posted songs.

Here is this Rafi song from this movie which qualifies to be called a “Kotha ” song because Raj Kumar goes to a “kotha” in drunk condition ( as befits his tragedy king status) and sings this song to the “Kothewaali”. And guess who is the “Kothewaali”? It is none other than Helen. Seeing her not as a cabaret dancer but as a kothewaali has its own charm. And it is a rare song in which she does not get to sing.

And what a song. It is such a superb piece of shayari that Sahir Ludhianvi has come up with. It is sublime stuff really. Ravi is the music director. And together they have created an unforgettable masterpiece.


Song-Ye zulf agar khulke bikhar jaaye to achchaa (Kaajal ) (1965) Singer-Rafi , Lyrics- Sahir, MD- Ravi

Lyrics

Ye zulf agar khulke bikhar jaaye to achchaa
ye zulf agar khulke bikhar jaaye to achchaa
is raat ki taqdeer sanwar jaaye to achchaa

jis tarah se thodi si tere saath kati hai
haay
jis tarah se thodi si tere saath kati hai
baaqi bhi usi tarah guzar jaaye to achchhaa
baaqi bhi usi tarah guzar jaaye to achchhaa

duniyaa ki nigaahon mein bhalaa kyaa hai buraa kyaa
duniyaa ki nigaahon mein bhalaa kyaa hai buraa kyaa
ye bojh agar dil se utar jaaye to achchhaa
ye bojh agar dil se utar jaaye to achchhaa

waise to tumhi ne mujhe barbaad kiyaa hai
hoy
waise to tumhi ne mujhe barbaad kiyaa hai
ilzaam kisi aur ke sar jaaye to achchhaa
ye zulf agar khulke bikhar jaaye to achchaa
bikhar jaaye to achchaa

3 Responses to "Ye zulf agar khulke bikhar jaaye to achchaa"

Wow. Another superb song from Rafi saab. Like you say, this movie had excellent songs.

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