Jaane Waalo Zaraa Mud Ke Dekho Mujhe…
By Shrirang Nawathe
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We have been listening Rafi Sahab’s umpteen number of melodious songs day in and day out. It is difficult to choose the one to be shared here on his PUNYA TITHI today. Whether I choose Yaad na Jaye Beete dino ki…or Baharo Fool Barsao or Japan Love in Tokyo,or Jaane chaman shola badan….or Taareef karu kya uski or O duniya ke rakhwale…or Ai dil hai mushkil jeena yaha…????? Oh. A big problem for music lover to select one song for sharing with all….
However, to make my life easier I decided few points and concentrated on those to have one of the best songs of Rafi sb. When I thought on a common denominator Melody, it made my choice much easier as I knew that, whatever may be my selection, the song would be Melodious as it was sung by King of Melodies himself.
I surely wanted to stick to Golden Era of Hindi Film Music and counted for a song from a movie of 1964.(ThePeak of Golden era of sixtees).The movie selected was DOSTI.
Rethinking on my choice, I was puzzled to go further as all the songs from Dosti were super duper hits and too melodious. It may not be an exaggeration to assume that, DOSTI was a movie where Mohd Rafi sb was a real hero of the movie the way he contributed his talent. It was Rafi sb who had Lion’s share in making Dosti successful all the way.
Though, Dosti itself was an excellent movie with strong back up of story writing, simple but very touching act by Sushil Kumar, Sudhir Kumar and all, the fact remains that, The Music and especially the melodious songs played a great role in making every scene effective in the movie. Laxmikant Pyarelal duo were Masterpiece to create everlasting impact through these songs in the movie. LP had right choice before them when they requested Rafi Sb to contribute for the movie and it was again Rafi Sahab who made each song a gem of itself and memorable for ever. Each and every song of Dosti was par excellence and became super duper hit.
We recollect all these songs and are dumbstruck to see the beauty behind the songs.
Majrooh Sultanpuri was master creator to pen down the songs showcasing Philosophy of Life in simplest wordings…One can recall the lines of Rahi Manwaa Dukh ki Chinta..( Start itself had a philosophical touch when Majrooh sahib wrote and Rafi sb sang…Dukh Ho Ya Sukh Jab Sadaa sang rahe na Koy, Fir Dukh ko Apnaaiye Ke Jaye to Dukh na Hoy).Thus life explained in two simple lines by charismatic Majrooh sahib..hats off to him.
Each song has a different style and one can easily enjoy the variations produced by Rafi sb when singing these melodies. The tunes were so touching and catchy that, Remembering these songs even after 50 years of creation does not require special efforts and one can rejoice remembering and humming these melodies which are immortal.
Chahungaa mai tujhe …had a different style when Rafi sb takes MITWAA MERE YAAR.. to highest pitches and put us there hanging with the thoughts to ponder upon. Mera to Jo bhi kadam hai had shown us a different style of Rafi sb just opposite to Chaunga mai tujhe…as this song was sung in lower pitch but so melodious he was that, one can easily be with him in this song too. Expressions was his mastery.
Koi jab raah na paaye was no exception when he melodiously convinced the listener for his viewpoint just by sheer expressions.
RD Burman was also associated with the movie when he agreed to play Mouth Organ tunes for Laxmikant who was his friend and thus we had all such beautiful tunes from a legend.
While we have all these beautiful numbers form the same movie by one and only Rafi sb, I had selected the most melodious and impressive song for today.
Jaane Walo Zaraa mud ke dekho Mujhe- The genius RD Burman’s melodious piece on Mouth Organ starts the song. Along with humming of Rafi sahib adds flying colors further. Group violin was a strength of LP and they used it so effectively here too. Rafi sbs rendition was with full of expressions and justice to each and every word penned by Majrooh.
The song was picturised on a blind person (Sudhir Kumar) and hence his thought pattern was very well expressed by Majrooh sb .He gives the message to the world by saying Is anokhe jagat ki mai takdeer hun, mai vidhata ke haatho ki tasweer hun…He considers himself a blessing from the GOD rather than cursing himself on his blindness which itself spreads a very powerful positive message to the society.
Moreover he tries to convince the crowd that, life of a two eyed ones and the blind ones are alike when he calls for Mere paas aao chhodo ye sara bharam,, jo mera dukh vohi hai tumahra bhi gham…what a thought of positivity by equaling himself to the lucky ones of the world. It is a message particularly to the ones who have a habit of complaining and crying always in the society. Let them learn to think radically opposite and start living the life joyously instead of wasting time in all sorts of complaints and negativity.
Dekhta hun tumhe, Janta hun tumhe , Lakh Anjaan hun mai tumahri tarah…was an expression where complexity of life is revealed in very simple words.
Excellent use of Guitar, Mandolin, Group Violin and Rhythm instruments like Dholak and Tabla took the song to great heights. Above all, Rafi sahab’s sweet , melodious voice with clear expressions and variation has made the song memorable for ever.
On his Punya Tithi, we once again are reminded and attracted by his purely divine voice and want to stay for a while with him through his melodious calling … JAANE WALO ZARA MUD KE DEKHO MUJHE….