Remembering Bulo C Rani

There are a few music composers of Hindi cinema, who never made it to the first rung. The reasons would have been many. But some of the composers were really unfortunate. In spite of having talent, they couldn’t make a mark of their own. Perhaps the era which they were composing in, already had popular …

Kaif Irfani – A Forgotten name

The situation today is really very challenging, more so for we, doctors. We are continuously working under stressful situations, and we are taking our duties very sincerely and caring for the patients. We doctors work continuously for 6 hours in a PPE kit wearing N 95 masks. We are supposed to take every possible precaution …

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 …

Hero introduces himself!

Let me first explain my idea for the post. Old Hindi films many times have songs that were sung by the hero on his first appearance on the screen, or sometimes during the early minutes of the film, explaining his philosophy of life. The songs used to establish his character in the movie and made …

(Part I) Anil Biswas – The Maestro

(Remembering Anil Biswas on his 17th Death Anniversary) My posts are based on Marathi translation of Anil Biswas's biography by Sharad Dutt, 'Ritu Aaye Ritu Jaye'. The book was suggested to me by blog reader Dr Ravindra Shrikhande. He himself is a big fan of Anil da's music. He requested me to come up with …

(Part 1) Hansraj Behl – A Forgotten composer

Hansraj Behl (19th November 1916 to 20th May 1984) He was a talented music composer. He was also respected by the singers, they used to call him Masterji. Veteran singer Madhubala Jhaveri always called him by that name. Even after composing a number of melodious songs in the late 1940s and 1950s, he never got …

तस्वीर से बातें

It has been quite a long time since I posted a theme based song list. I'm more inclined to tribute posts and researching for the posts is one of my favourite hobbies. A few months back, I had thought of a theme, which I'm presenting today. Though the central idea of the theme was ready, …