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 …

Anil Biswas – the concluding post

Today I'm presenting the fourth and the last part of the series. Till now we visited the glorious years of his career. He was very busy in the early part of the 1950s. But after 1955, he didn't get much work. But he was composing for Hindi films even in the 60s. But the period …

(Part – III) Anil Biswas – The Maestro

Our battle against covid-19 continues as the cases in India and in Maharashtra increase day by day. It's a difficult time. But united we stand. Let's all take precautions, follow safety measures and support the nation. We all need a bit of cheering up. A distraction from the stress. I hope to do that today …

(Part 5) Lata with Forgotten / Lesser Known Composers

I was thinking of the fifth part as the last part of the series. But interestingly enough, I still have a list of composers. So I can't call today's part as the last part. But I'll wait for a while and think about the next part later. We are taking an overview of Lata's journey …

The Unrivaled Poet Kaifi Azmi – I

This year, we have a number of birth centenaries, Shamshad Begum was one, the other one is Kaifi Azmi. And as with Shamshad, his exact date of birth is also not known. But we find mention of 14th January 1919. So it was difficult to celebrate birth centenary, but I thought, at least we have …

Bharat Vyas – The Prolific Lyricist – III

We have reached the third & the final part of the series (Did I hear a sigh of relief?) It was a wonderful experience going through the career of legendary lyricist, Pandit Bharat Vyas. It was very unfortunate and total injustice to remember him or label him for mythological or historical films only. He has …

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 …

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 …