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Suhane Geet – Iss mod se jaate hai – If only…

Sigh! I’m sure that at one point or another, we end up wishing we could go back in time and change something we did awfully wrong. All the “I don’t want to change anything about my life because I have learnt from every step” is reserved only for the beauty queens at a pageant because […]

Sigh! I’m sure that at one point or another, we end up wishing we could go back in time and change something we did awfully wrong. All the “I don’t want to change anything about my life because I have learnt from every step” is reserved only for the beauty queens at a pageant because if you think honestly, you are bound to hit the rewind button to the past and change something. Sadly, life does not come with a rewind and fast forward or even pause. You just have to live with your mistakes and make the best of it.

One film that handles such a sensitive issue is Aandhi – starring Suchitra Sen and Sanjeev Kumar. Both of them being stellar actors have given a powerful and hard hitting performance making the film a legend. The story is rumored to be based on the life of Indira Gandhi, but what ever said and done, it is one of the best films that our industry can boast about. It revolves around the life of a hotel manager who comes across a drunken rich girl whose father is a famous politician on one fateful night. Understanding the gravity of the situation, he takes care of her and in the process they both fall in love with each other and get married. They also have a child together, but due to differences they split ways. Years later, the woman, who is an established politician herself comes across her husband. No one knows of her past life and she intends to keep it that way as she does not want to be tarnished as a loose woman. But they both soon discover that the love they shared was never gone and mourn the years they lost.

A wonderful story line; Gulzaar Saab has created a masterpiece with this film. Not only is the story so great, but the songs are something else too. There are a lot of amazing tracks in this film, and one of them is “iss mod se…”. This basically comes at a time when both of them are thinking of the past. A romantic song done exceptionally well, it is a beautiful rendition.

The lyrics for the song are so well done; it is just pure creativity flowing into your ears. The metaphors that the two lovers use to exchange cryptic messages that only lovers can decipher are simply marvelous. The lyrics are just perfect for the situation as well as the characters themselves – stoic, graceful and deep.

R.D. Burman has done full justice to the song with his perfect music. It is resplendent and glides through the air into not only our ears, but also our minds and hearts. He has kept in mind the significance of the lyrics and hence the music does not overshadow them, instead they compliment their beauty.

The singers too are just right – Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar could not have done a better job. But special mention must be made about Lata Mangeshkar, who is simply outstanding in this song. The notes seem to float out of her magical throat and there are very few things that sound better than her in this song.

A superb film with an even better music score to boast of – definitely a must for all music lovers.

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15 Responses to “Suhane Geet – Iss mod se jaate hai – If only…”

  1. 1
    A Singh Says:

    It is a marvellous duet by Lata / KK. There is a small flaw in the song. Lata sings the song in classical way, where as KK sings it straight. Therefore the songs appears to be Lata dominated.

    Possibly either both singers should sing it in the classical way or both should sing it straight. Possibly Rafi / Manna Dey should have been used by Pancham if it was sung in the classical form, other wise KK was the right choice.

  2. 2
    Debjyoti Says:

    Kishoreda is the greatest singer in the universe.

  3. 3
    A Singh Says:

    Compared to the above song “Tum Aa Gaye Ho Noor Aa Gaya Hai” from same film ‘Aandhi’ is an example of better co-ordination between Kishore & Lata. Both are excellent here.

  4. 4
    Messi Says:

    A Singh,

    That was not a flaw. Ofcourse, a Manna Dey choice could have done justice to any classical
    rendition, but in this song Kishore Kumar has done full justice. He didn’t classical rendition
    I guess because what he had performed is perfect. Yeah, Lata sounds melodious.

    May be I should listen again to make any comment, but I guess it was not a flaw as you
    said.

    Thank you anyway

  5. 5
    A Singh Says:

    Messi,

    The focus is either both singers sing in classical or both do not sing classical.

    If one listens to the songs sung by Rafi / Lata “Cooho Cooho Bole Koeliaa”; “Ajahun Aae Baalma” or Rafi / Asha “Pal Do Pal Ka Saath”; “Hai Agar Dushman” the classical co-ordination between both singers is perfect. Similar is the case with Rafi / Manna Dey combo “Ye Eshk Eshk Hai”; “Na To Caravan Ki Talash Hai”. Again the classical co-ordination between 2 singers incorporates many twists and turns.

    In the song “Iss mod se jaate hai” the Lata is too melodies because KK’s late entry in the song is straight forward. It should also be in classical form since Lata sings the Alap in classical way, where she completely over shadows KK.

    If one observes there is a similar mistake by Pancham in songs “Biti Na Bitae Raina” & “Naam Gum Jayga”. Here Bhupendra’s classical redention is much weak compared to Lata. Again Rafi / Manna Dey could have done a much better job.

  6. 6
    binu nair Says:

    We will not say Kishores singing has a flaw: he had limitations
    in certain songs which can be discerned by an objective listener
    and surely not by a KK lover.. I love Kishores songs.. many of
    them but not all…
    Kishore knew of his limitations and would often refuse some numbers
    and refer it to Mohd Rafi… This shows that he had lots and lots of
    muisical sense and prenomination in MUSIC.
    But , again this went wrong occassionally. Kishore da refused to
    sing waada tera waada, waade pe tera maara gaya.. and asked
    LP to give it to RAFI but LP did not budge and the song created
    a major record for him. And secondly Kishore would not have
    expected the success of his song : roop tera mastana and Meri
    sapnon ki rani…
    More, Kishore created magic with some of his songs just like other
    maestros on the scene : MuKesh, Saighal, Talat and Rafi….

    binu nair

  7. 7
    Messi Says:

    Yeah you are right Binu. He suggested MDs to approach singers like Rafi and Manna Dey for many songs. Because he was not good in classical.

    But this can be judged only by music lovers and not by kishore haters. :)
    They will pinpoint unnecessary things I mean over sensitive comments
    some people show off a lot.

    A. Singh,

    You are right too. Kishore’s beginning was staright forward as far as I
    remember. But Kishore-RBD combo was great, I guess what lata had
    delivered in that song, we don’t need Rafi or Manna, Kishore too can
    do that cause it was not that tough I think for them.

  8. 8
    Umair Lateef Says:

    I have never experienced a pure and such a great voice like Kishore Kumar. He is, no doubt the greatest singer in all the worlds. I love Kishore Da. You are my favourite singer…

  9. 9
    Debjyoti Says:

    Right,Kishoreda is the greatest singer and versatile genius in the universe.

  10. 10
    Manoj Says:

    Yeah, Kishoreda will remain the greatest singer ever!

  11. 11
    viswan Says:

    kk is the greatest singer in the universe for those who know nothing abt music

  12. 12
    Bapan Says:

    Undoubtedly Kishore Kumar is the greatest singer in the universe.

  13. 13
    sarah Says:

    I love the comment where the person says’ kk is the worlds best singer for those who dnt know music’ and i so agree, it takes all sorts to make the world go round and som ppl have absaloutely no taste whatsoever, mind you there are ppl in this world who actually think tht 2 bit singers like abhijeet and sanu are the same as kishore,which i dnt agree with, even though im a mega fan of the one and only legend Rafi sahab.
    There is still to this day only one person who was and still is a legend in music and an awesome human being, he is ofcourse M Rafi sahab and those who do not acknowledge this , do so, simply based on religion and nothng else, which is pathetic!

  14. 14
    BHARAT pAHCODE Says:

    KISHOR DA KA JAWAB NAHI THA

  15. 15
    Gaurav Says:

    Everything is so perfect about this movie ! Singers are awesome ! Actors are fabulous ! Storyline is excellent ! I love the song tum aa gaye ho… noor aa gaya hai <3

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