R. D. Burman finally wins a National Award in 2010 !

R D Burman Indian Audio Film Songs DVD Pack

Mumbai, India, 20th Sep 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio USA) : It’s ironical that amongst songs created by RD Burman, Beeti Na Bitai Raina (Parichay ’72), Humen Tumse Pyaar Kitna (Kudrat ’81), Do Naina Ek Kahani (Masoom ’82) and Mera Kuchch Samaan (Ijaazat ’87) fetched Bhupinder, Lata mangeshkar, Parveen Sultaana, Aarti Mukherjee, Gulzar and Asha Bhosle the National Awards but RD Burman missed out each time.

The story almost continues when, on this occasion (National Awards 2010, Brahmanand S Siingh, has bagged the National Award for Pancham Unmixed, a film made on RD Burman … however, with a difference.

(“Awarded to Brahmanand S Siingh for an engaging compilation of the tumultuous journey of a legendary and iconic music composer of Indian Film Industry whose music lives on.”)

BrahmanandAs Brahmanand himself has posted on Facebook and other platforms, amidst accolades (that the film has kept on receiving even otherwise):

“It's interesting ... each time Panchamda's creation got a National Award, it's always others who got it for singing or lyrics ... like Gulzar saab had said once "kheer Pancham ne banaai ... aur hum sab usse khaa gaye ..." ... (I think when mera kuchch samman had gotten the National Award) ... Once again, it seems, I get the award on making a film about him but he never got one himself.

However, to me, this Award is some sort of divine justice for the boss himself...!!! Because, in effect it is Panchamda who is finally getting the Award ... I have only brought it up to those people's notice about who he was ... in the strongest possible way I could … 16 years after his passing away ... And they accepted his genius. !!! What better poetic justice?!!”

With this as the hook perhaps, it’s a wonderful opportunity for you to carry a story on the National Award winning film, through an interview with the award winner, Brahmanand S Siingh … with conversations spilling over from the Award to the great composer, RD himself, to the struggle and excitement involved in making and releasing a 2 hour masterpiece of this kind which has been unanimously acclaimed …the National Award being the latest and perhaps the most emphatic recognition of this great effort to bring RD Burman into everyone’s home and heart once again.

Note: Shemaroo have been proud to release this film sometime back, along with a coffee table book. The DVD pack is doing exceedingly well, being very popular amongst music and film lovers around the world increasingly as a treasure for the collectors also as a popular gift.