Hearty tribute to R.D.Burman, Bollywood’s one of the most prolific music directors, on his 26th death anniversary.
In a nation besotted with dance numbers and peppy tracks, his music came with a harmony, uniqueness, and intrigue that made everybody sit and notice. Be it the classic ‘Is Mod Se Jaate Hain’ or ‘Oh Haseena Zulfon Waali’, R D Burman’s musical revelry, just like him, had many facets; each in complete contrast with each other.
A trendsetter by any means, R D Burman was a magician with musical notes. He changed the sound of music by bringing in Latin sounds, cabaret, psychedelic vibes, retro disco, and funk sounds. His music was often referred to as “ahead of its times”, and true to the epithet, his songs are still remembered and sung by the youth; musicians take to remake and remix his songs.
R.D.Burman was perhaps a true genius that Indian cinema has ever produced. The musical genius, through his music, continues to thrive, even two decades after his death.