Category Archives: Kalyanji-Anandji

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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Top hits of Kalyanji Anandji, magical duets

In earlier posts on Kalyanji Anandji, I highlighted various facets of their music. First, I showcased their affinity for Mukesh and the many gems they composed specially for Mukesh. Next, I highlighted their mastery of string instruments and how they … Continue reading

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Top chorus hits of Kalyanji-Anandji

Chorus songs abound in Hindi film music. However, Kalyanji Anandji’s talent for capturing rhythm in songs makes their chorus songs standout from the rest. I have selected only 10 from their many chorus songs. In all these songs, the chorus … Continue reading

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Lata melodies – top 20 from Kalyanji Anandji

All of us are lucky to have heard and seen Lata Mangeshkar – the legend. Her range, strength, sweetness and flexibility of voice have made her the queen of hindi film music. When you hear Lata, you sometimes feel that … Continue reading

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Masters of string instruments – Kalyanji-Anandji

Kalyanji-Anandji composed melodious tunes. A notable feature of many of their innumerable hits was their mastery of string instruments, especially plucked string instruments. The string interludes became an integral part of the song and in quite a few cases added … Continue reading

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Kalyanji-Anandji’s gems with Mukesh

No account of Bollywood’s musical greats can be complete without mention of the legendary composers, Kalyanji-Anandji. Kalyanji-Anandji, the grocers turned music composers, started their musical journey in the late 50s with the film, Samrat Chandragupt. Initially, the elder of the … Continue reading

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