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Kabhi Khud Pe Kabhi Haalaat Pe Rona Aaya – Hum Dono (1961)

If Din Dhal Jaye is S.D. Burman‘s masterpiece, then this one is the showpiece from Jaidev. Only Rafi, with his emotive voice could evoke such pathos in this song, picturized on Dev Anand.

Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi

Kabhi Khud Pe Kabhi Haalaat Pe Rona Aaya
Baat Nikli To Har Ik Baat Pe Rona Aaya

Hum To Samjhe The Ki Hum Bhool Gaye Hain Unko
Kya Hua Aaj Yeh Kis Baat Pe Rona Aaya

Kis Liye Jeete Hain Hum Kiske Liye Jeete Hain
Baarha Aise Sawalat Pe Rona Aaya

Kaun rota hai kisi aur ki Khatir ai dost
Sabko apni hi kisi baat pe rona aayaa

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Aapke haseen rukh pe aaj naya noor hai – Baharein Phir Bhi Aayengi (1966)

This lilting gem by Rafi is as mesmerizing today as it was when this was first released in 1966, for the film Baharein Phir Bhi Aayengi. Sing along with the cadence of the piano as you watch Dharmendra serenade Tanuja and Mala Sinha with this gem of a ghazal.

Composer: O.P. Nayyar

Lyrics: Anjaan

Aap ke haseen rukh pe aaj naya noor hai
Mera dil machal gaya to mera kya kasoor hai
Aap ke nigaah ne kahaa to kuchh zaroor hai

Khulee laton ke chhaanv mein khila khila ye rup hai
Ghataa se jaise chhan rahi, subah subah ki dhoop hai
Jidhar nazar moodi, udhar surur hi surur hai

Jhuki jhuki nigah mein bhi hain balaa kee shaukhiyaan
Dabee Dabee hasee mein bhi tadap rahi hain bijaliyaan
Shabaab aap kaa, nashe mein khud hi choor choor hai

Jahaan jahaan pade kadam wahaan fiza badal gayi
Ke jaise sarabasar bahaar aap hi mein dhal gayi
Kisi mein ye kashish kaha jo aap mein hujoor hai
Mera dil machal gaya to mera kya kasoor hai

Mann tadpat hari darshan ko aaj – Baiju Bawra (1952)

Today let us walk down memory lane and listen to the versatile genius of Mohd. Rafi whose range spanned from the raga based bhajan Mann Tadpat Hari Darshan Ko Aaj in Baiju Bawra (Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni) to the jazzy Tum Jo Mil Gaye Ho in Hanste Zakhm (Madan Mohan – Kaifi Azmi) to the ghazal Tumhari zulfke saaye mein sham kar lunga in Naunihaal (Madan Mohan – Kaifi Azmi).
In Baiju Bawra, the lead role of a musical genius who could compete with the great Tansen, played by Bharat Bhushan was made believable by Rafi’s renditions.

Composer: Naushad
Raga: Malkauns Thaat: Bhairavi

Na Jaane Kyon – Chhoti Si Baat (1975)

Salil Chowdhury and Lata continued to regale listeners well into the seventies, as this song from the Basu Chatterjee film, Chhoti Si Baat(1975) – picturized on Vidya Sinha and Amol Palekar, suggests.

Lyrics: Yogesh

Na Jaane Kyun, Hota Hai Yeh Zindagi Ke Saath
Achaanak Yeh Mann, Kisike Jaane Ke Baad
Kare Phir Uski Yaad Chhoti Chhoti Si Baat

Jo Anjaan Pal, Dhal Gaye Kal, Aaj Woh
Rang Badal Badal, Mann Ko Machal Machal
Rahen Hai Chal, Na Jaane Kyun Woh Anjaan Pal
Saje Bhi Na Mere, Naino Mein
Toote Re Hai Re Sapno Ke Mahal

Wohi Hai Dagar, Wohi Hai Safar
Hai Nahin Paas Mere Magar Ab Mera Humsafar
Idhar Udhar Dhoonde Nazar Wohi Hai Dagar
Kahan Gayi Shaamein, Madhbhari
Woh Mere, Mere Woh Din Gaye Kidhar

Na Jiya Lage Na – Anand (1970)

If Madhumati introduced the genius of Salil Chowdhury to Hindi film-goers, then the soundtrack of Anand(1970) – the Hrishikesh Mukherjee film, cemented his reputation as a music composer who created classic songs, even while continuing his experimentation with the use of western orchestra in Indian music.

This is again a tune, used in both Bengali and Hindi songs. The Bengali song “Na Mono Lage Na” was again rendered by Lata Mangeshkar as in this film -picturized on Sumita Sanyal.

Lyrics:

Naa jiyaa laage naa
Tere binaa meraa kahin jiyaa laage naa

Jeena bhuule the kahaan yaad nahin
Tujhko paya hai jahaan, saans phir aayi wahin
Zindagi tere sivaa haay bhaaye naa

Piya teri baavri se raha jaaye na

Tum agar jaao kabhi jaao kahin
Waqt se kehna zara woh thaher jaaye wahin
Woh ghadi wahin rahe naa jaaye na

O Sajna Barkha Bahar Aayi – Parakh (1960)

Salil Chowdhury created some awesome music – which he utilized in both Bengali and Hindi. One of these is the gem “Na jeona, rajani akhono baki” sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Bengali. The same tune was used for the Bimal Roy film, Parakh (1960) in this song, again by Lata – picturized here on Sadhana and Vasant Choudhury. Incidentally, Salil Chowdhury was also the writer for this story.

Lyrics:

O sajanaa, barkhaa bahaar aai
Ras ki phuhaar laayi, ankhiyon me pyaar laayi

Tumko pukaare mere mann kaa papiharaa
Meethi Meethi agnii mein, jale moraa jiyaraa

Aisi rimjhim mein o saajan, pyaase pyaase mere nayan
Tere hi, khwaab mein, kho gaye
Saanvli saloni ghataa, jab jab chhayi
Ankhiyon men rainaa gayi, nindiyaa na aayi

Aaja Re Pardesi – Madhumati (1958)

The Madhumati soundtrack was one of the masterpieces created by Salil Chowdhury in this Bimal Roy film. The haunting Aaja Re Pardesi was rendered perfectly by Lata Mangeshkar, picturized on Dilip Kumar and Vyjanthimala.

Lyrics: Shailendra

Aa ja re pardesi

Main to kab se khadi is paar, ye ankhiyaan
Thak gayi panth nihaar, aaja re pardesi

Main diye ki aisi baati, jal na saki jo bujh bhi na paati
Aa mil mere jeevan saathi, O

Tum sang janam janam ke phere, bhool gaye kyoon saajan mere
Tadpat hoon main saanj savere, O

Main nadiya phir bhi main pyaasi, bhed ye gehra baat zaraa si
Bin tere har saans udaasi, O

Nainon mein badra chhaye – Mera Saaya (1966)

Mera Saaya (1966) had an awesome soundtrack, composed by Madan Mohan. One of these is this classical raga based gem sung by Lata, picturized on Sunil Dutt and Sadhana.

Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

Raga: Bhimpalasi Thaat: Kafi

Nainon mein badraa chaye bijlii si chamke aaye
Aise mein balam mohe darwaa lagale

Madiraa mein doobii ankhiyaan Chanchal hai donon sakhiyaan
Jalte rahenge tohe Palkon ki pyaarii bathiyaan
Sharmaa ke denge tohe madiraa ke pyaale

Prem deewaani hun main Sapnon ki raani hun main
Pichle janam se teri prem kahaanii hun main
Aa is janam mein bhi tu apna bana le

Zara Si Aahat Hoti Hai – Haqeeqat (1964)

This classic by Madan Mohan and Lata Mangeshkar is from the film Haqeeqat (1964), picturized on Priya Rajvansh.

Lyrics: Kaifi Azmi

Zara Si Aahat Hoti Hai To Dil Sochta Hai
Kahin Yeh Woh To Nahin

Chhup Ke Seene Mein Koi Jaise Sadaa Deta Hai
Shaam Se Pehle Diya Dil Ka Jalaa Deta Hai
Hai Usi Ki Yeh Sadaa, Hai Usi Ki Yeh Adaa

Shakl Phirti Hai Nigahon Mein Wohi Pyaari Si
Meri Nas Nas Mein Machalne Lagi Chingari Si
Chhoo Gayi Jism Mera, Kiske Daaman Ki Hawa

Agar Mujhse Mohabbat Hai – Aap Ki Parchhaiyaan (1964)

Classic gem from Aap ki Parchiyan (1964) by Madan Mohan and Lata, this song is picturized on Dharmendra and Supriya Choudhury.

Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

Agar Mujh Se Muhabbat Hai Mujhe Sab Apane Gam De Do
In Aankhon Kaa Har Ik Aansuu Mujhe Meri Qasam De Do

Tumhaare Gam Ko Apanaa Gam Banaa Luun To Qaraar Aaye
Tumhaaraa Dard Seene Mein Chhupaa Luun To Qaraar Aaye
Vo Har Shay Jo Tumhen Dukh De Mujhe Mere Sanam De Do

Sharik-E-Zindagi Ko Kyuun Sharik-E-Gam Nahin Karte
Dukhon Ko Baat Kar Kyuun In Dukhon Ko Kam Nahin Karte
Tadap Is Dil Ki Thodi Si Mujhe mere Sanam De Do

In aankhon mein na ab mujhko aansoo nazar aaye
Tanahat ki rahe aankhen sada yeh honth muskayen
Mujhe apni sabhi aanhe sabhi dard-e-alam de do