Rahul Dev Burman ensures even teetotallers partake this heady concoction. Frankly, he leaves us no choice.
Rahul Dev Burman creates an angstful question that drowns in melodic sorrow. A question that’s for our times, and also for and on his behalf.
For Pancham’s birthday on June 27.
‘Aandhi’ is a beautiful tapestry of the man-woman relationship that also doesn’t hesitate to tear it apart. Plus, Rahul Dev Burman weaves magic.
On Kishore Kumar’s birthday, on this Friendship day, and on Pancham day (which happens to be every day), it’s time to toast and cut the cake.
A snazzily romantic, tense number from ‘Raksha’ revisited (and rewritten). Happy birthday, Pancham.
Pancham’s use of Lata’s vocals. The unusual and the unexpected.
Using the lush, hush verdant hills of Shimla, director Sarthak Dasgupta creates a poetic ode to the exquisite and ethereal pain of waiting.
In this 1970 outing, director Shiv Kumar makes an unbelievably lame and unintentionally comic contribution to Hindi cinema, combining family drama, a spy caper, and coming up a cropper. Composer Rahul Dev Burman, painting out a silver lining with his score, comes to the heroic (and hero’s) rescue.
[I wrote a mildly modified version of this piece in the Pancham group on Facebook as part of […]