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Rafi Sahab’s Legendary Associations – 6
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Remembering Mohammed Rafi Sahab on his 41st remembrance day :

Writing a post of a song by Mohammed Rafi Sahab is almost a second nature thing for me. I have not counted but nearly 50 % on my post must be of his songs, the exalted one, who was especially blessed by the Almighty with a life, spend smiling and spreading smiles as far as I know. Some people do want to remember him by the sad songs which he sang with equal spirit, giving them his all, that the song, situation and composition demanded, the same as he did for other songs. I found this photo, and see who has the widest smile of them all: <a href=”https://in.pinterest.com/pin/46724914867514223/&#8221; this and this this .

There are platitudes and eulogies and tributes paid in honour of celebrities, when they pass away, nowadays it is usually on social media. And then there is the sea of humanity, that erupted on a rainy friday of Ramadhan 1980 on the streets of Bandra and Juhu. It was 1980, not the time when the dwellers of this city could afford a new umbrella every monsoon. So it was black umbrellas galore on the tv screen, and many people who were without umbrella, having come out to brave the weather or travelled overnight from other parts of the country. They all had one aim, to accompany their beloved Rafi Sahab to the final destination. To walk two steps alongwith the ‘janaza’ of a ‘nek banda’, with the prayers for the departed soul’s maghfirah on every lip and in the heart.

I realized the real pain of losing someone close and dear 9 years ago, when my elder sister expired. A few days after that, my father said that he didn’t know what to ask from the Almighty in du’aa, as most of my du’aa was for her health and long life. In my turn I told him that though we all are grieving and crying on her passing away, but the tears and sadness is all for us actually. The thought of living on without that dear one, makes us feel lonely and bereft.

A year before she died, I had visited her in Bangalore. She was over the top to have me visit her, and we went to a lot of places. One day we both were going somewhere and we passed a ‘qabrastaan’ where her mother-in-law was buried. She said a prayer and told me we should always recite the prayer whenever we pass a qabrastan. The prayer roughly translates as “today you are resting here, we shall follow you tomorrow, for sure”.

Some similar thoughts on passing away of Rafi sahab are expressed in this song written by Anand Bakshi. This is a unique song in the film ‘Kroadh’ where Amitabh Bachchan is called on stage to pay tribute of Rafi Sahab on his 9th death anniversary programme. Amitabh Bachchan says a few sentences and starts singing the song:

na fankaar tujhsa tere baad aaya…
Mohammed Rafi tu bahot yaad aayaa….

The singer here is Mohammed Aziz who himself has passed away a few months ago. He has sung this song in memory of his idol very feelingly and there are tears in the eyes of Amitabh as he sings on stage and also the audience who are watching it. The scenes of ‘janaaza’ that Amitabh Bachchan is seen as recalling, were truly witnessed by him as well as Anand Bakshi and Laxmikant Pyarelal(possibly). I am sure about Amitabh Bachchan having witnessed it funeral as I have seen a photographs of him with Amjad Khan, Vinod Khanna and Rajesh Khanna. Here is the article where he Amitabh remembers the same.
This article has some rare photos of the fateful day.

The song is so appropriate for this occasion, that I am neglecting to post a song by Rafi Sahab himself. But this song expresses the feelings of Mohammed Aziz, Anand Bakshi and Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Anand Bakshi, as the record holder for having written highest no. of film songs must be the lyricist with the highest no. of songs written for Rafi Sahab too. Laxmikant-Pyarelal are also having similar record with Rafi Sahab. Right from ‘Dosti’ and ‘Parasmani’, they were the one’s who justified the ‘Dosti’ and stood with Rafi Sahab through his thick and thin.

These artists composed and performed the song 9 years after Rafi Sahab’s passing away, and gave words and expression to the feelings of millions of his fans throughout the world.

teraa naam koyi nahi bhool paaya
Mohammed Rafi tu bahot yaad aayaa

Video:

Song-Na fankaar tujh sa tere baad aayaa (Kroadh)(1990) Singer-Mohammed Aziz, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant-Pyarelal

Lyrics

Na fankaar tujh sa
tere baad aayaa

na fankaar tujh sa
tere baad aayaa
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa
na fankaar tujh sa
tere baad aayaa
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa

tera gham agarche
bahot hai puraana
tera gham agarche
bahot hai puraanaa
tujhe ham se bichhde
huaa ek zamaana
huaa ek zamaana
teraa naam koyi
nahi bhool paaya
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa

chale jaayenge ham
musaafir hain saare
musaafir hain saare
magar ek shikwa hai
lab pe hamaare
tujhe kitni jaldi
khudaa ne bulaayaa
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa

mere dil ko phir aaj
tadpa gaya hai
wo manzar mere
saamne aa gayaa hai
wo manzar mere
saamne aa gayaa hai
mere dil ko phir aaj
tadpa gaya hai
wo manzar mere
saamne aa gayaa hai
ke logon ne teraa
janaaza utthaaya
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa
na fankaar tujh sa
tere baad aayaa
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa
Mohammed Rafi tu
bahot yaad aayaa


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusaist 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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4238 Post No. : 15449 Movie Count :

4255

Hullo Atuldom

Back after a small absence where I terribly missed my favourite addiction- writing for the blog. Various reasons, primary being a minor mishap which has put my right hand in cast, and taken me away from the comfort of my desktop. But here I am, at the first available opportunity, when I got a few minutes with my computer. I have promised myself that I will write a very short post and obey the well-meaning advice of my friends of the blog and outside of the blog.

This post is to remember the female superstar of Indian Film Industry whose anniversary it is on 24th February. The star who was also a National award-winning actress, who had highly emotive eyes, a fabulous hold on comedy and a dancer of a calibre of her own, left us shocked by departing from this mortal world on this date two years ago. She made a beautiful pair with all her co actors be it Jaya Prada, Poonam Dhillon, Smita Patil and other ladies as also Kamalhasan, Rajnikanth, (who were her co-stars in her debut film as an adult)and all the actors of her times in the Indian film industry- name any hero or actor and you can have a movie of hers with him irrespective of the language. We have her in at least one movie with even Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Nasiruddin Shah, Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt etc. It is difficult to point out who she paired successfully with or was eye-catching with.

Today’s song featuring this superstar/ actress is from an inane-typical-masala Bollywood dishoom-dishoom film that released in 1990. It was produced by MP Jain and directed by Shibu Mitra. It had a star cast which was led by Sridevi and Dharmendra along with Sonam, Chunky Pandey, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Anupam Kher, AmrishPuri, Dara Singh, Satyen Kappu as the masalas of the movie.

The music director was the flavour of those years -Bappi Lahiri and Anjaan was the lyricist. I haven’t seen “Naakabandi”(1990) and don’t intend to either but I remember two songs from the movie – one by Usha Uthup and another is by Asha Bhonsle.

Today’s song is by Asha Bhonsle. It shows Sridevi’s dancing and emoting expertise. I am sure Saroj Khan would have been the choreographer. The situation of the song seems to be an audition in front of Sadashiv Amrapurkar (hope I am right in recognising) but is a stage song. But definitely Anjaan has given an appropriate description Sridevi through the song – she was “kamaal” in all departments of acting.

As I was seeing the video of the song, I kept feeling “how sweet?” specially at the point where she mouths Gabbar Singh’s dialogues and we have Sambha (Mcmohan) and Kaalia (VijuKhote) reacting. Really pleasing choreography.
Missing you Sridevi

Audio (Longer)

Video

Song-Rekha ko dekha toone Hema ko dekha (Naakaabandi)(1990) Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anjaan, Md-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics

thhaam thhaam zara dil ko le thhaam
dil ko le thhaam zara dil ko le thhaam
thhaam thhaam zara dil ko le thhaam
dil ko le thhaam zara dil ko le thhaam
Rekha ko dekha tune Hema ko dekha
Nargis ko dekha tune Nutan ko dekha
zara idhar palat kar dekh
main lagti hoon
sridevi lagti hoon
main lagti hoon
sridevi lagti hoon
thhaam thhaam zara dil ko le thhaam
dil ko le thhaam zara dil ko le thhaam

Madhubala jaisi beauty hai meri
Asha Parekh jaisi chaal
talent Meena Kumari ka mujh mein
Zeenat ka jalwa jalaal
hai Sadhana ki wo saadgi bhi
Mumtaz waala dhamaal
Mala Waheeda ki sab khoobiyaan hain
Vyjayanthi ke sab kamaal
Rekha ko dekha tune Hema ko dekha
Nargis ko dekha tune Nutan ko dekha
zara idhar palat kar dekh
main lagti hoon
sridevi lagti hoon
main lagti hoon
sridevi lagti hoon
thhaam thhaam zara dil ko le thhaam
dil ko le thhaam zara dil ko le thhaam haay

dance karna jaanoon
romance karna jaanoon
jo chahe mujhse karva lo

hero
heroine
comedian
villain ka dialogue koi bulwa lo
arre o sambha
kitne aadmi thhe
bahut naa-insaafi hai
goli chhe aur aadmi teen
ha ha ha ha ha ha
dhishum dhishum dhishum dhishum
ab tera kyahoga re kaaliya

Rekha ko dekha tune Hema ko dekha
Nargis ko dekha tune Nutan ko dekha
zara idhar palat kar dekh
main lagti hoon
sridevi lagti hoon
main lagti hoon
sridevi lagti hoon
thhaam thhaam zara dil ko le thhaam
dil ko le thhaam zara dil ko le thhaam

ho tragedy role ya comedy role
har role mein hoon main fit
jo bhi mujhe role dega film mein
uski film hogi hit
kar doongi ek din
chhutti main sabki
kaayam karoongi misaal
picture mein dega jo chance mujh ko
ho jaayega maalamaal

Rekha ko dekha tune Hema ko dekha
Nargis ko dekha tune Nutan ko dekha
zara idhar palat kar dekh
main lagti hoon
sridevi lagti hoon
main lagti hoon
sridevi lagti hoon
thhaam thhaam
zara dil ko le thhaam
dil ko le thhaam
zara dil ko le thhaam
thaam thaam
zara dil ko le thaam
dil ko le thhaam
zara dil ko le thhaam


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.

An out and out theatre person who seemed to have stepped on to the silver screen by accident. My first introduction to Dinesh Thakur was when I went to see a stage play in Delhi. I was in school, and the book-reading bug had bit me big time. I was devouring books by the dozen almost on a weekly basis. I got introduced to a wide variety of written genres and authors. In the midst of this, one stream was reading stage plays. Of course, started with the Shakespeare’s ‘Midsummer’s Night Dream’ which was part of our English curriculum. I picked up books of plays written by western authors, and then also got interested in reading plays by Indian authors.
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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.

Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan – 6
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Aah, coming back to Bombay. 🙂

In the first five episodes of this series, I have covered the Bombay gangouts that took place in December last year.  However, my tales of Bombay are not yet done. Moving forward with this series, I am going to be writing about my personal experiences with this enigmatic city which is a confluence of contradictions.
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In most movies, the actors are named differently from their names. But there are occasions when the actors are given the same name. Then there are songs in which the actors are addressed by their actual names.
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