FLAMBOYANT KISHORE KUMAR

How can one ever describe Kishore Kumar? Interestingly one can try to, but we must remember that he has not only been immortalized by his songs, but also by his talents as an Actor, Producer, Director, Script-Writer, & Lyricist. His movies continue to be popular even now on TV, as do his songs on both TV and radio.

We know that he was a prolific singer, and he also sang in many other languages viz: Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam and Oriya.

In showcasing Kishore Kumar, we will be featuring his songs in Hindi from the many Bollywood Movies, but before doing so, we shall be presenting a mini biography in this great son of the soil.

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FLAMBOYANT KISHORE KUMAR

Kishore Kumar was born into a Hindu Brahmin family in Khandwa, Central Provinces and Berar (now in Madhya Pradesh). His birth name was Abhas Kumar Ganguly. His father Kunjalal Ganguly (Gangopadhya) was a lawyer. His mother Gouri Devi came from a wealthy family. Kishore Kumar was the second youngest of four siblings, the other three being Ashok Kumar (the eldest), Sati Devi, and Anoop Kumar.

While Kishore Kumar was still a child, Ashok Kumar became a popular Bollywood actor. (Later, Anoop Kumar also ventured into cinema with the help of Ashok Kumar). Spending time with his brothers, Kishore Kumar also started to take a keen interest in movies and music. He became a fan of singer-actor Kundan Lal Saigal, whom he considered his guru, and he tried to follow Saigal's singing style.

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FLAMBOYANT KISHORE KUMAR



MOVIE : ARADHANA 1969
SINGER: KISHORE KUMAR
LYRICS: ANAND BAKSHI
MUSIC : SACHIN DEV BURMAN

 

1) ROOP TERA MASTANA: 

http://www.mastimag.com/download.php?song_id=11188


Roop tera mastaana pyaar mera diwaana
Your beauty intoxicates and my love is crazy.
Bhool koi hamse naa ho jaaye
We should not make any mistake

(Raat nashili mast samaan hai
The night dazzles me, the weather makes me dizzy
Aaj nashe mein saaraa jahaan hai)2
Today the whole world is drunk on love.
Aaye sharaabi mausam bahakaaye
This drunken season makes our minds wander.

Roop tera mastaana pyaar mera diwaana
Your beauty intoxicates and my love is crazy.
Bhool koi hamse naa ho jaaye
We should not make any mistake

(Aankhon se aankhein milti hain jaise
Our eyes meet
Bechain hoke tuufaan mein jaise)2
Restlessly, as though in a storm
Mauj koi saahil se takaraaye
The waves crashes against the shore

Roop tera mastaana pyaar mera diwaana
Your beauty intoxicates and my love is crazy
Bhool koi hamse naa ho jaaye
We should not make any mistake

(Rok rahaa hai hamko zamaana
The world is stopping us;
Door hi rahana paas na aana)2
Keep your distance, don't come near
Kaise magar koi dil ko samjhaaye
But how can I make my heart understand?

Roop tera mastaana pyaar mera diwaana
Your beauty intoxicates and my love is crazy.
Bhool koi hamse naa ho jaaye
We should not make any mistake

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FLAMBOYANT KISHORE KUMAR

After Ashok Kumar became a Bollywood star, the Ganguly family used to visit Mumbai regularly. Abhas Kumar changed his name to Kishore Kumar and started his cinema career as a chorus singer at Bombay Talkies, where his brother worked. His first film as an actor was Shikari (1946), in which Ashok Kumar played the lead role. Music director Khemchand Prakash gave him a chance to sing the song Marne ki duayen kyon mangu for the film Ziddi (1948). After this, Kishore Kumar got many other assignments, but he was not very serious about a film career. In 1949, he decided to settle in Mumbai.

Kishore Kumar played hero in the Bombay Talkies film Andolan (1951), directed by Phani Majumdar. Although Kishore Kumar got some assignments as an actor with help of his brother, he was more interested in becoming a successful singer. He was not interested in acting, but his elder brother Ashok Kumar wanted him to be an actor like himself.

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FLAMBOYANT KISHORE KUMAR



This film propel KK to heights far beyond he could have imagined, the film was a run away hit, and fans of Kishore Kumar grew immensley......our next song came also from Aradhana.

"Mere sapno ki rani" That song was composed by Sachin Dev Burman and performed Kishore Kumar. In the film, Rajesh Khanna, the male protagonist sings the song atop an open jeep virtually chasing the heroine Sharmila Tagore who was aboard the toy train in Darjeeling (Darjeeling Himalayan Railway). R. D. Burman composed the song after his father, S.D. Burman, became too ill to finish the film's music. The song became a superhit in India

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FLAMBOYANT KISHORE KUMAR

 

MOVIE : ARADHANA 1969

SINGER: KISHORE KUMAR

LYRICS: ANAND BAKSHI

MUSIC : SACHIN DEV BURMAN


2) MERE SAPANON KE RAANEE KAB AAYEGEE TOO

http://www.mastimag.com/download.php?song_id=32424


Mere sapanon kee raanee, kab aayegee too?
The queen of my dreams, when will you come?
Aayee rut masataanee, kab aayegee too?
The fun-filled drunk song is here, when will you come?
Beetee jaaye jindagaanee, kab aayegee too?
This life will finish, when will you come?
Chalee aa, too chalee aa
Come here, you come here.

(Pyaar kee galiyaa, baagon kee kaliyaa
The lanes of love, the buds in the gardens.
Sab rang raliyaa, poochh rahee hain)2
Everything that is so colorful, is asking me
Geet panaghat pe kis din gaayegee too?
When will you sing a song on the river banks?

Mere sapanon kee raanee, kab aayegee too?
The queen of my dreams, when will you come?

(Phool see khil ke, paas aa dil ke
Blooming like a flower, come near my heart.
Door se mil ke chain naa aaye)2
By meeting from far, I am not at peace.
Aaur kab tak muze tadapaayegee too?
How long will you torment me?

Mere sapanon kee raanee, kab aayegee too?
The queen of my dreams, when will you come?

(Kyaa hain bharosaa, aashik dil kaa
What is the hope of a sweetheart's heart?
Aaur kisee pe ye aa jaaye)2
It could fall on someone else.
Aa gayaa to bahot pachhataayegee too
If that happens, then you will regret it a lot.

Mere sapanon kee raanee, kab aayegee too?
The queen of my dreams, when will you come?
Aayee rut masataanee, kab aayegee too?
The fun-filled drunk song is here, when will you come?
Beetee jaaye jindagaanee, kab aayegee too?
This life will finish, when will you come?
Chalee aa, too chalee aa
Come here, you come here.

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FLAMBOYANT KISHORE KUMAR

He starred in Bimal Roy's Naukri (1954) and Hrishikesh Mukherjee's directorial debut Musafir (1957). Salil Chowdhury, the music director for Naukri was initially dismissive of him as a singer, when he came to know that Kishore Kumar didn't have any formal training in music. However, after hearing his voice, he gave him the song Chhota sa ghar hoga, which was supposed to be sung by Hemant Kumar.

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Mere sapno ki rani" That song was composed by Sachin Dev Burman and performed Kishore Kumar. In the film, Rajesh Khanna, the male protagonist sings the song atop an open jeep virtually chasing the heroine Sharmila Tagore who was aboard the toy train in Darjeeling (Darjeeling Himalayan Railway). R. D. Burman composed the song after his father, S.D. Burman, became too ill to finish the film's music. The song became a superhit in India



Asj, what was the name of Rajesh friend in that jeep as he was singing the song. I think in some roles he played the bad guy.
yuh right bai, I just googled and it was him

Sujit Kumar (died 5 February 2010, Mumbai) was is a popular Indian Bhojpuri and Hindi film star. Hardcore Hindi film fans of 1960 might still remember him as the smart hero of low budget suspense flicks like Lal Bangla and Ek Saal Pehle, but perhaps Sujit Kumar indelible screen image remains of the guy playing the mouth organ while driving a jeep as Rajesh Khanna serenaded Sharmila Tagore in the1969 superhit Aradhana.Hewas a regular in many films starring Rajesh Khanna(Haathi Mere Saathi,Amar Prem,Mehbooba and Roti),Amitabh Bachchan(the Great Gambler,Adalat)and Dharmendra (Jugnu, Dharamveer, Charas, Dream Girl) playing roles that ranged from the comic to the villainish,and sometimes, both.
FLAMBOYANT KISHORE KUMAR

KISHORE RISE TO FAME:

After facing difficulties in the initial stage of his acting career, Kishore Kumar achieved success as a comic hero with movies like New Delhi (1957), Aasha (1957), Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Half Ticket (1962), and Padosan (1968). Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, his home production, starred the three Ganguly brothers, and Madhubala. The film is about romance between a city girl (Madhubala) and a car mechanic (Kishore Kumar), with a subplot involving eccentric brothers.

Music director S. D. Burman is credited with spotting Kishore Kumar's talent as a singer, and advancing his singing career. During the making of Mashaal (1950), Burman visited Ashok Kumar's house, where he heard Kishore imitating K. L. Saigal. He complimented Kishore, but also told him that he should develop a style of his own, instead of copying Saigal. Kishore Kumar did not have a formal training in music. He kept Burman's advice in mind, and eventually developed his own style of singing, which featured the yodeling that he had heard on some records of Jimmie Rodgers bought by his brother Anoop Kumar.[citation needed] .

Kishore Kumar yodeled in songs such as Main Hoon Jhumroo and Thandi Hawa Yeh Chandni from Jhumroo, Nakhrewali from New Delhi, Tum Bin Jaoon Kahan from Pyar Ka Mausam, and Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana from Andaz (1971), Thodi Si Jo Pi Lee Hai from Namak Halal (1982) are excellent examples of yodeling.

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FLAMBOYANT KISHORE KUMAR


MOVIE : ANDAZ 1971
SINGER: KISHORE KUMAR
LYRICS: HASRAT JAIPURI
MUSIC : SHANKAR JAIKISHAN

 

3) ZINDAGI EK SAFAR HAI SUHANA

http://www.mastimag.com/download.php?song_id=26581

Zindagi ek safar hai suhana
Life is a wonderful journey
Yahan kal kya ho kisne jaana
No one knows what will happen in the future

arey o leiyo leiyo, oleiyo leiyo
oleiyo leiyo, oleiyo leiyo
oleiyo leiyo, oleiyo leiyo

Chaand taaron se chalna hai aage
We have to go ahead of the moon and the stars
Asmaanon se badna hai aage
We have to reach beyond the skies
Pichhe reh jayega yeh zamana
This world will be left behind
Yahan kal kya ho kisne jaana
Who knows what the future is

Zindagi ek safar hai suhana
Life is a wonderful journey
Yahan kal kya ho kisne jaana
No one knows what the future is

Haste gate jahan se guzar
Tread on life joyfully
Duniya ki tu parvah na kar
Don't wory about the rest of the world
Muskuraate hue din bitana
Pass the day smilingly
Yahan kal kya ho kisne jaana
No one knows what the future will be

Haan zindagi ek safar hai suhana
Yes, life is a beauful journey
Yahan kal kya ho kisne jaana
No one knows what the future will be

Maut aani hai ayegi ik din
Death will befall us one day
Jaan jaani hai jayegi ik din
The soul will depart one day
Aisi baaton se kya ghabrana
Why worry about such things
Yahan kal kya ho kisne jaana
Who knows what the future will be

Zindagi ek safar hai suhana
Life is a wonderful journey
Yahan kal kya ho kisne jaana
No one knows what the future will be

di di di, du du du
oleyo leyo ha haa haa

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Since we have had some points on KK yodelling thought to bring this one in here would be appropiate.

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FLAMBOYANT KISHORE KUMAR

"Sitting on the wall of the studio, I saw a man wearing a muffler and a cap and holding a black stick. He was imitating everyone who passed [by], just like a monkey. When we went into the studio, the man jumped off the wall and came into the recording room. `Jo jo gane gatey the, unke satyanash karte huey, woh khud gana gane lage.' When I asked him why he was doing this, he said, `I am an orphan. Nobody looks after me. Please give me a chance.'" And saying this, R.D.Burman burst into laughter, just as one did after reading this interview (Filmfare, June 1984) because one could visualise the scene so clearly. For the man on the wall was Kishore Kumar.

Lovable prankster


And this is the persona most popularly associated with him. The lovable, endearing prankster with an incredible voice who pranced his way into our hearts with delightful songs.

It doesn't matter that many of the films that Kishore Kumar wrote, produced, directed, even edited and composed, not just the music but also some of the lyrics, have vanished into the box office incinerator. (He found the time to do this while singing around 3,000 songs and acting in 100 films). The few that have survived show that behind that adorable comic façade was a brilliant musician and poet.

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FLAMBOYANT KISHORE KUMAR

 

Kishore Kumar

INDEX OF SONGS BY KISHORE KUMAR:
 
1) ROOP TERA MASTANA: ARADHANA 1969 

http://www.mastimag.com/download.php?song_id=11188
Your beauty intoxicates and my love is crazy.

 

2) MERE SAPANON KE RAANEE KAB: ARADHANA 1969

http://www.mastimag.com/download.php?song_id=32424

The queen of my dreams, when will you come?

 

3) ZINDAGI EK SAFAR HAI SUHANA: ANDAZ 1971

http://www.mastimag.com/download.php?song_id=26581
Life is a wonderful journey

FLAMBOYANT KISHORE KUMAR

S. D. Burman recorded with Kishore for Dev Anand's Munimji (1954), Taxi Driver (1954), House No. 44 (1955), Funtoosh (1956), Nau Do Gyarah (1957), Paying Guest (1957), Guide (1965), Jewel Thief (1967), Prem Pujari (1970), and Tere Mere Sapne (1971). He also composed music for Kishore Kumar's home production Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958). Some of their initial hits included Maana Janaab Ne Pukara Nahin from Paying Guest, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke from Nau Do Gyarah (1957), Ai Meri Topi Palat Ke Aa from Funtoosh, and Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si and Haal Kaisa Hai Janaab Ka from Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958). When S. D. Burman was not on good terms with Lata Mangeshkar during 1957-62, he gave patronage to her younger sister, Asha Bhosle. The Asha Bhosle-Kishore Kumar duets composed by S. D. Burman also became very popular. Some of these include Chhod Do Aanchal from Paying Guest (1957), Ankhon Mein Kya Ji from Nau Do Gyarah (1957), Haal Kaisa Hai Janaab Ka and Paanch Rupaiya Baara Aana from Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Chhedo Na Meri Zulfein from Ganga Ki Lahren (1964), and Arre Yaar Meri Tum Bhi Ho Gajab from Teen Deviyan (1965).

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