(Part 3) Boat Songs

Continuing the boat series ahead, let me present today my next subset. Since the beginning of the series, I came across songs sung by boatmen. So far all the songs in the initial couple of parts were sung by the passengers on a boat. I strictly avoided songs sung by boatmen. Finally I am here …

S D Burman – The 50s

In this part of the series, I propose to throw light on his career during the 50s. As I already highlighted in last part, after the success of Mashal, Burman da abandoned the thought of leaving Mumbai instead started enjoying Mumbai. But Bengali folk songs always remained his favourite inspiration along with a strong knowledge …

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 …

My Favourite Piano Songs

The songs sung while playing the piano, used to form a significant part of old Hindi films.The lavish interiors, a stylish winding staircase, a chandelier, and to top it all, a shining lustrous, grand piano! This scenario appears to be a prerequisite for such song. We were sure to have a piano song, sung at …

My Favourite Lullaby Songs

Lullaby songs always form a significant & popular part of Hindi film songs. I think, one of the first popular lullby songs from a Hindi movie is 'So Ja Rajkumari So Ja' sung by K L Saigal from Zindagi-1940 (Music by Pankaj Malik). The song is still considered to be an ultimate lori by old …

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