Pancham – Dual Version Songs

The genius of R. D. Burman is remembered in terms of how he brought in a new sound to the world of contemporary or film music. Even if there were inspirations, he would take them and convert them into something totally different. He also kept reused his tunes, some times even within the same language. So Humein raaston ki zaroorat nahi hai (Naram Garam) easily metamorphosed into Saagar kinare (Saagar), of course this particular tune has had so many versions by so many composers. He kept reusing the prelude or interlude tunes of his songs to make new songs as well and there are again plenty to quote there. But the biggest bucket of Ek Sur Do Geet from Pancham’s discography comes from how he kept making twin songs in Bangla and Hindi from the same tune.

In most of the cases, the Bangla song was the original, it would have been released as a non-film Pujo song, and then it would have been smartly reused to make a fresh new Hindi song. But the reverse also happened, where the Bangla song came later. Also, at times the two versions of the songs would be vastly different in mood and tonality based on who sang it or how it was slightly transformed in rhythm or mood to make something new. It is a journey discovering this huge repository of such dual version songs, and the journey continues.

Here is an attempt to list down all the Dual version songs composed by R. D. Burman that I have discovered so far. Chances are I might have missed a few. Chances are I might not yet have discovered a few. So this will be a working list. Also given that the number of such songs is huge, there wasn’t another option but to go with a tabular format to bring it all together. Till we keep discovering more such twin songs, happy listening. And please leave a note behind if there is a suggestion to add more to the list. Over to Pancham now…

FilmHindi SongHindi Song LinkBangla SongBangla Song Link
1942 – A love storyKuchh na kahohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqXCw9T9Wu0Ghum ghum chokhehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSn2Z4tMLfI
1942 – A love storyRuth na jaana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riaZ-t8-gAIMon theke mone ki kore je jaabohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cesHYOjDcvg
Aa gale lag jaaNa koi dil mein samayahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LblLAQQV6koTomaar katha niye ami katohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HJS61Bl6I0
Aaja meri jaanAaja meri jaanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ogcWrwkkPITumi kato je doorehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd1XuAvWukQ
AandhiIs mod se jaate hainhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STOM6NZfcrsEyi mor cholar pathehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls936bPzXns
AandhiTere bina zindagi se koihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-HnmVg0-O8Jete jete pathe holo derihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ic-twQDcl0
Amar premYeh kya huya kaise huyahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saApSghVCOUE ki holo keno holohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nCV8MGdRMQ
AnamikaMeri bheegi bheegi sihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhrxtwBzrI4Mone pore Rubi Rayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNVCJt4FkhU
AngoorRoz roz daali daalihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jusGNDPkN50Chhande chhande gaane gaanehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaV0CcPQG9k
Anokha rishtaChal saheli jhoom kehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyQn0T7-RnYDarjeeling jatrahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVCe5lPcoiM
Anokha rishtaTune ye jaana ek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUjD_wv6_lgKhub chena chena https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQpwzx–68s
Apna deshDuniya me logo kohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ldDzV50TO0Ele na tumi jehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it09tHuIy6M
AzaadMain hoon tere prem diwanihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuBgxsXg5tUSajani go premer katha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1piMF9ZHWUs
Bada kabootarHaaye re haaye re yeh dil merahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l1xOlitOtQJaire jaire bela je jaaire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvfg7PI6q_E
Bandhe haathYeh mere bandhe haathhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n683iFrOUtETobu bole keno sahasaihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84K0eyLlo6c
Barsaat ki ek raatApne pyaar ke sapne sach huyehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5Ky7cyiwxUAmar swapno je shotti holo jehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm-zPbhckog
Barsaat ki ek raatHaaye who pardesihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZADCjo67-8Haaye re pora banshihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XqghHxnVrk
Barsaat ki ek raatManchali o Manchalihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVAkAQ1ANV0Phulkoli re phulkolihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ6z5iLN4gg
Barsaat ki ek raatNadiya kinare pehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX8WOuLtCpIOtho otho surjayi rehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smVSwGuna1c
BaseraAayungi ek dinhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoo8Xjj7y7QAshbo aar ekdinhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD42GR7NJXg
BaseraTumhe chhodke ab jeene kohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F095YXCtKMTomar kachh thekehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGbntC5npfs
BemisaalAye ri pawanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu2zpXIBWKIBedhechhi binahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1mTWLJwYug
BundalbaazRuk meri jaan kidhar jaataa haihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN-HUtNrS8MEkti katha hai se to koilo na re https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEUJeIh5Z_M
CaravanAb jo mile hain tohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5M-nESsP8QJaabo ki jaabo nahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD2nzTDTavc
Chhote nawabAaj huya mera dil matwaalahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHexLpQD7YoAaj doley mon kaar ishara te https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkRPqy_Ah4g
Dhan daulatShikwa koi tumsehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9spKvhoDrYKatha hoyechhilohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM5CBVrNRyY
DhongeeWahaan chalo jis jagah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXYyQpPXibQChalo chole jayi haathe hath rekhehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk-lohb2-mU
Dil padosi hainJaane do mujhe jaane dohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEJc7r5b3fMJete dao amaye deko nahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfKeboVVvOw
Dil padosi hainMajhi re majhihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UTHmykzZIsHayre kaalahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spHzvyQu-1s
DostDil to chaahe ye hamaarahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OallYLjRd4IThakurjhi kemon tomar bhai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA3SJIWEa7s
GangChhodke na jaanahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOh2EDbJFasAajke theke jaohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBZObOjkp4Y
Ghunghroo ki awazAnkhiyon ka kajrahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGVShnnykdgAdho aalo chhaya tehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBfSnLqnJ0U
GurudevAaja sun le sada https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3lmuIXkHHYShono ei to samayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkzGtp7C5uw
HarjayeeKabhi palkon pe aansoo haihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQyKoPHFN34E paar bhange o paar gore https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPIov9pRNsE
Hum kisi se kam nahinBachna ae haseenohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsjLQOco35UPran to mane nahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXmdERGwiv0
Humare tumhareHum aur tum the saathihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xLfo5yxbVkAmaar malati latahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M9lKL11xuc
HumshakalDekho dekho dekho main kitni sayaanihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZgqcvYBtsQElo melo katha keno bola jaayehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I_i3_nUfLE
Jail yatraBachna o rajajihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_epSaN5m6oIJana ojana pathe cholechhihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP8MEC6jqkg
Jaise ko taisaSajan kahaan jaaungi mainhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnksMHr1AfUPhire esho Anuradhahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6APL9CuKNFc
JawaniBheega bheega pyara pyarahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWVgh4kZ3UQMaacher kaata khopar kaata https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbeGMvyEbew
JawaniGali gali dhoonda tujhehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwzmgwwqsC0Jaani jaani aami jaanihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59rI-GpNTV4
Jawani deewaniJaane jaan dhoondhta phir rahahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKnlkHt5LC4Jaani na kothaye tumihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa3RaOCLLW4
Jawani deewaniNahi nahi abhi nahihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eO_wq0B5eUChokhe chokhe katha balohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB4I37w88Oc
Jawani deewaniYeh Jawani hai deewanihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgYwQo7y5PISe ki elohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa5gcBFBoW0
Jeevan muktLaharaake dagar chali jaati hain kidharhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qpBT0MLmygTolo chhinnobinahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQkc9yHHF5k
Jeevan muktPhoolon ke desh me bahaar lekehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMfJssYgNZIDekho go enechihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO_H0gBAG30
Jhootha kahin kaJeevan ke har mod parhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU_YsGV_TYIShono mon boli tomayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq0h-1Sd90Q
Jhootha kahin kaJhootha kahin ka mujhe aisa milahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in7rr0d0rlEMoina balo tumi krishna radhehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYfFBcKbL_M
JurmanaO sakhi radhike baawri ho gayihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpDLHwydMIgBalo ki achhe gohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCWkg2x1TgE
Kasme vaadeGumsum kyon hai sanamhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvyFeJGIeVMJhoom jhoom jhoom raat nijhumhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i1ddWGdOYA
Kasme vaadeMile do kadi kadihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8G_cOHwfrwKine de reshmi chudihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ–311RiT0
Kati patangPyaar diwana hota hainhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lslZptXok8oAaj gun gun gunhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI8OggbnNYE
Kati patangYeh shaam mastanihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sZg4EUB3IMAkash keno daakehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDkmo0v_LqI
Kehte hain mujhko rajaBam chika chikahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nupYrnOTNU Bom chik bom chikhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPjRxfvP97Y
Kehte hain mujhko rajaJiya me toofan jagakehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HtAas-RoqMPora bashi shunle e monhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgXL6BxEcvA
Kehte hain mujhko rajaLiyo na babu na tanik piyo nahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gRVCF0iOhAMohuyaye jomechhe aajhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGQqloVek8E
Khel khel meSapna mera toot gayahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGvnsU_9ihASwapno amar hariye gelohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVJeFZbdTI4
KhushbooDo naino me aasoon bhare hainhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLhb1aJXFE4Tomate amate dekha hoyechhilohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_l7ffR4vXw
KinaraKoi nahi hain kahinhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqEUqLGkhngKatha diye ele nahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veymYmA7UXo
KudratChhodo sanam kaahe ka ghamhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmw1D8dabTgPath cheye bosechhilaamhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF_t65XD7Go
Manzil manzilO meri jaan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCKFWBqBd6QAakashe surjo aache https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEQ4ItcjckY
Manzil manzilYe naina yaad hai piya ke bhool gayehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORvSQb0ff5oKi jadoo tomaar chokhe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h68XnmgSK2Y
Mardon wali baatO sajan beet na jaaye saawanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OrZOzQ_k1cBodhuya rimi jhimi ei srabonehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYO4-clREwA
Mere jeevan saathiChala jaata hoon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgzjYDF61lEChalechhi ekahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KkionNhtgo
Mere jeevan saathiDiwaana karke chhodogehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxjETVNKYCsAami boli tomay doore thakohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Id4-Fn2bo
Mr. RomeoDil tootahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnwCASEGhcwKe kaande kaande rehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_qbhMIe9NI
MuktiPyar hain ek nishan kadmo kahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9lR–lnnjAModhumash jaayehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyAvrGtHqyQ
Namak haraamDiye jalte hainhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17AXtxleQZkDeke deke katohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHmvlxi22ao
NamumkinAye zindagi huyi kahaan bhoolhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1w6p3TEVxIKabe je kothayehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCFUnk78ycg
NaukriMaine tumko piyaa kah diyahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqn0GE3fpsoKaal kakhon aashbe balo nahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym3gG1VcwkU
NikammaTere bina ab ek pal raha jaaye nahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDsXWuYpNZ4Sandhya bele tumi aami https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCu1hKTjQRs
Phir wohi raatPhir wohi raat aayi jaane jaanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thYGtbJAK_8Uth chhuri tor biyahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jagqP6__aYg
Professor ki padosanMile jhoom ke milan rut aayihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua1OF6ZEg6kBashi shune ki ghare thaka jaayehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnrDizeoMO0
Pyar ka mausamTum bin jaaun kahahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kvlg-kVVgsEk din paakhi ure jaabehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T-VtXNWEGY
Raahi badal gayeAasmaan se ek sitarahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0nElg6XKLQDak pathale kal sakaalehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3o_eoFzz2g
Raaton ka rajaAi dekhon to yahaan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R9yL72-mxoEi edike eso https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWajfxxDjmA
Rakhi aur hathkadiTum to kya ho jihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0D8Ice0bBYEkti katha aami je shudhu jaanihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rifsRZbljyI
RockyKya yahi pyar hainhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh3_5tKHNaUEki bhalobashahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTRtErb7We4
RomanceYeh zindagi kuchh bhi sahihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxBuqBDtwFAShe to elo nahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so_UizL_1Eg
ShaanJaanu meri jaanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeDi_7twe5wLokshan hoye gelohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQI7VF_a67s
SunnyJaane kya baat hainhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQYcjNxfsocChokhe naame brishtihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsIb4k0Ki6A
The great gamblerDo labzon ki hain dil ki kahaanihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waeAGdCvJd8Ektu aaro naye kachhe thako nahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkBMCaoHyA4
UnreleasedPhoolon ki zubaan khubsoorat ho gayihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJBZmx3OJ3APhoole gandho neihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gc8GOaoiOs
Yaadon ki baaraatAapke kamre me koihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmnmiuSboJsBondho dwarer andhokaarehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j84sbnfm4ko
Yeh to kamaal ho gayaNaujawaano me main bacha thahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDOHA0Z-mpUEk taane te jemon temonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc2fBZ2IZ7s
Zamane ko dikhana haiPoochho na yaar kya huahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGlEdPA_KJAUde jaabo amra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JhqmVSyaMk

There goes a set of 86 twin songs already, and I am sure there is more to be discovered or something missed out. Let this list keep growing! Till then, To Melody! To Pancham!

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2 thoughts on “Pancham – Dual Version Songs

  1. Biswanath Ghosh

    Let me add some songs perhaps not in the list – 1. deke deke kato(rd) – diye jalte hai(namak haram) 2. tomate amate dekha hoyechilo (rd) – do naino mein aansoo bhare hai (masoom) – hay go amar mon mane na (asha) – hay bichua das goyo re(jheel ke us paar) – if any song is a repeat one please excuse me. Will try to add some more next.

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