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 …

‘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 …

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) …

The Classical Music Giants contribute to Hindi Cinema – IV

Have I surprised you all by the title of the post? I might have! I already have posted three parts of the series and covered singers and composers separately. But later, I realized that I have missed some important names on the list. Dr Pradeep Kumar Shetty, an enthusiastic reader, pointed out one name to …

The Classical Music Giants contribute to Hindi Cinema – III

I welcome all the readers to the third and final part of the series. We are discussing the contribution of classical vocalist and musicians to Hindi cinema. So far we took an overview about their contribution as composers and singers. I've covered some of the singers in the last part. This part will continue to …