I’ve been late putting this up, so let me rush to the point. On right now, on Sony MIX, tonight, from 9 pm to midnight of Monday, the 27th of June, is a smorgasbord of some truly handpicked film songs of brilliant music director R D Burman or ‘Pancham Da’ as he was fondly called by one and all.
The songs have been handpicked by someone whose taste for music, especially for Hindi films songs, is as wide ranging as his knowledge of it is deep – friend Neeraj Vyas, an excellent singer himself, and business head of MAX, MAX 2 and the true music lover’s music channel, MIX.
Not the usual top R D Burman songs, but some other very melodious, standout compositions that will showcase the breadth of Pancham’s tunes, arrangements, sounds and brilliant use of singers and instruments alike, all of which flowed into beautiful, seamless creations of remarkable appeal
And what’s especially promising and enticing about the upcoming songs-fest is that while almost every music TV channel and radio station has been celebrating ‘Pancham Da’s’ birthday with the same top 20 R D Burman songs, inside information tells me that tonight, I can curl up– I know this sounds sacrilegious — not with the usual top R D Burman songs, but some other very melodious, standout compositions that will showcase the breadth of Pancham’s tunes, arrangements, sounds and brilliant use of singers and instruments alike, all of which flowed into beautiful, seamless creations of remarkable appeal.
What do I mean? OK, so instead of Chura Liya Hai Tum Ne Jo DIl Ko, which I must have caught some25 times across all the FM radio stations today and each day
over the past three days, one will get to savour a rare delight on TV – the entire 12-minute medley from Yaadon Ki Baraat. And instead of O Hansni from Zehreela Insaan, we’ll have the lovely lilting duet, Mere DIl Se Ye Nain, Mile Rehne Do Jaaneman. Across three hours of programming.
Other gems? Jahan Pe Savera Hai, Basera Wahin Hai. Only a Lata Mangeshkar could have rendered the beautiful, plaintive plea of Pancham’s haunting melody for the lyrics. Pure wistfulness! And a slightly rare song, if you consider that it doesn’t receive the amount of airplay it truly does. Some more? Well, there’s Aisa Sama Na Hota, Tere Lye Palkon Ki Jhalar Bunu, Yaari Ho Gai Yaar Se Lak Tunu Tunu.
You get the idea. Breadth of moods and handpicked, memorable melodies across three hours of song-play and tribute bytes and reminiscences by some great musicians and other celebrities, like guitarist extraordinaire and singer Bhupinder Singh.
Catch the celebration, on on Sony Mix right now, and thank me later.