The Title Music That Became Identity of Film

What could possibly be interesting in a 2:45 minutes title music ? Given that it has no lyrics , no singing and not much of an instrumental interplay , it is not surprising that it has not been much discussed and yet, it’s much loved, obsessed and cherished piece of music by all music lovers. Title track of Sholay is nothing less a milestone than the film itself. Pancham‘s music …

80’s Musical Gems : Vintage Wines

By the time the decade of 70’s was fading out, the world was changing and so was the films and music. Floral designs have started disappearing from fashion. Slimmer bottom trousers had replaced Bell Bottoms. Pre recorded audio cassettes were released along with vinyl records and Disco music had begun getting its foothold in collection of music lovers. The transition from 70’s to 80’s was a major shift in the …

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 …

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 …

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