Lata Kishore duets not celebrated enough!

Film music to me means Asha Bhosle and Md. Rafi, and they personify everything that is melody, expressions, pathos for me.. Bhagwan ki awaz – in the true sense.. But of course I am awed by the music of Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar as well..

And it also remains a fact that relatively Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar have enjoyed far more popularity through the ages.. They have had some really popular songs, and more often than not we keep celebrating their duets from Abhimaan, Aandhi, Ghar, Guide, Jewel Thief, Doosra Aadmi, Bade dil wala, Aap ki kasam or Ajnabee while remembering their songs.. They are all great songs no doubt, but I personally love some of their other duets so much more. These are not very often quoted as the best duets of Kishore-Lata unfortunately while they are far more melodious and impactful.. Here is listing a dozen of such lovely duets, that I think need to be celebrated far more than the usual ones.. They clearly set themselves apart for me, and form a part of my favorites playlist…

1. Bahut door mujhe chale jana hai
Film & Composer – Heera Panna / R D Burman


2. Kuchh bhi kar lo ek din tumko 
Film & Composer – Joshila / R D Burman


3. Kaali palak teri gori 
Film & Composer – Do chor / R D Burman


4. Kanchi re.. kanchi re
Film & Composer – Hare Rama Hare Krishna / R D Burman


5. Likha hain teri aankhon me 
Film & Composer – Teen Deviyan / S D Burman


6. Deewana karke chhodoge
Film & Composer – Mere jeevan saathi / R D Burman


7. Chanda dekhe chanda 
Film & Composer – Jhoothi / Bappi Lahiri


8. Dil se dil milne ka koi kaaran hoga 
Film & Composer – Charitraheen / R D Burman


9. Shokhiyon me ghola jaaye 
Film & Composer – Prem Pujari / S D Burman


10. Jeevan ki bagiya mehekegi 
Film & Composer – Tere mere sapne / S D Burman


11. Sun ja aye thandi hawa 
Film & Composer – Haathi mere saathi / R D Burman


12. Kitni khoobsurat yeh tasveer hain (along with Suresh Wadekar)
Film & Composer – Bemisaal / R D Burman


Are there others that you would like to add to this – the rather less popular but lovely numbers from the singer duo?

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