Asha Bhosle (1957-’58-’59)

I've been presenting a song list on Asha Bhosle's birthday for the last three years. This year as well I have plans for the post. For the last few months the idea of today's post was on my mind. On previous occasions I presented Asha Bhosle's association with Madan Mohan, Khayyam and Salil Chowdhury. But …

(Part 3) Female Dance Duets

(The Stage Performances) Before I start today's post, I want to thank you all for encouraging me with your kind words of appreciation. There have been suggestions about the future parts as well. I'm working on it. I just want to state my perception of the title of the post. For me it includes the …

(Part 2) Female Dance Duets

(Dances presented as Mujra songs) I'm back with the second part of the series based on female dance duets. In this part, I have compiled Mujra songs.I was a little apprehensive as the first part was quite an exercise for me. I had to exclude a number of popular songs, as those were not a …

Stage Performances at College or School Festivals

Our Hindi films always revolve around young generation. We usually don't accept older main leads, though the scenario is changing for good, of late. But it was mandatory for old Hindi film heroes to be a college student, who would always pass B A with distinction. Even if they look old enough to have a …

Asha sings for Madan Mohan – II

Last week, I presented solos of Asha Bhosle with Madan Mohan. Continuing the same thread, I'm presenting today the concluding part of my post. I will present an overview of their association along with the duets and trios or quadruples of Asha Tai, under his music direction. As I mentioned in last post, her association …

‘Two Different Moods’ in a single song

I was listening to the songs of 'Sharmili' the other day. One song struck me as interesting, 'Megha Chhaye Aadhi Raat'. Even if the song is not a happy one, the prelude and the interlude of first stanza (Antara), have a completely different mood. The other part of the song has a gloomy mood. Sharmili …