Friday, May 30, 2014

AR Rahman giving his best shot for LEKAR HUM DEEWANA DIL

Mozart of Madras AR Rahman, after a tough music score in Rajnikant’s KOCHADAIIYAAN is now engaged in giving his best shot in Bollywood movie LEKAR HUM DEEWANA DIL, the movie that marks the screen debut of Armaan Jain, the new 20 year Kapoor’s Khandaan’s scion.
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Cousin of Ranbir Kapoor and grandson of late Raj Kapoor, Armaan Jain is the son of RajKapoor’s daughter Reema Kapoor and Manoj Jain. Arman is paired opposite new comer Deeksha Seth, the tall and beautiful actress; who debuted with AlluArjun's VEDAM in Tollywood.

The movie is being directed by eminent director Imtiaz Ali’s younger brother Arif Ali and has all new comers. The only celebrity name associated with the movie is Music Maestro A.R. Rehman, who has put his heart and soul to make the music a success as ever.

Keeping in mind the movie’s romantic mood, A.R.Rehman has given a youthful extravaganza that appeals the youth. The first song released in second week of May Khalifa…, a party song reviews the disco era of the 80’s and has become quite a rage among the youth. The second song Maloom… brings back the sweet memories of true melody. The makers have now released the third song Alaahda… sung by Shiraz Uppal, the Pakistani singer, who is being raved for his hit songs Tera Te Mera, Mann Ja Ve, and Roya Re. The song is being raved by one and all.

AR Rahman is so passionate about making the debut of Armaan Jain a grand triumph that he has announced to perform a live concert in Mumbai. According to reports Rehman will be performing Live on June 12 in Mumbai.

One hopes LEKAR HUM DEEWANA DIL creates the same magic that ROCKSTAR did for Ranbir Kapoor because if readers may remember Rehman had performed a live concert for Imtiaz Ali's ROCKSTAR! 

Bollywood Chartbuster’s Song Year 1970 – Part –III

In our last issue we read how the music director duo Laxmikant Payrelal despite hit movies like KHILONA, DO RAASTE, JEEVAN MRITYU, HUMJOLI and DARPAN was  not able to fetch the Filmfare award. Also the talented Kalyanji Anandji despite top song Meree Pyaaree Bahaniya Banegee Dulhaniya… (SACHHA JHUTHA) in Binaca Geet Mala hit parade and several hits like GEET, SAFAR, JOHNY MERA NAAM, SACHAA JHUTHA, PURAB AURPASCHIM etc. was not even nominated for the Filmfare Best Music director Award. However what may stun readers is that Shanker Jaikishen, the music director duo who gave a row of flops like BHAI BHAI, DHARTI, JWALA, MERA NAAM JOKER, PAGLA KAHIN KA, TUM HASEEN MAIN JAWAN and UMANG went home winning the coveted Filmfare Best Music director Award for the mediocre music in PEHCHAN, a movie which very few may remember and so does its songs!!


According to insiders Shanker Jaikishen after ruling the 50’s and 60’s had developed obsession for stardom and losing that too in front of music directors like Laxmikant Payrelal (who had assisted them) hurt their egoism. In those days winning a Filmfare Award was rated very highly hence this led to manipulation of awards.

According to a senior journalist, “In the beginning the Filmfare Awards were quite fair but in the late 60’s manipulation of awards began and Shaker Jaikishen were alleged to be involved in this racket.”


Even if one ignores the allegations made on Shaker Jaikishen to be true but the year 1970’s battle for Best Music Director seems unfair.

First of all the deletion of music directors Kalyanji Anandji, not even in nomination, is completely unjustified. Secondly overlooking music wizard Madan Mohan’s exceptional score in HEER RAANJHA was completely shocking. Remember the movie’s priceless songs like Ye Duniya Yeh Mehfil.., Milo Na Tum To..., Do Dil Toote Do Dil Haare...


Lastly the selection of music directors Laxmikant-Pyarelal in DO RAASTE and S.D. Burman  in TALAASH looked justified but the nomination and eventually awarding Shaker Jaikishen for PEHCHAN is totally unjust because music lovers can immediately identify hits songs Bindiya Chamkegi...; Yeh Reshmi Zulfen...; Chup Gaye Sare Nazare... and Khiza Ke Phool Mere Naseeb Mein... from LP ‘s DO RAASTE. Likewise S.D.Burman’s music in Rajendra Kumar and Sharmila Tagore hit movie TALAASH is still on our lips. Who can forget Palkon ke peeche se jo tumne...; Khai Hai Re Hum Ne Qasam...; Aaj KiJunli Raat Ma...Tere Naina Talash Karen and the fabulous tribute to mother Meri Duniya Hai Maa…      

But does anybody remember the movie PEHCHAN or its song??? Well few songs from the movie like Vo Pari Kahaan Se Laaun, Bas Yehi Apradh Main Har Baar …  and Sabse Bada Nadaan...are hummable but are they worth awarding?

Raaga.Com leaves on readers to analysis whether Shanker Jaikishen were justified in receiving the Best Music Director Award or not!

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