Rafi sings for Johny Walker and Mehmood
This article is written by Mr. Devdatta P. Bijoor
Johny Walker and Mehmood in-fact were not only mere comedians as labeled by the fraternity of our film industry but have on several occasions have proved beyond doubt of being the main supporting actors in many films. Above all these 2 greats on several occasions have been better of than the leading actors and have equally shouldered the responsibility in making many films great hits.
Johny Walker as all are aware was the find of the great Guru Dutt and was introduced by him in the film — Baazi starring Dev Anand & Geeta Bali. Thereafter Johny Walker, Guru Dutt, Rehman & above all the evergreen Dev Anand were great friends for several years and in the vicinity gave classic hits which we all are aware of. In fact in almost all the films produced by Guru Dutt these 2 stalwarts Rehman & Johny Walker have always been there in the star cast
Johnys role in the Hrishikesh Mukherjees – Anand will never be forgotten. Johny was also closely associated with the Tragedy King & Thespian Dilip Kumar (Yusuf Khan) and had enacted together in several hit & classic films
Mehmood the other great amongst his contemporaries had created various films like Bhoot Bangla, Kunwara Baap, Mastana and the very big hit Bombay to Goa, in which the super star Amitabh Bachan was indeed given the required break. Mehmood was also instrumental in giving the required break to R D Burman in Bhoot Bangla.
Mehmood and his entire family comprising of his father Mumtaz Ali, brother Anwar Ali, sister Minoo Mumtaz and his sons Lucky & Plucky has served the industry for several years.
In the loving memory of Johny Walker and Mehmood I have today selected a few of the songs which none other than the Greatest Ever Mohammed Rafi Saab has rendered.
Rafi sings for Johny Walker
|Sar jo tera chakraye ya dil duba jaye||Pyaasa|
|Hai dil hai mushkil jeena yahan||CID|
|All line clear||Chori Chori|
|Main bambai ka baboon||Naya Daur|
|Jangal mein mor nacha||Pyassa|
|Yeh duniya gol hai||Chaudhvin Ka Chand|
|Gareeb jankar||Chhoo Mantar|
|Nashe me hum nashe me tum||Black Cat|
|Abdar hai kisja piyare||Amardeep|
|Hum bhi kash kuware hote||Wanted|
|O daata daata de||Aji Bas Shukriya|
|Mera yaar bana hai dulha||Chaudhvin Ka Chand|
Rafi sings for Mehmood
|Hum kale hai to kya huwa dil wale hain||Gumnaam|
|Ye teri sadgee ye tara bankepan||Shabnam|
|Maine rakha hai mohabbat apne afsane ka naam||Shabnam|
|Aja hoon na aaye balama sawan bita jaye||Saanjh Aur Savera|
|Yaaro ye jo duniya hai||Bharosa|
|Zindagi mujhko dikhade raasta||Saanjh Aur Savera|
|Gungarva Mora cham cham nache|
|Saja rahee galee meri amma||Kunwara Baap|
|Kabhi dushmani kabhi dosti||Bharosa|
May the souls of all these Greats rest in eternal peace!!!