Asha Bhosle (1957-’58-’59)

I've been presenting a song list on Asha Bhosle's birthday for the last three years. This year as well I have plans for the post. For the last few months the idea of today's post was on my mind. On previous occasions I presented Asha Bhosle's association with Madan Mohan, Khayyam and Salil Chowdhury. But …

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 …

(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 …

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 …

Paisa Paisa Paisa – (II)

In the first part of the post, we enjoyed the songs praising the money, describing the power of money, its eminent stature in the society. Some of the songs were philosophical, some comical. I was planning the sequel right from the beginning. And here I'm with it. In today's post let's enjoy the songs that …

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, …