Friday, February 21, 2014

EXPERTISE - LAKSHMIKANTH AND PYARELAL

The duo have composed music for over 600 movies and have worked with ace actors like Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand etc. Infact they have even been the reason for setting a trend for these actors. Lakshmikant -Pyarelal as they are popularly known have been the biggest fans of their earlier music gen - Shankar and Jaikishan.  Something that is amazing to note about this duo is that although their first movie did not even release, they did not take in the wrong spirits, in fact worked harder for another project coming their way which was Parasmani that released in 1963. Although their hit as Music Directors was ofcourse established with the movie 'Dosti' which released in 1964 itself. As music directors, they believed in bringing out quality music and never compromised on their musicians. Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi combination worked best for these music directors.

Listen to Laxmikant - Pyarelal Songs on Raaga.com

Although their era was not too open for western music, Lakshmikanth and Pyarelal still continued composing even western music numbers. Few of the duo's popular Indian film songs include 'Dil Bil Pyar Vyar' in Lata Mangeshkar's voice for the movie Shagird. Any melody lover will definitely like their composition for the movie Sargam - 'Dafali wale' sung yet again by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi.

Everyone would be able to associate with one particular song of the duo and the song is 'Ek do teen' from Tezaab that released in the year 1988. And ofcourse Madhuri's dancing skills took this song to a whole to level and yet again there was demand for another number like this. And all the music lovers were satiated with 'Choli ke peeche kya hai' from Khalnayak releasing a couple of years later.

The musicians have carved a niche for themselves in the Bollywood industry and have even won prestigious awards like the Filmfare too. Although Lakshmikanth is no longer with us, Pyarelal is still one of the living legends that our country can boast about.


Adorable K-Town Chocolate Boy

Actor, producer, singer - This man dons the hat of all the possibility any man could think of. One thing we have to accept that whatever he does, he does it with class. Considered as the second most favourite chocolate boy after our very own Maddy, this boy from Chennai managed to capture the hearts of many.

Listen to Siddharth Songs on Raaga.com

Siddharth or more popularly as he is known - 'Sid' made a prominent entry into films in Kannathil Mutthamittal where he also assisted Director Mani Ratnam. Ofcourse Shankar's 'Boys' was the movie that landed in his acting path leading him to offers in other film industries too. Yet again Mani Rtnam's Azhutha Ezhuthu gave Siddharth a wonderful break considering he shared screen space with the best actors and actresses in the industry. Siddharth is one another actor that we could be proud of for having reached the levels of Bollywood in 2006 with the movie 'Rang De Basanti'. He was welcomed back to Bollywood with 'Striker' which released in 2010. Although his stint in the Telugu industry is still continuing with even 'Something Something' released last year, Siddharth has a good record of recent releases too, thanks to Nootri enbadhu where he showcased mature acting, which ofcourse was also released in Telugu. His recent releases also includes the movie Udhayam NH4 which although did not appeal to the mass.

Siddharth was widely appreciated for his contribution in the TeachAIDS project along with big names like Mira Nair. This eventually also brought out the humane/ socially responsible side of his.

Last year, the most awaited 'Theeya velai seiyanum kumaru' was a hit for Siddharth where he was paired opposite 'Chinna Kushboo' Hansika. Ofcourse not only the dialogue as same as the movie became famous but one the song 'dan dan dan daddan dan dan' which turned out to be the audiences' favourite. We must say - only Siddharth can pull off those outfits that we also witness in the song!