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Blog Day : 3879 Post No. : 14902

Mohammed Rafi : The Incomparable (II) – Song No. 08
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While I was writing the previous post of this series few days ago, I was maybe suffering from lack of motivation.  So I could not be very expressive and just tried to put together some random thoughts and to start the series again.

Today I am glad that somehow this series has begun again. Simply because I have spent this week in sharing with all those around me with some musical sense, a link I found on YouTube.  Sharing it because that is the only thing I could do short of shouting on rooftops that look what I have found.

Years ago I was a regular visitor http://www.mohdrafi.com.  I was just visiting and reading the various articles that were posted and sometimes making some comments.  Overtime that passivity was a bit tedious and the writings and articles there felt repetitive and somewhat amateurish.  It never inspired any inclination to be more active, though it is a very good site dedicated to the memory of Rafi Sb and full of information about him.

While being a Rafi fan myself, I have often wondered how can people be so over the top in praise and eulogies of some mortals, so as to call him God, Farishta and what not.  The fans of Rafi Sb are so so much – deewane and parwaane on him as if these words were coined for them only, if the readers know what I mean.

Whatsapp university tells me that a human mind can store or process 1 million billion bits of data in a lifetime.  In this same humble brain there are various tidbits of information stored by me too, some which has come to fore during this momentous week.  I have remembered that during the 70’s Rafi Sb used to go on a lot overseas tours to do stage shows.  And years ago I had/heard an audio cassette of one of these shows.  With the advent of YouTube the things and all type of rare and songs and videos became accessible.  Now I remember myself searching for the video clips of stage shows by Mohammed Rafi Sb.  And I found and saw small clips of these shows.  But I had not found any longish recording links of complete stage shows.  Over the years I stopped looking for those.  I can’t recall now when was the last time I really looked for this lost treasure.  I had may be subconsciously given up on ever finding any such thing. It was as if I had convinced myself that they don’t exist.

So It was while just browsing for more inspiring songs by Rafi Sb in the labyrinth of YouTube, I found this video recording of Rafi Sb’s live concert of 1979 at Montreal, Canada.  I was dumb founded that something like this has existed for the last 38 years without being uploaded anywhere and it has surfaced in July 2018.  It was a heaven sent gift for me and it has triggered all sort of memories of all that was there in the deep recess of my mind.  At first I really thought it just cannot be, a video recording of such significance being uploaded now, it was too good to be true.  It is of 1.15 hours.  Here is the link – Mohammed Rafi Live Concert Video – Montreal 1979

As I said above I just couldn’t believe that finally I am seeing something like this.  This is the first time something so comprehensive video is uploaded on the net.  It was a year before the end of the true Golden era of Hindi film music.  And how the maestro is performing, it is to be seen and heard to be believed.  And the singing gets better and better as song after song are getting rendered from his soul.  I have asked this question to many people I have shared the video with, that what do they think that he is singing from his throat, mouth or heart?  Some say that the throw of voice is phenomenal and someone said that this is just not possible to be so much more than the original soundtrack in live performance.

What can one say?  As some of the comments are surmising that “hamaari auqaat nahi hai ke Rafi sahaab ke baare mein kuch keh saken“.  What we can do is just listen to this incredible performance and thank the uploader of this best of the best generosity on his part.  This is a boon to Rafi fans like me 39 year after the event.  But one thing it creates is a hunger for more such recordings, which have started surfacing now.  Let us hope and pray the other such treasures are safe somewhere in the world and will surface in due course, in our lifetime.  I am truly humbled by the good fortune of being able to experience something like this.

Naushad Sb had this to say about Rafi Sb “aaj mausiqui ko tujh pe naaz hai“.  This has made me see that all this highest of high praises were showered on him by various peers and contemporaries were really heartfelt and never were they too much.  I rather think they felt speechless when contemplating what to say about Rafi Sb and took a short cut and called him God of music.

Someone has commented that Rafi Sb does not need the award of ‘Bharat Ratna’ rather the award needs Rafi Sb to mean something.  Not intending to be political, I can but agree with this.  More so with the history and the civilisation from which such a sur samraat has emerged.  Something else I have understood with this ethereal experience is that those who can deny the truth in the statement that “Rafi ko nahi suna to kya suna?” could do so because of their ignorance of the subject matter.

Today I am presenting a rare song by Rafi Sb from the film ‘Duniya Hai Dilwaalon Ki’ (1966).  Music is by Jimmy (aka James Singh) and the lyricist of this qawwali is Anjum Jaipuri.  As can be expected it is a delightful qawwali containing a repertoire of mumbaiyya terminology.  They could have used this one in ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’ series too.

And there is the ‘whistle sound’ in the middle of singing.  Rafi Sb has done this in the live concert too, i.e. whistled in the middle of the Punjabi song and then continued to sing in the same breath.  Unbelievable, that the microphone is able to capture the bass and the echo in the words that are falling from the mouth like precious jewels in a free fall in a hall full of people watching.  Yes there is that ‘goonj‘ in the words as they are resonating from the mike, and the sound of the end of the earlier word still can be head even as he starts the next word.  This is the only explanation of the sound of the word already sung and the start of the next word at the same time.  May be this happened with others also, I don’t know.

The simplicity, humbleness of the person while acknowledging the applause.  The only concession to any showmanship on Rafi Sb’s part is the formal attire, which has to be more as a form of respect for the audience than anything else.  His God gifted ability is there for all to see.  I can empathise with the people who were part of the recording studio set up, witnessing the phenomenal singing day in and day out for all those years, for being in so much in awe of the personality so as to call him God.

Anyways , all we can do is listen and try not to faint with the awesomeness of it all.  And thank the Almighty God for blessing us with this gift just as he blessed Rafi Sb.


Song – Ye To Qismat Hai, Meri Jaan Varna (Duniya Ha Dilwaalon Ki) (1966) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Anjum Jaipuri, MD – Jimmy
Chorus
Unidentified Male Voice

Lyrics

koyi kuchh bhi kahe pyaare
magar yeh baat pakki hai..ea..eaaaaaaa
yahaan aata hai wo jis per
koyi ilzaam hotaa hai 
haa aaan 
sabab koyi..ee..eeee
na koyi thhaa 
jo yun khinch kar
chale..ea aaye

yeh to qismat hai 
meri jaan varnaa
kaun apni khushi se aaye yahaan
daane daane pe
naam hota hai
wo hi daane hamen le aaye yahaan
yeh to qismat hai 
meri jaan varnaa
kaun apni khushi se aaye yahaan
daane daane pe
naam hota hai
wo hi daane hamen le aaye yahaan
yeh to qismat hai
meri jaan 

yaar apna ik imaamudeen thha
manchala thha aur bahot shauqeen thhaa
haan aaan
saathh choupaati gaye ham ghoomne
arey husnwaalon par lagaa woh jhoomne
to phir
kabhi ladki ko yoon bulaata thha
dheere dheere seeti bajaata thha
(whistle sound)
dheere dheere seeti bajaata thha
ganga jamuna ke gaane gaata thha
raj ki tarha muskuraata thha
ek ladki jo zaraa…
ek ladki jo zara jaadi thhi
pehne huey wo kaali saadi thhi
us ki aankhon mein deep jalte thhe
dekhnewaale aankhen malte thhe
raat soyee thhi us ke baalon mein
chaand hansta thha gore gaalon mein
aayi shaamat usey salaam kiyaa
us ne chappal se apni kaam liyaa
haan aaan
chhed khaani ka mazaa mehenga pada
aur ham ko pyaare
jail mein aana pada
ho ho hoo
yeh to qismat hai 
meri jaan varnaa
kaun apni khushi se aaye yahaan
daane daane pe
naam hota hai
wo hi daane hamen le aaye yahaan
yeh to qismat hai 
meri jaan 

dhoka diya naseeb ne
ban kar bigad gayaa
haay haay hai
arey kadke ki jeb mein
jo mera haath pad gaya
to phir
khol ke dekha paakit khaali thha
paakit wala bhi khud sawaali thha
band kaaghaz mein dil ki tehreeren
husnwaalon ki chand tasweeren
apni qismat ke rang aise thhe
ek sigret thhi chaar paise thhe
chaar paison mein guzar kab hotee
husnwaalon ki nazar kab hotee
inhen daulat se pyaar hota hai
in ki balaa ke koi rota hai
aaya gussa to paakit phaink diya
paakit waale ne mujh ko dekh liya..aa
haan aan
bhaagnaa chahaa magar main gir pada
jaise uttha muhn pe ek thappad padaa
haan aan 
apne peshe se huyi nafrat mujhe 
jail mein karni padi kasrat mujhe
ho ho 
yeh to qismat hai 
meri jaan varnaa
kaun apni khushi se aaye yahaan
daane daane pe
naam hota hai
wo hi daane hamen le aaye yahaan
yeh to qismat hai
meri jaan 

aa aaa aaaa aaaa
aa aaaa aaa
haan aan
baap zinda thha
bohat aaraam thha
ghar mein apna ramchander naam thha
aur ab
hamen ab ramu dada kehte hain
chaal mein gangu ki hum rehte hain
tezi mandi ka dhanda hota thha
apni masti mein banda sota thha
yun hi phokat mein kaam chalta thha
kaale ghode tak naam chaltaa thha
dil mein chaahat thhi badi sehre ki
aane waali thhi ghadi sehre ki ee
haan aan 
maa qasam apna yeh dil kaala nahin 
doston ki baat ko talaa nahin
haan aan
laaye ismuggling ka sona chaal mein
raamchander ko phasaaya jaal mein

haa..aan
o yeh to qismat hai 
meri jaan varnaa
kaun apni khushi se aaye yahaan
yeh to qismat hai 
meri jaan varnaa
kaun apni khushi se aaye yahaan
daane daane pe
naam hota hai
wo hi daane hamen le aaye yahaan
yeh to qismat hai 
meri jaan 

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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कोई कुछ भी कहे प्यारे
मगर ये बात पक्की है॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
यहाँ आता है वो जिस पर
कोई इल्ज़ाम होता है
हाँ॰॰आं
सबब कोई॰॰ई॰॰ई
ना कोई था
जो यूं खिच कर
चले आए

ये तो किस्मत है
मेरी जाँ वरना
कौन अपनी खुशी से आए यहाँ
दाने दाने पे
नाम होता है
वो ही दाने हमें ले आए यहाँ
ये तो किस्मत है
मेरी जाँ वरना
कौन अपनी खुशी से आए यहाँ
दाने दाने पे
नाम होता है
वो ही दाने हमें ले आए यहाँ
ये तो किस्मत है
मेरी जाँ

यार अपना इक इमामुद्दीन था
मनचला और बहोत शौकीन था
हाँ॰॰आं
साथ चौपाटी गए हम घूमने
अरे हुस्न्वालोन पर लगा वो झूमने
तो फिर
कभी लड़की को यूं बुलाता था
धीरे धीरे सीटी बजाता था
(सिटी का स्वर)
धीरे धीरे सीटी बजाता था
गंगा जमुना के गाने गाता था
राज की तरह मुसकुराता था
एक लड़की जो ज़रा॰॰॰
एक लड़की जो ज़रा जाड़ी थी
पहने हुए वो काली साड़ी थी
उसकी आँखों में दीप जलते थे
देखनेवाले आँखें मलते थे
रात सोई थी उसके बालों में
चाँद हँसता था गोरे गालों में
आई शामत उसे सलाम किया
उसने चप्पल से अपनी काम लिया
हाँ॰॰आं
छेड़खानी का मज़ा महंगा पड़ा
और हम को प्यारे
जेल में आना पड़ा
हो हो हो॰॰ओ
ये तो किस्मत है
मेरी जाँ वरना
कौन अपनी खुशी से आए यहाँ
दाने दाने पे
नाम होता है
वो ही दाने हमें ले आए यहाँ
ये तो किस्मत है
मेरी जाँ

धोखा दिया नसीब ने
बन कर बिगड़ गया
हाय हाय हाय
अरे कड़के की जेब में
जो मेरा हाथ पड़ गया
तो फिर
खोल के देखा पाकिट खाली था
पाकिट वाला भी खुद सवाली था
बंद काग़ज़ में दिल की तहरीरें
हुस्न्वालोन की चंद तस्वीरें
अपनी किस्मत के रंग ऐसे थे
इक सिगरेट थी चार पैसे थे
चार पैसों में गुज़र कब होती
हुस्नवालों की नज़र कब होती
इन्हें दौलत से प्यार होता है
इनकी बला से कोई रोता है
आया गुस्सा तो पाकिट फेंक दिया
पाकिट वाले ने मुझे देख लिया॰॰आ
हाँ॰॰आं
भागना चाहा मगर मैं गिर पड़ा
जैसे उठा मुंह पे एक थप्पड़ पड़ा
हाँ॰॰आं
अपनी पेशे से हुई नफरत मुझे
जेल में करनी पड़ी कसरत मुझे
हो हो
ये तो किस्मत है
मेरी जाँ वरना
कौन अपनी खुशी से आए यहाँ
दाने दाने पे
नाम होता है
वो ही दाने हमें ले आए यहाँ
ये तो किस्मत है
मेरी जाँ

आ आs आss आss
आ आss आs
हाँ॰॰आं
बाप ज़िंदा था
बोहत आराम था
घर में अपना रामचंदर नाम था
और अब
हमें अब रामू दादा कहते हैं
चाल में गंगू की हम रहते हैं
तेज़ी मंडी का धंधा होता था
अपनी मस्ती में बंदा सोता था
यूं ही फोकट में काम चलता था
काले घोड़े तक नाम चलता था
दिल में चाहत थी बड़ी सेहरे की
आने वाली थी घड़ी सेहरे की॰॰ई
हाँ॰॰आं
माँ कसम अपना दिल काला नहीं
दोस्तों की बात को टाला नहीं
हाँ॰॰आं
लाये इस्मग्लिंग का सोना चाल में
रामचंदर को फसाया जाल में

हाँ॰॰आं
ये तो किस्मत है
मेरी जाँ वरना
कौन अपनी खुशी से आए यहाँ
ये तो किस्मत है
मेरी जाँ वरना
कौन अपनी खुशी से आए यहाँ
दाने दाने पे
नाम होता है
वो ही दाने हमें ले आए यहाँ
ये तो किस्मत है
मेरी जाँ

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Blog Day : 3793 Post No. : 14779

“Khan Dost”(1976) was directed by Dulal Guha for Ramayan Chitra Mandir, Bombay. The movie had Raj Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Mithu Mukherji (new discovery), Satyen Kappu, Sulochana, Asit Sen, Jagdish Raj, Maruti, Prakash, Shekhar Purohit, Rajan Haksar, Duggal, Saminder Pande, Chandulal, Rajrani, Amar Sen, Sameer, Baby Lubna etc, with special appearances by Subhash Ghai, Jagdeep, Sundar, Leela Mishra and Yogita Bali.

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

Here is the second song from “Khan Dost”(1976) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Manna Dey. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

The song is picturised as a poignant song on Shatrughan Sinha who plays a prisoner and who is seen looking back at his wasted life with regret in this picturisation. The pictorisation also shows Satyen Kappu playing a jailor and Raj Kapoor playing his subordinate.

Incidentally, Hindi movie jails look like a police station where a prisoner is seen kept behind bars in a small room. That is because Hindi moviemakers cannot differentiate between a police station and a jail. 🙂

Audio

Video

Song-Meri zindagi tujhpe roye (Khan Dost)(1976) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

meri zindagi mujhpe roye ae
roye

meri zindagi mujhpe roye ae
roye
meri zindagi mujhpe roye ae
roye
main kaam kisi ke na aa saka
main kaam kisi ke na aa saka
main pyaar kisi ka na pa saka
koi aise umr na khoye
meri zindagi mujhpe roye ae
roye

jo karz liya hai saanson ka
wo karz chuka na paaya
jo karz liya hai saanson ka
wo karz chuka na paaya
baaqi hi raha har karz mera
koi farz nibha na paaya
ab waqt kahaan kuchh kar sakoon
ab waqt kahaan kuchh kar sakoon
koi zakhm kisi ka bhar sakoon
ab pachhtaaye kya hoye
meri zindagi mujhpe roye ae
roye

kuchh bhi na kamaaya jeevan mein
maine sab kuchh hi ganvaaya
kuchh bhi na kamaaya jeevan mein
maine sab kuchh hi ganvaaya
jisne dikhlaai duniya mujhe
us maa ka dil bhi dukhaaya
jis pe hon gunaahon ke saaye
jis pe hon gunaahon ke saaye
wo chain kahaan se paaye
dariya bhi ye daag na dhoye
meri zindagi mujhpe roye ae
roye
main kaam kisi ke na aa saka
main pyaar kisi ka na pa saka
koi aise umr na khoye
meri zindagi mujhpe roye ae
roye
roye


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Shareef Badmaash”(1973) was produced by Dev Anand and directed by Raj Khosla for Navketan, Bombay. The movie had Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Ajit, Jeevan, Helen, Bhagwan, Sapru,Trilok Kapoor, Sudhir, Capt.Man Mohan, Sham Kumar,Mridula, Manmohan(Guest),Late Rashid Khan, Hercules, Uma Dutt, Ved Puri, Shah Agha, Minal Mehta, MackMohan, Sudarshan Sethi, Dhanna, Gurbachan Singh, Janki Dass, Viju Khote, Kirti Kumar, Dilip Dutt, Nawab, Birbal etc in it.
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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.

All numbers are unique unto themselves – inasmuch as each number has its own claim to fame just by being what it is. And but for the imagination and fancies applied by our minds, which at times picks on certain characteristics and binds some special stature to some of them, all these numbers would be as interesting, or for that matter disinteresting, as any other number. Let me quote the instance of a number that has now become famous as the ‘Hardy – Ramanujan Number’. This anecdote is attributed to a conversation in or about 1919 (wow, ninety seven years ago), that happened in London. Indian mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan, who was based in London for some time, was ill and confined to his bed at his residence. His friend, Godfrey Hardy, another mathematician (who had invited and arranged for Ramanujan’s travel etc. to London), came visiting him. The initial conversation was about Hardy’s journey to see Ramanujan. He mentioned off hand that the number of the taxicab in which he had travelled, was 1729 – for all intents a most uninteresting and boring number. To this comment, Ramanujan replied that ‘1729’ was a very special number. In fact it is the smallest number that can be represented as the sum of two cubes, in two different ways. (I am avoiding the calculation details; interested readers can google this for more details).
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