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Asha Bhosle-Kishore Kumar is a singing duo of Bollywood, the Indian Hindi film industry. They have together sung nearly 600 duets starting from 1950 till Kishore's death in 1987. Kumar's last song was a duet with Asha Bhosle, "Guru Guru" from Waqt Ki Awaz. Their first duet was "Main Bengali Chokra" from Raagini (1950) and last duet was "Dil Tujhko Diya" from Akhri Sanghursh (1997). In the 1970s and 1980s Kumar was a regular playback singer, and in these two decades there were many Kumar and Bhosle duets.[1]

The Singing DuoEdit

Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle were Bollywood playback singers. Kishore was born on 4 August 1929 and Asha was born on 8 September 1933. Asha was only four years younger than Kishore. So they were very friendly. Both Asha and Kishore started their career in 1948. They recorded their first duet "Main Bengali Chokra" in Raagini (1950). Kishore and Asha together sang some of the greatest hits of Bollywood including "Chhod Do Aanchal", "Ankhon Mein Kya Ji", "Haal Kaisaa Hai", "Aap Yahan Aaye Kisliye", "Tu Tu Hai Wahi l", "Mausam Pyaar Ka", "Jaane Jaan Dhoondhta", "Saara Pyaar Tumhara", "Guru Guru", "Aa Dekhe Zara", "Aaj Rapat Jaye" etc. Kishore Kumar passed away in 13 October 1987. His last song was even a duet with Asha Bhosle. Due to a prominent singer, his songs were releasing even a decade after his death. The last ever Asha-Kishore duet is "Dil Tujhko Diya" from Akhri Sanghursh (1997). They were also prominent singers in Bengali and together sung greatest duets in Bengali also. These include "Amar Swapno Tumi","Adho Alo Chhayate","Chirodini Tumi Je Amar","Phulkoli Re Phulkoli" etc.

LegacyEdit

The Kishore Kumar Asha Bhosle duet "Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge" from Chor Machaye Shor (1973) inspired the title of the 1995 blockbuster Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge.[2] And also, their song "Lekar Hum Deewana Dil" was used as the title of 2014 film Lekar Hum Deewana Dil. So, this singing duo is very influential in Bollywood.

ComposersEdit

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S. D. BurmanEdit

S. D. Burman was the first music director of Bollywood who consistently used Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar in the 1950s, when he wasn't in speaking terms with Lata Mangeshkar. At that time he determined to sprout the career of Asha. Despite this fact that Asha and Kishore sang in every major film of Burman, the total duets of them are only 14. In 1957, he used the Asha-Kishore duet "Akhon Mein Kya Jee" in the Soundtrack of Nau Do Gyarah. The song attained immense popularity. The song "Chhod Do Aanchal" from Paying Guest (1957) and "Haal Kaisa Hai Janaab Ka" from Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958) became an all time hits and are considered as classical gems today. In 1965 film Teen Devian, their song "Are Yaar Mere Ho Tum Bhi Ho Ghazab". It became a chartbaster and even popular till date. Some of their popular songs under Burman include "O Ji O Humein" from Funtoosh (1956), Tum Jahan Jahan" from Apna Hath Jagannath (1960) etc.[1]

All Kishore-Asha duets under S D Burman are:

serial no song title film year
1 "O Ji O Humein Aaj" Funtoosh 1956
2 "Woh Dekhen To" Funtoosh 1956
3 "Akhon Mein Kya Jee" Nau Do Gyarah 1957
4 "Chhod Do Aanchal" Paying Guest 1957
5 "O Nigahen Mastana" Paying Guest 1957
6 "Haal Kaisa Hai Janaab ka" Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi 1958
7 "Main Sitaron Ka Tarana" Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi
8 "Tum Jahan Jahan" Apna Hath Jagannath 1960
9 "Michael Hai Toh Cycle Hai" Bewaqoof 1960
10 "Tumhi Piya Chikara" Bewaqoof 1960
11 "Jahan Bhi Gaye Hum" Naughty Boy
12 "Ab To Batla" Naughty Boy 1962
13 "Are Yaar Mere Ho Tum Bhi Ghazab" Teen Devian 1965
14 "Jo Main Hota" Chhupa Rustom 1976

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Shankar JaikishanEdit

Shankar Jaikishan's composition mainly is symphonic to Lata Mangeshkar and Mukhesh duets, when it comes to duets. But they also composed many duets for Asha-Kishore duo also. Especially, the period 1971-73 saw a flourish of Kishore Asha duets under S-J. They sang total 23 duets under Shankar Jaikishan's composition as follows:

serial no song title film year
1 "Dooriyan Nazdeekiyan Ban Gayi" Duniya 1968
2 "Sachcha Pyaar To" Umang 1970
3 "Sanjh Savere Nain Tere" Duniya Kya Jane 1971
4 "Haar Gaye" Ek Nari Ek Brahmachari 1971
5 "Ai Lappa Tosa" Ek Nari Ek Brahmachari 1971
6 "Aap Yahan Aaye Kisliye" Kal Aaj Aur Kal 1971
7 "Jab Hum Honge Saath" Kal Aaj Aur Kal 1971
8 "Tik Tik Tik" Kal Aaj Aur Kal 1971
9 "Kurukoo Kurukoo" Main Sundar Hoon 1971
10 "Mujhko Thand Lag Rahi Hai" Main Sundar Hoon 1971
11 "Naach Meri Jaan" Main Sundar Hoon 1971
12 "Tum Jab Jab Saamne" Parde Ke Peechey 1971
13 "Dil Mera Kho Gaya" Seema 1971
14 "Waqt Thodasa" Seema 1971
15 "Typewriter Tip Tip" Bombay Talkie 1971
16 "Aaja Re Aaja" Ankh Micholi 1972
17 "Ankhon Ankhon Mein" Ankhon Ankhon Mein 1972
18 "Do Baatein Pyaar Bhari" Ankhon Ankhon Mein 1972
19 "Tera Mera Mel" Ankhon Ankhon Mein 1972
20 "Phoolon Ki Taazgi Ho Tum" Bandagi 1972
21 "Masti Aur Jawani" Dil Daulat Duniya 1972
22 "O Meri Lara Loo Dil Daulat Duniya 1972
23 "O Nakhrewali" Pyaar Ka Rishta 1973

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R. D. BurmanEdit

R. D. Burman was the biggest mentor of this duo. He made this duo the most sought after singing pair in the 1970s and 1980s, upon composing more than two hundred Asha-Kishore duets, resulting in enormous hits. In 1972, the duo saw the zenith of their pair-up with the film Jawani Deewani. This film has three Asha-Kishore duets. The song "Jaane Jaan" is the most successful rendition if this duo till date. It captured 26th position in the annual top chart of Binaca Geetmala. Though ranked so poorly, the song has become an aaltime hit and is still popular in thee same mmanner even today. The other two songs weree "Agar Saaz Chhedo Toh" aand "Nahi Nahi Abhi Nahi" were also hits.[5] In 1975, the duet "Keh Doon Tumhe" from Deewar became a chartbaster. The song "Tum Saath Ho Jab Apne" from Kaalia, "Aaj Rapat Jaye" from Namak Halaal (1982), "Tu Tu Hai Wahi" from Yeh Wada Raha, "Mausam Pyaar Ka" from Sitamgar (1985) etc. also became huge hits. Some memorable duets of Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle is given here:

serial no song title film year
"Jaane Jaan Dhoondta" Jawani Deewani 1972
"Nahi Nahi Abhi Nahi" Jawani Deewani 1972
"Agar Saaz Chhedo To" Jawani Deewani 1972
"O Jaaneman" Chhalia 1973
"Lekar Hum Deewana Dil" Yaadon Ki Baraat 1973
"Mere Chhotasa Dil" Madhosh 1974
"Kasam Khao Tum Ek Baar" Madhosh 1974
"Jaa Re Jaa Bewafa" Dil Deewana 1974
"Keh Doon Tumhe" Deewar 1975
"Ik Main Hu Ek Tu" Darling Darling 1977
"Akhiyon Ka Kajra Ghungroo Ki Awaaz 1981
"Naye Purane Saal Mein" Raksha 1981
"Tum Saath Ho Jab Apne" Kaalia 1981

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Bappi LahiriEdit

Some Asha-Kishore duets composed by Bappi Lahiri are:

serial no song title film year
"Tere Charnon Pe Lipte Rahoon" Aaj Ka MLA Ramavtar 1984
"Guru Guru" Aaj Ki Awaz 1988

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Laxmikant PyarelalEdit

Laxmikant Pyarelal songs of Asha-Kishore duo is presented here:

serial no song title film year
"Main To Ek Pagal" Anhonee 1973
"Humko Nikaloge Gharse" Chhaila Babu 1977
"Kal Raat Sadak Pe" Chhaila Babu 1977

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Kalyanji AnandjiEdit

All Kalyanji Anandji songs of this duo are presented here:

serial no song title film year
"Do Baaton Ki Mujhko Tamanna" Hum Tum Aur Woh 1971
"Aaja Ya Aa Jane De" Ek Haseena Do Deewane 1972
"Yeh Pal Chanchal" Kalicharan 1976
"Are O Meri Jaan" Anjane Mein 1978

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O. P. NayyarEdit

All O. P. Nayyar songs jointly sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle are:

serial no song title film year
1 "Chal Ri Ameeran" Chham Chhama Chham 1952
2 "Laddoo Bhi Hai" Chham Chhama Chham 1952
3 "Naina Mila" Chham Chhama Chham 1952
4 "Khubsoorat Saathi" Akalmand 1966
5 "Ek Baar Muskura Do" Ek Baar Muskura Do 1972

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Usha KhannaEdit

All Asha-Kishore duets tuned by Usha Khanna are:

serial no song title film year
"Do Dil Mile" Honeymoon 1973

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Shyamal MitraEdit

serial no song title film year
1 "Sara Pyaar Tumhara" Amanush
2 "Rangey Na Maan" Bandie 1978

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ReferencesEdit

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