In NISHABD, Amitabh Bachchan had sung a stunning ROZANA, which easily sits in his Top-3 rendered numbers ever. Though the song didn't quite get it's due to the music album releasing at the stands quite late in the day and the film disappearing in a few weeks time, those who heard it would vouch for the fact that it is quite a sensitive song that would be remembered for years to come.
Now for his forthcoming film CHEENI KUM, he has sung once again. While he has been a regular with Aadesh Srivastava [BAGHBAN, BABUL] and gave a phenomenal performance for Vishal Bhardwaj [NISHABD], in CHEENI KUM he sings for none less than Illaiyaraja.
Amitabh Bachchan features as a chef of an up market Indian restaurant in London who falls in love with Tabu; approximately half his age in the film. A hilarious take on the relationship that develops between the two and how Amitabh Bachchan approaches Tabu's father Paresh Rawal, a few years younger to him, for her hand forms the crux of the film.
When NISHABD was released earlier this year, comparisons were being made about the two films with the press and media going agog about the storyline of the two films with similar. The funny part though is that except for the one line similarity of an older man falling in love with a younger woman/girl, there is nothing remotely similar about CHEENI KUM and NISHABD.
While NISHABD was sensitive and bordered on the morality issues vis-a-vis listening to one's heart, CHEENI KUM instead takes a light hearted approach towards the entire state of affairs and focuses on the situations that arise due to such unique relationship.