Category Archives: Great music directors – Hindi

Enchanting Salil Chowdhary

Among the stalwarts of the Golden Era (1950s, 60s), Salil Chowdhary has a special place in the hearts of music lovers and connoisseurs. And there is a strong reason for this special place. A number of his songs were light, … Continue reading

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Orthodox RD Burman

To me, RD Burman’s music has many more dimensions than mere ‘Hits of RD Burman’. I see RD Burman’s music in 3 dimensions. 1) First, he was an extremely talented and creative composer with a solid foundation in the orthodox … Continue reading

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Simple melodies of Ravi

Think of Ravi, the music director and you immediately associate his music with melodies dominated by Santoor and Flute. Many stalwarts of the golden era of film music (1950s and 60s), enjoyed tremendous popularity, huge visibility and an envious image. … Continue reading

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Kalyanji-Anandji, the immortal duo

My earlier posts on Kalyanji-Anandji (see Kalyanji-Anandji in categories to your right) covered 5 different dimensions of their music. In this post, I will summarize notable films, songs, achievements and key recognitions that highlight their versatile talent. I will also … Continue reading

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Lively songs from Naushad

Naushad’s music has many dimensions. Over the years, people have associated his music with classical base, purity and of course, chart busting popularity. Indian film music encompasses several genres. However, two genres stand out as dominant pillars (among others) in … Continue reading

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The haunting music of Hemant Kumar

‘Haunting’ is the first word I associate with Hemant Kumar (as a composer). I use the word haunting in a broader sense. Haunting does not mean spooky or ghost songs or ‘voices singing mournfully in the night’. By haunting, I … Continue reading

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Magic of Raj Kapoor and Shanker Jaikishen

The very mention of Raj Kapoor and Shanker-Jaikishen conjures up images of beautiful scenes, dances, lighting and unforgettable songs. Raj Kapoor had a knack for mastering and getting the best from every aspect of filmmaking – story telling, drama and … Continue reading

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