Sunday, October 23, 2011

Chori Chori Solah Singar Karoongi...

Pancham & Asha were  terrific combination in the 70's. They have given  many soulful nos. to the music lovers in this era. In 1974 late film star Shammi Kapoor for the first time directed a movie called Manoranjan. Shammi who was initially susceptible about Pancham's talent, had become a great fan of his music after tremendous success of Teesri Manzil. So Pancham became his automatic choice for music director in his film.

Unfortunately Manorajan didn't perform well at the box office as expected. Its music also crashed at that point of time. But people still remember two of its song very fondly. One of them was a fun filled song Goya ki chunanche and the second one was quite romantic and sensuous number Chori Chori Solah Singar Karoongi ..

Asha's rendition of the song coupled with melodious tune of Pancham makes this song delightfully hummable.Asha bagged the Filmfare nomination for the song. The song was picturised on ohh so beautiful Zeenat Amaan...




Friday, October 14, 2011

Jagjit Singh : What will be the future of Ghazals after him ?

I was holidaying in Delhi when I heard the news of Jagjit Singh's sad demise. I knew that  Jagjit Ji was in super critical stage on ventilator support for past few weeks. But there was some hope against hope that some miracle will happen by the grace of God. But it did not happened  & Jagjit left us  with a void in Ghazal singing in India.

Jagjit always maintained in his interview that like the golden 80's the era of Ghazal will be back, He was always very critical about the role of electronic media in hampering  the growth of Ghazals in India.


You can read his views about future of Ghazals here along with the links of the post I have written about Jagjit Singh here.