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Shivkumar Sharma’s melodious contribution to Bollywood

Shivkumar Sharma’s melodious contribution to Bollywood

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He was one a part of Shiv-Hari, who tuned a number of Hindi melodies regardless of working solely in eight movies

He was one a part of Shiv-Hari, who tuned a number of Hindi melodies regardless of working solely in eight movies

P.Okay. Ajith Kumar

Hindi cinema has, over the many years, witnessed a number of melodious collaborations between two musicians. Duos similar to Shankar-Jaikishen, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Kalyanji-Anandji, Nadeem-Shravan, Jatin-Lalit, Anand-Milind and Vishal-Shekhar have tuned a number of melodies to complement our fashionable music.

Shiv-Hari could not have been as prolific, however, then, they’ve been focusing extra on their stellar careers as two of India’s best instrumental musicians. One half of it, the santoor maestro Shivkumar Sharma, died in Mumbai on Tuesday of cardiac arrest aged 84.

Sharma and flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia got here collectively to compose for under eight Bollywood movies. However their songs proceed to thrill the followers of sheer melody.

Shiv-Hari had made a surprising debut with Silsila, the 1981 romance directed by Yash Chopra that includes Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha and Jaya Bhaduri.

The movie featured some attractive melodies. Take as an example Yeh kahaan aa gaye hum…, sung by Lata Mangeshkar with Bachchan reciting the poetry half. It is without doubt one of the best songs of Lata within the 80’s. She traversed by way of the not-so-easy notes solely the best way she might have. And sure, the best way Bachchan, who performed a poet within the movie, recited was magical as nicely. On display screen too, he forged a spell with the gorgeous Rekha.

One other pretty music from Silsila is Dekh ek khwab…, rendered by Lata and Kishore Kumar. Maybe the preferred music from the movie is Rang barse bhige chunar wali... It was sung by Bachchan and written by his father Hari Vans Rai Bachchan, one of many nice poets in Hindi. The music went on to grow to be nearly synonymous with the Holi celebrations.

However, Bachchan’s greatest effort because the singer in Silsila is Neela aasman so gaya…

A lot of the songs in Silsila have been written by Javed Akhtar, who had on the time one half of Salim-Javed, who scripted large box-office hits like Sholay, Deewar and Don. So Bollywood owes to Chopra for giving it one in all its best lyricists of all time.

It was on the insistence of Chopra that Sharma and Chaurasia grew to become music administrators. There have been doubts whether or not two classical musicians compose for the mainstream Bollywood and if the musicians themselves ought to enterprise into the favored movie music. All these considerations vanished with Silsila.

All however one of many Shiv-Hari movies have been directed by Chopra. Their second movie was Faasle. It had one of many lesser-heard duets of Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar – In aankhon ke zeenon se... It ought to rank among the many greatest duets of the 2 legendary singers.

The album additionally includes a lesser-known melody by Asha Bhosle too – Yun toh milne ke faasle hai bahut…

Shiv-Hari’s largest business success was Chandni, one of many movies that established Sridevi as Bollywood’s largest feminine stars of her time. She danced her method to the viewers’s hearts, shifting gracefully to the chart-topper sung by Lata, Mere haath mein nau nau choodiyan hai…

The decide of the album although is Lagi aaj sawan ki…, sung fantastically by Suresh Wadkar.

One other Sridevi-starrer directed by Chopra, Lamhe, too had very good music. It had the foot-tapping Morni baga ma bole... by Lata and the haunting Yeh lamhe yeh pal… by Hariharan, who hadn’t begun singing for A.R. Rahman but.

The final movie Shiv-Hari composed for was Darr, the 1993 movie which had a younger Shah Rukh Khan developing with a efficiency that demanded consideration. Jaadu teri nazar…, sung fantastically by Udit Narayan, grew to become an instantaneous hit.

Three many years later, the music has misplaced little of its freshness. It’s one other proof of the flexibility of Sharma as a musician.

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