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Friday, January 16, 2004

The Real Rahul (Rajiv Vijaykar, Screen)

January 4 was the 10th death anniversary of R.D. Burman. Here’s taking a look at his classical-based compositions...

Ten years will have elapsed, come January 4, since Rahul Dev Burman cast away the shell of his mortal body and turned into an immortal soul. Today, sadly, his memory is restricted largely to the remixes that a whole generation of not-so creative men and women are churning out of his work, with alarming regularity and mediocrity. These remix specialists claim to pay obeisance to an icon of rhythm, and give a contemporary sound to his magical numbers. But can someone, whose music was as advanced as tomorrow be made any more modern at all today?

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