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 …

C Ramchandra – The 50s (Part II)

Celebrating the 100th post on my blog. Today I'm presenting the fourth part of 'C Ramchandra' series. I will highlight his films from 1956- 1960. In comparison to the previous half of the decade, where he had thirty films to his credit, the last half had only sixteen. The percentage of hit songs or popular …

Bharat Vyas – The Prolific Lyricist – II

I welcome the readers to the second part of the series (Yes! there is one more to go) Last week we enjoyed the songs from early days of his career and his associations with some of the prominent music directors, though his most popular associations were left untouched. Today I will highlight his most prominent …

Usha Mangeshkar – II

Today, I will present the duets sung by Usha Mangeshkar with various singers. If we take a look at her songs, in the 70s & 80s, she has sung many trios & even quadruples with Rafi, Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar or more so with Asha Bhosle. In those songs, anyone hardly gets a separate …

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 …

Suman Kalyanpur – Duets

In my last post about Suman Kalyanpur, I talked about her solos. Today I'm planning to overview her duets and trios. Actually she has sung duets with all the male and female singers of the Golden Era. So her duets actually need special posts,such as her duets with Rafi,so is her duets with other male …

N Datta – A Tribute

One of the forgotten music directors from the golden era, he was more often remembered as S D Burman's assistant in the beginning. N Datta, born as Dattaram Baburao Naik on 12nd December 1927 in a small village in Goa. He ran away to Mumbai (then Bombay) at the age of twelve and learnt classical …

Voice of Dev Anand

Dev Anand, an iconic, chocolate hero of Indian Cinema, with his trademark bangs (Gregory Peck would disagree of course!) charm and quirky walk is still an inspiration! So I thought, why not start my blog writing, on this legendary actor? And to top it all, my father is a huge fan of Dev Anand, and …