Title Music of film : the sign post of story.

From folklore to plays and musical drama to films, story telling has changed many forms over a century. Every time the narrators have tried to make their story more and more intriguing to audiences. When the stage dramas have given way to films or motion pictures, especially talkies, a dilemma arose – how to begin the story ? This is when the Title Music of Films was born. We have …

Mujhe Pyar Tumse Nahin Hai – Gharaunda (1977)

You don’t marry someone you can live with, you marry the person you can not live without – P.S. I Love You. Its never an effort or a confession that makes someone to love. Being together and being into every moment together is what it is all about. Many times, it is not even needed to say ‘I Love You’. That’s exactly the tale of this utterly beautiful and expressive …

Jaane Chaman – the inferno in rains – Gumnaam (1965)

Duniya ke saath Jo Badalta Jaye, Jo uske sanche mein hi dhalta jaye, Duniya Usi ki hai jo chalta jaye…… Shankar Jaikishan (SJ) not only composed this lines but also proved it right. Remaining relevant to changing times was always important for success. This composition Jaane Chaman Shola Badan… is also a testimony of the versatility and sense of being relevant they had. The journey from Barsaat mein Hum Se …

Bechara Dil Kya Kare – grievance of a playful heart – Khushboo (1975)

Yaar Kuchh Karte Hain………this used to be the skull mark line of Pancham whenever he wanted to experiment something different in his compositions and if the poetry of Gulzar is added to his zeal, it becomes treat to ears. Let’s talk about such song which came from creative combines of these two genius. Its a song of a loving complaint of a playful heart. Bechara Dil Kya Kare, Sawan Jale, …

Songs with twists

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else, as Albert Einstein said. Few of our composers have actually did it and proved that by defying conventional methods, a better composition can be made. Hindi Film Songs of last seven decades is a huge repertoire of various kind of musical innovations. Some are subtle and some are very strange. All …

Vocal Harmony in Hindi Songs

When Sir Thomas Roe founded first British factory in Surat and when Vasco Da Gama first landed in Calicut, they would have never imagined in their dreams that after four centuries , they would be instrumental for a fascinating event to take place. This event was composition of music in films. The fusion of Western music that came with Europeans in India with Indian Classical nuances that existed here for …

Tohre Bin Lage Na Mora Jiya : Classical Thumri’s of Love and Longing

As the connoisseurs of Indian cuisine can’t thank the Awadhi contribution enough for the rich legacy of taste, Music lovers and artists also claim equal share in being grateful to Lucknow for giving them the gift of finest form of expression of love and longing – Thumri. Thumri is said to have developed as a form of singing during the reign of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah of Awadh. In those …

Kagaz Ke Phool : Remembering the Master Craftsman Through His Magnum Opus

Yeh Khel Hai Kab Se Jaari, Bichhade Sabhi Baari Baari……………Sometimes even poets would have never thought that words written by them will become reality and the artist who immortalize those words on silver screen will eventually live them and die with them. Had Kaifi Azmi known this, he perhaps would not have to write …Rehne ko sadaa dahar mein aata nahin koi ; tum jaise gaye aise bhi jaata nahin …

Anthony Gonsalves : The Maestro

Anthony Gonsalves Sir always reminds me of Steve Wozniak of Apple. Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs together built Apple. Jobs visualized the products and Wozniak made them with his brilliant skills. Similarly, Anthony Gonsalves had always been the man who designed songs and scores for composers. Much has been written about and filmed on him and yet much is still left. Apart from being a first row violinist, he was …

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