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It is widely believed that it was the combination of Kishore Kumar as singer, R D Burman as music director and Rajesh Khanna as the actor that did the trick. There is indeed much truth in it. But it does not mean that every other music directors and actors suffered. Some of them survived and continued to thrive.
Kalyanji Anandji were on of the few , Laxmikant Pyarelal and S D Burman being the others who adapted well to the changed circumstances and continued to do well. In fact, many of the memorable Kishore kumar songs of that era were composed by Kalyanji Anandji. Some such movies being “Safar” (1970), “Sachchaa Jhoothha” (1970) etc. Here is a memorable song from those days. This song from “Safar”(1970), which is sung by Kishore Kumar, is picturised on Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore.
Movie: Safar (1970)
Music: Kalyanji Anandji
Original Singer: Kishore Kumar
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