Going down memory lane

Melodious rendering

Nostalgic : M K Murali The Kapoor family needs no introduction and to say that they are the first family in Hindi film cinema would be not be wrong. And to celebrate their contribution, a concert, Meethi Yaadein, was held at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall.

The concert featured M K Murali, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Bangalore, who is also known as the ‘Singing Cop’ because of his passion for music.

He had organised the concert to support and raise funds for physically, mentally challenged and underprivileged people.

Singer Hitesh Mehta started the programme with a little story about how he and M K Murali had first met.

“M K Murali caught me breaking a signal on the road but he got a little interested when he found out that I was a singer,” said Hitesh. The story had the audience laughing their hearts out. Soon, Murali was escorted on to the stage by his wife Chitra, and Hitesh read out a small prose dedicated to them.

The musical part of the programme started out with the number Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo from the movie Teesri Kasam. Originally sung by Mukesh, the song held intact all the elements that made it a classic.

The next song was the romantic number O Hansini, which had the crowd swooning to the voice of Murali.

Kisi Ki Muskurahton Pe Ho Nisar was soulful and sweet and took everyone back to the old days.

The programme had many other hits from movies starring Raj, Shammi, Shashi, Randhir and Rishi Kapoor. Some of the other songs heard during the night were Dil Ka Haal Sune Dil Wala and Pyar Hua Ikrar Hua Hai from Shree 420, Aaja Sanam Madhur Chandni Mein Hum from Chori Chori, A Bhai Zara Dekh Ke Chalo from Mera Naam Joker and
Masti Bhara Hai Samaan from Parvarish.

When Hitesh took the stage with the evergreen Shammi Kapoor song Tum Se Acha Kaun Hain the audience went crazy. People cheered and some even started dancing near the stage to everyone’s surprise. The concert was a real treat for the lovers of Hindi cinema and they throughly enjoyed the melodious songs of a time when music was about melody.

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