S D Burman – The 60s

In this part of the series, let's have a look at Burman Da's career in 60s. Burman da had overtired himself during 1960, eight of his films were released. Apna Haath Jagannath & Miya Biwi Razi were not hits, But a couple of songs from both the films were popular. For 'Miya Biwi Razi', Suman …

Mehfil Celebrates ‘S D Burman’ Month

The Celebrations begin………. Sachin Dev Burman (1 October 1906 – 31 October 1975) Last week Dustedoff posted a book review on her blog, that was a biography of legendary composer S D Burman. It was a fantastic review and the book appears a must read for someone like me, who's a die hard fan of …

A Story of Broken Dreams

Everybody dreams. Every person chases the dream! My dream was to start a blog of my own. With the help of seniors in this field (mainly Madhulika Liddle from dusted off) who guided me, I finally gathered up my courage to begin. Though dreams are the visions we see or experience during sleep, the word …

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 …