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MELLOW TUNES and MEMORIES - VASANT DESAI

IndiaGlitz [Saturday, February 22, 2014]
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Any school scenario is incomplete without this song and ofcourse the song does not fail to instill a sense of hope amongst anyone who is listening to it. Even today this song has been sung as the prayer at many schools. The song ofcourse is 'Humko Mann Ki Shakthi dena mann vijay kare' . Thanks to the unsung Vasant Desai, the hero behind this song , portraying it in a tune that would stir positive emotions for people listening to it. This song was picturized in the famous movie Guddi which released in 1971.

Vasant Desai has been known for his unique style of composing skills where he bringsin various patterns of rhythms into it. For instance 'Humko Mann ki' is one such song which involves a complicated Tala structure. His strong base in the 'classical' form of music has been put to use even though a romantic duet/ film number. A claasy  Vasant Desai romantic number that needs no introduction is 'Bole re papi hara' from 'Parichay'. This song also set a milestone for this music director himself and the singer Vani Jairam who was widely appreciated for the par excellence rendition.

Vasant Desai has also given us mesmerizing songs where he had Lata Mangeshkar singing many of the song for him like 'Aa gayee bahar Aa gayee' ' Aao Aao honhar O Pyare bachchae' , 'Dil Ka khilauna, Haye toot gaya', 'Ik Tha Bachpan' , 'Kya humse hua Kasur'.

Vasant Desai has worked with a wide range of musicians and his contribution has been impeccable. He has worked with all the yesteryear stalwarts like Bhimsen Joshi, Balachandra Pendharkar. Even the living legend Asha Bhonsle has sung various tracks for him. Time to soothe ourselves with some unheard yesteryear Vasant Desai hits to retrace and relive the 'beautiful' music this wonderful man has composed.

This articles is from Raaga's music blog. Read more music at http://blog.raaga.com




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