Soft Solo Songs of Rafi for Shammi Kapoor


Shammi – Rafi combination is best known for highly energetic songs and their solo peppy numbers are indeed popular among youngsters since then. The ‘Romantic Prince’ of Bollywood often nicknamed as Junglee, Janwar, Badameez, Pagla Kahin Ka etc has also known for some evergreen melodious soft tracks, either solo songs or popular duets. It’s uncommon to list Shammi’s soft tracks as his fast numbers are extremely popular. Yet I would like to add a few soulful melodies sung by Mohammed Rafi for Shammi Kapoor which are popular even now. 
 

Mein Gaun Tum So – Brahmachari

Though Shammi is associated with jazz and high beat numbers, he has also given one of the popular lullabies of Bollywood music – Mein Gaoon Tum So Jaao for the movie Brahmachari. Shammi portrayed the role of an orphan who takes care of many orphans. Apart from the fast track ‘Chakke Pe Chakke’ he also lip-synced for kid’s song – Mein Gaoon. “Dil Ke Jharokhe Mein” was tuned with fast beats. Yet it’s one of the best solo songs sung by Rafi for Shammi Kapoor. 

Dil Ke Karoke Mein – Brahmachari

One of my personal favourites among Shammi Kapoor hits, Tumne Mujhe Dekha from Teesri Manzil is a favourite of many Bollywood fans. Among all the tracks of Teesri Manzil, I like this melodious song most. What an amazing tune and what a magical voice of Rafi! I can listen to this song hundreds of times without any hesitation. It’s one of the most romantic and intense songs pictured on Shammi Kapoor. Deewana Mujhsa Nahin Iss Ambar was a solo track belonging to the same movie.

 
There is one highly romantic solo song in Junglee, the movie known for high octave ‘Yahoo’ song – Ehsaan Tera Hoga Mujhpar. Music was composed by Shankar-Jaikishen who gave Shammi his career best songs. Among his high melodrama solo songs – Tum Mujhe Yu Bhula Na Paoge of Pagla Kahin Ka, Aye Gulbadan of Professor and Meri Mohabbat Jawan Rahegi of Janwar were composed by ace music director duo – Shankar Jaikishen. Nazar Bachakar Chale Gaye Woh of Dil Tera Deewana, “Tumne His Ki Jaan Ko and “Is Rang Badalti Duniya Mein” of Rajkumar were instant chartbusters composed by SJ duo. Read more about best compositions of Shankar-Jaikishen for Shammi Kapoor.
 

A Screen shot from Rajkumar

During his early days of 1950s most of his songs were composed by O. P. Nayyar, Ravi or debut music composers like Usha Khanna. Among all compositions by O. P. Nayyar, Kashmir Ki Kali is the best, which stands with all amazing compositions of Shankar Jaikishen for Shammi Kapoor. Yeh Duniya Use Ke is a soft solo number sung by Rafi for the movie Kashmir Ki Kali. The title track of Tumsa Nahi Sekha was one of the early hits of Rafi composed by O. P. Nayyar. 

Shammi Kapoor is best known for his fast tracks and teasing numbers filled with fun. Yet he was often seen in dramatic roles also occasionally. If I have missed any song of your favourite, please let me know.

Read to know Top 10 tracks of Shankar Jaikishen featuring Shammi Kapoor.

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A freelance writer and blogger by profession since October 2011, interested in writing over a wide range of topics. Hope you enjoy my writings. I belong to one of the beautiful places of the world, Kerala, nicknamed as 'God's own country'.

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