Kishore Kumar – Asha Bhosle / Laxmikant-Pyarelal Overlooked Quadruple

:: Kishore Kumar – Asha Bhosle / Laxmikant-Pyarelal :: 

Overlooked Quadruple 

It was a surprise when I saw the list of the songs rendered by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle under music directors, Laxmikant-Pyarelal. The song list contains 94 songs. 

One should also not forget that Asha Bhosle herself has rendered 494 songs under the music directors Laxmikant-Pyarelal. 

Not to forget Kishore Kumar and Laxmikant-Pyarelal 402 songs

It is very unfortunate for the music lovers that the Quadruple of Kishore Kumar – Asha Bhosle and Laxmikant-Pyarelal is being overlooked. Few of the hit songs of this quadruple are being reviewed. The song from Karz ‘ek haseena thi’ remains top favourite, as on today. Very strange, it did not appear in the Binaca Geetmala Finals of 1980.

There are many films which contain two / three songs of Kishore Kumar – Asha Bhosle. 

1977  Chhaila Babu      Three Songs

1977  Dildaar        Four Songs

1979  Lok Parlok  Three Songs

1980  Bandish    Three Songs

1980  Judai         Two Songs.

1980  Nishana     Three Songs

1980  Ram Balram  Two Songs

1981  Waqt Ki Deewar  Two Songs

1981  Samrat   Two Songs

1983 Bequrar   Two Songs

1983 Prem Tapasya  Two Songs

1985 Baye Haath Ka Khel  Three Songs

1986 Swarg Se Sundar  Three Songs.

Not sure, these 94 numbers of the songs, are likely to be the highest numbers of Kishore Kumar – Asha Bhosle duets under any music directors. 

Binaca Geetmala :- 

Many of the songs from this Quadruple appeared in Weekly Countdown. Few could get the entry in the finals, an annual program.

1975  No 21 Jijaji Jijaji “Ponga Pandit”

1977  No 18 Yaar Dildar Tuze  “Chhaila Babu”

1977  No 17  Teri Meri Shadi  “Dildar”

1981  No 07  Mar Gayi Muze Teri Judai    “Judai”

1982  No 25  Sara Din Satate Ho  “Raste Pyar Ke” 

1982  No 09  Pyar Ka Vada “Fifty Fifty”

Kya Teri Jhulphe Hai    “Hum Sab Ustad Hain”  1965

(Songwriter  Asad Bhopali)

Sweet, Melodious Duet. The very first song of Kishore Kumar – Asha Bhosle with Laxmikant-Pyarelal. ‘Prelude’ of 15 seconds starts with ACOUSTIC GUITAR, followed by a few lines by Kishore Kumar with awesome take off क्या तेरी झुल्फे है ! ‘stroke’ of ACOUSTIC GUITAR. The song has BONGO DRUM rhythm. First and second interludes are full of CELLOS, GUITAR and VIOLINS. Second interlude decorated with the glimpses of MENDOLIN,  AALAPS by Asha Bhosle, GUITAR and VIOLINS. Filmed on Kishore Kumar and Ameeta. Kishore Kumar has 3 solo songs + 1 duet, a must Album for KK / LP fans. 

Jane Kaisa Hai Mera Deewana  “Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool”  1969

(Songwrite Govind Moonis)  

A Breezing Melodious Duet. This is an incredible, addict and sweet-sounding song. A canorous composition from Laxmikant-Pyarelal. The song has an assonant DHOLAK rhythm. In ‘mukhada’ it has a ‘rhythmic’ “pause”, followed by the awesomely sounded ‘stroke’ of DHOLAK, repeated many times. Filmed on Deb Mukharjee – Alka

First interlude is brilliantly orchestrated with SAXOPHONE and VIOLINS synchronizing at the end. Second interlude starts with the ‘aalaps’ and ‘humming’ from Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar, followed by SHEHNAI/ NADASWARAM overlapping VIOLINS. The third interlude has VIOLINS, GUITAR, FLUTE. VIOLINS, GUITAR and glimpses of MANDOLIN are beautifully used as a ‘filler’ at the end of each Mukhada.

Aa Aa Aaja Abhi Nahin     “Man Mandir”  1971

(Songwriter Rajendra Krishnan)

Naughty song,with melody,  filmed on Mehmood – Aruna Irani. Unique BONGO DRUM rhythm which is continuous throughout the song.  Interludes are orchestrated with symphony VIOLINS and GUITAR.

Itne Din Tum Kahan Rahe    “Har Jeet”  1972

(Songwriter  Anand Bakshi)

Romantic duet with melody. Sweet song, filmed on Anil Dhavan – Radha Saluja.. ‘Prelude’ of 20 seconds. Awesome takeoff by Kishore Kumar दिल बैचेन रहा तुम बिन. Simple BONGO DRUM rhythm. BANJO, VIOLINS, FLUTE, ACCORDION, ACOUSTIC GUITAR.  are nicely executed in the ‘interludes’. 

Teri Meri Teri Nazar Lad Gayi     “Subah – O – Shaam” 1972

(Songwriter  Anand Bakshi)

“Subah-O-Shaam” was made jointly with the IRAN Govt. This is yet another hidden gem of KK-Asha with Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Starts with SAXOPHONE, VIOLINS and ‘string’ instruments, GUITAR. Typical LP style DHOLAK rhythm. VIOLINS, SAXOPHONE and GUITAR instrumented well in the interludes. 

Jaipur Ki Choli Mangwa De Re     “Gehri Chaal”   1973 

(Songwriter Rajendra Krishnan)

One of the most popular duet of KK-Asha,based on Traditional Rajasthani Folk,  filmed on Jeetendra – Hema Malini. 44 seconds of ‘prelude’ starts with solo display, slow speed, of folkish DHOLAK rhythm, intermixed with the WHISTLE sound. The speed of the DHOLAK increases with VIOLINS start. Beautiful take off by Asha ji जयपुर की चोली मंगवा दे रे सैय्या  entering Kishore at 1.06, हे जयपुर की चोली तेरे इशारे पे the speed of the rhythm increases. This sounds ear-pleasing. The first interlude is full of astonishingly played SHEHNAI / NADASWARAM with fast DHOLAK rhythm, VIOLINS. Second interlude is wonderfully orchestrated with DHOLAK and WHISTLE, Kishore – Asha AALAPS, finally VIOLINS.  Enjoy the folk dance and DHOLAK in ‘postlude’ over 50 seconds. 

Jijaji Jijaji Meri Didi Hai     “Ponga Pandit” 1975 

(Songwriter Rajendra Krishnan)

Naughty song with impressive DHOLAK rhythm. First interlude is  orchestrated with the use of NADASWARAM is excellent in all the interlude and  also the  VIOLINS with DHOLAK rhythm. Second interlude have FLUTE, DHOLAK. It’s a typical “LP” stamped song. Filmed on Randhir Kapoor, Neeta Mehata and Prema Narayan. 

Chandni Chand Se Hoti Hai      “Aaj Ka Mahatma”  1976

(Songwriter  Majrooh Sultanpuri)

This a hidden GEM. Beautiful rendering by both Asha Bhosle-Kishore Kumar. 50 seconds of ‘prelude’ full of VIOLINS in symphony style. All the interludes are orchestrated with VIOLINS. The song is filmed on Rekha – Randhir Kapoor.

Yaar Dildar Tujhe Kaisa Chahiye “Chhaila Babu” 1977.  

(Songwriter  Anand Bakshi)

Orchestrated in ‘pop’ style composition, unique rhythm. SAXOPHONE, VIOLINS, GUITAR are mellifluously executed in ‘prelude’ as well as in ‘interludes’.  Beautiful ‘pauses’ in between the song. Awesome dancing steps from Rajesh Khanna – Zeenat Aman.

Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana  “Karz”  1980

(Songwriter  Anand Bakshi)

Today’s Hot Cake. This is the song which tells the ‘story’ of the entire film, KARZ.  Full credit to songwriter Anand Bakshi. Entire song is orchestrated in symphony VIOLINS, GUITAR,  BRASS instruments and the CHORUS, for all the ‘interludes’. Kishore Kumar’s singing, एक हसीना थी is awesomely surrounded by symphony VIOLINS. The song has Enrich, Mind-Blowing Orchestra arrangements.The GUITAR, for the entire song, including the theme piece,  is played by late Gorakh Sharma, the younger brother of Pyarelalji. 

Manchahi Ladaki       Waqt Ki Deewar   1980

(Songwriter Anjan)

Resonant ‘prelude’ of 66 seconds is full of folk dance music from Goa. SAXOPHONE, VIOLINS and CHORUS. Sanjeev Kumar – Sulakshana Pandit

Dillagi Ne Di Hawa      “Dostana”  1980

(Songwriter  Anand Bakshi)

One of the most popular songs. Once again it’s a melodious. ‘Prelude’ of 34 seconds is full of GUITAR, VIOLINS, ACCORDION. Composed in a typical LP mould. DHOLAK rhythm is stamped LP style. First interlude has a solo GUITAR display followed by ACCORDION. Second interlude is orchestrated with ACCORDION and VIOLINS. Third interlude is from string instrument  BANJO and ACCORDION. Listen to ‘postlude’ full of ACCORDION. Filmed on Amitabh Bachchan – Zeenat Aman

Pyar Ka Vaada Fifty-Fifty     “Fifty Fifty” 1981

(Songwriter  Anand Bakshi)

The song has  115 seconds of “prelude” consisting of stupefying African beats on African traditional DRUMS. Followed by a beautiful take off by Asha Bhosle “aalaps”. African DRUM beats are ear-pleasingly synchronised with the CHORUS and VIOLINS. Interestingly all the three “interludes” have different “rhythm” patterns. Rajesh Khanna – Tina Munim capers awesomely.

Mere Hosh Lelo     “Bandish” 1981

(Songwriter  Anand Bakshi)

Breezing Melody. ‘Prelude’ of 60 seconds with VIOLINS in symphony style overlapping with another set of VIOLINS with different tune + ACCORDION. Wonderful take off by Kishore Kumar मेरे होश ले लो . It has a resonant BONGO drum rhythm. GUITAR and VIOLINS are nicely executed in all the interludes, with different tunes. Rajesh Khanna  – Hema Malini. 

Rang Bhare Mausam Meain

(Songwriter  Anand Bakshi)

Breezing melody with amazing DHOLAK rhythm. Beautiful orchestra arrangement with overlapping sound effects of two different string instruments. Rajesh Khanna  – Hema Malini. 

Ladaka Tumhara Kuwari    “Krodhi”  1981

(Songwriter  Anand Bakshi)

A perfect wedding song, melodious one,  starts with CLAPPING intermixing with DHOLAK rhythm, CHORUS and  humming by Kishore Kumar. SHEHNAI is excellently used in the first interlude. Second interlude is full of VIOLINS. CLAPPING and CHORUS are the highlights of this song. Filmed on Shashi Kapoor – Zeenat Aman

Sara Din Satate Ho  “Raste Ke Pyar Ke”  1982

(Songwriter  Anand Bakshi)

An extremely melodious duet. Asha ji’s rendering in particular तुम याद याद याssss द, is a killer. Sweet DHOLAK rhythm. VIOLINS in symphony style are melodiously surrounded with Kishore Kumar’s rendering. Jeetendra – Rekha

TWO ‘peppy’ songs from   ‘Inquillab’ 1984.

Aaj Abhi Yahi Nahi

(Songwriter  Anand Bakshi)

 Amitabh Bachchan – Sridevi 

Bichchhu Lad Gaya

(Songwriter  Anand Bakshi)

 Amitabh Bachchan – Sridevi 

Ajay Poundarik,  Atlanta (Georgia) USA

By Ajay Poundarik

I am a Mechanical Engineering Graduate. Boiler Proficiency Engineer. Deeply In Love With Hindi Film Music When I Was Eight Years Of Age, Since 1963. I Have A Liking For All Contemporary Music Directors Compositions. I Am A Fan Of Laxmikant-Pyarelal Music. I Have Grown-Up By Listening To Laxmikant-Pyarelal Music. I Like Test Cricket Only. Worked In The Capacity Of General Manager For The Fields Of Project Implementation, Facility Management, Construction Management and Plant Maintenance In INDIA, NIGERIA for Twenty Years & AFGHANISTAN One Year.

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