SJ visualised the scene and amplified the message conveyed by the words

SJ visualised the scene and amplified the message conveyed by the words, by adding appropriate music pieces. In ‘Anari’ songs, you can see this clearly. In Sub kuchh seekha, Raj is speaking his heart out at feeling ‘cheated’ by a rich girl pretending to be poor. But he is a civilised man and will not… Read More SJ visualised the scene and amplified the message conveyed by the words

When Lata Mangeshkar saved a song and the day

Still from the movie Lekh Tandon’s historical biopic ‘Amrapali’ (1966) was India’s official entry for the 39th Oscars in the Best Foreign Language category. It didn’t go far because, as its 84-year-old director explains, Indian cinema didn’t have any standing in the world arena then. But years later, his costume designer, Bhanu Athaiya, became the… Read More When Lata Mangeshkar saved a song and the day