Dilip Kumar is ill. The first thing I thought about was this song from Musafir. What an unusual film with Dilip Kumar enacting vignettes. There was stillness in his demeanour here. Think about the contrast with Madhuban mein Radhika naache re. In fact, think about him in any song sequences and you will realise that he was one actor who did much more than lip sync; he emoted songs best.
For me his strongest characteristic has been his voice. Therefore, the song I have been thinking about and want to share with you has been sung by him, the only one in his career if I am not mistaken.
This needs silence. It needs you to wet your toes and be ready to get drowned. Pathos has rarely been so limpid.
Musafir - Laagi naahi chhoote Rama - Dilip Kumar, Lata
Singer(s): Lata Mangeshkar, Dilip Kumar
Music Director: Salil Choudhary