Remembering Bulo C Rani

There are a few music composers of Hindi cinema, who never made it to the first rung. The reasons would have been many. But some of the composers were really unfortunate. In spite of having talent, they couldn’t make a mark of their own. Perhaps the era which they were composing in, already had popular …

The Magical – ‘Nadeem Shravan’

Actually I was gathering information on the popular films and film songs of 1997, when I came to know about the sad demise of Shravan, from the composer duo, Nadeem Shravan. It was a shock as I wasn't aware of his ill health at all. The duo was at the top of the Hindi film …

The ‘College’ Songs

I wasn't sure what subject to take up now. The pandemic is again turning for the worst and we are on the verge of complete lock-down. Though lock-down is not a perfect answer, it is an effective way at present to slow down the transmission by avoiding crowding. And what could be the solution if …

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 …

Hindi songs with Tonga (Ghoda Gadi) beats

Maharashtra state is experiencing the second wave of covid. Tension is building up and once again we find ourselves in need of a stress buster. While I had tribute posts for a few weeks, I was not in a mood for another. While I was churning these thoughts in mind, I absentmindedly opened the music …

Ghulam Mohammad – A Tribute

A couple of years back, I published a post based on Ghulam Mohammad's rarely heard songs. I promised to come back with his popular songs. It's actually unconventional to talk first about the rarely heard songs, then of popular songs. But I did. And then I couldn't come up with the next post. But better …

Kamal Barot – a forgotten voice.

Talking of the Golden era of Hindi film music always brings memories of various first rung playback singers. But there were a few playback singers, who couldn't leave a mark. Among them Kamal Barot is one of the prominent names. Her career was highly limited to duets, so much so that we can hardly remember …

(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 …