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Ye Kaali Kaali Zulfen Aur Gora Gora Chehra

Posted on: September 29, 2016


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

Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 31
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“ये काली काली ज़ुल्फें और गोरा गोरा चेहरा

vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

Wow and wow, what a song. Same story, same pattern – production house is obscure, film is obscure, actors not so well accepted as grade A material, music director not so well recognized as top of the line. And that is where we find some the most titillating gems of music. Under different circumstances, this song could have been top of charts. E.g. if this song was performed on screen by, say, Shammi Kapoor, well then it would have been treated as a hit, and would have found its place in the listings of timeless classics of Rafi Sb’s fun songs.

But alas, same story. Production banner is SB Films, Bombay. Music director is C Arjun. Ah yes, it is a Sheikh Mukhtar film, but the lead pair is Sujeet Kumar and Kum Kum. In all likelihood, on screen, it is Sujeet Kumar piling on epithets and superlative, one on top of the other, in his effort to serenade Kum Kum. Given the cast of actors, this seems to be the most likely scenario.

Rest of the cast includes familiar names like Jayant, Mehmood, Mukri, Helen, Neelam, Ramlal, Sheila, Mirza Musharraf, Latif etc. The lyrics are written by Qamar Jalaalabaadi. The film is directed by Harsukh Bhatt. And so, given all the demographics of this film, the distributors, the film critics and the audience decide to keep this film away from mainstream popularity, and this song away from gaining distinction.

The film makes its debut on our blog today. With a name like ‘Lamboo In Hongkong’, and a ‘Sheikh Mukhtaresque’ appeal, the film was already destined to be, well, obscure. But after listening to this song, now I am very keen to listen to the rest of the songs of this film.

It goes without saying that this is Rafi Sb at his best. The opening lines are rendered so wonderfully – no music, no rhythm, no percussion – just the voice of Rafi Sb. And if you are not aware, you will miss the fact that there is no music. That is the attractive beauty of his singing.

The manner in which he renders the punch line – “vagairah, vagairah,  vagairah“, is completely ‘paisa vasool’. And even in the rest of the lines of the song, there is such an upbeat abandon and happiness that characterizes the tone of this song. So clearly, the singer is living the emotions that the words are trying to convey. Listen and enjoy this wonderful gem of a Rafi Sb song.

Song – Ye Kaali Kaali Zulfen Aur Gora Gora Chehra (Lamboo In Hongkong) (1967) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Qamar Jalaalabaadi, MD – C Arjun

Lyrics

ye kaali kaali zulfen
aur gora gora chehra
ye khoi khoi aankhen
palkon ka ye pehra
vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

ye kaali kaali zulfen
aur gora gora chehra
ye kaali kaali zulfen
aur gora gora chehra
ye khoi khoi aankhen
palkon ka ye pehra
vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

bijli mein shokhi hai lekin
shaan nahin hai
phoolon mein rangat hai lekin
jaan nahin hai
jaan nahin hai
ye mehka mehka jalwa
sunehra ji sunehra
ye mehka mehka jalwa
sunehra ji sunehra
ye khoi khoi aankhen
palkon ka ye pehra
vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

hai nadiya ki chaal se achhi
chaal tumhaari
ghaayal karti dil waalon ko
surat pyaari
surat pyaari
ye jhuki jhuki nazren
ye nasha gehra gehra
ye jhuki jhuki nazren
ye nasha gehra gehra
ye khoi khoi aankhen
palkon ka ye pehra
vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

o mehbooba
is duniya mein
laakh haseen hain
ek se badh ke
ek yahaan par
maahjabeen hain
maahjabeen hain
ye dil tha sehzaada
tumhin pe ja ke thehra
ye dil tha sehzaada
tumhin pe ja ke thehra
ye khoi khoi aankhen
palkon ka ye pehra
vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये काली काली ज़ुल्फें
और गोरा गोरा चेहरा
ये खोई खोई आँखें
पलकों का ये पहरा
वगैरह
वगैरह
वगैरह

ये काली काली ज़ुल्फें
और गोरा गोरा चेहरा
ये काली काली ज़ुल्फें
और गोरा गोरा चेहरा
ये खोई खोई आँखें
पलकों का ये पहरा
वगैरह
वगैरह
वगैरह

बिजली में शोख़ी है लेकिन
शान नहीं है
फूलों में रंगत है लेकिन
जान नहीं है
जान नहीं है
ये महका महका जलवा
सुनहरा जी सुनहरा
ये महका महका जलवा
सुनहरा जी सुनहरा
ये खोई खोई आँखें
पलकों का ये पहरा
वगैरह
वगैरह
वगैरह

है नदिया की चाल से अच्छी
चाल तुम्हारी
घायल करती दिलवालों को
सूरत प्यारी
सूरत प्यारी
ये झुकी झुकी नज़रें
ये नशा गहरा गहरा
ये झुकी झुकी नज़रें
ये नशा गहरा गहरा
ये खोई खोई आँखें
पलकों का ये पहरा
वगैरह
वगैरह
वगैरह

ओ महबूबा
इस दुनिया में
लाख हसीं हैं
एक से बढ़ के
एक यहाँ पर
माहजबीं हैं
माहजबीं हैं
ये दिल था शहज़ादा
तुम्हीं पे जा के ठहरा
ये दिल था शहज़ादा
तुम्हीं पे जा के ठहरा
ये खोई खोई आँखें
पलकों का ये पहरा
वगैरह
वगैरह
वगैरह

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1 Response to "Ye Kaali Kaali Zulfen Aur Gora Gora Chehra"

I have seen the movie but do not remember anything.
Lets also laud C(See?) Arjun too without whom the words would have sounded inane.

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