The journey of a tune


I revisited the movie Disco Dancer, the reason is neither political nor zoological! One is besotted with Bappi Lahiri’s unbelievable soundtrack that’s as soon as once more again in public reminiscence, courtesy an attire firm’s industrial the place Deepika Padukone swoons to Usha Uthup’s ‘Koi Yahan Aaha Nache Nache,’ in what will be actually described as homosexual abandon.

Faruq Kaiser’s lyrical hook ‘Auva Auva’ is but to be decoded, however the tune lives on to inform us many tales {that a} music carries. It tells us that originality is getting scarce and the AI era attracts from groovy notes of the previous and packages them as nostalgia. Within the mid 80s, Lahiri confronted prices of plagiarism as a result of the music sounded just like The Buggles’ quantity ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’ — even the hook phrases have been copied.

The journey of the music Kabhi Kabhie mere dil mein has many a hidden story to inform; Disco Dancer is again in motion


Similar music, modified temper

What has modified although is the social stigma connected to such songs. Within the movie, the music was picturised on Kalpana Iyer, who emerged as a seductress/vamp within the 80s, following the sample set by the likes of Aruna Irani and Bindu. They represented or inhabited areas that have been thought of forbidden by society. It was sung by Uthup, who by no means received to sing for the heroine as a result of her voice lacked saccharine. At this time, it’s introduced as a liberating anthem, picturised on a number one actress. Because of this, the identical music evokes a unique feeling.

Yash Chopra’s Kabhi Kabhie (1976) is outlined by Sahir Ludhianvi’s music ‘Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Primary Khayal Aata Hai’ — a nazm that was printed in his first assortment Talkhiyan (Bitterness). A toned-down model of the unique nazm, it nonetheless captures fantastically the feelings of a poet’s unrequited love.

However few keep in mind that Khayyam first composed and recorded it for an unreleased Chetan Anand movie in 1950. Creator Akshay Manwani, in his ebook on Sahir, says Chetan Anand was making Kafir with Dev Anand and Priya Rajwansh, and Khayyam recorded the music with Geeta Dutt and Sudha Malhotra. The movie a couple of Hindu physician falling in love with a Muslim woman on the time of Partition couldn’t be accomplished and it’s mentioned that Sahir took an oral consent from Chetan Anand to make use of it elsewhere. Greater than 25 years later, the music accomplished its journey.

Origin tales ‘Kabhi Kabhi mere dil mein’ was written for Kafir ; and a Disco Dance r song has been recast.

Origin tales ‘Kabhi Kabhi mere dil mein’ was written for Kafir ; and a Disco Dance r music has been recast.


Ghazal lovers swear by Mehdi Hasan’s ‘Rafta Rafta Woh Meri Hasti Ka Saman Ho Gaye’ (slowly and steadily she grew to become part of my persona), however they don’t know {that a} model of Tasleem Fazli’s ghazal was composed by Basant Prakash and tweaked by lyricist Qamar Jalalabadi within the little-known Hum Kahan Ja Rahe Hain (1966).

Sung by Mahendra Kapoor and Asha Bhosle, the slow-paced romantic quantity goes ‘Rafta Rafta Woh Hamare Dil Ke Armaan Ho Gaye’. Mehdi Sahab’s ghazal was picturised in a Pakistani movie Zeenat within the 70s, the place the hero sings the ghazal to his spouse on their first evening.

Years later, composer Anu Malik got here out together with his personal copy as ‘Dheere Dheere Aap Mere Dil Ke Mehmaan Ho Gaye’ in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Baazi (1995) with the assistance of Majrooh Sultanpuri. Sung by Udit Narayan and Sadhna Sargam, the Bollywood pop was a far cry from the unique ghazal, however grew to become a chartbuster as a result of the catchy tune is timeless and the visible enchantment of the poetry supplies scope for the director to ascertain a romantic relationship… pehle jaan, phir jaanejaan, phir jaanejaana ho gaye. No English translation can describe the rising intimacy with the beloved in such lyrical phrases.

Written for Bobby

In 1988, when Govinda was on high of his sport, he did a movie known as Dariya-Dil. It’s nonetheless identified for its lilting quantity, ‘Woh Kehte Hain Hum Se Abhi Umar Nahin Hai Pyar Ki, Nadan Hain Woh Kya Jaane, Kab Kali Khili Bahar Ki’. Composed by Rajesh Roshan, the soulful music sung by Nitin Mukesh appeared misplaced within the Nineteen Eighties. Even its picturisation and the location within the narrative was jarring. Later, it was revealed that the music was really written by Vithalbhai Patel and never Indeevar as credited. The story goes that poet Vithalbhai Patel was requested by Raj Kapoor to write down songs for his teenage romance Bobby. He got here up with gems like ‘Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kathe’, ‘Na Mangu Sona Chandi’ and ‘Woh Kehte Hain Hum Se’. For some cause, the final one couldn’t be used within the movie however some 15 years later, Rajesh Roshan used it in Dariya Dil. When Patel objected, the producers repented, and he received his due credit score.

Nevertheless, one other attention-grabbing aspect identified just lately by movie historian Bobby Sing in his weblog is that the tune was composed by Raj Kapoor himself. It turns into clear from an audio clip — put within the public area by Patel’s son — the place Kapoor, identified to supply inventive inputs to his musical group, will be heard explaining the thought behind the music. He explains how dad and mom don’t give credence to teenage romance, after which begins singing the strains of Patel in precisely the identical approach because it was composed 15 years later. Bobby’s rating was composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal and Rajesh Roshan was the assistant at the moment.

Listening to Kapoor’s voice offers you goosebumps. One wonders how the general public would have reacted in 1973 had it been picturised on Raja and Bobby with Mukesh singing for them.


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