How would you rate today's top running music directors?
"Of the present lot Nadeem Shravan are doing good work. The true yardstick is success, and today their music is popular. Jatin Lalit also seem to be quite talented. I'm especially grateful to this new breed of composers. They've managed to get the music director a higher remuneration. In the past, however high the rate of inflation, the music director's price never go up. And this was the case even after the film industry strike when everyone else got a hefty pay-hike."
Sri R.D.Burman (Courtesy: Filmfare, 1992)
"Nadeem Shravan are two inseparable sides of the same coin."
"We have taken a vow not to adapt somebody else's tunes in future...even if a producer insists on our doing so...Why get a bad name when we have the talent to be original? At least today we are in a position to say 'no'."
Nadeem Shravan (Courtesy: Filmfare, 1992)
'Aashiqui' (1990) changed all that. Music Moghul Gulshan Kumar gave them the break and the film saw the emergence of 3 superstars- Nadeem, Shravan and Kumar Sanu. Can anyone forget 'Sanson ki zaroorat', 'Nazar ke saamane jigar ke paas', 'Dheere dheere se meri zindagi me aana', 'Ab tere bin je lenge hum' and "Jaanejigar Jaaneman". Aashiqui ranks in the lot of the few films that have had a hit in each song. Their success was overdue and they were not going to slip it away now. The joy ride continued with 'Saajan', 'Dil hai ke maanta nahin', 'Sadak', 'Dilwale' and 'Phool Aur Kaante'. Whether it was 'Chehra kya dekhte ho'(Salaami), 'Adayen bhi hain'(Dil hai ke manta nahin) 'Sochenge tumhe pyar'(Deewana), 'Aaj raat chandni hai'(Kal ki awaaz), they all had the distinct stamp of Nadeem Shravan.
Movie: The Lunchbox (Dabba)
Singers: Kumar Sanu & Alka Yagnik