Movie : Chhaya
Year : 1961
Starring : Sunil Dutt, Asha Parekh
Original Singers : Talat Mahmood ,Lata Mangeshkar
Original Music Score : Salil Choudhury
Original Lyrics by : Rajinder Krishan
There is a story behind every rendition, be it solo or duet.
(1) This is my 3rd rendition with Piyali-jee. This, like every other song, had its challenges. In terms of familiarity, I was not all that familiar but of course, I hv heard it many times. This was Piyali-jee's suggestion & when I heard it again, I just loved it. I must add that Piyali-jee taught me some dictions along the way - pronunciation of badha was one of them. Co-singer turned a teacher here. Thanks to her.
(2) Those who know this song would also know that this is "inspired by Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G Minor KV 550" (courtesy Wikipedia).
(3) "Salil Chowdhury’s song begins very differently from the well-known classical piece by Mozart, but soon turns into a fairly faithful rendition of the original. He does revert to form later in the verses, where it’s Salil again, not Mozart." - Courtesy Dusted-off by Madhulika Liddle http://madhulikaliddle.com/2010/02/06/ten-of-my-favourite-inspired-songs/ :
(4) This is my very first attempt of any song by the great Talat Mahmood & oh dear, what a singer - voice modulation & pitching were quite an arduous task (pls bear any imperfections but same time, throw no-holds-barred-honest opinions). The appreciation towards any singer grows when you start singing his/ her songs & Talat Mahmood now occupies a different place in my heart.
(5) Lastly, a big hand to Piyali-jee for singing along & for singing in exemplary fashion.
Disclaimer : This song is not intended for any commercial release and carries no commercial value whatsoever. It is a cover version for family, friends, well wishers and lovers of such music. They are posted solely out of a passion for singing them and also out of the greatest respect and highest admiration for each and everyone involved in the original compositions/ production. Anyone sharing/ distributing is doing it without my knowledge at his own will and risk and shall bear all consequences arising out of their actions.
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