Hindi songs with Sapera (Been) Dhun

Whenever I think of the movie Nagin, the Been dhun starts playing automatically in my mind. It's like a reflex action. The tune and the film are indeed inseparable. The film, Nagin was released in 1954 and was a huge musical hit of the year. 'Man Dole Mera Tan Dole' is an iconic song. It …

My Favourites by Prem Dhawan

Prem Dhawan was a multi-talented personality. He was basically a poet and a choreographer, but also a lyricist, a good dancer and a competent music director too. For me, he is one of the most underrated personalities in Hindi film industry. People love the songs penned by him, but majority of them are unaware of …

‘Twinkling Stars’ in Hindi Film Songs

Oh! I'm not posting nursery rhymes this time. Last week while I was strolling in the evening, my four year old daughter pointed towards the sky and said 'Look at that!' We looked up in surprise, to find a bright little shining star emerging out of the clouds. My daughter was delighted to find something …

Romantic Songs by Sahir

Whenever I think of Sahir, I remember his poignant social songs about women exploitation, corruption, hypocrisy and sufferings in the society, especially, the songs close to a woman's heart (I instantly remember, Tere Bachpan Ko Jawani Ki Dua). Many of his songs were actually from his book, Talkhiyan. Those were taken up as a film …

Lata sings for Chitragupt

In my post on music director Chitragupt in November, I mentioned about his charismatic and majestic musical association with Lata Mangeshkar. The duo has created wonderful master pieces in a magical way. The list of Lata's solos with Chitragupt is endless and for me, the gems are among the sweetest songs of Lata Mangeshkar. Today …

Chitragupt- A Tribute

Chitragupt is one of my most favourite music directors from the golden era! I am a huge fan of his simple but very sweet and melodious songs. He was born on 16th November 1917 {We are celebrating his birth centenary year} in Karmaini (Now in Gopalganj District) in Bihar. Chitragupt was one of the highly …

My Favourite ‘EYE’ Songs

Black, large eyes have been equated with female beauty. Eyes and its charms form a major part of hindi songs. There always have been songs that tell a tale about beautiful eyes of woman, and how influential they can be! There are hundreds of songs depicting 'Her' eyes and their effects on 'Him'. Another interesting …

‘Chale Aao’ Songs

I was discussing the other day, hindi songs beginning with the word 'Aaja' on Madhuji's Blog (Dusted off). Suddenly I thought of a song list, having the words 'Chale Aao'. Madhuji also encouraged me to make a song list on this theme. She has always helped and encouraged me, in my journey from a blog …