Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sangeeth Saritha, Radio Programme, Again!

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As I have already written earlier, I am a fan of radio since my childhood days.  We grew up hearing the radio throughout the day, well... until TV took sometime of the day, later.  Even then, the mornings are exclusively for Vividhbharathi programmes.  I don't listen to FM radio because the presenters shout all the time and too many advertisements.  Vividhbharathi gets minimum advertisements and many are govt. sponsored like 'gobar gas', 'road safety', PM Modi's 'swachch bharath' and other reforms (this is the recent addition!).   Other programmes will be heard randomly without much attention but the 7.30 to 7.45 am programme is THE Sangeeth Saritha.  I love to listen the discussions on Hindustani/Carnatic music...many maestros discuss the raagas, how they are used in film music, different types of taals and many more.  Just to influence ordinary people who are not serious classical music lovers (I am not a serious classical music fan...I love all sorts of music!) mostly they include one film song based on the raaga in discussion.  I have written a couple of posts about this programme earlier and here, they are!    And here!

Normally, in this programme, one series about some subject goes for 10-20 episodes.  Now, I am hearing for the past few days, a programme about different music directors, the way they use particular instruments for songs, some famous classical singers who sang for a couple of movies....etc. etc.  The VIP here now, is Pt.Nithyanand Haldipur who is a famous bansuri/flute player.

Today, he was discussing about Shiv-Hari's (famous santoor player, Pt.Shiv Kumar Sharma and famous flute player, Pt.Hariprasad Chaurasia) contribution to film music. Today, he was talking about one song from film, 'Tere Mere Sapne'
and the song is given below.  He said, 'In those days, RD Burman, SD Burman's son was becoming famous and was very busy recording songs.  SD Burman got the above movie for directing music.  Singers, Latha Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar were fixed. He had shortage of orchestra players.  At that time he came across Shiv-Hari and got an idea.  He asked just the both of them to play for one song.  With just two instruments, Santoor and flute, he finished recording one beautiful song.  I hear just the tabla sound apart from the two instruments in the background.  My favourite song.  Really, SD Burman is a genius.  Now, hear the song.  The lyrics by Neeraj is superb.



Kishore, Latha's voice, Dev Anand, Mumtaz's acting made the song a hit.  The movie also was a hit.  My parents were not happy about us, young girls, watching this movie (adult theme it was, in those days (1971, I think!).  I and my sister went with my cousins to Rajkumari theatre (a complex is there now!) at Pondy Bazaar, Chennai, to watch this movie.  All the songs were good.  A movie was always a hit in those days, if the songs were good!

I had written about SD Burman and RD Burman's music here!



8 comments :

SG said...

Looks like a very informative and educational program.

Destination Infinity said...

Nice song. I like Lata's voice in this one. Sometimes, minimalism is all that is needed to create an impact. Too many chefs might spoil the...

Destination Infinity

Sandhya said...

SG: Yes, it is very informative! They discuss about raagas, instruments, their origin, the artists, their journey...so many things. Did you read Prof.N.Rajam and Pt.Shivkumar's links, I have given. The programme is just for 15 mts. I was jotting down when they talk and then did the post. You will like N.Rajam, violinist's post. After 8 am it is Tamil programmes. I never hear old TMS, P.Susheela, Seegaazhi's songs in those programmes. Never heard of songs are played there. Then new songs. Thank god, many new songs are good nowadays. Some are very melodious too. We have to hear old Tamil songs from recorded pen drive:). Thanks for the first comment, SG!


DESTINATION INFINITY: Yes, I liked both Kishore and Latha's voice here, in this song. Very melodious! Thank you!

Bikram said...

Well both Lata and Kishore have such a beautiful voice.. so many songs have become a legend now ...


Bikram's

Renu said...

I loved this movie.so romantic and lead pair was looking so fabulous without any frills.

Onkar said...

I am an S.D.Burman fan

ashok said...

wonderful post...awesome song!

Sandhya said...

BIKRAM: Yes, Bikram!


RENU:!


ASHOK: Thank you, Ashok!

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