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Hindi Film Music - Features

Hindi Film Music - Features

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  •     Asha - A book waiting to happen!
    Some moments remain etched on mind. Getting a phone call from Asha Bhosle was one such moment....
  •     Music Maniacs Of My Kind
    If you think that composers, singers and lyricists are the real stars of Hindi film music then you are right but only halfway! The music lovers who adore these fellows and their songs form the other half of the equation - perhaps the better half!...
  •     Kishore Kumar - The Song-maker
    When it came to a choice between acting and music, Kishore Kumar’s philosophy was simple. He had once publicly confessed to Lata Mangeshkar during a TV- interview, “Acting is phony but a song comes straight from the heart.”...
  •     Remembering Ravi Shankar
    Dubai-based music aficionado Dr. Chandrashekhar fondly reminisces about his meetings with Pt. Ravi Shankar....
  •     Songs that define Hindi Film Music
    Now isn’t that an interesting topic to discuss and debate? This is not an issue where we are likely to get a unanimous verdict. The song-lists will vary depending on the listener’s age, attitude and aptitude. Some would choose songs that are clos...
  •     Shammi Kapoor - Top 10 Songs
    As Prithviraj Kapoor’s son and Raj Kapoor’s brother, it was considered merely a matter of time before Shamsher Raj aka Shammi Kapoor entered Hindi films. He dutifully fulfilled those expectations by debuting in Jeevan Jyoti (1953). But he soon fo...
  •     2010 - A Musical Round-Up
    Like so many years in the recent past, 2010 has left us with many mediocre songs and soundtracks that have already been relegated to the trash-bin. But wait, it has not been a total washout year either. There were quite a few really interesting numb...
  •     2001 - 2010: The decade that was: 10 things that changed the face of HFM
    The post-millennium decade will go down the annals as the 'Decade that changed the face of Hindi film music forever.' Contemporary Bollywood music has left behind its pre-millennium identity and has evolved as a totally new entity. The songs of tod...
  •     Bollywood Music- 2009 Round-Up
    Good-bye 2009, welcome 2010! As one more year goes down the history pages, here we are back with our customary exercise of looking back at the year's musical highlights. As usual, 2009 had its share of hits and misses but the hits were few and the m...
  •     Ten Albums To Remember Pancham
    On 4th of January 1994 R.D.Burman aka Pancham bade his final goodbye to this world. Since then Hindi film music has drastically and progressively changed in terms of song-compositions, orchestration, lyrics and singing styles. Audience tastes and tre...
  •     2008 - A Musical Round-Up
    It just seems like yesterday when we all woke up groggily late in the morning after a night-long celebration to welcome the brand new year 2008 and now, here we are trying to look back at that very year, which seems to have literally flown away. Boll...
  •     Hindi Music 2007- The Year That Was
    Discussing and dissecting the bygone year’s highs and lows has always been everyone’s favourite pastime. So, let’s indulge into the arm-chair analysis of 2007’s Indian popular music scene. ...
  •     Romance With A Radio-show
    The childhood memories invariably revolve around a mesmerizing montage of images, a delightful deck of relationships, and a wonderful world of imaginations. While your life drifts along forward, these fond memories often transport you backward to tho...
  •     Singing Love The Bollywood Way
    Expression of romance in Hindi songs is undergoing a sea-change over the years. The earlier trends and traditions are falling by the wayside and they are being replaced by a whole new style. Here’s a light-hearted look at what we had in terms of ma...
  •     Music 2006 - The year that was
    Like every year- 2006, too has practically sprinted off the face of calendar. With just a few days left to usher in 2007, it makes an interesting year-end review when we look back at this year’s hits and misses on Indian popular music scene. ...
  •     Voices with a difference
    This is a time of flux in Bollywood music. Popular bastion of male playback singing tradition is slowly crumbling and a new sound of music is emerging. We have already analyzed the Himesh Reshammiya- phenomenon earlier (in the article ‘Reshammiya R...
  •     Reshammiya Rocks
    Wearing a black trench-coat over a trendy T-shirt and a pair of jeans; sporting a trademark combo of a baseball cap, a stubble and a forlorn look Himesh Reshammiya holds the mike upside down and belts yet another of his box-office hit song. The frenz...
  •     Changing Face Of Hindi Film Music- 1930s to 50s
    What distinguishes Hollywood from Bollywood? No- please don't go into the lengthy discussions about quality and quantity. The answer is simple - film songs! For Hollywood- a musical film with songs is more of an exception. For Bollywood - every film...
  •     Meeting Music In Mumbai- And Dubai
    The greatest and perhaps the only regret that I have for leaving Mumbai and coming to Sharjah is the logistic impossibility of meeting reputed artists in the music circle there. I just love those moments when I am able to meet musical persons whom I ...
  •     Madan Mohan - In The Name Of The Father
    To be honest, I remember Madan Mohan more as a father than as a composer. He kept us far away from the recording studios. Perhaps because he was disillusioned by the music industry. ...
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