The Covid-19 disaster in India has reached new heights and even hovering Bollywood is just not proof against its unfold because it has consumed one other of its victims. One of the well-known music director duos in Bollywood simply misplaced half of it when Shravan Kumar Rathod of Nadeem-Shravan misplaced his Covid struggle on April twenty second, 2021. In his late 60s, Rathod had some robust days earlier than succumbing to sickness in Mumbai. However what this man leaves behind is a legacy of a few of the most iconic items of music made even in Bollywood! We pay tribute and salute this wonderful musical expertise who will probably be missed perpetually.
Though Nadeem-Shravan cut up in 2005, they created wonderful music collectively within the odd 30 years of their careers. They dominated the 90s and decided the sound of Bollywood throughout that point. One of the best factor about this duo was that they began their musical careers with relationships. Not simply with one another, but additionally with their singers, lyricists and even the music label. Lyricist Sameer was her companion on crime and a standard title for many of her hit soundtracks. They actually created magic collectively. Their music began the careers of singers like Anuradha Paudwal, Kumar Sanu, Vinod Rathod, Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan, to call just a few who characterize the voice of their nice hits. They have been nearly the principle performers beneath the T-series music label and that was the cornerstone of this enterprise. Even amid controversy within the late 90s, they stored the music alive, solely to return within the 2000s with a bang that stayed true to their distinctive melodic types.
Her musical model within the 90s was distinctive and her compositions could possibly be clearly recognized as hers and that may be a true hallmark of a musical composer. That they had an ear for the altering Indian music scene and introduced some western devices to the Bollywood world that created a novel sounding combine that basically labored for them. They developed the Bollywood sound from the basic or totally Western mode to a fusion of genres that modified the notion of Bollywood music on the time. A lot of her success got here from the romantic style, and Bollywood Ghazal was the therapy chosen that achieved most of her success. They wrote some nice scores that introduced classical genres like Ghazal to the Bollywood area with western devices. This was actually her unique model that outlined this romantic musical period. Apparently, Shravan was the principle explanation for the duo’s success as a result of though Nadeem returned as a solo composer, he lacked that spark in his music.
Wanting again on her most iconic music run, probably the most profitable album of all time has been acknowledged that catapulted her profession to develop into one of the vital profitable music administrators in Bollywood. This was the award-winning soundtrack from ‘Aashiqui’ (1990). With 12 songs on the album and each tune a success, it isn’t a straightforward activity! Each tune was a mammoth hit and even 30 years later, the hearts and minds of everybody who witnessed the magic within the 90s reign as we speak. The gorgeous Nazar Ke Saamne or Bas Ek Sanam Chahiye or Dheere Dheere Se are three of probably the most lovely love songs within the historical past of Bollywood music. Be it the legendary electrical guitar Bas Ek Sanam opens, or the Santoor melodies overlaid with Dholak in Nazar Ke Saamne or just the extra western styling with bongos in Dheere Dheere, the melodies they created are unforgettable. The unhappy romantics of Ab Tere Bin, Most important Duniya Bhula Doonga, Tuu Meri Zindagi Hai and Dil Ka Aalam have been nice songs that basically made them stars within the music subject and made ‘Aashiqui’ an all time greatest vendor.
For many who thought Nadeem-Shravan was a one-hit surprise, there was a impolite awakening in 1991 with 10 album releases, 4 of which included blockbuster music. ‘Saajan’ (1991) was the epitome of the ghazal-romantic style. Bahut Pyar Map Hain, Jiye To Jiye Kaise and Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Paagal Hai represented this style and have become the large hits that they have been. The piano melodies and violin orchestration on this soundtrack have been epic, together with some actually sensible lyrics. Add some Jhankar beats and we get the tune that grew to become one in every of Madhuri Dixit’s most well-known songs. Dekha Hai Pehli Baar was an excellent tune and nonetheless one of the vital well-known numbers of the 90s. Tum Se Milne Ki Tamanna Hai, Pehli Baar Mile Hain and Tu Shayar Hai have been different hits that made this album one other of their albums stuffed with hit after hit.
Tumhein Apna Banana Ki from ‘Sadak’ (1991) was one other romantic ghazal, whereas Tumse Milne Ko Dil Karta Hai and Dheere Dheere Pyar Ko Badhana Hai from ‘Phool Aur Kaante’ (1991) have been extra Bollywood of the 90s and of their composition the tone for the approaching yr. However the album that basically was the underdog that yr was Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991). It did not get acknowledged on the awards contemplating the competitors from its personal albums, however it actually did go away its mark. The Ghazal model labored very effectively on this younger romance movie too. Songs like Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, Adayein Bhi Hain, Mainu Ishq Da Lagiya Rog, and Tu Pyaar Hai Kisi Aur Ka have been such wonderful songs of the time and even labored like a appeal with the youthful demographic that the movie was aimed toward on the time.
1992 was one other nice yr for the duo with the evergreen music of ‘Deewana’ (1992). Aisi Deewangi had such a powerful composition that it’s a tune that’s troublesome to get out of your head. The instrumentation was such an ideal mixture of classical and western that it grew to become the perfect tune of the yr. Sochenge Tumhe Pyar and Teri Umeed Tera Intezaar have been different nice romantic numbers, whereas Koi Nai Koi Chahiye proved that they’ll do an excellent, completely happy quantity too.
‘Dil Ka Kya Kasoor’ (1992) and ‘Sapne Sajan Ke’ (1992) have been different good soundtracks this yr with nice songs together with Dil Jiger Nazar Kiya Hai and Sapne Sajan Ke.
The next yr that they had their palms full, together with “Shreeman Aashique” (1993), “Dil Tera Aashiq” (1993) and “Damini” (1993) to call just a few. Nevertheless it was the tremendous enjoyable soundtrack from ‘Hum Hai Rahi Pyar Ke’ (1993) that additionally took the charts by storm that yr. Every tune was basically a musical household movie and a success with quite a lot of selection within the OST. The Bollywood Jhankar sound was extra pronounced right here with legendary numbers like Ghunghat Ki Aaad Se Dilbar Ka, the unhappy romantic Woh Meri Neend Mera chain, the humorous highway tune Yunhi Kat Jaayega Safar Saath and the dancing Bambai Se Gayi Poona. This album helped them develop into recognized not solely because the romantic music gurus of the time.
Within the subsequent few years they dominated with singles just like the ghazal-romantic Kitna Haseen Chahra from ‘Dilwale’ (1994), the fashionable romantic Humko Sirf Tumse Pyar Hai and Nahin Yeh Ho Nahin Sakta from ‘Barsaat’ (1995) to the humorous Amma Dekh Tera Munda from “Stuntman” (1994). However in 1995 she launched her controversial soundtrack of ‘Raja’ (1995), the place her greatest hit Akhiyaan Milaoon Kabhi and Nazrein Mili Dil Dhadka have been heaped with plagiarism allegations. Nonetheless, the controversy made this album one other of the award-winning albums.
They reached one other excessive level within the subsequent two years with two huge hits of their careers that reinvented their sound. ‘Raja Hindustani’ (1996) was maybe the second most profitable soundtrack of her profession with 8 songs that to today are solely recognized from their memorable melodies. As tacky as this soundtrack was, it was a defining album that appealed to the plenty throughout India. Pardesi Pardesi was one of the vital highly effective songs of her profession that got here with some nice vocals that received all awards this yr. Poocho Zara Poocho and Aaye Ho Meri Zindagi Mein have been songs on everybody’s lips that dominated the radio channels and made Alka Yagnik a famous person.
From the hulking ‘Raja Hindustani’ they went to ‘Pardes’ (1997) and made a extra western sound that was rooted in Indian values. From the tremendous romantic Meri Mehbooba and Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain to the patriotic I Love My India to the optimistic Yeh Dil Deewana, this album had all of it. Kumar Sanu to Sonu Nigam have all reached new heights on the again of this album, and this album too has gained the mass enchantment it had on their earlier work.
Her profession hit a roadblock with the 1997 homicide of Gulshan Kumar, however Shravan was all the time clear. Whereas Nadeem grappled with allegations of being concerned in homicide, Shravan continued his musical work and supplied nice music on albums akin to “Sirf Tum” (1999) and “Aa Ab Laut Chale” (1999). Pehli Pehli Baar Mohabbat Ki Hai and Dilbar have been chartbusters and to today Dilbar with its remakes is an excellent hit composition that dominates the dance flooring.
They got here again to the highest and received all awards with ‘Dhadkan’ (2000). This was one other mammoth OST. Dil Ne Yeh Kaha Hai Dil Se and Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan Mein grew to become legendary traces of affection, whereas Dulhe Ka Sehra was a preferred wedding ceremony tune of the time. The opposite profitable songs have been Dulhe Ka Sehra by Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Aksar Is Duniya Mein and Na Na Karte Pyaar, which made this album a crowd favourite across the flip of the century. This was a good time to listen to the romantic old style ghazals of the early ’90s who made them the celebrities of the last decade.
In his profession over the following 5 years he labored significantly better with songs like Kitni Bechain Hoke and Dil Mera Tod Diya from ‘Kasoor’ (2001), Dil Lagaane Ki Sazaa from ‘Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love’ (2001) Dayya Dayya Dayya Re, Saajan Saajan and theme tune from ‘Dil Ka Rishta’ (2003), Rabba Ishq Na Hove and Kitna Pagal Dil Hai from ‘Andaaz’ (2003), Woh Ladki Bahut Yaad Aati Hai from ‘Qayamat: Metropolis Below Menace’ (2003 ) have been a few of the biggest hits the duo produced of their typical rhythmic model.
Throughout these 5 years her final was an enormous hit, and what a superb soundtrack to go together with it! ‘Raaz’ (2002) was a powerful album and a global success. Tracks like Aapke Pyaar Mein, Jo Bhi Kasmein Khayi Thi, Yahaan Pe Sab Shanti Shanti Hai and Most important Agar Saamne grew to become a rage quickly after they have been launched and have been seen at nearly all weddings and celebrations. The association and melodies of those songs have been simply sensible and dominated all of the charts and awards and have been actually deserved!
Shravan Kumar Rathod was instrumental in forging the duo’s wonderful partnership with Sameer which resulted within the success that they delivered music with a message and a sense. His music had the ability to catch and captivate listeners in a means that not many composers have seen currently. It is not straightforward to constantly produce nice music and rule the charts constantly for 15 years, and so they have. His rhythmic model and melodic compositions had a aptitude that made him the king of romantic Bollywood of the 90s, and he won’t ever be forgotten if his music lives on …
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