As information of SP Balasubrahmanyam’s deteriorating wellness commenced pouring in on Thursday night, his playfully uttered ‘Dhat Teri Ki’ in the interludes of ‘Aaja Shaam Hone Aayi’ turned into an earworm. Seeing Maine Pyar Kia as a child, I utilised to come across that little bit of the song sweet and funny, particularly due to the fact it was tough to think about him enact Prem’s mischievous mood in his baritone. But that was the flexibility of Balu sir, who lent his voice to several tracks, irrespective of the mood, in extra than 1 movie starring Salman Khan. In those films, whichever may possibly have been the scene, it was SPB’s voice that complemented Salman’s emotions on monitor.
He basically did a countdown to ‘start the fun’ in ‘Yeh Mausam Ka Jaadu’ (Hum Aapke Hain Koun), and carried the similar temper into ‘Dhiktana’ and ‘Wah Wah Ramji’ in duets with Lata Mangeshkar for the 1994 film. This was a time when a single singer grew to become the recognisable voice of the hero and sang all the tracks for him. So when Prem (Salman) confessed his inner thoughts for Nisha (Madhuri Dixit) in ‘Pehla Pehla Pyar Hai’, teased her in ‘Didi Tera Dewar Deewana’ or drop tears in ‘Mujhse Juda Hokar’, it was by SPB’s melodious renditions only.
In Bollywood, SBP is in all probability most recognised as Salman’s voice, many thanks to the achievements of Maine Pyar Kia and Hum Aapke Hain Koun. He has sent hits for other actors also, like Kamal Haasan in Ek Duuje Ke Liye or Arvind Swamy in Roja. But SPB became identified as Salman’s voice in the ’90s, just like Kishore Kumar became Rajesh Khanna’s voice through the ’70s.
Salman himself acknowledged SPB’s contribution to his career in his tweet a working day right before the singer’s dying. He mentioned, “Bala Subramaniam sir . All the energy hope wishes from the base of my heart to a fast restoration n thank u for each individual song u sang fr me n produced exclusive your dil dewana hero prem, Love u sir.” ‘Dil Deewana’ is from the soundtrack of Maine Pyar Kia. All 11 songs in the 1989 film, together with the popular ‘Antakshari’, ended up big hits. SPB sang each and every one of them. Maine Pyar Kia grew to become the most effective-selling soundtrack of that 10 years, which immensely assisted bolster the reputation of Salman, who was a mere newcomer back again then.
If you thought 11 was a lot, Hum Aapke Hain Koun experienced fourteen tracks, and barring a several solos by Lata Mangeshkar, all had SPB’s voice. It was the very best-providing Bollywood soundtrack of the calendar year, and a person of the top rated four sellers of the nineteen nineties. The successful pairing of Salman-SPB also solidified Balasubrahmanyam’s position as a person of the major male playback singers in India.
For significantly of the next 10 years, SPB continued as the romantic singing voice on the soundtracks of Salman’s films. Tunes like ‘Bahut Pyar Karte Hain’ and ‘Dekha Hai Pehli Baar’ in Saajan (1990), ‘Sathiya Tune Kya Kiya’ in Like (1991) and ‘Yeh Raat Aur Ye Doori’ in Andaz Apna Apna (1994) are still well-known among Salman fans. Patthar Ke Phool, Chandra Mukhi, Jaagruti and Dil Tera Aashiq are some lesser identified films of Salman which had tracks by SPB.
It is difficult to visualize Salman of the ’90s without SPB’s voice ringing in your ears. The legendary pairing of SPB and Salman has supplied a lot of unforgettable romantic figures that will stay in the list of top Bollywood songs for a long time to appear.