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


Khan Sahab said...

Asim Da,
I love the full doze of songs you give to us. This is awesome! I have yet to listen to all of them.

I just want to thank you again for finishing "Bane Chahe Dushman". As I told you before, I have many emotional attachments to the song.

Thanks much for sharing your soothing renditions!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful renditions..enjoyed! :)

kaunquest said...

listening to Jeevan se bhari, enjoying your version very much. Liked the other songs too, esp. the one with Azam Khan

Anonymous said...

Dear AsimDa,
I loved your singing very much. As always U are very Good with Kishore Kumar numbers. Keep it up
a silent admirer of your singing
Choti behen

Biplab said...

The duet is fabulous.
Spent quite some time listening to it carefully.

But out of the world is "Noyono Soroshi". The magic you spun there is divine. I surfed on each and every wave that you created. Dil khush ho Gaya! Jiyo !!

Deblina M. said...

Asim-da, azam .... just heard this song .... Superb performance both of you !!


Deblina M. said...

asim-da ... baaki gaan shunlum .. darun hoyeche .. feeling so refreshed. :)


Zaheer said...

Dear Asim,

Head Jeevan Se Bhari Teri Aankhen. You have done a damn good job. Good usage of voice and feelings. Keep it up.


Anonymous said...

got the url from chandan, wud 'been even nicer to get it fr u. neway, thanx for noyono sorosi..koto bochhor por tomar golai sunlam..osadharon bolle kom hobe? moyurmohole was just like coffee house days...by the way, mannar coffee house gaanta janoto? can u sing tht?
golata aaro bhari hoyeche, safar was nice. chandan e-mail deyni, will u?

Soumitra said...

very good work with Bane Chahe....gr8 to hear u singing with Khan Sahab.
Noyono - wow....very nice emotions...my fav of the lot :)
Amar moner - A toughie and u did very well :)
jeevan se - wow...very nice emotions , kaha se latey ho itna dard :-)xcellent work with this one :)

Srividya said...

Dear Asim da,

Thoroughly enjoyed the duet with Azam :)
And with Jeevan se bhari, you have done a fant-a-bulous job :) I love the song for its melancholic tune and you have brought out the emotions so well...Great going Asim ji:)
Yet to listen to ur bengali songs:)

Leena Gore said...

Wonderfully done Asim and Khan Sahab.
Sach mein dosti kitni anmol hoti hain , jo bas meethi yaadein ban ke yaad aati hain. Thats exactly how it feels after we listen to this song.

Pradip Somasundaran said...

wonderful singing Asim and Azam....I really enjoyed all the songs it to the full....Keep the tempo going.

Awatts said...

One word - Awesome. Just heard you for the first time...

Vishal Khaparde said...

Asim Da,
I like the complete gift package of songs you upload ;-) ...
Bane Chahe Dushman : Nice work ..if you two are singing then the song has to be good ;-)
Jeevan Se : Aap to cha gaye :-) !
The bengali songs are nice too ...

Keep singing..

Anonymous said...


Thanks to all of you for your good words & encouragement. That's what keeps me going.

Kaunquest, Biplab, Zaheer, Pradip & Awatts..many thanks for visiting my blog for the first time, and for your words of encouragement.

Sham....not sure who you are ;) Manna'r Coffee House? OK, list-e raakhlam. Email keno?


Harshan said...

Great job man ...good expression and control in the song... I am also a big fan of Kishore da.

Do listen to my renditions of Kishore songs on our group blog at Cincinnati.


Happy singing :)

sowmya said...

Hi Asim..
Excellent rendition.First time getting into your blog.Amazing..so many fabulous voices here..Awesome voice you have.

Enjoyed a lot.

Vishal said...

Asim Da,

Waiting for new songs from you ;-)


Anonymous said...

I really hope Dostana Salaamat rahe!!Great going guys.Asim da you are too good and so is Azam.
Great work,guys.

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