7 Unforgettable Evergreen Songs by RD Burman

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O Haseena Zulfon Waali - Teesri Manzil (1966)

The Vijay Anand-helmed film was noted, among other aspects, for its music. The song featured Shammi Kapoor, Helen, and Asha Parekh; Majrooh Sultanpuri contributed the lyrics, and Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle lent their voices.

Ek Chatur Naar - Padosan (1968)

Comedy ensues in Jyoti Prakash's film as Mehmood and Sunil Dutt engage in what could be called jugalbandi over the affections of Saira Banu, with Kishore Kumar aiding Dutt in his quest. The song was sung by Kumar, Mehmood and Manna Dey, with Rajendra Krishan penning the lyrics.

Tum Bin Jaoon Kahaan - Pyar Ka Mausam (1969)

Directed by Nasir Hussain, the film also featured Burman as an actor. The song in question had lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri and played five times in the film: three iterations were sung by Mohammed Rafi and featured Shashi Kapoor, and the other two were by Kishore Kumar, with Bharat Bhushan in frame.

Yeh Shaam Mastani - Kati Patang (1970)

Picturised on Rajesh Khanna and Asha Parekh, the song had lyrics by Anand Bakshi and was sung by Kishore Kumar for the Shakti Samanta-helmed romantic drama.

Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko - Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973)

This Nasir Hussain film is widely considered the first "masala" film; the song's lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri and it was sung by Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi, with actors Zeenat Aman and Vijay Arora being the centre of the visuals.

Tere Bina Zindagi Se - Aandhi (1975)

Gulzar directed the film which was allegedly a quasi biopic of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi; the director also wrote the lyrics, with Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar lending their voices to the song featuring Suchitra Sen and Sanjeev Kumar.

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha : A Love Story (1994)

One of the last albums by Burman, for Vidhu Vinod Chopra's period romance, the song featured a lovelorn Anil Kapoor and an unaware Manisha Koirala; the lyrics were penned by Javed Akhtar with Kumar Sanu behind the microphone.

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