1951 – Lata Mangeshkar

It was a wonderful journey going through the early years of Lata Mangeshkar's career so far. 1947 to 1950 was a delightful experience. I was a bit nervous as I approached the 50s for the first time. For the year 1951, there were around 225 songs for 49 films to consider in total. It included …

(Part 3) Boat Songs

Continuing the boat series ahead, let me present today my next subset. Since the beginning of the series, I came across songs sung by boatmen. So far all the songs in the initial couple of parts were sung by the passengers on a boat. I strictly avoided songs sung by boatmen. Finally I am here …

Hero introduces himself!

Let me first explain my idea for the post. Old Hindi films many times have songs that were sung by the hero on his first appearance on the screen, or sometimes during the early minutes of the film, explaining his philosophy of life. The songs used to establish his character in the movie and made …

Mehfil celebrates ‘First Anniversary’

Today my blog completes one year. It is something like my kid’s first birthday, and I could publish around 30+ posts (This is 36th) till now, it feels unbelievable. It's like a dream come true !!!! OMG my own blog!!! But I hope I have maintained a standard! I never thought I would be able …

My Favourites by Shailendra

Shailendra (30 Aug 1927 - 14 Dec 1966) was one of the most brilliant, talented & versatile lyricist of the golden era of Hindi film music. He started working at railway workshop in Mumbai (then Bombay) in 1940s.He used to write poems and participate in poem symposia. Raj Kapoor was impressed by his poem 'Jalta …

Rekha's Sousaphone

"Geet, beet, bazao baajaa!"

Trivia

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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