Thursday, May 29, 2014

Bollywood Chartbuster’s Song Year 1970 – Part –II

In our last issue we read that Kalyanji Anandji dominated in 1970 and their song their song Meree Pyaaree Bahaniya Banegee Dulhaniya.. (SACHHA JHUTHA)  at won the top position in the prestigious Binaca Geet Mala, the Top 10 annual  musical countdown.

At number two position the music director who stole thunder were Laxmikant Payrelal with as many as four super hits movies like KHILONA, JEEVAN MRITYU, HUMJOLI and DARPAN

Though Laxmikant Payrelal dominated with maximum hits they could not reach the top three ranks of the Binaca Hit Parade. In those days Binaca Geet Mala was the only barometer for judging a music director’s credential and the popularity of his songs among the people.

Each week Ameen Sayani, the anchor of the radio show, Binaca Geet Mala, aired from radio Ceylon (now called Sri Lanka) rated Top 20 songs as per the sale of records and the listeners voting. The annual list included 30 top song of the year and the music directors of the top 10 songs were considered as star music directors.

Though Laxmikant Payrelal could not register their name in the list of top three yet the duo had three songs in the Top 10 annual list, an incredible achievement! The songs were Khilona Jaan Kar Tum To Meraa Dil Tod Jaate Ho ...KHILONA at fifth position; Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Ga re mere sang mere sajna .. from ABHINETRI at eighth position and SharifonKaa Zamaane Men, Sharaafat Chhod Di MainneSHARAAFAT at ninth position.

Interestingly LP other hits like Jhilmil Sitaro Ka Aangan Hoga... (JEEVAN MRITU); Hai Re Hai, Neend Nahi Aaye (HUMJOLI) were quit down the ladder. Further songs like Darpan Jhoot Na Bole.. (DARPAN); Das gayi dasgayi das gayi (HIMMAT) etc could not find place in the annual hit parade. Few other gems of LP this year included Duniya se jaane wale jaane chale jaate hain kahan (PUSHPAANJALI), Shaadi Ke Liye Razaamand Kar Li...(DEVI) and Aaya re khilone wala khel khilone leke aaya re ..( BACHPAN)

Regarding the Filmfare Awards Laxmikant Payrelal were nominated for KHILONA but lost to Shanker Jaikishen for their mediocre score in PEHCHAN.


In the next issue read about the super hit songs of Shanker Jaikishen’s in the count  list and how the duo allegedly manipulated to win Filmfare Awards. 


When we usually talk to people for the first time, there is something about them that usually attracts us towards them, their expressions, their body language but most importantly we look at the voice! And if it is singers, we always fall in love with their voice! Here is a brief about one such story whose voice the entire country admires!

Listen to Suchitra Songs on

Suchitra, started off as a popular RJ with Mirchi FM  for over 6 years and even today she is popularly known as ‘Mirchi Suchi’.  She has also anchored several TV shows and has also dubbed for top actresses like Tamannah, Namitha and Shriya Saran. Suchitra moved on to a career in singing back in 2002 and got her break with music director Harris Jeyaraj for the movie "Leysa Leysa" .The song "Ennai Polave Kattru" which she sang with Chitra garnered attention and there was no looking back.Suchitra is known for her deep husky tone and her ability to sing high notes with ease.

She has several foot tapping numbers with Silambarasan to her credit."Enn Aasai Mythiliye" , "Yammadi Aathadi" , "AlibabaThangam" , "Kutti Pisaase", "Vechikkava" are a few of them.

She has also delivered two amazing hits with singer Karthik- the song “Gore Gore” from the film ‘Moscowin Kaveri- and the song ‘Yaaradu’ from “Kaavalan”  ."Arjuna Arjuna" from the movie Settai last year was another song they worked on together.

Her songs “"Dole Dole" from the movie Pokkiri , "Excuse Me" from  Kanthasamy, “”Sir Osthara” from Businessman went on to become a chart toppers for many weeks. She also sang the songs in Telugu/Tamil dubbed versions.Her solo numbers “Tharai Erangiya” from Eeram and “”Yen Idhayam” from Singam were also well noted.

Her lively voice, her chirpiness in the characters that she dubs for, surely ‘Mirchi Suchi’ is a hit amongst the youngsters!