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The fateful affair between R. D. Burman, Subhash Ghai & Laxmikant Pyarelal. (Did You Know - 18)
12 Jan, 2010 | Did You Know!

It’s hard to write about the unfortunate affair between these three giants of Hindi film Industry, who also happen to be among those few personalities, I love and admire the most in Bollywood. But sadly the event did happen in the late eighty’s which was quite ill-timed in the career of the legendary R. D. Burman, who was facing a real tough time in those days.

The incident started with Subhash Ghai (who is known to have an amazing musical sense), announcing his movie “Ram Lakhan” with a top star-cast and music to be given by R. D Burman. But as the project was about to start, another of Subhash Ghai’s mega movie got shelved and there was major re-shuffling done in all his projects onboard. As a result, Laxmikant Pyarelal, who were earlier supposed to do another big movie for Ghai, were roped in to do the music of “Ram Lakhan” and Pancham was simply taken off the project.
 
However, no doubt LP came out with one of their career best scores in “Ram Lakhan” which is still remembered for its musical excellence. But the unexpected incident did hurt Pancham a lot and it also became one of those few crucial things which broke his musical heart and wounded his soul deep inside.
 
But world of cinema is bound to have these kind of sad instances, as everyone here is just longing to achieve greater success with more box office hits. Moreover every creative genius has its own rough roads to travel which are simply unavoidable as the nature’s law.
 
So despite of this forgetful incident in the lives of these three giants of Indian Cinema, they still remain the masters of their respective arts forever. Cheers to the musical spirit of Pancham, LP and Subhash Ghai.
 
Cheers!
 
(Note: Though the article was written here with the sole motive of sharing a valuable information related with the masters. But unfortunately the post went to an unwanted comparative zone, with some personal visions expressed towards the individual names in the comments sections, mentioning their much appreciated body of works in the past. Frankly for me it was indeed a matter of concern since reading them all might make an undesirable impact on the young minds even before they get to listen and be impressed by the gifted maestros and their precious tracks.

Hence to avoid that serious concern, all the comments here have been compiled in a PDF format file, which is available just with a click at the link given below, if you really want to go through it all.)

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12 Jan 2010 / Comments ( 3 )
Bobby Sing
To all like minded friends here,

Though the article was written here with the sole motive of sharing a valuable information related with the masters. But unfortunately the post went to an unwanted comparative zone, with some personal visions expressed towards the individual names in the comments sections, mentioning their much appreciated body of works in the past.

Frankly for me it was indeed a matter of concern since reading them all might make an undesirable impact on the young minds even before they get to listen and be impressed by the gifted maestros and their precious tracks.

Hence to avoid that serious concern, all the comments here have been compiled in a PDF format file, which is available just with a click at the link given below the post, if you really want to go through it all.

Cheers!
HIS BLESSINGS
Kamal Bhaatia

I saw some persons are calling RDB a copycat and according to them L-P have always given original music. Have you ever noticed background scoers? RD has always given excellent background music rather than lifting from music bank. he has used typical tune for Babu (Amitabh in 2nd role) in Satte pe satta. LP have blindly copid this tune for Vinod Khanna in Insaaf. (if you dont belive, watch both movies again).
 
Same way the tune RD has used in Arjun has been copied by L-P in Hum for Amitabh (Tiger) and still the effect is missing in Insaaf and Hum. listen to RD background score in Shakti (where he has played same tune in different moods between Big B and DIlip Kumar). In Saagar also he has used three different tunes for Rishi , Dimple and Kamal Hasan. Nobody can give background music like RD has given in Saagar, Samundar, Shakti or The Burning Train. Now come to the songs part. Some of the Gems he has given in flop movies - Aisa sama na hota (zameen aasman), Hum tum hum do rahi (Yeh to Kamal ho gaya), Machal machal jata hai dil (Raam tere kitne naam), Kaisi lag rahi hoonn main (Jootha Sach). L-P can never give any of this songs.

Bobby Sing

Dear Kamal Bhaatia,
Thanks for writing in, but the post has nothing to do with any comparison of any sort between the two masters. Moreover this issue has already been closed here as stated by my general comment above. And if you are very much interested in reading all the comments then it is requested that please download the PDF file from the link given at the end of the article and go through them at your own time.

But in comparison terms I am really unable to add anything as an reply very humbly.

Cheers!

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