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Aaja ke intezaar mein

Posted on: August 25, 2010


This post is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor of posts to this blog

When I was growing up in the early 70s, Kishore was easily the dominant male voice in Bollywood. He was everywhere and with every new movie he seemed to only deliver more hits.

I had of course heard of Mohammad Rafi even then but by the early-mid 70s, his songs had reduced in number and he had been crowded out by Kishore.

I did hear a slightly older generation than mine speaking very highly of Rafi saab and I wondered what all the fuss was about. When Kishore was all over the place, why were these guys going on about “yesterday’s singer” Mohammad Rafi?

And then one day I heard on the radio “o duniya ke rakhwaale”. I sat up. I had goosebumps all over. Never had I known a voice with such divinity in it.

Then I heard “suhaani raat dhal chuki”. Pure, just pure. I think there may have been tears in my eyes.

I heard a few more songs like “ek dil ke tukde hazaar huwe” and “maan mera ehsaan”.
And “ye zindagi ke mele” and “dil mein chhupa ke pyar ka toofaan”.

I was totally sold. This voice was so unadulterated! It seemed to come straight from the heart. And it went straight to my heart.

Since then I have been a Rafi saab fan. This is not to say I do not like songs of other singers. I like them all, they have all provided us with memorable songs.

One of the Rafi saab songs I heard at that time and that has stuck with me all these years is a duet with Lata. It is one of their evergreen duets. I know I fell in love with it the very first time I heard it all those years ago.

Here is the song “aaja ke intezaar mein”. It is from Halaku (1956). The movie stars Ajit and a young Meena Kumari. It is nice to see Ajit as hero. He used to be hero for many years – and a reasonably successful one too, I am told. His transformation to villain roles of course took his career to new heights and now he is best-known as one of the leading villains of yesteryear Hindi cinema. Definitely one of my favourite actors.

I will leave you with this lovely, lovely song. The lyrics are by Shailendra, the music by Shankar Jaikishen. Yes, that famous pair. Many of their hits were with Raj Kapoor and Mukesh but they also produced beauties like this one.

Audio

Video

Song-Aaja ke intezaar mein (Halaaku) (1956) Singers-Rafi, Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

Aaja ke intezaar mein
Jaane ko hai bahaar bhi
Tere bagair zindagi
Tere bagair zindagi
Dard ban ke reh gayi
Aaja ke intezaar mein
Jaane ko hai bahaar bhi

Armaan liye baithe hain hum
Seeney mein hai teraa hi ghum
Armaan liye baithe hain hum
Seeney mein hai teraa hi ghum
Tere dil se pyar ki
Wo tadap kidhar gayi

Aaja ke intezaar mein
Jaane ko hai bahaar bhi
Tere bagair zindagi
Tere bagair zindagi
Dard ban ke reh gayi
Aaja ke intezaar mein
Jaane ko hai bahaar bhi

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Dil ki sadaa pe aye sanam
Badhtey gaye mere kadam
Dil ki sadaa pe aye sanam
Badhtey gaye mere kadam
Ab to chaahe jo bhi ho
Dil tujhe main de chuki

Aaja ke intezaar mein
Jaane ko hai bahaar bhi
O tere bagair zindagi
Tere bagair zindagi
Dard ban ke reh gayi

Aaja ke intezaar mein
Jaane ko hai bahaar bhi

2 Responses to "Aaja ke intezaar mein"

This is a duet and singers are Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshksr..
Thanks for posting ..

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