Category Archives: Top 3 composers

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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Top 3 composers of the golden era – rationale & conclusion

As mentioned in Top 3 composers of the golden era in Indian film music – part 1, I ignored several popular criteria to filter the top 3.  The only two criteria I used focused on the melodic content and challenge … Continue reading

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Top 3 composers of the golden era in Indian film music – part 3

In top 3 composers of the golden era – part 1, I featured Naushad’s immense contribution to the purist style of composition. In top 3 composers of the golden era – part 2, I showcased the soulful and mesmerizing style … Continue reading

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Top 3 composers of the golden era in Indian film music – part 2

In the ‘top 3 composers of the golden era – part 1’, I listed my two principal criteria for shortlisting top 3 composers: ‘Purity’ of composition – closer to the beauty of classical songs with murkis (gamakas or vocal curves), variations … Continue reading

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Top 3 composers of the golden era in Indian film music – part 1

Who are the 3 best composers of the golden era (1950s and 1960s) of Indian film music? This is really tough given the fact that all composers were at the peak of their music prowess during this period. Stalwarts like … Continue reading

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