Monday, December 31, 2007

The genius of S. D. Burman

i always wondered why Burman-da presented these songs in a sequence without any pause in the movie, Guide: "Saiyan be-iman" and "Kya se kya ho gayaa". they always sounded so different to me and odd too!
last night i was watching Guide again and naturally started humming these two songs. suddenly something flashed and i realised that both these songs are based on the same raaga!!! after some google search i found that it is raaga - Jhinjhoti!
i imagined him demonstrating to his students: how to make songs sound totally apart even though their source is same!
just brilliant!

1 comment:

Souvik Chatterji said...

SD Burman had given landmark songs to Lata also in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s film Chupke Chupke in 1975. the film was based on the story portrayed in Uttamkumar’s Choddobeshi,