The Era of Raj Kapoor Melodies One of the most influential actor and director of Indian films, Raj Kapoor had a master?s touch for successfully incorporating music into his movies. Utilizing the talents of playback singer Mukesh, Kapoor combined the musical traditions of India with Western influences. He also had a strong sense of visual style. He used striking visual compositions, elaborate sets, and dramatic lighting to complete the mood set by the music.
True, the various composers gave music in his films, but it was Raj Kapoor who gave direction to that music. Raj Kapoor in his unigue way changed the entire tone and tenor of a tune by the time the final score was okayed. When Lata Mangeshkar remarked that Raj Kapoor gave all music in RK movies, she was speaking of the wholesale changes Raj Kapoor carried out in any tune composed before she came to sing it.
To this day, Raj Kapoor, the actor, is remembered for his familiar pleading voice, a half-smile and a hand raised in half-salute, walking with Japanese shoes, wearing frayed English patloons, and his made-in-India heart filled with love and unbridled optimism.
Whatever he was at heart he always remained a fanatic lover. His life can be summed up in the lines he sang in ?Awara?
?Yeh dil jo jala ek aag lagi Aasoon jo bahe barsaat hui Baadal ki tarah awara the hum Rote bhi rahe hanste bhi rahe?
His smiles and sorrows found expression in music ? music that could be sung and remembered by common men.
Disc 1 Songs 1. Mere Mann Ki Ganga 2. Aye Bhai Zara Dekh Ke 3. Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein 4. Aap Yahan Aaye Kisliye 5. Main Hoon Prem Rogi 6. Bhor Bhaye Panghat 7. Sun Sahiba Sun 8. Naar Dana Anar Dana 9. Kehta Hai Joker 10. Main Shayar To Nahin 11. Chanchal Sheetal 12. Bhanwre Ne Khilaya 13. Bhanwre Ki Gunjan 14. Har Dil Jo Pyar 15. Teetar Ke Do Aage 16. Meri Bulbul 17. Yashomati Maiyya Se 18. Husn Pahadon Ka 19. Mohabbat Hai Kya Cheez 20. Ye Mera Prem Patra Padhkar 21. Chitthiye Ni Dard 22. Aa Ab Laut 23. Mujhe Kuchh Kehna Hai 24. Tere Humsafar Geet Hain 25. Jaane Kahan Gaye Who Din
Disc 2 Songs 1. Jeena Yahan 2. O Mehbooba 3. Jhoot Bole Kauwa 4. Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara 5. Satyam Shivam 6. Ang Lag Jaa Balma 7. Tujhe Bulayen Yeh Meri 8. Main Hoon Khush Rang 9. Main Kaa Karoon Ram 10. Hum Jab Honge 11. Gori Ho Kaali Ho 12. Mera Dil Tera 13. Der Naa Ho Jaaye 14. Dost Dost Na Raha 15. Beshak Mandir Masjid 16. Ram Teri Ganga 17. Sainyaan Nikas Gaye 18. Meri Qismat Mein Tu 19. O Mere Sanam 20. Who Aurat Hai 21. Ek Radha Ek Meera 22. Jaanewale O 23. Waqt Se Pehle 24. Tik Tik Tik Chalti Jaaye 25. Ek Din Bik Jaayega
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