LATA MANGESHKAR

LATA MANGESHKAR – Legendary Playback Singers In India – Volume – 2

Ye Shaam Ki Tanhaiyan  Aah (1953) Music: Shankar-Jaikishen Lyrics: Shailendra Another melodious SJ composition, this song is heart-rending in its yearning. Inexplicably jilted by her lover who has since vanished without a trace, she cries out her longing and her heartbreak, her loneliness intensified by the deepening night. When the wind rustles the leaves, it startles her.  The path on…

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One Of The Rare Pictures Of Bollywood Legends

Many stars including Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Dharmendra, Manoj Kumar, Vinod Khanna, Feroz Khan, Sharmila Tagore, Saira Banu, Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar along with India’s first female prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The greatest throwback pictur we have ever found is this. The best of the 19s stars are in one frame in this picture. This flashback picture gives all the…

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Bollywood Music Copy Cats

Even The Respectable Madan Mohan And Salil Chowdhury Had Lifted Tunes! – Part 6

Generally, it is believed that like Naushad few more Music directors of the Golden Era never turned to West for inspiration and were truly original. It is said Music Directors like Madan Mohan and Salil Chowdhury composed pure original tunes. However, it may surprise readers that film historians in their study have found that even these music wizards have stolen…

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Happy Birthday Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar – Melody Queen of India

With a career spanning over 7 decades, singer Lata Mangeshkar is an unmatched talent of India that we proudly hold dear to our hearts. Her mesmerizing voice has given us songs in over 36 regional Indian languages, including some foreign languages. Guinness Book of World records stated that she has recorded more than 30,000 songs from 1948-1987. Several sources claimed…

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The decline of Bollywood Music

The Decline Of Bollywood Music – Part 1

Even today Golden Era songs are popular in ‘Antakshari’ Game! “Baithe baithe kya karein, karna hai kuch kaam. Shuru karo antakshari leke prabu ka naam“ ‘Antakshari’ the musical game is as old as the mountain but even today, when family members unite the best game to pass time is ‘Antakshari’ but ever wondered that even today when we play Antakshari…

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PATRIOTIC BOLLYWOOD SONG

Patriotic Songs Played A Key Role In The Success Of Films – Part 3

Since the 1940s’ history-based films have been a favourite of the masses. Over the years the Hindi filmmakers have brought alive the bygone historic period brilliantly on screen and succeeded in entertaining as well as generating patriotism through their films. For instance, the hit film Shaheed (1948) starring Dilip Kumar, Kamini Kaushal, Chander Mohan, etc. The super hit song of…

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PATRIOTIC BOLLYWOOD SONG

After Legal Battle Royalty of ‘Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon’ Song Was Handed To Army Welfare Fund – Part 1

Aye, mere Watan ke logon…   When Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar sang this patriotic song written by the ‘Monarch of Patriotic Songs’ Kavi Pradeep it became an instant hit. Few may know that the song was not written and composed for a film but it was composed to commemorate the Indian soldiers who were martyred in the Indo-China War in…

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RAGS TO RICHES STORY

Lata Mangeshkar Worked As ‘Extra’ In Films To Support Her Family – Part 2

 ‘Nightingale’ of Indian cinema Lata Mangeshkar underwent a childhood that was packed with hardship, misery and struggle. At an age when children go to school, she had to work as ‘extra’ in Hindi and Marathi films after the demise of her father Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar. Lata Mangeshkar was the eldest in the family hence she took the responsibility of her…

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