Mohammed Rafi To Suit All Your Moods

Two days back, on the 24th of December, Rafi fans from around the world, remembered our legendary, one of a kind, singing sensation Mohammed Rafi on his 93rd birth anniversary. Even his colleague or co-singer Lata Mangeshkar fondly remembered her duets with him to be the best in the history of Hindi Playback singing. A musical gem like Rafi might be hard to find, but the evergreen cult songs sung by him, continue to entertain people of all generations until today. His musical masterpieces will continue to live on in our hearts for all the years to come.

We have an endless number of songs sung by Mohammed Rafi, which can fit every mood and every situation, but in this blog we’ll talk about one song each, belonging to a few specific categories.

Tujhe Jeevan Ki Dor Se Bandh Liya Hai (Happy Song)

Music: Shankar, Jaikishan

Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri

Singers: Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar

‘Tujhe Jeevan Ki Dor Se Bandh Liya Hai, Bandh Liya Hai, Tere Zulm-O-Sitam Sar Aankhon Par’, are the starting lines to this epic track. Doesn’t matter whether you are 15 or 70 you’ll fall in love with this beautiful melody, as soon as you start listening to it. This track was sung for the 1962 movie ‘Asli-Naqli’ directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Dev Anand and Sadhana Shivadasani are seen to be in a chirpy mood as they drive around in a large van and romance around the trees and valleys. You won’t get to hear music like this in today’s Bollywood films, so do give this a try.

Khoya Khoya Chand (Romantic Song)

Music: S.D Burman

Lyrics: Shailendra

Singer: Mohammed Rafi

The strains of this enchanting melody will stay with you for eternity. Mohammed Rafi is said to have been inspired to sing this song, looking at the bright and beautiful moon on a full moon night. In the 1960 movie ‘Kala Bazaar’ produced by Dev Anand for his own production house Navketan Films, we see our love-struck Dev Anand crooning this melody for Waheeda Rehman. A charismatic Dev Anand, a gorgeous Waheeda Rehman and a mindblowing melody, what else do you need?


Baar Baar Dekho Hazaar Baar Dekho (Dance Song)

Music: Ravi Shankar Sharma

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Mohammed Rafi

‘Baar Baar Dekho’ is still every singer and music lover’s favourite track, from the 1962 film China Town, directed by Shakti Samanta. Shammi Kapoor literally killed it with his performance. Shammi and Shakila helped bring this peppy dance number to life with their expressive acting. Ravi’s catchy composition, Sultanpuri’s fun lyrics and Rafi’s singing style combine together to create a phenomenal masterpiece, which will leave you completely hooked on to it.

Din Dhal Jaye Haye Raat Na Jaye (Sad Song)

Music: S.D Burman

Lyrics: Shailendra

Singer: Mohammed Rafi

‘Din Dhal Jaye, Haye Raat Na Jaye, Tu Toh Na Aaye, Teri Yaad Sataye’ is a heart touching song, which will make all your emotions ooze out in a jiffy. This sweet and gloomy song was sung by Mohammed Rafi for the 1965 romantic drama film ‘Guide’, starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. ‘Guide’ was a smashing blockbuster hit. This track begins at a soft pace and continues at the same lilting pace. The flute and the mouth organ playing in the back, change the entire mood of the song.

So, now you know that it doesn’t matter whether you’re happy, sad, in a romantic mood, or in a mood to dance, Mohammed Rafi will always come to your rescue. Through this blog, GaanaPehchaana is paying an obeisance to one of the biggest singers in the Hindi Film Music Industry, whose songs continue to charm and bewitch us. There was another GaanaPblog about Mohammed Rafi Songs published some time back, to go to that blog click on

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