Sur na saje kya gaoon main – sur ke bina Jeevan soona…….
The name is Sen….Tanned Sen. By way of introduction – I am quite immature for my age and quite mature for NG..haha
When it comes to Bollywood – I am a huge fan of Shammi Kapoor and Dilip Kumar. I am an even bigger fan of Kishore and Rafi and Mukesh and Lata and other singers of that generation. I like Madhuri for pretty much everything except that her last name is Nene and not Sen!
As for my attitude towards life – well Amitabh(with Rafi’s sonorous voice) said it best in Naseeb – Yun Yaaron ka main yaar – dushmanon ka dushman……………..
Been watching the debate and back and forth on the Chammak Challos and the DK Bose’s – I guess music means different things to different people. Having grown up as a 70s boy, 80s teen, 90s romantic, 20..’s family man(!) – the musical taste has also wavered over time. But I dare say that musical taste is imbibed into someone in their teens – and so it was for me. I lived on a diet of Ilayaraja and Rafi and Kishore and Mukesh….you get the drift. Oh ya – as good as Hindi songs are – the old Tamil songs are far far more dearer to me. It is fair to say that music is what attracted me to movies rather than the other way around.
Music comes in different forms at you – but I have classified them into my own distinctive 5 categories – melody, voice, lyrics, emotional rush and adrenaline rush. A few examples of each to make my point…
Aagaya Gangai from Dharma Yudham
Jab deep chale aana from Chit Chor
Sur na sajey by Manna Dey (lyrics are great too but voice overrides everything here)
Main zindagi ke saath from Hum Donon
Khar Chale from Haqueeqat – easily my most favorite song of all time
Luka Chupi from Rang De basanti
Chaiya Chaiya from Dil Se
There is a sixth category of Devotional music which I will cover in a separate post.
Musical tastes are gonna differ based on mood, what you are looking for, when you hear it etc etc etc. Personally – am a little perplexed at the modern day musical trends – but then it’s a sign of the times. When you are at a party – you want a adrenaline rush, when you are at home – you need melody and voice, when you are drinking scotch or having a joint – you need lyrics ? – tho the Floyd junkies wont agree with that and everybody needs a Emotional Rush once in a while.
In the modern times – 2 albums have fascinated me with their completeness – Dil Se and Lagaan – more of this as we go along
Over the course of my next few blabberings on NG – I am going to dissect music in every which way I can – coz Music is what makes me tick…
I am a melody, voice and lyrics guy – what are you Bose DK…!