I don’t know what’s wrong with ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’: Armaan Malik


A tune from Dev Anand-Zeenat Aman's '70s flick returns very nearly 40 years almost 40 years later to seduce…

After reproducing the iconic "Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas" from Vijay Anand's 1973 thriller Blackmail, Vishal Pandya's upcoming court dramatization, Wajah Tum Ho, is reusing another vintage track, "Aise Na Mujhe Tum Dekho" from Gogi Anand's 1977 Darling Darling. While the first was shot with Dev Anand and Zeenat Aman in a fort in Mahabaleshwar, the new form has been recorded in a villa created in a Mumbai studio and features Rajniesh Duggall, Sana Khaan and Sherlyn Chopra.

"It's a sensuous romantic song.Interestingly, I was in the music video of the remixed "Chor Do Aanchal". This is the second Dev Anand melody being reproduced with me and I am very excited," Rajniesh exults.

Recently, Arijit Singh, the voice of the new "Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas" had expressed his displeasure with the way the new melody has turned out, going on the online networking to lash out at writer Abhijit Vaghani, saying that while he adored the Kishore Kumar original, he was embarrassed about this version.

Armaan Malik who has sung "Aisa Na Mujhe Tum Dekho" for the Meet Bros. has no such stresses.

He guarantees he was included in each stage, from the recording to the mixing and mastering and has guaranteed the tune is exactly the way he imagined it. "I don't know what happened with "Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas".Even I would be unhappy if the final track did not sound good to me which is why I stay in the loop with the music team till the song is ready," says Armaan. He demands he didn't draw from the first Kishore Kumar number for his melody. "The possibility of the reproducing the tune originated from Bhushan Ji (Bhushan Kumar) who had cherished my interpretations of "Tumhe Apna Banane Ka" and "Pyaar Manga Hai" and recommended I sing this adaptation as well. To be straightforward I hadn't heard the melody some time recently, I just knew the tune of the ensemble ambiguously and that it was in Kishoreda's voice. That wasn't an issue. It's better if a vocalist separates from the first and conveys something new to the rendition."

Prod him on what sort of a bend they have given to this "Aisa Na Mujhe Tum Dekho" and he brings up that the first melody had a more perky vibe while this one has a more sensual flow and feel.