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January 23, 2017 Monday     

From Letters to Gifs

Before the 80s, we used to write truly personal letters with special wishes expressed in length full of loving warmth and feelings, reaching the recipient after days or weeks (keeping them waiting for the same).

Before the 90s, there were greeting cards, having nothing written in the inside but a designer message flashed on the front. We still used to write a few lines on the inner blank space as our personal message for the recipients expressed from the deepest core of our heart.

In the 90s, the greeting cards companies also thought of getting over with the blank insides, and they started printing a nice, poetic message in the inner pages. So, we stopped thinking about those few lines too and started writing just the name with our own hands before sending them to our friends or relatives.

In the new millennium, mobiles got introduced and message-exchange was here between the exclusive mobile owners. A few wrote them by themselves and others forwarded them ahead, finding it more easy and convenient.

Post 2005, even the messages were being created by the network companies themselves initiating the festive celebrations (in text format) and everyone started forwarding them adding one or two personal lines on their own as per the ongoing festival season.

Post 2010, social networking gained much momentum and with introduction of Android phones, picture messages started getting circulated or forwarded without any personal warmth.

And now since 2014, animated Gif images are here and we are just forwarding them with a movement of our thumb at Whats App, Messenger and more without even thinking for a second before collectively sending them to hundreds of friends at one go as some kind of painful ritual to be followed.

No doubt that makes us all well connected with each other like living in a ‘Global Mohalla’ instead of a ‘Global Village’. But what we have really lost in the process is that personal warmth, the lovable personal touch, the heartfelt personal expressions and the fragrance of the beloved found in those letters or hand written cards coming from the post reaching after a few days.

No doubt we are now living a much better standard of living with loads of gadgets making life much easier and comfortable than ever before. But in this process, we have certainly surrendered and converted ourselves into mere robots willfully avoiding and forgetting the art of writing a few heartfelt lines of love and affection for our close beloveds.

So next time a festival comes, may be through phones only, but do try to write a few lines of your own for your beloveds, instead of just copying and pasting someone else’s forwarded message in a split of a second.

With warm wishes for the coming new year to all,
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Tags : From hand written letters to Gif images, The way we have lost that personal touch, The chaning human mindset, Articles on Life by Bobby Sing, Articles on Music, Poetry and Life by Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com, Life Teaching Articles by Bobby Sing, Few Life Inspiring Words by Bobby Sing
 
 
31 December 2016 / bobbysing /
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ShahjehanIt’s not an unknown fact that Kundan Lal Saigal was the inspiration for many renowned singers of Hindi film music including Mohd. Rafi, Mukesh, Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. And the exceptional singer-actor is widely considered as the first superstar of Hindi films too, though the term later came into existence with the arrival of Rajesh Khanna.
Revealing his admiration for the blessed performer, Mohd. Rafi approached Naushad with the wish to sing with Saigal in the mid-40s and providing the dream opportunity to the then young singer, Naushad gave him two lines to sing in the song ‘Mere Sapno Ki Rani, Ruhi, Ruhi, Ruhi” apart from performing in the chorus for film SHAHJEHAN (1946). One of the last films of the star, it also had one of his most famous tracks, ‘Jab Dil Hi Toot Gaya’ becoming the swan song of Saigal who died in January 1947 at the age of just 42. Incidentally the hit song, which he reportedly wished to be played on his funeral too!
So among all the true admirers of the singing legend, it was only Rafi who got the rare opportunity to sing just 2 lines in a song as ‘‘Mere Sapno Ki Rani, Ruhi, Ruhi, Ruhi” in the year 1946 that were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri who interestingly also made a debut as a lyricist with film SHAHJEHAN.
However the song still later found its connection with both Kishore Kumar and Anand Bakshi post two decades in ARADHANA released in 1969, when Bakshi wrote another hit with the same opening phrase ‘Mere Sapno Ki Rani’ and Kishore Kumar made it a rage in the melodious composition by S. D. Burman.
AradhanaConcluding it in a musical manner, where the first “Mere Sapno Ki Rani” was sung by K. L. Saigal along with Mohd. Rafi in the composition of Naushad and lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri in the year 1946, the second ‘Mere Sapno Ki Rani’ was sung by Saigal’s admirer Kishore Kumar under the music direction of S. D. Burman with the lyrics by Anand Bakshi in the year 1969.
But sadly where the first is included among the swan songs of the superstar leaving at such an early age, the second announced the arrival of another making a grand musical entry winning hearts all over as Rajesh Khanna.
Cheers!
(Thanks to Jupe Jones and Rakesh Anand Bakshi for giving the idea through their valuable comments and tweets)
Tags : MERE SAPNO KI RANI The one exceptional phrase connecting K. L. Saigal Mohd. Rafi Kishore Kumar and Rajesh Khanna together, Did You Know facts by Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com, Rare unknown facts about Hindi Cinem at bobbytalkscinema.com, One superstar to another, Mere Sapno Ki Rani Ruhi Ruhi, Articles on Music and Cinema by Bobby Sing at BTC.
 
 
23 November 2016 / bobbysing /
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Na Jhatko Zulf Se Paani - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

For all young and old friends, this is about a song which you must have heard for sure but might not have noticed the magic worked in it with a specific ‘unusual’ word and a unique expression used to define beauty, probably not to be found in any other love song with such sensitivity and sensuality as I strongly feel.
Firstly, we have a word in Hindi language as "PHOOT" used for breakage (Phoot Gaya Gharha!) or for rudely asking a person to leave in a state of anger (Chal Phoot!). The word is also used for denoting the springs flowing out of the mountains (Jharney Phoot Padey!), a bud transforming into a flower (Konplein Phir Phoot Aayin!) and may be for cursing the destiny too in a comical manner (Phoot Gayi Kismat!) or for crying (Phoot Phoot Ke Rona!). So it’s quite difficult to use this particular word in a sensual love song without making it sound awkward, fitting in the rhythm just perfectly.
However, the task is beautifully done by three masters as the lyricist, composer and singer together incorporating the peculiar word describing a beauty, looking at the tiny droplets of water shining in her hair referred as some precious pearls. And the opening lines go as,
“Na Jhatko Zulf Se Paani, Yeh Moti PHOOT Jayenge,
Tumhara Kuchh Na Bigdega, Magar Dil Toot Jayege”
In fact the creators use the word ‘Phoot’ in such a rhythmic and rhyming manner in the track that unless someone points it out to you, one doesn’t even feel like hearing something inept or lesser poetic in the verse from any angle.
Next you must have heard many ghazals, couplets, nazms or Hindi film songs describing the beautiful lips of a woman using various expressions and delightful poetic comparisons in their respective ‘sheyrs’. But the way they get visualized with an adorable sensuality in this absorbing song, takes the collective creation to a completely different level, again using the word ‘PHOOT’ in an entirely new perspective quite amazingly. And the antra (stanza/verse) goes as,
“Yeh Naazuk Lab Hain Ya Aapas Mein Do Lipti Hui Kaliyan,
Zara Inko Alag Kar Do, Tarannum PHOOT Jayenge,
“Na Jhatko Zulf Se Paani, Yeh Moti PHOOT Jayenge,
Tumhara Kuchh Na Bigdega, Magar Dil Toot Jayege”
The song has been penned by Rajendra Krishan with music by Ravi and rendition by Mohd. Rafi for film SHEHNAI (1964) which was produced and directed by S. D. Narang. On screen it has been picturised on Biswajeet and Rajshri as a couple taking shelter post the rains in an abandoned temple like structure.
You can listen, see and cherish the mesmerizing musical creation at the following link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_YckCpQAoY
Cheers!
Tags : Unique Lyrics in a song from SHEHNAI (1964), Unusual words used in Hindi Film Songs, Lyricist Rajendra Krishan, Music Director Ravi, Mohd. Rafi, SD Narang, Biswajeet, Rajshri, Sensual Hindi Film Songs, Rain Songs
 
 
08 September 2016 / bobbysing /
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