Static (?!) Solo Party Songs

Posted by Trivia- The Spice of Life on 17/07/2021 Party songs in golden era Hindi films are pretty stereotypical. There is music, dance and a large gathering. There is usually an instrument being played by the hero/heroine/ supporting actor/actress – which more often than not is the piano. As the piano is played and theContinue reading Static (?!) Solo Party Songs”

Songs that Shun Love

और भी दुख हैं ज़माने में मोहब्बत के सिवा There are innumerable love songs of Golden era Hindi film music which profess and eulogize love hyperbolically. However, there are perhaps only a handful of songs which question love and even swear to stay away from it. There are also some songs where love is notContinue reading “Songs that Shun Love”

‘Sporting’ Songs

A welcome change in Hindi cinema in recent years has been sport-centric films. The list is quite impressive – Saaheb (1985, Football), Awwal Number (1990, Cricket), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992, Cycling), Lagaan (2001, Cricket), Iqbal (2005, Cricket), Chak De India (2007, Hockey), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013, athletics), Mary Kom (2014, Boxing), M.S.Dhoni: The UntoldContinue reading “‘Sporting’ Songs”

Songs ‘Spoken and Sung’

I hope I have piqued your curiosity by the title of my post. I actually did not know how better to christen it. In this post, I refer to songs where the lyrics are first uttered or spoken sometimes in a poetic and at other times in a sing song fashion and then the sameContinue reading “Songs ‘Spoken and Sung’”

The ‘Terrace’ Songs – Part 1

In this pandemic, lucky are those who have a terrace for they can at least get a whiff of fresh air and pretend that they are not completely home bound. In fact, with the kind of multi storeyed structures that we live in, we are almost like Trishanku – neither is the earth ours norContinue reading “The ‘Terrace’ Songs – Part 1”

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