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4647 Post No. : 16310

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Rafi Sahab’s Legendary Associations – 4
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Chaudhvin ka chaand ho
Ya aaftaab ho….
Jo bhi ho tum khudaa ki qasam
Lajawaab ho…oo….ooo

This time it is the turn of Music director who is known as the creator of iconic songs, popularly known as Ravi. His association with Rafi sahab begins in 1956-57 with the first film “Ek Saal” with 2 solo songs written by Prem Dhawan. Many of these iconic songs composed by Ravi were sung by Rafi sahab in this long association which ended only with the demise of Rafi Sahab in 1980. I counted 251 songs composed by Ravi in the excel sheet of Rafi sahab songs. Around 200 of these songs are upto late 60’s. In the 70’s Rafi sahab’s output has as it is decreased so it is not surprising that the 70’s decade there are less than 50 songs by the team of Mohammed Rafi-Ravi, with various lyricists.

Starting from 1957, there are around 50 songs upto 1960. So the 60’s decade is the most productive one with around 150 songs. This, despite Ravi being at the peak of his career working extensively with the B.R. Chopra camp. There are clear indications that Ravi preferred to have Rafi sahab sing his songs whenever he was working outside the BR camp, when he had Mahendra Kapoor sing most of his songs.

The very summit of this association is the legendary solo of Chaudhvin ka chaand(1960). The film has 5 Rafi solo numbers, all of them popular songs, all the places that I saw. But the excel sheet is listing one additional song with the words “yehan ke dost ba-wafa”, so there is a possibility of a small snippet of rendition of some poetry maybe lying hidden in the movie. The story really does take off from here with 7 songs in ‘Tu nahin aur Sahi’ (1960). Then comes the sonorous Husn waale tera jawaab nahin in Gharana (1961). With 6 songs in “China Town” 1962, Rafi has become the only male singer for Ravi in all ‘AA’ and ‘AB’ grade movies which had ‘AAA’ grade music. Rafi sahab went on to croon these outstanding solos/duet for Sunil Dutt in the film “Aaj aur kal” (1963) composed by Ravi:

mujhe gale se lagaa lo bahut udaas hoon main
Ye aadiyaan ye fizaayen bulaa rahi hain tumhen
itni haseen itni jaaan raat kya karen

In 1963 Ravi had Rafi sahab sing 5 songs each in Bharosa, Pyar ka Bandhan and Grihasti, on Mehmood, Guru Dutt, Raj Kumar Johnny Walker and Manoj Kumar. It is most likely that there were no other male playback singers in the credits of these movies too. This is apart from the 7 songs including 4 solos in ‘Pyar Kiya to Darna kya” for Aagha and Shammi Kapoor. 1963 also saw the song Sau baar janam lenge in the film “Ustadon ke Ustaad”.

Here is a list of 4 of the popular and unique, of the 7 Rafi songs in the film “Door ki Aawaaz”:

Song Singers
Ham bhi agar bachche hote Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle
Husn se chaand bhi sharmaayaa hai Mohd Rafi
Kyaa yoonhi rooth ke jaane ko muhabbat ki thhi Mohd Rafi
Muqaddar aazmaanaa chaahtaa hoon Mohd Rafi

Shakeel Badayuni seems to have formed a newer equation with Ravi post “Chaudhvi ka Chaand” going by the no. of films I am finding in the Rafi list where they worked together.

Rafi-Ravi combination moved on to Shehnai in 1964 with 4 solos and 1 duet, in a Rafi-Asha score, with one melodious solo for Asha Is tarah todaa mera dil .

“Khandaan” 1965 again was again an all-Rafi score with 6 songs, 7th being the iconic Lata solo Tumhi mere mandir tumhi meri poojaa tumhi devtaa ho .

I simply must list the iconic solos by Rafi sahab in Do Badan(1966):

Song Singers
Bhari duniyaa mein aakhir dil ko samjhaane kahaan jaayen Mohd Rafi
Is Jahan Se (Verse) Mohd Rafi
Naseeb mein jiske jo likhaa thaa Mohd Rafi
Rahaa gardishon mein hardam Mohd Rafi

There is a bonus in this film also with additional verse “is jahan se’, we can look forward to finding and enjoying.

In 1967, there were ‘Meherbaan’ and “Nai Roshni” followed with “Do Kaliyan” and ‘Neel Kamal’ in 1968. Do I really need to list the songs of ‘Neel Kamal”? I dont think so. “Neel Kamal” atleast had a Manna Dey song on Mehmood Khaali dabba khaali bottle lele mere yaar .

This is 1969 and Ek phool do mali:

Song Singers
Aulaad waalon phoolo phalo Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle
Chal chal re naujawaan-parody song Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle
O nanhe se farishte Mohd Rafi
Ye parda hata do Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle

They reach early 70’s to create these two meaningful songs:

Song Movie (year) Singers MD Lyricist
Mujhe ishq hai tujhi se meri jaan e zindagaani Ummeed(1971) Mohd Rafi Ravi Shakeel Badayuni
Mere Dost Tujhe Tera Meet Mubarak Dhadkan(1972) Mohd Rafi Ravi Ravi & Ali

We must go back to the early years of Rafi-Ravi association to reach “Mehendi’ 1958. This is a recital by Rafi sahab of a poetry titled ‘Baazaar-e-husn’ by Kaamil Rashid. Ajit is reciting this nazm in the movie on a Kotha, presumably of Umrao Jaan. This movie Mahendi 1958 was based on a novel “Umrao Jaan Ada” (1904) authored by Mirza Hadi Ruswa. The other two movies named “Umrao Jaan’ were based on the same novel. This is an affirmation of the feeling I had, that it must be based on a novel, while watching ‘Umrao Jaan’ 1981.

This recital is another great rendition, without music, reminding me of the rendition of Unhen qissa e gham jo likhne ko baithhe in ‘Naya Qanoon’(1965) and Kya gham jo andheri hain raaten in ‘Barsaat ki raat’ (1960).

In the movie, this recital happens, then the reply by ‘Umrao Jaan’ in Lata Mangehskar’s voice is posted here bhari mehfil hai ye afsaana nahin. The recital on screen is by an actor named Jayshree, whose identity is not clear. I have seen the posted songs of the film to find if this is the veteran Marathi film actress Jayshree Gadkar. The film’s poster by SaReGaMa has Jayshree Gadkar on it. She has been seen in a few hindi films in later years like “Bahaaron ke Sapne’1967. But there is a question mark if it is the same actor in Mehendi(1958). The cast of the film is Jayashree, Ajit, Veena, Kumar, Baalam, Mirza Musharraf, Lalita Pawar, Baby Devika, Adib, Ismail, Prakash, Jago, Maqbool, Krishnakant, Munshi Munakka, Hamid – I, Dinanath, Anwari Bai, Qaisarbai, & Mumtaz Begum.

These four songs of the film are posted in the blog:

Song Date of posting
Apne kiye pe koyi pashemaan ho gayaa 21 december 2009
Bedard zamaana tera dushman hai 26 december 2009
Pyaar ki duniya lutegi hamen maaloom na thhaa 11 may 2012
Bhari mehfil hai ye afsaana nahin 22 may 2012

I had come accross long-time back and all these years I was under the impression that there is this song by Rafi, a recital filmed on Ajit, and it is already posted. Then last month I found this song and saved the link for having it in this series, as it was not posted. For last two weeks, I have not worked on any posts, but it was there on the back of the mind, that some of these wonderful songs are saved in my drafts and I need to get on with it. Finally, yesterday I opened the laptop, with this very song on the mind, and lo, there it was in one of the comments that the recital is not posted.
The question/grievance/complaint is here now, the answer to it was here already.
Editor’s note:-This song is the 500th song from movies of 1958 to appear in the blog.
Video :

Audio version:

Song-Wo aaj apni mehfil mein aaye huye hain (Mehndi)(1958) Singer-Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Kamil Rashid, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

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Audio version:
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Wo aaj apni mehfil mein
aaye huye hain
wo aaj apni mehfil mein
aaye huye hain en
jo kothhon ki raunaq
badhaaye huye hain
jo kothhon ki raunaq
badhaaye huye hain

jo dukaan apni ee
sajaaye huyehain ean
gali aur kooche
basaaye huee hain en
wo aaj apni mehfil mein
aaye huye hain

woh ghunghroo ki paayal ki jhankaar le kar
kuchh inkaar le kar
kuchh iqraar le kar
woh ghunghroo ki paayal ki jhankaar le kar
kuchh inkaar le kar
kuchh iqraar le kar
zara saudebaazi ki
takraar le kar
nigaahon mein bijli
chhupaaye huye hain
wo aaj apni mehfil mein aaye huye hain

hai apnaa banaane ke andaaz saare
ye gesu ye chitwan
adaayen ishaare
hai apnaa banaane ke andaaz saare
ye gesu ye chitwan
adaayen ishaare
milaa jo bhi uss se
kaha hain tumhaare
arey yeh dhokaa hai jo
ham bhi khaaye huye hain
wo aaj apni mehfil mein aaye huye hain

ye kothhon ki mallika
yeh koochon ki raani
ye bazaar ke manchalon ki jawaani
ye kothhon ki mallika
yeh koochon ki raani
ye bazaar ke manchalon ki jawaani
yeh aashiq mizaajon ki
rangeen kahaani
arey sitam saari duniya pe
dhaaye huye hain
wo aaj apni mehfil mein aaye huye hain

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Video version:
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wo aaj apni mehfil mein
aaye huye hain
wo aaj apni mehfil mein
aaye huye hain aen
Jo kothhon ki raunaq
badhaaye huye hain
jo kothhon ki raunaq
wah wah wah wah wah wah
badhaaye huye hain

jo dukaan apni ee
sajaaye huye hain aen
gali aur kooche
basaaye huye hain aen
aay haay
wo aaj apni mehfil mein
aaye huye hain
arey gali aur kooche basaaye huye hain
wallah kya keh diya ….
wah wah wah

woh ghunghroo ki paayal ki jhankaar le kar
kuchh inkaar le kar
kuchh iqraar le kar
zara saudebaazi ki takraar le kar
nigaahon mein bijli
chhupaaye huye hain
aay haay
wah wah wah

wo aaj apni mehfil mein aaye huye hain
wah wah wah

hai apnaa banaane ke andaaz saare
ye gesu ye chitwan
adaayen ishaare
aa haa haa haa
adaayen ishaare

milaa jo bhi uss se
kaha hain tumhaare
arey yeh dhokaa hai jo
ham bhi khaaye huye hain
wah wah wah
wo aaj apni mehfil mein aaye huye hain
wah wah wah

ye kothhon ki mallika
yeh koochon ki raani
ye bazaar ki manchalon ki jawaani
ye bazaar ki manchalon ki jawaani
aaye haaye

ye kothhon ki mallika
yeh koochon ki raani
ye bazaar ki manchalon ki jawaani
yeh aashiq mizaajon ki
rangeen kahaani
arey sitam saari duniya pe
dhaaye huye hain
wo aaj apni mehfil mein aaye huye hain
wah wah wah
wah wah wah


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Blog Day : 4026 Post No. : 15139

“Aasmaan Mahal”(1965) was directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas for Naya Sansaar, Bombay. This “social” movie had Pithviraj, Sureskha, Nana Palsikar, Rashid Khan, Madhukar, Yunus Parwez, Mridula, Dilip Raj, Ravikant, Veerendra Raj Anand, Chandar B Kaushal, Anwar Hussain, Naseem Bano, Ishrat Sultana, Anugeeta, David, Ram singh, Murthi, M A Parkar, Irshad Panjathan, Babbanlal, Agrawal, Rani, Shibghatullah etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Aasmaan Mahal”(1965) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Vijaya Majumdar. Ali Sardar Jafri is the lyricist. Music is composed by J P Kaushik.

The song is picturised as a mushaira song, where a lady (Surekha ?) recites this shayri, seated among her sahelis while men are seated in front.

I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the actors seen in the picturisation.

I have not been able to get a few words right. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.


Song-Toone samjhi hi nahin kya hai haqeeqat meri (Aasmaan Mahal)(1965) Singer-Vijaya Majumdar, Lyrics-Ali Sardar Jafri, MD-J P Kaushik

Lyrics

toone samjhi hi nahin
kya hai haqeeqat meri
itni aasaan nahin ae dost mohabbat meri
itni aasaan nahin ae dost mohabbat meri
itni aasaan nahin

jaam o meena ke siwa aur bhi paimaane hain
jaam o meena ke siwa aur bhi paimaane hain
dard-e-dil dard-e-mohabbat hi to maikhaane hain
tu na samjha hai na samjhega shiqaayat meri
itni aasaan nahin ae dost mohabbat meri
itni aasaan nahin

khwaab daulat ke
gareebi ko dikhaane waale
aasmaanon pe mahal ?? banaanewaale
inki ?? se na bahlegi tabeeyat meri
itni aasaan nahin ae dost mohabbat meri
itni aasaan nahin

sooni saajen(?) ki tamanna hai na resham ki talaash
khaak hai khaak ye daulat ka sunehra aakaash
teri aankhon hi mein aabaad hai jannat meri
itni aasaan nahin ae dost mohabbat meri
itni aasaan nahin

kaanpte honthon pe ik harfe wafa ki khushbu
aa aa
kaanpte honthon pe ik harfe wafa ki khushbu
ik dhadakta hua dil ek chamakta aansu
yahi moti yahi heere yahi daulat meri
itni aasaan nahin ae dost mohabbat meri
itni aasaan nahin


Most mujra songs in Hindi movies are rather “light” in nature in the sense that the clients as well as the mujra performers seem to be at ease with themselves. In reality, performing mujra as well as going to kotha to watch these performances was regarded as disreputable acts.
Read more on this topic…


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