Deewana Leke Aaya Hai (cover)

Song: Deewana Leke Aaya Hai

Film: Mere Jeevan Saathi

Year: 1972

Composer: R D Burman

Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri

It was Majrooh Sultanpuri’s death anniversary on 24th May.

Majrooh was one of the most prolific – if not the – lyricists working in Hindi films and one of the last of the old guard to pass away (Gulzar was from a younger generation than Majrooh).

I particularly loved his work for his ability to convey poignant emotion with relatively simple words as well as economical phrasing that gives a lot of room to play with for the singer. He kept this up all the way into the 90s with hits like Pehla Nasha. To put that in perspective, he was delivering hits going back to the 50s with songs like Babuji Dheere Chalna!

The song I have chosen to cover has beautiful long phrases that give ample room for the legendary Kishore Kumar to sustain powerful notes.

I covered this song a couple of years back and it was one of the early covers I uploaded on my channel.

That one was without video and recorded on mobile with an app called Recforge (a pretty decent one at the time).

This one has video and is recorded using an interface and a DAW. I HOPE the output has improved for these efforts!


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