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Jaao jaao tum bhi jaao

Posted on: October 14, 2014

This article is written by Satyajit Rajurkar, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in If this article appears in sites like and etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Rafi Saab – In the 70s

A BIG thanks to Sudhir Ji, a key contributor to this blog, who has started a wonderful thread – “Mohd Rafi Saab – In The Seventies” and has posted some great songs during the month of September.

There are so many gems sung my Rafi Saab during the 70s, many of them popular – including “Kya Hua Tera Waada” from “Hum Kisi Se Kam Nahin” (1977), which won Rafi Saab his first and the only National award as well as the Filmfare award.

However, there are also some lovely songs which have been almost forgotten by people of all generations, except for some die hard buffs of HFM in general and fans of Rafi Saab in particular. I myself am a big big “bhakt” of Mohd Rafi Saab.

During my early teens, while living in Hyderabad, we had a family move in to our neighbourhood from Nagpur. The family consisted of three children, two of whom were older to me by ~ 10 – 12 years and last one was of my age. We jelled very well, as children often do, with them. The elder kids, son and a daughter, were learning Hindustani vocal classical music. The son, Dilip was a good singer and also played harmonium. He was a fan of Rafi Saab, while the daughter (forgot her name) used to sing Lata Ji’s songs. I used to sit with them, mostly during weekends and listen while they sang some great oldies as well as new songs. It was here that I truly began to understand and appreciate HFM as it is meant to be. Dilip was a crucial point in my life as he was the main person who introduced Rafi to me and it was from that point onwards that I really started liking the ethereal voice of the phenomenon known to us mortals as “Mohammed Rafi”. I wonder where and how Dilip is today.

During those years, after the stupendous success of Kishore Kumar’s songs from Aradhana, a majority of new actors and composers preferred him over every existing singer in Bollywood in the seventies to ensure success. Although Rafi Saab was dejected, he still had it in him to churn out many hits such as those from movies like Amar Akbar Anthony, Yaadon Ki Baarat, Sargam, Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin, etc.

Although I used to listen and appreciate all the singers, I had a special place in my heart and mind for songs sung by Rafi Saab. Later in life, during the early eighties, my focus and love for HFM started to shift towards rare, rarer and unheard songs, which has now become a passion and led to my creating “Rare Hindi Film Songs” group on Facebook, where members with similar passion and liking share and discuss such songs.

Rafi Saab could sing any type of song – whether it was a pop song, qawaali, bhajan, gazal, romantic, rock’n’roll, light music, slow song, sad song, soft song, fast song…, whatever the type, he could deliver with ease.

That brings me to today’s post. This is a fast song by Rafi Saab from the 1972 flick “Dil Ka Raaja”. Dil Ka Raaja was produced by A A Nadiadwala and directed by P Madhavan. It starred Raaj Kumar (in dual role), Waheeda Rehman (special appearance), Leena Chandavarkar, Ajit, Indrani Mukherjee, Master Anil, Bindu, Uma Dutt, Jagdeep, Jankidas, Uma Khosla, Master Ripple, Meena T., etc. The music is composed by Rahul Dev Burman and the songs are penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

This movie is about two brothers who try to retrieve the lost glory of their “king” father through hard work and sincerity. After generously donating all the wealth accumulated by three generations of his family, Ramnagar-based Raja Vichitra Singh (Raaj Kumar), faces humiliation at the hands of Thakur Gajendra Singh (Ajit) when he is unable to pay a dowry for his sister, Gauri (Indrani Mukherjee). He does fulfill his promise by mortgaging his mansion, Raghupathi Bhavan, but the shock kills his wife, Lakshmi (Waheeda Rehman). Humiliated, with no one coming forward to help him, he leaves Ramnagar, along with his three children, Raja (Raaj Kumar), Bajrang (Jagdedep), and Vijaya (Meena T) and re-locates to Bombay, hoping to accumulate Three Lakh Rupees, so that he can get the Bhavan back as well as restore his honour. The rest of the story is about how Vichitra Singh, now a tonga driver and his children, who end up working as a coolies and labourers, try and save the money to enable them to get the mansion back.

The movie is a remake of the A Nageshwar Rao starrer “Dharma Daata” (1970).

The movie had 5 songs including the one being posted today. Another song from this movie was a bit chauvinistic – with the elder son (Raaj Kumar) singing a song with a “Aurat chhoti hai mardon se bolo ek baar” – well probably this was an accepted norm in the early 70s!

Coming to today’s song, “Jaao jaao tum bhi bhi jaao samajhte kya ho” is penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri, composed by Rahul Dev Burman, is sung by Mohammed Rafi.

In the latter part of the movie, a seth swindles Vichitra Singh of Ruppees Two and Half Lakhs, which have been earned and saved by the father and his two sons. On hearing this, the elder son becomes very angry and lambasts/criticizes/chides his father upon which the father slaps him resulting in both the sons leaving the house. Consequently, the father – Vichitra Singh – sings this song.



Song-Jaao jaao tum bhi jaao (Dil Ka Raaja)(1972) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman



jaao tum bhi bhi jaao
samajhte kya ho
akele bhi rehke hum
jee lenge
jee lenge re
hum pe itne saare sitam hain
toh yeh sitam bhi sehke hum
jee lenge
arre jaao
jaao tum bhi jaao
samajhte kya ho
akele bhi rehke hum
jee lenge

Itna ujad ke bhi hum pe
ehsaan nahin ik kali ka
In haaton ne toh kaanton ke
ghar mein bhi palna hai seekha
hum ne kabhi zindagi mein
saaya na maanga kisi ka
In kadmon ne jalte huye raston pe chalna hai seekha
tum na sambhaaloge
hum to aakar ko kya hai behke behke hum
jee lenge
jaao tum bhi jaao
samajhte kya ho
akele bhi rehke hum
jee lenge

dekho abhi ye naseeba
kya kya dikhaaye tamaashe
deke lahu paala thha jinhe
ab hain wohi roothhe jaate
aulaad se to bhala thha
paudhha hee koi lagaate
chhaaon to deta woh kam se kam
thhoda bahot phal to paate
ae tum nahin doge humko sahaara
to be-sahaara rehke hum
jee lenge
jaao tum bhi jaao
samajhte kya ho
akele bhi rehke hum
jee lenge

4 Responses to "Jaao jaao tum bhi jaao"

Never heard it before…. Lekin Rafi sahab ka to koi bhi gaana koi bhi samay sun sakte hai.. 🙂
Thanks Satyajit ji.


Thank you Khyati Ji. I will try and post some more rare/unheard songs in the coming weeks. Hope you and all HFM lovers will like them.

Also, a big thanks to Atul Ji for providing us this platform to express the songs we love.


Thank you very much, Satyajit ji,
Although, it is highly probable that I would have seen this movie. However, like Khyati ji, I also don’t remember this song, with a very fast tempo that is wholly unexpected for a sad situation.
Looking forward to more such rare gems from your treasure.
Best wishes,
Avadh Lal


After listening to this song, I remember to have heard it before. Though I cannot say if I had watched this movie too.
Thanks Rajurkar Saheb for the song and the details about the movie !!
Nice Post !! and looking forward more rare and rare fromt the 70’s.


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