You must've read Nadeem's recent interviews
claiming that he is back in the reckoning in his so-called second
innings. These interviews came out in Screen and
And here are some facts.
Nadeem seems to
have found a new source for inspiration: Middle Eastern
fact 80 per cent of all recent Nadeem Shravan scores (including
Dhadkan, Kasoor, Ek Rishta and Hum Ho Gaye Aap Ke)
are inspired by Middle Eastern songs. It's not easy to find the
originals (I'm from India and not at all tuned to Middle Eastern
music, but now I am!) and it did take about a month for me to find
just two originals and their sound clips so that I have solid
proof. But I'll return with more as soon as I find them.
original of the very famous Dhadkan song Dil ne yeh
kaha hai is the
song Ahibbak laih by Saudi Arabian
singer Abdel Majeed Abdullah. It was from his album
Listen to the original song here...
original of another famous song from Dhadkan Aksar is duniya
the song Ashtany by Lebanese singer Najwa
Karam, from her fifth album Rooh Roohi.
the original here... even the lyrics sound the same -- an
which could put Bappi Lahiri to shame.
just wish someone would come forward to expose such extreme cases
hypocrisy. I really wonder what Nadeem had in mind when he
gave an interview like that! Did he think nobody would ever want
find out the originals? How naive!
More for the word hunter
I am ardent fan of this site:http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~navin/india/songs/
It has a lovely and exhaustive collection of
Hindi songs sorted out in different fashions, no frills. A must for all Hindi film music lovers... check it
I am sure you will enjoy
(This follows a recent
exchange of letters where reader Dastagir discovered
the words for a song thanks to a newsgroup. --
Glad to find this
Being a newcomer to the world of Indian music,
your e-zine is very welcome.
I was trained for 12 years in
Western classical music as a child and have taken up music once
again (after many years of focusing on bronze sculpture) at the age
I have recently purchased a sitar and have embarked on
what I feel will be a rather long voyage to learn to play this
wonderful instrument. I have found that there are very few
people who teach this instrument in the United States and am asking
any of your readers for advice on how to overcome this
I also would like to question your readers if there
is any music that I should be aware of that represents a fusion
between Hindustani music and American Jazz. I am particularly
interested in any music that would fall into a category close to
what John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy were doing in the
1960s. Thanks for posing these questions to your readers and
for your great website.
I enjoyed scrolling through the Mr Adams
piece. I wonder why Mr R gets as much coverage as Mr A.
Keep writing though - and facts are only sometimes better than
fiction. Especially when one is faced with intermittent rains,
intermittent songs and no smoking and drinking.
to have turned a new face - it really has become BAD.
(Read the Bryan Adams piece by Niki N Kalpa)
an up and coming band from Pittsburgh, please take a look at my
What about Prashanth Raj?
I have observed that you review the music of
Ravichandran's Kannada movies most (If I am not mistaken).
Why can't you review Prashanth Raj`s
music? Looks like he is a
permanent composer for S Narayan. He composed music for
Nannavalu Nannavalu and the recently released Anjali
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