There was a time when Mukesh's songs were a constant fixture around me, by choice. My choice. Call me crazy if you like.
Contrary to the widely held belief that he has sung only sad songs, there are several beautiful non-sad songs too from him. Surprised? You don't believe me? Then you have to listen to this. I too was surprised and couldn't believe the first time I heard this song.
The lyrics of this song are so simple (unlike the complicated plot of the movie) & lovely and the singing just effortless. The result is a classic. The line 'kisi aur ko shaayad kam hogi, mujhe teri bahut zaroorat hain' makes me come back to this song time and again.
Yes, I am talking about 'Chandan sa badan' from the film 'Saraswathichandra' (1968). Incidentally, there was a Star TV series with the same name and storyline directed by Sanjay Leela Bansali.
With very little background music where the singing parts are in the song, it is refreshingly pleasing to listen.
Chandan sa badan
Which non-sad songs of Mukesh do you like?