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”

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”

‘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 2

While writing my first post on terrace songs, I had mentioned that there could be two kinds of terrace songs; the first are those which are picturized on a terrace and the second where the lyrics mention the terrace. Part 1 of the terrace songs were songs of the first category. Here I present songsContinue reading “The ‘Terrace’ Songs – Part 2”

Tongue-in-cheek Songs

While writing my post on Songs of ‘Surrender’, which speak of self-deprecation and subjugation, I felt I must also enlist songs which are antithetical to these songs and thus this post on tongue-in-cheek songs. The flavour of these songs is completely different. These are songs which are peppered with back handed compliments; in these melodies,Continue reading “Tongue-in-cheek Songs”

Songs of S.Mohinder and Md.Rafi

As a Radio Jockey of a retro channel, I have done several shows on theme based songs. However, I have always been intrigued by compositions of some unsung music directors who worked with top notch playback singers. There were several such music directors in the golden era – Ram Ganguly, Kanu Ghosh, C.Arjun, Avinash Vyas,Continue reading “Songs of S.Mohinder and Md.Rafi”

Songs of another world

The songs of ‘another world’ convey myriad emotions – of hope, of playfulness, of escapism, of disenchantment, of inquisitiveness or of a never-ending search for the idyllic world. However, the songs that I shall enlist are not those of complete despair and surrender that border on being almost euthanasic. Also, I have limited myself toContinue reading “Songs of another world

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