February 5th, 2015


Magic in Tunes: 02/02/2015 – Baar Baar Dekho / Entha Vaaru Gani

This peppy song is from the 1962 classic Hindi movie China Town, Sung by the legendary Mohd. Rafi. Music composed by Ravi to the Lyrics penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Certainly a beautiful melody with simple lines, tunes and notes. Tunes are a mix of blues with Latin flavor and Goan dance style. Music has come a long way now yet some of these melodies makes one stop to listen to before rushing off. Few more tidbits:

1) Being contemporary with Elvis Presley, Shammi Kapoor had been several times mentioned as Elvis of Bollywood, perhaps due to the grooves and moves they have in their songs. Yet both are so different.
2) China Town was remade in Tamil as Kudiyirundha Koyil ( = The Sacred Dwelling) with M. G. Ramachandran playing the lead and in Telugu as Bhale Thammudu ( = Wonderful Brother) with N. T. Rama Rao playing the lead.
3) The 1978 hit Hindi movie Don based story plot from this movie.

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