O son ji: Aaj Hai Si Ramchandra’s 39th Death Anniversary, was made in 1951 for Albela Viral Song Kismat ki Hawa Kabhi Hot
January 5 is the 39th death anniversary of the famous music director C. Ramachandra of the 40s. Ramachandra was considered a revolutionary musician, as he worked to bring western music to the era of melodious and somber music. These days, the song composed by Ramachand, ‘O son ji kismat ki air sometime hot, sometimes soft ..’ is viral. The song is from the 1951 comedy film Albela.
Used to work in many names
If you talk about Ramachandra’s entry into the film industry, then his career started as an actor with UB Rao’s film ‘Naganand’. He met the great Sohrab Modi. Modi advised Ramchandra that if he paid attention to music, he could succeed. After this Ramchandra joined the group of Bindu Khan and Habib Khan of ‘Minerva Movitone’. He was a harmonium player in the group. He first got a Tamil film as a music director.
He acted in Tamil, Marathi, Hindi films under the names Ramchandra Narhar Chitalkar, Anna Saheb, Ram Chitalkar, Shyamu, RN Chitalkar and Chitalkar.
Albela’s song was heard in the recently released film Ludo.
Ramchandra got recognition from Albela only
After the success of the film ‘Albela’, C. Ramachandra settled into the film world. By the way, all his songs were super hit in Albela, but songs like Shola jo bhadke dil mera dhadke, bholi surat dil ke khote naam bade and darshan chhote, meri piya gaya ranoon, kya telephon etc. made a splash. The song that went viral recently was sung by Chitalkar.
The god grandfather, Geeta Bali, was in the lead in Albella. It was the third highest grossing film at the box office in 1951.
Some special things related to Ramchandra
C. Ramachandra gave music in about 150 films in his four-decade long cine career. The music of the people of the most famous patriotic song Ae Mere Watan was also composed by C Ramachandra. Ramachandra died just a week before his 64th birthday. Ramachandra also wrote his biography ‘The Symphony of My Life’.