Cherishing 'Puncham' Hits

Popularly known as 'Puncham' in the industry, R.D.Burman is one of the most inexhaustible music directors in the Indian music industry. What could one expect out of the prodigy who composed his tracks for the movie 'Fantoosh' when he was just nine years old. Here we present the best of R.D.Burman that still continue to resonate in our ears.

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Even with very few techniques available during those times, R.D.Burman went ahead in producing new sounds.  'O Manjhi Re' is a classic example from the movie 'Khushboo', where he used  bottles with water filled at different levels to create a sound of the thin air. 'Dum Maro Dum' in Asha Bhonsle's voice still continues to echo everywhere. Same is the case with 'Aaja Aaja'from Teesri Manzil. 'Raina Beeti Jaye', a classical rendition in Lata Mangeshkar's voice is still one of his best works, from the movie Amar Prem.

For many, 'Aaja piya tohe' from Baharon Ke Sapneis a personal favourite. The movie Aandhi ofcourse showed two different tones in various songs in the same movie which is laudable. Be it 'Tere Bina Zindagi' which portrays tenderness in a swaying manner and 'Is mod se jaate hain' on the other hand portraying the 'light moments'. 'Chura liya hai tumne'  by Asha Bhonsle yet again captured the hearts of many. 'Piya Bawri' from Khubsoorat is yet again an Asha- Burman hit.

Coming out of Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle, one wonderful song by Kavita Krishnamoorthy for Burman was 'Pyar hua Chupke Se' from 1942 love story.

The man has no boundaries and his compositions have been heard in many languages. Thanks to Burman's creativity, the industry got acclaimed at International levels too. Burman who passed away in 1994 , still holds a strong place in each of our hearts for his cherishing tunes.