Yaarana, Friendship, Dostana......

My good friend Khan Sahab had asked me to duet this song a while ago. Finally had the chance to finish it. Remember Amitabh and Shatrughan Sinha, in Dostana? It's all about yaraana...friendship...dostana...jo badi mushkil se milti hain aajkal. Khan Sahab has done (as usual) a fine job in this song. Happy to sing this with him.

Bane Chahe Dushman Zamana Hamara
Movie: Dostana (1980)
Music: Laxmikant Pyarelal
Lyrics: Anand Bakhshi
(Original) Singer/s: Mohd. Rafi & Kishore Kumar

Bane Chahe Dushman

Two more bengali gems from Kishore Da, both from his Puja Albums. Kishore Da didn't have any formal training in music, true. Yet, I still wonder, how did he incorporate so many intricate stuff in songs like these. Call it natural, call it spontaneous......I call it......SIMPLY AMAZING!!!
These are from last month's farmaaish list.

Noyono Sarasi Keno

Amaar Moner Ei, Moyurmohole

Rajesh Khanna's 'Safar' was one of those movies which basically had everything ... nice storyline, strong plot, good acting, memorable songs, etc. etc. Even though "Zindagi Ka Safar" became more popular, however, I personally like "Jeevan Se Bhari Teri Aankhen" little better. Both songs had the right mixture of philosophy and melancholy. But the poetry in "Jeevan Se Bhari" was a sheer beauty, penned by none other than Indeevar Ji. The way Kishoreda emoted the pensive mood was simply unparallel too.

Jeevan Se Bhari Teri Aankhen
Movie: Safar (1970)
Music: Kalyanji Anandji
Lyrics: Indeevar

Jeevan Se Bhari Teri Aankhen

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