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Phool ka shabaab kya husn e maahtaab kya

Posted on: July 31, 2022

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Hullo Atuldom

“Farz Ki Jung” (1989) was a movie produced by Dalwinder Sohal and directed by R.P. Swamy. It was written by Amrit Aryan and released on 17th March 1989. It had a cast of Shashi Kapoor, Dalwinder Sohal, Raza Murad, Amrish Puri, Gita Siddharth, Iftikhar, Anjana Mumtaz, Ashalata, Padma Khanna, Bob Christo, Satyen Kappu, Master Bhagwan, etc. It had Govinda and Neelam too. Music was by Bappi Lahiri and songs were written Naqsh Lyallpuri and Anjaan. Asha Bhonsle, Chandrani Mukherjee, Alisha Chinoy, Vijay Benedict, were the playback singers used. Plus a surprise singer.

The movie was a run-of -the mill story of an honest cop (Shashi kapoor) who is falsely charged with possession of drugs. His mother dies of shock. He is imprisoned and comes out of jail a changed man and becomes a criminal. The stage is now set for his younger brother (Dalwinder Sohal), who has been assigned the task of bringing the criminal to book.

I haven’t seen or heard anything about this film so I am not in a position to know what role Govinda has. But my interest was kindled when I read that this film has a song in the voice of the legendary Mohd. Rafi. (the surprise that I mentioned in a previous paragraph). Possibly it was the only highlight of this movie. I have also read that it was recorded sometime in 1980 for another movie (“Hari Bhari”, I think) which was shelved. That song found a life when it was used in this movie. Thus Govinda became the youngest actor on whom a Mohd. Rafi was filmed.

A few years back when I was looking to see if there was any song of Anil Kapoor sung by Mohd. Rafi (as Anil Kapoor had started his journey in films sometime in 1977, acting debut came in 1980). This song was the closest I could find. But Govinda seems to have been luckier than other debutants of that period- Sunny Deol, Sanjay Dutt, Kumar Gaurav, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff etc. I don’t even know the box-office fate of this film ‘Farz Ki Jung’ but let us not delve on that.

Today on the occasion of Rafisaab’s 42nd anniversary we are having this song. I am not attempting a biography of this singer, which Hindi film music lover doesn’t know about him; even the new generation cannot escape his magic -the song from “Fanney Khan” (2018) is an example. I am not even going to list out any of my favourite songs sung by the legend for fear making a long list and still not writing out all.

As Mohd. Rafi has sung in a song of his

“Tum mujhe yun bhula na paaoge
jab kabhi bhi sunoge geet mere
sang sang tum bhi gun gunaoge”

humming his songs and thinking of The Mohd. Rafi

Song-Phool ka shabaab kya husn e maahtaab kya (Farz Ki Jung)(1989) Singer-Rafi, MD-Bappi Lahiri


phool ka shabaab kya
husn e maahtaab kya
aap to bas aap hain
aap ka jawaab kya
aap ka jawaab kya
phool ka shabaab kya
husn e maahtaab kya
aap to bas aap hain
aap ka jawaab kya
aap ka jawaab kya

zulfon se khele mahki hawaayen
uff ye jawaani
uff ye adaayen
uff ye jawaani
uff ye adaayen
surkh lab ke saamne
shokhi ye gulaab kya
phool ka shabaab kya
husn e maahtaab kya
aap to bas aap hain
aap ka jawaab kya
aap ka jawaab kya

aankhon mein tauba
kitna nasha hai
main kya ye mausam behka hua hai
laayegi ye mastiyaan koi bhi sharaab kya
phool ka shabaab kya
husn e maahtaab kya
aap to bas aap hain
aap ka jawaab kya
aap ka jawaab kyaa aa
aap ka jawaab kya

gore badan se
lipta hua hai
paani ki dekho taqdeer kya hai
paani ki dekho taqdeer kya hai
yoonhi dekhta rahoon
main haseen khwaab kya
phool ka shabaab kya
husn e maahtaab kya
aap to bas aap hain
aap ka jawaab kya
aap ka jawaab kya aa
aap ka jawaab kya


5 Responses to "Phool ka shabaab kya husn e maahtaab kya"

Naqsh Llyallpuri is the lyricist of this song.


I have tried to know about this Farz ki Jung Rafi song Lyricist`s name many a times,
But everywhere I found names of Anjaan and Naqsh Layllpuri `s names were jointly credited to all the songs of this movie.

But what is the source of this myswar site about the lyricist`s name , I don`t know……..,Hope It mentions lyricist`s name correctly ……….

5 years ago I too had sent the lyrics of this song on Govinda`s Birthday 🙂 That time I tried it very much about this, that`s why………..

cassette cover link of the movie, where one can find the real thing, if you believe that


The source for ‘’ is mostly HFGK for older films. It is mostly accurate, and they sometimes update that site after the facts come out on our blog.

It is clear that the lyricist for ‘Farz ki Jung” is Anjaan. But Naqsh Llyallpuri’s name appears only against this Rafi song. Peevisie’s Mom has given the information in this line:
” I have also read that it was recorded sometime in 1980 for another movie (“Hari Bhari”, I think) which was shelved.”


Madam ji You are right in your way,
but again one thing is there->I guess HFGK for the year of 1986 yet to be printed , …..I just stated the information stated by various internet sites and the way record companies treat the names of Lyricists…..and their due credits…….


record company audio link:


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