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 …

Laagi Chhute Na Ab To Sanam – Remembering Chandrashekhar

Last month when I was collecting songs for the train song-list and was busy sorting them, the sad news of the demise of the actor of yesteryears, Chandrashekhar, struck me. It was 16th June 2021. He was 98. Though he wasn't a very popular actor, he certainly wasn't forgettable. Busy with the theme of the …

‘Situational’ train songs

We have arrived at the end of our destination. I have already published four posts in the series, and today I'm posting the last part of the train songs. So far we have listened to the train rhythm songs, songs without a train rhythm but picturised on a moving train, and a few train scenes …

Train songs without a Train Rhythm

Welcome to the fourth post of the series based on the train songs. As I said already, the earlier couple of parts were dedicated to train songs with the train rhythm. And today's part has songs picturised on a moving train without a train rhythm to support. As expected these songs include songs of all …

(Part II) Songs with ‘Train Rhythm’

Welcome to the second part of the post, Songs with 'Train rhythm'. The first part had songs picturised on a running train, supported also by the train rhythm, from black and white films. I present today the second part which will focus on the songs from colour Hindi films. As the Hindi films progressed from …

(Part I) Songs with ‘Train Rhythm’

First of all, let me thank all the readers for responding positively and energetically to the theme. It encouraged me a lot. As it was a commonplace theme, I was a little hesitant, but still I decided to go for it. As I have already pointed out, the songs which are picturised on a running …

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 …