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Ye raat aashiqaanaa

Posted on: December 24, 2016


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Each and everyone of us is required to do some work for a living. Often one needs to give one’s best while working. But then there are government jobs where one can seemingly get away by doing poor quality work. “Doing work takes effort whether you do a good quality work or a poor quality work, so why not do a good quality work by taking some extra pains and avoid the bad name that you may get due to your poor quality”-This is an advice that I give to everyone who cares to listen.

Doing a quality work every time with full motivation and dedication, no matter how “unimportant” and “non critical” that work may appear to be, is what separates a developed society and nation from an “also ran” society and nation. People will not disagree with me if I state that we in India are still an “also ran” society and nation, because we have not yet inculcated the culture of quality. We in our own lives will show little evidence of quality, but we expect everyone else to give perfect quality every time. The day we start to judge ourselves with the same yardsticks of quality with which we judge others, we would have achieved a major reform in our society.

When we look at the icons of our society and nation, one cannot fail to notice that they all had some qualities in common. One of these qualities was to try and give one’s best everytime, instead of picking and chosing when to do a good job and when to do a mediocre job. We also notice that they all were physically and mentally unbelievably strong who would keep on doing their work despite seemingly unsurmountable hurdles. Third thing that one would notice is that they would continue to improve and innovate and add new strings to their bows. Fourth thing to notice is that they would continue to be humble and self effacing despite achieving great success in their chosen field.

Each and everyone of us admire some people and look up to them. We need to admire them not because of the success they have achieved, but because of the qualities that have enabled them to succeed. It is these qualities that we, as admirers, need to inculcate in ourselves.

Today (24 december 2016) is the 92nd birth anniversary of Rafi (24 december 1924- 31 july 1980). We celebrate Rafi in this blog almost every day, and we post special articles on the occasion of Rafi’s anniversaries. Articles on Rafi by two of our regulars have already appeared on the blog.

When I planned to discuss a song on the occasion, I settled for this song from “Naya Andaaz”(1956). I tried to visualise how this song would have come into existence in 1956, exactly 60 years ago. I could not help but feel that the team that was involved in the creation of this song were fully ISO-9001 compliant as far as quality was concerned, even though this quality standard was not yet in existence at that time. Each and every member of the team knew his/her job and gave the best that one was capable of.

I could have played this song just a few times that was necessary for getting the lyrics of this song right, but I found myself playing this song again and again. This song sounds quite special. Just listen to the beat (taal). The percussioninsts have played their percussion instruments with passion. The lyricist Jaan Nisaar Akhtar has come up with quite imaginative lyrics for what to the unmotivated would have been “just another club dance” situation. And the song is performed with their characteristic elan by Kumkum and Johny Walker, while suspicious looking baddies (including Pran) have taken their positions, ready for their next move.

The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Rafi. And they have made light of a song that is quite difficult to sing for lesser mortals. The video is quite abridged, so one needs to listen to the audio of the song for deriving full pleasure of this song.

Here is this superb song from “Naya Andaaz”(1956). This song is one of our many tributes that we pay to the legend that is Rafi. And as noted earlier, we cannot emulate Rafi’s achievements in his chosen field, but we need to try and learn and inculcate at least some of the qualities that enabled him to scale such heights.

Video

Audio

song-Ye raat aashiqaana (Naya Andaaz)(1956) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Lyrics-Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics

ye raat aashiqaana
chhaaya sama suhaana
nazren milaane waale
dil bhi zara milaana
zulfen haseen ghataayen
aankhen sharaab-khaana
tujhse nazar mili kya
dil ho gaya deewaana

ye raat aashiqaana
chhaaya sama suhaana
nazren milaane waale
dil bhi zara milaana
zulfen haseen ghataayen
aankhen sharaab khaana
tujhse nazar mili kya
dil ho gaya deewaana

tere liye hai aaja
palkon ke ye ishaare
honthon ki mast kaliyaan
aankhon ke shokh taare
chhaaya hua nasha hai
apni kise khabar hai
kya jaane main kahaan hoon
kya jaane dil kidhar hai

tere liye hai aaja
palkon ke ye ishaare
honthon ki mast kaliyaan
aankhon ke shokh taare
chhaaya hua nasha hai
apni kise khabar hai
kya jaane main kahaan hoon
kya jaane dil kidhar hai

kuchh keh raha hai tujhse
ye dilruba zamaana
nazren milaane waale
dil bhi zara milaana
zulfen haseen ghataayen
aankhen sharaab khaana
tujhse nazar mili kya
dil ho gaya deewaana

behke huye kadam hain
behki huyi fiza hai
dil ka har ek armaan
tujhko pukaarta hai
dil mein tujhe bitha len
aankhon mein aa chhupa len
ye door ke ishaare
hamko na maar daale

kuchh main kareeb aaun
kuchh tu kareeb aana
nazren milaane waale
dil bhi zara milaana
zulfen haseen ghataayen
aankhen sharaab khaana
tujhse nazar mili kya
dil ho gaya deewaana

ye raat aashiqaana

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4 Responses to "Ye raat aashiqaanaa"

Nice post, Atul. Indeed, as you say, most successful professionals reach that level of success due to working on quality of their work all the time. For example, even Amitabh Bachchan, close to 50 years now in the profession, is still non-compromising when it comes to quality of his work. Tendulkar, Dravid – and even Kohli now – have the same attitude.

A very good tribute to Rafi Sahab

Thank you for the lovely article, Atul ji !!
Great tribute to Mohammad Rafi on his 92nd birthday, especially since it is from my dad, K.Amarnath’s movie, Naya Andaz. 🙂

“Team work makes the dream work !!”
“TEAM – Together – Everyone – Achieves – More !!”

Also, I think that each team member needs to share the same strong passion in order to give their best !!

Thanks again Atul ji for your passion and love for indian music & songs and for making us take a second look at the picturization, lyrics and music of this lovely song from your viewpoint !!

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your Team !!!

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