Hrishikesh Mukherjee - A Legend

... whose sudden demise brought an end to an era in Bollywood movie industry. His movies were based on subtle, folksy type storylines, which set him different from others. Be it Anari or Bemisaal, Mili or Golmaal, his movies stayed in our mind and heart long after leaving the movie theatres.

Here are some interesting facts about Hrishida & his movies (found on the web):
- Raj Kapoor, a dear friend of Hrishikesh Mukherjee, used to address him as Babumoshai, the name which Hrishida used in Anand (for you know who)
- Initially Raj Kapoor was to play Kaka's role in Anand; however, Hrishida couldn't see his friend dying in the movie.
- Big B met his future wife Jaya Bhaduri at the set of Guddi, even though his role was eventually given to Shamit Bhanja (a bengali actor from Kolkata).
- Bawarchi was actually inspired by Hrishida's father, a man of many talents and a big heart.
- You would have seen Utpal Dutt in Jhoot Bole Kauwa Kaate, had it been made a decades earlier. Unfortunately, Utpal Dutt passed away long before the movie hit the set.

My tribute to his great soul, with a Kishoreda number from Mili.

Badi Suni Suni Hai
Movie: Milie (1975)
Music: S. D. Burman
Lyrics: Yogesh
(Original) Singer: Kishore Kumar
Click to play Badi Suni Suni

14 comments:

ashim said...

Asim Bhai,
very nice and i think i might finally get inspired to try blogging. Barra mazza aaya.

Ashim

Soumitra said...

very good emotions ..keep it up :)

Srividya Kasturi said...

Very good rendition full of emotions...Enjoyed it, Asim Bhai:)

Piya said...

Awesome song Asim!
Love it.

Anonymous said...

Awesome singing Asim Da and lovely number.

Anonymous said...

Awesome singing Asim Da and lovely number.

Leena

Anonymous said...

Asim Da,

wonderful and soulful rendition!
Please post chingari koi bhadke if possible.Thanks.

Best wishes,
Bhavana

Asim Ghosh said...

Friends-

Thanks for all your comments, I truly appreciate it. It would simply be my pleasure to do the farmaaish songs...no problem.

Asim

Vishal said...

Wah Wah ...Asim Bhai ...Kya gaya hai ....lag raha tha ..kahi aap mai bhi wo "Dard" chupa hai ..;-)

Your blog is missing " Jis Gali Mein " song ...please upload it ...you did really geat on that too ..

-Vishal

Khan Sahab said...

Asim Da, two songs that I would love to hear from you are:

- Jeevan ke din chhote sahi (I think you sang that one)
- Kabhi Palkon pe aansoo hain

Just superb superb superb songs from Kishore Da!!!

Asim said...

Khan Bhai-

Love both songs, but only have the track for Jeevan Ke Din. Will record it soon. The other one is a lovely # too, wish I had the track.

Asim

Anoop said...

Dear Asimda,

Welcome to the Blogging world. This was a great rendition of yours with so many emotions and thoughts! Just loved it. Keep singing and update your blog with more of you already great renditions! If I find some time, I may think of putting a blog for myself too! I have created it but hardly done anything on it. You are a true inspiration! Keep singing and sharing for our listening pleasure!

Anoop

Deblina M. said...

Asim-da,

I have been trying to post this comment 3rd time .. not sure what is the problem ..

beatiful song and Superb singing asim-da !!

Latha said...

last recording of SD Burman. He came home after this one and had a heart failure. Haunting when you think of it.....What a composition !

Beautiful rendition Asim !

My Songs:

Mere Mehboob Qayamat Hogi
Movie: Mr. X in Bombay (1964)
Music: Laxmikant Pyarelal
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
(Original) Singer: Kishore Kumar
Sunayna
Movie: Sunayna (1979)
Music: Ravindra Jain
Lyrics: Ravindra Jain
(Original) Singer: KJ Yesudas