Monday, January 12, 2015

C. Ramchandra - The music director who composed Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo…..

Music legends like Naushad, Shanker Jaikishen, S.D.Burman, Madan Mohan are some of the names that have been embossed in Golden Letters in the annals of the Music fraternity of Indian Cinema. 

However what is tragic is that some real genius of Music Industry who have given the Golden Era of Indian Cinema the kind of Music that still brings in a lease of fresh air, whenever we listen them on Radio or TV have been forgotten and ignored. 

One such unsung Music Legend was C. Ramchandra, the versatile music director who introduced the racy rock ‘n’ roll numbers music in the 40’s and 50’s . Remember the hit songs Meri jaan, meri jaan ana Sunday ke Sunday … or Shola jo bhadake dil mera dhadke…

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Besides these Western numbers what makes C. Ramchandra, a true genius was his amazing comment over the Hindustani Sangeet. Just remember the immortal melodious numbers Radha na bole na bole re (AZAAD), Mujhpe Ilzam E bewafai hai(YASMIN ) and of course his masterful skill in the movie ANARKALI.

The music of ANARKALI was such extraordinary that it made the ordinary movie ANARKALI into a super hit blockbuster. The younger generation may not know that when K.Asif started his Magnum Opus MUGHUL-E-AZAM, starring Dilip Kumar, Madhubala and Prithiviaj Kapoor, the movie got delayed, because of finance and K.Asif’s details for perfection. During this time the story of the movie was leaked out and Filmstan Pictures, a popular film production company immediately made the movie ANARKALI, in a short duration and released the movie. 

The movie stars Pradeep Kumar, Bina Rai and Mubark (playing king Akbar). The movie was released in 1953 and was super hit solely on hits hit music composed by C. Ramchandra. Just recall the hit songs … Ye Zindagi usiki hai …. ; Mohabbat aisi dhadkan hai …; Aa ja ab to aaja and others. 

Besides this everyone is aware about the foot tapping songs of ALBELA, which was again a small budget film with no star valve. It stared Bhagwan and Geeta Bai, both B-grade actors but the music was A-grade and the movie created box office history. Remember the hit songs Bholi Soorat Dil Ke Khote…, Shaam Dhale Khidki Tale…., Shola jo bhadake dil mera dhadke… Qismat Ki Hawa Kabhi Naram….

Besides his command over film music C. Ramchandra shall always be remembered for the Lata Mangeshkar’ extremely popular patriotic song ‘Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo….. penned by Kavi Pradeep. 

It is really regretful that the entire world recognizes Lata Mangeshkar with this song but rarely anybody knows that this great song is composed by the ultimate music wizard C. Ramchandra!!! 

Raaga.Com remembers the music legend C. Ramchandra on his birth anniversary with the befitting tribute …

Tum Kya Jano, Tumhari Yaad mein Hum Kitna Roye, 

Rain guzari tare gin-gin chain se jab tum soye Hum Kitna Roye!! 

(You aren't aware how much we grieved in your memories, 

Spent the nights counting stars while you slept…and we cried!! )

Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra are ‘Cutest Couple’ in B-Town

When asked who is the ‘Cutest Couple’ in B-Town? Well, you may wonder - Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif or Ranveer Singh and Deepika Pudokone? 

Readers would be surprised to know that the distinction for ‘Cutest Couple’ of the year has neither been bestowed upon the two, who are supposed to be the most talked about and the hottest couple in Bollywood. So who is the lucky Jodi???

According to a poll conducted by a renowned Bollywood website the honor of being the ‘Cutest Couple’ has been stolen by the cute looking Alia Bhatt and the dashing hunk Sidharth Malhotra!

47 per cent Bollywood buffs voted Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra as their favorite couple. While the other vibrant couple Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor, who won the hearts of the cinegoers with AASHIQUI 2 was the runner up couple with 37 percent vote. 

Interestingly the couple that had been playing hide and seek with the media over their relationshipship and their prospective marriage Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli did not much impresses the film buffs. The duo scored a moderate 16 percent votes. 

Rumours of Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra dating each other have been making rounds. Alia and Sidharth have been spotted together and it is supposed that the two are very much in love. 

In fact if readers could recollect Alia Bhatt had spilled the beans in the celebrated TV show KOFFEE WITH KARAN, where she had opened her heart showering her praises for Sidharth Malhotra. She had candidly confessed that Sidharth was husband material while Varun Dhawan, was only good to be an excellent boyfriend.