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Beginning of the Indian Film Music Downtrend?

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

Jaago sonewaalon! Rahul Dev Burman was great. But was supreme greatness thrust upon him? By P. Bhaskar Rao. This article was contributed by Mr. Mohan Flora.

It was during the making of Guide (1964) that its music director Sachin Dev Burman fell ill and was advised rest for four months. Several producers who had signed Dada had to switch over to other composers. But Dev Anand, who was producing Guide, refused to do so though only one song was recorded till then. (more…)

Going backin time with Laxmikant’s Pyarelal

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Going back in time with Laxmikant’s Pyarelal-Article by Patchy N taken from Rediffindia-mohanflora

Laxmikant-Pyarelal made songs that youngsters hum even today. Numbers like Om shanti om, Darde dil (Karz), Hansta hua noorani chehra (Parasmani) and Jumma Chumma (Hum) are played on the radio even today. (more…)

Mein Zindagi Mein Hardam Rota Hi Raha Hun

Monday, February 5th, 2007

This video is posted on you tube.

Not many must have heard this rare number from a hit and old movie, Barsaat released way back in 1949, when Rafi Sahab was trying to make it into the limelight. He was very young and so was his voice. (more…)

“Jayie aap kahan jaayenge. Yeh nazar laut ke phir aaegi.”

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

This article is shared and contributed by Mr. Mohan Flora. Source:,001100030009.htm

Film industry mourns OP Nayyar’s death Press Trust of India Mumbai, January 28, 2007. Bollywood on Sunday mourned the death of music director OP Nayyar describing him as a composer with a distinctive style whose work was always original. (more…)

A tribute to Master Madan

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

This article is written by Mr. Anmol Singh.

Very few know about Master Madan. Master Madan is a singer who prospered in the 1930s as a teenager and passed away in the early 40s at the tender age of 15. It is believed that Master Madan was highly paid and used to sing at the AIR and Darbars of various Princely States during the British Rule. (more…)

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