Film: Yaara Dildara (1991)
Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Singer: Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy
The RD Burman-inspired music director brothers with roots in the Mewati gharana, Jatin-Lalit, started their career with this successful album that had this extremely catchy and hummable number that people remember even today. This immensely appealing track has a lovely tune and is stringed together in a magnificent combination of modern and traditional instruments. Udit Narayan and Kavita Krishnamurthy fit the bill perfectly to croon Majrooh Sultanpuri’s words. Right from the beautiful opening alaap meandering through to the slow but romantic antaras via a pacy and percussion-laced mukhda, I bet you cannot take your ears off this one!
Jatin-Lalit started-off their film career with this album and continued until Fanaa (2006) which was their last album together. They parted ways citing personal reasons and leaving millions of film-music lovers disappointed. During this tenure, they endeared their fans with unforgettable albums like Khiladi and Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (both 1992), Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge (1995), Fareb and Khamoshi: The Musical (both 1996), Yes Boss (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Sarfarosh (1999) and Chalte-Chalte (2003) to name a few! Interestingly, Jatin-Lalit hold the record for most filmfare nominations without winning it even once…yes, not even for extremely popular Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge, the romantic Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and the biggie Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. In case, you would like to find out the harmonium chords for this number and hear me sing-along, you can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3fl1_o1Df4