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Music Makers

Some of the finest music in films becomes emblazoned in the audience’s mind as any of the images. HQ Chowdhury, author of the recently republished Incomparable Sachin Dev Burman looks at a few of these lasting music pieces in cinema in the western world that have stood the test of time and are now part of film folklore.

Lasting Music Pieces in Films
Lasting Music Pieces in Films
Some of the finest music in films...
Musically Yours, 1963 - Part 4
Musically Yours, 1963 – Part 4
This is the final part in a 4-part...
Musically Yours, 1963: Part 3
Musically Yours, 1963: Part 3
This is Part 3 in a 4-part...
Musical Rhythms of the Running Train
Musical Rhythms of the Running Train
Trains have been integral to the lives...
Musically Yours, 1963: Part 2
Musically Yours, 1963: Part 2
This is in continuation...
Musically Yours, 1963
Musically Yours, 1963
Monica Kar pays a personal...
Madan Mohan with Lata Mangeshkar and Geeta Dutt at a recording from the film Baap Bete (1959)Pic: Madanmohan.in
Madan Mohan: The Composer of the Classes
There is something really sophisticated...
Sebastian D’Souza: The Master of Counter Melodies
Sebastian D’Souza: The Master of Counter Melodies
The “parallel tune for a song”...
Rhythms of Shankar Jaikishan
Rhythms of Shankar Jaikishan
Legendary music composers Shankar...
Chalo Ik Baar Phir Se: The Versatility of Ravi
Chalo Ik Baar Phir Se: The Versatility of Ravi
The trademark of music director Ravi's...
Khayyam: The Poets’ Musician
Khayyam: The Poets’ Musician
The earnestness, the depth and the...
OP Nayyar — Music Alchemist
OP Nayyar — Music Alchemist
Romancing The Song is a tiny Facebook...
Aawaz De Kahaan Hai: The Golden Music of Naushad
Aawaz De Kahaan Hai: The Golden Music of Naushad
Naushad's destiny was written in music, by music to...
The Uncommon Roshan
The Uncommon Roshan
What sets legendary composer Roshan apart...
RD Burman and His Lyricists
RD Burman and His Lyricists
Legendary music director RD Burman worked...
Teesri Kasam – A Story of Love That Meandered to its Dead End
Teesri Kasam – A Story of Love That Meandered to its Dead End
Teesri Kasam – the name given to Maare...
11 Everlasting Love Songs: Celebrate the Many Splendours of Love
11 Everlasting Love Songs: Celebrate the Many Splendours of Love
Celebrate Love and Romance: As a Valentine's Day...
Which Was the True Voice of Pancham?
Which Was the True Voice of Pancham?
It will be 23 years since Pancham (R D Burman)...
SD Burman knew the unique bhaav gayaki capabilities of his prodigy and manifested them with tailor made compositions only Geeta Dutt could render this way.
The Incomparable Music Of S D Burman Transcends Generations
S D Burman used his solid grounding in classical...
Aye Dil Mujhe Bataa De - The Mast Nagmein of Madan Mohan
Aye Dil Mujhe Bataa De – The Mast Nagmein of Madan Mohan
In a first of its kind tribute, Peeyush...
Jinhe Naaz Hai Hind Par Voh Kahaan Hain: Songs of Sahir
Jinhe Naaz Hai Hind Par Voh Kahaan Hain: Songs of Sahir
Sahir Ludhianvi was one of those rare talents...
Khayyam: Making Poetry Come Alive With Melody
Khayyam: Making Poetry Come Alive With Melody
Khayyam's compositions were soulful and melodious,...
Ae meri zohra jabeen tujhe maloom nahin, by Manna Dey in Waqt has remained immortal.
Fifty Years Ago: Films and Music of 1965
As we reach the end of 2015, we rewind...
A consummate harmonium player during her glory days. Her stage shows those days were said to be magical.
Four Aces and A Queen
A world slightly...
Sahir Ludhianvi
(Pic: HamaraForums)
Sahir Ludhianvi: The Rebel, The Lover
Sahir’s literary genius resourced...
Suraiyya in Shokhiyan
Jamal Sen and His Music Legacy
In a career spanning 28 years Jamal...
Simple, Soulful, Sublime: The Music of Hemant Kumar
Simple, Soulful, Sublime: The Music of Hemant Kumar
"Simplicity and generosity were his hallmark as...
Shankardas Kesarilal popularly known by his pen name Shailendra
(30 August 1923 – 14 December 1966)
Shailendra: The Spirit with a Mass Connect
Shailendra versified every human emotion, every...
RD Burman on AIR presenting Jaimala (Pic courtesty: From the collections of Pakanati Lakshmi Priya)
The Pathbreaking Non-conformist – The Music of RD Burman
'RD Burman’s music is eternal, universal...
Sandhya Roy plays the nautch singer/dancer Roshan who struggles through life but succeeds in ensuring a life of respect and prestige for her child.
Alor Pipasa (Thirst for the Awakening)
The brilliant use of music in...
Bahu Manorathe Saju Abhisare
Bahu Manorathe Saju Abhisare
The song is marvelously penned...
Sahir Ludhianvi: The People’s Poet
Sahir Ludhianvi: The People’s Poet
Sahir Ludhianvi is probably the...
'Zindagi Ka Safar' Lives On...
‘Zindagi Ka Safar’ Lives On…
Kalyanji-Anandji’s music had a distinct...

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