Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Kishore Kumar's sad &serious songs (part I)

He was almost a complete film personality, and if I had my way, I would vote for him as the bollywood star of the millenium.

Kishore Kumar as a comic actor and as singer of light hearted songs is popular not only among older generation, but also among generations who were born after Kishore Kumar had passed away. And it is no small feat for a person who left this world nearly two decades ago.

Like most people, I too was under the impression that Kishore Kumar was mostly a singer of bubbly, happy songs. When it came to sad songs, it is other singers whose names often come to our mind. Kishore Kumar sang just a few sad songs, that is all- it is the commonly held view.

I too subscribed to this view. But when I decided to research Kishore Kumar's sad songs, I was in for a surprise. I kept on discovering songs after sad songs which still have the ability to move the listeners. And the number of such songs is not just a dozen or so, there are many more such songs.

When Kishore Kumar sang happy songs, the listeners felt the joy. When a person of such sunny disposition as Kishore Kumar sang sad songs, he could make his listeners feel the pain. It would seem to me that people who sing great happy songs are capable of singing great sad songs too. It is certainly the case with Kishore Kumar.

Here, I will present a list of Kishore Kumar's sad songs. There are quite a few of them, and I will just present a few of the best such songs.

Song 1
This was perhaps the first sad song sung by Kishore Kumar.Kishore Kumar had a few happy songs as well in this movie, but it is this song that stands out even today.

Dukhi man mere (Funtoosh 1956) Singer-Kishore, Lyrics-Saahir, MD-S D Burman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kijc4l056xQ

Song 2
Jhumroo was a movie in which Kishore Kumar was seen at his versatile best. He was a one man work force in this team. In addition to being an actor and singer, he was even the music director of this movie, and there were very popular happy songs in this movie, but the song that finished higest of them all in Binaca geetmala 1962 final was this song-
Koi humdum na raha (Jhumroo 1962) Singer-Kishore, Lyrics-Majrooh, MD-Kishore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDPb2ShfjHo

Song 3
Perhaps one of the gtreatest nostalgic songs of all time
Koi lauta de mere beete huye din (Door gagan ki chaaon mein 1964) Singer-Kishore, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Kishore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-6Pv8UaCX4&feature=related

Song 4
Awesome song on the topic of spurned love. Superb lyrics penned by Asad Bhopali.

Ajnabi tum jaane pehchaane ( Hum sab ustaad hain 1965 )Singer-Kishore,Lyrics-Asad Bhopali,MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Pmw1FnXnOY

Song 5
Wonderful song which finished 6th in Binaca geetmala final of 1964.
Mere mahboob qayamat hogi ( Mr X in Bombay 1964) Singer-Kishore, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD- Laxmikant Pyarelal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7dx3rbqXk0

Song 6
This song was sung by Rafi and Kishore separately, and the Kishore version filmed on a character artist became more popular.This song finished 17th in Binaca geetmala final of 1969.
Tum bin jaaoon kahan (Pyar ka mausam 1969)Singer- Kishore( Rafi in other version),Lyrics-Majroh,MD- R D Burman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQHpmwu46RA

Song 7
Wo shaam kuch azeeb thi (Khamoshi 1969)Singer-Kishore,Lyrics- Gulzar,MD- Hemant Kumar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQMii7u9fXw

Song 8
This philosophical song on life was 21st in Binaca geetmala final of 1970.
Zindagi ka safar (Safar)Singer-Kishore,Lyrics- Indeevar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAlD6zehT5E

Song 9
Another song that could move its listeners.
Jeewan se bhari teri aankhen (Safar) Singer-Kishore,Lyrics- Indeevar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnqKxDr7TPA

Song 10
Teri duniya se hoke majboor chala (Pavitra paapi 1970)Singer- Kishore,Lyrics-Prem Dhawan,MD- Prem Dhawan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6DytX9rpV0


Song 11
Koi hota jisko apna (Mere apne 1971) Singer-Kishore,Lyrics-Gulzar,MD-Salil Chowdhary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJs-hwCjy54

Song 12
Geet gaata hoon main gungunata hoon main (Laal Patthar 1971)Singer-Kishore,Lyrics- Dev Kohli, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCFHwoU0Dos&feature=related

Song 13
Khilte hain gul yahan (Sharmili 1971)Singer-Kishore,Lyrics-Neeraj, MD-S D Burman

http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=4kwWM8AcXdQ

Song 14
O mere dil ke chain (Mere jeevan sathi 1972) Singer-Kishore, Lyrics-Majrooh, MD- R D Burman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbiUFiyc5Go

Song 15
Kiska rasta deke ai dil ai saudaai (Josheela 1973)Singer-Kishore,Lyrics- Sahir,MD- R D Burman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZetCyQ7K6g

Song 16
Mere dil mein aaj kya hai (daag 1973) Singer-Kishore, Lyrics-Sahir,MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhd4CBmhDgk

Song 17
Meri bheegi bheegi si (Anamika 1973) Singer-Kishore, Lyrics-Majrooh, MD- R D Burman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5i7Jbo6ahg

Song 18
Zindagi ke safar me guzar jaate hain jo mukaam (Aap ki kasam 1974)Singer-Kishore,Lyrics- Anand Bakshi,MD- R D Burman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlrPmoHBhSo

Song 19
Ghungroo ki tarah bajta hi raha hoon main (Chor Machaye Shor 1974) Singer-Kishore, Lyrics-Ravindra Jain, MD-Ravindra Jain

http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=4mXVxQIs7NQ

Song 20
Mera jeewan kora kaagaz (Kora kaagaz 1974) Singer-Kishore, Lyrics- M G Hashmat, MD- Kalyanji Anandji

http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=81v-RHKZbiw

11 comments:

Toonfactory said...

Hi Atul...thanks for your visit and comments..REally liked your posts..they are amazing..infact I am planning an alternate blog with the running blog which will be dedicated completely to Indian Cinema..
Really great compilation of Kishore songs..but I was sad to see Mere Mehboob on No.5 in my list its going to be the No.1.. this was the first hit song that had the trio of lakshmi-Pyare & Anand Bakshi...

squarecut.atul said...

Thanks for your comments, Toonfactory. As I remarked in your blog, I liked the topics you discuss in your blogs. You can see why. My interests are similar to yours.

squarecut.atul said...

My songs are listed chronologically. That is why "mere mehboob " is 5th. I do not rank songs in my posts, because I do not believe in rankings like that.

Toonfactory said...

True all these songs are classic gems..I am a huge fan of Vividh Bharti & Binaca Geetmala..Have the Silver Jubilee Cassetes released by HMV..wish they release annual compilation of Binaca Geetmala too..

Toonfactory said...

Your blog reminds me of good ol'days (though I don't think I am that old to use the term 'good ol'days') but still it reminds me of the days when I used to mimic Mr.Sayani/ Yunus Khan/Kamal Sharma dreaming of hosting a Radio Show..Lol
Have linked you in my fav bloggers list, hope you won't mind :)

squarecut.atul said...

Thanks for blogrolling me. Your vote of confidence in my blog will serve as a great motivation for me.

I am not done with Kishore Kumar's sad songs. There are more to come.

As for Vividh Bharati and Binaca geetmala, there is so much to discuss,even though I have already discussed quite a lot on these topics.

I too had the cassettes of Binaca geetmala silver jubilee. Now of course I have that recording in my hard drive.

Vidooshak said...

This is a great blog. I don't know how you found mine, but I am sure glad I found yours!! Any blog that starts with an ode to KK or BigB has all my votes. And man, who talks of Binaca Geetmala anymore?!! And those 15 minute promos on radio for a new film... films like "Is Paar Ya Us paar" with the same ughhly song repeated 10 times in those 15 minutes. They did an Awesome job! More clutter-breaking than the junk on TV today

Need 2 days chhutti to catch up with the entire blog, and then 3 more blogs that you have. Baap re!

suraj said...

nice . please continue

squarecut.atul said...

Thanks Vidooshak for your nice comments. It will certainly motivate me to come up with more in the two days of chutti that I have ahead of me.;)

squarecut.atul said...

Thanks, Suraj. I will definitely come up with more.

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