Yeh Kaisi Ajab Dastan Ho Gayi – Remembering Suraiya

Suraiya, the queen nightingale of Hindi cinema, was a charmingly beautiful lady and an excellent singer of her times. Her fans were used to waiting for hours just to catch her glimpse, near her home at Krishna Mahal, Marine Drive, Mumbai. Her stardom and huge fan following made her the highest paid actress in her …

सुमनताईंची मराठी गाणी

I had thought of a post on Suman Kalyanpur's Marathi songs for today. It was suggested to me four years back by blog reader, Pramod Godbole. Another blog reader, Dr Rajesh Deshpande had also suggested the same. I even had a rough idea of the post, dividing it in two parts, for Marathi film songs …

Main Kya Janoo Kya Jadoo Hai – Remembering K L Saigal

"आप सुन रहे है कार्यक्रम, पुरानी फिल्मों के गीत। पेश है आज का आख़री गीत के एल सैगल की आवाज में।" The announcer on Radio Ceylon would announce it at around 07.57 am daily. It's been a custom for more than 50 years, to end the program with a song sung by Saigal. Many people …

Bhoola Nahi Dena Jee – Remembering Nashad

There were a few composers of the golden era of Hindi film music, who composed for films under pseudonyms for various reasons. Today I will discuss a composer who composed under different names. He started as Shaukat Dehlavi. At times he called himself Shaukat Haideri. He also composed under the names Shaukat Ali, Shaukat Hussein …

Rekha's Sousaphone

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