Reviews of three Satyajit Ray films from the 1960s: Kanchenjunga (1962), Mahanagar (1963) and Aranyer Din Ratri (1969)
Mostly about Indian cinema and the divine melody of old film songs
Reviews of Satyajit Ray’s Ghare Baire (1984) and Agantuk (1991)
Film reviews of two Hindi films of the mid-1960s, written in Hinglish.
This time we look at the best songs sung onscreen by Mumtaz, Hema Malini, Rekha, Jaya Bhaduri and Zeenat Aman. Enjoy this collection featuring some of their best songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar or Asha Bhosle.
We now examine which playback singer provided the best ‘fit’ for Bharat Bhushan (Rafi), Biswajit (Hemant Kumar), Joy Mukherjee (Rafi), Manoj Kumar (Mukesh) and Jeetendra (Kishore Kumar)..
As we look at the next set of leading actresses we discover that the best ‘she’ singing for ‘her’ continues to be Lata Mangeshkar.
Tomorrow’s Sherlock Holmes will need databases and big data analytics
In the second part, we find out who was the best singing voice of Rajendra Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Dharmendra, Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan.