When ‘Naatu Naatu’ composer MM Keeravani sought insights
M.M. Keeravani, whose music ‘Nacho Nacho’ (or ‘Naatu Naatu’ as within the unique language) from RRR has now received worldwide recognition with nominations on the Golden Globe and Oscars, usually selects his singers in unconventional methods. Someday in 2014, in a dialog with me, he had requested my views on probably the most promising singers after the Sonu-KK-Sunidhi-Shreya technology. After I talked about about six newer names, he requested me to “Please ship hyperlinks to what you suppose are their greatest songs”. To my delight, three of them discovered their method into the 2015 Bahubali—The Starting soundtrack, of which two revealed later that they’d been known as by the composer out of the blue!
Trivia Tunes: From ‘Naatu Naatu’ composer MM Keeravani in search of insights to Naushad needing particular presidential entry and the origins of the observe ‘Chhoti Si Yeh Duniya’, right here’s Bollywood music trivia for the month
How Naushad acquired particular permission to attend an American Presidential occasion
Sanjay Tandon, now the chief of the Indian Singers Rights Affiliation (ISRA) and previously with the IPRS (Indian Performing Rights Society), remembers an amusing anecdote about Naushad once they travelled collectively to the US for a perform hosted by none lower than American President Invoice Clinton. The formal invite learn “Black Tie”, which meant black fits and tie as a costume code for males. A lot to Tandon’s consternation, Naushad adamantly refused to put on that and insisted he’ll go in our nationwide costume. Particular permission needed to be taken from the presidential employees, however Naushad had his method.
Sayeed Quadri on why he by no means wrote vibrant lyrics
The good lyricist Sayeed Quadri, who barely will get assignments at the moment, and was a fixture with Mahesh Bhatt at one time, as soon as confessed that he was probably not in a position to write vibrant or completely satisfied lyrics. This, he rightly felt, curtailed his capability to do each type of movie. Identified for masterpieces like ‘Tu Hello Meri Shab Hai’ (Gangster), ‘Har Taraf Har Jagah’ (Saaya) and ‘Awarapan Banjarapan’ (Jism), the author however did a superb job of the frothy ‘Ji Huzoori’ within the R. Balki movie, Ki & Ka.
The origins of the observe ‘Chhoti Si Yeh Duniya’
Shankar-Jaikishan had sworn that they might not work with out Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra, although the lyricists have been free to work outdoors. However in a single case (Faculty Lady in 1960), they determined to interrupt their promise, and saved this a secret from their favorite writers as they wished to do movie with Rajendra Krishan. After they realized that Shailendra had come to know of this, they started to keep away from him for some time! Sadly, they encountered the lyricist at their mutually-loved bhelpuri stall at Mumbai’s Chowpatty. And Shailendra remarked that it was a small world the place they might find yourself assembly sometime! From this was born their well-known music, ‘Chhoti si yeh duniya / Pehchane raaste / Tum kahin to miloge / Kabhi to miloge / To poochenge haal’ for Rangoli (1962)!
Ravi Tandon reveals Laxmikant’s response
The late director Ravi Tandon (Raveena Tandon’s father) spoke of how his maiden manufacturing, Anhonee, went to Laxmikant-Pyarelal. “Sunil Dutt, whom I had assisted, advised I am going to a prime title after I was beginning out with that small movie. That composer really took my interview on how I used to be planning to rearrange my funds and what would occur in case cash ran out halfway. I used to be disheartened. However after I met Laxmikant, he simply informed me, ‘Don’t fear. You take care of the movie. We are going to take care of the music!’ That received my coronary heart!” The group did seven movies in 15 years. And Anhonee proved a success together with its music, led by ‘Hungama Ho Gaya’!
How Pancham was roped in for Chala Murari Hero Banne
Actor and filmmaker Asrani talked about his maiden directorial, Chala Murari Hero Banne, and his alternative of composer. “There was this younger composer who had change into large, and I wished him. However he would make me await appointments, claiming he was busy. I acquired fed up and went to Pancham (R.D. Burman)!’ It is a clear indication why music composers usually are not all the time signed for apparent causes like market worth, their track-record, friendships or as a result of a filmmaker loves them!
The time when Amit Khanna really useful Javed Akhtar
Whereas Javed Akhtar was applauded and awarded for his lyrics in 1942—A Love Story, only a few know that it was Amit Khanna who was initially approached for the songs by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. However the author refused as he was too occupied then with a number of issues and advised Javed Akhtar’s title!
Gujarati composers on the rise
An attention-grabbing reality about Hindi movie music this 12 months, other than the South influences from DSP Rockstar, M.M. Kreem and extra, is the truth that a serious share of the contribution in Mumbai-made Hindi movies is from Gujarati composers! Amit Trivedi (9 movies led by Uunchai and Qala), Sachin-Jigar (three movies led by Bhediya), Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Gangubai Kathaiwadi), Himesh Reshammiya (Raksha Bandhan) and Achint Thakkar (Monica—O My Darling) kind the 15 movies scored by them!
Groups there have been by no means meant to be
Some groups, maybe, usually are not meant to be. UTV’s Hook Ya Criminal, which was to star John Abraham, Genelia Dsouza, Kay Kay Menon and Shreyas Talpade and was on cricket, had music by Pritam and was being directed by David Dhawan. The director had raved to me then about his new first-time composer, his good expertise and the way he loved making music with him. The movie by no means went to completion.
The curious case of a reputation change
At a time when Muslim actors and filmmakers (led by Dilip Kumar and lots of extra) adopted Hindu names to make a profession, two Hindu poets really adopted Urdu nom-de-plumes. Qamar Jalalabadi, recognized for songs as assorted as ‘Mera Naam Chin Chu Chu’ (Howrah Bridge) and ‘Fundamental To Ek Khwab Hoon’ (Himalay Ki God Mein) was really Om Prakash Bhandari in actual life. “I even obtained a wedding proposal as soon as from a affluent Muslim household!’ the veteran had quipped about this. The opposite was Naqsh Lyallpuri, of ‘Rasm-E-Ulfat Ko Nibhaye’ (Dil Ki Rahen) and ‘Kayi Sadiyon Se’ (Milap) fame, whose actual title was Jaswantrai Sharma.
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