“Legends – Kaifi Azmi” is an epic compilation containing immortal songs of Kaifi saheb right from his first film “Buzdil (1951) to Tamanna (1996). Kaifi saheb, the true legend that he was, has penned some of the most immortal songs of all times and this album is our tribute to his genius. His songs have that poignancy because he always drew his inspiration of the art from real life and the colours around him.
This prestigious pack is a true connoisseur’s delight with some of the most memorable songs of Indian cinema, of the golden era of great poetry and melody. Whether it was his soulful lyrics of “Kagaz Ke Phool”, or patriotic songs of “Haqeeqat” or ghazals of “Pyar Ka Jashn” all of them were amongst the best in their genres. Every song has a beautiful depth which is why his work is celebrated till date and has been set to tune by the most famous music composers of his time.
The talented actress, Ms. Shabana Azmi states – “I am delighted that Saregama is presenting Legends on the occasion of his 90th birth anniversary. I have selected these songs myself and hope that it will provide our listeners the same pleasure that it gives me”
Apart from memorable songs, this album is interspersed with voiceovers of Kaifi saab, Khaiiyaam saab, Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar, Waheeda Rehmanji, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar…..
Some of the songs featured in this album are:
- “Waqkt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam” – Film: Kaagaz ke Phool”
- “Ye Nayan dare dare” – Film: Kohra
- “Tum Jo mil gaye ho” – Fim: Hanste Zakhm
- “Kar Chale Hum fida” Film: Haqeeqat
- “Tum Itna Jo Muskura Rahe Ho” Film: Arth
Mr. Apurv Nagpal, MD, Saregama India Ltd, speaks- “How do I describe Kaifi saab? He is a legend beyond comparison. I am extremely pleased that Shabanaji & Saregama are releasing his immortal works for his fans in this maestro collection.”
Mr. Adarsh Gupta, Business Head – Music, Saregama India Ltd, speaks- “Kaifi saab’s immortal work is a bouquet of soulful songs, patriotic songs, ghazals and nazms and has captured the hearts and minds of listeners for decades…..We, at Saregama, have a rich heritage of music and it was natural for Shabanaji to work with us in compiling his best to present in this offering LEGENDS-KAIFI AZMI, a tribute to the great Legend. We hope our listeners will once again be able to relive the melodious era”