If songs can be taken out of context, and perhaps only songs can be, Chingari koi bhadke to saawan use bujhaye/ saawan jo agan lagaye use kaun bujaye would be the best bet to do so. Anand Bakshi’s lyrics, Kishore Kumar’s voice and RD Burman’s music make this song from the film Amar Prem one of the most precious musical gifts.
A little while after RD Burman’s sudden demise, Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s 1942: A Love Story released. The track list, including ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha’- a throwback to a tender first love, ‘Kuch Na Kaho’, ‘Pyaar Hua Chupke Se’ and ‘Rooth Na Jaana’ set the box office on fire, and introduced a generation to the phenomenon called RD Burman or Pancham da as he was popularly known.
SP Balabrahmanyam, singer, music composer and occasional actor, died on Friday at a hospital at 1:04 PM in Chennai due to complications from Covid-19. He was 74. Balabubrahmanyam had been hospitalised for over a month after testing positive for Covid-19 in early August, and his condition worsened over the last day.
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.
When Gabbar Singh in Sholay paced up and down menacingly, he had Sambha at least three feet away, if not more, answering questions like, “Arre O Sambha, kitna inaam rakhe hai sarkar ham par? ? ” (How much reward for me has the government declared? ) And Sambha would reply, “Sarkar, poore pachaas hazaar” A full fifty thousand.
The 65th Amazon Filmfare Awards 2020 was held at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Sarusajai, Guwahati on 15 February. The event was hosted outside Mumbai for the first time in six decades. Karan Johar and Vicky Kaushal hosted the night of the awards ceremony.
The producers of 96 have clarified that royalty was paid to composer Ilaiyaraaja for every song of his that was used in the film. The issue was brought up after Ilaiyaraaja spoke about today’s movies using and profiting from his songs, in an interview to The New Indian Express recently.
Sung by Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar
A tribute to Jaya Bachchan on her birthday
This week’s major Tamil releases are Vantha Rajavathan Varuven, Sarvam Thala Mayam and Peranbu. In Hindi Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, and in Malayalam Allu Ramendran will hit the screens. There are no major releases in Telugu.
Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga marks the coming together of Sonam Kapoor and father Anil Kapoor for the first time, and is said to be the first mainstream Hindi film to feature a lesbian relationship.
A look at the song Ishq Mitha from Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. It stars Regina Cassandra and Sonam Ahuja, and the rest of the cast of the film. The film is said to be the first mainstream hindi fiilm to centre a lesbian relationship.
The trailer of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is being widely talked about, but what has mostly gone unnoticed is that the film marks Regina Cassandra’s Hindi debut.
Not the ideal situation for a child born of parents from well-to-do backgrounds, but after Chinmayi’s mother Padmhasini was abandoned by and later divorced from her father, Chinmayi got used to a life where stretching a rupee was the norm, and where it was commonplace to graciously accept help from a generous periyamma (aunt) and grandfather. “We knew where our next meal would come from, but were never sure what would happen the next week.
Kishore Kumar never failed to entertain with his songs, acting, comic timing. He also introduced yodeling to Bollywood music lovers. One of the greatest singers of Indian cinema, there is a Kishore Kumar song to describe every mood and emotion. His brilliance was not just restricted to singing, he dabbled in acting, directing, writing and composing.
This melodious number captures the subtle romance between the film’s leads – Dev Anand and Sadhana. Sahir Ludhianvi penned the lyrics for the song, while Rafi and Asha Bhosle added life to it with their voices.Filmed in the picturesque backdrop of Kashmir’s Dal Lake, the song sees Shammi Kapoor praising the beauty of his lover Sharmila Tagore.
Someone who merges creativity and cultural evolution is YouTube star Kutiman, whose videos include people mixing their work together and recording clips from solo performances of musicians across the city of Tel Aviv to produce new compositions.All pieces of art have been open to re-appropriation. So bearing that in mind, there’s a need to acknowledge and defend the processes of cultural evolution that have existed for millennia, in which the practice we now call ‘remix’ has long played a fundamental role.
CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani and his censor board posse have issues with women abusing, expressing their sexual urges, and for being protagonists of their own films (remember when they felt Lipstick Under My Burkha was too… “lady-oriented”?).
Gone with the Wind is a classic, she says, “Kaaka Kaaka was slick, the script was excellent and the real-life love between the stars made the movie sizzle; Moonram Pirai and Mullum Malarum were heartwarming and pure, Michael Madana Kama Rajan was ultimate in comedy, and Queen embodied a refreshing new attitude towards women.
The words of this song do not particularly stand out for their lyrics; except that some of us would know when a literal and metaphoric reference has come together in a line such as jab mein raaton mein tare ginta hun, aur tere kadmon ki aahat sunta hun (when I count stars at night, and hear your approaching footsteps)- it is both the lover’s longing at night who gazes at the star-studded sky and fantasises the motion, but it is also the narrative link that makes this song integral to the story.
Tezaab filmmaker N. Chandra is angry over the reworked version of his film’s popular song ‘Ek do teen’. He said it’s crass and that there must be laws against such creative vandalism.
Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui recently released his memoir An Ordinary Life, but was quick enough to withdraw it when two of his ex-girlfriends, Niharika Singh and Sunita Rajwar, lambasted him for distorting facts to make his memoir more sensational.
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.