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Falsafe ishq mein pesh aaye sawaalon ki tarah

Posted on: August 29, 2013


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

After the eid song with “E” with Lata Mangeshkar and Rafi Sahab, let us move on to ‘F’. Easier said than done as my troubles start here, there being very few song starting with this alphabet. And among those few a good percentage of songs are already posted, like ‘ fariyaad na karna haay kahin fariyaad na karna ‘, ‘falsafa pyaar ka tum kya jaano’, ‘falak bola zameen boli’ etc.

Even the song from ‘Mere Huzoor’ – falak pe jitne sitaare hain woh bhi sharmaayen (gham uthaane ke liye) is posted. I was reluctant to post this one anyway, as I do not like this song much. In my humble opinion, this song is one of those when Shankar-Jaikishan went over the top, lost out on aesthetics.
But than again, if this one was yet to be posted, I may have considered it, if only for the opportunity to say that only Rafi sahab’s voice and his commitment was the saving grace of the song. It is a popular song, so I have had my chances at contemplation.

Chaaro na chaar / marta kya na karta, I have decided to go with a non-filmy song this time. ” When there is no choice, even than the option to decide is always there. ” (This quotable quote is mine and it should not be quoted out of context). 🙂

Even here one non-filmy ghazal ‘falak se utra zameen pe taara’ too is posted. Luckily, there is this ghazal which was waiting for me to come along and discover it. I starts with the word ‘falsafe’, the plural of ”falsafa’ .

This ghazal is written by Sudarshan Faakir (incorrectly mentioned as Sudarshan Kaafir in the Rafi excel sheet) and composed by Taj Ahmed Khan. Just like other non-film songs and ghazals of Rafi Sahab, this too is an outstanding rendition. This was his real voice, and the way he liked to sing. These non-filmy ghazals also give us an idea of the extent of impositions and limitation playback singing might have put on Rafi Sahab. Till now I believed that film music gives the widest choice for creativity in the music field. But some times even this variety and versatility has its limitations. Well there is always something more to learn at every turn, this must be one of those turns for me.

‘Falsafa’ is ‘philosophy’ in english. Looks like this word has arrived in urdu via persian. I can not guess if it traveled the continents from persian via other languages to English or it is the other way round. And no, I am not going to the online search to learn, because there are somethings, which even ‘google’ can not find, and sometimes the facts are not always what the Wikipedia says.

I will save the remaining gems if philosophy for some other time 🙂 🙂 so, we can enjoy this philosophical ghazal by Rafi sahab.


Song-Falsafa e ishq mein pesh aaye sawaalon ki tarah (Rafi NFS)(1960) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sudarshan Faakir, MD-Taj Ahmad Khan

Lyrics

hmm hmm
falsafe ishq mein pesh aaye sawaalon ki tarah
falsafe ishq mein pesh aaye sawaalon ki tarah
ham pareshaan hi rahe apne khyaalon ki tarah

sheeshagar baitthhe rahe zikr-e-maseeha le kar
sheeshagar baitthhe rahe zikr-e-maseeha le kar
aur ham toot gaye kaanch ke pyaalon ki tarah
aur ham toot gaye kaanch ke pyaalon ki tarah

jab bhi anjaam-e-muhabbat ne pukaaraa khud ko
jab bhi anjaam-e-muhabbat ne pukaaraa khud ko
waqt ne pesh kiyaa ham ko misaalon ki tarah
waqt ne pesh kiyaa ham ko misaalon ki tarah

zikr jab hogaa muhabbat mein tabaahi ka kahin
zikr jab hogaa muhabbat mein tabaahi ka kahin
yaad ham aayenge duniyaa ko hawaalon ki tarah
yaad ham aayenge duniyaa ko hawaalon ki tarah
falsafe ishq mein pesh aaye sawaalon ki tarah

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