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Archive for the ‘Lata NFS’ Category


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Today’s song is an appropriate song for this season. It is about Rain drops. It is a Non Film song by Lata ji.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Varsha Ritu (1969) an album in an LP form was released by HMV to the delight of music lovers. Non-Film songs (NFS) were very much in vogue those days. Lata, Manna Dey, Begum Akhtar, Mukesh, Talat Mehmood, Mahendra Kapoor, Lakshmi Shankar, Sudha Malhotra and Mubarak Begum had each one NFS in that album. Music for all except the first three in this list was composed by an HMV staff artist Murli Manohar Swarup.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

During 1960-70, Lata Mangeshkar had sung some beautiful non-filmy ghazals. Two of these NFS, viz. dahar mein naqsh-e-wafaa and aankh se aankh milaata hai koi have already been covered in the blog. These ghazals were composed by Faiyyaz Shaukat and K Mahavir respectively. In 1969, a LP of her non-filmy ghazals of Mirza Ghalib composed by her brother Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar was released.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

It is a human nature that most top professionals would think that they are perfect in their professions, be it in the fields of sports or fine arts. Then why do we need coaches, guides, trainers etc ? A few years back, it looked odd to me to know that top seeded professional lawn tennis players have personal coaches. Some of the coaches may not have even played in any of the grand slam tournaments. Even in cricket, some of the teams’ coaches have not been top cricketers in their own national team. Now I know of two maxims in professional sportsman-coach relationship. First, all top players need not be perfect and coaches of these top players need not be top sportsmen in their fields. Second, the best coaches have the wherewithal to extract from the top professionals something more than the perfect which makes a vast difference in closely fought competition. This led me to think why not have a system of coaches (in Indian musical parlance, ‘guru’) for professional singers as well?
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath,a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

The year was 1947. Dilip Kumar, Anil Biswas and Lata Mangeshkar were travelling in a suburban local train to Malad where Filmistan Studio was located. During the journey, Anil Biswas introduced Lata Mangeshkar as a Maharashtrian girl who would be the singing star of tomorrow. Those days most of the Hindi film songs used to have more Urdu words than Hindi. Dilip Kumar retorted sarcastically. ‘A Maharashtrian? Her Urdu would not do justice to the song. My ears would tingle in shame’. These words stung Lata Mangeshkar so much that in the following morning, she started learning Urdu from an Urdu tutor just to prove Dilip Kumar wrong. This incident was revealed by Lata Mangeshkar in a private function at Dilip Kumar’s residence some time in 1970. Dilip Kumar in his characteristic style, replied that Lata Mangeshkar’s pronunciations and diction both in Hindi and Urdu are so clear and correct that now his ears tingle in shame for those remarks he made in 1947.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

In the last few months, I must have listened to a large number of non-filmy songs (NFSs) on the internet especially those recorded in the 40s to 60s. While I was familiar with some of them from my younger days, others have been new to me. I enjoyed listening to most of the NFSs and I have shared on this blog a few of them. I am sure that If these NFSs were exposed to the listeners in a same way as Hindi films songs then they would have become equally popular. However, Majority of listeners of Hindi songs are the fan of film songs and there is no way NFSs could compete with Hindi films songs in the popularity chart. Of course there are exceptions to the rule.
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I have discussed many patriotic songs from Hindi movies in this blog. But one of the most popular of all Hindi patriotic songs in a non movie song. This song , “ae mere watan ke logon” was created by C Ramchandra to boost the morale of the Indian Army who were then fighting external aggression against heavy odds.
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