Are re are yeh kya hua – Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)

Film: Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
Music: Uttam Singh
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Singer: Udit Narayan, Lata Mangeshkar

Uttam Singh, Yash Chopra’s hand-picked arranger-turned-music-composer, heralded a new era with his brand of racy, youthful and neatly-packaged romantic numbers in this score. A simplistic but appealing tune on this track with Anand Bakshi’s easy-on-the-lips lyrics coupled with Udit Narayan and Lata Mangeshkar’s vocals interspersed with the whistle, flute pieces and chorus complement the on-screen dance sequences beautifully. Lata’s alaap and ‘hums’ in the antara juxtaposed with a different rhythm pattern is magical too

This album had the nation humming and (literally!) dancing to Uttam Singh’s tunes. It was tough to pick a number from this very successful, one of the most talked about and award-winning score that also included the Filmfare trophy for that year. Yash Chopra was known to choose his music directors diligently to match the subject and setting. In the antara for this track, you’ll notice a matka-based rhythm that tends to take one through dreamy and ‘hopelessly romantic’ by lanes. I also loved all other numbers from this album – Dil to pagal hai ( Ek duje ke vaaste (, Bholi si soorat (, Dholna (, Pyaar kar (, Koi ladki hai (, Le gayi (, Are re are female version ( Also read:


About Shailendra Singh

A music lover, critic and self-proclaimed aficionado!
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