26 November 2009

Gujarat is out of saragamapa?

Gujarat missed the bus for finale

Zee TV’s, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Mega Challenge had its first semi final competition which was between two neighboring states i.e. Maharashtra and Gujarat and the results are out. As per information I get, Gujarat is at loss.

Close source from the show tells, “Gujarat has lost the competition leaving Maharashtra as a winner once again. Gujarat was strong enough to defeat Maharashtra in the first half of the show but at last Maharashtra took away the cake.”

“There was only 1 or 2 percent of gap between the performances of these two states but for sure the competition was tough for both the parties,” concludes the source. Though Gujarat had experienced singers like Parthiv Gohil and Deepali Somaiya, it was defeated.

Vaishali Mahde was called to wish her for the victory but she remained unavailable.

Finally Maharashtra had reached into the grand finale now let see who will be opposite to them in the singing battle.

18 November 2009

Mile Sur Mera Tumhara : Phir Se

Many have still good memory of 'Mile sur mera tumhara', thanks to youtube.com and such other resources available on internet.

But now, guys get ready for new version of 'Mile sur...'.

The old video i n which from ace classical singer Pt. Bhimsen Joshi to Lata Mangeshkar and From Amitabh Bachchan to Mithun Chakrawarty all had been featured, was produced by ad filmmaker Kailash Surendranath and his wife Aarti.

The new video will feature hot star couple Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.  Ranbir shot for the video at Film City and Yash Raj Studios on Sunday. And, Amitabh Bachchan is the only artiste from the earlier music video to feature in the new version.

When Amitabh was asked about the honour of being the only artiste to feature in both the versions of the song, he replied, “I have not only participated in the new Mile sur mera tumhara, but have also sung a part of the original composition (composed by Louis Banks and P Vaidyanathan). We shot my portion of the song at the Taj hotel.” Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have also shot for the song. Shilpa Shetty and Deepika Padukone are the other celebrities from the entertainment sector to be featured. Commenting about the song, Deepika said, “My dad was part of the first one.Now I am in the second.” Talking about the project, Aarti said, “At the moment we want to keep it really quiet until we finish the project.”

04 November 2009

Good song, bad picturisation

Yesterday (Dt. 3 November) I saw a song on B4U music. Song was very dearest to me. It was ‘Patta Patta Buta Buta Haal Hamara Jane Hai’. Very nice composition by great music director duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal and nicely sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi. Till yesterday, I had only listened song, but had never seen.

From the very first moment, as shot was long shot, hero-heroine was not clear. At that time I had actually  forgotten that song was from movie ‘Ek Nazar’ featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri (at that time). As soon as the picture about who the stars are got cleared, I got plesant surprise. It was my favourite actor. I felt one more feather added to my favourite actor’s cap.

But very soon I realised that actually that time actor was really learning acting. No good expression I found on his face. Also or for same reason, director had shot with long shots. This song is a good example of good song wasted in picturisation. Same is the case with ‘Ye jo mohabbat hai’ song from ‘Kati Patang’ movie.

Very good song. Till some years ago, you were only able to listen songs, not see. So, from listening songs repeatedly, you would have got some imagination that song might have been picturised like this. Your imagination would get firm with repeatedly listening songs. But as soon as you would see song in ‘Chitrahaar’ your imagination is totaly cracked. I had never imagined that ‘Ye Jo Mohabbat Hai’ song could have been picturised the way it was.Kaka was shown singing the song in drunk position.

I feel same with all ‘Aashiqui’ songs which were picturised on Rahul Roy and Anu Agarwal - expression less actors.

Can you remember such good songs which are wasted in picturisation?

Write right away here.

(To read in Gujarati, click : http://jaywantpandya.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/સારું-ગીત-ખરાબ-પિક્ચરાઇઝ/)