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Features |  27 Jun 2016 16:55 |  By RnMTeam

Tribute songs that bring R D Burman back to life

MUMBAI: The Indian music buff needs no introduction to R D Burman, aka Pancham Da, His melodies, beats, background music transcended regional and cultural borders in the subcontinent.

Today his music is heard, deciphered, decomposed, recomposed and connected by legions of his fans across generations.

Monday, 27 June marks the 77th birth anniversary of the legendary Bollywood music composer. fondly remembers the man with some of the musical extravaganza and musicians who have paid tribute to him over the years with their films and music. Read on to know more.

Dil Vil Pyar Vyar

æDil Vil Pyar VyarÆ (2002) is a Bollywood movie by Anant Mahadevan which had a soundtrack consisting of R.D. BurmanÆs compositions re-created by his one-time assistant Babloo Chakraborty.

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Jhankaar Beats

æJhankaar BeatsÆ was a tribute to R.D. Burman by Sujoy Ghosh. The characters of the film were R.D. Burman fans and the background score of the movie was adapted from various Pancham Da songs. There was actually a song named æBoss Kaun ThaÆ which was dedicated to R.D. Burman. Vishal-Shekhar, the music composer duo covered R.D. BurmanÆs song in the movie.

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Bachna Ae Haseeno

Directed by Siddharth Anand, æBachna Ae HaseenoÆ is an Indian romantic drama Bollywood film. The music composer duo Vishal û Shekhar recreated the title song for æBachna Ae HaseenoÆ with the same name. The recreated version of æBachna Ae HaseenoÆ is a part cover, part remix (the song sampled Kishore KumarÆs voice from the original).

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Bollywood Flashback

æBollywood FlashbackÆ (1994) is an album by Bally Sagoo who is a British-Indian record producer. He recreated RD BurmanÆs famous songs æJab Hum Jawan HongeÆ,
æMehbooba MehboobaÆ, and æChura LiyaÆ in his æBollywood FlashbackÆ and he became the first Indian artist to be listed on a national mainstream radio when the album track æChura LiyaÆ (a re-working of Asha Bhosle's song) was played on the BBC Radio 1.

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Khiladi 786

Directed by Ashish R Mohan æKhiladi 786Æ is an Indian action comedy Bollywood film. Music Director Himesh Reshammiya composed a song æBalmaÆ which is also a tribute to R.D. Burman. æBalmaÆ was sung by Sreeram and Shreya Ghoshal, lyrics were penned by Sameer.

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