Jana Pehchana Sa Ajanabee

(Remembering lyricist, Asad Bhopali on his 101st Birthday) There were a few lyricists in Hindi films who penned popular and meaningful songs for a few decades, yet unfortunately couldn't get their due. Asad Bhopali was one of them. His career spanning over four decades saw him writing songs for various composers, and a few of …

Remembering Faruq Kaiser

Lyricists form an integral part of a song, though they are also the most neglected angle of a song. A general music listener hardly cares for the lyricist, the major attractions being the singer and the tune. This is true for the old Hindi songs as well though majority of the songs had meaningful and …

Remembering Indeevar – I

It's been more than one and half years since I published a post on a lyricist. So I was very keen about this one. Though general music lovers don't care much for a lyricist, my opinion is that he/she forms an important and integral part of the process and should be given due credit. Today's …

Kamal Barot – a forgotten voice.

Talking of the Golden era of Hindi film music always brings memories of various first rung playback singers. But there were a few playback singers, who couldn't leave a mark. Among them Kamal Barot is one of the prominent names. Her career was highly limited to duets, so much so that we can hardly remember …

(Part 1) Female Dance Duets

(Dances in the Royal Court) I am sure I am not alone when I say one of the interesting aspects of Hindi film music is female dance duets. The segment seems very fascinating. In the 1950s - 60s, it was at the peak. Historical films, B grade action movies, and fantasy films almost always featured …

Rekha's Sousaphone

"Geet, beet, bazao baajaa!"

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