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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.

Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 31
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“ये काली काली ज़ुल्फें और गोरा गोरा चेहरा

vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

Wow and wow, what a song. Same story, same pattern – production house is obscure, film is obscure, actors not so well accepted as grade A material, music director not so well recognized as top of the line. And that is where we find some the most titillating gems of music. Under different circumstances, this song could have been top of charts. E.g. if this song was performed on screen by, say, Shammi Kapoor, well then it would have been treated as a hit, and would have found its place in the listings of timeless classics of Rafi Sb’s fun songs.

But alas, same story. Production banner is SB Films, Bombay. Music director is C Arjun. Ah yes, it is a Sheikh Mukhtar film, but the lead pair is Sujeet Kumar and Kum Kum. In all likelihood, on screen, it is Sujeet Kumar piling on epithets and superlative, one on top of the other, in his effort to serenade Kum Kum. Given the cast of actors, this seems to be the most likely scenario.

Rest of the cast includes familiar names like Jayant, Mehmood, Mukri, Helen, Neelam, Ramlal, Sheila, Mirza Musharraf, Latif etc. The lyrics are written by Qamar Jalaalabaadi. The film is directed by Harsukh Bhatt. And so, given all the demographics of this film, the distributors, the film critics and the audience decide to keep this film away from mainstream popularity, and this song away from gaining distinction.

The film makes its debut on our blog today. With a name like ‘Lamboo In Hongkong’, and a ‘Sheikh Mukhtaresque’ appeal, the film was already destined to be, well, obscure. But after listening to this song, now I am very keen to listen to the rest of the songs of this film.

It goes without saying that this is Rafi Sb at his best. The opening lines are rendered so wonderfully – no music, no rhythm, no percussion – just the voice of Rafi Sb. And if you are not aware, you will miss the fact that there is no music. That is the attractive beauty of his singing.

The manner in which he renders the punch line – “vagairah, vagairah,  vagairah“, is completely ‘paisa vasool’. And even in the rest of the lines of the song, there is such an upbeat abandon and happiness that characterizes the tone of this song. So clearly, the singer is living the emotions that the words are trying to convey. Listen and enjoy this wonderful gem of a Rafi Sb song.

Song – Ye Kaali Kaali Zulfen Aur Gora Gora Chehra (Lamboo In Hongkong) (1967) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Qamar Jalaalabaadi, MD – C Arjun

Lyrics

ye kaali kaali zulfen
aur gora gora chehra
ye khoi khoi aankhen
palkon ka ye pehra
vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

ye kaali kaali zulfen
aur gora gora chehra
ye kaali kaali zulfen
aur gora gora chehra
ye khoi khoi aankhen
palkon ka ye pehra
vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

bijli mein shokhi hai lekin
shaan nahin hai
phoolon mein rangat hai lekin
jaan nahin hai
jaan nahin hai
ye mehka mehka jalwa
sunehra ji sunehra
ye mehka mehka jalwa
sunehra ji sunehra
ye khoi khoi aankhen
palkon ka ye pehra
vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

hai nadiya ki chaal se achhi
chaal tumhaari
ghaayal karti dil waalon ko
surat pyaari
surat pyaari
ye jhuki jhuki nazren
ye nasha gehra gehra
ye jhuki jhuki nazren
ye nasha gehra gehra
ye khoi khoi aankhen
palkon ka ye pehra
vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

o mehbooba
is duniya mein
laakh haseen hain
ek se badh ke
ek yahaan par
maahjabeen hain
maahjabeen hain
ye dil tha sehzaada
tumhin pe ja ke thehra
ye dil tha sehzaada
tumhin pe ja ke thehra
ye khoi khoi aankhen
palkon ka ye pehra
vagairah
vagairah
vagairah

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये काली काली ज़ुल्फें
और गोरा गोरा चेहरा
ये खोई खोई आँखें
पलकों का ये पहरा
वगैरह
वगैरह
वगैरह

ये काली काली ज़ुल्फें
और गोरा गोरा चेहरा
ये काली काली ज़ुल्फें
और गोरा गोरा चेहरा
ये खोई खोई आँखें
पलकों का ये पहरा
वगैरह
वगैरह
वगैरह

बिजली में शोख़ी है लेकिन
शान नहीं है
फूलों में रंगत है लेकिन
जान नहीं है
जान नहीं है
ये महका महका जलवा
सुनहरा जी सुनहरा
ये महका महका जलवा
सुनहरा जी सुनहरा
ये खोई खोई आँखें
पलकों का ये पहरा
वगैरह
वगैरह
वगैरह

है नदिया की चाल से अच्छी
चाल तुम्हारी
घायल करती दिलवालों को
सूरत प्यारी
सूरत प्यारी
ये झुकी झुकी नज़रें
ये नशा गहरा गहरा
ये झुकी झुकी नज़रें
ये नशा गहरा गहरा
ये खोई खोई आँखें
पलकों का ये पहरा
वगैरह
वगैरह
वगैरह

ओ महबूबा
इस दुनिया में
लाख हसीं हैं
एक से बढ़ के
एक यहाँ पर
माहजबीं हैं
माहजबीं हैं
ये दिल था शहज़ादा
तुम्हीं पे जा के ठहरा
ये दिल था शहज़ादा
तुम्हीं पे जा के ठहरा
ये खोई खोई आँखें
पलकों का ये पहरा
वगैरह
वगैरह
वगैरह


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.

One of the more easily recognizable figures on the Hindi film screen. There are two hallmark identifications, with which we can easily pick out Asit Sen (the actor). The first one is his size. It is remarkable that he maintained his figure through the entirety of his career. One can see him in his earliest appearances in films like ‘Do Bigha Zameen’, playing the role of a seller of sweets and savories, and then also see him in films after three decades – ‘Mera Karam Mera Dharam’ (1987), playing the role of school headmaster. There is no change in his physique. For the number of years one sees him on screen in the same physical dimensions, the thought almost comes into the mind – maybe this is how he was born.🙂
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“Shaan e Haatim”(1958) was a produced by Moghabhai Desai and directed by Nanubhai Vakil for Desai Films, Bombay. The movie had Chitra, Daljit, Mehmood, Naazi, Hiralal, Tuntun, Meena, Sushil Kumar, Kanchanmala, Kesri, Wazeer Muhammad Khan, Sadiq, Anwari, Burhan, Savitri, Shashimala etc in it.
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“Mr Lambu”(1956) was produced by Sheikh Mukhtar and directed by N A Ansari. The movie had Sheikh Mukhtar, Suraiyya, Vijaylaxmi, N A Ansari, Kamaljeet, Meera Devi, Minu Mumtaz, Helen, Bhagwan, Umar Daraj, Kamal Mohan, Jagdish Kamal, Uma Devi, Uma Dutt, Akkan, T N Charlie, Amina, S T Hussaini, Fazal Kareem, Vimal Kapoor, Ranjana Kumari, Robert Armstrong etc in it with Harish in guest appearance.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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’s song is from film Durgapooja-54, a Mythological film. It is a lovely duet of Rafi and Asha Bhonsle. Looks like, songs of C.Ramchandra and songs from religious films will not leave me alone in my life !
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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.

Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 30
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“मैंने सौ बार ख़यालों में बनाए खाके

jo baat tujh mein hai
teri tasveer mein nahin. . .

It would be an interesting exercise, to do a series of songs, wherein one song is introduced through another song. So many times it happens, a song starts to play, and the mind automatically thinks of another song that expresses similar emotions. I am sure we will be able to list numerous such pairs. There is after all, only so many emotions that the human mind plays with. It is the poet’s mind that will express the same thought in a huge variety of combinations of words.
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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.

Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 29
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“भूला हुआ फसाना हमको ना था सुनाना

As I continue to search for songs for this series, I continue to keep getting surprises. I keep uncovering uncommonly wonderful gems that either I have not heard before, or keep bumping into songs that are memories from long ago, but not heard for a long time. Today’s song is one that I am encountering for the first time. Searching for a good song starting with today’s alphabet, as I was trawling through the folders of Rafi Sb songs on my hard disk, I found this gem a few days ago. A gem that I had not heard before. The year is 1966. This song should have been in memory banks from radio listening days. But no, I do not recall having heard it before.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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’s song is from the film Hamara Hindustan-50, made and directed by a German-Paul Zils. The film is making its debut, so not much will be known about this German- Paul Zils.
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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.

Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 28
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बहारों ने छेड़ा खुशी का तराना

The antecedents of this song are somewhat peculiar. As per available information, this song is listed in the Geet Kosh for the film ‘Aansoo’, an unreleased film from 1970s. Also, as I checked for online availability, I find that this song is posted for the film ‘Majboori’, that is listed for the year 1986. I went back and double checked other songs which are listed in the Geet Kosh for the unreleased film ‘Aansoo’, and sure enough, the songs listed in Geet Kosh figure in the film ‘Majboori’. The most likely scenario is that the film was started sometimes in the 1970s, with the title ‘Aansoo’, and the songs were created and released under that film name. The film would have been delayed inordinately, and finally found its release almost a decade later in 1986, albeit under a different title – ‘Majboori’.
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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.

Mohammed Rafi – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 27
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‘फ’

“फुर्र से उड़ जाती थी बुलबुल”

Although he lacked the finesse and comeliness of Shammi Kapoor, yet Jeetendra did acquire the epithet of ‘Jumping Jack’ of Hindi cinema. The film was ‘Farz’ from 1967. White shoes till then, were typically a trademark of either Rajkumar, or of the villain bosses like NK Ansari etc. In ‘Farz’, Jeetendra donned these white shoes for the song “Mast Bahaaron Ka Main Aashiq”. The image captured the imagination and clicked with the audiences. And then of course, followed a string of films with songs by Jeetendra presented with the same vigor and similar mannerisms. The ‘Jumping Jack’ epithet quite stuck on now.
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