ULTIMATE UNREMIX R.D. BURMAN
Shemaroo, Rs.299The king of vintage romantic pop still enchants listeners with the music he has left behind. His legacy will live on in this collection of 50 of his popular songs put together in DVD format. In an age of digital dash and blender’s pride, Shemaroo has aptly titled the two-disk release as ‘Ultimate Unremix.’
The first DVD begins with the mellow melody, ‘Karvatein Badalte Rahe’ from ‘Aap Ki Kasam,’ followed by ‘Is Mod Se Jaate Hain’ from Aandhi. Another song from the latter, ‘Tum Aa Gaye Ho,’ is also featured. If there are love songs from ‘Heera Panna,’ ‘The Great Gambler,’ ‘Ajnabee’ and Aap Ki Kasam, the vast range of Panchamda is on full display in ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ and ‘Nauker.’ The second DVD comprises 25 songs that he has composed for his favourite singer, muse and companion. From ‘Dum Maro Dum’ (‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’) to ‘Do Lafzon Ki Hai’ (‘The Great Gambler’) and ‘Sun Sun Sun Didi Tere Liye’ (‘Khoobsurat’), the magic the two created changed the course of the swollen river of Bollywood music. Besides detailed menus and complete information on all songs, the DVDs also offer English subtitles. A good buy for die-hard RD fans.