Movie: Purab Aur Paschim (1970)
Music: Kalyanji Anandji
Original Singer : Mukesh
The film "Purab Aur Paschim" was one of many patriotic hits by Manoj Kumar that etched his niche as a fighter of Indian values on screen that no other producer or actor could replace.
“Koi Jab Tumhara Hriday” is a haunting Mukesh solo that stands wonderfully alone without fancy back-up music or elaborate picturization. From the plucking of strings that mark its opening to the quietly fading finale, this song has a unique power. Plus, keeping in line with the extremist traditionalism, how often will you find hardcore Sanskrit-based Hindi films in lyrics like “hriday” (heart) or “kanwal“ (lotus) ?! But still lyrics sound beautiful, the melody is so soothing and Mukesh’s rendition is filled with emotion that I adore every time.
I hope you will enjoy my cover.
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