To increase the appreciation of hindi film music(HFM) through quizzes, games, blogs and other contents that will entertain and inform HFM fans!
Hindi films have delighted audiences and listeners with their music from as far back as the 1930's all the way to today and are truly a national treasure! The music from the films has consistently set a higher standard of excellence and entertainment than the films themselves and often outlast them in popularity by decades. Yet, the people behind these songs - composers, singers, lyricists and instrumentals - don't get anywhere near the recognition that the stars acting in the films do. Gaana Pehchaana is a small effort to pay tribute to all these artists and their creations which have enriched the lives of millions of people over many decades
The President of Gaana Pehchaana is the creator of the concepts reflected in Gaana Pehchaana(GP). First started as live events in Houston, Texas. GP has grown to online games and apps. Ram is deeply passionate about Hindi Film Music (HFM) and has been an avid listener for over 4 decades. He is currently receiving training in Hindustani Classical Music. Ram has also pursued a successful career in the energy industry in the upstream sector for the past 25 years. He is a graduate of IIT Madras and the University of Houston, with advanced degrees in Chemical Engineering.
The Vice-President, is equally enthusiastic about Bollywood Music. His involvement with GP started with several wins at live GP events, including earning the title of GP Ustaad. Vikas, often referred to as the Walking Encyclopedia of Hindi Movies, takes pride in the fact that his knowledge of Hindi songs/movies spans across decades and covers almost the entire gamut- knowledge about the singer, music director, who it was picturised on, the raaga, behind the scenes stories and the complete lyrics of the song! Vikas lives in San Antonio, Texas, and has been in the U.S for the past 20 years after having done his MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Question : Do I need to pay to play games?
Answer : Currently all games are free. However, we will soon introduce a “token” and 'subscription' model. Each user will be given a starting number of tokens, with options to buy more tokens or subscribe to monthly or yearly packages. When this system is activated, you will need tokens to play games and participate in our events.
Question : Can I download songs from your site?
Answer : Not at all. We encourage you to buy your own copies of the music. We do not play songs on our site or app. Just short clips as part of our games. Users cannot download either the songs or clips.
Question: What is the concept of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa when l am playing a game?
Answer : All our music clips are 'rated' by their difficulty levels. As you move from a Sa level clip to Pa level clip, the clips get more difficult to guess, thus making the games more interesting and challenging.
Question: Do I win something as I climb up on the Leaderboard?
Answer : Yes. When we start out token system, Leaderboard winners will get reward tokens so they can play more games. Occasionally, we run special contests where we send Gift Cards to our loyal fan base encouraging them to play more and climb up the leaderboard.