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D. Burman collection. Lata Mangeshkar and R D Burman rehearse a song. The son of the legendary music director Sachin Dev Burman, RD Burman was a music master and his compositions still enchant us.
D Burman has never forgotten that he is a Prince.
When it came to S D Burman, a guide track was very different from a Tere Mere Sapne track, which was very different from a Sharmilesque. Lata was his final vocal. "He said, "Give me a harmony, give me Lata and I'll make it. Sakhin Dev Burman with his boy Rahul Dev Burman.
Sri Sathya Saran likes the tunes of S.D. Burman. She often hums a hymn the master has been singing. So, when someone presented her a tray of in-depth research materials, she could say no to the authoring of a volume about the famous musician. While browsing through the extensive information at her fingertips, she found herself on a voyage of discovery of the icon of H.S.H. Burman.
Musical world of S. D. Burman. She' s authored three more ledgers -- ten years with Guru Dutt: Could you tell today's audiences what a musical leader like Sachin Dev Burman was in his day? Burman's USP was the fact that he was near the ground.
He learned that with great difficulties.... how to make easily hummed work. It noticed the sequence, the character, the heroine, the heroes, what they were doing, why they were doing, what they were doing and why they were song. If you remember Dil Ka Bhawar Kare Pukar of Tere Ghar Ke Saamne, you know that they (Dev Anand and Nutan) are descending the Qutub Minar.
If you think about Guide and you say, oh yes, she (Waheeda Rehman) is doing this dancing at this hour or he (Dev Anand) is on the stairs at this hour. It also used a great deal of traditional local brass band not only from the north or Bengal, but also from the south.
She made him a popular performer who is readily accepted. He had five or six different songs for each one, so there was a vast repertory he created for each one. Whose agreement do you think you were looking for most for this work?
S. D. Burmans. I' ve been treating that ledger with caution. It was as if I was speaking of a man who was simply of his kind, but very fixated in his own thoughts and his own musical work. Would you say that His Holiness Burman's solitude, especially in his early years in Mumbai, influenced his work?
D Burman with Kishore Kumar. Do you think he would have gone back to Calcutta if Ashok Kumar hadn't persisted in staying behind and composing the score for Mashaal? He' d gone back to Taj Mahal early after he recorded a number. Burmese man Burman was tirelessly searching for new vocals.
The same way S was looking for new vocals to give each track its own unique sound.... he wanted each of his tracks to be different from the other. One can see one single Nayyar-Op Nayar track everywhere. But, when it came to S.D. Burman, a guide track was very different from a Tere Mere Sapne track, which was very different from a Sharmilesque.
He' used Suman Kalyanpur's vote. He' always tried to find the right vocals for the right songs. Selling that Manna Dey's vote wouldn't work for any of the characters at the time. They were talking about how other writers were developing a score while it was hard to recognize an S-D Burman number.
Isn' t that why there was so much debate about whether a track was written by R.D. Burman or whether..... Conversely, in Amar Prem, the Pancham movie, S DA had given his input for the track Bada Natkhat Hai Yeh....... While there may have been many proposals (while S DA Burman created his music), the ultimate selection was S D's.
It can give input from Manoharidada (S Def Burman gave the sax player and arrangeur Manohari Singh his first break), input from Kersi Lord (Lord, like Manohari Singh, playing for S Def Burman and his son). So he created the tune and gave them the full liberty to rearrange the tune the way they wanted.
Many may have felt that the sound was not his..... If you say Burman, most folks will think of DR. But they forgot that without DR there would be no DR. It was DR that gave DR the classic foundation and feel for the beat before he let it do its thing.
It seems a resemblance between S T Burman, in this regard the choice of the right vote for the track, with what A Rahman does. There was also a resemblance between S DA that sings its own tunes, RaD that sings its own tunes and now A Ra Rahman that sings its own tunes.
All of them used their votes for certain events. Anand and Guru Dutt, two icons. The Navketan (the 1949 founded by Chetan and Dev Anand) was very, very closely related. Anand was a very dear and intimate companion. D Vijay Anand and Vijay in turn adored him.
So I found it very moving when they rejected a tune and he said, no, no, no, no, it's not. As Hasrat Jaipuri declined to compose the text (for Guide), Shailendra was captured. Waheeda (here in the guide) was amazed when I said this during our interviews for the album.
Wahreeda talks very affectionately about S Da. She always says that two humans have made me what I am - Guru Duttji and S Da Burman, and Vijay Anand to some extenu. Contemporaneously, S was in Germany, despite the charity that Dev Anand and he share, so violently protecting his soundtrack that he said Dev had messed up one of his best tracks.
Guru Dutt was a very volatile maker. My Guru Dutt volume contains tales of how Guru Dutt and Abrar Alvi go to the home of HDC to work on a number. Guru Dutt and Abrar die of starvation, so Guru Dutt eventually says they want something to eat. guru Dutt says they want something to drink.
It was his final vote. Give me a harmony, give me Lata and I'll make music," he said. She is a skilled classic musician, so S D's radars must have been up (actor Danny Denzonpa made his Bollywood debut as a musician under the direction of S DA Burman, with the bargain Mera Naam Aao in Yeh Gulistan Hamara).
How come he didn't use her vote in movies? and there was this lovely little singing thing sittin' in his home. And I didn't understand why he didn't use her vote. Also - I didn't write it in the script, there are many things I didn't write in the script - Meera was a little bit envious of all his heroes who would come and join him.
Was Burman Doada tempered? Everything was connected to his work. Have you tried talking to Lata Mangeshkar for this one? He got mad, there was an egotistical problem, he didn't want to call her, she didn't want to go back to him because he was annoyed and didn't take her call.....
As a matter of fact, you didn't talk about such confrontations in the text. In Mumbai, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Gulzar and Sathya Saran, together with artists who have worked with Burman, published the work. Could you tell us a few things we're going to rediscover about S.D. Burman in this work?
I think you will appreciate his obstinacy, his obstinacy, his incapacity to take critique and his acceptance that he is mistaken about a hymn, except when it comes from someone he appreciates and adores. So, if it's O Ralhan, he'll say go to hell, but if it's Vijay Anand, he'll say, let me think.
There is a tale in the Guru Dutt volume about how H.S.H. and his bride should go on a trip through America. Guru Dutt said to him: "You are not going, you look like a Jap, they will kill you (laughs). This was not anecdote I used because it was in the Guru Dutt account; I didn't want the same writer to repeat it here.