Saturday, August 2, 2008

RD Burman in the mid-70s.

RD Burman in the mid-70s.

RD Burman did many experiments in bollywood music in the mid-70s. On one hand he had given melodious numbers like “yeh dosti hum nahi torenge”, from the film Sholay, where the song was sung by Manna Dey and Kishore Kumar, picturised on Big B and Dharmender, on the other hand he had Arabic tunes like “mehebooba” which was sung by himself.

At the same time he gave off-beat tunes in Gulzar’s film Aandhi, where Lata and Kishore’s songs “is more se jaate hai”, “tere bina zindagi me shikwa”, etc, picturised on Sanjeev Kumar and Suchitra Sen became extremely successful. In the commercial films, RD Burman gave hit tunes like “hawa ke saath saath” sung by Asha and Kishore in Seeta Aur Geeta, picturised on Hema Malini and Sanjeev Kumar.

On the other hand in Gulzar’s film Kinaara, RD Burman provided classical tunes like “naam gum jayega”, “meethe bol bole”, “ek hi khwa kai baar” sung by Bhupinder Singh and Lata Mangeshkar, and picturised on Jeetender, Dharmender and Hema Malini.

RD Burman gave superhit tunes in Rishi Kapoor’s film Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahi. Kishore’s song “baachna ai haseeno”, “mil gaya”, and Rafi’s song “hum kishi se kum nahi”, “kya hua tera wada”, “chand mera dil” stormed bollywood in the late 70s.

RD Burman’s tunes in the film Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai, became super hit. The songs like “hoga tumse pyara kaun”, “zamane ko dikhana hai”, picturised on Rishi Kapoor became extremely successful. Shailendra Singh’s voice was also used to perfection in some of the songs.

RD Burman was sublime in the film Deewar, with songs like “kehdoon tumhe” sung by Kishore, which were picturised on Shashi Kapoor. Also the songs of the film Shaan, like “pyaar karne wale” sung by Asha, “janu meri jaan” sung by Kishore and Rafi became super hit.

RD Burman swayed bollywood music with his innovative tunes in the mid-70s. The modern composers have been inspired by his tunes. The songs and the films should be preserved.

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