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 …

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 …

My Favourites by Shailendra

Shailendra (30 Aug 1927 - 14 Dec 1966) was one of the most brilliant, talented & versatile lyricist of the golden era of Hindi film music. He started working at railway workshop in Mumbai (then Bombay) in 1940s.He used to write poems and participate in poem symposia. Raj Kapoor was impressed by his poem 'Jalta …