Kishore Kumar, a man who has mesmerized us with his soulful melodies, charmed us with his lyrics and left us awestruck with his acting skills.
Kishore Kumar, a man who has mesmerized us with his soulful melodies, charmed us with his lyrics and left us awestruck with his acting skills. A powerhouse of talent, Kishore Kumar has been a successful singer, composer, lyricist and actor. The multifaceted Kishore da is synonymous with some of the most memorable songs of the Indian film history, the songs which are still fresh in the minds of its listeners. Kishore Kumar must have excelled in every path he treaded but amongst everything, it is the singer’s musical compositions which continue to enthrall the masses. On Kishore Da’s 88th birthday we give you a list of five best songs which has acquired the status of cult classics:
Mere Sapnon Ki Rani from Aradhana:
This song from the movie Aradhana was sung by Kishore Kumar and was composed by RD Burman. Needless to say that when the dynamic duo came together for a song, the number had to be a favorite. Featuring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore this song was shot in the picaresque location of Darjeeling hills.
Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas from Blackmail:
This song by Kishore Kumar from the movie Blackmail is regarded as one of the most romantic tracks of Bollywood featuring Dharmendra and Rakhee. The duo look mesmerizing and the song just adds on to the beauty.
Tere Bina Zindagi Se from Aandhi:
Tere Bina Zindagi Se sung by the maestro was a classic which features veteran actor Sanjeev Kumar and Suchitra Sen. It was a duet by Kishore da and Lata Mangeshkar which was originally created as a Durga Puja song in Bengali, “Jete Jete Potho Holo”.
Humein Tumse Pyar Kitna from Kudrat:
The film’s music was given by RD Burman and the song features twice in the movie, the first time by Parveen Sultana and second time by Kishore Kumar. The song featuring Rajesh Khanna and Hema Malini was nominated for the Filmfare Award.
O Hansini from Zehreela Insaan:
This song has been remade a lot of times but the original remained the best. Although the movie failed to strike its cord with the audience, this song sung by the legendary singer still stands out. The music of the song was composed by RD Burman.