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Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music – June, 2016

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Welcome to June 2016 edition of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.

We begin with our regular Anniversaries section.

Songs of Yore completes six years is certainly quite an milestone to celebrate. True to the signature style of the blog, the post contains great, quite unheard of songs, For example:

Celebrating the Urs of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, Part I: The Song is about THE song. A lot of people know about the origins of the poem, the Sufi poets, etc. What most people don’t seem to know about is the man who composed the music for this song – that is, the music that the famous Sufi poem has been sung to by thousands or millions of people over the last several decades. That man is the Pakistani film composer Master Ashiq Hussain. The film was Jabroo (1956) – Lal Meri Pat Rakhio.  Part II: The Festival presents a few good documentary clips and also am transcribing an interesting and amusing piece of writing from a favorite book.

We now take a look at posts on other subjects –

Shankar-Jaikishan’s female dance duets – The earlier post on Shankar-Jaikishan’s dance songs for Lata Mangeshkar has had generated a great deal of enthusiasm. Here is the follow-on one on female dance duets. We have picked up a few less-heard ones here:

Romance of letters – Both Hollywood and Bollywood have letters as integral part of many films, but Bollywood goes one step ahead in having letter songs which may not necessarily carry the story forward, but so what, Indian audiences need their quota of dance and songs.

We also take opportunity to re-visit My Favourites: Letters in Verse

First films of some music directorsArunabh Chowdhuri – is a very interesting collection of basic facts and related trivia, for example “What is even more odd is that Lata  Mangeshkar  sang  for  Khayyaam  before  she sang for Anil Biswas, SJ or Khemchand Prakash.  The HEER RANJHA song “Kaahe Ko Deenhi  Bides” is a traditional Avadhi song now credited to Ameer Khusro.  Lata sang it then, and Jagjit Kaur repeated it in UMRAAO JAAN – more than 30 years later!Life Lessons From Hindi Films –are lightly put across in a serious tone. As we go through the comments we see that Dusted Off also had two articles in a similar vein. The earlier one is Ten Great Bollywood Mysteries, and the second one (Why I love the comforts of old Hindi cinema) can be accessed through the link in this article: Why I love the comforts of old Hindi cinema

My Favourites: The Rain in Ten Moods – Three years ago, around this time, we have read a post on rain songs, which was followed by another.  After two posts on rain songs, we now have one on rain scenes. One of the comments on this article states that a scene from Ascenseur pour l’efachaud  does not have the rain but it’s there in the memory unless of course time has etched in something that wasn’t there. But Moreau and the camera and the music are amazing (and the rain later perhaps).

My Favourites: The ‘Mawsome is Awesome’ Songs surely have plenty of songs celebrating the generic ‘mausam’. Here are some of the less-heard ones:

  • Mausam aaya hai rangeen  – Dholak (1951) – Satish Batra, Sulochana Kadam – Shyam Sunder – Aziz Kashmiri
  • Mausam ye pukare  – Burma Road (1962) – Talat Mehmood, Lata Mangeshkar – Chitragupt – Majrooh Sultanpuri
  • Ye hawa ye mastana mausam – Akeli Mat Jaiyo (1963) – Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi – Madan Mohan – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Ten of my favourite philosophical songs – focus on a philosophy of life. The philosophy shouldn’t be hidden away behind another agenda; the philosophy must be the main theme of the song. The discussion on the post has mentioned a very typical song. The songs filmed on comedians, invariably would include a dose of philosophy of life.

On a biography of Shashi Kapoor, householder and movie staressay-cum-review for Open magazine of  Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, the Star – “In between all this, I was struck by Kapoor’s dignified turn as a modern-day Karna in Kalyug,… and dimly aware of his pencil-moustached “serious” roles in films like New Delhi Times and Vijeta. Though not one of my very favourite actors, he was always a pleasing personality, and even at a time when I was more interested in macho men and less so in sensitive, dreamy-eyed heroes like Shashi and his nephew Rishi, I think I realized there was something special about someone who could easily shift between the mainstream films I liked and the somber ones by Shyam Benegal and others.”

Manna from heaven is the melancholic, pining-for-the-past melody Coffee House er adda. The song penned by Gauriprasanna Majumdar recounts the Coffee House days of seven friends, who sat over endless cups and cheap charminar cigarettes burning between their lips with dreams to make it big.

Suraiya & Ashok Kumar in unreleased Wajid Ali Shah (1953) Suraiya & Ashok Kumar in unreleased Wajid Ali Shah (1953)

 British director Herbert Marshall, making English version of  “Wajid Ali Shah”, puts Oudh’s last king (played by Ashok Kumar) in good humor.  Suraiya can be seen smiling in the background. The film was shelved later.

Famous Singers and their Signature Singing Styles – Anjana Mohan very succinctly reviews singing styles of Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, K J Yesudas, Begum Akhtar, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle

Muhammad Ali, the legendary boxer, dies at 74

Muhammad Ali hands over a plaque to Mohammed Rafi

Muhammad Ali hands over a plaque to Mohammed Rafi in an undated picture from Yasmin Rafi’s collection

Suspense, Romance, Crime Thrillers, Offbeat, Social Drama: The Trend-setting Films of Raj Khosla By Peeyush Sharma

Raj Khosla - a rare picture, when he was 21

A rare picture of 21 years old Raj Khosla who made his debut as an actor in Raen Basera (1946). However, this film is not documented in his biography or elsewhere. (Pic: Pakanati Lakshmi Priya of Old Is Gold FB Group)

The post, as expected contains a large amount of facts, trvias and songs. For example – Khosla dug out an aborted Guru Dutt venture (Raaz) and made it into Woh Kaun Thi (1964). (Incidentally, the Tamil Nadu chief minister, Jayalalitha acted the part in both Tamil and Telugu remakes). We have picked up one song mentioned in the article –

Humse Bhi Kar Lo Kabhi Kabhi Meethi Meethi Do Baatein – Milap (1955) – Geeta Dutt – N Dutta (debut film of N Dutta as well) – Sahir Ludhyanvi

Re-claiming Indian Parallel Cinema Omar Ahmed

Rare poster of Sara Akash

 

Rare poster of Sara Akash, one of the 3 films – the other two being Mani Kaul’s Uski Roti (1969) and Mrinal Sens’s Bhuwan Shome (1969) –  that ushered in the Indian New Wave cinema in 1969-70
(Pic: A Manzil of Memories: Rare memorabilia from Basu Chatterji’s films)

 

 

In Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @SoY, we have first taken up Male Solo Songs Till now, we have covered G M Durrani, Talat Mahmood, Surendra and ‘Other’ Male Playback Singers , Mukesh and Mohammad Rafi’s ever green solo songs, first and second part of  Other Noteworthy Solo songs

We end our present episode with posts/ articles that cover Mohammed Rafi, from a wide-ranging point of views –

We have picked up two of the rare and nice of the 10 songs of Mohammad Rafi that you are not heard of:

A to Z of Mohd. Rafi SongsAchal Rangaswamy has listed one song per an alphabet that encompasses every emotion, every mood and every kind of expression a singer could display

I look forward to receive your inputs for further enriching the contents of the posts…..

The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Male Solo Songs – Mohammed Rafi – 3

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We have covered solo songs of G M Durrani + Talat Mahamood, Surendra + ‘Other’ Male Singers, Mukesh. We also have listened to Mohammed Rafi’s evergreen solo songs. In the last episode we listened to the first batch of Mohammed Rafi’s other noteworthy songs which could not measure up on the same level of popularity.

We will now conclude Solo Songs of Mohammed Rafi with the last batch of other noteworthy songs which could not measure up on the same level of popularity.

Ek Din Ek Dil Armaan Bhara Dil, Ulfat Se Do Chaar Hua – Garibi – Bulo C Rani – B R Sharma

Toote Hue Dil Ko Ulfat Ka Bas Itna Fasana – Hamari Manzil – Husnlal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi

Hai Kam Muhabbat Ka Faryad Karna – Jal Tarang – Husnlal Bhagatram – Kaif Irfani

Tumhe Sunaye Ek Kahani Hai Yeh Badi Suhani – Jal Tarang – Husnlal Bhagatram – Kaif Irfani

Samay Ka Chakkar Sau Bal Khaye – Raaz – Malik Sardar – Meeraji

Dam Ghoontata Hai Dil Jalta Hai – Raat Ki Raani – Hansraj Behl

Dil Toota Armaan Lootey – Roomal – Hansraj Behl – Mulkraj Bhakri

Teer Teer Pe Teer Khayeja, Julmon Ke Sitam Uthayeja – Rooplekha – Khan Mastana – Khumar Bara Banqavi

Tera Paigham Leke Seene Mein – Shoharat – Aziz Hindi – Tanveer Naqvi

With this we come to the end our journey of Male solo songs for the year 1949.

In the next episode we will take up my choice of the Top 10 Male Solo Songs for 1949.

Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs – June, 2016

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Welcome to June, 2016 edition of Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs.

We have taken up familiarisation of different elements of new ISO 9001-

In the present episode, we will take up one more key change in the 2015 version of ISO 9001 – Leadership and Commitment.

What Does ‘Top Management’ Commitment Mean for Management Systems?

The article lists lot of actions, objectives and ‘ensuring’ for Top Management to do! Yes, such listing is just a superficial summary of the clauses from the ISO 9001 standard. For a detailed discussion on these specific requirements, their implementation or demonstrated effectiveness, a full-fledged article is called for.

How to comply with new leadership requirements in ISO 9001:2015 – Mark Hammar

In many ways, the leadership requirements in the (draft version of) the 2015 update to ISO 9001 are not new. ISO 9001 has always had the leadership importance of top management as one of the seven quality management principles that form the basis of the standard.

Here are some things that are important to show that top management has a commitment to the Quality Management System:

  • QMS effectiveness is measured, and management is involved in assessing this.
  • The Quality Policy and objectives are in place per management direction, communicated in the organization, and tracked for progress.
  • The QMS is part of the business processes, not a side project.
  • Resource needs are reviewed and addressed by management.
  • Continual improvement is promoted and supported by management.
  • There is a way to ensure customer, statutory, and regulatory requirements are understood and met, and people understand why this is important.
  • There is a management focus on customer satisfaction.
  • Organizational roles, responsibilities, and authorities are assigned, understood by the person who is assigned, and known to those employees who need to assess a person in a certain role.

Role of Top Management in ISO’s 2015 – Leadership or Management? – Cliff Poon

 Leadership - Cliff Poon

Leadership impacts behaviour of individual whereas Management focuses on processes.

Correlation matrices between ISO 9001-2008 and ISO 9001-2015

Leadership and commitment 9001-2015

ISO 9001 Responsibilities of Top Management is initiated right from the design stage and spans through the implementation and maintenance of the QMS after registration stage:

  1. Define ‘quality’ in the form of objectives to help internal communication of what is to be achieved (product and service requirements, process effectiveness and efficiency, customer perception etc.)
  2. Show that the business is central to the system: use your normal business language, not ‘quality’ or ISO 9001 terms.
  3. Produce a simple top-level, “big picture” of your business processes to show how the system improves results by focusing on the improvement of processes.
  4. Demonstrate your commitment to continual improvement by focusing on the next improvement and by taking it seriously.
  5. Show that the ‘quality’ approach is becoming instituted by integrating reviews into normal management cycles.
  6. Ensure that records are turned visibly into management information so that people keeping them understand their importance.

The Changing Role Of The Quality Management Representative (QMR)

“For increased leadership and commitment by top management to be successful, top management must not see quality management as an appendix in addition to the actual requirements of business processes”, explains Ulrich Wegner, Technical Head of TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH. “Instead, quality management should be closely intermeshed with strategic planning and, where possible, the management control system, and thus with actual corporate management. To reach this goal, organisations must clearly define the roles and responsibilities of managers and executives in the field of quality management.”

Those rare organisations in which QMRs are still operating as ‘lone warriors’ will definitely need to undertake some adjustments to meet the requirements defined in the new ISO 9001.

10 Ways Leaders Can Drive Continual Improvement

  • State Your Belief in Continual ImprovementContinual-Improvement - 10 leadership ways
  • Explain Why Continual Improvement is Important
  • Empower, but be a Servant Leader
  • Participate in Continual Improvement Yourself
  • Ask for Continual Improvement Ideas and Opportunities
  • Don’t Require Every Improvement to be an Event or Project
  • Emphasize Small Ideas
  • Ask for More than Just Cost Savings
  • Look at Processes Instead of Blaming People
  • Keep Asking for Continual Improvement

Top Managers management of Management System

Management-of-Management-System Jan Olsson

A Management System is a tool for top management to enable successful business. Often this tool is managed by an Operational Development manager. Top management shall transform strategic directions, threats and opportunities together with stakeholder interests in to requirements on processes, organization structures and controls. Operational Development manager will design the details of the management system in close cooperation with operational management. Managers will drive and ensure utilization and performance will be monitored. Top management will then be involved in the evaluation of the Management System performance Review and additional or changed requirements will be given in order to improve the Management System.

Success without top management commitment?

Top Management

ISO 9001:2015 – Practical Leadership – .

Practical Leadershp-Website-Blog-In-Article

 

“True *Freedom* is not the absence of structure but rather a clear structure which enables people to work within established boundaries in an autonomous and creative way.” Rosabeth Moss Kanter[i]

 

 

These video clips also help in understanding the subject :

Understanding ISO 9001:2015: Top managementPeter van Nederpelt

ISO 9001:2015 Leadership and Top Management CommitmentWarren Alford

ISO 9001 2015 Clause 5 Leadership

The new version of the management system standards now requires the organization’s top management to be far more proactive and involved. We will expand the subject and take up the ‘Leadership’ in the Other ISO Management Standards in our July, 2016 episode.

We will now turn to our regular sections:

ASQ CEO, Bill Troy in his ASQ’s Influential Voice had mentioned about ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement, held May 16-18, 2016 in Milwaukee. We now have the updates on the event:

Top 10 Books for Those New to Quality would prove to be a very handy reference to quality professionals of all hues:

  1. The Quality Toolbox, Second Edition by Nancy R. Tague
  2. The ASQ Quality Improvement Pocket Guide: Basic History, Concepts, Tools, and Relationships edited by Grace L. Duffy
  3. The ASQ Pocket Guide to Root Cause Analysis by Bjørn Andersen and Tom Natland Fagerhaug
  4. Process Improvement Simplified: A How-to Book for Success in any Organization by James B. King, Francis G. King , and Michael W. R. Davis
  5. The Certified Quality Improvement Associate Handbook, Third Edition: Basic Quality Principles and Practices edited by Russell T. Westcott and Grace L. Duffy
  6. Performance Metrics: The Levers for Process Management by Duke Okes
  7. The Memory Jogger 2, Second Edition: A Pocket Guide of Tools for Continuous Improvement and Effective Planning by Michael Brassard and Diane Ritter
  8. The Essential Deming: Leadership Principles from the Father of Quality by Joyce Nilsson Orsini PhD.
  9. Principles of Quality Costs, Fourth Edition: Financial Measures for Strategic Implementation of Quality Management edited by Douglas C. Wood
  10. Outcomes, Performance, Structure: Three Keys to Organizational Excellence by Michael E. Gallery and Stephen C. Carey

June, 2016 Roundtable: Employee Engagement discusses the question – To what extent do organizations engage employees about the importance of quality? How should companies approach this issue, and how can they avoid “sloganeering” and make a real difference?

We now watch the latest ASQ TV  episodes:

  • Employee Engagement: This episode discusses the importance of having engaged employees to boost initiative and creativity in the workplace, which ultimately leads to breakthrough performance. Determine whether changes are necessary in your business operations.

Workplace spirit: LINK
Maintenance Required: LINK

  •  Alternatives to Brainstorming: Carol Knight-Wallace, principal, Knight Vantage Consulting, says the traditional form of brainstorming is no longer effective. In this brief interview, Knight-Wallace, explains why you should look to other forms of brainstorming and what you should be looking for in the tool.
  • 2016 ASQ World Conference Recap on Quality and Improvement

In Jim L. Smith’s Jim’s Gems for the month of May, 2016, we have –

  • Use Six Sigma Selfishly – Quality professionals should apply DMAIC six sigma processes to enhance their careers.

Jim's GemsFirst, define your career’s purpose and scope. Then determine how you are going to reach these milestones. Write down actions to needed to make the adjustments. Assess your current situation w.r.t. the requirements for attaining the milestones so as to identify the gaps. Now analyze your career process using these two important questions: do you now know better where you stand; and how to get where you need to be in order to fulfill your career goals? In this stage, it is helpful to involve a friend or mentor. An outsider can often help determine whether you have taken the appropriate steps or how realistic your process has been up to this point. In the control phase the challenge is to maintain your progress by learning from the past.

I look forward to your active participation in enriching the blog carnival as we pursue our journey in exploring the happenings across quality management blogs…………

Note: The images depicted here above are through courtesy of respective websites who have the copyrights for the respective images.

[i]  Rosabeth Moss Kanter at TEDxBeaconStreet : Six Keys to Leading Positive Change

The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Male Solo Songs – Mohammed Rafi – 2

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We have covered solo songs of G M Durrani + Talat Mahamood, Surendra + ‘Other’ Male Singers, Mukesh. In the last episode we also listened to Mohammed Rafi’s evergreen solo songs till now.

We will now take up Mohammed Rafi’s other noteworthy songs which could not measure up on the same level of popularity.

O Jaanewale Chand Zara Muskara Ke Ja – Bazaar – Shyam Sundar – Qamar Jalalabadi

Mere Bhagwan Tu Mujhe Yoon Hi Barbaad Rehane De – Bazaar – Shyam Sundar

Shaheedo Tumko Mera Salaam – Bazaar – Shyam Sundar

Kyon Garm Sard Hote Ho – Chakori – Hansraj Behl – Mulkraj Bhakari

Dil Ki Dil Mein Rahi – Chakori – Hansraj Behl – Mulkraj Bhakari

Ek Dukhiya Jawani Ki Bas Itni Kahani – Chakori – Hansraj Behl – Mulkraj Bhakari

Zahe Kismat Zahe Kismat Teri Mehfil Se – Chilman – Hanuman Prasad – S K Chhibar

Jab Yaad Kiya Hum Yaad Aaye Hai – Chilman – Hanuman Prasad

Is waade ka matlab kya samjhun – Duniya – C Ramchandra

Rona hai to ro chupke chupke – Duniya – C Ramchandra

In the continuing next episode we will continue with the last of the Mohammad Rafi’s noteworthy, but not so popular, songs.

Fading Memories….Unforgettable Songs: June, 2016

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Welcome to our June, 2016 episode of ‘Fading Memories. Unforgettable Songs’. I have cast my net to suggestions from the friends as well as my own random search for the present episode.

We will first take up a few of the songs of 1940s. These songs have been forwarded by Sumantbhai (Dadu) from his great treasure trove collection.

Sautan Ke Ghar Na JaiyoAabroo 1943 – Sitara Devi – Pt Govindram

A young, petite Sitara Devi performing so effortlessly what may be termed as ‘cabaret’ of those days!  With a typical Kothawali song mukhda, Sitara Devi’s known expertise in Kathak dance form, shall we call this song a fusion recipe!!

Pune Se Layi Paan Re – Aabroo(1943) – Sitara Devi and Nazir –  Pt. Govindram

This is one great find while searching for the YT link to the previous song. This stage show is our own home-cooked recipe…..

Ghunghat Pat Nahin KholuN, Mukh Se Koochch Na BoluN – Bharthari 1944 – Kajjan Bai – Khemchand Prakash

Kookat Koyaliya Kunjanme  – Bharathari  1944 – Kajjan Bai – Khemchand  Prakash

While searching for the YT links to the two unknown gems of Kajjanbai, I landed upon –

Chanda Des Piya Ke Jaa – Bharathari 1944 – Amirbai Karnataki – Khemchand Prakash

This is one of those songs that I always had the very back of the memory, but called a trigger by Sumantbhai to get this song to listen to.  This must rank as one of the great songs of Amirbai Karnataki.

Maana Ke Tum Hasin Ho – Moorti 1945 – Mukesh – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

Here is one of those rare Mukesh ‘sweet’ melodies that missed the popularity band wagon. What else Bulo C Rani could have done to hit the jackpot?

Whilst on a YT link search for the previous songs, I landed upon –

Tailap Ki Nagri Mein Gana Nahin Bajana NahinPrithvi Vallabh 1943 – Menka Bai & Rafiq Ghaznavi – Saraswati Devi

Prithvi VallabhI recall that we had bought the cans of this film for screening in our open-air garden theatre of our colony in 1960s.  It was this film that had led me to read the novel, written so majestically by K M Munshi (a.k.a. Kanhaiyalal Munshi.) K M Munshi was a close associate of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel during the integration of the states in the post-independence period as well in the reconstruction of the Somnath temple. He has penned some of the classic Gujarati works. He is also equally well-remembered as the founder of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

The principal protégé in this song, Sohrab Modi, is one name that shall be remembered in the history of Indian Films for his stellar contribution in so far as the films on historical subjects are concerned. YT search also gives us an excellent Films Division documentary, directed by Yash Chaudhary : Sohrab Modi

We now go back to recall some unfinished agenda of our April, 2016 episode.

We had taken upon a very selective look at some of the songs @ Ode to the Great Indian Family that have been set to some of our basic family relationships.  Presently, we will take up one more song, which also would lead us to the songs of a related subject in our present episode –

Meri Chhoti Si Bahan Dekho Gahne Pahan Sasural Chali Hai Ban Than Ke – Toofan Aur Diya (1956) – Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt – Vasant Desai – Bharat Vyas

This song talks about the sister getting ready to leave her (father’s) home and take up a new life at her in-laws home. This particular event in a traditional Indian marriage ceremony is remembered by our friend Bhagwan Thavrani, too.

Remember that Lata gem  Doli Chad Ke Heer Ne Bain Kiye from HEER RANJHA ? It is such a heart- rending Farewell-to-Daugher Song where Heer takes leave of her parents, and her beloved Ranjhana too, before going to her sasuraal…

This genre of songs, is sung in the style of lamentation (Bain – बैन, a sort of silent weeping,विलाप). In traditional Punjabi folk music form, it is usually sung in Punjabi Bhairavi without any percussion of rhythm and itself is called HEER.

One of the foremost Punjabi “heer”’ singer is Asa Singh ‘Mastana’ whose famous Heer Lo Apana Jahan Duniyawalon, Ham Is Duniya Ko Chhod Chale from the film DOOJ KA CHAND (1964, Roshan, Sahir Ludhyanvi) we have heard and enjoyed immensely.

HEER RAANJHA is originally a Punjabi epic verse written by Sufi poet Waris Shah of 18th century and various portions of that long epic are sung as HEERS by many Punjabi folk singers including Asa singh. The story has been made into three pre-independance films of the same name and another in 1948 which had some good Lata and Geeta Dutt songs. The movie we all know was made in 1971 by Chetan Anand which was unique in the sense that it was in an opera form with all the dialogues in verse written by the great Kaifi Azmi. There are a couple of Pakistani films and a Punjabi movie also based on the epic love story. Punjab had incidentally, other love stories of Mirza Saahibaan and Sohni Mahiwal too. A few films have been made on these stories as well, but this one was the most famous and tragic.

In between, there was an Indian movie of 1956, named HEER, starring Nutan and Pradeep Kumar with music by Anil Biswas. This film did not have a Heer Song.

And we, the music maniacs can never forget the great HEER from MERA NAAM JOKER which, to me is the best of Heer’s (even better than Lata’s Heer, again to me!) – Sadke Heer Tujh Pe Faqeer Sadke. Mohammed Rafi is simply divine in this song. For this Heer, we all have to not only salute the great Rafi but also to Raj Kapoor who knew very well that this Heer is not Mukesh’s cup of tea and only and only Rafi can do full justice to it….

We have also pick up two of several classic Heer renderings:

Heer Waris Shah – Heer Ranja (Pakistani) 1970 – Noor Jehan, Ghulam Ali & Naseem Begum

Ghulam Ali

We will end our present episode with two very unique Mohammed Rafi Songs. I picked up the first one while searching for Pt. Govindram – Mohammed Rafi combination.

Tera Jalwa Jisne Dekha Wo Deewana Ho Gaya – Laila Majnu (1945) – with S D Batish – Pt. Govind Ram – Tanvir Naqvi

To the veteran YT visitors this is quite a known clip for its fame on account of the song being one in which Mohammed Rafi has played a cameo role.

If Rafi saab is cannot be seen quite easily in this clip, then there is another one wherein we can clearly see Rafi @ 0.36.

Some of us cannot be faulted for recalling a more popular version of this mukhda,

Tera Jalwa Jisne Dekha Woh Tera Ho Gaya, Main Ho Gayee Kisi Ki Who Mera Ho Gaya – Ujala (1959) – Lata Mangeshkar – Shanker Jaikishan – Hasrat Jaipuri

 

Whilst I was searching for Khayyam – Manna Dey combination songs, I came up on –

Mohabbat Aisi Hoti Hai– Shola Aur Shabnam (1961)- with  Manna Dey, Jagjit Kaur –

As may be seen from the clip, the song must have been visualised to represent some very unique situation. However, for us what is perhaps more interesting is the very typical Rafi and Manna Dey gay abandon that can be felt in this song

If you have such songs to share, you are most heartily welcome…..

The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Male Solo Songs – Mohammed Rafi – 1

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We have covered solo songs of G M Durrani + Talat Mahamood, Surendra + ‘Other’ Male Singers and those of Mukesh till now. We will now take up Solo Songs of Mohammad Rafi.

For the year of 1949, we have a fairly large number of solo songs of Mohammad Rafi, both in terms of number of films or number of music directors who chose Mohammad Rafi.  In fact the total number is large enough to warrant the coverage of these songs in more than one episode.

Here also we will split the songs in two categories – one in which were popular then and are even now and the other which do merit note but fall short on the comparative yardstick of popularity.

Mohabbat ke dhokhe mein koi na aaye – Badi Bahen – Naushad – Quamar Jalalabadi

Tum Humein Bhool Gaye Humna Tumhe Bhoola Sake – Balam – Husnlal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi

Thukarake Hame Chal Diye – Balam – Husnlal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi

Main Jindagi Mein Har Dam Rota Hi Raha Hun – Barsaat – Shanker Jaikishan – Hasrat Jaipuri

Dil ho unhe Mubarak jo dil ko dhoondte hain – Chandani Raat – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Is duniya mein ae dilwalo dil ka lagana khel nahi – Dillagi – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Tere Kooche Mein Aramanonki Duniya Le Ke Aaya Hun – Dillagi – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Suhani raat dhal chuki – Dulari – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Dil ki lagi ne humko deewana karke chhoda – Paras – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Jin raaton mein neend ud jati hai – Raat Ki Raani – Hansraj Bahl – Arzoo Lakhanavi

In the continuing next episode we will take up Mohammad Rafi’s noteworthy, but not so popular, songs.

The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Male Solo Songs – Mukesh

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Till now, we have covered solo songs of G M Durrani + Talat Mahamood and Surendra + ‘Other’ Male Singers. In other words we have fully covered the fringe and are ready to move to the core.

We will take up Solo Songs of Mukesh in our present episode.

The songs that we have selected here fall in three broad categories.

The first one is the songs that were, and still have been exceedingly popular. These are:

Baharon Ne Jise Chheda Hai – Sunhere Din (1949) – Gyan Dutt

Hum aaj kahin dil kho baithe – Andaz – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Tu kahe agar jeevan bhar – Andaz – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Toote na dil toote na – Andaz – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Jhoom jhoom ke nacho aaj – Andaz – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri

The other category is the songs that have been noteworthy, but could not attain the sustained popularity

Unki Gali Mein Aye Hum Kehdo Koi – Nazare – Bulo C Rani – Rajendra Krishna

Lut Gaya Din Raat Ka Araam Kyun – Lekh – Krishna Dayal – Qamar Jalalabadi

Rut Hai Suhani,Rut Hai Suhani – Thes – With Chorus –  Snehal Bhatkar – Kidar Sharma

Bhaghwan Jo Tera Bhi Bhaghwan Koi Hota – Thes – Snehal Bhatkar – Kidar Sharma

Third one is the songs that were not released in the final version of the film. These are:

Kyun Pheri Nazar – Anokhi Ada Naushad – Anjum Pilibhiti (Record No. 88034)

Sunaoun Kya Main Gham Apna – Andaz – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri (Record No. 88035)

Ik Tu Ke Sar Utha Ke Chala – Monika- R S Banerji – (Record No. 35809)

[The film was never completed, so no censor certificate awarded. However, records were published.]

(The corrected information for these three songs is provided by Shri Harish Raghuvanshi.)

In our next and final episode(s) of Solo Male Songs of individual singers, for the year 1949, we will take up Solo Songs of Mohammed Raf.

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