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When the long notes of Mahendra Kapoor resulted in a tough time for Sunil Dutt. (Did You Know - 21)
28 Feb, 2010 | Did You Know!

Mahendra Kapoor - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

Mahendra Kapoor, a well known name in the history of Hindi Film Music is still remembered for his spirited rendering of all those famous patriotic songs and romantic numbers. His impressive body of work has a unique collection of unforgettable songs ranging from the subtle “Aadha Hai Chandrama”, the thoughtful “Neele Gagan Ke Taley” and the explosive “Na Munh Chhupa Ke Jiyo”. Very few music lovers know that Mahendra Kapoor was highly inspired and even trained by the great Mohd. Rafi himself, in his initial struggle in Mumbai and he really learned a lot from the great maestro of Indian Film Industry in those early days of his career.

Here I would like to share an amusing anecdote related with Mahendra Kapoor’s wide range of high notes used in the song “Na Munh Chhupa Ke Jiyo” from the film “Humraaz” enacted by Sunil Dutt on the screen.

In the start of the song and also in its last antra, Mahendra Kapoor goes for an effortless alaap of high notes (known as ‘Heyk” in Punjabi music) and holds it for almost 3 bars in the track. However, while shooting the sequence, due to this brilliant rendition by the veteran, Sunil Dutt had a tough time lip synching for the same as it was difficult to keep his mouth wide open for such a long time in the shot. But he was able to manage it fine with his innocent smile and cool persona on the screen along with the edited cuts. And now as we look back in the past, the incident can indeed be taken as a big compliment from the great Sunil Dutt to another great Mahendra Kapoor, for his flawless singing skills.
 
So just watch the song once again and you will notice the catch clearly.
Cheers!


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28 Feb 2010 / Comment ( 2 )
bollywoodeewana

You probably should include a link to the song, I simply fell for the magic of his voice upon hearing 'Neele gagan ke taale' from Humraaz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN5rCSdgOQw

Bobby Sing

Hi,
Yes he truly had a great voice and texture, which touches you deep inside.
Regarding the link, I didnt give it as now a days You tube keeps removing the old song videos due to the rightd issue.
Anyway you now have given the link so the readers can get to see the video from that too.

Thanks for the comment and Keep Logging.....Cheers!

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