Subject: Abhi To Main Jawan Hun (#475)
Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2000 18:41:29 GMT


                         Pacific Duets - XV


      Song:    aa gayii hai ishq pe bahaar
               khatm huaa hai intezaar
               zindagi bhi rang badal gayi, badal gayi

      Film:    Saaqi (1952)
      Singer:  Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
      Music:   C Ramchandra
      Lyrics:  Rajendra Krishan
      *ing:    Madhubala, Premnath

This one dedicated to the memory of CR on his 18th death anniversary, a
gentle romantic duet from this absurd Persian drama, which also happens
to be one of CR's best soundtracks.

The interludes in this song give CR away in a whit.. very typical
arrangements and instruments. This is a lovely song, slow-paced, low
notes and a nice, intimate intermingling of the two voices. The soft
moonlit setting of the song provides a congruent visual backdrop for
the song. One of the lovely touches in the song are the lingering
vocals at the end of the lines in the antaraas:

   jaante the hum koi zindagi men aayegaa~aa~aa~aa
   dil pe muskuraake phir teer se chalaayegaa~aa~aa~~aa


   dil men jo samaa chuke pyaar ban ke chhaa chuke~e~e~e
   unki ik adaa pe hum zindagi lutaa chuke~e~e~e


Guest Author: Hrishi Dixit