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Blog Day : 3471 Post No. : 13936

Series of Rafi songs-Rafi with music directors
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(Pal do pal ka saath)-MD composing just one Rafi song
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Part I-Arun Raghavan
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During his HFM career, Rafi worked with 14 music directors in more than 100 songs each. I describe them as Major music directors for Rafi or three figure music directors with Rafi. Then there were 45 music directors who composed between 11 to 99 songs with Rafi. We can call them semi major or two figure music directors with Rafi.

Major (viz three figure) music directors created 2743 song with Rafi, which is 53 % of all Rafi songs in HFM. The semi major (viz two figure) music directors created 1528 Rafi songs, viz 30 % of all Rafi songs in HFM. So we can say that the major and semi major music directors (59 in number) contributed a whopping 83% of all Rafi songs, which adds up to 4271 songs in all.

Then there were 170 music directors who worked with Rafi in less than 10 songs each. They were like the proverbial squirrels of Ramayan fame, who would carry a few grams of tiny pebbles each on their tiny paws while the giant vaanars would carry large boulders on their shoulders. The individual contributions of each of these music directors may be small in comparison to the major music directors, but the cumulative total of Rafi songs by these single figure music directors adds up to a figure of 503 ! This total is bigger than the career total of HFM songs sung by some well known playback singers, viz K L Saigal, Suraiyya, Talat Mehmood etc. And these songs contain quite a few wonderful songs as well.

I had discussed this fact while discussing a song on the occasion of Rafi’s birth anniversary. Raja, while commenting on that article had written –

“Just wondering if we have covered songs of all those 173 composers (1-9 songs category) here already? If not, that could be a project. Every composer who has used Rafisaab should be on the blog, even if the song being posted for that composer isn’t necessarily the Rafisaab one (if it is, of course better!).
That could be our way of showing our gratitude to that composer.”

I had taken note of Raja’s suggestion. And this writeup begins our series of articles about those music directors who were associated with Rafi in less than ten songs each. The name that I have chosen for this series is- pal do pal ka saath. This phrase is taken from that memorable qawwaali from “The Burning Train” (1981) containing this phrase.

In the beginning, I will discuss those music directors who have worked with Rafi in just one song each.

There are 48 such music directors. While most of them are small time less heard music directors, we have some rather well known names too in the list.

I decided to take up these names alphabetically. The first name that crop up in Alphabetical order is Aabid Hussain Khan who composed one Rafi-Zohrabai Ambalewaali duet in a 1949 movie called Last Message”(1949). While a few songs from this movie are available, the Rafi song , viz. “na thahar sake na tadap sake” does not seem to be available.

The next name that comes up alphabetically is Aparesh Lahiri (father of Bappi Lahiri). He has composed one Rafi song in a movie called “Subhash chandra” (1978). Since Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary is coming up next week, that would be the opportune time to cover this song.

The next name in the list of music directors is Arun Raghavan. He was a South Indian music director and he worked in just one Hindi movie. This movie, called “Mera Suhaag” (1961) was produced by Produced by N S R Mani and directed by H Krishnamoorthy for Secarts, Madras. The movie had Kanta Rao, Rajnala, Ramkrishna, K V S Sarma, A V subbarao, Balkrishna, Krisha Kumari, Girija, Rajshree, Hemlata etc. in it. In all likelihood, this movie was a remake of a south Indian movie where songs were re reccorded in Hindi. There were nine songs in the movie. Eight of these songs were sung by well known South Indian playback singers viz. P Susheela, S Janki and P B Srinivas.

But there was one song in the movie which was sung by Rafi. And that happens to be the one and only collaboration of Arun Raghavan as a music director with Rafi in a Hindi movie.

The song is penned by Vinod Sharma, who like the music director is an obscure name for this blog.

This song is a rare song. Only the audio of the song is available.

From the sounds of it, the song appears to be used as a background song in the movie.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.

So much discussion on a song which is a rare and obscure song. Most sites dealing with HFM will struggle to find anything to write on this song. But trust us in this blog to treat most songs in general and songs like this in particular with so much care and respect, and we are able to come up with so many special things to say about songs like this.

This song is special for us for the following reasons:

1. This is the only occasion when Rafi has sung a song under the music direction of Arun Raghavan and under the penmanship of Vinod Sharma.

2. This is the 2800th Rafi song in the blog. It was a conscious decision on our part to use a Rafi song from a less known music directors to emphasize that they too have contributed their mite in enriching HFM.

3. With this song, “Mera Suhaag”(1961) becomes the 3800th movie to get represented in the blog. The same reason as given above applies here as well for considering this movie for this honour.


Song-Yug yug se anyaay ho raha hai naari ke saath (Mera Suhaag)(1961) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Vinod Sharma, MD-Arun Raghvan

Lyrics

Yug yug se anyaay ho raha hai naari ke saath
kaun samajh paaya uska dukh uske man ki baat
Yug yug se anyaay ho raha hai naari ke saath

dharmraj ne drupad suta ko diya juye mein haar
harichandra ki raani taara bik gayi beech baazaar
bik gayi beech baazaaaar
Yug yug se anyaay ho raha hai naari ke saath
kaun samajh paaya uska dukh
uske man ki baat

Shakuntala ko raaja bhoola
jiska thha vishwaas kiya
chhoti si thhi baat
Raam ne
Seeta ko vanwaas diya
Seeta ko vanwaas diya
Seeta ko vanwaas diya

tujhko bhi vanwaas mila hai
teri karun kahaani
kul maryaada raah mein teri
?? deewaani
tera dharm piya ko paana
?? tujhko mil jaaye
haan
?? tujhko mil jaaye
dukh ki kaali si raat kate
sukh ka sooraj muskaaye
tere man ka kamal khilaaye
tere man ka kamal khilaaye
tere man ka kamal khilaaye

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Blog Day : 3457 Post No. : 13871

Today (4 january 2017) is the 23rd death anniversary of R D Burman (27 june 1939- 4 january 1994). He was only 54 years old when he passed away which is considered prime of one’s life in most fields. To HFM followers like me, he was a legend since late 1960s itself, when he was just in his late 20s and early 30s.

The influence of R D Burman on HFM is something that can not be visualised by those who did not live during that era. I have read someone’s view based on statistics that late 1960s and 1970s was the era of Laxmikant Pyarelal rather than R D Burman. The person obviously did not live through the era and did not experience the phenomena of R D Burman first hand.

A lot has been written on R D Burman by now and there is no use repeating all that because most people are already aware of those facts.

With the benefit of hindsight, one feels that R D Burman had it easy because he was the son of a legendary music director, but that was hardly the case. Getting the first break as an independent music director was a tall order and he got this break thanks to Mehmood. The musical scores of his debut movie “Chhote Nawaab”(1961) did satisfactorily well, but R D Burman failed to get any assignments after that. It was again Mehmood who gave him his second assignment four years later, which was “Bhoot Bangla”(1965).

The turning point for R D Burman was landing the assignment of “Teesri Manzil”(1966) and for that he was required to convince Shammi Kapoor who was a diehard Shankar Jaikishan supporter. How R D Burman won over Shammi Kapoor is a tale that is well known to R D Burman fans. That episode was a turning point, not just for the career of R D Burman, but for HFM as well.

The very first R D Burman composition that I may have heard in my life has to be “mere saamne waali khidki mein ik chaand ka tukda rehta hai”. It was evening time in late 1960s and this song was played on radio. I instantly loved this song. I was too young to know about the concept of music directors, lyricists etc. I only knew that it was the singer who did all the work. 🙂 And I was not even aware who the singer was, seeing that this voice did not resemble Rafi or Mukesh, the only two male singers that I was familiar with at that time. It was my “mama”, who was at hand who exclaimed that Atul liked Kishore Kumar. That is when Ibecame aware that this song was sung by a singer called Kishore Kumar.

The fact that this song was composed by R D Burman became known to me a few years later when I became aware about the concept of music director and lyricist.

The very first time I heard R D Burman singing was when I watched the movie “Apna Desh”(1972). The fact that one is allowed to sing in a movie with that kind of voice was a paradigm shifting experience for me. 🙂

During late 1960s to entire 1970s, I was a diehard R D Burman (and Kishore Kumar) fan. Most great songs of that era were composed by R D Burman. No doubt there were other leading composers as well, but it was R D Burman who was the golden standard at that time. Most other music directors would often try to compose music like R D Burman and those compositions would often end up as pale imitation.

It is not that I liked all R D Burman compositions. There were some of his songs that I regarded as examples of falling standards of HFM as well as that of R D Burman. For instance , I disliked songs of “Do Chor”(1972), “Chalta Purza”(1976), “Khel Khel Mein” (1975), “Jhoothha Kahin Ka”(1979) etc. And today the songs of these movies are counted as iconic songs ! Even I have grudgingly started liking them because even the “low” quality fare dished by R d Burman is of far better quality that the “best” stuff of music directors who followed in HFM in 1980s and beyond.

Two songs of R D Burman have already been covered in the blog today as a tribute to him. I originally did not plan to discuss him. My aim was to discuss a YIPPEE movie song for the day and I had originally selected compositon of another music director. But I could not locate that writeup. On glancing through the various movies of R D Burman, I realised that there were a few of his movies where just one song was left to be covered.

That is how I zeroed in on this R D Burman composition from “Baalika Badhu”(1976). This movie was directed by Tarun Majumdar for Shakti Films, Bombay. The movie, which was a remake of a Banngla movie by the same name, had Sachin, Rajni Sharma (title role and new discovery), Kajri, Asrani, A K Hangal, Om Shivpuri, Asit Sen, Urmila Bhatt, Preeti Ganguly, Manik Dutt, Master Panna, Leela Mishra, Subrat, Amal sen, Keshav Rana, Shameem, Shailly Shailendra, Kanu Roy, Mukund, S N Banneji, Shanti Chatterji, Birbal, Polson, Darshan, Nandu Bhattacharya etc, with special appearances by Prem Narayan and Paintal.

The movie had six songs in it. Five of these songs have already been covered. The sixth and final song was elusive when I last searched for it. But when I searched for it again today, I was in luck and I could locate it. and it appears a suitable song for the occasion as well.

The audio record of this song is sung by Anand Bakshi who is the lyricist as well, Music is of course composed by R d Burman. The picturised versions are partial (gets played twice, or may be on more occasins as background song). The picturised version is sung by Bhupinder Singh.

With this song, all songs from “Baalika Badhu”(1976) have been covered in the blog and thus “Baalika Badhu”(1976) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog. And this movie becomes the 62nd R D Burman to be YIPPEED in the blog.

Video (partial)

Video (Partial)

Full audio

Song-Jagat musaafirkhaana laga hai aana jaana (Baalika Badhu)(1976) Singer-Anand Bakshi/ Bhupinder Singh, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

jagat musaafir khaana
lagaa hai aana jaana
o o jagat musaafir khaana
lagaa hai aana jaana

chaand chhupe to sooraj nikle
sooraj doobe
ho jaaye shaam
chaand chhupe to sooraj nikle
sooraj doobe
ho jaaye shaam
rut aaye rut jaaye mausam
aane jaane ke hain naam
ho jogi
kiska kaun thhikaana
lagaa hai aana jaana
jagat musaafir khaana
lagaa hai aana jaana

dekhen pahunche kaun kahaan par
raahi nikla gaata hansta
dekhen pahunche kaun kahaan par
raahi nikla gaata hansta
sabki apni-apni manzil
apnaa-apnaa rastaa
o jogi
jeevan path ajnaana
lagaa hai aana jaana
jagat musaafir khaana
lagaa hai aana jaana

chaar dinon kaa mel re bhaiyaa
jisne saare khel rachaaye
chaar dinon kaa mel re bhaiyaa
jisne saare khel rachaaye
maan bachcho se milne aaye
phir waapas ghar jaaye
o jogi
ye dastoor puraana
lagaa hai aana jaana
jagat musaafir khaana
lagaa hai aana jaana


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

Today, 24th December 2017 is the ninety-third (24 December 1924 – 31 July 1980) birth anniversary of the great singer – ‘divine voice’ – Mohammad Rafi.

Much has already been written about Rafi Saab on this blog and many other sources, and from my own experience I can say that he will be there as long as the Hindi Film Music is there. His songs will be cherished even by the coming generations if they get the opportunity to listen them or if they get the surroundings/atmosphere where songs sung by Rafi Saab are played. Such is the magic of his voice that can leave the listeners ‘spell bound’ and ‘mesmerized’.

I have experienced how listening to his songs my daughters will not switch over to the newer songs and asked me to either fast forward or change it with other.

There is nothing new that I can write in this post about Rafi Saab, except that we respect him, we admire him and we love his songs which will be there with us till we are alive.

24th December also happens to be the birth anniversary of one of my favorite actors of the golden era of Hindi movies – Mahipal (24 December 1919 – 15 May 2005) – whom we have been watching in most of the black and white era ‘fantasy’ and ‘mythological’ movies.  I liked him very much in all of those movies of him which I had watched so far. ‘Navrang-1959’ is off-course being the closest to my heart.
(Though some sources mention the date of birth of Mahipal as different, I think the date mentioned on our blog must be correct and same has been in the article on ‘Beete Huye Din’ by Shishir ji).

We cherish the memories and the contribution of these great artists to the Hindi Cinema and Indian Culture and they will always remain in our heart and in the history of Hindi Cinema forever.

On this occasion here is a song from the 1965 movie ‘Maharaja Vikram’ sung by Mohd Rafi. Listening to the song, I guess that this must be a ‘background song’ in the movie. It is written by BD Mishra and composed by SN Tripathi. The film was directed by S.N.Tripathi for ‘Rajroop Productions, Bombay’.

The star cast includes Mahipal, Anita Guha, BM Vyas, Vishwas Kunthe, Bela Bose, Sundar, Tuntun, Mishrilal, Radheshyam, Bhagwan Sinha, Sadhna Khote, Shri Bhagwan, Madhumati, Laxmichaya and others.

This movie had total ten songs as mentioned in HFGK Vol-IV, all written by BD Mishra and composed by SN Tripathi. One song sung by Suman Kalyanpur “Maane Na Mora Bichhua Boley” from this movie has already been posted on the blog earlier in 2016.

Let us now listen to the today’s song …aadmi nirbal samay balwaan hai“.

 


Song – Aadmi Nirbal Samay Balwaan Hai (Maharaja Vikram) (1965) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics -BD Misra, MD – SN Tripathi

Lyrics

bal na vidya aur na saahas kaam aata
hoke rehta wo jo likh deta vihdataa

samay se haara swayam bhagwaan hai
aadmi nirbal samay balwaan hai
aadmi tinkaa samay toofaan hai

aadmi nirbal samay balwaan hai
aadmi tinkaa samay toofaan hai

paas jiskey raaj thha
sukh thha
bhawan thhe
naam thha aishwarya thha
dhhan thha ratan thhe
jo prajaa ka thha dulaara praan pyaara
swarg ko dharti pe thha jisne utaara
aaj uska ho rahaa apmaan hai
aadmi nirbal samay balwaan hai
aadmi tinkaa samay toofaan hai

dusro ki naav ka jo thha khivaiyya
besahaara hai usi ki aaj naiyya
jo kabhi deta rahaa sabko sahaara
jaa raha wo thokarein khaata bechaara
maangta sabse dayaa ka daan hai
aadmi nirbal samay balwaan hai
aadmi tinkaa samay toofaan hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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बल न विद्या और न साहस काम आता
होके रहता वो
जो लिख देता विधाता
समय से हारा स्वयं भगवान् हैं

आदमी निर्बल समय बलवान हैं
आदमी तिनका समय तूफ़ान हैं

आदमी निर्बल समय बलवान हैं
आदमी तिनका समय तूफ़ान हैं

पास जिसके राज था
सुख था
भवन थे
नाम था ऐश्वर्य था
धन था रतन थे
जो प्रजा का था दुलारा प्राण प्यारा
स्वर्ग को धरती पे था जिसने उतारा
आज उसका हो रहा
अपमान हैं
आदमी निर्बल समय बलवान हैं
आदमी तिनका समय तूफ़ान हैं

दूसरों कि नाव का जो था खिवैया
बेसहारे हैं उसीकी आज नैय्या
जो कभी देता रहा सबको सहारा
जा रहा वो ठोकरें खाता बेचारा
मांगता सबसे दया का दान हैं
आदमी निर्बल समय बलवान हैं
आदमी तिनका समय तूफ़ान हैं


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“Daaera”(1953) was produced and directed by Kamal amrohi for Kamal Pictures, Bombay. the movie had Meena Kumari, Nasir Khan, Kumar, Roopmala, Nana Palsikar, Protima Devi, Kammo, Jankidas, H Prakash, Romesh Kapoor, Zarina etc in it.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

This article is a tribute to an actor whom I started admiring for his acting calibre only a couple of years back. He became a star actor without having any godfather in Hindi film industry. During his filmy career of less than 15 years (1934-48), he donned the different kind of roles, mostly in negative shades, in around 30 films most of which became box office hits. Had there been a concept of super star in his days, he would have been the one among K L Saigal, Motilal, Surendra etc. The actor is Chandra Mohan and today, July 24, 2017 happens to be his 111th birth anniversary.
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This article is written by Raja, 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.

Today, the 12th of July 2017, is the death anniversary of one of Hindi cinema’s big stars of yesteryear – Rajendra Kumar.

Today is his 18th death anniversary – he passed away in 1999.
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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

In a calendar year we celebrate special anniversaries of personalities related to HFM in almost all the months. Moreover, we pay our respect and homages on the remembrance day of such personalities too.

We also celebrate birth anniversaries of our team members and their family members and other ‘special days’ in their life, through posts/songs on the blog.
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“Gauri” (1968) was produced by Sivaji Ganeshan and directed by A Bhimsingh for Sivaji Films Production, Madras. The movie had Sunil Dutt, Nutan, Sanjeev Kumar, Mumtaz, Rajendra Nath, Laxmi Chhaya, Urmila Bhatt, Leela Mishra, Ashim Kumar, Shivraj, Randhir, Shyamlal, Umesh Sharma, Sheikh, Rajendra Dara, Om Prakash etc in it.
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“Chhoti Chhoti Baaten” (1965) was directed by Motilal for Rajvanshi Productions, Bombay. The movie had Motilal, Nadira, Moti Sagar, Manju, Kumar, Krishan Dhawan, Leela Misra, Sangeeta, Mridula, Mubarak etc in it.
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“Phir Bhi”(1971) was produced and directed by Shivendra Sinha for Chhavi Bhaarti, Bombay. I recall this movie as a school kid as a “boring” movie. No, I had not watched it, but I had read its story cum screen play. Those were the days when story and screenplay of movies were published with photographs were published in pocket book format. I recall reading such books for “Kati Patang”(1970) and “Bobby” (1973)as well.
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