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that celebrates the ordinary middle class lifestyle gifting viewers endless smiles at intervals. For a typical middle class someone like me right in the middle of my life journey, this straight laced wafer thin storyline spun around every day little situations is simply nostalgic, thanks to Basu Chaterjee’s macroscopic attention to microscopic details. Transports me back to my college days – boy meets girl, then another one meets her. Now she is caught in this Tricky Triangle. Thank God I triumphed out of that phase in my life by not falling into this thorny triangular trap!!
A touching song from a reel that talks about real! Tracked in an extraordinary romantic comedy film
Picturised on Amol Palekar and Vidya Sinha, this song is filmed in a cinema hall. While watching Dharmendra and Hema Malini’s graceful romantic theatrics on big screen, Amol (as a tongue tied shy boy Arun) stares at the screen, wide eyed, big smiled, mouth agape at intervals, shifting seating postures every now and then for concentrated viewing much to the disturbance of viewers around him. Soon he slips into a dream of his own.
Thanks to Amol’s fantasy, for a few itsy bitsy moments, we get to watch Amol and Vidya (Vidya here as Prabha, his love) too playing around in this heartwarming song with ecstasy. With the song coming to an end, we and Amol are in for a jolt! For, Amol along with himself brings us back to reality, letting us viewers move on with the movie!!
This song where Yesudas was at his breezy best was his debut song in Bollywood
Choti si Baat was Salil Chowdhary’s last film as music director
The influence of everyday situations in middle class lifestyle that led to a confluence of love and those sweet little memorable moments resulted in Basu Chaterjee’s “Choti Si Baat” i.e. “Small Matter” a big hit for middle class viewers.
This is 1/3 songs from
|My Sketch of Asha Bhosle|
Film: Choti Si Baat (1976)
Director: Basu Chaterjee
Music Composer: Salil Chowdary
Lyrics: Yogesh Gaud
Singers: Yesudas, Asha Bhosle
Actors: Amol Palekar, Vidya Sinha
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Team Nostalgia at Dignity Foundation, Bengaluru - Episode #66
What a sea of songs of Salil’s that Team Nostalgia sailed us through in its 66th Episode at Dignity Foundation, Bengaluru this month! Armed with a meticulously planned playlist themed on music composer Salil Chowdhary that spoke…nay sang volumes of the versatility of the composer, Anchor Sri Sheshadri Mokshagundam was all of verve and vigour.
Opening the programme with ”Naa Jiya Lage Naa” of “Anand” fame, sung by Rekha, audience couldn’t have asked for a more perfect beginning to Salil’s repertoire of songs. A complex number such as “Mila Hai Kisi Ka Jhumka” from film “Parakh” rendered effortlessly by Sudha as also that wonder song ‘Saathi Re Tujh Bin Jiya” from the horror film “Poonam ki Raat” stilled the audience to haunting silence! Only to be woken up with a peppy folky one like “Dhitang Dhitang Boli…” - lovely rendering by Rekha followed by yet another one “Aha Rhimjhim ki yeh Pyare Pyare …” a duet by Rekha and Shesh Sir tempting us to tilt our necks! Doing complete justice to some fab songs like “Kahi Door Jab Din Dhal Jaaye…” and “Suhana Safar Aur Ye Mausam Haseen…” was Prakash Sir. “Kahi Door…” was yet another one rendered by Prakash Sir picked from the film “Anand” where, as Shesh Sir says, “A movie made for Raj Kapoor; perfect poignant portrayal of every role; philosophy spoken on celluloid subtly conveying ways of welcoming the inevitable phase in every human’s life i.e., Exit from this world.
“Baagh me kali khili…” as well as “Dhitang Dhitang Boli…” rendered so beautifully in Bengali by Rekha. Why would she miss singing these when it’s heard through microphone at macro decibels in every pandal of the streets of Bengal. Thanks to yes S Chowdhary Saab, Bengaluru beti now I know why you are so much a Bengali Saheli.
Shesh Sir signed off in style preserving “Rajni Gandha…” title song till the end generously showering on us the Gandha (fragrance) of Salil straight from his “Dill’ (heart). Signed off…did he?
Not really for Smt. Girijamma, a cheerful lady among the audience of “Naa Ninna Marayalaare Sheshadri” fame! filing her “farmaaish” for the team to sing “Dooradinda bandantha sundaranga jaana” from the Kannada film “Samshaya Phala”. When rest of the audience second her first request, would the team refuse more so when “Sundaranga Jaana” is anchoring? Samshayave Illa !! (No doubt, absolutely !)
Sheshadri Sir’s Team Nostalgia:
Sri Sheshadri Mokshagundam – Founder Anchor Singer
Smt Rekha Sathyashankar - Singer
Smt Sudha Venkatesh - Singer
Sri Prakash - Singer
Smt. Mangala Madhuchand - Event Blogger
Nostalgia Playlist – Aug 18, 2017
Na Jiya Lage Na – Anand (1986)
Aaja re Pardesi Mein – Madhumati (1958)
Toote Hue Khwabon Ne Humko Ek Shikaya – Madhumati (1958)
O Sajna Barkha Baahar Aai – Parakh (1960)
Jaa Tose Nahin Bolo Kanhaiya – Parivar (1956)
Yeh Dil Kahan Teri Manzil – Maya (1961)
Mila Hai Kisi Ka Jhumka – Parakh (1960)
Suhan Safar hai Yeh Mausam Haseen - Madhumati (1958)
Dhitang Dhitang Boli – Bengali Video Song sung by Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay
Saathi Re Tujh Bin Jiya Udas Re – Poonam Ki Raat (1965)
Aha Rhimjhim ki yeh Pyare Pyare Geet Liye – Usne kaha Tha (1961)
Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaaye Saanj – Anand (1986)
Cham Cham Nachat Aayee Bahar – Chaya (1961)
Raat Ne KyaKya Khawab Dhikaye - Ek Gaon Ki Kahani (1957)
Baag Mein Kali Khili – Chand aur Suraj (1965)
Jaane man Jaane man – Choti si Baat (1975)
Aa Aa Re Mitwa – Anand Mahal (1977)
Ja Re Ja Re Udja Re Panchchi – Maya (1961)
Dhitang Dhitang Bole – (bengali Video Song)
Rajnigandha Phool Tumhare – Rajni Gandha (1974)