Album : Aradhana (1969)
Song : Safal Hogi Teri Aradhana (title song)
Music : S.D.Burman (1 October 1906 – 31 October 1975)
Lyrics : Anand Bakshi
Singer : S.D.Burman
Form : Hindi Film background score
Aradhana came at the age of awareness for me. This film was the first step in my long love story with the Hindi film music industry. Both the movie and the music were super hits. It was sung out at every street corner. And I, still a little girl, fell in love with it and spent hours in front of the radio waiting for each song to be played so that I could laboriously copy out the lyrics! My Hindi being quite poor at that time, I wrote it all in English phonetically. I actually thought that ‘Roop tera mastana…..hum sena ho jaye’ meant in some odd way that Rajesh Khanna’s character was going to join the army (Sena 🙂 ). And not being blessed with a Voice, I must have tortured my poor mother as I tried to sing out loud these songs. Yes, I still remember the words 🙂
The album still has great appeal to me, time hasn’t dated the music at all. I have chosen to present the title song here, for I have always loved the gentle hope of the lyrics and the soulful rendering by S.D.Burman. He won the National Film Award (1970) as a singer for this song.
Enjoy the song !