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Today ,as we remember the genius of Sachin Dev Burman,on his Birth Anniversary,I am tempted to ask this question here He created genres,with his kind of genius,we cant just call his work mere contributions...they were milestones,which paved way for the composers,musicians,singers to come,including his son,who carried the legacy so marvellously ahead. What do you think of the same,can you throw light on the various genres he developed in the field of music,singing and composing?

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Asked by shintsie, 31 Oct '09 10:35 am
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S.D.Burman's greatest asset was his ability to use unconventional instruments hitherto unheard of. You can see it if perfection in his composition of Jewel thief. The back round score in all the songs are so unique. Seldom another music director including his son R.D.Burman able to recreate his magic.Aaradhana, Guide, Taalash .......there so many milestones in his music.
Answered by Lavanya, 05 Nov '09 12:42 pm

 
  
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Mera Sundar Sapna Beet Gaya and "Tadbir se Bigdi Hui Taqdeer", sung by Geeta Dutt ,,,,,Jalte hai jiske liye" by Talat Mamood.,,,,,Waqt ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam,,,,, Ore Majhi Mere Sajan Hai Us Paar from Bandini ,,,,Wahaan Kaun hai Tera from "Guide,,,,,Safal Hogi Teri Aradhana from Aradhana,,,,,Badi sooni sooni (sung by Kishore Kumar) for the film Mili,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Shintu these r some tunes ,,which r like everyday necessities ,,,,,i thot to share these ,,,,,i still dont know much intricacies of music ,,, so itz better to have it d way we connect ,, hai na ?
Answered by RAJESH, 31 Oct '09 01:57 pm

 
  
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Undoubtedly Sachin Dev Burman was the first musician / music composer / music director I came to know about. Whatever I have learnt about music, he has been the inspiration behind it. SD Burman or Burman Dada as he was affectionately called belonged to the royal family of Tripura. He was the true magician with his music. His music was based on folk and he never shied away from experimenting and trying newer things. He never went out of fashion in his almost 50 years of film music career because he was always young at heart.

I am quoting a few songs here (with generous helping of inputs from some websites also), each song had its own distinct style and for those who knew something about the background of some of the songs, whenever we listen to them those memories also come back rushing.

So many famous music composers of later years had worked as assistants with him (Jaidev, Hemant Kumar, Kalyanji Anandji, Laxmikant Pyarelal, RD Burman, Manna Dey, are a few examples) even his wif ...more
Answered by rajneesh Rediff, 31 Oct '09 02:29 pm

 
  
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Following are the few of SD Burman's legendary songs copied from western music:

1. Jeevan ke safar me rahi (Munimji) copied from The mexican hat dance composed by Jose Ortega.
2. Sala main to sahab ban gaya copied from Italian number chella lla by Renato Carosone.
3. Yeh dil na hota bechara (Jewel thief) was composed on the sound track of Kwai river march in the David Lean classic movie The bridge on River Kwai.
4. Ek ladki bhigi bhagi si (chalti ka naam gadi) lifted from Sixteen tons by Tennesse Ernie Ford
5. Hum the woh thi aur...(Chalti ka naam gaadi) lifted from another Tennesse Ernie Ford's the watermelon song.

His son R D Burman was even bigger copy cat. Nothing wrong being a little informed and aware.
Answered by Lumpen, 31 Oct '09 03:19 pm

 
  
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Kumar Shri Sachin Dev Burman (Bengali: October 1, 1906 - October 31, 1975), also credited as Burman da, Kumar Sachindra Dev Barman, Sachin karta or S. D. Burman, was one of the most famous music composers for Hindi movies and a Bengali singer and composer. His son Rahul Dev Burman also achieved great success as a Bollywood music director in his own right. S D Burman composed music for 100 movies, including Bengali films.

S.D. Burman's compositions have been mainly sung to a large extent by the likes of Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi, Geeta Dutt (wife of Guru Dutt and a playback singer herself), Manna Dey,Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle and Shamshad Begum. Mukesh and Talat Mahmood have also sung songs composed by him. He also sang about 20 film songs (inclusive of Bengali films) for which he composed music though he may not have been the music director of the films.

Aradhana (1969) is considered a landmark score in the Bollywood history. The music of the movie shaped the careers of si ...more
Answered by BeHappy, 31 Oct '09 10:48 am

 
  
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Kumar Shri Sachin Dev Burman (Bengali: শচীন দেব বর্মন; October 1, 1906 - October 31, 1975), also credited as Burman da, Kumar Sachindra Dev Barman, Sachin karta or S. D. Burman, was one of the most famous music composers for Hindi movies and a Bengali singer and composer. His son Rahul Dev Burman also achieved great success as a Bollywood music director in his own right. S D Burman composed music for 100 movies, including Bengali films.

S.D. Burman's compositions have been mainly sung to a large extent by the likes of Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi, Geeta Dutt (wife of Guru Dutt and a playback singer herself), Manna Dey,Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle and Shamshad Begum. Mukesh and Talat Mahmood have also sung songs composed by him. He also sang about 20 film songs (inclusive of Bengali films) for which he composed music though he may not have been the music director of the films.

Aradhana (1969) is considered a ...more
Answered by anantharaman, 31 Oct '09 10:44 am

 
  
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Hi Shintz, Glad to see you in action with a very nice question.Though I dont know much about this great singer Sachinda, I used to get enchanted hearing his songs which were mostly connected with folk 'Majhee wale' themes. When I saw this Q this morning the first song which came into my mind was " Ore majhee,mere sajan he us paar". The other songs I remember are 'Wahan kaun he tera Musafir,jaaega kahan and my favourite one is form Aradhana, '' Kaheko roye,kaheko roye,safal hogi teri Aaradhana". The songs which he had composed for Tere mere sapne. Abhimaan, Sharmeelee, Premnagar , Chupke chupke and Mili all come under my favourite list.Thanks Shintz ,for reminding this Genius person on this special Day of the Great Soul.
Answered by Rachana, 31 Oct '09 03:50 pm

 
  
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A legendary man
Answered by anil garg, 13 Nov '09 08:59 pm

 
  
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He is simply a guru of all time film music in India .
Answered by HARIJIBAN BANERJEE, 31 Oct '09 12:23 pm

 
  
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S.D Burman is from the Royal family of Tripura(Agartala) of undivided Bengal.I have nothing to add more than what is in Wikipedia ,but would like to mention that He made Bengali Folk Songs open for world publicity.Particulaly Vatiali,The song of Sailors of Barishal & Chitagong District in such a manner that it is compared with the fishermen's song of Blue Daniub.
Answered by Santiranjan Pal, 31 Oct '09 11:17 am

 
  
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