Welcome to August 2022 edition of Xth Volume of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.
We once again recall loss of Bhupinder Singh with The Multifaceted Bhupinder Singh
Presently we move on to our section on tributes and celebrations for the month –
Fifteen Years! of many changes happening in the life and hence on the blog content. But the good part is that Richard S. but is not ready to call it just quits in so far as Dances on Footpath is concerned. We too take the opportunity for the blog to continue its rich, conceitful journey for many more years…..
K.N.Singh – Bollywood Gentleman Villain With A Unique Mannerism – Rare Bollywood Nostalgia – Trivia – K N Singh acted in over 250 films in 60 years career. He was an excellent athlete as well. He had almost been selected for shot put and javelin throe for 1936 Olympics.
Aayega Aanewala – Remembering Khemchand Prakash on his 72nd death anniversary.
Khayyam at the Mountain Peak (1): Songs on Pahadi – A tribute to Khayyam (18.2.1927–19.8.2019) on his third Remembrance Day
Ek Din Hum Ko Yaad Karoge – Remembering Raja Mehdi Ali Khan on his 46th death anniversary.
The National Museum of Indian Cinema A delight for the senses is located at the Films Division Complex, Pedder Road, Mumbai
Abhas versus Kishore — An Existential Reality: (Part 1) and (Part 2) – Abhas turned Kishore midway. Abhas is a felt intangibility, a suggestion from within – something not material. Kishore is one who is young, energetic, exuberant, visible, impactful. Vijay Kumar explores the phenomenon that was Kishore Kumar
More to read
Kishore Kumar The Actor: A Legend’s Journey Down the Years Part 1
Kishore Kumar, The Master of his Craft – Amit Kumar Remembers his ‘Baba’
August 2022 episode of Fading Memories, Unforgettable Songs takes up Shailendra’s Songs Composed by Kishore Kumar. We started taking a look at Shailendra’s songs with “other” music directors form the year 2017. Till now we have covered Shailendra’s Songs with
Roshan in 2018,
Hemant Kumar, Ravi and Kalyanji-Anandji in 2019
S N Tripathi, Anil Biswas and C Ramchandra in 2020
Shardul Kwatra and Mukul Roy in 2021
Shailendra Sharma @ Golden Era of Bollywood has posted following memorial tribute posts:
We now move on to posts on other subjects –
The poignancy and power of ‘Usne Kaha Tha’ don’t make it to the screen – Nirupama Kotru – Book versus movie – Usne Kaha Tha was published in 1915, in the same year that the story is set. The screen version deviated majorly from the story in portraying its protagonists as Hindus rather than Sikhs. Somewhat contrived exploration of young love, with an eye on the box office, is the film’s undoing. The original story is a far more powerful tale of love – innocent, pure and powerful – as well as a tribute to the character, bravery and fortitude of Sikhs.
The Two Worlds of Jalte Hain Jiske Liye – When Adheer offers his first song of love to Sujata, little does he know that while he is dreaming of a world with her where love is as fragile as delicate glass, Sujata’s world is imploding. Shirish Waghmode looks at the two worlds on either side of Jalte hain jiske liye.
Songs of Youth rejoices the International Youth Day (August12).
Songs of Sarcasm – If the world only comprised narcissists at one extreme, and the most polite and courteous who profusely praise others at the other end, it would be a very boring place.
Canorous Eyesores – There are many songs which are a pleasure to not just hear but also see because they are delightfully picturized. Guru Dutt, Raj Khosla and Vijay Anand belong that club of songs picturization specialists.
From Bollywood Rewind – Sampada Sharma – Indian Express’s weekly column:
- Raj Kapoor’s Mera Naam Joker celebrates toxic work culture to the point that it’s painful to watch – Mera Naam Joker’s core thought of being sacrificial might have come from a place of magnanimity, but watching it now makes you think that not prioritising self-care is probably the unhealthiest trait that we have inherited.
- Rajesh Khanna and Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Bawarchi caters to the biggest fantasy of the Indian audience – a family that gets along – In 2022, Bawarchi is 50 years old and it still caters to the same fantasy – of living with a family that’s perfectly cohesive, that has risen above its domestic disputes, and where love conquers all.
- Chhoti Si Baat isn’t the feel-good Amol Palekar film you remember, it proudly flaunts that stalking is the way to a woman’s heart – The men and women of ‘realistic films’ like Chhoti Si Baat travel in buses and gossip during lunch breaks, so the idea of stalking a woman here becomes even more threatening because it isn’t shielded by cinema’s fictional grandeur.
We have inched forward to Female Solo Songs in Micro View of 1943 with Solo songs of Amirbai Karnataki
Rafi’s songs with some unrecognised composers by Sivanandam Palamadai as a tribute to Rafi on his 42nd Remembrance Day (24 December 1924 – 31 July 1980)
In continuation to our tradition of ending the post with a few songs of Mohammad Rafi that are relevant to the topics covered in the present episode, we will institute a series wherein we continue to listen to Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar’s duet with a music director for the first time in a Hindi film, every month for the rest of the 2022 –
First a correction of the music director that was missed earlier:
Sun To Lo Mera Afsana Chahe Pyar Karo Ya Na Karo – Raat Ki Raani (1949) – A Shah Shikar Puri – Hans Raj Bahal
And now back to the regular sequence:
Piya Kaise MiluN Tujhse Mer Paano Padi Zanzir – Saranga (1960) – Bharat Vyas – Sardar Malik
Aaj Hua Mera Dil Matwala.. Ho Matwala – Chhote Nawab (1961) – Shailendra – R D Burman
Saaz-e-Dil Chhed De Kya Haseen Rat Hai – Passport (1961) – Farooq Kaiser – Kalyanji Anandji
Jaane Teri NazroN Ne Kya Kar Diya – Grahasthi (1963) – Shakeel Badayuni – Ravi
I look forward to your inputs to enrich the contents of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.
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