Tribute to R.D. Burman in 'Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna'

Sep 30, 2009 Subhash K Jha

Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) R.D. Burman's music continues to inspire today's filmmakers. While "Kaminey" had two tracks of the late composing legend, now one of his songs will be heard in the forthcoming movie "Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna".

The legend's composition "Bade achche lagte hain yeh dharti, yeh nadiya, yeh raina aur tum" makes a vital appearance in Sohail Khan's production "Main Aurr Mrs Khanna". The song was chosen because Kareena Kapoor's character is named Raina in the film and the word 'raina' is prominent in the song.

The film required a strong nostalgic theme song between Kareena and Sohail to create a sense of intimacy between the couple. And Amit Kumar's song from "Balika Badhu" was everyone's favourite, it became the chosen one overriding the other popular choice "Raina beeti jaye" from "Amar Prem".

Both "Balika Badhu" and "Amar Prem" were made by Shakti Samanta.

"It's a song that we all chose unanimously. It comes on when my character meets Kareena. When we meet, the song plays in the background. Since her character is named Raina, we loved the idea of having the song," Sohail told IANS.

Interestingly, Sohail's other production "Kissaan" also revived an old song "Mere desh ki dharti". But there's a difference.

Explains Sohail: "While 'Mere deshi ki dharti' is part of the film's soundtrack, we haven't put 'Bade achche lagte hain' in the album for 'Main Aurr Mrs Khanna'. Though we've bought the rights for the song. Let's just say, we mean it to be a tribute to R.D. Burman and the tradition in Hindi lyrics celebrating raina (night)."

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