The lesser heard romantic duets of Manna Dey (Part 1) – The Mangeshkar Sisters special

My last song blog post was on the various ways in which music – especially classical music has been depicted in songs of the golden era. When I was shortlisting songs for the post, I noticed that quite a few of these songs were sung by Manna Dey (or Prabodh Chandra Dey, 1919-2013). There isContinue reading “The lesser heard romantic duets of Manna Dey (Part 1) – The Mangeshkar Sisters special”

‘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’”

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