Top 30 Pancham Albums – Ranked!

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PANCHAM, the true successor of the genius of Sachin Dev Burman, was no less a magician by himself. The man who broke every conventional barrier through his music, and composed music that was way ahead of his time. He was at his sublime best when he was dealing with pure unadulterated melody unlike his more popular jazzy work. 60’s first felt the fire power of his music, the glorious 70’s and most of 80’s thrived with his golden compositions; and even when he was written off in 90’s, he created some of his finest work completely pushed against the wall. Challenging the status quo of every singer, he provided the flight beneath their wings for them to soar new heights, and with that his eternal music found its unbound skies as well. Too many classics, too many game changers, and then the trailblazer was suddenly gone too soon.

On his 80th birthday, we look back at his legacy and list down his top 30 albums considering the album in entirety. Even that was a struggle given the treasure the man has left behind, and the list is solely based on a personal taste of music, and could be very different from a popularity based ranking especially with some notable absences.

The interesting thing to note is that I have revisited this list from an earlier time this year again, and some of the rankings have changed. That is the magic of Pancham, the music  keeps growing on you, and you keep liking them more depending on where you are with a frame of mind, and soul.

Here is then looking back at #RDBTop30, and also listing the most favorite song of that album (an extremely tough task), although each of these albums have multiple gems and hence made their place in this list. All time top favorite songs of Pancham would obviously be a very different ranking altogether. So here we go:

Honorable Mention:   Padosan (1968), Namak Haram (1973), Jawani Diwani (1972), Harjayee (1981), Aap Ki Kasam (1974), Anamika (1973), Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971), Golmaal (1979), Caravan (1971), Zamane Ko Dikhana Hain (1981)

 

30.) Film: Kati Patang (1971)
Favorite Song: Jis gali me tera ghar (Mukesh)

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29.) Film: Khel Khel Me (1975)
Favorite Song: Ek main aur ek tu (Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle)

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28.) Film: Sunny (1984)
Favorite Song: Aur kya ahede wafa hote hain (Suresh Wadekar / Asha Bhosle)

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27.) Film: Love Story (1982)
Favorite Song: Kaisa tera pyar kaisa gussa hain tera (Amit Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar)

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26.) Film: Sitara (1980)
Favorite Song: Yeh saaye hain yeh duniya hain (Asha Bhosle)

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25.) Film: Sanam Teri Kasam (1982)
Favorite Song: Jaane ja o meri jaane ja (Asha Bhosle and R D Burman)

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24.) Film: Heera Panna (1973)
Favorite Song: Bahut door mujhe chale jaana hain (Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar)

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23.) Film: Yaadon Ki Baraat (1973)
Favorite Song: Chura liya hain tumne jo dil ko (Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle)

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22.) Film: Charitraheen (1974)
Favorite Song: Teri meri yaari badi puraani (Asha Bhosle)

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21.) Film: Hum Kisise Kam Nahi (1977)
Favorite Song: Chaand mera dil (Mohammed Rafi)

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20.) Film: Joshila (1973)
Favorite Song: Kiska rasta dekhe (Kishore Kumar)

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19.) Film: Bade Dil Wala (1983)
Favorite Song: Kahin na jaa (Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar)

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18.) Film: Jurmana (1979)
Favorite Song: Chhoti si ek kali (Lata Mangeshkar)

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17.) Film: Satte Pe Satta (1982)
Favorite Song: Pyar humein kis mod pe le aaya (Kishore Kumar, R. D. Burman, Sapan Chakraborty, Gulshan Kumar Mehta, Bhupinder Singh and chorus)

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16.) Film: Manoranjan (1974)
Favorite Song: Dulhan maike chali (Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar and chorus)

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15.) Film: Teri Kasam (1982)
Favorite Song: Kya huya ek baat par (Amit Kumar)

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14.) Film: Teesri Manzil (1966)
Favorite Song: Tumne mujhe dekha (Mohammed Rafi)

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13.) Film: Mere Jeevan Saathi (1972)
Favorite Song: Deewana karke chhodoge (Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar)

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12.) Film: Saagar (1985)
Favorite Song: Sach mere yaar hain (S P Balasubramanyam)

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11.) Film: Bemisaal (1982)
Favorite Song: Kitni khoobsurat yeh tasveer hain (Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadekar)

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10.) Film: Libaas (1993)
Favorite Song: Phir kisi shaakh ne pheki chhaon (Lata Mangeshkar)

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09.) Film: Khushboo (1975)
Favorite Song: Ghar jaayegi (Asha Bhosle)

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08.) Film: Namkeen (1982)
Favorite Song: Raah pe rehte hain (Kishore Kumar)

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07.) Film: 1942 A Love Story (1994)
Favorite Song: Pyar huya chupke se (Kavitha Krishnamurthy)

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06.) Film: Aandhi (1975)
Favorite Song: Tere bina zindagi se koi (Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar)

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05.) Film: Ghar (1978)
Favorite Song: Phir wohi raat hain (Kishore Kumar)

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04.) Film: Masoom (1983)
Favorite Song: Do naina aur ek kahaani (Arati Mukherjee)

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03.) Film: Kinara (1977)
Favorite Song: Jaane kya sochkar nahi guzra (Kishore Kumar)

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02.) Film: Ijaazat (1987)
Favorite Song: Mera kuchh samaan (Asha Bhosle)

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01.) Film: Amar Prem (1972)
Favorite Song: Bada natkhat hain re (Lata Mangeshkar)

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R D Burman – The man, The genius! And the best way to possibly remember the genius will always be through how his closest friend Gulzar remembers him in one of their fantastic albums…

“Woh pyaas nahin thi jab tum music udail rahe they, zindagi mein…. Aur hum sab oak badhaake maang rahe they tumse…. Pyaas ab lagi hain jab qatra qatra tumhaari aawaaz ka jama kar raha hoon…. Kya tumhe pata tha Pancham ki tum chup ho jaaoge aur main tumhaari aawaaz dhoondhta phirunga….”

 

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