If Rahul Dev Burman’s swan music Kuch na kaho kuch bhi na kaho is remembered so vividly to this present day it has extra to do with the endurance of the limitlessly proficient composer somewhat than any intrinsic benefit of the music’s guardian movie 1942: A Love Story.
Of the 2 variations of the songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kumar Sanu there was a little bit of controversy over the feminine model , sung to immortality by Lataji.
The music had already been recorded in Kavita Krishnamurthy’s voice when it was carried out once more by Lataji. Was Lataji conscious of the music’s historical past? Completely not.
Hear what she has to say. “I solely knew what Pancham (R D Burman) instructed me. He rang me up and mentioned, ‘Didi there ‘s one closing music in 1942: A Love Story which (director) Vidhu Vinod Chopra may be very eager that you simply sing. Will you do it?’. Pancham and I shared a really heat and shut relationship. He confided all his joys and sorrow in me. I mentioned after all I’d sing the music for him. Then I left for my concert events within the US. After I returned Pancham was gone.”
The music was recorded posthumously by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and his staff.
A musician who was current on the recording remembers, “Vinod Chopra wished that one music to be sung by Lata Didi. He had consulted Panchamda about it and Panchamda was all for it. He requested Lata Didi to sing Kuch na kaho. However earlier than the music may very well be recorded Panchamda handed away. We recorded the music with out Panchamda. We have been so excited. Historical past was being made. I keep in mind Vinodji stored asking Lata Didi to do yet another take. Lastly, Didi rotated and instructed him, ‘Ab rehne dijiye . Ho gaya.’ And she or he walked off.
As for Kavita Krishnamurthy, it’s unhappy to see her raking up the outdated controversy on R D Burman’s beginning anniversary when she is aware of what the reality is.
I keep in mind assembly Kavita a few years in the past when she had introduced up the Kuch na kaho controversy. She had instructed me, ‘With due respect to Lataji, my model of the music was one thing else.’
With due respect to Kavita, I’ve heard each variations and there’s no comparability.
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