Remembering Faruq Kaiser

Lyricists form an integral part of a song, though they are also the most neglected angle of a song. A general music listener hardly cares for the lyricist, the major attractions being the singer and the tune. This is true for the old Hindi songs as well though majority of the songs had meaningful and …

Mehfil completes 4 years!

Today I'm ecstatic as my blog turns four. I can't believe it's been four years and this is my 165th post. Quite an achievement for me. Before I begin today's post, let me extend my gratitude to my family, including my eight year old daughter and my sister, Anagha. All of them help me directly …

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 …

Remembering Indeevar – II

(Celebrating 150th post on the blog) Last month I presented a song list covering lndeevar's association with major composers. Indeevar had a long, successful and most popular association with Kalyanji Anandji. As there are many songs to consider, I proposed to have a separate dedicated post in the honour. Kalyanji Veerji Shah, the elder brother …

(Part 1) Female Dance Duets

(Dances in the Royal Court) I am sure I am not alone when I say one of the interesting aspects of Hindi film music is female dance duets. The segment seems very fascinating. In the 1950s - 60s, it was at the peak. Historical films, B grade action movies, and fantasy films almost always featured …

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 …

Rekha's Sousaphone

"Geet, beet, bazao baajaa!"

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