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Friday, April 22, 2005

Melody in the movies: 1982

Rajiv Vijaykar (Screen)

Yeh Vaada Raha has one of the finest title-tracks of RD Burman's career.

Yeh Vaada Raha has one of the finest title-tracks of RD Burman's career. 'Aisa kabhi hua nahin ...' and 'Ishq meri bandagi hai...' are two such memorable tracks.

Shakti boasts of 'Jaane kis din kab kahaan...'.

Teri Kasam (which has composer Laxmikant making a guest appearance as himself) has fleetingly popular songs like 'Kya hua ek baat par...' and 'Yeh zameen gaa rahi hai...'.

Ashanti has Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle collaborating on the laavani 'Lavangi mirchi...' but it is the Asha-Amit song 'Dil diya hai maine dil liya hai ...' which races up the charts.

Shaukeen is noted only for Ashok Kumar's last adventure before the microphone. He sings 'Chalo haseen geet ...' with Chirashree Bhattacharjee.

Zamaane Ko Dikhaana Hai is not a patch on other Nasir Husain-RD-Majrooh Sultanpuri collaborations, starting from Teesri Manzil in '66. 'Pooncho na yaar kya hua...', 'Hoga tumse pyaara kaun...' (recycled by Anand-Milind in 1995 as 'Aaya mausam hum dono ke pyar ka...' in Hum Dono), 'Dil lena khel hai dildar ka...' the tepid title-track along with 'Bolo bolo kuch to bolo...' are modestly popular but far from memorable.

Angoor is noted for RD's spoofy adaptation of the vintage O.P.Nayyar hit 'Preetam aan milo' as vocalized by Sapan Chakravorty.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Melody in the movies: 1981

Rajiv Vijaykar (Screen)

RD Burman tunes Sanam Teri Kasam's hit soundtrack that includes 'Kitne bhi to kar le sitam...' (Kishore and Asha separately), 'Jaan-e-jaan...' (a remix favourite today), Dekhta hoon koi ladki haseen...', 'Jaana o meri jaan...' and 'Sheeshe ke gharon mein dekho to...'. All the songs are very popular.

In his most fruitful year with Gulshan Bawra, RD also scores for two more musicals, Satte Pe Satta and Yeh Vaada Raha, forming a trinity of hit scores with Universal Music India, then known as Music India. The songs, sung by an assortment of singers including lyricist Gulshan Bawra, RD himself, his two assistants Basu and Sapan Chakravorty apart from Anand Kumar C, Bhupendra, Annette, Dilraj Kaur and of course fave singers Kishore and Asha. Satte Pe Satta's songs include 'Dukki pe dukka ho...', 'Pyar hamein kis mod pe hain laaya...', 'Dilbar mere...', 'Zindagi milke bitaayenge...', 'Mausam mastana...', 'Jhukaake sar ko pooncho...' and 'Pariyon ka mela hai...' .


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