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An Indian Morning

An Indian Morning
Sunday November 20th, 2016 with Dr. Harsha V. Dehejia and Kishore "Kish" Sampat
The first half of the program features classical and religious music as well as regional and popular music. The second half features community announcements, Ghazals, Themes, Popular Old & New Bollywood Films music and more.

An Indian Morning celebrates not only the Music of India but equally its various arts and artisans, poets and potters, kings and patriots. The ethos of the program is summarized by its signature closing line, "Seeking the spirit of India, Jai Hind". 01-Meri Duniya Hai Maa – Happy Birthday Baa CD MISC-20161120 Track#01 5:22 TALASH-1969; S.D. Burman and other हार्दिक अभिनंदन आप सबका, शुक्रिया, घन्यावाद और Thank You इस प्रोग्राम को सुनने के लिए। हर रविवार यानी सन्डे की सुबह जब आप आँखे खोलते है तब हमारा उभरता हुआ प्रोग्राम आप की सुबह को खुशनुमा बनाने की कोशिश करता है। उमीद है की आप हर रविवार की आलसायी चाय की चुस्कीयों के साथ हमें सुनना पसंद करेंगे। आज सुनते हैं एक अलग फ्लेवर वाली गज़ल. इसे लिखा है रईस अख्तर ने और धुन बनाई है जगजीत सिंह ने. इसे एक्सटेसीज़ नामक एल्बम में रिलीज़ किया गया था. लंबा समय किसी के साथ गुज़ार लेने के बाद उसपर भरोसा हो जाना चाहिए और अगर धोखा भी मिले जो खूबसूरत हो तो उसे गले लगा लें. ये प्रेम के मामले में तो ठीक है मगर बाकी के केस में क्या करना चाहिए आप समझिए. गज़ल में साउंड ओवेरलेप का सुन्दर प्रयोग है जो आम तौर पर गज़लों में प्रयोग नहीं होता है. 02-Humko Dushmanki Nigahon Se CD MISC-20161120 Track#02 5:14 ECSTASIES-1984; Chitra Singh; Jagjit Singh; Raees Akhtar If, after watching Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, you agree that romance on the big screen isn’t what it used to be, you might want to flashback to the times when the Hindi film hero was always a man and not a boy, whether it was desi Elvis Shammi Kapoor, eternal lover Dev Anand, handsome-with-toothy-grin Shashi Kapoor, He-Man Dharmendra, or the red-lipped Rajendra Kumar. Raj Kapoor’s Bobby (1973) was a fresh take on young love, but it also signalled a nearly two-decade long reign of young love over mature love stories. The star son launches of the 1980s include Kumar Gaurav in Love Story (1981), Sanjay Dutt in Rocky (1981) and Sunny Deol in Betaab (1983). Melody made a comeback with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988), in which Nasir Hussain cast his nephew Aamir Khan as the chocolate-faced hero. Sooraj Barjatya climbed on to the youth bandwagon with his smash hit, Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), starring Salman Khan. And Shah Rukh Khan became a household name with Aditya Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995). Men were no longer cool. The Khans were Peter Pan, forever young. But what about the mature love story – the working-class romances of Basu Chatterjee, Gulzar and Basu Bhattacharya that were based on relationships between ordinary men and women? The kind of film in which eyes conveyed more meaning than dialogue, the sari was a fashion statement and “size zero” was unheard of? The films that reflected modest dreams and the languid pace of life? The mature romance genre has few takers now, with welcome exceptions like Saathiya (2002), Cheeni Kum (2007) and Piku (2015). One hopes that with such films, new-age directors will reclaim the space of the mature love story once occupied by the great masters. Here is a selection. Rajnigandha (1974) Vidya Sinha is all set to marry fiancé Amol Palekar when a job offer takes her to Mumbai. Destiny sends her ex-lover (Dinesh Thakur) back into her life. She must make a choice between true love and an affair doomed to fail. A lovely soundtrack by Salil Chowdhury (especially the title track and Mukesh’s Kahin Baar Yun) make this Basu Chatterjee production a film for all seasons. 03-Ranigandha Phool Tumhare CD MISC-20161120 Track#03 3:25 RAJNIGANDHA-1974; Lata Mangeshkar; Salil Chaudhary; Yogesh Khushboo (1975) Jeetendra plays an ideal doctor while Hema Malini is the child bride whom he had abandoned and who pines for him. She even agrees to look after his son from another marriage when he is away fulfilling his duties. Kishore Kumar sings the beautiful and haunting O Majhi Re, composed by RD Burman. 04-O Majhi Re CD MISC-20161120 Track#04 2:59 KHUSHBOO-1975; Kishore Kumar; R.D.Burman; Gulzar Chhoti Si Baat (1975) Amol Palekar loves Vidya Sinha, but is too shy to make a move. Enter Ashok Kumar, who trains young men in the seduction game. There are several funny moments, especially the scenes of one-upmanship between Amol and his arch rival Asrani. All’s well that ends well in Basu Chatterjee’s world. Salil Chowdhury’s evergreen soundtrack includes the title song and Jaaneman Jaaneman. 05-Jaaneman Jaaneman Tere Do Nayan CD MISC-20161120 Track#05 5:08 CHHOTI SI BAAT-1975; Yesudas, Asha Bhosle; Salil Chaudhary; Gulzar Palkon Ki Chhaon Main (1977) Rajesh Khanna plays the lovable village postman who is secretly in love with Mohini (Hema Malini). She is waiting for her soldier lover (Jeetendra) to return from war. It’s ultimately the postman who delivers news of the lover’s death to his beloved. The poignant tale, written by Gulzar, was directed by Meraj. 06-Koi Mere Mathe Ki Bindiya CD MISC-20161120 Track#06 3:07 PALKON KI CHHAON MEIN-1977; Lata Mangeshkar; Laxmikant-Pyarelal; Gulzar Anubhav, Aavishkar & Grihapravesh The trilogy of Anubhav (1971), Aavishkar (1973) and Grihapravesh (1979) was Basu Bhattacharya’s ode to mature love. In Anubhav, a busy newspaper editor (Sanjeev Kumar) falls in love once again with his beautiful but neglected wife (Tanuja). Aavishkar is about a young couple (Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore) who can’t live with or without each other. Grihapravesh, starring Sanjeev Kumar, Tagore and Sarika, is a sensitive film about infidelity. Geeta Dutt’s dulcet tones in the song Meri Jaan from Anubhav, which was also her last film, is simply divine. 07-Meri Jaan Mujhe Jaan Na Kaho CD MISC-20161120 Track#07 3:32 ANUBHAV-1971; Geeta Dutt; Kanu Roy; Gulzar 08-Boliye Surilee Boliyan CD MISC-20161120 Track#08 4:36 GRIHAPRAVESH-1979; Bhupinder, Sulakshna Pandit; Kanu Roy; Gulzar Kinara (1977) Dharmendra and Hema Malini play a couple on the verge of marriage. When the man is killed in an accident, the woman, a dancer, gives up on life, and is persuaded to snap out of her depression by Jeetendra’s character. Outstanding songs by RD Burman, including Meethe Bol Bole, Naam Gum Jayega, Jaane Kya Sochkar Nahi Guzra, Koi Nahi Kai Nahin and Ek Hi Khwab make this complex Gulzar drama an engaging tearjerker. 09-Naam Gum Jayega CD MISC-20161120 Track#09 5:39 KINARA-1977; Bhupinder, Lata Mangeshkar; R.D.Burman; Gulzar Libaas (1988) This Gulzar film has never been commercially released. Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi play a theatre couple who drift apart. Raj Babbar, a friend, comes into their lives and Shabana rediscovers love. Gulzar’s sensitive treatment ensures that the film remains a love story without any judgment passed on the unfaithful wife. Powerful performances backed by beautiful RD Burman melodies such as Silli Hawa and Khamosh Sa Afsana make us hope that someday, this film will be shown to the world. 10-Silli Hawa Chhoo Gai CD MISC-20161120 Track#10 5:05 LIBAAS-1988; Lata Mangeshkar; R.D.Burman; Gulzar 11-Tum Aa Gaye Ho CD MISC-20161120 Track#11 4:14 AANDHI-1975; Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar; R.D.Burman; Gulzar THE END समाप्त
Meri Duniya Hai Maa-Happy Birthday Baa
S.D. Burman and other - PRIVATE
Humko Dushmanki Nigahon
Chitra Singh; Jagjit Singh; Raees Akhtar - ECSTASIES-1984
Ranigandha Phool Tumhare
Lata Mangeshkar; Salil Chaudhary; Yogesh - RAJNIGANDHA-1974
O Majhi Re
Kishore Kumar; R.D.Burman; Gulzar - KHUSHBOO-1975
Jaaneman Jaaneman Tere Do Nayan
Yesudas, Asha Bhosle; Salil Chaudhary; Gulzar - CHHOTI SI BAAT-1975
Koi Mere Mathe Ki Bindiya
Lata Mangeshkar; Laxmikant-Pyarelal; Gulzar - PALKON KI CHHAON MEIN-1977
Meri Jaan Mujhe Jaan Na Kaho
Geeta Dutt; Kanu Roy; Gulzar - ANUBHAV-1971
Boliye Surilee Boliyan
Bhupinder, Sulakshna Pandit; Kanu Roy; Gulzar - GRIHAPRAVESH-1979
Naam Gum Jayega
Bhupinder, Lata Mangeshkar; R.D.Burman; Gulzar - KINARA-1977
Silli Hawa Chhoo Gai
Lata Mangeshkar; R.D.Burman; Gulzar - LIBAAS-1988
Tum Aa Gaye Ho
Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar; R.D.Burman; Gulzar - AANDHI-1975
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