Friday, 11 March 2011

Songs : Now and then...


The video is from the 1949 movie "Mahal" starring Ashok Kumar and Madhubala. Made in 1949, one of the most beautiful suspense song sung by Nightingale Lata Mangeshkar. Even now 2010, no song can be compared to this tune and melody.
The song is so well produced, begins with a slow foreplay, haunting, dramatic expressions, with a violent swinging chandelier starts the most melodic song and thus starts the whole drama of the one who would come.. Wonderful climax with the more dramatic lady going missing at the swing which is also haunting leading to a closing goodbye as she drifts away on the lake..
Haunting melody as someone says it already is the most apt description for this song..


The transition from slow and dramatic songs to rocking and foot tapping songs is highly visible especially in the Bollywood (Hindi Film) Industry. Gone are the days when most of the youngsters preferred Art or Parallel Cinema. Now, the commercialization of movies have changed the taste of the youngsters to a large extent. People prefer movies like "SINGH IS KINGG" over any Madhur Bhandarkar and Vishal Bharadwaj movies.

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