Friday, January 9, 2009

MAGICAL SONG #2: rajnigandha phool tumhare

The song I m talking about here is title track from the movie Rajnigandha. Under the direction of Basu Chatterjee , movie was released in 1974 and is a very first-class prologue to the ‘new story’ cinema that was popular in 70s. Movie got film fare award in 1975.Music of movie, directed by Salil Chaudhary, is considered to be exceptionally influencing. Not only the title song but in addition a further song "kai baar yun hi Dekha hai" is fantastic. Outstanding Hindi singer Mukesh got the national film award for that.

Talking about the present song, it seems to be somewhat unusual that you hear a song beginning with a proper name. Also attachment of happy occasion with Rajnigandha flower makes it remarkabely odd song. Rajnigandha or 'raat ki raani'(queen of night), a prominent flower of Indian mythology and culture is native to Mexico. In English it is tuberose flower, the oil of which is used for perfume making. we have it in our house and at night, its smell can be felt from a long distance too.
Great indian singer Lata Mangeshkar sang the lyrics of Yogesh under the music direction of Salil Chowdhury.Check out the smooth flow of lyrics below and tell me your view.

"now tears are my Wine
and grief is my bread
each Sunday is gloomy
which fills me with death..................CONTINUE READING


PULKIT said...

had always loved the song! specially because of the mind blowing vocals! a good post! seems we both are extremely similar in tastes of blogging!! some day lets plan to start a book together! whats say? ;)

paramveer said...

book...!!!!!!seems to b cool idea........
lets think sm plot......:)

paramveer said...

@ all i think u r getting trouble in reading the song lyrics....

first time i hv typed whole lyrics with help of was giving some good styles to me......yet there was no option like copy,paste,cut...........

Femin Susan said...

very different and informative too.