Same Mukhda, Two Different Songs

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 11/05/2022 Screen Grabs Courtesy :YouTube When I thought about this theme, I felt I would be spoilt for choice. But as I started looking for songs, I realized that I would have to dredge really deep. There are so many film songs that have been pennedContinue reading “Same Mukhda, Two Different Songs”

Songs of Reminiscence – Flashback Special

There are umpteen Hindi film songs – both old and new – which speak of reminiscence (yaad). This has been a frequently portrayed emotion in Hindi movies especially to accommodate a soulful melody. In this post, I am trying to explore this genre of songs but with a rider – there has to be aContinue reading “Songs of Reminiscence – Flashback Special”

Musings on Mahal (1949)

The last post that I wrote on the solos of Lata Mangeshkar – Vocal preludes special – started off with the iconic song Aayega Aanewala from the movie Mahal made in 1949. The song was indeed special in terms of the experiments that were made, which I have already described at some length in myContinue reading “Musings on Mahal (1949)”

Solo Songs of Lata – Vocal Preludes Special

There is a genre of songs which is unique and uncommon – where there is a prelude, which has both instrumental as well as vocal music. This genre of poetry is perhaps called Qat’a in Urdu and vilambit laya (introductory slow tempo) in Hindustani classical music. The prelude is slow when compared to the restContinue reading “Solo Songs of Lata – Vocal Preludes Special”

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