A HUNDRED GHAZALS IN HINDI MOVIES – PART VI

As I brought out in the introduction of ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part I’, ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part II’, ‘A Hundred Ghazals in Hindi Movies – Part III’, ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part IV’, and ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part V’, the ghazal is a poetic form consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, with each line sharing the same meter. A ghazal may be understood as a poetic expression of both the pain of loss or separation and the beauty of love in spite of that pain. The form is ancient, originating in ancient Arabic poem in Arabia long before the birth of Islam. The term Ghazal is of North African and Middle Eastern origin. Its root term in Arabic is “gh-zl” and is derived from the Arabian panegyric qasida.

The ghazal spread into South Asia in the 12th century due to the influence of Sufi mystics and the courts of the new Islamic Sultanate. Although the ghazal is most prominently a form of Dari poetry and Urdu poetry, today it is found in the poetry of many languages of the Indian sub-continent.

I gave you 18 Ghazals in Part I starting with Shakeel Badayuni‘s Na milata gham to barbaadi ke afsaane kahan jaate, to Rajinder Krishan‘s Jahan Ara ghazal sung by Talat Mahmood: Phir wohi shaam wohi gham wohi tanhaayi hai. In between I packed ghazals by Kaifi Azmi, Sahir Ludhianvi, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Muztar Khairabadi, Hasrat Mohani, Hasrat Jaipuri, Jaan Nisar Akhtar, Majrooh Sultanpuri, and Farooq Qaiser.

I followed it up with another 18 Ghazals in Part II starting with Mohammad Rafi singing Sahir Ludhianvi‘s ghazal Tum ek baar mohabbat ka imtehaan to do for the 1960 movie Babur, to Lata Mangeshkar singing Jaan Nisar Akhtar‘s Aap youn faaslon se guzarte rahe for the 1977 movie Shankar Hussain. In between I gave you ghazals sung by Mubarak Begum, and ghazals of Mirza Ghalib, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Rajinder Krishan, Gulzar, Bashar Nawaz and Mir Taqi Mir.

I followed the second part with another 16 Ghazals in Part III, starting with Talat Mehmood singing Sardar Jafri’s Shaam-e-gham ki kasam, aaj gamgeen hain ham, Aa bhi jaa, aa bhi jaa, aaj mere sanam…. modified by Majrooh Sultanpuri for the 1953 movie Footpath and ending with Lata Mangeshkar singing Sahir Ludhianvi’s Jurm-e-ulfat pe hamen log saza dete hain, Kaise nadaan hain sholon ko hawa dete hain… for the 1963 movie Taj Mahal. In between I gave you three more ghazals by Talat Mehmood, one sung together by Mohammad Rafi and Mahendra Kapoor, a ghazal of Hassan Kamal, a few of Majrooh sultanpuri, one of Anand Bakshi and a few for which the great music director Roshan composed music.

In Part IV, I gave you 17 Ghazals, starting with Mahendra Kapoor singing Qamar Jalalabadi’s most famous ghazal: Rafta rafta woh hamare dil ke armaan ho gaye for the 1966 movie ‘Hum Kahan Jaa Rahe Hain’ to Shahryar‘s 1981 movie Umrao Jaan‘s ghazal sung by Asha Bhosle: Ye kyaa jagah hai dosto, ye kaun sa dyaar hai. In between, I gave you ghazals by SH Bihari, Shakeel Badayuni, Hasrat Jaipuri, Naqsh Lyallpuri, and Shahryar‘s other ghazals.

In the part immediately before this, Part V that is, I gave you 14 ghazals, starting with Noor Jahan sung ghazal penned by Faiz Ahmed Faiz, for the 1940 movie Qaidi (Mujhase pehle si mohabbat mere mehboob na maang) to Mahendra Kapoor sung ghazal of Hasan Kamaal for the 1982 movie Nikaah (Beete huye lamahon ki kasak saath to hogi). In between I gave you some more ghazals by Noor Jahan, Gulzar, Qamar Jalalabadi, three of them either sung or composed by Hemant Kumar before ending with Mahendra Kapoor.

Lets resume our journey into the fascinating world of Ghazals for the final part containing 16 ghazals.

Ghazal #85

Jagjit Singh

Now that we are getting close to the 100 mark, my anxiety is increasing; there are quite a few excellent ones still not having been put up.

This includes most of the ghazals of the Ghazal King Jagjit Singh who left us on 10th Oct 2011, having been born on 8th Feb 1941 in Sri Ganganagar earlier in Bikaner state and now part of Rajasthan.

Singh was still struggling to make a living in 1967 when he met the Bengali-born Chitra Dutta. She divorced her husband and married Singh in December 1969. Following the birth of their son, Vivek, the couple performed as a singing duo but it was not until the 1976 release of the album The Unforgettable that they found significant, and surprising, success. In the interval, the primary difficulty for them had been that the ghazal music genre was dominated by Muslim artists and especially those from Pakistan.

(Pic courtesy: jagjitchitra.wordpress.com)
(Pic courtesy: jagjitchitra.wordpress.com)

Anyway, to cut a long story short, he finally emerged as the finest and most unique singer of ghazals in the sub-continent.

I have already given you a famous ghazal of his, penned by Kaifi Azmi, on the music of Kuldeep Singh for the 1982 movie Arth: Jhuki jhuki si nazar beqraar hai ki nahin (Ghazal #2 in the present series)

Here is another of his ghazals from the same movie. This too has been penned by Kaifi Azmi. Here Jagjit Singh has sung on his own music.

Please enjoy: Tum itana jo muskara rahe ho….

tum itanaa jo muskuraa rahe ho
kyaa Gam hai jisako chhupaa rahe ho
tum itanaa…

aa.Nkho.n me.n namii ha.Nsii labo.n par
kyaa haal hai kyaa dikhaa rahe ho
kyaa Gam hai…

ban jaaye.nge zahar piite piite – (2)
ye ashq jo piite jaa rahe ho
kyaa Gam hai…

rekhaao.n kaa khel hai muqaddar – (2)
rekhaao.n se maat khaa rahe ho
kyaa Gam hai…

Ghazal #86

Jagjit Singh

Another famous ghazal of Jagjit Singh. This was penned by Javed Akhtar for the 1982 movie Saath Saath starring Farooq Sheikh and Deepti Naval. Jagjit Singh sang it on Kuldeep Singh’s music.

saathsaath1

Please enjoy: Tum ko dekha to ye khayal aaya….

tum ko dekhaa to ye Kayaal aayaa
zi.ndagii dhuup tum ghanaa saayaa
tum ko…

aaj phir dilane ek tamannaa kii – (2)
aaj phir dilako hamane samajhaayaa
zi.ndagii dhuup tum ghanaa saayaa…

tum chale jaaoge to soche.nge – (2)
hamane kyaa khoyaa, hamane kyaa paayaa
zi.ndagii dhuup tum ghanaa saayaa…

ham jise gunagunaa nahii.n sakate – (2)
vaqt ne aisaa giit kyuu.N gaayaa
zi.ndagii dhuup tum ghanaa saayaa…

Ghazal #87

Jagjit Singh

The unique style of Jagjit Singh’s ghazal singing at its best in the 2002 movie Leela. It is a Gulzar’s ghazal sung by Jagjit Singh on his own music.

Leela

Please enjoy: Khummar-e-gham hai, mahekti fiza mein jeete hain….

Khumaar-e-gham hai, mahekti fiza mein jeete hain -2
Tere khayaal ki aab-o-hawa mein jeete hain
Khumaar-e-gham hai, mahekti fiza mein jeete hain

Bade itafaak se milte hain milne waale mujhe -2
Woh mere dost hai, teri wafa mein jeete hain
Tere khayaal ki aab-o-hawa mein jeete hain
Khumaar-e-gham hai, mahekti fiza mein jeete hain

Firaaq-e-yaar mein saanson ko rok ke rakhte hain -2
Harek lamha guzarti qaza mein jeete hain
Tere khayaal ki aab-o-hawa mein jeete hain
Khumaar-e-gham hai, mahekti fiza mein jeete hain

Na baat poori huwi thi, ke raat toot gayi -2
Adhure khwaab ki aadhi saza mein jeete hain
Tere khayaal ki aab-o-hawa mein jeete hain
Khumaar-e-gham hai, mahekti fiza mein jeete hain

Tumhaari baaton mein koyi masiha basta hai -2
Haseen labon se barasti shabha mein jeete hain
Tere khayaal ki aab-o-hawa mein jeete hain
Khumaar-e-gham hai, mahekti fiza mein jeete hain
Tere khayaal ki aab-o-hawa mein jeete hain

Ghazal #88

Kishore Kumar

Impossible, you are bound to tell me; Ravi old chap, you found three ghazals of Hemant Kumar…but you can’t find a single one of Kishore da. Kishore da was as far from ghazals as chalk is from cheese.

Well, don’t be too sure. Here is one from the 1985 movie Alag Alag starring Rajesh Khanna and Tina Munim. It has RD Burman‘s music and Anand Bakshi‘s lyrics.

(Pic courtesy: hindilyrics.tv)
(Pic courtesy: hindilyrics.tv)

Please enjoy: Kabhi bekasi ne maara….

haai ho, oh ho ho, oh oh ho ho ho
ye gazal hai na geet hai koi
ye mere dard ki kahani hai
mere seene me sirf, ho
mere seene me sirf shole hai
meri aankho me sirf pani hai
kabhi bekasi ne mara, kabhi bekasi ne mara
oh, kabhi bebasi ne mara, kabhi bekasi ne mara
oh, kabhi bebasi ne mara
gila maut se nahi hai, gila maut se nahi hai
mujhe zindagi ne mara
kabhi bekasi ne mara oh, kabhi bebasi ne mara

muqaddar pe kuch jor chalta nahi
wo mausam hai ye jo badalta nahi
muqaddar pe kuch jor chalta nahi
wo mausam hai ye jo badalta nahi
kahi thi ye badnaseebi oh, kahi thi meri garibi
oh, kahi thi meri garibi
kis kis ka naam lu mai oh, kis kis ka naam lu mai
mujhe har kisi ne maara
gila maut se nahi hai, gila maut se nahi hai
mujhe zindagi ne mara
kabhi bekasi ne mara oh, kabhi bebasi ne maara

bemurawwat bewafa duniya hai ye
hai ye duniya to kya duniya hai ye
bemurawwat bewafa duniya hai ye
hai ye duniya to kya duniya hai ye
na kami thi dosto ki, na kami thi dushmano ki
oh, na kami thi dushmano ki
kahi dushmani ne luta, kahi dushmani ne luta
kahi dosti ne mara
gila maut se nahi hai, gila maut se nahi hai
mujhe zindagi ne mara
kabhi bekasi ne mara, kabhi bebasi ne mara

ujalo se veshat mujhe ho gayi hai
andhero ki aadat mujhe ho gayi hai
ujalo se veshat mujhe ho gayi hai
andhero ki aadat mujhe ho gayi hai
raha jab talak andhera oh, kata khub waqt mera
oh, kata khub waqt mera
mujhe chaandni ne luta oh, mujhe chaandni ne luta
mujhe roshni ne mara
gila maut se nahi hai, gila maut se nahi hai
mujhe zindagi ne mara
kabhi bekasi ne mara, kabhi bebasi ne mara
kabhi bekasi ne mara oh, kabhi bebasi ne mara

Ghazal #89

Kishore Kumar

Can a truck driver have such finer feelings as to think of a ghazal whilst driving? Well, only Kishore Kumar can make it possible!

This too is on the music of RD Burman but it has Gulzar‘s lyrics.

The name of this 1982 movie is Namkeen and the truck-driver is Sanjeev Kumar.

Namkeen

Two Kumars, one Dev and one Singh (Sampooran Singh, alias, Gulzar) making a Ghazal!

Please enjoy: Raah pe rehate hain, yaadon pe basar karate hain…

raah pe rahate hai.n yAdo.n pe basar karate hai.n
khush raho ahale vatan ho ham to saphar karate hai.n

jal gaye jo dhUp me.n to sAyA ho gaye – 2
AsamA.N kA koI konA le tho.DA so gaye
jo guzar jAtI hai bas usape guzar karate hai.n
ho raah pe rahate hai.n yAdo.n pe basar karate hai.n
khush raho ahale vatan ho ham to saphar karate hai.n

u.Date pairo.n ke tale jab bahatI hai.n zamIn – 2
mu.Dake hamane koI ma.nzil dekhI hI nahI.n
raat din rAho.n pe ham shAmo sahar karate hai.n
ho raah pe rahate hai.n yAdo.n pe basar karate hai.n
khush raho ahale vatan ho ham to saphar karate hai.n

aise ujA.De AshiyA.N me.n tinake u.D gaye
ho aise ujA.De AshiyA.N me.n tinake u.D gaye
bastiyo.n tak aate aate rAste mu.D gaye
ham Thahar jAye.n jahA.N usako shahar kahate hai.n
ho raah pe rahate hai.n yAdo.n pe basar karate hai.n
khush raho ahale vatan ho ham to saphar karate hai.n

Ghazal #90

Chitra Singh

Day before yesterday I gave you a popular ghazal of Jagjit Singh for the 1982 movie Saath Saath starring Farooq Sheikh and Deepti Naval: Tumako dekha to yeh khayal aaya.

Now I give you one by Chitra Singh for the same movie. This too has Javed Akhtar’s lyrics and Kuldeep Singh’s music. Chitra, of course, never sang in a concert on her own. She was so much in love with her second husband Jagjit Singh that after his death on 10th Oct 2011, she lost all interest in singing and became a recluse. Of course, the couple only sang sad, tragic numbers after they lost their son Vivek in a road accident at the age of 20.

Anyway, enjoy one of her most popular ghazals: Kyon zindagi ki raah mein majboor ho gaye….

kyo.n zindagii kii raah me.n majabuur ho gae
itane hue kariib ki ham duur ho gae

aisaa nahii.n ki hamako koii bhii khushii nahii.n
lekin ye zindagii to koI zindagii nahii.n
kyo.n isake faisale hame.n ma.nzuur ho gae,
itane hue …

paayaa tumhe.n to hamako lagaa tumako kho diyaa
ham dil pe roe aur ye dil ham pe ro diyaa
palako.n se Kvaab kyo.n gire kyo.n chuur ho gae,
itane hue …

Ghazal #91

Suresh Wadkar

Talking about the gentleman actor Farooq Sheikh, takes me to another contemporary singer Suresh Wadkar who too has sung some fine ghazals in addition to scores of songs from his debut in Krodhi in 1981. His ghazal in concert with Bhupinder shall be put up by me later (picturised on Sayyeed Jafri and Naseeruddin Shah).

(Pic courtesy: chiloka.com)
(Pic courtesy: chiloka.com)

At the present juncture I want to give you this ghazal penned by someone who wrote all of Umrao Jaan’s ghazals: Shahryar. It has Jaidev’s music. The name of this 1978 movie is Gaman.

Please enjoy: Seene mein jalan, aankhon mein toofaan sa kyun hai….

siine me.n jalan aa.Nkho.n me.n tuufaan saa kyo.n hai
is shahar me.n har shaKs pareshaan saa kyo.n hai

dil hai to dha.Dakane kaa bahaanaa koI Dhuu.NDhe
patthar kii tarah behis-o-bejaan saa kyo.n hai

tanahaaI kii ye kaun sii ma.nzil hai rafiiqo
taa-hadd-e-nazar ek bayaabaan saa kyo.n hai

kyaa koI naI baat nazar aatii hai ham me.n
aaInaa hame.n dekh ke hairaan saa kyo.n hai

Ghazal #92

Jagjit Singh and Chitra Singh

Keeping the last nine ghazals (from the Top 100 Ghazals in Hindi Movies) for the three days leading to the death anniversary of the greatest poet and lyricist of all times: Shakeel Badayuni. And then, on 20th April, after we finish with the current theme, we shall have a full day of tribute to Shakeel.

I have already introduced Jagjit and Chitra Singh to you. Let me introduce Sudarshan Faakir, the lyricist to you. He was born in Ferozepur in Punjab in 1934.

(Pic courtesy: alchetron.com)
(Pic courtesy: alchetron.com)

NCC cadets and officers know him very well since the NCC song (the best song of all the uniformed services!) Ham sab bhartiya hain was penned by him.

Beghum Akhtar and Jagjit and Chitra sang some of his ghazals.

Here is the most famous one for the 1987 movie Aaj; the one immortalised by the couple. It not just fills all of us with nostalgia about childhood but also wets the eyes of most of us.

(Pic courtesy: musicmylifelyrics.blogspot.com)
(Pic courtesy: musicmylifelyrics.blogspot.com)

Please enjoy: Ye daulat bhi le lo, ye shohrat bhi le lo…

ye daulat bhii le lo, ye shoharat bhii le lo
bhale chhiin lo mujhase merii javaanii
magar mujhako lautaa do bachapan kaa saavan
vo kaagaz kii kashtii, vo baarish kaa paanii

–Jagjit–
muhalle kii sabase nishaanii puraanii
vo budhiyaa jise bachche kahate the naanii
vo naanii kii baaton mein pariyon kaa deraa
vo chahare kii jhuriryon mein sadiyon kaa pheraa
bhulaae nahiin bhuul sakataa hai koi
vo chhotii sii raaten vo lambii kahaanii

–Chitra–
kadii dhuup mein apane ghar se nikalanaa
vo chidiyaa vo bulabul vo titalii pakadanaa
vo gudiyaa kii shaadii mein ladanaa jhagadanaa
vo jhuulon se giranaa vo gir ke sambhalanaa
vo piital ke chhallon ke pyaare se tohafe
vo tuutii hui chuudiyon kii nishaanii

–Jagjit–
kabhii ret ke unche tiilon pe jaanaa
gharaunde banaanaa banaake mitaanaa
vo maasuum chahat kii tasviir apanii
vo kvaabon khilaunon kii jaagiir apanii
na duniyaa kaa gam thaa na rishton ke bandhan
badii khuubasuurat thii vo zindagaanii

Ghazal #94

Bhupinder and Asha Bhosle

Bhupinder and Asha Bhosle again (as earlier in Aitbaar: Kisi nazar ko tera intezzar aaj bhi hai). This time on a ghazal by Nida Fazli.

Nida Fazli is an Urdu poet who was born in Delhi to a Kashmiri family on 12th Oct 1938. During the partition, his parents decided to go to Pakistan but he stayed in India. Besides being awarded the Sahitya Akademi award in 1998, the government of India honoured him by conferring the award of Padma Shri on him.

(Pic courtesy: radioandmusic.com)
(Pic courtesy: radioandmusic.com)

This is from the 1981 movie Ahista Ahista. Such poetry when it would have Khaiyyam’s music, comes alive gently.

Please enjoy: Kabhi kisi ko mukammal jahan nahin milata….

kabhii kisii ko mukammal jahaa.N nahii.n milataa
kahii.n zamiin to kahii.n aasamaan nahii.n milataa

jise bhii dekhiye vo apane aap me.n gum hai
zubaa.N milii hai magar hamazubaa.N nahii.n milataa
kabhii …

% (sung to a somewhat different tune)
bujhaa sakaa hai bhalaa kaun vaqt ke shole
ye aisii aag hai jisame dhuaa.N nahii.n milataa
kabhii …

% (saving the best one for the end)
tere jahaa.N me.n aisaa nahii.n ki pyaar na ho
jahaa.N ummiid ho isakii vahaa.N nahii.n milataa
kabhii …

Ghazal #95

Mohammad Rafi

God of Songs, Greatest Singer in Indian Cinema, Greatest Ghazal, Bhajan, Sad Songs Singer; well, these are some of the epithets that come to your mind when you think of Mohammad Rafi.

His mellifluous voice was so well suited for Ghazals that even the songs that he sang came out as Ghazals.

In any case, those were the days of great lyricists and they all excelled in Ghazals and Mohammad Rafi sang them with excellence.

Let me begin with Hasrat Jaipuri‘s since it was his birth anniversary three days back. Predictably, the music was by Shankar Jaikishen and the name of this 1965 movie was Aarzoo.

Some of the best Ghazals of Mohammad Rafi in the Hindi movies are picturised on Rajendra Kumar and so is this except that he is disguised as an old man. I cannot give the best picturised on him and the best of Mohammad Rafi: Mere mehboob tujhe…

A scene from the 1965 movie Arzoo starring the Mere Mehboob pair Rajendra Kumar and Sadhana
A scene from the 1965 movie Arzoo starring the Mere Mehboob pair Rajendra Kumar and Sadhana

Please enjoy: Chhalake teri aankhon se sharaab aur ziyaadah….

chhalake terii aa.Nkho.n se sharaab aur ziyaadaa – 3
khilate rahe.n ho.nTho.n ke gulaab aur ziyaadaa – 2

kyaa baat hai jaane terii mahafil me.n sitamagar – 3
dha.Dake hai dil-e-khaanaa-kharaab aur ziyaadaa – 2

is dil me.n abhii aur bhii zaKmo.n kii jagah hai – 3
abaruu kii kaTaarii ko do aab aur ziyaadaa

tuu ishq ke tUfaan ko baa.Nho.n me.n jaka.D le – 2
allaah kare zor-e-shabaab aur ziyaadaa
khilate rahe hoTho.n ke gulaab aur ziyaadaa

Ghazal #96

Mohammad Rafi

If you were a woman and Mohammad Rafi was to sing this to you on a full moon night, what would you do, even if you were invalid and in bed? Well, you would want to see him even on a wheel chair!

Mohammad Rafi3

That’s exactly what Nanda did for Sunil Dutt in the 1963 movie Aaj Aur Kal.

It is a beautiful ghazal penned by Sahir Ludhianvi with equally enchanting music by Ravi.

Caution: Do not watch the last part of the video!

Please enjoy: Itani haseen itani jawan rat kyaa kare….

itanii hasiin itanii javaa.N raat kyaa kare.n – 2
jaage hai.n kuchh ajiib se jazabaat kyaa kare.n
itanI hasiin itanI javaa.n raat kyaa kare.n

saa.nso.n me.n ghul rahii hai kisii saa.ns kii mahak – 2
daaman ko chhuu rahaa hai koI haath kyaa kare.n – 2
itanI hasiin itanI javaa.n raat kyaa kare.n

shaayad tumhaare aane se ye bhed khul sake – 2
hairaan hai.n ki aaj naI baat kyA kar.n – 2
itanI hasiin itanI javaa.n raat kyaa kare.n

Ghazal #97

Shakeel Badayuni Mohammad Rafi

To talk about Mohammad Rafi without talking about Shakeel Badayuni is as impossible as to talk about Chandini without thinking of Chand.

Rafi-Shakeel-Lata-Naushad

That means, with just two days to go for the death anniversary of the greatest poet and lyricist in the Hindi movies: Shakeel Badayuni, it is slowly getting to be time to restart talking about him!

This is not an ordinary ghazal; it is the best ghazal to describe the beauty of a woman on a full moon night. As Shakeel himself said (and no one can say things better than him!):

Yaa zindagi ke saaz pe chhedi hui ghazal!

Only Shakeel could do it!

The same Mohammad Rafi and Ravi who created magic in Sahir’s ghazal: Itani haseen itani jawan raat, crossed all boundaries of excellence in this because the lyricist was Shakeel!

As I mentioned several times (countless times), Shakeel means ‘Handsome’, ‘Good Looking’……as if you had any dount!!

Please enjoy the title ghazal song of Guru Dutt’s 1960 movie Chaudhvinh ka chaand ho…..

chaudahavii.n kaa chaa.Nd ho, yaa aafataab ho
jo bhii ho tum khudaa ki qasam, laajavaab ho

zulfe.n hai.n jaise kaa.Ndhe pe baadal jhuke hue
aa.Nkhe.n hai.n jaise may ke payaale bhare hue
mastii hai jisame pyaar kii tum, vo sharaab ho
chaudahavii.n kaa …

cheharaa hai jaise jhiil me khilataa huaa ka.nval
yaa zi.ndagii ke saaj pe chhe.Dii huii gazal
jaane bahaar tum kisii shaayar kaa Kvaab ho
chaudahavii.n kaa …

ho.nTho.n pe khelatii hai.n tabassum kii bijaliyaa.N
sajade tumhaarii raah me.n karatii hai.n kaikashaa.N
duniyaa-e-husn-o-ishq kaa tum hii shabaab ho
chaudahavii.n kaa …

Ghazal #98

Shakeel Badayuni and Mohammad Rafi

Two of the brightest stars in the sky! Decades after they are gone, the world of songs, ghazals, geet and poetry is as alive as when they were there. Yes, Beghum Akhtar was Shakeel’s voice in non-Hindi films ghazals; but, when it came to movies, the voices of Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar sang his finest ghazals.

Rafi and Shakeel

I have given quite a few of them to you. In the end there is only Yaad! I would have given Mili Khaak mein mohabbat; but that was put up by Evani Leela yesterday.

Here is one on Ravi’s music from the 1964 movie Door Ki Awaz starring Joy Mukherjee and Saira Bano.

Please enjoy: Kyaa younhi rooth ke jaane ko mohabbat ki thi….

banaa ke meraa muqaddar bigaa.Dane vaale
javaab de o meraa ghar ujaa.Dane vaale

kyaa yuu.N hii ruuTh ke jaane ko mohabbat kii thii -2
zindagii merii miTaane ko mohabbat kii thii
kyaa yuu.N hii …

aa.Nkh me.n aa.Nsuu lab pe kahaanii terii
mujhako ta.Dapaatii hai din-raat nishaanii terii
kyaa mujhe tuune rulaane ko mohabbat kii thii
kyaa yuu.N hii …

o mujhe bhuulane vaale tuu kahaa.N hai aajaa
kyaa hu_ii mujhase Kataa ye to zaraa batalaa jaa
yaa ye kah de ke dikhaane ko mohabbat kii thii
kyaa yuu.N hii …

Ghazal #99

Shakeel Badayuni, Naushad, Lata, Dilip Kumar and Madhubala

Shakeel Badayuni formed a quartet with Naushad, Mohammad Rafi and Dilip Kumar to create the finest songs in Hindi movies. However, as I have mentioned several times earlier, Lata Mangeshkar came equal to the task and sang some of his very good ghazals.

Lata Mangeshkar with Mohammad Rafi and Shakeel Badayuni (Pic courtesy: rckapoor.wordpress.com)
Lata Mangeshkar with Mohammad Rafi and Shakeel Badayuni (Pic courtesy: rckapoor.wordpress.com)

This one was deleted from the colour version of Mughal-e-Azam but I have selected it here because the lyrics of this have real life between Madhubala and Dilip Kumar mirror the reel life!

Without much ado, please enjoy: Hamen kaash tumase mohabbat naa hoti……

hame.n kaash tum se muhabbat na hotii
kahaanii hamaarii haqiikat na hotii

na dil tum ko dete na majabuur hote
na duniyaa na duniyaa ke dastuur hote
qayaamat se pahale qayaamat na hotii

hamii.n ba.Dh gaye ishq me.n had se aage
zamaane ne Thokar lagaayii to jaage
agar mar bhii jaate to hairat na hotii

tumhii.n phuu.Nk dete nasheman hamaaraa
muhabbat pe ahasaan hotaa tumhaaraa
zamaane se koi shikaayat na hotii

Ghazal #100

Shakeel Badayuni, Naushad Ali, Mohammad Rafi and Dilip Kumar

Shakeel Badayuni, Naushad, Rafi, and Dilip Kumar….the last time they were together….their 1968 movies Sunghursh and Aadmi were the last time the quartet was together. Aadmi had a famous ghazal that I have already given you: Kaisi haseen aaj baharon ki raat hai. So, I end four weeks of Ghazals in Hindi movies with this one from Sughursh.

Relive the magic!

It is picturised on Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala.

Please enjoy: Ishq deewana husn bhi ghayal dono taraf ik dard-e-jigar hai….

ishq diivaanaa husn bhii ghaayal dono.n taraf ik dard-e-jigar hai
dil kii ta.Dap kaa haal na puuchho jitanii idhar hai utanii udhar hai
ishq diivaanaa husn bhii …

apane fasaane dil ke taraane yaa tum samajho yaa ham jaane.n
tumako hamaare dil kaa pataa hai hamako tumhaare dil kii Kabar hai
ishq diivaanaa husn bhii …

bikharii zulfe.n aa.Nchal Dhalakaa lab pe tabassum halkaa-halkaa
pyaar me.n ham to kho_e hai.n lekin aaj tumhe.n bhii hosh kidhar hai
dil kii ta.Dap kaa …

chaa.Nd-sitaare shoK nazaare sab hai.n tumhaare husn ke ghaayal
husn ko rakhanaa apane bachaa ke dekho tumhii.n par sabakii nazar hai
ishq diivaanaa husn bhii …

There then, in six parts, I have given you my selection of 100 ghazals in Hindi movies. I started with my favourite Shakeel Badayuni and ended with him.

It is quite possible that you would have a list of your own favourites. You may mention to me in the comments below if I have missed out on anything. But, only remember this: these are not the best ghazals of all fora; these are the best in Hindi movies only.

Let me say good-bye to you at this stage: Alvida, Shabba Khair, Khuda Hafez.

 

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