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Bas mein taqdeer nahin aah mein taaseer nahin

Posted on: July 31, 2016


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Today (31 july 2016) is a day that all music lover know only too well. It seems like yesterday when we heard the unexpected news that Rafi was no more. He was just 55 years old at that time and he still had many years of singing career ahead of him. In a way, his demise signified the hastening of the end of the golden era of HFM, an era which had begun when his himself was making his mark as a playback singer in 1940s.

All radio stations, tv channels, newspapers and other media will discuss Rafi and his songs on this occasions. And so will we in this blog.

There is a major difference in our way of paying tribute from others. Others will mention well known Rafi songs without needing to worry about the fact that they may have discussed the same songs on many other occasions in the past including in the earlier death anniversaries of Rafi. In case of this blog, we discuss a song only once. And what is more we remember a singer like Rafi almost on a daily basis and not just on the occasion of his anniversaries. This blog started just over eight years ago and we in this blog have so far discussed over 2500 Rafi songs. In other words, we have been discussing an unrepeated Rafi song almost every day for the last eight years and so far we have covered nearly 50 % of all Rafi songs. If we go at the same rate then it will take us another eight years before we will cover all the available Rafi songs.

That day when we will run out of Rafi songs to discuss is still many years in the future though. We still have lots and lots of great Rafi songs waiting to be discussed. We are comimg across lots and lots of gems that had been forgotten with time.

Just as we discuss a “new” unrepeated song every day, I will try to avoid mentioning the same well known facts about Rafi saab that tends to get discussed ad nauseum on such occasions. Instead, I will try to discuss some of my observations about him on this occasion that often get unnoticed.

Out of all the qualities that Rafi saab possessed, the courage of conviction and sticking to one’s chosen way is something that I find simply amazing. In movie world, it is quite common for everyone to follow the trend and ape the trendsetter. And that is essential if people want to survive in the industry. K L Saigal was the trendsetter among male playback singers when Rafi began his playback career. Rafi’s singing style was quite an antithesis to Saigal’s. Most male playback singers those days aped K L Saigal’s low octave singing style, but Rafi was not among them.

When Saigal died, his way of male playback singing went out of fashion. It was Rafi’s way of singing, namely singing in high octaves- which became the new accepted style of singing. So one can say that Rafi’s singing style kept getting more and more adherents till a time came when it became the de facto style of male playback singing in the industry.

As my first tribute to Rafi on this occasion, I have chosen a rare song from an obscure movie called “Indrasabha”(1956). This movie was produced by Ramniklal Shah and directed by Nanubhai Vakil for Shah Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Chitra, Daljit, Hiralal, Ameeta, Roopmala, Wazir Muhammad Khan, Al Nasir, Sadiq, Roohi, Rajan Haksar, Kanchanmala, Ranjana Shukla, Narbada Shankar, Najma, Jharna, Savitri Chaand, Shashimala, Chandrkala, Shama , Kiran etc with Ram Singh in guest role.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Here is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi and Asha Bhonsle. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by A R Qureshi.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of the song.

I have not been able to get a few words right in the lyrics of the song. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections in the lyrics as applicable.


Song-Bas mein taqdeer nahin aah mein taaseer nahin (Indrasabha)(1956) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-A R Qureshi

Lyrics

bas mein taqdeer nahin
aah mein taaseer nahin
bas mein taqdeer nahin
aah mein taaseer nahin
ab to milne ki bhi unse koi tadbeer nahin
bas mein taqdeer nahin
aah mein taaseer nahin
ab to milne ki bhi unse koi tadbeer nahin
bas mein taqdeer nahin
aah mein taaseer nahin

kaat ke par mujhe saiyaad ne aazaad kiya
aa aa aa aa aa
kaat ke par mujhe saiyaad ne aazaad kiya
aur kahaa jaa ke tu ab kaabil e zanzeer nahin
ab to milne ki bhi unse koi tadbeer nahin
bas mein taqdeer nahin
aah mein taaseer nahin

apna hi nahin sar dar-o-deewaar se takraate hain
o o o o
apna hi sar dar-o-deewaar se takraate hain
tujh se shikwa koi ae kaatib e taqdeer nahin
ab to milne ki bhi unse koi tadbeer nahin
bas mein taqdeer nahin
aah mein taaseer nahin ee

thokaren khaati hoon main
teri muhabbat ke liye
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
thokaren khaati hoon main teri muhabbat ke liye
ae ae ae ae
thokaren khaati hoon main teri muhabbat ke liye
khwaab wo dekha hai jiski koi taabeer nahin
ab to milne ki bhi unse koi tadbeer nahin
bas mein taqdeer nahin
aah mein taaseeer nahin

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5 Responses to "Bas mein taqdeer nahin aah mein taaseer nahin"

This movie has been lost I think. It is really criminal how we have lost so many films.

The quality of the song recording also seems to have been lost somewhat. Yet it cannot dim the loveliness of the voices of Rafi Saheb and Ashaji.

Nicely written ghazal.

Correct lines :

‘ kaat ke par ‘ mujhe saiyaad ne aazaad kiya
aur kahaa jaa ke tu ab qaabil-e-zanjeer nahin

apna hi sar dar-o-deewaar se takraate hain
‘ tujh se ‘ shikwa koi ‘ aye qaatib-e-taqdeer ‘ nahin

Thanks a lot for the correct words. Now the lyrics make perfect sense and one appreciate the ghazal more knowledgeably.

Another lovely song that I am hearing for the first time today. Just love it! Each discovery is a delight. 🙂
Though I’ve heard these words a lot, I keep forgetting what they mean. So I checked again.
tadbeer – plan
taaseer – impact

How beautiful! Just love Urdu. 🙂

I have two postings on Rafi…. request to read

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