Remembering Bulo C Rani

There are a few music composers of Hindi cinema, who never made it to the first rung. The reasons would have been many. But some of the composers were really unfortunate. In spite of having talent, they couldn’t make a mark of their own. Perhaps the era which they were composing in, already had popular …

The Magical – ‘Nadeem Shravan’

Actually I was gathering information on the popular films and film songs of 1997, when I came to know about the sad demise of Shravan, from the composer duo, Nadeem Shravan. It was a shock as I wasn't aware of his ill health at all. The duo was at the top of the Hindi film …

Ghulam Mohammad – A Tribute

A couple of years back, I published a post based on Ghulam Mohammad's rarely heard songs. I promised to come back with his popular songs. It's actually unconventional to talk first about the rarely heard songs, then of popular songs. But I did. And then I couldn't come up with the next post. But better …

(Part – II) Rafi sings for Chitragupt

Last week I posted my favourite solos by Rafi sung for Chitragupt. I'm here today with the second part of the series. It focuses on his duets with female and male playback singers. Rafi and Chitragupt both were very simple and down to earth personalities. Their sincerity and dedication is quite evident from their songs. …

(Part – I) Rafi sings for Chitragupt

Let me start the post by wishing all the readers on Makar Sankranti. Rafi is my most favourite male playback singer of the golden era of Hindi films. But though my blog nearly completed three and a half years, I could never manage a post entirely dedicated to Rafi. This year I'll try to rectify …

Asha sings for Salil Chowdhary

Today's post is an attempt to bring together Asha Bhosle's 87th birthday and Salil Choudhary's 25th death anniversary (5th September 2020) A couple of years back, on Asha's birthday, I published twin posts covering Asha Bhosle's musical association with Madan Mohan. This year, which has absolutely nothing good to offer, I thought of exploring Asha's …

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 …

(Part – III) Anil Biswas – The Maestro

Our battle against covid-19 continues as the cases in India and in Maharashtra increase day by day. It's a difficult time. But united we stand. Let's all take precautions, follow safety measures and support the nation. We all need a bit of cheering up. A distraction from the stress. I hope to do that today …