Pyaar ki galiyaan, baagon ki kaliyaan
Sab rang raliyaan poochh rahi hain
Geet panghat pe kis din gaayegi tu
Mere sapnon ki rani kab aayegi tu
Aayi rut mastaani kab aayegi tu
Beeti jaaye zindagaani kab aayegi tu
Chali aa, tu chali aa
When Rajesh Khanna is flirting with Sharmila Tagore chasing a chugging toy train in his open jeep through the serpentine route on the Darjeeling hill range crooning his way through in Aaradhna (1969), love wafted through not only the lush green mountains, but even the movie theatres caught its fragrance that remained indelible in the minds of all for years. And, its everlasting impact makes even the Gen Z to hum the song. That’s the power of melody in the voice of legendary Kishore Kumar.
Nothing echoes more than a minute. But his melodious voice does. It has been reverberating for five decades now and will do so for many more generations to come.
O laali phool ki mehndi laga in gore haathon mein
Utar aa ae ghata kaajal laga in pyaari aankhon mein
Sitaaron maang bhar jaao, mera mehboob aaya hai
Mera mehboob aaya hai
Bahaaron phool barsaao, mera mehboob aaya hai
Mera mehboob aaya hai
Vyjayanthimala’s rosy flush of cheeks remained etched in the minds of the young and the old alike when Rajendra Kumar caressed her brow and the entire womenfolk blushed and their hearts brimmed over with ecstasy.
The mellifluous tenor that pierces through the drums of myriad musical ears is from another legendary singer Mohammed Rafi.
Would you like to drive into the late 1950s and 1960s and to early 1970s? Yes, you heard it right. There is this time machine that only songs can navigate very one into their sweetest thoughts. When these legends had taken the music lovers through a euphonious peregrination, India in its totality swung in delirious bliss all through those years.
They were the most versatile singers that you would ever have heard in your life. The two iconic music talents of Bollywood, Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar had the gifted voices which suited all genres of music and all actors and stars of their time. Their soulful and exceptionally canorous voices and ability to strikingly transform any tune into their own style of music were what made them the superstars.
To reminisce the same epoch, a magical musical night is being organized at The Fisheye World Studios in Mumbai (Vashi) to pay tribute to the two omniscient playback singers Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar on July 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2015. And what better way to kickstart the romantic rainy season with the joyous songs of golden era in the ecstatic surroundings of The Fisheye World studios.
The evenings won’t be the same on all these four days. Revellers can be rest assured to get drenched in the serenity and sonority of timeless songs of Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar. If you don’t, your hearts will surely sing along those memorable numbers – Aaj Mausam Bada Beimaan Hai, Bada Beimaan Hai, Aaj Mausam and Rimjhim Gire Sawan, Sulag Sulag Jaye Mann, Bhige aaj iss mausam me, lagee kaisi yeh agan.
It’s already making you feel nostalgic. Isn’t it? So, are you going?
Remember the songs of Mohammed Rafi – Likhe Jo Khat Tujhe, Yeh Duniya Yeh Mehfil, Ehsaan Tera Hoga Mujh par, Abhi Na Jao Chodkar.
Kishore Kumar – Aane Wala Pal, Humein Tumse Pyaar Kitna, Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz, Chingari Koi Bhadke.
These are the songs that have won over many hearts and minds and continue to rule the young music lovers too. Attending this musical night is like going back to the future. Would you like to experience the same? Think of the your young mom or dad, and tread the same path of their days of yore. Reserve your tickets! Enjoy the Saturday with a tranquil musical night, and uplift your senses with the songs of the golden era of Mohammed. Rafi and Kishore Kumar.