S D Burman’s music was an eclectic mix of various musical forms. His primary and most favourite influence remained Bengali folk music. Years later, he wrote that his art drew heavy inspiration from the outdoors of Tripura, where he spent his childhood. He had a special liking for Baul and Bhatiyali folk forms of Bengal.
His tunes were always simple, graceful, hummable yet heartfelt. He would always say that film music should appeal to the common man. However, when he did occasionally go the classical route, he came up with breathtaking beauties like Jhan Jhan jhan jhan payal baaje or Poocho na kaise maine rain bitayi.
His songs will be performed by Bangalore’s very own singing talents — Divya Raghavan, Sinchan Dixit, Biju Nair, Hitesh Mehta, Raja, Abhishek Mukherjee and Babloo Mukherjee. Online booking through www.indianstage.in. Tickets will be available from outlets like K C Das, Calypso, Udani Opticians, Bangaliana and Annakoot. For details, call 9845447130.