Kishore Da, Music And Motorcycles - A Birthday Tribute

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An actor, director, singer, screenplay writer and composer, Kishore Kumar or Kishore Da, as he is fondly known, is a personality who hardly needs an introduction. Known for moving people with the magic in his voice, Kishore Da left an indelible mark on the country’s cinema industry.In commemoration of his 87th birth anniversary, we have compiled a list of five songs that would bring about an instant nostalgic kick in petrolheads –

Kishore da, music and motorcycles - a birthday tribute
Kishore da, music and motorcycles - a birthday tribute

The Tribute 

Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana – Andaz (1971)

One of the most iconic songs of the era, Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana is a beautiful song about the journey of life. The song featured Rajesh Khanna romanticising Hema Malini, as they ride a Royal Enfield Bullet 350 through Marine Drive and Juhu beach.

Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani - Jawani Diwani (1972)

In the movie Jawani Diwani, Kishore Da gave voice to another all time greats – Randhir Kapoor. Shot in the Brindavan Gardens, Randhir is seen riding a 1960s Bullet, which happened to be one of the favourites among movie makers in those times.

Yeh Dosti – Sholay (1975)

Think of a song about friendship and this has to be the first one that pops into your mind. Featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Dermendra, 500cc 1942 BSA WM and a defiant sidecar, this video shows the two actors sliding and stunting around the country side with Kishore Da’s voice crooning a song about their eternal friendship.

Rote Hue Aate Hai Sab - Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)

Rote Hue Aate Hai Sab is a philosophical song sung by Kishore Da and picturised on Amitabh Bachchan. It shows Sikandar ride a two-stroke motorcross bike around Bombay (as the city was called in the 1970s).

Ik Raasta Hai Zindagi - Kala Pathhar (1979)

Another song about the journey of life, Shashi Kapoor is seen riding around the country side in a 350cc Kawasaki two-stroker from the early 1970s.

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