The film about a singing couple was inspired by a real-life couple from showbiz. The husband couldn’t bear the fact that the wife was more talented. No prize for guessing their names. This wondrous creation of musical harmony as originally entitled ‘Raag Raagini’. Burman dada almost did a ‘Guide’ with Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s best film ever.
Another highlight of the film was its music by the duo Shankar Jaikishan, then at the peak of their career, who gave a highly restrained yet fully Indian classical music-based score in the four songs, another rarity in the period film of the era to have so few songs. All the song were sung by Lata Mangeshkar who also has some of her career’s finest among them.
Raamlaxman had commanded the whistles and hums from the audiences of Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! The sweet syrupy melodies he constructed for the film has immortalised its status as one of the best wholesome entertainers ever.
Seems like the magic of the days gone by has not left me as yet. Had a listen to the genius of Naushad, Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar coming together in Baiju Bawra on Vinyl. The songs are exemplary!!
I had an intense listening to the Soundtrack of Nikaah and without a doubt, i can say melody is king. The soundtrack released in 1982 and i am sure at the time created ripples across the music world.