The History of Indian Film Music: A Showcase of the Very Best in Hindi Cinema

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Bennett, Coleman & Company, 2009 - Motion picture music - 128 pages
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Do you know anything about a 1940s film called Ek Thi Ladki? Okay heres help¦remember the song Lara lappa sung by

Lata Mangeshkar! Does that ring a bell? That's the power of film music. You may have never seen a film may not remember its name or cast but its melodious tracks are something you'll instantly relate to. There have been instances when a film became a hit just due to its rich music, never-mind a lousy storyline. It's a rule before a film comes its music. And if the music can woo your audience there's no looking back.

Where would Indian cinema especially Hindi cinema be without its music? Hindi film song is all about telling a part of the story in a different way. Hindi cinema has been endowed with this art form which has been pivotal to its popular appeal. Music, orchestration, lyrics, vocalization, picturization, choreography have all played a role in the creation of the phenomenon called Film Music. This book traces the musical journey of Indian Film Music. It unravels the milestones and magical moments of this rich music that has enthralled millions across the world with its richness, variety and creativity.

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