‘Mere Paas Aao’ from ‘Mr Natwarlal’ (1979) was the first time that Amitabh Bachchan used his rich baritone to add depth and drama to a Hindi film song. Since then, his soulful voice has graced many memorable songs like ‘Neela Aasman So Gaya’ and ‘Rang Barse’ from ‘Silsila’ (1981), ‘Mere Angne Mein’ from ‘Laawaris’ (1981) and ‘Main Yahan Tu Wahan’ from ‘Baghban’ (2003) to tracks like ‘Ekla Cholo Re’ from ‘Kahaani’ (2012) and ‘Piddly Si Baatein’ from ‘Shamitabh’ (2015) in recent years.
Now, in his upcoming film ‘102 Not Out’, directed by Umesh Shukla, apart from playing one of the leading men, the actor also took a keen interest in the music. He has already shared with us his experience of creating the track ‘Badumbaaa’, which was entirely his idea. Big B has also sung the song along with his co-actor in the film, Rishi Kapoor.
The actor revealed that there is another track that he has sung, which is extremely special and close to his heart. It is a new rendition of the timeless classic, ‘Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam’, from the movie ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ (1959). However, there is a mention of this song in the film. The film’s original music was composed by SD Burman and this song was beautifully rendered by Geeta Dutt.
Big B, who plays a 102-year-old man in the film, recorded the track in his characteristic deep and booming voice. The song was arranged by Rohan Utpat and Vinayak K Salvi.
Now what’s interesting about the song is that it is a romantic song, so will it be a track between Amitabh and his late wife, or will it go around the central theme of the film – a relationship between father and son?
The song has also been sung by music icon Lata Mangeshkar in the past, but till date Geeta Dutt’s version remains the most remembered. So will Big B be able to stand up to the challenge?...