Navi Mumbai(27th June 2017): Rahul Dev Burman (June 1939 – January 1994) also known as Pancham was an Indian film score composer and also known as seminal music director of the Indian Film Industry.
He was an Asst. Music Director, an actor, Music Director and also a playback singer. He was nominated 17 times for the award that eluded him.
He was musical revolution to the Indian cinema. On his birthday let’s take a flash back to the popular & hit genes he served.
Ghar Aaja Ghir Aayi Badra (Raga Malgunji)
This is from RD Burman’s first movie as a music director – Chhote Nawab (1961).
O Ganga Maiyya (Raga Jogiya)
In the Sur Singar Samsad awards this song was a nominated as the best classical composition of that year, which RD did not get it is beside the point.
Raina Beeti Jaaye (Raga Todi & Khamaj)
RD fused two ragas – Todi and Khamaj in the song expertise that had hitherto been attributed only to his father SD Burman. Anand Bakshi’s lyrics of this song gives us a magical feel if you listen it at the break of dawn.
Beeti Na Bitayee Raina (Raga Yaman Kalyan)
‘Beeti Na Bitayee Raina’ in Parichay (1973) was an early pointer to the special tuning that would emerge between lyricist-director Gulzar and Pancham. And Gulzar received the best lyricist award for this.
Hamein Tumse Pyar Kitna (Raga Bhairavi)
Kishore Kumar was nominated for a Filmfare Award for his rendering of this song, while Parveen Sultana walked away with the Best Female Playback Award from Filmfare for her version of this song.
Hamein Aur Jeene Ki Chaahat Na Hoti (Raga Asaavari)
The title song of Agar tum na Hote (1984) in the morning Raga Asaavari, is the proof that RD had maintained his singing score in spite of his films not doing well. This song appeard twice in the movie with Kishor’s and Lata’s voice.
Kyon Naye Lag Rahe Hain (Raga Khamaj)
The evening raga Khamaj happened to be RD’s favourite and most often used raga.
List of RD`s evergreen hits, which every generation will love.
‘Aaja Aaja Mein Hoon Pyar Tera’ – Teesri Manzil (1966)
‘Mere Samne Wali Khidki Mein’ – Padosan (1968)
‘Yeh Shaam Mastani’ – Kati Patang (1970)
‘Chura Liya Hai Tumne’ – Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973)
‘Mehbooba Mehbooba’ – Sholay (1975)
‘Tere Bina Zindagi Se’ – Aandhi (1975)
‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ – Hum Kisise Kum Naheen (1977)
‘Tujhse Naraz Nahin Zindagi’ (male) – Masoom (1982)
‘Mera Kuch Saamaan’ – Ijaazat (1987)
‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha’ – 1942 A Love Story (1994)
Tere Bina Zindagi Se, Aandhi (1975)