Friday, February 29, 2008

Kishore and RD Burman.

Kishore and RD Burman.

Kishore Kumar
Kishore Kumar had entertained the viewers with his multi-talented singing style for more than 30 years. Within that span he was specially indebted to RD Burman who had given him immortal tunes.

rd burman
Kishore’s song “aao jhume gaere” in Paraya Dhan, composed by RD Burman created a special platform for the rest of the film. In Aandhi, Kishore’s songs for Sanjeev Kumar, titled “tere bina zindagi me shikwa”, “is mor se jate hai”, ‘tum aa gaye ho” had immortal appeal for the thoughtful audience as Gulzar’s lyrics were very meaningful. RD’s composition for Kishore in Jeetender’s Parichay, in 1972, with the song “musafir hun yaaro”, and in Khusbu, in 1975, with the song “o majhi re” had philosophical thoughts embedded in them.

Kishore Kumar
Kishore was sublime in Rajesh Khanna’s Amar Prem and Aapki Kasam, where RD’s composition like “kuch to log kahenge”, “chingari koi bharke”, “zindagi ke safar me”, “karwate badalte rahe”,” jai jai shiv shankar” were all super duper hits. Even in Namak Haram, the song “yeh kya hua” amazed the audience.

RD had given very melodious songs for Dharmender where Kishore had given adequate expression which include “hum bewafa hargis na the” in Shalimar, “yeh dosti hum nahi torenge”, in Sholay, “koi haseena jab” in Sholay, etc.

Perhaps RD and Kishore had reserved their best tunes for Amitabh and had given superhit songs one after the other in the 70s and 80s. The list includes “janu meri jaan” from Shaan, ‘jaha teri yeh nazar hai”, from Kalia, all the songs from the film Satte Pe Satta and Kasme Wade, from , “jane kaise kab kahan” from Shakti. The list can go on. As Big B dominated bollywood for more than 20 years, he had propably gave lips in the maximum number of songs of Kishore, and some of the best songs were composed by RD Burman for Big B.

Kishore Kumar
The songs have not lost their popularity even today and are sung by the competitors in the program for Kishore, in a TV Channel, where the judges, Amit Kumar, Sudesh Bhosle and Bappi Lahiri provide their comments. The songs should be restored and preserved.

By: Supriya Chatterji.


Pawan said...

It's true that Kishore lent his voice very effectively to Amitabh and countless other stars.

But the golden era of Kishore - RD combination was with Rajesh Khanna numbers, with immortal melodies like

Chingari Koi Bhadke (Amar Prem),
Mere naina sawan bhadon (Mehbooba),
Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai (Kati Patang),
Yeh Shyam Mastani (Kati Patang),
Pyar Deewana Hota Hai (Kati Patang),
Ik Ajnabi Haseena Se (Ajnabi)
Hum Dono Do Premee (Ajnabi)
Yeh Laal Rang (Prem Nagar)
Hamein Tumse Pyar Kitna (Kudrat)

and on and on!

Souvik Chatterji said...

The author perhaps wanted to mean Big B survived for a longer tenure and Kishore had sung almost 80% songs for him. So RD's compositions contributed to their success in addition to Rajesh Khanna's films.RD Burman created melodious tunes for Kishore althrough his career. Even in Parosan "mere saamnewali khirki me", "kehna hai" had melodious effect in addition to the comedy songs in the film. Similarly "hawa ke sath saath" in Seeta Aur Geeta was very melodious.
Souvik Chatterji.

Anonymous said...

rajesh khanna , devanand , sanjeev kumar ,dharmendra wer d people wid whom kishore rd hve had more hits n for these peoplr kishore gave differnt voices suiting dem and also rd composed differntly when each of them starred in a movie.amitabhs movies in which rd kk combo worked r very few n offcorse rd always gave good music only even d boxoffice flops contain good music only if composed by rd so amitabh rd kk combo doesnot override other said combos by meiam shrikant

V. Manohar said...

Golden era of Super Star Rajesh Khanna, Kishore Kumar & RD Burman combination numbers were more than any other actors in Bollywood with immortal melodies.

There are romantic leading men and there are romantic leading men, but very few have taken cinematic love to legendary heights. While there might be other icons but Super-Star- Actor Rajesh Khanna after four decades, he is the ultimate true romantic legend.