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Friday, September 29, 2006

Melody in the movies: 1994

Rajiv Vijaykar (Screen)
It begins with the shocking demise of composer R.D.Burman on January 4, weeks before the music release of 1942 A Love Story, which outclasses all scores of the year and sweeps the various awards for music, lyrics and playback singing, including the Screen Awards that will be launched next year.

To be continued...

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Melody in the movies: 1993

Rajiv Vijaykar (Screen)
R.D.Burman's Guru-Dev has the Asha-Shailendra Singh hit - the singer's last popular song - 'Jaipur se nikli gaadi'. Amit Kumar's 'Ek din tere dheere se' is lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri's only self-confessed song with a double-entendre. 'Aaja sun le sadaa', the last song even sung by the maestro is his first and only song with lyricist Sameer. Asha Bhosle is a co-singer and the song also becomes their last duet together. R.D.Burman also has his last films with two other famous associates, Anand Bakshi's Tum Karo Vaada and Gulzar's Libaas. Libaas is released on audio though the film never makes it. Lata's 'Sili hawaa chhoo gayi' and 'Khamosh sa afsana' are popular. Gardish boasts of S.P.Balasubramaniam's 'Hum na samjhe the'.

To be continued...


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