Welcome to October 2019 edition of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.
Lata Mangeshkar’s birthday has had a very extensive coverage this moth. We have picked up the representative articles here:
- Happy birthday Lata Mangeshkar: An exhaustive playlist of her 20 favourite tracks
- Lata Mangeshkar’s birthday: Sister Meena reveals why Lata stopped singing, ‘She doesn’t enjoy today’s film songs much’
- Lata Mangeshkar and the Magical Batons is an attempt to briefly touch upon a few music directors who held important place in her career and their work with Lata Mangeshkar..
- Lata with Lesser Known Composers (I) – The better-known names (according to me of course) among the lesser known composers will feature in this part.
- Lata with Lesser Known Composers (II) lists 15 more composers.
- Lata with Lesser Known Composers (III) lists next 12 music directors… with two more posts to come….
- Navrasa By Nightingale – Lata Mangeshkar and Essence of Emotions looks upon depiction of the Nine moods in the form songs of Lata Mangeshkar.
- Fifteen Immortal Songs of Lata Mangeshkar is one more point of view to look at some of her best songs, which are extremely melodious and immortal, sung with various music directors
- ‘Would there ever be another Lata Mangeshkar?’ – Shalan Lal analyses the ‘conditions’ that made the Lata Mangeshkar phenomenon.
- Didi’s Decennial Diamonds – Lata Mangeshkar and the 7 Decades takes a bird’s eye view of her journey in HFM through one song from each of the 7 decades (1940s to 2000s) of her active career.
We also poignantly take note of passing away of Viju Khote –
Remembering Kaalia – Following the success of Sholay, Viju Khote became a regular in Hindi films. Viju Khote is also remembered for his stint on TV, with Zabaan Sambhal Ke. He passed away on 30-9-2019, at the age of 77, due to multiple organ failure in his Mumbai home.
We pick up other tributes and memories:
SD Burman: ‘The Courage of His Convictions’ – Moti Lalwani –
- Has his way on Hemant Kumar -. how the maestro had his way on Hemant Kumar for ‘Ye raat ye chaandni phir kahan’, overriding the doubting voices
- Establishes Geeta Dutt As a Frontline Singer – The first song to be recorded by Geeta for Do Bhai (1947) was ‘Humein chhod piya kis des gaye’. Everyone liked it and Dada was allowed a free hand to decide. Do Bhai had nine songs, out of which Dada made her sing six of the eight female songs. The other two were sung by Paro Devi, and the ninth song was sung by Mohammed Rafi.
- Pioneer in Composing Tune First – S D Burman believed that for the song’s popularity, it was necessary to have a good tune, based on which the songwriter could always fill-in the words to suit the tune.
Raah Bani Khud Manzil – The Lingering Effect of Hemant Kumar Part 1 explores the talent and work of Hemant Kumar and Part 2 explores some of his compositions of merit and his opus as a music director in Hindi films.- His music spelt class and showcased quality. His deep, resonant, sonorous and haunting voice cast a spell on his listeners. Vasanti Limaye pays a tribute to Hemant Kumar, singer and composer.
“Maajhi Naiya Dhoondhe Kinara” – Yunus Parvez was a familiar face in Hindi cinema over three decades from 1970s to 1990s. In stark contrast to his screen image, Yunus Parvez was a highly educated and extremely intelligent personality who was also active for a short period in the field of politics.
Shammi Kapoor: The Charisma of the Original Dancing Hero – Peeyush Sharma– Revelling in the song, its emotion, the fine movements of the orchestra, the feelings that the lyrics carry, the message, the rhythm and gelling with it in celebration with complete physicality was what Shammi Kapoor was all about. For example –
Tasveerein banti hain kirnein-si chhanti hain (Jeevan Jyoti, 1953) SD Burman/ Sahir/ Asha and Shammi Kapoor(for the last line).
Shailendra Sharma @ Golden Era of Bollywood has posted following memorial tribute posts:
- Sahir Ludhianvi – Tum Na Jane Kis Jahan Mein Kho G…
- The First Duet of Manna De with Legendry Singers.
- Dev Anand starrer Mahal completes 50 years
- Shammi Kapoor- A tough Competitor of Dev Anand in …
- FORGOTTEN & UNDERRATED PLAYBACK SINGERS OF BOLLYW…
- Hema Malini- Became Star with Johny Mera Naam
- Missing The Rhythm of Castanets
- 13 October – A Cruel Co incidence in Bollywood
- Amitabh Bachchan – How an Actor Rejected by Produc…
- Rekha – A Rare Blend of Beauty and Talent
- Beghum Akhtar – Deewana Banana Hai to Deewana Bana…
- The Fans and Admirers of DevAnand
- The Mahatma Gandhi’s connection with the Seven Not…
- The Mesmarizing Music of the two Great Stalwarts …
Before Walt Disney, There Was Lotte Reiniger and the World’s First Animated Feature – The oldest surviving animated feature was not made by Walt Disney, but by a German puppeteer named Lotte Reiniger who escaped Nazi persecution to move to London and make adverts for the British Post Office. Her film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926), was a creative and technical masterstroke that would have a huge influence on the generation of animators that followed, including those working in the United States.
October, 2019 episode of Fading Memories, Unforgettable Songs takes up (Shankar-) Jaikishan and Hasrat Jaipuri’s Songs Fading From the Memory : 1958 – 1959. This is in continuation to the series from the previous episodes which had listed some of the song from 1949 to 1954 and 1955 to 1957.
And, now commence the posts on other subjects.
Hato Kaahe Ko Jhoothi – Manzil – All That Fuss narrates the bitter sweet bickering and all that fuss about loving someone else and giving all the attention to that someone else.
The ‘Professional’ Songs are the songs that describe one’s profession or occupation. The list mandates stage performances and audio clips not to be includes in the post.
‘Saaransh’ revisited: ‘The ‘watershed’ that set Anupam Kher on the road to success – Sanjeev Kumar was almost cast as BV Pradhan in Mahesh Bhatt’s movie, Anupam Kher recalls in recently published autobiography Lessons Life Taught Me, Unknowingly.
Shabana Azmi: Playing the Formidable Rukmini Bai in Mandi – From smiling chutzpah to high power kinetic outbursts, Shabana Azmi makes the formidable character of Rukmini Bai come alive in Shyam Benegal’s Mandi. Bubla Basu explores Shabana Azmi’s unbeatable oomph in this acclaimed film.
Following the overview article, Best songs of 1946: And the winners are?, we have taken up micro view of Duet Songs for 1946 We have covered Male- Female duets this month in four episodes – those of Mohammad Rafi, G M Durrani, Mukesh, Chitalkar, Ashiok Kumar, Surendra and Other male Singers in Part 1 and Part 2.. We plan to take up female-female duests and Traiads, Triads + in the last episode of this month.
To end the present post with a few duet songs of Mohammad Rafi with Lata Mangeshkar, each one of which basically has a link with the topics discussed in the present post, we have picked up:.
Dekho Rutha Na Karo, Bat Dil Ki Suno – Tere Ghar Ke Samne (1963) – S D Burman – Hasrat Jaipuri
Tum Lakh Chuupana Chahoge – Singapore (1960) – Shankar Jaikishan – Hasrat Jaipuri
Tumhare Bin Guzare Hai – Atmaram (1979) – Shankar Jaikishan – Vishweshar Sharma
Luska Luska Luska Lui Lui Sa….Tu Mera Copyright, Main Tera Copyright – Shararat (1959) – Shankar Jaikishan – Shailendra
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Disclaimer: This monthly series of posts is my best-effort-based compilation of posts on Hindi film songs that I normally visit regularly. As I record my sincere thanks to all the original creators of these posts, any other posts that I have nor covered herein shows my lack of awareness of existence of such posts and is by no means any disrespect to their work. The copyrights to the posts, images and video clips remain the properties of the original creators.