An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Today's Song: Badi der bhayi nandlala

Badi der bhayi nandlala from “Khandaan” sung by Mohd. Rafi (music by Ravi and lyrics by Rajendra Krishna)

There are many songs on Krishna and his leela but this song is one that has that feel of absolute abandon… complete masti.. I often marvel at the “fast pitch” or abandon that old songs used to portray without being loud! This is a song you understand why Rafi was the king of all singers.. ever! Kishore fans call Kishore the greatest, but when I listen to Rafi I am clear that Rafi could sing any Kishore song and do justice but Kishore could never have sung some of Rafi’s greatest and even come half way close to him.. like this song! I am not a musician, but I feel somehow Kishore used his mouth and Rafi his throat and heart. Anyways, I just love this song!

Enjoy the song below if you are reading this after Jan 23, 2007; otherwise play it on the left hand sidebar…

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8 Comments
  1. Anonymous says

    kishore is better

  2. Anonymous says

    rafi stands no where in front of the kishore saab

  3. madeira68 says

    rafi is the best..

  4. madeira68 says

    rafi is the best..

  5. Anonymous says

    no comprasion. Rafi is like Sooraj and KK is like a small lamp

  6. Desh says

    Thanks Anonymous! I agree! Even Manna Dey acknowledged it on more than one occassion. If “God” could sing, then “He” would have sung in Rafi’s voice.

  7. Anonymous says

    Rafi sahab is the greatest singer Indian film industry ever had. Even Kishoreda Acknowledged it and was Rafi Sahab’s fan… end of argument

  8. Desh says

    Thanks Anonymous! I agree! Even Manna Dey acknowledged it on more than one occassion. If “God” could sing, then “He” would have sung in Rafi’s voice.

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