Who gets to sing this song?

“ Remember the Lata-Shankar-Jaikishan song “Rasik Balma” from  Chori-Chori?  I was once part of a major discussion regarding this song – did Lata “establish” the composers by rendering the song so beautifully, or did SJ make Lata big with by giving her this number dipped in rich melody?  The simple answer, I think, is both.

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Rudaali

“   Music: Bhupen Hazarika Lyrics: Gulzar Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Bhupen Hazarika Audio On: Universal Album Released on: July 1993   The movie is about the Rudaalis, literally translated as “female weepers”, who were invited to the households to weep in public where the homeowners could not weep because of social pressure/standing in

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Pakeezah

“ Music: Ghulam Mohammed Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri, Kamal Amrohi, Kaifi Azmi & Kaif Bhopali Singers: Lata Mangeshkar; Mohd. Rafi; Rajkumari Audio On: Saregama 13 years in the making, but every song was so worth it! Heralded as one of the best mujra-esque albums of Hindi cinema (Umrao Jaan being the other one), every song here

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Omkara

“ Music: Vishal Bharadwaj Lyrics: Gulzar Singers: Shreya Ghosal, Sukhvinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan, Vishal Bharadwaj, Rekha Bharadwaj, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Number of Songs: 8 Album Released on: June 2006 In the early-part of the 2000’s, during the times of Himesh dominating the scene with his crooning of “Aashiq Banayaaaaaaannn” , Omkara’s music came by as

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Lekin

“ Music: Pandit Hridayanath Mangeshkar Lyrics: Gulzar Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Pandit Hridayanath Mangeshkar, Satyasheel Deshpande, Suresh Wadekar Album Released on: August 1991 Perfect bliss! That’s how I would like to describe the album of Lekin. With 8 soundtracks in this purist album, each better than the other, set to perfectly tuned classical gems,

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Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

“ Music: Ismail Darbar Lyrics: Mehboob Singers: Kumar Sanu, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Ustad Sultan Khan, Shankar Mahadevan, Udit Narayan Alka Yagnik, Vinod Rathod, Karsan Sargathia, Mohd. Vakil, Dominique Cerejo. Salamat, Hariharan, K.K, Jyotsana Album Released on: April 1999 In this world, where desire rules the heart, you will discover…love is the flame that lights up the

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