Friday, April 10, 2009

Long before...

Part 1: Long before a buck-toothed Darsheel did a 'Taare Zameen Par' at the behest of an actor-turned-director Aamir Khan, Master Raju had done a film titled 'Kitaab' at the behest of a brilliant writer/director Gulzar.

And though there was no Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy around at the time, there still was the brilliance of R.D.Burman who made background music out of banging wooden school-tables together. The result? "A-aa-e-ee... a-aa-e-ee... master-ji ki aa gayi chitthi".

Note, this was also long before 'Pass-Pass mouth freshener' appeared in Subhash Ghai's 'Yaadein'. Although un-intended, 'VIP underwear-baniyaan' got a free in-product placement in the song. Enjoy.

Part 2: Long before one particular Mr. Shahrukh Khan showed us the dancing styles of actors of yesteryears while swaying to 'Hum hain raahi pyaar ke... phir milenge chalte chalte', there was a Kishore Kumar (or Swami Kishoreanandam, if he had his way) who went "Guni jano...bhakt jano". Have some patience and watch the clip post the 3:40 mark where, in his words, Kishore Kumar "chal-chitram ki katha sunaaye".

Note: There isn't even a mention of Amitabh in the song, 'coz of course, its only 1970, 3 years before 'Zanjeer' hits the big screen. :D

Hat-tip: Diptakirti's blog for the video links.


trash_u said...

hahah... yaa tht master ki ki aa gayi chitti was my fav

Shekhar said...

trash_u: Yeah.. I had last heard this song when I was in school. Had loved it then, but had long forgotten it.

YouTube ki jai ho!!

Anonymous said...

Listening to...

My 'FoxyTunes' :P
laaalalallaa.. ;)

Savitri said...

O king, thy fate is a transection done
At every hour between Nature and thy soul
With God for its foreseeing arbiter.
Fate is a balance drawn in destiny's book.
Man can accept his fate he can refuse.
Even if the One maintains the unseen decree
He writes thy refusalin thy credit page.