There are few actors who may have benefitted by the golden voice of a singer like Rajender Kumar did with the songs of Mohd. Rafi. Rajender Kumar, also known as Jubilee Kumar due to the hits he gave one after another had Mohd. Rafi lend voice for more than 150 of his songs. When the trio of Mohd. Rafi, Rajender Kumar and music directors Shankar-Jaikishan came together; it was a musical treat of unmatched quality for Bollywood fans. Of all the beautiful melodies which are classics in their own rights, with great difficulty I pick the top 10 songs Mohd. Rafi sang for Rajender Kumar.
10. Teri pyaari pyaari surat ko
Movie: SasuralMusic: Shankar Jaikishan This is song light romantic song, which can make you smile. It is just a simple song with simple expression of love and adoration that makes it so special. Rafi has rendered this song without resorting to any specific nuances which had made him famous. It is just a cute naughty love song, which makes one feel happy from within.
9. Kaun hai jo sapno mein aaya
Movie: Jhuk Gaya AasmaanMusic Director: Shankar-Jaikisan The light-hearted song was a great hit among the movie goers and does not fail to mesmerize music lovers even to this day. The song has a romantic dreamy touch to it, which is highly enhanced by the soft and smooth voice of Mohd. Rafi.
8. Mere Mitwa, Mere meet re
Movie: GeetMusic: Kalyanji Anandji This romantic melody makes your heart yearn for love through the melodious voice of Mohd. Rafi. Filmed in the scenic Kulu, the song performed by a love struck Rajender Kumar has become immemorial in Bollywood music world, through the purity of love expressed through the versatile voice of Mohd Rafi.
7. Chhalke teri aankhon se sharaab aur
Movie: ArzooMusic: Shankar Jaikishan This song is an amazing romantic melody, enhanced by the sweet voice of Mohd. Rafi can increase your heart beat on any given day. The soulful voice of Mohd. Rafi is quite intoxicating in the song, which can carry the music lover to dreamy land of love, romance and happiness. It is matched by the beauty of Sadhana and performance of Rajender Kumar who has tried hard to match the fervor.
6. Khuda bhi aasman se jab zameen par
Movie: DhartiMusic: Shankar Jaikishan This melodious classic from the movie Dharti, is a romantic bliss forever. Only the combination of Rajender Kumar, Shankar Jaikishan and Mohd. Rafi could create such a lovely image of unconditional and unlimited adoration of love. The magic of Rafi is weaved at its best in this song. Wonder how many lovers have wooed their love interest with this song?
5.Yaad Na Jaye Beete Dinon ki
Movie – Dil Ek MandirMusic – Shankar Jaikishan The fabulous heart rending voice of Mohd. Rafi has pulled the strings of heart of many listeners, bringing tears in their eyes through this soulful sad song. The way he easily carries the rising tune of the song without losing grip on the smooth flow is quite amazing. Rajender Kumar has matched the song with his excellent performance in the movie.
4. Humne jafa na seeki unko wafa na aayi
Movie: ZindagiMusic: Shankar Jaikishan The amazing song from the film Zindagi is a sad lamentation of scorned lover. Mohd. Rafi has strongly expressed the emotions of the song in his ever flawless style. Matching Rafi’s incredible rendering of the song, Rajender Kumar has given a great performance of a man wallowing in self pity to make this song desirable even after more than 50 years of its release.
3. Yeh mera prem patra padkar
Movie: SangamMusic: Shankar Jaikishan What a way to write a love letter! A song every woman would wish her lover to sing for her. There is no doubt this is ultimate heart winning song from Bollywood. This song is timeless, incomparable, unrivaled and utterly peerless when it comes to love and romance. Not to mention the great talent of Mohd. Rafi we can see in expressing the noble emotion of budding love.
2. Baharon phool barsao
Movie: SurajMusic: Shankar Jaikishan The voice of Mohd. Rafi is so persuasive in this song, that you can almost feel the nature obeying him and showering flowers on his beloved. A soft, smooth flowing song hadtopped the Binaca Geetmala annual list of 1966 charts.
1. Mere mehboob tujhe meri mohabbat ki kasam
Movie: Mere MehboobMusic: Naushad Rajender Kumar has given a perfectly matching performance to this heart rending song which can send shivers down your spine due to the sheer perfection with which Mohd. Rafi has rendered it.You feel the feelings and emotions rising in your heart as the song that begins with sheer melody, works up to an exquisite crescendo. The lyrics and music of the song have stood up the genius Mohd. Rafi was. There is nothing much we can say about this song as you run out of words when you try to describe this song. This is an evergreen masterpiece.