When The Nightclub Music And Dance Became An Inspiration For A Medley

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Nasir Hussain was shooting for Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahi 1977, he happened to be in London that time at Tiffany’s night club.
He saw something unusual happening out there where youngsters were dancing on a music track and suddenly the track changes but the music doesn’t stop and the dance is continued.
When he reached Mumbai he spoke to RD Burman that he is putting a situation of dance competition in the film where he needs three to four different tunes.
RD Burman known to do experiments was also thought for a moment when he heard about this unique way of composition. Nasir Hussain told him that as a producer director he is ready to bear the loss if the song doesn’t do well.

RD Burman went ahead and composed four different tracks for the dance competition.
1. Chand Mera Dil .
2. Aa Dil Kya.
3. Tum kya jano mohabbat kya hai,
4. Mil gaya humko saathi mil gaya.

He made the composition way Nasir Hussain wanted where the music doesn’t stop but track changes and dance continues. RD Burman’s
well wishers had advised him not to take the risk as the song wouldn’t do well. But when the film released, it was the biggest musical hit of the year.
people who had seen the film for the first time went to the theatres many a times again only to watch this song.

RD Burman and Nasir Hussain tried the experiment again for their next collaboration Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai (1981).

It had a similar dance competition where the tracks keep on changing but music and dance doesn’t stop.The songs were picturised on Rishi Kapoor, Padmini Kolhapure, Vijay Arora and Aarti Gupta.

1. Main Hoon Woh Albela
2. Bolo Bolo
3. Pucho Na Yaar Kya Hua

The medley again was a big hit.

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