Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Legendary 'Sweet-Voiced' Siblings

It is a pretty rare sight to witness in the music industry where two musicians coming from the same family are equally talented. Moreover, being sisters and challenging each other they have climbed up the ladder of music, especially in the Bollywood industry. Well if you were thinking about our very own Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle, yes you are right. The talented sisters started singing at a tender age and ofcourse one landed up being the 'Melody queen' and the other the 'Nightingale of India'. With our exclusive playlist, we give a glimpse of both the lilting voices in sync resulting in the best songs ever composed. The stalwarts who have sung over 75 duets together initially started off 'Yeh rookhi rookhi hawayein' from Daaman . But it was 'Manbhavan ke ghar' in 1955 under Shankar Jaikishen that made them known in the circles. 'Ye barkha bahar' from the film Mayurpankh was yet another famous number.
It was during the 1950's to 1960's that the sisters echoed throughout in the Bollywood industry, lending their voices for all the popular heroines belonging to that era. Musical legend C.Ramchandra is the reason behind their wonderful 'O Chaand Jahan Woh Jaaye' in Sharda. One song with a classical touch, 'Sakhi Ri Sun Bole Papiha Us Paar' from Miss Mary also  holds its own accolades until today. Few other popular songs from the 'sweet-voiced' ladies include 'Man Bhawan ke ghar jaye gori' from the movie Chori Chori , 'Aji chale aao' which appears in Halaku .

Movies like Mere Mehboob and Jaanwar saw 'Jan e man ek nazar dekh le'  and 'Aankhon ankhon mein' respectively, which are also classic hit songs from the duo. 'Pad gaye jhoole' in the movie Bahu Begum stands irreplaceable until today. Such is the use of musical notes in the song.

It is sad to note that their duets ended with  'Aaina hai mera chehera' in 1983 with Suresh Wadkar in Aaina. It was this year that Asha Bhonsle also received a 'Lifetime Achievement' Award from her own sister. What a moment of pride for the sisters. It is an understatement to say that the Indian Music Industry is blessed with the best duo.

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