Sensing a possible separation, she further says that the night, which could well be their last, may not return in this lifetime – the lyrics penned by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan keeps up with the film’s tale of confusion and longing, and infuses sensuous moments between the visibly estranged couple.The most recent one for the film Meri Pyaari Bindu, starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra – a film that heavily relied on retro Hindi songs.
Lata Mangeshkar, who turns 88 today, says age doesn’t dampen her spirit and that she has always lived with a hope for a better tomorrow.
Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar is shocked at how a woman named Revati Khare allegedly duped several people using her name. The soon-to-be 88-year-old singer, speaking to Deccan Chronicle, said:
Lata Mangeshkar turned 87 today. The legendary singer doesn’t think much of birthdays, and quipped, “I am not a big fan of birthdays. At this stage in my life, I always think, ‘Another year of my life has gone.’ It is not something to be happy about. Celebrations are good only for kids.”
Sung by Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar (who celebrates her 88th birthday today) made her Tamil debut with this song from Vaana Ratham.
Earlier, Silverscreen had reported that Dileep had been feeling unwell in jail, and that Malayalam cinema veterans Adoor Gopalakrishnan and others visited him. Thus far, these veterans have issued no public statement of support towards the actress who was abducted and sexually assaulted.Celebrities including Akshay Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar prayed for Dilip’s speedy recovery and sent the legendary actor their wishes through social media.
Comedy troupe All India Bakchod’s (AIB) Tanmay Bhat has received strong criticism, particularly from public figures and politicians in Maharashtra, after allegedly insulting stalwarts of the nation Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar. Tanmay Bhat had used social media forums Snapchat and Instagram to post parody videos, using the ‘Face-swap’ feature to impersonate Mangeshkar and Tendulkar.
What distinguishes a respectable person from a less respectable person? It’s not written on anyone’s forehead, says a paan-shop owner to Hameed. Hitherto, Hameed and Salma had felt thankful to the paan-wala for procuring for them a house; and providing an opportunity for them to escape the slums they had lived in. However, this question is a response to Hameed’s accusation at him for giving them a house whose previous occupant was a courtesan named Shamshad. The dream of a ‘clean’ house and ‘clean’ neighbourhood – the home of sharif/respectable grihastha/householder family comes crashing down for the young couple when every night someone or the other knocks at their door asking for Shamshad.
From this playful charge of the senses, the song introduces a stanza when the male voice reminds the female lover that if she makes a habit of leaving everything halfway, adhoori raat, adhoori baat, how would they go through different ups and downs of life?The duet manages to do what duets are meant for; keep the song an ongoing and inconclusive mode of communication, reminding us that all questions need to be answered immediately, and who gets tested and who passes these tests in the examination of life always remains to be seen.
Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who died on Wednesday at the age of 98 after a prolonged illness, will be laid to rest with State Honours at Mumbai’s Juhu cemetery at 5 pm on Wednesday.
Raamlaxman, the Indian music composer who lent his tunes to popular Salman Khan-starrer films like Maine Pyaar Kiya (1989), Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! (1994) and Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999), died of a cardiac arrest at his residence in Nagpur on Saturday, reported PTI.
Shashikala Om Prakash Saigal, the Padma Shri awardee film and television actor who was best known by her first name, died on Sunday at her Mumbai residence.
February was an eventful month to say the least, in terms of social media and internet. The month commenced with a controversy related to the farmers protest and ended with a rule being passed to regulate social media, OTT platforms and digital news. To truly ascertain what the implications of these events will be, is something we will have to wait and see.
The film invests considerable time on Veena (played by Nargis) spending time with her new friend Dileep (played by Dilip Kumar), getting to know him better, listening to him sing, playing tennis with him, and even gently flirting. As audiences, we are led to believe that the frisson between them was mutually felt, and perhaps it was.
Several members of the Indian film fraternity and sportspersons took to social media to voice their opinions after the Ministry of External Affairs’ issued a notice soon after notable international celebrities tweeted in support of the ongoing farmers’ protest in new Delhi.
However, love becomes more expansive when intimacy is not about being there, but being able to cry on someone’s shoulder, of being held when long travels of life are conveyed.That Sanjeev Kumar could have pulled off the role of being a husband who takes a step back to wait and watch the unfolding of political ambition and success in his wife’s life is also particularly appropriate.
The song Mere khwabon mein tum is alluring even visually, with Kishore Kumar singing both on and off stage; and Meena Kumari (as Mala in the film), joining him, waltzing and dancing, and expressively looking into his eyes.The disjunct I experienced was one of trying to fit a pre-Partition voice to the modernity of another film, or creating a seamlessness between long-suffering looks and the sweetness of Mangeshkar’s voice – both of which Meena Kumari escapes in Naya Andaz.
Duaaye do mohabbat, hamne mit kar tumko sikhlaa di na jalti shamaa mein to parvaane kahaan jaate (To the lover who has been jilted, the female voice says you need to thank me for teaching you how to love; had flames not annihilated themselves, where would the moths go?Na milta gham to barbadi ke afsaane kahaan jaate, agar duniya chaman hoti to viraane kahaan jaate (If we were not to receive unhappiness what would happen to tales of destruction, had the world been a beautiful garden what would happen to deserted lands).
Veteran actor Sean Connery died on October 31 at the age of 90. The actor, who immortalised the role of British secret agent James Bond, was reportedly unwell for some time.
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister wrote a letter to the centre, with a request to confer the Bharat Ratna on legendary playback singer S P Balasubrahmanyam, who died at a private hospital in Chennai on September 25 due to complications from Covid-19.
The ones seeking solace and exaltation of their own struggles must necessarily go to another time. It is not surprising that waqt in Urdu means at least four things – time and opportunity; occasion and season.
We gravitate to songs that reflect our waqt; not our times.
Evocatively the song says, ‘Jab Bhi Khayaalon Mein Tuu Aaye/Mere Badan Se Kushbuu Aaye/Mehake Badan Mein Raha Na Jaaye’, which translates as ‘Whenever you enter the thoughts, my body gives out a fragrance, and the fragrant body is hard to live with. ‘ This is intense desire in a married couple that finds hard to have a dwelling in which love-making could find its full expression.
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor passed away this morning in Mumbai succumbing to Leukemia after a two-year-long struggle. The 67-year-old actor who made his debut as a lead actor with Bobby in 1973 alongside Dimple Kapadia was admitted to the HN Reliance hospital on Wednesday morning after his health had reportedly deteriorated.
On Friday, April 10, actor Akshay Kumar donated a sum of 3 crores to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for the production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), masks, rapid testing kits and more, owing to the spike in the number of patients who tested positive for COVID19. The actor had earlier donated 25 crores to the Prime Minister Cares Fund after Narendra Modi put out a tweet asking for funds to help the people of the nation.