If Kishore Kumar not yodelled or singing, Bollywood would have been a sadder place more sorry for him. Kishore has managed to stay one fan favorite years after his death. His songs are where we go when we are in love or heartbreak, when we want to understand life or forget, and when YODEL a bit.
However, not many know that Kishore – born Abhas Ganguly – never would have sung if the elder brother Ashok Kumar got his way. Ashok was a big star when Kishore was still a child. And if you’ve heard many Kishore ‘Paanch Rupaiya Baara Aana’ in Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, to remind you how scared and in awe of his elder brother – played in the film by Ashok – it was. That translated into real life too.
Ashok Kumar, Kishore Kumar, Kishore family, Kishore Kumar photographs of family Ashok Kumar (center) with members of his family. (From left to right) Mrs. Anoop Kumar, Mrs. S Mukherjee (sister of Ashok), Kunjalal Ganguly (father), Gouri Devi (mother), Ashok Kumar, Kishore Kumar, sister, cousin, S Mukherjee, Ruma Devi (wife Kishore Kumar), brother Anoop Kumar and behind “(Source :. Express file photo)
KL Saigal fan, Kishore followed his older brothers Ashok and Anoop in the industry. While Kishore imitating the style of Saigal and wanted to make it big as a singer in the industry, Ashok was adamant that will act and not sing.
Talat Mehmood with Mukesh and Mohammed Rafi established as singers, Ashok Kishore felt would not be able to make their mark. He was also worried that Kishore had no formal training in singing or music.
Kishore Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Anoop Kumar Kishore Kumar, Ashok Kumar and Anoop Kumar in the film Chalti Ka Naam Zindagi. (Source: Express file photo)
However, Kishore did not like the performance. His first films failed and then decided to act so badly that no one will miss him. The decision to carry out evil Kishore became his letter and the audience began to love him for it.
Kishore Kumar and music director Laxmikant. (Source: Express file photo) Kishore Kumar and music director Laxmikant. (Source: Express file photo)
A hero who made people laugh opposed to the principles and romantic actors of the time – it was Kishore Kumar for fans. The great opportunity came Kishore in SD Burman music when he realized his potential.
Kishore Kumar, Kishore Kumar songs, singer Kishore Kumar r d Burman singer Annet, Shibu Mazumdar, music director RD Burman, director Prabhat Roy and Kishore Kumar on the set of recording of the song from the movie Zingani. (Source: Express file photo)
Burman Kishore visited the house when I was in the bathroom, yodelling. After he finished bathing, Burman said Kishore to stop imitating the Saigal and develop their own style. Even gave a name to Kishore yodelling: Gala gaana kar tod.