Paisa Paisa Paisa – (II)

In the first part of the post, we enjoyed the songs praising the money, describing the power of money, its eminent stature in the society. Some of the songs were philosophical, some comical. I was planning the sequel right from the beginning. And here I'm with it. In today's post let's enjoy the songs that …

Paisa Paisa Paisa (I)

Money, the money! It forms an important part of our lives, though not the most important! But still it does have a great impact on our daily lives, our performance at the workplace, our mental health and our lifestyle in general. Many things of leisure can be bought by money, but not relationships. We need …

‘And… KUMKUM’

Nobody would have thought the year 2020, would be so devastating, depressing and sorrowful. As if the shock of covid 19 pandemic was not enough, the deaths of Hindi film industry stalwarts kept piling up. After Rishi Kapoor, Irfan Khan, Basu Chatterjee, Jagdeep, and Saroj Khan, now it is Kumkum. I was shocked with the …

(Part II) – Remembering Mubarak Begum

Welcome all the readers to the second and the final part of the series. I started the series on Mubarak Begum's 4th death anniversary, and the part focused on the solos. Today's part focuses on the duets or trios by Mubarak Begum. Her first duet was with Lata Mangeshkar for the film, Aaiye (1949). Lata …

(Part I) – Remembering Mubarak Begum

I was thinking about the post since last year. But the blog's anniversary which is on 16th July didn't allow me to do so. This time I decided to skip the anniversary celebration and concentrated on the Mubarak Begum post. I could get a lot of her interviews on YouTube and I also referred to …

Mehfil completes 3 years!

Today my blog completes three years. It's a proud and satisfying moment for me. With support and encouragement from the readers and well wishers I am able to get here . A blog is nothing without the readers. With the comments there is exchange of thoughts and new information continuously gets added. Right now everyone …

Chhoti Chhoti Baatein (1965)

Last month I was fully busy with the Anil Biswas series and during the research, I came across the film. Motilal and Nadira are always acclaimed for their natural and effortless performances. I was very curious about the film and Anil da's melodious songs were icing on the cake. I of course liked the film. …

Anil Biswas – the concluding post

Today I'm presenting the fourth and the last part of the series. Till now we visited the glorious years of his career. He was very busy in the early part of the 1950s. But after 1955, he didn't get much work. But he was composing for Hindi films even in the 60s. But the period …