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 …

‘Heroine teasing Hero’ songs

A few months back, I had a song list with the phrase 'Dil Lagana'. There was a song from Badtameez on the list, where Sadhna along with her friends teases Shammi Kapoor and gives him a hard time. That song put the idea in my mind about collecting songs on this theme. (I later realized, …

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 …

Songs of ‘Tanhai’

Feeling lonely is a prominent problem in 21st century. Though we are well connected with even our distant relatives via social media and messaging services, actually we tend to ignore our home. It's a horrible site to watch four people sitting in a room, all online, but absolutely no verbal communication. But such scenario is …

Dattaram – A Tribute

Last week I was reading a newspaper article about assistants and arrangers in old Hindi films, which had interesting information. Few of the assistants left their mentors after a struggle period and started working on their own. Ravi, Kalyanji Anandji, Chitragupt, Laxmi Pyare fall under this category. Though LP worked with Kalyanji Anandji, even when …

Remembering Legendary Composer Vasant Desai

I was eagerly awaiting this post. But when I started collecting facts for the post, I got drowned under flood of information. It's really difficult to portray such an all rounder personality in a single post. He has worked not only for Hindi and Marathi films, but his contribution as a music director for Marathi …

Hindi songs with Sapera (Been) Dhun

Whenever I think of the movie Nagin, the Been dhun starts playing automatically in my mind. It's like a reflex action. The tune and the film are indeed inseparable. The film, Nagin was released in 1954 and was a huge musical hit of the year. 'Man Dole Mera Tan Dole' is an iconic song. It …

Snehal Bhatkar – A Tribute

In the history of Hindi films, many people had pseudonyms & got so popular that their original name was forgotten. My post today talks about a song composer, who took a pseudonym and no one recognizes him by his real name any longer. I'm talking about Snehal Bhatkar. With his very much simple attire, white …