Happy Birthday Pancham: from Chhote Nawab to 1942 A Love Story 6 unforgettable classical songs from the master of sound
Pancham Da aka R.D. Burman the musician who has inspired generations after generations would have been eighty-four if alive today. But his music lives on and will live on till entity.
R.D. Burman popular amongst youngsters and young at heart for his energetic guitar and jazz chords and popularizing western sounds during the retro era, has done some exceptional work in classical as well.
For the true music aficionados, these songs composed by R.D. Burman are unforgettable classical gems from the maverick musician.
So, the master Pancham da began his career with this rare gem in his debut as music director in the film Chhote Nawab starring Mehmood, Johnny Walker, Ameeta, Minoo Mumtaz, Helen, Nasir Hussain, Achala Sachdev etc. Lyricist : Shailendra, Singer : Lata Mangeshkar, Music Director : Rahul Dev Burman.
Amar Prem – probably the most enlightening, spiritual and touchingly musical love story in mainstream Hindi cinema. The movie showed Rajesh Khanna at his best after Anand and Sharmila Tagore in one of her most refined roles. Amar Prem famous for Kishore Kumar sung memorable songs like "Chingari Koi Bhadke", "Kuchh Toh Log Kahenge" "Yeh Kya Hua", this classical gem sung by Lata Mangeshkar stands out. This is pure classic delight.
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi, Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman.
An unforgettable gem from the mesmerizing combo of Gulzar and Pancham Da from the movie Parichay (1972) starring Jeetendra and Jaya Bachchan. Filmed on Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bachchan (Bhaduri) at that time.
Lyricist: Gulzar, Singer: Lata Mangeshkar - Bhupendra, Music Director: Rahul Dev Burman
Sung by Kishore Kumar, this song of pathos from the film Mehbooba starring Rajesh Khanna and Hema Malini. Music Director: R.D. Burman, Lyricist: Anand Bakshi, Singer Kishore Kumar.
And now, Asha Bhosle in this classical song from Khoobsoorat filmed on Rekha and Ashok Kumar. The tabla bols by Ashok Kumar makes this more special and unique.
Lyrics: music: Rahul Dev Burman. Singers: Asha Bhosle, Ashok Kumar.
Sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy from the movie 1942 A Love Story and filmed on Manisha Koirala. This swan classical song from RD Burman was written by Javed Akhtar.