Aap Ke Farmaaish...

Happy belated Dussehra, Bijoya, Ramadan to all of you.
It has been a while since I updated the blog. Meanwhile, I have received a slew of 'farmaaish' from many of you, including many bengali songs, oldies, modern/contemporaries, and, believe it or not, couple english numbers as well. I am just flattered!

Below are 4 of those 'farmaaishi' songs. But, details first:

1) Ke Jeno Go: A bengali gem, from the golden age, sung by Hemanta Mukherjee! This was requested by Soma, Barnali, Sumi, Preyoshi, Chandan Roy, Chandan Bhowmik and Sishir. Chandan Bhowmik is my old buddy, from school days. Can't believe you still remember that program at Rabindra Sadan! Sweet memory!

2) Main Dil Tu Dharkan: I present this song for my three Taranaa friends Soumitra, Shashi & Sachin (The Three S), well, actually for their nanha-munha rajkumars: Rohan, Ved Prakash and Aditya. Congrats again guys!!! Incidentally, Suresh & Giri from Lucknow also requested this song.

3) Main Kahin: My bold attempt to this classic, one of the most romantic Rafi Sahaab songs. Shankar Jaikishan at their best.

4) Chingari: Well, what can I possibly say about Chingari! Situation and song - seldom came to this close. And I guess that's what happens when all the associated people are at their peak period (Kaka, KishoreDa and RDB). An absolute gem, which I'd never get tired of singing (and yet never coming anywhere close to KishoreDa's rendition).

There were 21 requests for this song, so far the highest in number: Bhavana, Alka, Nesayem, Pujarini, Gunjan, Tuhina, Jeeyandra, Priya, Aanchal, Sanchita, Malashree, Haadiya, Viyanka, Maloti, Chandrani, Arshia, Nirali, Pinaki, Surojit, Debanjan and last but never the least, Amit. He used to play percussions in our band, still does at full throttle. Amit, ummeed hai maine tujhe niraash nahi kiya. Ab to woh KishoreDa-wala mashoor qawaali-track (Kabhi Bekasi) milega na?

Ke Jeno Go Dekechhe Aamai
Movie: Monihaar (1965)
Music: Hemanta Mukherjee
Lyrics: Mukul Dutta
(Original) Singer: Hemanta Mukherjee
Click to play Ke Jeno Go

Main Dil Tu Dharkan
Movie: Adhikar (1986)
Music: Bappi Lahiri
Lyrics: Indeevar
(Original) Singer: Kishore Kumar
Click to play Main Dil Tu Dharkan

Main Kahin Kavi
Movie: Pyar Hi Pyar (1969)
Music: Shankar Jaikishan
Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri
(Original) Singer: Mohd. Rafi
Main Kahin Kavi.mp3

Movie: Amar Prem (1971)
Music: R.D. Burman
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
(Original) Singer: Kishore Kumar
Click to Play Chingari


Leena Gore said...

Asim yet to listen to all other songs, but must tell u Mein Dil Tu Dhadkan, was superb, u made me cry.
Wow such a beautifull song, such wonderfully sung.

Absolutely wonderfull. Loved it, Dil Bhar aya yeh gana sun ke.:)

Anonymous said...

Great to finally see 'chingari' on your blog!Asimda..you have sung it wonderfully!Liked it a lot!
Knew that you would do a fabulous job with this gem of a song!


Soumitra said...

Main Dil - Rohan heard it too :) Thanx so much :)
This is an excellent song ..the starting lines are just awesome ....wonderful emotions....very nice...:-) Asimda did you say mere 'jeeban' ka ?

Ke Jeno - what a great song ...well performed :-)

Main Kahin - very nicely done. :-)

Chingari - more control needed....good effort.(friday night effort !!)

Enjoyed all your renditions but my personal fav was Main Dil Tu Dhadkan.

Thanx for the weekend treat.

Next farmaish - one from Manna Dey please.

Whatever happened to streaming audio ?


piya and deb said...

Really enjoyed Main Dil...
The Hemanta song was well done too..

When is the Manzil song coming up?

Anonymous said...


Asim said...

Thanks friends for your good words. Soumitra, right you are again about "jeeban", I noticed at the last moment and knew it'd catch your attention.
Thanks for all your good words and suggestions/tips.

Vishal said...

Asim Da,

Pehle aap Shyaar the aur abhi Kavi bhi bann gaye .. Maamla kya hai ..;-) ..All songs nicely done ..Chingari was awesome !

Srividya said...

Asim da,
Chingari was excellent...one of my favourites! Enjoyed mein dil very much:)


Anonymous said...

Guru, tor jabab nei! India-te phire aai, bombay-te tor ekta babostha kore debo (bol, we still have time). Hemanta song was jobbor guru, ekdom sei rabindra sadaner evening mone koriye dey. Told Shampa about your blog;), songe songe boley URL de; tor gaane ekhono se pagol, kishorer noyono sorosi ta ekbar oke shuniye de guru. tor address debo naki s-ke?


Soumitra said...

"noyono sorosi" amra kobe suntey pabo ??..tar sathey "amar moner aaye moyur moholey" hole to sone pe suhaga :-)

Anonymous said...

Asim bhai, forget to listen your song with Aditya everytime I go home, so finally heard it alone just now. Nice song, special thanks for singing it. Aditya will be thrilled to finally hear something nice this weekend, my memory permitting. Thanks again...


My Songs:

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