Some masterpieces of Shankar Jaikishan – Violin orchestrations

SJ were known for excellent use of huge violin orchestra in their music, as much as for piano accordion.
Here are some very interesting links:

The magical violins of Shankar Jaikishan (Part 1) []
The magical violins of Shankar Jaikishan (Part 1a) []
The Magical Violins of Shankar Jaikishan – Part 2 (1965-1967) []
The Magical Violins of Shankar Jaikishan (Part 3 – from 1968 onwards)[]

And here are two of the great songs, with these preludes and interludes which we can normally hear when we see the full movie:

The first one is from film April Fool. The song is an anticlimax of the emotions that have vibrated when you listen to the song. Rafi’s litliting matches subsequent clarinet.

This one is the gem, in fact equally or more when you see on the big screen, The visuals more than match the music. Raj Kapoor was not known as the greatest showman for nothing….



In July 2011, I opted to retire from my active career as a practicing management professional. In the 38 years that I pursued this career, I had opportunity to work in diverse capacities, in small-to-medium-to-large engineering companies. Whether I was setting up Greenfield projects or Brownfield projects, nurturing the new start-ups or accelerating the stabilized unit to a next phase growth, I had many more occasions to take the paths uncharted. The life then was so challenging! One of the biggest casualty in that phase was my disregards towards my hobbies - Be with The Family, Enjoy Music form Films of 1940s to mid-1970s period, write on whatever I liked to read, pursue amateur photography and indulge in solving the chess problems. So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation. At the end of four years, I am now quite a regular blogger. I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships. I maintain contact with 38-years of my First Innings as freelance trainer and process facilitator. And yet, The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

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