‘Not Quite Usual’ Songs

Before you get confused with the title, let me explain what I mean by a 'usual song'. In a song picturised on two characters, both receive a separate singer's playback and if a character sings alone, only one singer sings it. For the majority of the songs, this rule is followed. But for a few …

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 …

Triad of Singers

Let me first explain my idea behind the title Triad of Singers. Usually a single playback singer sings all the songs for a particular character in a movie. There are instances where a couple of singers lent their voices for a single actor or actress. This is relatively common and usually doesn't evoke an interest …

Heroine introduces herself!

Last month I published a song list, 'Hero introduces himself'. There were comments mentioning similar songs picturised on the heroine. I took it as a suggestion and started working along the lines. There have been songs in Hindi films where the heroine speaks about herself or she is introduced on the screen with the song. …

(Part 5) Female Dance Duets

When I started the series covering female dance duets, I hadn't thought of so many parts. But right from the first part itself, readers started pouring songs and suggestions. Some of the songs suggested, were not fitting to that particular part, though I could have accommodated those songs in further parts. And the journey continued. …

(Part 4) Female Dance Duets

(Public performances other than stage dances) Welcome to the fourth part of the series of Female Dance Duets. I've enjoyed finding out about dances at the Royal Court, Mujra duets and dance duets presented as a stage performance. Throughout the series, some of you have suggested some songs, or more situations and scenarios. AKji from …

(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 …

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 …