1942 -  A Love Story

1942 - A Love Story

Album Category: Hindi, Film
Year: 1994
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Label: H.M.V.
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Album Credits: MUSIC ASSOCIATE: Rajat Dholakia. MUSIC ARRANGERS: Manohari Singh, Babloo Chakraborty. CHIEF ASSOCIATE: Ranjeet Gazmer. SONGS RECORDED BY: Vijay Chavda & G. Prasad, More...
 
Film Credits: DIRECTOR: Vidhu Vinod Chopra. PRODUCER: Vidhu Vinod Chopra. STORY: Kamna Chandra, More...
 



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Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga
Singer: Kumar Sanu
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Genre: Sugam, Filmi
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Pyar Hua Chupke Se
Singer: Kavita Krishnamurthy
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Genre: Filmi, Sugam
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Rooth Na Jana
Singer: Kumar Sanu
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Genre: Filmi
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Kuchh Naa Kaho (Male)
Singer: Kumar Sanu
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Genre: Filmi, Classic Pop
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Rim Jhim Rim Jhim
Singer: Kumar Sanu, Kavita Krishnamurthy
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Genre: Filmi, Sugam
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Yeh Safar Bahut Hai Kathin Magar
Singer: Shivaji Chattopadhyay
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Genre: Filmi, Sugam
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Kuchh Naa Kaho (Chorus)
Singer: Various artists
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Genre: Filmi, Sugam
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Kuchh Naa Kaho (Female)
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: R.D. Burman
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Genre: Filmi, Classic Pop
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Trivia


 

    Album

  • Music director R.D. Burman passed away before the release of this film. Its background score was completed by his team after his death.
  • This was the first Indian film to be released with Dolby Digital sound.[MR12]
  • Aamir Khan was offered the lead role in this film but he turned it down since he didn't like its script. In fact, he even advised Vidhu Vinod Chopra to not make the film.[1]
  • The opening credits of this film used the orchestral piece "Mars, The Bringer Of War" by the English composer Gustav Holst. This piece was part of a 7-movement orchestral suite called "The Planets", with each movement corresponding to a planet in the solar system.[2]
  • This was one of the few Hindi films that won all the music related Filmfare Awards in a given year.
  • This film was on a tight budget and actor Jackie Shroff pitched in more than once to help with its finances. Part of the film's set production and R.D. Burman's fees were funded by him.[3]
  • Writer Kamna Chandra approached Vidhu Vinod Chopra with a proposal to work together based on the suggestion of her daughter Anupama Chandra, who was very impressed by Chopra's work in "Parinda" (1989). The story for this film resulted after a few back and forths between the writer and the director. Anupama Chandra, who met Vidhu Vinod Chopra during the making of this film, would go on to marry him in 1996.[4]
  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra was under pressure from HMV to not engage R.D. Burman for the music of this film.[5]
  • All the songs in this film were directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who also co-wrote the film's screenplay and assisted director Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Bhansali had previously assisted Chopra on "Parinda" (1989) and also directed the song "Pyar Ke Mod Pe" in it. It was based on the success of the songs of this film that Polygram reached out to Bhansali and finalised him as the director of his debut film, "Khamoshi - The Musical" (1996).[6][7][8]

    Song

  • Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga - Javed Akhtar wrote this song with actress Madhuri Dixit in mind. The film's director, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, had wanted to cast his "Parinda" (1989) actress for this film but could not do so since Madhuri Dixit did not have dates available. It was only then that Manisha Koirala was cast for the role.[9]
  • Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga - Vidhu Vinod Chopra had re-scheduled the recording of this song because an unkempt Kumar Sanu had turned up at the studio. The song was recorded the next day after Sanu had cleaned up his appearance.[10]
  • Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga - The lyrics of this song, specifically the series of lines starting with the word "jaise", may have been inspired by the lyrics Josh Malihabadi wrote for the Hindi film song "More Jubna Ka Dekho Ubhaar Papi" ("Mun Ki Jeet", 1944). The risque lyrics of "Mora Jubna..." had created quite a buzz at the time. The Film India magazine had written this about Josh's songwriting - "He has clearly prostituted his mighty pen in writing those filthy lines.".[11]
  • Pyar Hua Chupke Se - R.D. Burman adapted Rabindranath Tagore's song "Eso Shyamolo Sundoro" for the antara of this song. He also used in this song the tune of the opening line of another song composed by him, "Aisa Kyon Hota Hai" ("Ameer Aadmi Ghareeb Aadmi", 1985).[12]
  • Kuchh Naa Kaho (Male) - The flute piece in the introduction of this song was based on the tune of the Bengali song "Rongila Rongila Rongila Re" sung by S.D. Burman and composed by Palli Kabi. S.D. Burman himself had used this tune in two songs - "Rangeela Rangeela Rangeela Re Jawani Mein Sata Ke" ("Shikari", 1946) and "Aan Milo Shyam Saanwre" ("Devdas", 1955).[13][14][15][MR2]
  • Yeh Safar Bahut Hai Kathin Magar - The couplet used in the opening of this song - "Dil na-ummeed to nahin naakaam hi to hai / Lambi hai gham ki shaam magar shaam hi to hai" - was taken from a ghazal by Faiz Ahmed Faiz.
  • Kuchh Naa Kaho (Female) - The director of the film, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, had rejected the tune that R.D. Burman had originally composed for this song.
  • Kuchh Naa Kaho (Female) - The original version of this song was recorded in Kavita Krishnamurthy's voice. The song was dubbed with Lata Mangeshkar's voice after R.D. Burman's death.
  • Kuchh Naa Kaho (Female) - Kavita Krishnamurthy's version of this song had a completely different antara than Kumar Sanu's version, though the mukhda had the same tune. However, Lata Mangeshkar's version was recorded with the same tune as Kumar Sanu's version.[MR2]



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