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Mujhe mat roko mujhe gaane do

Posted on: December 24, 2012


This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

The other day someone commented on this blog, that “Dosti” (1964) is a film which has all but one songs sung by Rafi. The commentor had also queried if Atul ji could name a film with all song sung by Rafi. When I saw that comment, the first movie that came to my mind was ‘Sargam'(1980). With Rishi Kapoor singing all the songs and Jaya Prada playing a mute girl, it had 7 songs, 3 Rafi solos and 4 Rafi-Lata Duets. Than I remembered that even ‘Laila Majnu” had all but one Rafi song.

The possibility of only Rafi as the male playback singer, was usually there with L-P, S-J, OPN, SDB, Ravi, Chitragupt etc. There are scores of film which have only two plaback singer namely Lata-Rafi and Asha-Rafi. We found another film with Rafi in all songs which is ‘Aap ke Deewane'(1980). I feel the chances of this happening are more in 1960’s onwards, because the 40’s and 50’s movies were more women centric, with more female solos than ever.

The earliest instance I found of many Rafi songs is as follows :

1. Husnlal Bhagatram’s ‘Meena Bazar’ (1950), with ten Rafi songs(2 Rafi solos, 5 Lata-Rafi duets and 3 Rafi-Shamshad duets). As per earthmusic.net this film has 12 songs, 3 Rafi Solos, 1 Lata solo and the rest are duets.

2. Naushad’s ‘Baiju Bawra’ (1952) with 10 Rafi songs(7 solos). This film has at least 13 songs.

3. Jamal Sen’s ‘Rangeela’ again 10 Rafi songs, 3 solos and 7 duets with Asha. One Asha solo.

4. In Nisaar Bazmi’s ‘Halla Gulla’ there are 9 Asha-Rafi duets.

5. Further, there are 10 songs in Chitrgupt’s ‘Tulsidas’ (1954). At least two Asha solos

6. Rafi had 11 songs in C. Ramchandra’s ‘Insaniyat’ (1955). This movie had at least 15 songs.

This is among the movies upto 1955.

The list of large no. of Rafi songs in films 1956 onwards is :

1. 8 Rafi songs in O.P.N.’s ‘Bhagam Bhag’ (1956)

2. 7 Rafi songs in O.P.N.’s ‘Naya Daur’ (1957). The film has total 9 songs.

3. 8 Rafi songs in SDB’s ‘Pyasa’ (1957)

4. 6 Rafi songs in OPN’s ‘Tum sa nahin dekha’ (1957). Total 6 songs.

5. 10 Rafi songs in Usha Khanna’s ‘Dil Deke dekho’ (1959)

6. 12 Rafi songs in O.P.N.’s Basant (1960). It may have more songs, but twelve songs is more than enough.

7. 9 songs in Iqbal Qureshi’s ‘Love in Simla’ (1960).

Till 1960 I have found at least 3 films with all songs having Rafi. Here we jump two decades ahead and come to 1980. In the year 1980, the year Rafi sahab left this world , at least two movies with all Rafi songs were released. One is ‘Aap ke deewane’ and other is ‘Sargam’.

So, on this occassion of Mohammed Rafi Sahab’s 88th Birth Anniversary, here is a song from ‘Sargam’. It is a solo song with chorus, picturized on stage where Jaya Prada is dancing to Dafli’s tune being played by Rishi Kapoor, who is also singing this song, ‘Mujhe mat roko, mujhe gaane do’. The music is by Laxmikant-pyarelal and lyricist is Anand Bakshi.

So much has been written and spoken about Rafi sahab poweress as a singer. I am told that there are hundreds of shows being held every year all over the world in his memory. Not just in July and December but through out the year. A gifted singer with a divine voice. Generous, pious, humble, benevolent and a man of few words, are some of the words used to describe the personality. Do these words sum him up ? I dont think so.

A very good friend of my mother, who was also a neighbour knew Rafi Sahab’s family, as she used to go his place to give tuitions to his children. She used to say, ‘Rafi sahab would never raise his voice or eyes while speaking to women ‘. I remember her saying that he was very keen that his kids be well educated, as he himself was not. Having spent more than three decades in the industry, he preferred his children not to join the film industry.

main hoon zinda yeh kya kam hai
jab tak in haathhon mein dam hai
dafliwaale ko dafli bajaane do
mujhe mat roko
mujhe gaane do
mujhe mat roko

Truly, who could have stopped him from singing. Apart from God almighty.

Video :

Audio

Song-Mujhe mat roko mujhe gaane do (Sargam)(1979) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

aaa aaaaa
mujhe mat roko
mujhe mat roko
mujhe gaane do
mujhe mat roko
mujhe mat roko
mujhe gaane do
mujhe mat roko
jo hotaa hai
jo hotaa hai
ho jaane do
mujhe mat roko
mujhe gaane do
mujhe mat roko
main hoon zinda yeh kya kam hai
jab tak in haathhon mein dam hai
dafliwaale ko dafli bajaane do
mujhe mat roko
mujhe gaane do
mujhe mat roko

na sonaa na chaandi
na ghode na haathhi
na sonaa na chaandi
na ghode na haathhi
mere geet mere saathhi
main hoon dulha ye baraati
mujhe geeton ki doli
mujhe geeton ki doli
sajaane do
mujhe mat roko
mujhe gaane do
mujhe mat roko

aaaa aaaaa
aaaa aaaaa
oh ho oooo
ho ho ho
aaaa aaaa
aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaa
aaaaa
aaaaaaaaa

main bhi hoon mushkil mein
tu bhi hai mushkil mein
main bhi hoon mushkil mein
tu bhi hai mushkil mein
teraa gham hai mere dil mein
meraa gham hai tere dil mein
iss dil ko zaraa
iss dil ko zaraa
behlaane do
mujhe mat roko
mujhe gaane do
mujhe mat roko
jo hotaa hai
jo hotaa hai
ho jaane do
mujhe mat roko
mujhe gaane do
mujhe mat roko

5 Responses to "Mujhe mat roko mujhe gaane do"

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Wonderful write up Nahm Ji, and this could become a research paper :). Rafi saab truly was GOD.

The year of release for this song is mentioned as 1980, but all the rest of the songs from this movie posted on the blog mention 1979.

There are 3 more songs to be covered from this movie on the blog..

1. Koyal Boli Duniya Doli – Duet by Lata & Rafi
2. Hum To Chale Pardes – Mohd Rafi
3. Kahan Tera Insaaf Hai – Mohd Rafi

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All songs from this film Sargam are very very melodious and evergreen. thanks nahm ji , another one from wishlist gets posted. and thanks for the informative write up.

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