Waada raha sanam honge juda na hum – Khiladi (1992)

Worried about COVID-19? Take a break and listen to this amazingly catchy Jatin-Lalit duet with an RD-esqe old world charm. Soulfully sung by Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Alka Yagnik and written by a lesser known Anwar Sagar, the romantic composition meanders across some superbly lilting surs and rhythm patterns.

Waada raha sanam honge juda na hum chaahe na chaahe zamaana
Hamari chaahaton ka mit na sakega fasaana
Hamari chaahaton ka mit na sakega fasaana

In waadiyon mein yun hi milte rahenge
Dil mein wafa ke diye jalte rahenge
Ye maanga hai duaon mein kami na ho wafaaon mein
Rahe teri nigaahon mein dekho na in fizaaon mein oh jaane jaan
Hamari chaahaton ka mit na sakega fasaana

The era of melody may have disappeared noticeably from hindi movies in the 1980s but the 90s got with them some new crop of musical talent and some lovely songs across movies of different genre. Jatin-Lalit entered as RD Burman-inspired brother duo and immediately got noticed with some catchy and top-selling scores like Yaara Dildara (1991; remember Bin tere sanam?), Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander (Pehla Nasha!!), Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (Loveria hua!) and Khiladi (all 1992). This duet shows clearly how they drew their inspiration from RD Burman …try listening closely to the typical RD beat in Hamaari chaahaton ka mit na sakega fasaana. Like their guru, JL use a lovely combination of alaaps from Alka, saxophone, keyboard, santoor and a lilting use of the tabla in the antara. Anwar Sagar’s words are easy on the lips and are weaved in beautifully to express unparalleled love. The album for full of endearing and catchy numbers that made music lovers sit up and notice the new kid(s) on the block. Abhijeet Bhattacharya, one of the Kishore Kumar clones to emerge in the 90s (the other 2 being Kumar Sanu and Vinod Rathod) and Alka Yagnik express themselves romantically and meander the intricacies (red vibratos) very well. Each number of this film is firmly etched in my memory …such nostalgia and when I listen to any of them!! Waada raha folks…we will all live together, beat COVID-19 and love with all our heart as enthusiastically as Jatin-Lalit composed this number! Cheers to that!! J

About Shailendra Singh

A music lover, critic and self-proclaimed aficionado!
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1 Response to Waada raha sanam honge juda na hum – Khiladi (1992)

  1. Amit says:

    One of my favourites from the 90s ..


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