Article: 262 (ATMJH)
Subject: Abhi To Main Jawan Hun (#262)
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 1997 23:52:23 IST

Although I promised to post more popular songs this week, today I
had  to  break,  for  today -- 28th September -- is Bhagat Sing's
birthday! If I  don't  remember  him  during  50th  year  of  our
independence, I will be ashamed.

        Song: Ai Maa Meri Yaadon Ko Dil Me Hi Basaa Lena
                Barbaad Na Ho Aansoo, Palakon Me Chhupa Lena

        Film:   Shaheed Bhagat Sing (1954?)
        Music:  Hansraj Behl
        Lyrics: Prem Dhawan?
        Singer: Mohammad Rafi
        *ing:   ?

This is not a 'Hamesha Jawaan' song, strictly  speaking.  It  can
best  be  a  good  bhule  bisre  song, but worth a listen. A slow
moving song, where Rafi sings from  his  heart,  almost  next-he-
will-cry  like  rendition.  Well  this feeling comes to mind only
when he sings this mukhada. He  (Rafi)  succeeds  in  maintaining
dignity  of  occasion  and  pride  of  Bhagat Sing, when he sings
antara higher than the mukhada and with some 'josh'.

I don't know year of release for  this  film.  Have  in  fact  no
information  about  it except this song. Hansraj Behl has several
such films! I usually guess year of release by voice  quality  of
singer  and orchestration. Judging from Rafi's voice I suppose it
to be a 1954 film.

Author: Snehal B. Oza