By Srikanth Kanchinadham. Posted on July 08, 2015
R.D Burman or Pancham Da as he was fondly called, is known for his exemplary contribution in the field of music from the 60’s to the 90's. His ability to capture the attention of audience by reviving jazz, opera and western music in the entire subcontinent is phenomenal. Almost a decade and half after his demise, he continues to be a revolutionary figure among the Indian music fraternity. His work is remixed and imitated endlessly till date making him the most 're-mixed man' of the Indian music industry.
Director Brahmanand S Siingh is well known for his National Award winning feature-length documentary, Pancham Unmixed: Mujhe Chalte Jaana Hai. The director is currently working on Kaagaz Ki Kashti, a biopic on the legendary Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh. Brahmanand Siingh has now released Knowing Pancham, comprising of interviews and insights from R.D. Burman's friends, colleagues and admirers.
Celebrating the legendary composer’s 76th birth anniversary (June 27th), Knowing Pancham promises to be a treat for his fans around the globe. The film is a five hour priceless collection of insights, observations and anecdotes from renowned artists like Asha Bhosle, Gulzar, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Javed Akhtar, Shammi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Vishal Bharadwaj and many more. There is also a coffee table book, Diamonds & Rust, compiled by the director containing a tapestry of anecdotes, insights, observations and takes on RD Burman.
Check out the exclusive trailer of Knowing Pancham: