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Rafi sings for Johny Walker and Mehmood

This article is written by Mr. Devdatta P. Bijoor

Mohd Rafi with Mehmood

Mohd Rafi with Mehmood

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.

Mohd Rafi with Mehmood

Mohd Rafi with Mehmood

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
Bakamma Bakamma
Aja hoon na aaye balama sawan bita jaye Saanjh Aur Savera
Main Rikshawala
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!!!

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18 Blog Comments to “Rafi sings for Johny Walker and Mehmood”

  1. DINESH MISHRA says:

    “JANGAL ME MOR NACHHA , KISINE NAHI DEKHA”
    This song is from film “MADHUMATI”, not from PYASA as indicated in the list.

  2. ML Dewani says:

    Hello,
    There was a commedy song sung by Mohd Rafi.The lyrics were like
    “Ruma Guma,Ruma Guma, Ruma Guma Ga Lo,Kal Ki Batein Kal Par Chodo Aaj Maza Le Lo.”Can any one help me in which film he sang this song.Thanks.kindly reply on my e-mail:mldewani@hotmail.com

  3. hiiiiiiiiiiiiii

    i like very much to md rafi sahaab he is very beautiful singer u no he is very excelent i like him and i heard his songs more than 1000 and one song is not like a same song it is very good and i like him and the song is sing by md rafi sahaab one of the favourite song of me the song name is yeh duniya yeh mehfil mere kaam ki nahin this song is very excellent song and iam very happy to hear his songs of md rafi sahaab

    thanking u r,s

    byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    niloufer.

  4. Akhtar says:

    Like millions am also a great fan of Mohammed Rafi Saheb. It is joyful to hear his songs take any of them they are pure and most touching satisfaction to the true music lover is certain.

    I want feed back from other Rafi saheb lover also in this regard. He is gem of man no doubt but what make him to sing so perfectly (when this word perfectly come i would like to add great Lata Manageshkar also. They both are perfect no doubt.

  5. Nagesh Sidhanti says:

    Dear Bijoor sir,

    What a fine write up!!! It is amazing to see how Rafi sab managed to sound like the two comedians you have mentioned. I loved ‘ Bakkamma Bakamma’
    and ‘ suno suno miss chaterjee’ very much. Here is the you tube link for Suno Suno. Hilarious and so light hearted.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzzq084F8NI

    shukriya

    Nagesh Sidhanti

  6. biman baruah says:

    respected bijor sir

    nice article . rafi saheb was specific for Jhoney Walker and Mehmood. they were the first and last comedians of Hindi Cinema who got the title of Second Hero with the vocal Rafi Saheb. They also became the solo heros in films like Jhoney Walker and Shabnaam where Rafi Saheb lent his golden voice for them. The rafi gems picturised on both of them are outstanding.

  7. santosh says:

    Rafi saab could sing any type of song.Why? We all fail to realise the true reason. Is it just sheer talent? No the main reason according to me is that he was a very innocent person with a clean and pure heart.Only such kind of people can switch on to any mood without any inhibitions.This is clearly reflected in on song of Mehmood which is missed.The song is from the film Pathhar Ke Sanam.He sings in a style where Mehmood is not clear in his speech.Rafi saab could do so not only because of his talent but because of his simple heartedness .

  8. SANJAY ARORA says:

    nice article but no mention of songs from `Johny Walker`starrring Johny Walker as the hero.the film had fabulous music by Nayyar Saab and Nayyar Saab charged a Cheverlot car as remuneration from the producer,the film had two superb three duets 1 ) Bekithiyaar hoke pyaar ( Rafi-Asha),
    2) Bachke balam chal ( Rafi-Geeta) and 3 ) Mooh Se Mat ( Rafi- Manna D.)
    there was one more `Mr.Qartoon MA`again music by Nayyar Saab and had the famous Title Song – Main Main Qartoon and Mera Dil Ghabraye ( Rafi- Asha)
    There were two superb duets in `Ustaadon Ke Ustaad`music Ravi Saab –
    Maine Kaha tha Aane Sunday AND the other one – Mere dil ko jiski Talaash – both sung by Rafi Saab & Ashs,there are other numerous songs sung by Badshah for Johny Walker from `PEHLI RAAT`,`DOOR KI AWAAZ`,which i will quoting in my subsequent mails.

  9. umesh makhija says:

    jai rafi saheb…
    rafi saheb ne mehmood k liye ek rare song gaaya hai jiske bol hai”marize ishq hu ae jaaneman meri dua lena jo mar jau toh meri laash ko dhula bana denaaaaa…” aur jhony walker ek khubsurat sharab mein duba gaana gaaya haii..”jaam se pina hai mana phir b seena hai tanha hum toh kya hum tere naien se pi lengeeeee..” aur b ek gaana hai jo johny k liye sirf pure gaane mein “tara rum pum pum” bola haiiiii

  10. Mohammed Irfan says:

    One more beautiful duet of Johny Walker and I guess the heroine was Shyama in the film Mr & Mrs 55 , ‘Jaane kahan mera jigar gaya ji’ . Geeta Dutt features along with Rafisaab in this one

  11. rijesh says:

    Dear Fahad,
    The stantza ‘mere maula’ is sung by Rafi saab only. He has changed his tone to suit the situation. Something similar can be found in the song ‘Kya teri mehfil hi sanam kho gaye hum allah ki kasam,’ from the movie China Town & picturised on Shammi Kapoor.

  12. Imran Rustam says:

    When Rafi Sb sings for Comedians then it seems like so original. For Mehmood he sung one of my favorite song “Illahi Tu Sun Le Hamari Dua” from movie Chote Nawab. For Jhony Walker he sung “Tirchi Nazar Se Yun Na Dekh” from movie Ek Phool Char Kaante is also my favorite one. “Tu hai jani mera me hun Jania Teri” is also starred by Mehmood. Rafi Sb had a great quality to sing comedy songs as well as like other songs of all categories.

    Rafi Sb is really a genius who can sing all types of songs.

    Rafi Sb Zindabad!

    Regards,
    -Imran-

  13. pmc thangal says:

    dear devdata, the song ..jungle mai more nacha… is not in the filim pyassa , it is in the filim madhu madi sung by rafi sab under the baton of salil chaudari.another good song sung by rafi for johney is ambi agar bache hote nam hamare hahblu kubulu..md ravi and filim?

  14. Teri awaaz jaadugari najane kis jahan mein kho gaya hoon

  15. R.Padmanabhan says:

    Hello sir,
    “Gungarva mora cham cham baje” is from the film “Zindagi” and rendered by Rafi saab and Asha bhosle..

  16. Narayan says:

    Well done Bijoor bhai.. a very good team as Rafi sahab is wellknown for giving playback for these talented comedians also apart from being the voice of Heros

  17. Fahad Imran says:

    Hello Devdata Sb, Thanks a lot for this article and a list of great songs of the legendary. You mentioned one of my favorite song: Yeh duniya gol hai from Chaudhvin Ka Chand. I am a little bit confused about the last stanza of the song where Jhony changes his song after looking at police man to “Meray Maula Bulay Lay Madeenay” I am confused if these lines are sung by Rafi sb or Jhony himself.
    Thanks.

  18. sdchaugule says:

    The names of Johny Walker and Rafi Saab are synonymous and complimentary to each other. According to me Johny Walker had more attraction because of songs he sang on the screen and for that purpose the contributions made by Rafi Saab was more important. It was still more amazing that Rafi Saab sang all those songs in different styles suited for the situations. This was rare God’s gift bestowed on him. Mr. Devdatta P. Bijoor has done wonderful job by bringing to our attention citing few songs, but large numbers of best songs in duet as well are left out. Of course if one wants to cite all songs the list will be huge. Thanks to Mr. Devdatta P. Bijoor for nostalgically taking us to wonderful past of these duos.

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