Film: Gardish (1993)
Music: RD Burman
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Singer: SP Balasubrahmanyam
It seemed as if even the die-hard RD Burman fans gave up on/deserted him in the late 1980s and early 90s. However, methinks he kept churning out decent scores – Gardish was one such album and this number was special. Primarily a sad one, this one is quite catchy has the typical ‘RD-beat’, has some great wordsmithing by Javed Akhtar – khwab sheeshe ke duniya pathar ki – and soul-stirring vocals from the inimitable SP Balasubrahmanyam.
Unfortunately for film music lovers, this was one of the last RD albums and he wasn’t near his best. However, he had an ace up his sleeve with his swan-song 1942: A Love Story which would go on to be a chartbuster and fetch him the multiple awards including Filmfare albeit posthumously. I liked another track from Gardish quite a lot – Yeh mera dil to paagal hai (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AjiKd07N5I)