Saturday, May 24, 2014

రాష్ట్రపతి రాక - రాఘవేంద్ర రావు పాట

మనకి పనికొచ్చేది అట్టడుగు పొరల్లో వున్నా పసిగట్ట గలిగే చూపు కొందరికే వుంటుంది. అటువంటి ’గ్రాస్పింగ్ ఐ’ గలవారిలో దర్శకుడు రాఘవేంద్ర రావు ఒకరని నిరూపించే సంఘటన ఇది.


సంగీత దర్శకుడు చక్రవర్తి, రాఘవేంద్ర రావు కలిసి ఓ సారి తిరుపతికెళ్ళారు. అదే సమయానికి భారత రాష్ట్రపతి జైల్ సింగ్ కూడా తన పర్యటనలో ఓ భాగంగా అక్కడకొచ్చారు. భారత రాష్ట్రపతి కావడం వల్ల సెక్యూరిటీ టైట్ గా వుండడమే కాకుండా ట్రాఫిక్ ని కూడా చాలా రూట్స్ లో మళ్ళించాల్సి వచ్చింది. ఏ రూట్ లో వెళ్ళినా మళ్ళీ వెనక్కి రావడం, మరో రూట్ ట్రై చెయ్యడం ... చక్రవరికి కోపం నసాళానికంటింది. ’జైల్ సింగు తిరపతొచ్చాడూ ... ఓ ... ఓ... ఓ...’ అంటూ గాట్టిగా ఓ రాగం ఎత్తుకున్నారు. ’మళ్ళీ అను’ అని అన్నారు రాఘవేంద్రరావు. సరదాకన్నారనుకుని మళ్ళీ అదే హుషారుతో పాడేరాయన. ’ఈ ట్యూన్ దాచి వుంచు.. మనకి పనికొస్తుంది’ అని అన్నారు రాఘవేంద్రరావు. చక్రవర్తి బిత్తరపోలేదు గానీ రాఘవేంద్ర రావు ఎందుకు చెప్పారో ఏమోనని రికార్డ్ చేసి పెట్టుకున్నారు.

’అడవి సింహాలు’ సినిమా మ్యూజిక్ సిట్టింగ్స్ లో ’ చక్రవర్తీ ... ఆ రోజు తిరపతిలో జైల్ సింగ్ మీద హమ్ చేశావే ... అదోసారి అను’ అని అన్నారు. అలాగే హమ్ చేశారు చక్రవర్తి. ఆ ట్యూన్ కి వేటూరి రాసిన పాటే - ’అగ్గిపుల్ల భగ్గుమంటది, ఆడపిల్ల సిగ్గులంటది’ . సినిమా రిలీజ్ అయ్యాక ఆ రోజుల్లో ఆ పాట ఎంత పాపులరయిందో అందరికీ తెలుసు.

Rajesh Roshan –The Untapped Composer - Part II

RajeshRoshan shared a loving relation with his father Roshan, the great music director who shall remain immortals in the annals of Indian cinema. Who can forget his super hit songs like Dil jo nakah saka from BHIGI RAAT (1965), Jobaat tujhme hai teri tasweer mein nahi… from TAJ MAHAL(1963), Hum intezzar karenge tera qayamat tak from BAHU BEGUM (1967), Mile na phhol tokaanton se dosti kar lee… from Anokhee Raat (1968) etc.

Listen to Rajesh Roshan Songs on Raaga.com

Recalling his early days with his father Rajesh Roshan in an interview said, “I was around nine years when papa expired due to heart ailment but  I vividly remember eminent film personalities thronging our house like  Geetaji (Bali), Shammiji (Kapoor) and Dharmendraji often came over.” He adds, “I remember when Papa was composing the famous qawwali Yeh ishq ishq hai (BARSAAT KI RAAT) along with Sahirji. I used to play around and papa would ask me to sit and listen to the composition and sometimes even ask my opinion too!” 

He informed, “In fact Rakesh dada (RakeshRoshan) was also interested in music and papa had bought him a mandolin but as he grew he moved towards acting as he was strikingly handsome.”


With the success of KUNWARA BAAP Rajesh Roshan made his presence felt in Bollywood. However in the 70’s when Laxmikant Payrelal, R.D.Burman, Kalyanji Anandji were dominating the scene it was not a cake walk for the young music director to establish himself. Hence despite the success of the multi starrer KUNWARA BAAP, Rajesh Roshan did not receive any big starrer movie. Instead he was offered B. Nagi Reddi’s love story JULIE staring two new debutants.

The movie was an acid test for Rajesh Roshan and the young music director proved his credentials by scoring a super hit music. All the songs of the movie were super hit and Bhool gaya sab kuchh … coming at third position in the prestigious Binaca Geet Mala. To add ice to the cake he went on to win the high esteemed Filmfare Best Music director award out beating great legends like ShankarJaikishan in SANYASI; Laxmikant-Pyarelal in DULHAN and R.D. Burman who was nominated for two movies viz. KHEL KHEL MEIN and SHOLAY.

A film critic praising Rajesh Roshan’s superlative music in his review wrote the high point of the music is that Rajesh Roshan has exploited his talent to the fullest displaying his mastery at romantic songs Bhool gaya sab kuchh…, western music the hit number My Heart is beating… and the devotional bhajan Saancha Naam Tera, Tu shyam mera….  

Note: In the next part read about RajeshRoshan’s rise and his association with Amitabh Bachchan

Bhushan Kumar acquires music rights of all the three Khan’s movies

Like father like the son goes the proverb meaning like father the son too tends to follow the footsteps of his father. The film industry has many examples like Rishi Kapoor and his son Ranbir Kapoor, Dharmendra and Sunny Deol the list is long. Bhushan Kumar, son of Gulshan Kumar, who founded T-Series Music Company is yet another example testifying the above idiom.


Bhushan Kumar these days is making waves in Bollywood like his father in the 90’s. After reaping rich dividends from the music rights of movies like YAARIYAN, HIGHWAY, QUEEN, 2 STATES and minting gold in film production with NAUTANKI SAALA, AASHIQUI 2 AND BHOOTHNATH RETURNS, Bhushan Kumar has yet again made headlines by acquiring the music rights of all the three Khan’s forthcoming movies in Bollywood.

In the first case T –Series has acquired Rajkumar Hirani’s much anticipated movie of 2014 PK starring Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma.

Rajkumar Hirani with his reputation of Munnabhai series has created more excitement among the viewers. Further with Aamir Khan being a part of the film, the movie is bound to create hungama at the box office. Bhushan Kumar, an ace business tycoon has sensed the craze and has hence acquired the music rights of the movie at an undisclosed mammoth price.

Besides acquiring music rights of Aamir Khan’s PK, T-Series has also bought the music rights of the two other Khan’s forthcoming movies viz. Shah Rukh Khan's 'HAPPY NEW YEAR' and Salman Khan's 'KICK'.