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Nafrat Songs of Rafiji

This article is written by Mr. H.V.Guru Murthy

Mohd RafiMohammed Rafi Saab was very much at ease while singing any type of songs. He used to sing all types of songs effortlessly as usual maintaining the melody and his forte, throw of words. Whenever there are situations in our Films when the hero is betrayed by the Heroine, usually our Heroes sing songs wishing the heroine all the best and also narrate how they would sacrifice their love for the sake of her. But, as I recollect, there are two rare songs sung by Rafi Saab, where the hero expresses his hatred for his lady love for betraying him and the songs have hatred or Nafrat as the main theme.

The first song which comes to mind is “Guzaren Hai Aaj Ishq Me” from DIL DIYA DARD LIYA written by Shakeel Badayuni and music by Naushad picturised on the great Dilip Kumar. Betrayed by Waheeda Rehaman, DK sings the song and wishes that she also suffers the same fate what he has been subjected to. Guzare Hain Aaj Ishq Mein Hum Us Maqaam Se, Nafrat Si Ho Gayi Hai Mohabbat Ke Naam Se, the hero expresses his anguish and says that he has developed hatred for the word ‘Mohabbat’.

[audio:DilDiyaDardLiya_GuzarenHeinAajIshq.mp3]
Listen to Guzaren Hai Aaj Ishq Me

In the first stanza, he says that he never expected her to waver from the path of loyalty nor that her eyes will emit poison or hatred:

Hamko Na Ye Gumaan Tha,
O Sangdil Sanam, Raah-E-Vafaa Se
Tere Behak Jaaenge Qadam
Chhalkega Zahar Bhi Teri
Aankhon Ke Jaam Se

In the second stanza, the hero becomes more vocal and wishes that her heart is also broken and she also veils and faces unhappiness.

O Bewafaa Tera Bhi Yunhi Toot Jaaye Dil

Tu Bhi Tadap-Tadap Ke Pukaare Ke Haay Dil
Tera Bhi Saamna Ho Kabhi, Gham Ki Shaam Se

The third stanza further expresses the hatred of the hero when he clearly tells that he will not just weep and keep quiet, but would not even look at her and he also knows about different ways of taking revenge.

Hum Woh Nahin Jo Pyaar Mein Rokar Guzaar Dein

Parchhaee Bhi Ho Teri To Thokar Se Maar Dein
Vaaqif Hain Hum Bhi Khoob Har Ek Intaqaam Se

The song is well written, set to good music, as usual sung meaningfully by Rafiji and superbly acted by DK, a treat to watch and listen to this song. Especially the stress on each and every word is to be observed. I am sure such a serious song also would have been recorded by Rafiji as usual with his typical smile on his face.

The other song is “Mere Dushman Tu Meri” from AAYE DIN BAHARKE written by Ananda Bakshi and music by Lakshmikant Pyarelal picturised on Dharmendra. Fate intervenes and the lovers Dharmendra and Asha Parekh are separated. They meet accidentally in a Party and Dharmendra sees Asha with a child and suspects that his lady has betrayed him and hence, the song.

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Listen to Mere Dushman Tu Meri Dosti Ko Tarse

He commences the song slowly telling the lady that she has played a joke on him by pretending like a friend but behaving like an enemy.

Mere Dilse Sitamgarh, Toone Achi Dillagi Ki Hai
Ke Banke Dost, Apne Dostonse Dushmani Ki Hai

Here also, the hero calls the lady his Dushman and says that let her also be deprived of friendship and happiness, who has given so much pain to him.

Mere Dushman Tu Meri, Dosti Ko Tarase
Muzhe Gum Denewale, Tu Khushi Ko Tarase

The first stanza wishes that let her life be full of stones, not get any happiness, and suffer like he has been, why somebody’s love, even a smile should not be there in her life.

Tu Phool Bane Patazhadka
Tuzhpe Bahar Na Aaye Kabhi
Meri Hi Tarah Tu Tarase
Tuzhko Karar Na Aaye Kabhi
Kisika Pyaar Kya To, Tu Hansi Ko Tarase

The hero continues that her life should be full of loneliness, and in this life, she should not have, why her own, even unknown people.

Tere Gulshan Se Jiyada
Veeran Koi Veerana Na Ho
Is Duniyame Koi Tera
Apna To Kya Begana Na Ho
Pashema Hoke Roye, Zindagi Ko Tarase

Mohd Rafi with Laxmikant Pyarelal
Mohd Rafi with Laxmikant-Pyarelal

These two songs are unique in that Rafiji without losing the melody, expresses the hatred so beautifully. Of course, the MDs and the lyricists should be complimented for these two wonderful songs so also the Director and the Actors for the picturisation without which the song ‘on screen’ would not have been so effective.

No wonder, the songs of fifties and sixties used to be so meaningful and the Lyricists had very important contribution in the making of a song. Some how, I always feel that with the dawn of seventies, the lyricists started losing their importance and the there were more prose than poetry in the songs, example being, “Achcha To Hum Chalte Hain”. Came eighties, even semblance of poetry in Hindi film songs was lost. Even prose was replaced with some sounds. Earlier the back-ground music in a song used to be really at the back-ground and the Singer was prominent, but later the Singer was hardly audible and the instruments became more louder. In fact, once Lataji sarcastically commented that earlier the Instruments used to give rest to Singers but now Singers are giving rest to Instruments. Perhaps, the latest craze A.R.Rehman is an exception and his songs give prominence to the Singers.

I invite our other Rafi Fans to come out and share similar songs of hatred.

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33 Blog Comments to “Nafrat Songs of Rafiji”

  1. Anand says:

    There is one more very beautiful, however short, song sung by Mubarak Begum for the film “Hamari Yaad Aayegi”, directed by the grand old man of the Indian cinema, Kidar Sharma, who was Raj Kapur’s Guru. The lyric is also his, but I do not remember the music director:


    Kabhi tanhaiyon mein hamari yaad aayegi
    Andhere chhaa rahe honge ki bijli kaundh jayegi

    Yeh bijli raakh kar jayegi tere pyar ki duniya
    Na phir tu jee sakega aur na tujhko maut aayegi

    I have just checked at YouTube, the song is available there:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tL4kdn_bEc

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    JAB TAK SURAJ CHAND RAHEGA RAFISAHAB TUMARA NAAM RAHEGA . JAI RAFISAHAB .

    THANKS & REGARDS . .
    SUNIEL .

  3. Vinod Kapoor says:

    Well, you still need a strong musical voice to express the hatred in poetry thru a mellifluous voice- this could only be done by Rafi Saheb. So convincing he carries the pain and anguish that for a change, the woman is made out a villian ! Rafi Saheb had the unique distinction of creating poetry out of poetry and created landmark in his renditions.

    We will never get one like him.

    Vinod Kapoor

  4. “Agar Bewafa Tuzhko” is from “Raat Ke Andhere Me”.

  5. surinder says:

    hello mr h.v. guru ji ,

    indeed an interesting article picked for rafians.just to share info , there are more hatred numbers particularly from MAA BIWI AUR BEHAN…..acha hi hua dil toot gaya ( beautifully rendered by saab ji ) ,shararat ……dil ne pyar kiya he ek bewafa se and in another film……agar bewafa tujhko pehechan jaate khuda ki kasam hum mohabbat na karte .

  6. Hussein Sheikh says:

    “Koi Mujhse Poochhe Ke Tum Mere Kya Ho…” – this beautiful song has two sides in the same track! The first side praise his lover while the second side hate the same lover and so beautifully sung by Rafi Saheb from the film ‘Yeh Raasten Hai Pyar Ke’. A must for all Rafi Saheb fans.
    melodiousrafi@yahoo.com

  7. Ishya says:

    Definately amazing that he could sing these kinds of songs with so much “hate”, when in fact he was not experiencing these emotions in his personal life (I think). Anyone who has been cheated on, can feel the emotions getting stronger in these songs. Thanks so much for the article.

  8. Binuji,

    I have already sent you the article about a week back. I am mailing it again.

  9. Binu Nair says:

    hi gurumurthy ji……… good article. keep it up. iam waiting for the promised article.
    thanks,

    binu nair.

  10. KS Ramachandran says:

    Yahaan Main Ajnabee Hoon from Jab Jab Phool Kile…Great song with so much of lilting music with the one and only vocal rendition by our Lord of play back singing…

  11. vikas sharma says:

    MY PERSONAL FAVORITE IS ” JO UNKI TAMANA HAI BARBAD HO JA” .HV GURU MURTHI JI U HAVE REALLY WRITEEN A SUPERB ARTICLE INDEED PLEASE CARRY ON IN FUTURE ALSO

  12. Binu Nair says:

    ai dil hai mushkil jeena yahan , jara bach-ke, jara haske yeh hai bombay meri jaan – the song re-played in the background (full version) in the bollywood new movie “mumbai meri jaan” . lyrics by majrooh saaheb (birthday on oct.1) tuned by o.p.nayyar.

    there is no “nafrat” in the song – only a word of “caution” for the city of gold now called – mumbai – just for info for rafi saaheb lovers.

    b.n., mumbai…

  13. sanjeev says:

    Is there any rafi fan who has any song or knows about any tamil or malayalam song sung by rafisaab.pls let me know on my email id sanjeevrafi@gmail.com

  14. sanjeev says:

    its a wonderful feeling to see alot of people coming together and writing such beautiful write-ups on rafisaab.carry on the good work and keep rafisaab in ur hearts.

  15. Prakash shah says:

    Dear HVG and rafi lovers,

    In recent time apart of rehman i have hope on monty that he will definately bring some melodious music/tunes/prominence to singer.
    Saawariya’s music is live example.

  16. Imran Rustam says:

    Good Aritcle!

    I want to add couple of songs from the same categories…
    Bhagwan Ek Qasoor ki Itni Badi Saza from movie Gehra Daag.
    Tang AaChuke hein form movie Pyasa, it is a great song by Rafi Sb.
    Another song is Bade Bewafa hein yeh Husn Wale from movie Roop Tera Mastana…
    Such type of songs are difficult to sing but Rafi Sb sung very beautifully and made these songs glorious part of music history.
    (Imran)

  17. jai rafi saheb
    rafi saheb jo b nafrat k song gaate the woh bahut hi pyar se mohhabbat se gaate the..ek gaana meri pasand ka “jitni haseen ho tum, utni hi bewafa ho” ” agar bewafa tuj ko pehchaan jaate khuda ki kasam hum mohhabbat na karte”

  18. Dear sir,
    I always check my mail when i saw no mail about rafi sahib i feel so sad. Today when i open my mail i feel so happy to read all the above article.
    sir, please send the snap of rafi sahib family i.e rafi sahib wife, son, daughter
    & other family members.
    Thanks,
    With regards
    Suresh Chauhan

  19. Binu Nair says:

    thanks for the corrections which are “very prompt” re : the song lyricist which is rajendra krishan indeed.
    a very rare jodi of rajendra krishan with l & p. a great one at that. this lyricist gave rafi saaheb the first great all india hit : suno suno ai duniya waalon, bapu ji ki amar kahani………….. tuneed by husanlal bhagatram brothers .
    ——————————————————————————————
    yesterday, seen a movie called “mumbai meri jaan” and heard two songs in it by mohd rafi. first the haqueeqat one , Kar chale, few lines.
    and then the mohd rafi mumbaiya number at the climax : ai dil hai mushkil jeena yahan, jara bachke, jara hatke, yeh hai mumbai meri jaan…… yes the full song in pin drop silence – during the two minute silence observed to remember the train bomb victims on july 11` in mumbai – 2006.
    its a good, well made movie and well appreciated. but the ticket rates in multiplex – es , of rs. 140 and above keep the masses away from such good movies. it will be regarded as a “flop” by the trade but money recovered by the producers through various channels including the distributors.
    my point is , i liked the movie and the mohd rafi songs in it.

    binu nair, mumbai – rafi foundation ; cell 9833 250 701 ( for rafi lovers only )

  20. K.J.Ravi says:

    Great article! One point about Binu Nair’s comment: the song “Jo unki tamanna ho…’ (film Inteqaam) has been penned by Rajinder Kishen and not Anand Bakshi. Two other Rafi Saheb’s ‘nafrat’ gems are from Pyaasa (1957):’Yeh mahlon, yeh takhton…’ and ‘Yeh kooche yeh neelamghar dilkashi ke’, wrtitten powerfully by Sahir and set to brilliant music by S. D. Burman. Rafi Saheb’s vocal mastery just leaves the listeners spellbound!

  21. SANJAY ARORA says:

    ref mail 1 ,the referred song is from `Inteqam` and the lyrics are by Rajinder Krishan ji.

  22. I fully agree with Shri. Ponnappaji. The way the word “Tarase” has been sung in the Rafi song and in the KK song, clearly brings out the superiority of the Rafi song and the capacity of Rafi Saab to feel the word and express the feelings.

  23. abdul cader says:

    no words to say… only ears to listen …….and feelings….ofcourse!

  24. A S MURTY says:

    Kudos to Gurumurthyji for churning out theme after theme on different aspects of rafi sahab’s singing. what a novel idea to pick this theme and the two songs mentioned in the article, together with those contributed by binuji and s chandarji too rate very highly. another song that comes to mind instantly is from ‘aadmi’ – na aadmi ka koi bharosa na dosti ka koi thikana. here too in the second stanza of the song – one line says it all ” mere hi ghar ke charag ne khud jala diya mera aashiyana” conveying the hero’s hatred towards humanity which gave him all the pain in place of the love and affection that he himself had showered. these kind of songs are not tragic in nature but reflect simple contempt for the society which is cruel. great going gurumurthyji, what theme next??

  25. Hussein Sheikh says:

    Nice article, the song “Jaao Tum Bhi Jaao…” from the film “Dil Ka Raja” come to this catagory, the song nicely sung by Rafi Saheb and was picturised on late Raaj kumar.

  26. A.T.M. SALIM says:

    DEAR H.V. GURU MURTHYJI

    IT’S A NICE ARTICLE !
    I AM ADDING HERE 4 MORE SONGS OF RAFISAHAB FOR THIS CATEGORY :

    1) ” TERA BHI KISI PE DIL AAYE ……”
    ( FILM : EK SAPERA EK LOOTERA ; MUSIC BY USHA KHANNA );

    2) ” KYA HUA TERA WADA …..”
    ( FILM : HUM KISISE KUM NAHIN ; MUSIC BY R.D. BURMAN ) ;

    3) ” KUCH LOG YAHAN PAR AESE HAIN ….. ”
    ( FILM : VARDAN ; MUSIC BY KALYANDJI ANANDJI ) ;

    4) ” DIL NE PYAR KIYA HAI EK BEWAFA SE …….”
    ( FILM : SHARARAT ; MUSIC BY GANESH ) .

    BEST REGARDS/ A.T.M. SALIM.

  27. V. Prathiba says:

    dil ke jharoon ke (Brahmachari)

  28. V. Prathiba says:

    Other songs which come to mind are:

    1. kushrahe tu sada (khilona)
    2. jindagi kya hai (pyar kiya to dhar na kya)

  29. S.CHANDAR says:

    Other songs which come to mind are:

    1) Humne Jafa na Seekhi, Unko Wafa na Aayi
    2) Patthar ke Sanam Tujhe Hamne Mohabat ka Khuda jaana
    3) Agar Bewafa Tujhko Pehchan Jaate Khuda ki kasam Hum Mohabat na Karte
    4) Kya se kya Ho Gaya

    There are many other songs. I will leave it for others.

  30. ponnaps says:

    I just love the way Dharam ji’s acting and Rafi saabs emotion are so much in sync in this song..you can see the ‘tadap’ in Dharam ji’s eyes and lips and this is more than enhanced by the tadap in Rafi saaahabs voice…
    the sense of revenge and hatred is so well expressed in the throw of the words ‘tarase’..thats the key word for this song imo..and Rafi saab identifies it and gives that superb inflection to convey the intended meaning in each of the stanzas…

    to appreciate this quality of imparting meaning to the word another song comes to mind where ‘tarase’ is used but could have been better inflected by the singer and thats in the title track of Anamika…’tarase’ here is treated just as any other word in the lyric not to convey any nafrat or revenge and result is the song turns out to be just another sad song…

  31. arvind babaria, kanjurmarg, mumbai says:

    hello mr murthy sir,i m one of the fan of our great legendary singer rafi saab,i read ur article regularly sir,there is one song which rafi saab sang so well in film HATHI MERE SAATHI, nafrat ki duniya ko chohdke, khusrahena mere yaar,in this song it is a message to the world where some people hates the animals,

  32. Binu Nair says:

    jo unki tamanna ho, barbaad ho jaaye, to ai zindagi…….another l and p gem written by anand bakshi and lip synched by sanjay khan. truly, a great effort from mohd rafi.
    rafi lovers – pls do not miss listening this gem of a song.

    binu nair. mumbai.

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