On the occasion of the anniversary of the birth of the legendary composer R.D.Burman, megastar Amitabh Bachchan recalled and praised Pancham Da’s Beeti Na Bitai Raina from the 1972 cult classic Parichai, starring his wife Jaya Bachchan. Citing his official Twitter account, Big B praised fans for paying tribute to one of Pancham Da’s iconic songs, Beeti Na Bitai Raina. A fan posted a video showing him recreating the song while playing the sitar. “wah .. adbhut .. and what a moment in the movie PARICH .. Jitendra, Jaya and Sanjiv Kumar … the direction of Gulzar .. ‘beeti na bitai raina .. And behind this song there is a story … about which once” , – wrote Bachchan.
Parichai is a 1972 Indian drama film directed by VK Sobti under the banner of Tirupathi Pictures and directed by Gulzar. Jitendra, Jaya Bachchan, Sanjiv Kumar, Vinod Khanna starred in special roles, and Birman composed the music.
The film is said to be based on the Bengali novel Rangeen Uttarain by Raj Kumar Maitra and is partially inspired by the 1965 film The Sound of Music. Pancham Da wrote many iconic songs for legendary Gulzar films such as “Khushbu”, “Kinara” and “Biti na Bitai Raina” – one of them from the cult classics “Parichai”. The music for the entire film was written by Burman, which made it more special. The film boasts even more evergreen songs such as “Saare Ke Saare”, “Musafir Hoon Yaaro”, which are still on the list of iconic songs in the history of Indian music.
Watch the song here:
RD Burman (Rahul Dev Burman), the only son of the famous composer Sachin Dev Burman, is considered one of the greatest composers who have ever lived in the country. From the 1960s to the 90s, Burman composed music for 331 films. He was mainly active in the Hindi film industry as a composer as well as vocals for several compositions.
For the most part, he worked with his wife Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi. Despite being the foundation for many up-and-coming music directors in Bollywood, he only won three Filmfare Awards, one of which was awarded posthumously for 1942: A Love Story.