My Favourite Piano Songs

The songs sung while playing the piano, used to form a significant part of old Hindi films.The lavish interiors, a stylish winding staircase, a chandelier, and to top it all, a shining lustrous, grand piano! This scenario appears to be a prerequisite for such song. We were sure to have a piano song, sung at …

Dattaram – A Tribute

Last week I was reading a newspaper article about assistants and arrangers in old Hindi films, which had interesting information. Few of the assistants left their mentors after a struggle period and started working on their own. Ravi, Kalyanji Anandji, Chitragupt, Laxmi Pyare fall under this category. Though LP worked with Kalyanji Anandji, even when …

Remembering Legendary Composer Vasant Desai

I was eagerly awaiting this post. But when I started collecting facts for the post, I got drowned under flood of information. It's really difficult to portray such an all rounder personality in a single post. He has worked not only for Hindi and Marathi films, but his contribution as a music director for Marathi …

‘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 …

The ‘Bedardi’ Songs

I am in habit of making a list of songs with a particular word in it. I've so far created lists of songs that have a certain word or phrase. Today I'm presenting a list having word 'Bedardi'. It means a heartless and cruel person, unaware that his actions could be agonizing to others and …

Valentine’s Day!

A romantic theme to suit today's occasion. Though originally not meant for celebrating love, now it is hugely celebrated that way. I just have chosen the day, as I think its too good a theme for today. Of course, this blog is not the place to discuss the origin of Valentine's' Day. But I'll share …

My Favourite Lullaby Songs

Lullaby songs always form a significant & popular part of Hindi film songs. I think, one of the first popular lullby songs from a Hindi movie is 'So Ja Rajkumari So Ja' sung by K L Saigal from Zindagi-1940 (Music by Pankaj Malik). The song is still considered to be an ultimate lori by old …

Songs of ‘Nain Milana’

Today I am presenting a rather romantic theme! In "My favourite 'Eye' Songs" post earlier this month, I mentioned about songs related to 'meeting of the eyes', And here I'm with it! The meeting of eyes has always been a central theme for many songs in Hindi films. The phenomenon then results in loss of …