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  • With a grand total of 4 movies (3 of them memorable!) in a career of over fifty years and a famous failed marriage with tragedy queen Meena Kumari, Kamal Amrohi made it to the list of the most talked-about maverick film- personalities in Indian cinem...
  • I came to the last tape which I wanted to junk along with the rest but decided to have a quick listen. And out came this song that just had me spell bound....
  • Songs like "baandh preeti phuul Dore", "jaa re chandr" were being discussed on RMIM around that time. That was how my fascination for Babuji began and I started looking around for more of his songs....
  • "You can come to my place and stay. I will charge you one rare Lata song per night" Anant Rege said when I was planning to visit Canada to get US my visa stamped....
  • RC Boral's body of work with Lata is limited to just 2 movies and a huge chunk of that is from Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Khawar Saheb was desperately looking for songs of this movie. He had heard those songs on Radio Ceylon and exclaimed "Lata ke ...
  • Coming to this Joru Ka Bhai-song, while the entire song is a masterpiece, there are still three specific highlights for me....
  • 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.”...
  • Her life, her music and her unique achievement as a female composer have always fascinated me. So in my recent visit to Mumbai, I make it a point to complete the long-pending task of interviewing Usha Khanna....
  • A six-decade plus musical career in eighty-six years of eventful life does offer an individual a chance to accumulate a lot of colourful memories and if that individual happens to an intelligent and witty narrator like Manna Dey, then he can just wra...
  • Lata was the first singer to have really brought an aura of respectability to the often-tainted film music- medium. She was acclaimed for her virtuosity by practically every stalwart of Indian music from Bade Ghulam Ali Khan to Pandit Ravishankar....
  • Born on 28th September 1929 in Indore (M.P.), Lata Mangeshkar is one of the greatest singers India has ever produced. Mangeshkar family could very well be called the premier musical family of India as father Pt. Dinanth and 5 siblings- Lata, Usha, As...
  • The night is still. The sleep is hard to come by. A soft, soothing song wafts through the air enveloping the tired mind. Under its magical spell the mind slowly drifts into the tranquil ocean of dreams away from the stresses and the strains of this l...
  • Reconstructing a personality behind a name is always a challenging task. More so if the person concerned left the world thirty one years back. Those early decades when S.D. Burman was most active as a musician, have only scattered footprints remainin...
  • Strange are the vicissitudes of life, especially the ups and downs in the world of showbiz that those artistes who used to bask in the sunshine of glory, glamour and fame, were forgotten soon after their eclipse from the chart of popularity....
  • Cocktail! Yes, that would be an apt description of Asha Bhosle’s voice. ...
  • In the forties Anil Biswas was a big name among the film music directors. Much to his chagrin, in all his recording sessions one young boy would just barge in to cheekily suggest, "I think that tune needs some change." Once the veteran composer los...
  • It's August time now. It must be - since 31st of July has fluttered off the calendar without much ado. Just another year, just another 31st of July. Who cares? Life goes on....
  • One of my medical college professors - not particularly famous for being nice or diplomatic - had once asked me (who was then occupying the hot seat of the college general secretary!) in exasperated tone, "Why all your orchestra singers are crying o...
  • The cherubic face of the man did not offer much clue about the tremendous talent within. Looks didn't belie a man who could weave magical musical webs....
  • There were many Bollywood affairs of hearts that just managed to make to the gossip columns and sometimes even headlines but unlike the typical Bollywood filmi romances the pairs could never come together....
  • Any serious account of Indian cinema would be incomplete without mentioning the role of Raj Kapoor and his RK- films many of which were instrumental in forever changing the face of Hindi Film Industry....
  • The man was frank and forthright, giving two hoots to conventional celebrity wisdom of speaking the diplomatic lingo. He used language that the purists would certainly deem un-parliamentary....
  • '‘Romancing with life’- the title of Dev Anand’s autobiography, aptly summed up the way in which the superstar lived his life. He lived it on his own terms and lived it to the fullest. With his demise, Indian cinema has lost its one of the mos...
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