Manna Dey is a true representative of the Golden Age of Hindi Film Music. His versatility as a singer is something of a marvel. Even in folk music based numbers like Hariyala Sawan Dhol Bajata Aaya (Do Bigha Zameen), Hillori or Sun Mere Lal (Anuradha), he transported listeners and continues to thrill us today.
Former Editor of Filmfare and Screen, Karanjia has been a distinguished Journalist and Author.
Incredible as it may sound, Mubarak Begum was untrained in music. She was on the way to success when her songs, Devta tum ho mera sahara (with Rafi – Daera), Who na aayenge palatke unhe laakh hum bulaen (Devdas – 1954) earned wide popular acclaim.
Waheeda Rehman is grace personified … grace of movement, of bearing, of demeanour, of feeling, of expression …in short, the very grace of being. Allied to this innate grace is an immense dignity.
Rituparno Ghosh has this marvelous felicity with scripts that have an easy flow, where characters – even the minor ones – come alive and the narration is nuanced with self-reflective irony, flashes of mordant humour and an acute eye for the pauses and unsaid things in the interaction between people.