In one of my last posts on Classic Bollywood Songs >> I shared about some awesome melodies on Waltz Rhythm.
Here I am sharing you some more awesome captivating melodies. I do agree that not all will be able to get the mood of them but those who will, know what I mean. In these melodies there are certain phrases that takes your heart out. The composers have extracted the ‘nectar, the honey’ of those moods and served us to all listeners as free of cost to feel pleasure and be joyful.
I also add that through such melodies, I also get a quantum shift in my mood. They are also a therapy to people like me and many others like me. They are also a state of mind, musical mystery and unique musical emotion. They are also the famous romantic songs of their times. Today the expression of romance has come into a different zone with songs as “ab karunga tere sath gandi baat” or “Dhadhang Dhang” etc. The difference I observe is that the ‘praising of lover’ and ‘imagination of beauty and dreams’ and ‘expression of same’ was much more vocal/expressive/beautiful in past. So it proves that they were very romantic. Now today romance seems sometimes covered with guilt at times. We have less time space for imagination due to technology and automation taking over everywhere. So let me share some melodies.
I am sharing them because I am also remaking them and I am suggesting youngsters some beautiful musical moods to try to play them, sing them and enjoy them.
Mera Pyar Bhi Tu hai
Movie: Saathi (1968) | Music – Naushad | Singers: Mukesh & Suman Kalyanpur | Lyrics: majrooh Sultanpuri | Cast: Rajendra Kumar & Vyjayanthimala | Director: C.V.Sridhar
The para is beautiful in this melody and it has a strange tension of notes. In Guitar we add 7th to express that tension and release it to home key soon. Anyways, that’s from a guitarist point of view.
Phool Tumhe Bheja Hai Khat Mei
Movie: Saraswatichandra (1968) | Music Director: Kalyanji Anandji | Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh | Director: Govind Saraiya
There are so many melodic phrases in this melody played in various instruments. All those phrases are beautifully woven via ragas and acoustic instruments. Last but not the least the singing and marvelous emotions of our actors.
Tum To Pyar Ho Sajna
Movie: Sehra (1963) | Music Director: Ramlal | Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Rafi | Director: V. Shantaram
There is so much lovelier in this melody. The choir, the rhythm, the raga based melody and the energy in singing. And last but not the least the dancer herself and the innocence. This melody transcends the emotion of romance to a new level.
Yun Rootho Na Haseena
Movie: Neend Hamari Khwab Tumhare (1966) | Music Director: Madan Mohan | Singers: Rafi | Director: Shiv Sahni
The lovely part of this music is 1) Madan Mohan 2) It’s sweet melody and lively singing by Mohd. Rafi, 3) Rhythm and ofcourse changeovers and so unique in emotion. Last but not least the innocence of our actors dance during 60’s
Itna Hai Tumse Pyar Mujhe
Movie: Suraj (1966) | Music Director: Shankar Jaikishan | Singers: Rafi & Suman Kalyanpur| Director: T. Prakash Rao
Well, this melody has many aspects. It is a reflection of classical singing, melody based on raga. It has a unique mood and emotion attached to it. Also you can’t deny the absolute magnetic beauty and presence of Vyjayanthimala in song.