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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.

Among the present generation of music directors of Hindi films, I like the songs composed by A R Rahman the most. If the songs composed by him are written by poets like Javed Akhtar, Prasoon Joshi or Gulzar, they are like icing on the cake. I must confess that the initial listening of his songs does not give me an extra-ordinary feeling. But after the release of the films and exposure of the songs to my ears multiple times, most of his songs begin to sound great. It takes time at least for me to develop a taste for his brand of music – from ‘Roja’ (1992) to ‘Gajini’ (2008), the last of his film I watched so far. Obviously, songs of ‘Rang De Basanti (2006) composed by A R Rehman gave me the same experience. I used to feel not so great about songs like the title song ‘rang de basanti’, ‘masti ki paathshala’ and ‘roobaroo’. It was only after watching the actual picturisation of these songs with contexts that I developed the taste to appreciate them. The film of course won many awards for its music and songs.
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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

The purists among music lovers often like to keep a cut-off for their listening habits. ‘I don’t listen to songs later than this year,’ they often say. I don’t disagree with those cut-offs. There are times when we just don’t want to listen to the cacophony that our music often descends to. But then, like a proverbial ‘keechad me kamal’ a beautiful song pops up among all this noise. The sufiana songs from the present times are meaningful and pleasing to the ear. The songs written by Gulzar and Javed Akhtar, set to tunes by AR Rahman are beautiful and worth listening to again and again.
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Hindi movies of the earlier decades had a few sporadic songs dealing with Mahatma Gandhi, but such songs had become scarce and unfashionable in the last few decades. In fact people used to believe that Mahatma Gandhi himself was unfashionable with the modern generation.
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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.

Most of the popular Hindi film songs of golden era are remembered even today not only because of melodies and rhythms embedded in them but also because the lyrics of those songs are poetic and meaningful. The quality of lyrics in Hindi film songs started deteriorating sometime from the beginning of 90s and by 2000 onwards, the deterioration in lyrics was almost complete. However, there were a few poet-lyricists who continued to write meaningful lyrics for the Hindi film songs even in 21st century though they had to occasionally cross the ‘self imposed laxman rekha’ in keeping with the current waves of the Hindi film music. Among such poet-lyricists, names of Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, Hasan Kamal and Prasoon Joshi come to my mind.
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This article is written by Peevesie, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

It is often remarked that the current generation i. e. my generation is devoid of any patriotic feeling or love for the country. We have no sense of societal obligations or awareness about how we have acheieved the freedom enjoyed by us or know nothing about the greatness of the country. This is not true though. We do love India. We do know the things that make it India. However we are also acutely aware of all that doesn’t make us proud of it.
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“Lage Raho Munna Bhai” is one new movie that I regard as one boasting one of the most original story line imaginable. And it is a very well made movie as well.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where "new" songs are added every day, and that has been the case for more than eight years. This blog has over 13200 song posts by now.

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