On Helen’s Birthday!

I was actually planning a film review of one of Helen's films. But I couldn't. And I'm preparing for a post which will be published in a couple of days.But a post dedicated to Helen on my blog was my wish. So here I'm to celebrate her 83rd birthday today. I'm adding one of my …

Tumhari Qasam Tum Bahot Yaad Aaye – Remembering Minoo Mumtaz

I had just uploaded my post on Lata's non film songs, when I was hit by the news of the sad demise of yet another favourite dancer actress of old Hindi cinema. Her dance numbers have always enchanted me. Her vivacious presence on the silver screen is a reason enough to smile. Dancer, actress Minoo …

Laagi Chhute Na Ab To Sanam – Remembering Chandrashekhar

Last month when I was collecting songs for the train song-list and was busy sorting them, the sad news of the demise of the actor of yesteryears, Chandrashekhar, struck me. It was 16th June 2021. He was 98. Though he wasn't a very popular actor, he certainly wasn't forgettable. Busy with the theme of the …

Mesmerising Madhuri !

(Birthday Wishes to Madhuri Dixit) I was planning a post on Madhuri's dances from Hindi films, ever since I started the 90s series on my blog. But couldn't come around writing it actually. This year, after finishing the last post, I was wondering what next! I'm certainly forgetting something. Then suddenly I remembered it. Madhuri …

Ae Nargis e Mastana – Remembering Sadhana

Let me begin by wishing all the readers a merry Christmas. Whenever I think of my favourite Hindi film heroines, Sadhana Shivdasani, popularly known by her first name, Sadhana, is among the top three names. (The other names include, Madhubala, Nutan, Meena Kumari with the latter two sharing second position jointly). There's an interesting coincidence …


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 …

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 …

The Classical Music Giants Contribute to Hindi Cinema – V

Last month I posted the fourth part of this series, which actually was a supplement to the original series. Some readers were surprised to see a fourth part. Those who were not surprised then, let me surprise them with the fifth and finally the final part of the series. AK ji (from the blog, SoY) …

Rekha's Sousaphone

"Geet, beet, bazao baajaa!"


The spice of life

Evergreen Indian film music

Great film music and great music directors

Conversations Over Chai

A Journey Through Golden Era Of Hindi Film Music

Songs Of Yore

A Journey Through Golden Era Of Hindi Film Music

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