Re: Excellent Tribute by Rajiv Vijayakar
Very very informative article, and very much unlike the normal trend of articles we have seen from this
writer about RD. It is heartening to see the respect for RD's talent is finally there, which was hitherto
missing. BOSS was humble in spite of his magical talent, and we knew it can change perceptions that people
may have, and I am very happy that it has finally happened.
This does not take away the fact that the writer has a great knowledge in hindi film music, and I respect that.
Key aspect of Pancham's music was probably the vocal nature of his songs and backgrund scores, most of the
time, in poignant moments, you will find the notes are trying to put forth a feeling, if not talking
themselves. For example, Beeti Na Beetai Raina has a slower version from Lata where she just sings the
first two lines, and there is a sitar striking just 5 notes, the impact is awsome, it portrayed the entire
mood of the raaga Yaman Kalyan (checked it to confirm, I thought it was Yaman before)... it sounds so
simple, but so difficult to achieve. I have heard since my childhood a similar bandish 'Aaj Hun Na Aayee
Shyam, Bahut Din Beete' in same raaga, it never appealed the way those 5 notes struck me, it has nothing to do
with whether I like RD or not, I swear.
Sili Hawa Choo Gayee - we know it was created from reverse playing pattern on a spanish guitar, but where from
the flute arrived in the prelude? It is deep, poignant, sensitive and almost detouches one from the crowd
around by the sheer loneliness expressed. RD himself was not aware what his songs meant to us poor souls
probably, else he would not be so sad, and sadly the internet arrived 10 years late than when it should have
Nehi toh.. boss... we would not let you go so early... never!
From: kayceedash <kayceedash@...>
Sent: Thursday, 2 July, 2009 20:26:50
Subject: [Pancham] Excellent Tribute by Rajiv Vijayakar
Check out this excellent article in Screen India.