(Part – II) Rafi sings for Chitragupt

Last week I posted my favourite solos by Rafi sung for Chitragupt. I'm here today with the second part of the series. It focuses on his duets with female and male playback singers. Rafi and Chitragupt both were very simple and down to earth personalities. Their sincerity and dedication is quite evident from their songs. …

(Part – I) Rafi sings for Chitragupt

Let me start the post by wishing all the readers on Makar Sankranti. Rafi is my most favourite male playback singer of the golden era of Hindi films. But though my blog nearly completed three and a half years, I could never manage a post entirely dedicated to Rafi. This year I'll try to rectify …

Roshan – The concluding post

Today I'm posting the second and final part about Roshan. In this part, I'll overview his career in 1960s, which is very much well known and popular than his earlier career. The success of Barsaat Ki Raat opened the floodgates for Roshan. He consistently proved himself by composing hit songs year after year. His untimely …

S D Burman – The 60s

In this part of the series, let's have a look at Burman Da's career in 60s. Burman da had overtired himself during 1960, eight of his films were released. Apna Haath Jagannath & Miya Biwi Razi were not hits, But a couple of songs from both the films were popular. For 'Miya Biwi Razi', Suman …

Mehfil Celebrates ‘S D Burman’ Month

The Celebrations begin………. Sachin Dev Burman (1 October 1906 – 31 October 1975) Last week Dustedoff posted a book review on her blog, that was a biography of legendary composer S D Burman. It was a fantastic review and the book appears a must read for someone like me, who's a die hard fan 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 …

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 …