The love for music is universal. Almost everybody likes some form of music. Over the years, I have loved a lot of songs. Somewhere down the road, many of these songs have become hits. I don’t have a favorite song as such but I have a whole list. Being a hit means that a song is loved by many people. Also it means that it is heard more number of times than normal. I have found myself falling out of love to these overplayed songs so much so that I wished they had never become such a hit.
And there are some songs which never become hit for some reason of the other. The lyrics are good, the song is good, the singer has sung it well but then it does not work with the people. Over a period of time, it gets lost in time somewhere and when you hear it once in a blue moon, its bliss. These songs could have been hits and for some reasons, they never were or they did not enjoy the success that they deserved.
This is about those songs;
The Bhoole bisare Geet, The lost songs!
Nana Patekar made his directorial debut back in 1991 with the movie “Prahaar” and that remains his only directorial venture. Going with big names like Madhuri Dixit and Dimple Kapadia. he introduced Gautam Joglekar, Son of Sai Paranjpe. Till date “Prahaar” remains Gautam Joglekar’s only known movie in which he acted. Years later he made his own Directorial debut in a Marathi film “Pak Pak Pakaak” and this time Nana Patekar returned back to Marathi Cinema after a long time.
“Prahaar” was known for its fiery dialogs and the trade mark strong acting from Nana Patekar. It was rumored that Nana Patekar himself underwent military training for the role as Major Chauhan. A social drama, it did ok just because it had Nana Patekar in it. Nana Patekar wasn’t a big commercial star back then but he was always known for his somewhat eccentric acting in parallel cinema. Even Madhuri Dixit went for an unglamorous look. Nana Patekar even got away with hundreds of naked small boys running in the climax, a symbolic gesture of the new generation being liberated of any restriction or corruption. Just the innocence.
It had a couple of songs and the importance of music was less than the story. It has a wonderful song sung by Suresh Wadkar titled “Dhadkan Zara rukh gayi hai”. Picturized on Gautam Joglekar and Madhuri Dixit, it shows the lead couple dancing in a party. Instead of making the hero sing, Nana Patekar goes for a more realistic approach of a singer singing in the party. Look out for Adesh Srivastava as the Singer
It has been one of my favorite songs. Describing the time when the time stops when two people in love meet. Aptly describing that once who were strangers, now have given each other the whole world. Suresh Wadkar’s soothing voice makes it more memorable. Another one of Suresh Wadkar’s best song. Beautiful Song and beautiful lyrics although not great in the way it was shot but still a lost classic.
Song: Dhadkan Zara Ruk Gayi Hai….
Singer: Suresh Wadkar
Music Director: Laxmikant Pyarelal
Lyrics: Mangesh Kulkarni
Director: Nana Patekar
Dhadakan zara ruk gayi hai, kahee zindagi bah gayi hai Palakon mein yaadon kee doli, bheetar khushi has rahi hai Yeh khushi tum ho, tum hee tum meri jaanam karu ayetabaar Cheharon ke mele me, chehare the gum Ek cheharaa thaa main, Ek cheharaa the tum Jaane kyaa, tum ne de diyaa Mujh ko jahaan mil gayaa Hothhon par baat rahe, baaton mein soor bahe Suron mane geet wahee, tumhaaree hee baat kahe mit jaaoo sapanon kee aagosh mein bheeg jaaoo yaadon kee bauchhaar mein Milate hee aankhon ne, rishtaa pahachaanaa Ehsaas seene me, saanson ne jaanaa choopake se, pyaar chhoo gayaa dilaa ke ek, janam nayaa