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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