Ae mere humsafar – Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)

Film: Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)
Music: Anand-Milind
Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Singer: Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik

RD Burman’s loss was Anand-Milind’s gain as the young Mansoor Khan opted for change after taking over the reins from his illustrious father, Nasir Hussain, primarily because it had to be a new-age love story comprising new faces. The new music-director duo exceeded expectations and had the nation humming their songs back then. This number, along with others, also propelled the career of Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla’s voices in the film – Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik. This melodious and extremely hummable track has a couple of different beats and has excellent use of percussion especially the tabla and the dholak

Anand-Milind are sons of yesteryear composer, Chitragupt, who was popular in the 1950s and 60s (Laagi chhoote na fame). They won the filmfare trophy for this score and did shine for a bit after QSQT with scores like Baaghi, Dil, Beta among many others. The opening riff of this number, just before the vocals start, has an eerie similarity to Salil Chowdhury’s Rajnigandha phool tumhaare (1974; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j5dRsWevdM, also read: https://shailendra19.com/2017/09/15/rajnigandha-phool-tumhaare-rajnigandha-1974/)

About Shailendra Singh

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One Response to Ae mere humsafar – Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)

  1. Satyam Mehra says:

    Great song

    Liked by 1 person

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