We have travelled through the three important paths – Male Solo songs, Female Solo Songs- those of singers other than Lata Manageshkar and those of Lata Mangeshkar – on our Micro View journey of Best songs of 1949: And the winners are?. We will now explore Duets. To begin with we will take up the most popular form – the Male Female Duets.
We will list such duets w.r.t. the male playback singer. Also, when I have two songs to choose from a film, if I do choose both, then one which is more popular even today is taken up as MY Top Choice selection song.
Duets of Mohammad Rafi
+ Lata Mangeshkar
Yun To Aapas Mein Bigadate Hain, Khafa Hote Hain – Andaz – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Sun Lo Dil Ka Afasana – Andaz (Not released song) – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Apni Nazar Se Door Woh, Unki Nazar Se Door Hum – Bazar – Shyam Sunder – Qamar Jalalabadi
Mil Mil Ke Gayenge Ho Ho Dil Yahan – Dulari – Naushad – Sakeel Badayuni
Lambi Zoru Badi Musibat, Na Din Dekhe Na Raat – Ek Thi Ladki – Vinod – Aziz Kashmiri
Jara Tumne Dekha To Pyaar Aa Gaya – Jaltarag – Husnlal Bhagatram – Kaif Irfani
Tadpa Ke Mujhe Ab Chhod Diya – Namoona – C Ramchandra – Gulshan Jalalabadi
Humne Tera Pyar Pa Liya – Lacchi – Hansraj Behl – Mulkraj Bhakari
Dil Le Ke Chhupanewale – Paras – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni
Sun To Lo Mera Afsana – Raat Ki Raani – Hansraj Behl – Darbari Lal Shamim
Sada Rahe Din Yahi Hamare, Sada Rahe Yahi Raatein – Sawan Bhadon – Husnlal Bhagatram – Mulk Rak Bhakari
Sajan Ki Oat Le Ke, Hathon Mein Hath De Ke – Zevrat – Hansraj Behl – Habib Sarhadi
In the next episode we will take up Mohammad Rafi’s duets with Suraiya and with Shamshad Begum.