RD Burman – Hit Songs, Flop Movies?

“ WARNING: This article has been penned by a die-hard R.D.Burman fan. Any biases and prejudices, please be excused! 🙂 RD Burman or Pancham Da! – the name itself rings melody. He reigned supreme, churning out hit after hit from the early 60's right up until his untimely demise in 1994. Even though his first official debut movie is "Chhote Nawab (1962)", he had been working under the

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Bollywood Bicycle Songs

“ Cool Cycle Songs- Not-so-popular & Popular… 🙂   1. Lovely song…Ae Maine Kasam Li – Tere Mere Sapne (1971) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hntxR5JxWWE   2. Lalalallaala… Main chali main chali – Padosan (1968) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szFxM9KBNMA   3. Fun to watch…Super hit song Maana janaab ne pukara nahin – Paying Guest (1957) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT3WKSb1q_Q   4. One of my fav

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Madan Mohan & Lata Mangeshkar – Songs with Healing Powers

“ Did you know that nine out of 10 doctors prescribe listening to songs composed by Madan Mohan and sung by Lata Mangeshkar as the cure for many ills?  And that six of these doctors claim these songs even cure cancer?  Just joking of course, but, please do try a course of these nine prescriptions. And

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Hindustani Raagas – A Foundation of Hindi Film Music

“ Simultaneously providing structure and texture to the music, raagas have been the life thread running through the rich tradition of Hindustani and other classical Indian music.  Not surprisingly, these same raagas have been the foundation of Hindi Film Music, especially in the early decades through the 60’s.  Some were formally based on the raag,

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