Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sanjeev Kumar songs.

Sanjeev Kumar songs.

By: Supriya Chatterji.

Sanjeev Kumar, the dynamic actor of bollywood films was involved with epic films in his long career and had given lips in legendary songs. He had wide conception of acting and directors used to give him challenging roles in the 70s and 80s. In Khilouna, the song “khilouna jaankar”, sung by Rafi was given adequate expression by Sanjeev Kumar.

In Naya Din Nayi Raat, he played the role of nine different characters opposite Jaya Bacchan. Rafi’s song “phir wohi, wohi baat”, in the film was based on character of a drunkard. Sanjeev Kumar brought life in the character. In Mausam, Madanmohan had composed one of the best ghazals of his life, titled “dil dhoonta hai, phir wohi, fursat ke raat din”, where Bhupinder Singh used his intoxicating appeal to address the viewers. Sanjeev Kumar drove his car in Darjeeling and recollected his past experience in the song picturised by Gulzar.

Sanjeev Kumar gave lips in two classical songs in the film Parichay, directed by Gulzar. The songs were “bite na bitayi rehna” and “mitwa”, both sung by Bhupinder Singh. RD Burman used his classical andaz in these songs. Sanjeev Kumar played the role of the father of Jaya Bacchan, in the film, who died in the film due to sickness.

Again in Aandhi, the songs ‘tere bina zindagi me shikwa to nahi” and “is mor se jate hai”, sung by Lata and Kishore, was based on philosophical thoughts. The songs had the classic lyrics written by Gulzar. Sanjeev Kumar and Suchitra Sen complimented each other very high standard of performance.

Whenever Sanjeev Kumar played light characters he did justice to the comedy songs which were composed for those films. He gave good lips in the song “hawa ke saath saath” sung by Kishore and Asha in the film Seeta Aur Geeta. Hema Malini played double roles in the film and balanced the strong performance of Sanjeev Kumar and Dharmender.

Sanjeev Kumar gave elegant lips in commercial films like Manchali, Anamika, etc., and kept his mark in the musical films of bollywood. The films and the songs should be restored.

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