This Thursday, 13th June at 6.30 pm at Maquinez Palace, the Cinephile Film Club will present a retrospective of the legendary music director Madan Mohan on. For this special program, his daughter Ms. Sangeeta Gupta will be present to give insights about the man and his evergreen tunes.
For anyone who has grown up listening to the radio or Hindi film music, the name Madan Mohan is synonymous with some great evergreen melodies. It has been over 50 years since he composed songs like Lag Ja gale ke phir ye (Woh Kaun Thi) but it still receives considerable airplay and there are newer remixes of it as well. His long and fruitful collaboration with Lata Mangeshkar is legendary with the two of them delivering several hits including Hain isi mein pyaar ki aabroo, Aap ki nazron ne (Anpadh) Jaana tha humse, Yoon hasraton ke daag, Unko yeh shikayat (Adalat), Hum pyar jalne waalon ko(Jailor), Zara si aahat (Haqeeqat), Jiya le gayo ji mora sanwariya, Main to tum sang (Manmauji), Woh bhooli dastaan (Sanjog), Lag ja gale, Jo humne dastaan, Naina barse (Woh kaun thi) Tu jahan jahan chalega, Nainon mein badra (Mera Saya), Mai re (Dastak, for which he won the National award) and many more.
His music though went beyond his association India’s nightingale. He teamed up with the man with the velvet voice Talat Mehmood (Phir wahi sham wahi gham from Jahan Ara), Hum se aaya na gaya from Dekh Kabira Roya, the film which also had the Manna Dey classic Kaun aaya mere man ke dware. Madan Mohan also had a string of hits with Mohd. Rafi like Rang aur noor ki baraat (Ghazal) Ek haseen sham ko (Dulhan Ek Raat Ki), Teri Aankhon Ke Siva Duniya Mein (Chirag) and the quintessential patriotic song, Kar chale hum fida (Haqeeqat), among others.
The program with audio/visuals will have Musicologist Dr. Chandrashekhar Rao and film critic Sachin Chatte in conversation with Sangeeta Gupta. The event is free and open to all.
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