Tag: Lata Mangeshkar
#LataMangeshkar on M Balamuralikrishna
It is always the case- after I have written anything – be it a book or an article, something new is bound to turn up to show what a little more research could have revealed. But as N Ram of The Hindu once told me, the advantage with an article over a book is that…
When #LataMangeshkar was moved by KB Sundarambal’s virtuosity
When Lata Mangeshkar was floored by KB Sundarambal’s music – a look at some of the great interactions between Carnatic musicians and the nightingale
Uran Khatola and Vaanaratham (1955/1956)
The finest feature of the 1955 film Uran Khatola (Vaanaratham in Tamil) are its songs.
Gagan Jhanjhana Raha, in Tamil
Last week I wrote of the tune of Gagan Jhanjhana Raha being lifted for use in Aram Kattha Deviye. I now find there is a Tamil version of Gagan Jhanjhana Raha itself…
From Nastik (Atheist) to Maheswari (Goddess)
The song Gagan Jhanjhana Raha from Nastik 1954, made it as Aram Kattha Deviye in Maheswari, 1955. Read on for more…
Meethi Meethi baaton and Konji Konji pesi
The song Meethi Meethi Baaton se bachna zara from Qaidi 911 (1959) became Konji Konji Pesi Mathi Mayakkum in Kaithi Kannayiram (1960)
When Dikshitar composed for a Hindi film
A look at how Muthuswami Dikshitar’s Vatapi Ganapatim inspired a film song in Hindi.
From Nain So Nain to Aasai Pongum Azhagu Roopam
The hit song Nain so nain from V Shantaram’s Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje inspired a not so successful Tamil version – Aasai Pongum Azhagu Roopam.
From Malaikkallan to Azaad
Recalling two iconic songs – Etthanai Kaalam Thaan from Malaikkallan (1954) and its equivalent Kitna Haseen Hai Mausam from Azaad (1955)
Jaag Dard-e-Ishq and Rajasekara
Looking back at the Hindi Anarkali of 1953 and the Telugu/Tamil versions it inspired in 1955.
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