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post Mar 6 2008, 04:46 PM
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dear friends i need song from talirita kinaakal it is hindi song it was recorded for this malayalam film
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Here is an article about this song.

http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/thscrip...amp;prd=mp&

Rafi's only `Malayalam' song

Yesterday was the 22nd death anniversary of legendary Rafi. Just once, Mohammed Rafi lent his voice to a Malayalam movie. K. PRADEEP meets Jitin Shyam, the man who composed music for that song.


FOR JITIN SHYAM, every July 31 is associated with death, funeral and heavy rain. A day he will never forget, like countless others who still swear by the golden voice of Mohammed Rafi. It is more than two decades since this voice was stilled, but for those who knew him personally or simply through his songs, Rafi Saab, as he was fondly called, still lives.

"The rain came down heavily and fell in floods, like never before. The city of Mumbai, drenched in tears, came out to pay their last respects to the singer, the man they loved so much. I was there amongst that crowd, stunned like all of them. People from all walks of life, unmindful of the rain took part in the funeral. It seemed that Nature itself was moaning the death of this great man. I participated in all the last rites at the tomb, at the masjid. I had to do it for it was this singer that helped me gain a foothold in Bollywood," Jithin Shyam, the only Malayali music composer to have Rafi Saab sing for him, reminisced.

It was in the early 70's that Jithin Shyam boarded a train to the land of dreams. It was a huge struggle for survival. He studied Hindustani music, worked as assistant to Brij Bhushan and then for 12 years trained under the redoubtable Naushad. But it was Mohammed Rafi's soulful rendering of the songs in the film `Arab ka Sona', which marked Jithin's identity as a music director. "For beginners like me the rehearsals were held in Rafi Saab's house in Bandra before moving to the studio. After the recording of the songs at Bombay Sound Service, Rafi Saab wanted to listen to the song once again. He then patted me on the back and told me that from now on he was going to lose a lot of royalty money on an earlier song, which had the same theme. I later came to know that there was another song on Ramzan, very popular from the film `Arab ka Sitara', composed by the great Ustad Allah Raka (A R Quereshi) which was what Rafi Saab was referring to," Jithin remembered.

The songs, `Rahmat ka ujala chaya Allah ne farmaya uto moumina mahe Ramzan aaya... ' and `Ae moula tere duniya me aake pachthaye... ' were brought out on LP records by HMV and turned out to be quite popular. "It was nice to hear this song wafting out of the predominantly Muslim mohallas in Mumbai during the Ramzan festival," said Jithin.




One such Ramzan is what Jithin remembers with a touch of pain. In June 1980, he approached Rafi Saab to check out his dates for a ghazal, which Jithin wanted him to sing in the film `Theesra Beta'. "I wanted Rafi Saab and Ashaji (Bhonsle) to sing the same ghazal. Rafi Saab told me that he would sing it after the Ramzan, asking me to record the song with Ashaji first. The producers were a bit superstitious and wanted Rafi Saab's voice to be recorded first. We decided to wait. Then came that stunning blow. With his death, the film was shelved," said Jithin.

Rafi was always special for Keralites. It was no surprise then that a group of Malayali producers wanted him to sing a Malayalam song in their film `Thaliritta Kinakkal'. "I met Rafi Saab and asked him if he could oblige with a Malayalam film for which I was the music director. He very politely told me that singing in that language was never going to be easy unless he had a few weeks to learn it. He told me that he would not be able to impart the right emotion without really understanding the meaning of the lines. I told this to the producers of the film who then insisted that Rafi Saab sing at least a Hindi song for the film. That was how the song, `Shabab loke... ' was included in the film, the only song the great singer has rendered for Malayalam films,'' said Jithin.

"There was always something childlike in this great man. I remember how he used to show all those presents he received during his trips abroad, like a kid showing off his favourite toys. He always had a smile on his face and I cannot forget the only occasion when I found him really angry. It was sometime in the 1973. Kishore Kumar had turned quite popular and for a while the limelight was not on Rafi Saab. He had sold his bungalow "Rahmat Manzil" as many believed that it brought ill luck. He was staying with his daughter when I, along with a friend, went to meet him. Here I saw Rafi Saab in a very bad mood. He was scolding his younger brother and I simply could not believe my eyes," recollected Jithin.

Not surprising at all, for the picture of Mohammed Rafi that is imprinted in the minds of millions is that smiling, cherubic, short man. And the songs carried that indelible stamp of the versatile genius, which still makes you laugh and cry even after 22 years of his demise.

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