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Blog Day : 3817 Post No. : 14815

Rajesh Khanna – The Phenomenon – 5
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Welcome to today’s post (albeit one day late) under this series. Today’s post under this series is coming after a long gap of almost two years, though in between I had written two articles on Rajesh Khanna’s anniversaries.

29th December 2018 is the 76th birth anniversary of Rajesh Khanna (29.12.1942-18.07.2012).

In the previous article under this series we had a song from the ‘1978 movie ‘Chakravyuh’ and today we move forward to the year ‘1979’ …

I had mentioned it earlier and our Atul ji has also been writing this that by ‘mid-seventies’ the Rajesh Khanna magic started declining and his ‘golden period’ was almost over.

Why I am writing ‘almost over’ was because though his movies were failing at the ‘box-office’ they were still coming and he was seen in doing many different types of roles.

The difference was that his movies were not getting commercial success or they do not generate the same hysteria as his movies had been from ‘1969 to 1975’ or we can say from the period of ‘Aradhana’ to ‘Prem Kahaani’.

In ‘1976’ we had his much awaited and talked about movie ‘Mehboobaa’ directed by Kaka’s favorite director Shakti Samanta and the ‘team’ of RD-Anand Bakshi-Kishore together though creating the magical ‘mere naina saawan bhaadon’, ‘parbat ke peechhe’, etc it was not successful at the ‘box-office’.

In ‘1977’ Kaka had a ‘hit’ in ‘Chhaila Baabu’. And the critically acclaimed ‘Palkon Ki Chhaaon Mein’…

‘1978’ again was not seen as good for him though his performances in ‘Chakravyuha’ and ‘Naukari’ were appreciated by the critics.

If we go through the filmography of Rajesh Khanna for these years i.e. 1976 to 1979, we can see his seeking different roles like and some of them like a ‘common man’ or ‘man next door’ viz. in ‘Mahaachor’, ‘Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein-1977’ (where he played a ‘postman’), ‘Chakravyuha-1978’, ‘Bhola-Bhala-1978’- an insurance agent (another role is of a ‘dacoit),

Then we can just see the range of directors he was working with for example if we talk of his ‘lean period’ or I can say those years where he was still a ‘under current’ existing strongly and waiting to hit on the ‘top’ again;

He had movies with directors like B.R. Chopra, Basu Chatterjee, Hrishikesh Mukherji, Narinder Bedi, Ramanand Sagar, Mehmood, Joy Mukherji, Omprakash and his favorite Shakti Samant.

Year Passed by Censor on Movie Director
1976 19.07.1976 Mehboobaa Shakti Samant
1976 * 29.07.1976 * Tyaag Deendayal Sharma
1976 16.10.1976 Mahaachor Narinder Bedi
1976 04.12.1976 Bandalbaaz Shammi Kapoor
1977 31.01.1977 Anurodh Shakti Samant
1977 20.04.1977 Chhaila Babu Joy Mukherji
1977 27.04.1977 Karm B.R. Chopra
1977 16.06.1977 Chalta Purza Bhappi Sonie
1977 18.11.1977 Aashiq Hoon Bahaaron Ka J. Omprakash
1977 04.11.1977 Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein Meraj
1978 25.04.1978 Bholaa Bhaalaa Satpal
1978 02.06.1978 Naukari Hrishikesh Mukherjee
1978 22.07.1978 Chakravyuha Basu Chatterjee
1978 26.12.1978 Prem Bandhan Ramanand Sagar
1979 10.01.1979 Jantaa Hawaldaar Mehmood
1979 18.04.1979 Amar Deep K. Vijayan and R. Krishnamurti

(* I have not included his movies with ‘Special Appearance’ like ‘Tinku’, ‘Hatyaara’, ‘Naya Bakraa’ etc in above list and corrected myself by including ‘Prem Bandhan’ for ‘1978’ which I missed to include in my previous article 😊)

And if we include ‘awards’ in our discussion he was nominated for the Best Actor Award by BFJA (Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards) for ‘Mehboobaa’, ‘Anurodh’, ‘Chakravyuha’, and ‘Amar Deep’ during this period.

He won the ‘All India Critics Association Award’ for ‘Best Actor’ for the movie ‘Chhaila Babu-1977’.

At the ‘Filmfare’ awards he was nominated in ‘Best Actor’ category for the movie ‘Amar Deep-1979’ (and this nomination for him at ‘Filmfare’ came after 1974 when he was nominated for the ‘Best Actor’ award for ‘Prem Nagar-1974’).

(for that matter sometimes, I think that he was loved very much by ‘Bengal’ and they loved him the most. I have a personal experience related to this, which I intend to share in my future articles under this series).

In my previous posts I start giving the details of the movies of Rajesh Khanna in that particular year of the song I was presenting therewith. And so, in the last two posts where we discussed the songs of Rajesh Khanna movies of 1977 and 1978, I am presenting today’s post with a song of a movie released in 1979.

His movie list of 1979 is as given below;

SNo Movie Year Passed by Censor Board
01 Jantaa Hawaldaar 1979 10.01.1979
02 Nayaa Bakraa 1979 16.02.1979*
03 Amardeep 1979 18.04.1979
04 Muqaabalaa 1979 14.09.1979*

(*special appearance)

(So, that is one change that I have made in my ‘presentation’ of the posts in this series. And, while I find it interesting, I am sure that readers will also enjoy this.)

Because, in this journey we have started from the years where Rajesh Khanna’s golden period was over and his movies in row were getting flopped at the box-office and he was ‘trying hard’ to get over to the ‘top’ again.

And though his movies, acting wise some the best of his career, had miserable failures at the box office his fans were still there and while Kaka was ‘as always’ in his heart saying to them ‘is kadar itnaa tumhe ham pyaar kartein hain’, his fans were waiting and more fans were waiting, to welcome him back again with ‘tum nahin jaanoge, tum nahin maanoge ‘kis kadar kitnaa’ tumhe ham pyaar kartein hain’ …

With this movie ‘Amar Deep-1979’ we move to the ‘eighties’ where Kaka’s style and mannerisms hit the screens again and Rajesh Khanna days were back again reaching to its heights (in terms of number of his number of movies in a single year) …


‘Amar Deep-1979’ was directed by K. Vijayan and R. Krishnamurti for ‘Sujatha International, Madras’. Presented by K. Balaje.

It had Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Mehra, Shabana Azmi, Deven Verma, A.K. Hangal, Roopesh Kumar, Bindu and others. Ashok Kumar had a special appearance in the movie while Mithun Chakravarty had a ‘guest appearance’ in this movie. This movie introduced actress Deepa (from South).

Dialogues of this movie were written by Ali Raza, and Prem Kapoor was the dialogue director. Editing for this movie was done by B. Kandaswamy.

Music of this movie was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. This movie had four songs written by Anand Bakshi. Anuradha Paudwal, Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar had given their voices to these songs.

Rafi Saab had sung a song (few lines) which appears at the end of the movie and had already been posted on the blog here.

In the very beginning of the titles of the movie ‘sincere thanks’ have been expressed to Kaifi Azmi and Rafi Saab, so I guess that these lines were written by Kaifi Azmi.

HFGK Vol-V does not mention this song in the list of songs of this movie. (However, I would request editors to correct the number of songs of this movie to ‘five’ on the blog, with the today’s song it will be (3/5))

One other song from this movie ‘koi na tere pehle thhi’ was posted earlier on the blog in 2013.

I get to watch this movie after Rajesh Khanna’s sad demise in 2012 on a TV Channel.

Let us now enjoy today’s song. The song is picturised on Rajesh Khanna and Shabana Azmi.



Song-Tum nahin maanoge (Amardeep)(1979) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Anuradha Paudwal, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal


Tum nahin maanoge
Tum nahin jaanoge
Iss kadar itnaa tumhe
Ham pyaar kartein hain
Zindagi hai tumse
Har khushi hai tumse
Hum tumhaare saamne iqraar kartey hain
Tum nahin maanoge
tum nahin jaanoge
Kiss kadar kitna tumhen hum pyaar kartein hain
Aankh jhuk jaati hai
saans ruk jaati hai
Jab kabhi hum pyaar ka ijhaar kartey hain
Tum nahin maanoge

Arey tum nahin jaanoge ae

Har ik din ahaa milan ka din
Har ik din ahaa milan ka din
Har ik raat milan ki raat

Ab tumse kahen kaise
Lab pe jo ruki hai baat
Hum kahaan us baat se inkaar karte hain
Kiss kadar kitna tumhe hum pyaar kartein hain
Tum nahin maanoge ae

Tum nahin jaanoge ae

Rut badli samaa badlaa aa aa
Rut badli samaa badlaa
Lehraaya naya mausam
Aise mein kaho tum to
Kaanon mein kahen kuchh hum

Jo kaho manzoor hum sarkaar kartey hain
Ham tumhaare saamne iqraar kartey hain
Tum nahin manaoge
Tum nahin jaanoge

Jhaanko to mere dil mein
Samjho kya kahaani hai

Ye apni mohabbat ki
Badi pyaari nishaani hai
Oon oon oon oon oon oon oon
Ye apni mohabbat ki
Badi pyaari nishaani hai
Dillagi kya yoon sarey bazaar karte hain
Are iss kadar itna tumhe hum pyaar kartein hain
Tum nahin maanoge
Tum nahin jaanoge
Kiss kadar kitnaa tumhe hum pyaar kartey hain

Iss kadar itnaa tumhe hum pyaar kartein hain
Tum nahin maanoge
Tum nahin jaanoge

Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
तुम नहीं मानोगे
तुम नहीं जानोगे
इस कदर इतना तुम्हे
हम प्यार करतें हैं
ज़िन्दगी है तुमसे
हर ख़ुशी हैं तुमसे
हम तुम्हारे सामने इकरार करते हैं
तुम नहीं मानोगे
तुम नहीं जानोगे
किस कदर कितना तुम्हे हम प्यार करतें हैं
आँख झुक जाती हैं
साँस रुक जाती हैं
जब कभी हम प्यार का इजहार करते हैं
तुम नहीं मानोगे

अरे तुम नहीं जानोगे ए

हर एक दिन अहा मिलन का दिन
हर एक दिन अहा मिलन का दिन
हर एक रात मिलन की रात

अब तुमसे कहें कैसे
लब पे जो रुकी हैं बात
हम कहाँ उस बात से इनकार करतें हैं
किस कदर कितना तुम्हे हम प्यार करतें हैं
तुम नहीं मानोगे

तुम नहीं जानोगे

रुत बदली समा बदला आ आ
लहराया नया मौसम
ऐसे में कहो तुम तो
कानों में कहें कुछ हम

जो कहो मंज़ूर हम सरकार करते हैं
हम तुम्हारे सामने इकरार करते हैं
तुम नहीं मानोगे
तुम नहीं जानोगे

झांको तो मेरे दिल में
समझो क्या कहानी है

ये अपनी मोहब्बत की
बड़ी प्यारी निशानी है
ऊँ ऊँ ऊँ ऊँ ऊँ ऊँ ऊँ
ये अपनी मोहब्बत की
बड़ी प्यारी निशानी है
दिल्लगी क्या यूं सरे बाज़ार करतें हैं
अरे इस कदर इतना तुम्हे हम प्यार करतें हैं
तुम नहीं मानोगे
तुम नहीं जानोगे
किस कदर कितना तुम्हे हम प्यार करतें हैं

इस कदर इतना तुम्हे हम प्यार करतें हैं
तुम नहीं मानोगे
तुम नहीं जानोगे

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Blog Day : 3665 Post No. : 14535

Here is that day again.

Yes, it is the 31st of July (2018) today – which for HFM lovers, wherever they are in the world, signifies just one thing.

The death anniversary of Mohammad Rafi – respectfully referred to as Rafisaab, by one and all.

I am sure there will be events around the country to solemnly mark the occasion. Why just in the country, probably even across the world, considering how distributed India’s diaspora around the world is.

Millions of people will be remembering today as Rafisaab’s Remembrance Day – a term we also often use on this blog.

Truth is, at least for me (and I’m sure it’s true for many), every single day of the year is Rafisaab’s Remembrance Day. For there isn’t a single day in the year that I do not remember Rafisaab in some way or the other. It is usually in the form of a song I’m listening to – or sometimes singing (thankfully only to myself). 🙂

Of course, the 31st of July adds a huge extra layer of remembrance because it brings with it a sense of loss. Although it is 38 years now, this sense of loss remains. And for me, it will remain all my life.

As I sit to write this post, I’m not sure what I should write about Rafisaab that I haven’t already written here.

The thing is, I’ve written a lot about Rafisaab here. My posts here might be relatively infrequent now but I make it a point to always write a post on Rafisaab’s birth and death anniversaries. These are two dates I never miss. It is just my very small way of paying tribute to Rafisaab, and thanking him for enriching my life in a way, and to an extent, that I just cannot describe.

And I’d like to think, he is up there, smiling as always, reading these tributes.

There isn’t much I can think of writing now that I haven’t already written before. And although I don’t mind repeating myself, I don’t want to bore the readers. Having said that, I never tire of repeatedly watching the same tributes to Rafisaab on youtube. I’ve listened to Jeetendra’s story of Deedaar-e-Yaar multiple times, SP Balasubramaniam’s story about “deewaana hua baadal” multiple times. 🙂 And each time, it feels good to listen to it.

But that’s different from my repeating stories, that too in text, not video. Besides, they speak about their personal experiences involving interaction with Rafisaab – mine are just my personal thoughts.

So I will refrain from repeating myself.

One thing I will say – I’ve often felt lucky that Rafisaab’s era was before mine. Imagine somebody living in the 1920s/30s and passing away before 1947. He or she would never have had the opportunity of listening to Rafisaab. Of course there were greats even then – like Saigal saab and Pankaj Mallick, but we now have the good fortune of being able to listen to them AND to Rafisaab, Talat Mahmood, Lataji and others.

Future generations will have even more music available to them, in addition to what is available today.

That’s the greatness of a legacy. Every individual has to die sometime – nobody can do anything about that. Yes, one can delay the inevitable – but it is still inevitable. No one has yet invented the elixir of immortality – and that might not be such a bad thing.

Coming to Rafisaab, I’ve spent hours and hours listening to him. I’ve spent all night listening to his songs. It starts with one song, then I think “ok, one more”, then “one more” and so it goes on. On youtube, you keep getting prompted anyway – so it’s just one click after another. You start with “chaudvin ka chand ho”, then, as if on cue, you’re prompted “abhi na jao chhod kar”, which then takes you to “deewana hua baadal”, which takes you to “pukaarta chala hoon main” and so on. You know the drill – you’re hooked. This has happened to me many times.

Not that I’m complaining. It has always been a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I often don’t even watch the video – I just close my eyes and let Rafisaab’s voice take over. And suddenly everything seems to either fall in place, or become inconsequential. For that period at least. When SPB says that at the end of a long day in the recording studios he would come home and listen to Rafisaab to relax, I think I can understand where he’s coming from. Rafisaab’s voice can be extremely relaxing, if you listen to the right songs. I don’t know how often I’ve listened to “ab kya misaal doon” (Aarti-1962) or “maine shaayad tumhe pehle bhi kahin dekha hai” (Barsaat Ki Raat – 1960). And think of songs like “husnwaale tera jawaab nahin” (Gharana–1961) or “ek haseen shaam ko” (Dulhan Ek Raat Ki – 1967) or “mujhe dekh kar aapka muskuraana” (Ek Musafir Ek Haseena – 1962). And if you’re looking for duets, how about “theheriye hosh mein aa loon” with Suman Kalyanpur (Mohabbat Isko Kehte Hain – 1965) or “dil pukaare” with Lata (Jewel Thief – 1967) or “phir miloge kabhi is baat ka vaada kar lo” with Asha (Ye Raat Phir Na Aayegi – 1966). And of course, one of my all-time favourites – which is why I keep coming back to it – “abhi na jao chhod kar” with Asha (Hum Dono – 1961). 🙂

And so many more. I just realized that all the songs I’ve mentioned above, which came randomly to my mind, are all 1960s songs – but this is purely a coincidence. One can find a treasure of songs from the 1950s or even 1970s. Yes, even the 1970s, when Rafisaab was supposed to be going through a lean patch for the first half of the decade. The half in which he still gave us songs like “tum jo mil gaye ho” (Hanste Zakhm – 1973) and “aaj mausam bada beimaan hai” (Loafer – 1973). And my favourite Rafisaab duet song of the 1970s – “teri bindiya re” (Abhimaan – 1973) with Lata, which I have listened to a zillion times, and can never have enough of.

Rafisaab sang practically every genre, from qawwali and devotional songs to rock-n-roll and romantic songs, adjusting his singing style and voice for every actor, depending on the needs of the situation. He was always conscious that he was the playback voice – and that the actor on screen was bringing that song to the audience in “his” (the actor’s) voice. This elevated not just the song, but often even the film, for the viewers, because very often the songs of the film carried the film. 🙂

And, to add to all this, as if his divine voice wasn’t enough, he was also one of the most gentle souls the industry has ever seen. In an industry where ego clashes and tempers were not uncommon, he was ever-smiling, ever accommodating of others, never throwing his weight around – which he could very easily have done. He had a very big heart, ever generous and helpful to those in need. And he did a lot of it without publicity. It was only after he died, that a number of his charitable actions came to light.

So SUCH is the person Rafisaab was. Will we ever see another like him in the industry? Hard enough to imagine another singer like him – add to that his nature, and I think it’s safe to rule out the chance of another Rafisaab. No, Rafisaab was one of a very special kind – like SPB says, we were just very lucky he came in our midst before he was called back.

Indeed, he was 100% right when he sang “mujh ko mere baad zamaana dhoondhega”.

I will now move on to today’s song.

As it is the 31st of July, I have selected a song, sung by Rafisaab of course, about the inevitability of passing away. It is a very short song from the film Amardeep (1979) – but it suits the occasion perfectly. Lyrics have been provided to me, as usual, by Avinashji.

The song’s lyrics, written by Anand Bakshi, talk about how death is inevitable. And yet how sudden and shocking an unexpected death can be. “Tum aise gaye, aise bhi jaata nahin koi”. Everyone knows how sudden Rafisaab’s death was. That was just no way to go. Everyone was in shock – and he was just 55.

The song also refers to having a smile on one’s face even while dead. “Kyon mar ke bhi honthon pe hansi khel rahi hai”- this could also be said of Rafisaab. He was ever-smiling, reportedly even in death.

This song brought a lump to my throat.

Also, listening to his voice only further made me realize how wonderful his voice was even just a year before he passed away. It left me with a loss of what might have been. I felt he had so much more singing in him.

Anyway, one cannot control these things. One can only be thankful for what one has got. And we have got a LOT from Rafisaab. A price can never be put on his legacy – it is just priceless. He will be in our hearts for ever, and remembered for ever.

Rafisaab is truly “amar” in this sense – and lighting amardeep in all our hearts.

Thank you, Rafisaab.

Thank you for everything.

bahut shukriya, badi meherbaani,
hum sab ki zindagi mein huzoor aap aaye



Song-Duniya mein sada rehne ko aata nahin koi (Amardeep)(1979) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal


Duniya mein sadaa rehne ko
Aata nahin koyi
Tum jaise gaye aise bhi
Jaata nahin koyi

Kyun mar ke bhi honthhon pe hansi
Khel rahi hai ae
Sab jaante hain aur
Bataata nahin koyi ee

Dil pehle hi dartaa thaa
Ke jal jaayega daaman
Daaman se amardeep
Bujhaataa nahin koyi
Bujhaataa nahin koyi ee
Bujhaataa nahin koyi

(Devnagri Script lyrics) Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
दुनिया में सदा रहने को
आता नहीं कोई
तुम जैसे गए ऐसे भी
जाता आ नहीं कोई

क्यूँ मर के भी होंठों पे हंसी
खेल रही है ए
सब जानते हैं और
बताता नहीं कोई ई

दिल पहले ही डरता था
के जल जाएगा दामन
दामन से अमरदीप
बुझाता नहीं कोई
बुझाता नहीं कोई ई
बुझाता नहीं कोई

This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in If this article appears in sites like and etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3613 Post No. : 14406

“Amardeep” was a movie that was made by Shivaji Productions and directed by T. Prakash Rao in 1958. It was a remake of the Tamil “Amara Deepam” (1956) which also directed by T. Prakash Rao; which itself was a remake of the 1942 English film “Random Harvest” which was based on the novel of the same name by James Hilton. There was also a Bengali movie in 1957 “Harano Sur” on the same story. (all this information is thanks to Wikipedia) So that means there were audiences for this kind of sentimental stories.

The Tamil and Hindi versions had Padmini playing the character of Roopa who takes care of the hero- Dev Anand in Hindi and Shivaji Ganesan in Tamil- after he meets with an accident and forgets his past with Vyjayantimala (in Hindi) and Savitri (in Tamil). I had heard from my dad that he had seen the movie at the time of its release -first day first show and when the Tamil version released in a morning show (that was the name for the 9 or 10 A.M. show) he saw that too. I don’t remember what his review of the movie was but he had told me that the Hindi movie had 12 songs in it; the most popular one being “dekh humein awaaz na dena o bedard zamaane” having two versions.

Before I wrote this post, I sat through the movie. A decent movie, not exactly a tear-jerker but full of emotions on the part of the central characters. Plus, we have Pran putting in an act of possessive and hot- tempered “mangetar” (fiancé) of Vyjayantimala. So, there is scope for little fisticuffs at the climax. Then we also are surprised by the fact that the heroines are sisters who are separated in their childhood as the father gives away the younger daughter for cash to a wealthy man so that he can treat his sick elder daughter. And when the sisters, who are in love with the same man realise this, the elder one sacrifices her love and conveniently comes in the way when Pran fires at Dev Anand. There is a strained comedy track involving Johnny Walker and Mukri (which we could have done without). I hope this gives a brief idea about what the movie was all about. ??

There was one more reason for me to sit through this movie. I was trying to locate a song and its relevance in the movie. The song if it had ever been shot should have appeared here at 43:35 or thereabouts of the movie as we can see Dev and Vyjayantimala roaming around a mela and she has got some balloons in her hand. I was also trying to get the balloons (gubbaare) as it is the birthday of a keen follower of the blog. We also call him our in-house encyclopedia. Our dear Shri. Arunkumar Deshmukh turns a year younger today(9 june 2018).

Wishing him a musical journey with us forever with this song by a singer- music composer about whom he has provided us vast information. Rajinder Kishan is the lyricist. It has an “Eena meena deka” feel to it. Specially the opening and interlude music piece. I would love to know if it was ever picturised, if so on whom and if not why such a lively song was left out of the movie, it would have lightened the proceedings.

Song-Le lo le lo gubbaare (Amardeep)(1958) Singer-C Ramchandra, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra


arre le lo le lo
lelo lelo gubbaare
le lo le lo
lelo gubbaare lelo
rang birange pyaare saare
rangbirange pyaare saare
le lo le lo lelo lelo gubbaare

sukde ko patle
arre phoole ko mote
darshan bhaari naam hai chhote
kaliyon se halke lelo
phoolon se pyaare lelo
rang birange pyaare pyaare
rangbirange pyaare pyaare
le lo
le lo
lelo lelo gubbaare

are peele
hai neele peele hare gulaabi
jhoome hawa mein jaise sharaabi
dole talab mein dole
saaqi ke dwaare dole
rangbirange pyaare pyaare
rangbirange pyaare pyaare
le lo le lo
lelo lelo gubbaare

baba bhi khele
aur baby bhi khele
jodi salaamat o baabu lele
chamke tumhaari waah waah
ulfat ke taare wah wah
rangbirange pyaare pyaare
rangbirange pyaare pyaare
le lo le lo
lelo lelo gubbaare aeeeee

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Ok, I’ve got a new favourite song now.

It is a measure of my still very limited knowledge of songs, in comparison to the vast ocean out there, that I still keep discovering songs that I fall in love with.
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Mohammed Rafi – The Incomparable – 4
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tel maalish
champi. . .
sar jo teraa chakaraaye
yaa dil doobaa jaaye
aajaa pyaare
paas hamaare
kaahe ghabraaye
kaahe ghabraaye
tel maalish

This iconic song from ‘Pyasa” was posted in the blog way back in 2009. I just revisited the page. There is only one comment there, so I was in two minds whether to leave my take on this song there on the page or include them in this post . I choose the latter so here goes:
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“Amardeep” (1979) was produced by K. Balajee and directed by R Krishnamurthy and K Vijayan. The movie had Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Ashok Kumar, Vinod Mehra, Savitri, Deven Verma, Bindu , Deepa, Mithun Chakraborty, A K Hangal, Roopesh Kumar etc in it.
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“Amardeep” (1958) was a Shivaji Productions movie. It was directed by T Prakash rao. The movie had Dev Anand, Vyjyanti Mala, Ragini, Johnny Walker, Pran, Padmini etc in it.
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Here is a song from “Amardeep” (1958). This was a movie starring Dev Anand, Vyjyanti Mala and Padmini.
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While posting songs, I keep on stumbling upon unknown gems almost all the time. And there are countless such gems lying undiscovered.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over ELEVEN years. This blog has more than 15300 song posts by now.

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