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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 168 # Missing Films of 1972 – 14#
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Today’s song is from the movie ‘Rut Rangeeli Aayee’ of the year 1972. This movie is one those still missing movie for the year 1972 on the blog. Today it makes its debut here.

‘Rut Rangeelee Aayee’ was directed by SM Pushkarna for Roshan Films, Bombay. It had Kanan Kaushal, Vijay Sharma, Jayshree T, Bharat Bhushan, Shyama, Brahmachari, Rehman, Nana Palsikar, Ramesh Deo, Madan Puri, Jagdish Malhotra, Bahri, Master Ratan and others. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 07.10.1972.

The film has four songs written by Hasrat Jaipuri and Tajdar Taj – two songs each. Music of this film was composed by Ratnadeep-Hemraj. The list of songs in this movie is as given below (as provided in HFGK).

 

Sl. No. Song Title Singer/s Lyricist
01 Husha Hayya, Sha Shaiyya…Shola Hoon Jawaan Asha Bhonsle, Chorus Hasrat Jaipuri
02 Koyi Chal Diya, Koyi Rah Gayaa Akela Mohd Rafi, Chorus Hasrat Jaipuri
03 Ek Zaraa Sa Kaam Karo, Bolo Bolo, Aaj Yahaan… Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle Tajdar Taj
04 Leke Main To Champaa Chameli Baabu, Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle Tajdar Taj

Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi and Asha Bhonsle and on screen it is lip synced by Brahmachari and Jayshree T. The song happens to be a stage drama song. However, since the movie is not available it is difficult to say in what context this song happens in the movie.

‘Rut Rangeelee Aayee’ is an obscure movie of its time. Though video of couple of its song are available. But the movie seems to be unavailable, or I could not find it.

Let us have a look on the list of movies of 1972 alphabetically after adding the today’s movie. For brevity the list given below includes the list of movies missing on the blog and list of all movies from the last post “Aaj To Mera Ho Ja Tu“, from movie ‘Ratna Daaku’ to today’s movie song-post.

 

 

Sl. No. Movie Title Director Music Director Passed by Censor Board No of Songs on the Blog No of Songs as per HFGK
1 Aakraant Girish Vaidya Jagat Singh 07.12.1972 0 No Information
17 Bachche Mere Saathi TN Babu MS Vishwanathan 17.11.1972 Songs Not Available 6
24 Bharat Darshan Khwaja Ahmed Abbas Jaidev 04.11.1972 0 No Information
45 Fighter Sheela Vijay Not Mentioned 07.10.1972 0 No Information
50 Gunfighter Johny KSR Das Aadi Narayan Rao 25.03.1972 Songs Not Available 5
53 Hunterwaali KS Reddi Satyam 02.09.1972 Songs Not Available 5
54 Jaadoo Nagari Vednatham Roghaviya Aadi Narayan Rao 05.06.1972 0 No Information
65 Kavi Sammelan Kedar Sharma 18.02.1972 We have to wait 😊 17
68 Lady James Bond KSR Das Satyam 11.07.1972 Songs Not Available 5
73 Maayaa Darpan Kumar T Shahni Bhaskar Chandavarkar 12.12.1972 0 No Information
81 Miss Chaalbaaz (Tingoo Agent 000) Ravi Rajan-Nagendra 27.11.1972 Songs Not Available 4
95 Raajdhaani Express BJ Patel L Chakravarty 04.03.1972 Songs Not Available 5
100 Ratnaa Daakoo KSR Das Satyam 29.12.1972 1 5
101 Return Of Johnny N Ramesh N Dutta 06.09.1972 1 6
102 Rivaaj T Prakash Rao Shankar Jaikishan 19.08.1972 5 8
103 Roop Teraa Mastaanaa Khalid Akhtar Lakshmikant Pyarelal 04.11.1927 7 7
104 Rut Rangeelee Aayee MM Pushkarna Ratnadeep-Hemraj 07.10.1972 Making its debut on the blog today 4

*Notes:

  1. Songs for ‘Bachche Mere Saathi’, ‘Gunfighter Johnny’, ‘Hunterwaali’, ‘Lady James Bond’ and ‘Miss Chaalbaaz’ (Tingoo Agent 000) seem to be unavailable as of now.
  2. There is no information about the songs in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) for the movies – ‘Aakraant’, ‘Bharat Darshan’, ‘Fighter Sheela’, ‘Jaadu Nagari’ and ‘Maaya Darpan’ as mentioned above.

With the today’s song this movie ‘Rut Rangeelee Aayee’ makes its debut on the blog.

Let us now listen to today’s melodious song and welcome ‘Rut Rangeelee Aayee’ on the blog. 😊

Video

Audio

Song – Le Ke Main To Champa Chameli Babu (Rut Rangeeli Aayi) (1972) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Tajdar Taj, MD – Ratandeep Hemraj

Lyrics

champaa chameli motiya leke aayi phoolonwaali
phool le lo o

leke main to champa chameli baabu
leke main to champa chameli baabu
raste mein khadi hoon akeli baabu
laga de in kaliyon ke daam
o mere dilbar chhaliya
laga de in kaliyon ke daam
o mere dilbar chhaliya

haaye ae
champa ya chameli na man bhaaye
champa ya chameli na man bhaaye
gori tera komal badan bhaaye
jawaani kar de mere naam
o meri chhammak chhallo o
jawaani kar de mere naam
o meri chhammak chhallo o o

gajrey
kharido gajrey
in bheeni
pyaari kaliyon le
arey chakkar
lagaaye barson
maine sajani
teri galiyon ke
meri galiyon ke na phere karna
rapat likhwa doongi teri warna
leke main to champa
aa ha
aa ha
aa ha
ho leke main to champa chameli baabu
raste mein khadi hoon akeli baabu
laga de in kaliyon ke daam
o mere dilbar chhaliya
laga de in kaliyon ke daam
o mere dilbar chhaliya

haaye
dil pe
nahin hain kaabu
kaisaa jaadu
tu ne kar daalaa

arey doongi
thhapede kas ke
aayaa majnu
hunh
bada dilwaala
tere sab nakhre hain
thhode din ke
ho loonga saare badle
main gin gin ke
aa ha champa ya chameli
ho o o oye oye oye
champa ya chameli na man bhaaye
gori tera komal badan bhaaye
jawaani kar de mere naam
o meri chhammak chhallo o
jawaani kar de mere naam
o meri chhammak chhallo o o

rang hai
nasheela jinka aa aa
laayi chunke aise gul boote
haaye haaye
tujh sa
nahin hai koyi
tere aage
saare rang jhhoothhe
tu hai bada pakkaa shikaari rasiya
ke aaj tere aage main haari rasiya
leke main to
aa ha
leke main to champa chameli baabu
raste mein khadi hoon akeli baabu
laga de in kaliyon ke daam
o mere dilbar chhaliya
laga de in kaliyon ke daam
o mere dilbar chhaliya

haan aa
champaa ya chameli na man bhaaye
champaa ya chameli na man bhaaye
gori tera komal badan bhaaye
jawaani kar de mere naam
o meri chhammak chhallo o
jawaani kar de mere naam
o meri chhammak chhallo o

o chhammo
o chhallo
o chhammo
ji chhallo
arey meri chhammak chhallo
zara aa
ahaa ahaa ahaa


This article is written by nahm, 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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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In Memory of Mahatma Gandhi – the father of the nation.
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Eknath Easwaran writes in the preface of a book:

“In India, Mahatma Gandhi is officially Father of the Nation. Under his leadership India attained freedom from the British Empire through a 30-year campaign based on complete non-violence that ended with both sides allied in respect and friendship. That alone will secure his place in the history books, but not necessarily his place in a series of the world’s spiritual classics.”

He says further:
“One of the first lessons Gandhi learned in South Africa was to begin by bringing people together onto higher ground. India was exploitable because it exploited our own people. We were weak because we were divided into innumerable factions, each seeking its own gain, making it simple to play us against each other – an old Roman empire tactic practiced by the East India Company and made official imperial policy after the mutiny (1857). His analysis made perfect sense, once grasped, but it wasn’t a matter of politics to Gandhi. It was the obvious corollary of the unity of life, in which the welfare of all of us together was bound up with those whom the poet Rabindranath Tagore called “the lowest, the lowliest, and the lost.”

Those ideas sound conventional enough today, but to put them into proactive is always a shock. In India they caused an earthquake. By linking independence with the way, we treated one another, Gandhi shook the country from top to bottom. Gandhi made a cornerstone of his campaign for national freedom the freedom of those whom the rest of India called “untouchable”. He campaigned for them from the Himalayas to India’s southernmost tip.

Everywhere he told us that all of us were one and that we would never have the unity to throw off foreign rule, or even be worthy of self-government, until we ceased exploiting our own people……..It was an impossible appeal because it attacked ways of thinking ground deep into unconscious conditioning for countless generations. Yet people all over India responded……..The man had to walk! And with equal joy and amazement India rose too.

These are some of the quotes of Mahatma Gandhi’s various writings and editorials:
“For me patriotism is the same as humanity. I am patriot because I am human and humane. It is not exclusive. I will not hurt England or Germany to serve India……The law of the patriot is not different from the law of the patriarch. And a patriot is so much a patriot, if he is a lukewarm humanitarian. There is no conflict between private and political law. A non-cooperator, for instance, would act exactly in the same manner towards his father or brother as he is today acting towards the (British) Government.” – Young India, March 16, 1921.

“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.” – Young India, January 8, 1925.

“A man is but a product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes.” – Ethical religion.

This song I am presenting is from an unreleased movie titled “Bapu ka Sapna”. The song is not really talking about Mahatma Gandhi, but pays tribute to his philosophy in the beginning, with these lines:

Eeshwar Allah tero naam
Sab ko sanmati de bhagwaan

This is the only song recorded for this film, as per the list on myswar.com. There is an interesting story about how found this song. Today 30th January is also the 93rd birthday of an actor of repute in hindi and Marathi films, theatre and TV, Ramesh Deo. When I saw his name in the anniversary page, I remembered a video the a Rafi song filmed on Ramesh Deo in a black in a white film. I had seen it a few days ago and thought I had saved the details somewhere. I started looking for it but could not find it. I searched for the song on youtube, but found another song in colour, a duet of Rafi sahab and Usha Mangeshkar. Then I looked for the imdb page on him for his filmography (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0219946/) , where I found this film “Bapu ka sapna”.
January 30 is also 74th anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, I decided to post this song from the film, that was starred Ramesh Deo, but never released. For Ramesh Deo, this birthday post had appeared in 2018.

(Kaun sachcha hai kaun jhoothha hai).
Ramesh Deo was commonly seen in movies of 70’s and 80’s with his wife Seema Deo, in character roles. Notable film I remember is ‘Anand’.

I found these posts which are posted in the blog on the occasion of his death anniversary:

Kahaa raam hey raam
Mohandas Karanchand Gandhi para pujaari ahinsa ke
Jai bolo Mahatma Gandhi ki
Suno suno ae duniyaawaalon

There are many more posts celebrating October 2nd as Gandhi ji’s birth anniversary, but I find that the death anniversary posts have ceased after 2015. No matter, this can soon be rectified.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. says, “Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress. Gandhi is inescapable…….we may ignore him at our own risk.”
Mahatma Gandhi returned to India in 1915, after having spent 20 years in South Africa, spearheading civil right movements there. Having gone to Britain to study law as a young man, returned to India to practice law and shifted to South Africa to practice law, but turned into a civil activist, fighting for the human rights of native Indians there, the experience and exposure to varied issues of humans was instrumental in shaping the man and his intellectual abilities.
What use is the higher education, or the study in the world’s best universities, if one is not able to make use of the advantages it gives, the broadening of mental horizons it entails, to have a true arial view of the issues at hand. Arial view, as in watching a scene, as not a part of the scene, but from the outside.
People of my generation can only imagine, those times, when Gandhi ji was assassinated, so soon after the independence and partition of the cohesive entity that the United State of India, was becoming. From all accounts Gandhi ji was opposed to the partition of the country, and surprisingly, he was not assassinated before 15th August 1947. He is said to have eventually agreed to the partition but his disillusionment with the other leaders is well known. And it is not surprising that he opposed the partition, as it is the very antithesis of his philosophy of unity of ‘highest with the lowest’. The have’s and the have not’s, in other words. I also think, that the visionary in him, is bound have expected this to happen. That a colonial power, having seen the dare-devilry and bravery of all those who opposed their colonisation, and made them struggle for 2 long years, in attaining control of the various kingdoms and states, the cultural and spiritual power of an ancient civilization, with rich natural and human resources, the intellectual power (that the visionaries of united India, could see as a future super power, not just a soft power), were never going to leave the sub-continent intact. They had vast experiences in destroying the united forces, and they toiled for full 5 years, to dismantle ‘the ottoman empire’ brick by brick, brick by brick. The writings were on the wall, and Gandhi could do nothing to stop it. But eventually, paid the price for his high ideals with his life.
And today, the same world powers are hunting for a new ‘theatre of war’, to sell their arms and ammunitions which can revive their fledging economies. Big economies, liberalised one’s are relatively safe, as they can’t be put to flames in a war. So, our visionary economists have done well to liberalise the Indian economy in the 90’s.
It is never the time to not remember and remind ourselves of the gandhian principles of non-violence and non-violent solutions. I had heard some predictions that 3rd world war is going to be for ‘water’ and 4th one will be fought for parking. This joke apart, the wars are still over power, money, money power and power money.
Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy and his preaching of non-violence methods of struggle, have gone on to be emulated in various freedom and civil rights movements the world over. I have seen Richard Attenborough’s ‘Gandhi’(1982), where Ben Kingsley played the role of Mahatma Gandhi and won an Oscar for his efforts. I agree with those people, who thought that future generations, will be seeing Ben Kingsley’s movie stills and think that this is the real Gandhi.
In just over 30 years, of Mahatma Gandhi’s involvement in the freedom struggle, he has to his credit, many successful movements. Non-cooperation movement, the swadeshi movement, dandi march, the jail bharo movement are notable in this struggle. Sustaining such a movement for this long in a country full of poor people, is no small task. It required great leadership and mobilization of collective imagination. They imagined ‘swaraj’ and freedom, so they believed in it and achieved it. It is the full truth that every movement and revolutions start in the mind. That is exactly the reason he is hailed as among the greatest of leaders in human history.
I consider it prudent to repeat what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said about Gandhi:
“Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress. Gandhi is inescapable…….we may ignore him at our own risk.”

Okay, I have said enough. So, we move on to the rare song from ‘Bapu ka Sapna’. The singers are Mukesh, Hemlata accompanied by chorus. Lyrics are by Taajdar Taj and Ratandeep-Hemraj are the composers.

Audio:

Song-Ham ne dekha thha ek sapna (Bapu Ka Sapna)(1970)(UR) Singers-Mukesh, Hemlata, Lyrics-Taajdar Taj, Music director-Ratandeep-Hemraj
both together,
male chorus,
female chorus

Lyrics

(Shankh…..)
(church bells)
Allah o akbar
Allah o akbar
Allah o akbar
Allah o akbar

Aaa aaaaaaaa
Aaaa aaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaaa

Vande maataram
Aaaaa aaaaaa
Vande maataram
Aaaaa aaaaaa
Eeshwar Allah tero naam
Vande maataram
Sab ko sanmati de bhagwaan
Vande maataram
Aaaaa aaaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaaaa
Ham ne dekha thha ek sapnaa
Ham ne dekha thha ek sapnaa
Raat andheri pal do pal ki
Apni hongi khushiyaan kal ki
Aane waali nayi pehar ka
Suraj hai apnaa aaa
Ham ne dekha thha ek sapnaa
Ham ne dekha thha ek sapnaa
Aaa aaaaaa
Aaaaaa aaaaaaa
Aaaaaa aaaaaaa
Aaaaa aaaaaaa

Toot gayi zanjeer e ghulaami
Jaage sab ke bhaag yehaan
Waqt ne lekin chhod diye thhe
Jung ke kaale naag yehaan
Jung ki baazi jeetne waalon
Aur bhi hai ek aag yehaan
Aag mein jis ki jal jaate hain
Jeewan ke sab raag yehaan
Jeewan ke sab raag yehaan
Jeewan ke sab raag yehaan
Aaa aaaaaa
Aaaaaa aaaaaaa
Aaaaaa aaaaaaa
Aaaaa aaaaaaa

Ham ne dekha thha ek sapnaa

Ooo oooooo oooo
Oooooo
Kheton ki yeh paawan mitti
Mehki aur gulzar hui

Oye Mehki aur gulzar hui
Jaal milon ka aisa phaila
Kapde ki bharmaar hui

Oye Kapde ki bharmaar hui

Aaaaa aaaaaaa
Aaaaa aaaaaa
Aaaaa aaaaaa

Log hain phir bhi bhooke nanage
Mehnat sab bekaar hui
Kuchh to socho
Desh ki janta aa aaa
Kuchh to socho
Desh ki janta aa
Itni kyun laachaar hui

Itni kyun laachaar hui
Itni kyun laachaar hui


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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Today is the 31st of July.
A date that has an immediate connect with most HFM lovers, for it signifies to them the passing away of one of Hindi film industry’s biggest legends.

Mohammad Rafi, or, as many (including myself) refer to him with the greatest respect, Rafisaab.

Today is his 40th death anniversary – and all of us here on the blog, and I’m sure millions around the world, remember him with great love, affection and respect.

That I’m a big Rafisaab fan is no secret.
This is also why, despite any other constraints I might have, I always try to write a post on 24th Dec (his birthday) and 31st July (death anniversary) for this blog.
It is my very small way of paying respect to someone who has given me so much joy in my life from just listening to his voice. I already feel blessed to be able to listen to him. To then be able to write about him is such a pleasure, and yet a humbling experience.

In many of my previous posts on Rafisaab, I’ve discussed him not just as a singer par excellence but also as a very special human being. For me, it’s difficult to separate the artiste from the person.
And in Rafisaab, I find myself lost in admiration on both counts – his mastery of his art, and his character as a human being.

In life one comes across, or reads about, all sorts of people.
There’s a lot to learn from others, their conduct and experiences in life.
The other day I’d written about Rajesh Khanna and how his life, inspite of all the mistakes he made, is a lesson for others.
The same applies to Rafisaab too – although not due to his mistakes, but due to his elevated thinking.
Much to learn from it.

The industry, for all its seeming “biraadari” and bhai-chaara, can be a nasty place. Stories of egos, back-stabbing, credit-grabbing, politics abound. Many artistes themselves say it’s a dog-eats-dog industry.

And yet, in such an industry, there was also a Rafisaab.

Throughout his career, from the late 40s till he passed away in 1980, there wasn’t a single blemish on his character. No story of ego, or back-stabbing or politics, or anything of that sort.
It’s quite remarkable – but that was Rafisaab.
Others in the industry might have tried to throw their weight around, even manipulate or belittle Rafisaab, but he never reciprocated with any anger or vengeance. He was on a different plane altogether – an elevated one.
This is why though there were incidents with legends like BR Chopra, OP Nayyar and Lata Mangeshkar, they always patched up with him.
Such was Rafisaab’s personality – you just could not but respect him, inspite of any difference of opinion you have.

Stories of Rafisaab’s humility abound.
Whenever he’d be praised for a song, he’d point upwards to suggest it was all God’s doing.
Such was his humility that he would ask a composer after singing “Was it ok?” And if the composer had even the slightest doubt, Rafisaab would sing it again.
This, even with composers of far less stature than Rafisaab.
No ego, just thorough professionalism, and the desire to give the best he could.

Stories of Rafisaab’s generosity abound. How he would take just a one-rupee token fee from struggling composers. How he would support various poor and underprivileged people, without the slightest fuss or publicity.

It’s hard to imagine a person like this in today’s world. Such a soft-spoken, gentle person, ever-smiling, and with so much kindness in his heart.

Yes, there’s a lot to learn from Rafisaab, the person.

I’m no singer (ok, am just a bathroom singer) but am sure professional singers would have a lot to learn from Rafisaab’s professionalism, and sheer dedication to his profession. He always tried to give the very best he could – because that is what the composer, and the public, deserved. So no half-hearted measures or shortcuts.

Mind you, for a large part of his career, he was a superstar singer, so he could have got away without so much effort. But he wouldn’t be Rafisaab then. Right till the end, whether it was his riyaaz at home, or his rehearsals, or recordings, the effort and dedication was a hundred percent.

Like most artistes, Rafisaab also had ups and downs in his career.
One fine day, from being the most popular male voice for at least two generations, he found himself overshadowed by Kishore Kumar as the most popular voice of a new generation. It obviously hit him hard – his self-confidence apparently took a bit of a beating.

But, like they say, you can’t keep a good man down for long – and Rafisaab came back.
And how!
By 1976-77, with Laila Majnu, Amar Akbar Anthony and Hum Kisise Kam Nahin all featuring hit songs from him prominently, he was back with a bang.

From then on, till his death in 1980, he was very much back in business. That’s how you come back even when you seem to be down and out.

Yes, there’s a lot to learn from Rafisaab, the artiste.

No wonder I am such a big fan of Rafisaab.
And I know I’m in pretty good company.
Company of at least a few million others.

I haven’t talked about Rafisaab’s songs here – what can I say? Right from his very early days, with songs like “yahaan badla wafaa ka” and “ik dil ke tukde” to his last days, with songs like “tu is tarah”, Rafisaab’s voice was totally in a league of its own.
Divinity incarnate.

And add to this divine voice, his control over pitch, his intonations, the “thehraav” in his voice. No wonder he could sing “o duniya ke rakhwaale” and “meri duniya mein tum aayi”, two songs on two totally opposite ends of the spectrum, with equal aplomb. Such was his mastery that he could easily adapt his voice to blend with any mood or moment.
Happy, teasing or sad.
Ghazal, qawwali or bhajan.
One moment, the despair of “ye mehlon ye takhton”. The next, the fun and frolic of “sar jo tera chakraaye”. Listen to this, and you feel it IS Johnny Walker’s voice.

Yes, that was another Rafisaab skill. To seamlessly adapt his voice to the actor on screen.

The “thehraav” in Rafisaab’s voice is something that I can never get enough of. I’ve listened to the title song of “Mere Mehboob” so many times, just to marvel at the “thehraav”.

Listening to Rafisaab’s voice is therapeutic for me. Whatever be my frame of mind, I just have to close my eyes and listen to “pukaarta chala hoon main”, and I suddenly feel better. 🙂

I could go on and on, but let me now move on to the song for today.

A few days ago, I was on youtube listening to some Rafisaab songs. But this time, instead of listening to his popular songs, I thought I’d look for lesser-known ones. There’s a special joy in discovering songs you’ve never heard before. True of any singer, but for me, especially true of Rafisaab.

I came across a few, shared them with Avinashji too, because he’s an even bigger Rafisaab fan than I am. 🙂

It was an enriching experience, since there were some songs with a decent spattering of Urdu – always a delight for me. 🙂

Today’s song isn’t one in this category. But I loved it the first time I heard it a few days ago, so I decided it would be the song for today.

Actually, I’m somewhat surprised I hadn’t heard this song before. Surprised because it’s from a 1982 film, Raakh Aur Chingaari. Starring Vinod Mehra, Vidya Sinha and Anil Dhawan. 1982 was still within my “active consciousness” of films and songs, and these actors are prominent actors – but somehow this film and song seem to have passed me by.

I also noticed that this film doesn’t figure on the blog yet – another surprise. So it’s making its debut here today.

Then the lyricist & composer. Lyrics by Tajdar Taj, music by Ratandeep Hemraj. Both new names for me.

I see that this combo is already on the blog in Sudhirji’s post.

But what is surprising is that this was MY era, and yet these names are new to me. It’s a very humbling realization. 🙂

I like the lyrics and the music – and of course, Rafisaab’s voice.

This happens to be a multiple-version song. The female version is sung by Chandrani Mukherjee.

So here it is “ye anjaan raahen”. Hope you like the song too.

And Rafisaab, you will always remain in our hearts.
Always.
There’s a very special place for you in all our hearts.
Thank you for making life that much more worth living. 🙂

Mohammad Rafi

Chandrani Mukherjee

Song-Ye anjaan raahen ye manzil paraayi (Raakh aur Chingaari)(1982) Singers-Rafi/ Chandrani Mukherjee, Lyrics-Tajdar Taj, MD-Ratandeep Hemraj

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Rafi version
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Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen

Kismat ne wo thokar maari
Dil ka sheesha toot gaya
Pyaar ki mehfil raas na aayi
Yaar ka daaman chhoot gaya
Kismat ne wo thokar maari
Dil ka sheesha toot gaya
Pyaar ki mehfil raas na aayi
Yaar ka daaman chhoot gaya
Saaya bankar
Saath chalegi
Jeevan bhar
Ye tanhaai
Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen

Aaj meri majboor wafaa
Khud mere liye ilzaam hui
Roothh gaye hain geet milan ke
Dard mein doobi shaam hui
Aaj meri majboor wafaa
Khud mere liye ilzaam hui
Roothh gaye hain geet milan ke
Dard mein doobi shaam hui
Jaane kis din tootegi ab
Saanson ki ye shehnaai
Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen

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Chandrani Mukherjee version
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Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen

Aaj meri majboor wafaa
Khud mere liye ilzaam hui
Roothh gaye hain geet milan ke
Dard mein doobi shaam hui
Aaj meri majboor wafaa
Khud mere liye ilzaam hui
Rooth gaye hain geet milan ke
Dard mein doobi shaam hui
Jaane kis din tootegi ab
Saanson ki ye shehnaai
Ye anjaan raahen
Ye manzil paraayi
Mujhe zindagi tu
Kahaan leke aayi
Kahaan leke aayi
Ye anjaan raahen


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’) – 8
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‘ओ’
“ओ ओ ओ गोरी लाखों जनम से”

Yet one more truly vintage Rafi, if ever there was one. The songs by him simply do not cease to wonder the mind, such is the quality of expression and the depth of a seasoned rendition. The measured deliberateness of singing underscores the mastery of the singer on perfectly realizing the nuances of the emotions involved. Yes, truly vintage Rafi.
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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.

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Rafi Sb – In The Seventies – 21
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(1970s Unreleased – Solo)

Ah yes, I am sure you would have guessed it already. When I wrote yesterday that the series is not yet complete, and given that all years in the decade are covered, then what is left are the unreleased songs from this decade. Films that got planned, music and songs got arranged and recorded, but the films either did not get made, were abandoned, or were not released, for various reasons. And as experience has told us time and again, such unreleased songs are a fabulous treasure by themselves. They form a very interesting category, in that the songs have been created, recorded and also released, sometimes formally and sometimes informally. They are away from the mainstream attention, since the films never came to the theatres, and their familiarity in the minds of general public is low. Most of these unreleased songs were first heard on radio, occasionally. They have remained in memory, albeit without any memory of information about them. Sometimes, they are also mislabeled in the mind’s catalog as non-film songs. Simply because they are not associated with any familiar or even obscure film names.

And so, the last two offerings of this series are two very fabulous songs from unreleased films from the decade of 1970. As I am sifting through the list of unreleased films in Geet Kosh, and in the song folders of unreleased films in my collection, I find such a huge treasures of absolute gems of top quality that have been recorded, but never came into the mainstream broadcast or record sales. Blissfully, they are available. Once again, I am spoilt for choices, even with the comparatively smaller sample size in this category, and finding it difficult to choose one. But I have to. And for the solo, I have chosen this wonderful poetical gem from the unreleased film ‘Insaan Aur Insaan’.
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Though “Shaitaan Mujrim” (1980) is a movie of recent vintage by the standards of this blog, little information is available about this movie. From the title, it appears to be a C grade horror movie of the kind that generally struggled to get released and failed miserably at the box office. It appears that this movie had Rakesh Khanna, Jyoti Matwankar, Dev Kumar, Raza Murad, Mohan Choti, Madan Puri, Seema Kapoor etc in it.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

It is now been forty one years that she passed away, and all of just 42 years of age. The singer who became a legend in her own lifetime, short as it may have been, just the same as her celebrated spouse. Called the nightingale of the Hindi film music, she brought a completely unique signature voice that she applied to her songs, and left such a wonderful legacy that will surely delight generations upon generations of listeners.
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