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What a love story
Jul 08, 2008 12:06 PM 5902 Views

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into Bollywood. 1942 – A Love Story was Burman’s last composition and,


well, he couldn’t have asked for a better ending to a highly successful


career!


All


the songs of this album have three things in common – soft music using


tablas, veenas, wind and percussion instruments, meaningful lyrics


penned by the talented Javed Akhtar, and stunning vocals by Kumar Sanu


and Kavita Krishnamurthy. These three factors combine to produce one of


the greatest musical classics of Indian cinema – 1942- A Love Story. It


is very tough to choose a best track from the album because every


single one is a masterpiece. Hence, let me simply move on to my


detailed review of each of the songs


Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To:


The


fact that Kumar Sanu was at his peak when he sung this track is evident


from his brilliant rendition. If Ek Ladki is still remembered so fondly


it is mainly because of Sanu’s expressive and sinuous voice while


comparing the hero’s ladylove to some of the most beautiful assets of


nature such as the waves, the fragrance of winds, the dance of peacocks


etc.


Of course, Javed’s beautiful similes and Burman’s soft


background beats play a very important role in bringing freshness to


the song. Such is the magical effect that I always daydream of dancing


like peacocks and sparkling like waves while my lover sings this song


to me. Ek Ladki is, in my opinion, one of the top five songs of Sanu,


one of the top five compositions of Burman, and one of the top five


lyrics of Akhtar Saheb.


Excellent - 10/10 (duh!)


Pyaar Hua Chupke Se:


If


Kumar Sanu has a winner in the form of ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To’ Kavita


Krishnamurthy is not far behind. She transports us all into the


delightful world of pristine love with her smooth vocals in ‘Pyar Hua


Chupke Se’. The rhythm provided by tablas and dholaks complements her


unsullied voice very well and lends a classical touch to the song.


But


the best part is towards the end when we hear the chorus singing, ” Bolo


Na, Bolo Na, Bolo Na.” Somehow, this provides a very mysterious and an


unusual ending to a romantic track. Once again, Akhtar Saheb hands us a


winner, although Ek Ladki was a more creative verse, in my


opinion.   Pyar Hua Chupke Se – Ladies! Sing it whenever you fall in


love!


Mindblowing: 10/10!


Root Na Jaana:


Truly,


this is one of the glowing examples of musical genius. I have rarely


seen a composer making use of very soft beats and wind instruments in


order to provide sweetness to a track the way R.D.Burman has done it in


Root Na Jaana. By relegating the music to the sideline Panchamda


cleverly brings the singer to the forefront – the result?


We


have one of the cutest, “Forgive Me” songs, and almost all the credit


should go to Kumar Sanu for being so animated and charming with his


voice. Root Na Jaana puts a smile onto my face each time I listen to


it!   Listen up guys. Want to make up with your girlfriend or impress


her? Just sing this song! ;)


Expressive: 10/10!


RimJhim RimJhim:


Javed


Akhtar’s picturesque poetry, the resonating voices of Kumar and Kavita,


and Burman’s innovative use of instruments - what else could be the


result if not a grand winner?! Beguilingly romantic, enchantingly


melodic, and captivatingly pleasant, Rimjhiim Rimjhim is perhaps the


best rain song we have ever seen or heard.


The track


celebrates the acceptance of love for each other by a young couple. I


particularly love the way Kavita trills, “A haha, ” and also the phrase,


“Chalte Hain!” Panchamda once again uses flutes to the best of effect,


accompanied by soft beats. A song you can’t help but become addicted


to!


Rain Rain, Come Again – 10/10!


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