How would our amazing older singers have fared today?
After a number of years old never having subscriptions some Hindi Stations we hardly found our own”Zee TV” subscription. My deficiency of awareness of things”contemporary” in the movie world must’ve now been seen by means of a number of my most happy readers — and now you discover how exactly I stumbled defended my ignorance over all years. While virtually all my friends experienced some or the other Hindi channel playing their TVs when we would head seeing, I remained a way.
For this almost Rip-van-Winkle-esque backdrop, envision me sitting comfortably in front of my TV, also switching channels to my recently obtained Z television. Aha! A chance to see younger talented women and men sing. I perked up in my seat. Putting up with by means of numerous do tier ads touting Ajmeri ba ba, ” I sat through the whole application. Well, imagine my total surprise when I learned about those stupendous amounts of prize money and contracts that awaited the winner of the competition! Fifty Lakhs! Boy, had things shifted! And someplace during this program, I found my thoughts drifting, even as I was listening to such exact talented younger folks perform their own stuff. Substitute this together with almost any other gift shows such as Indian Idol, also my point would still endure vande mataram ar rahman .
This wasn’t any more the old”SAREGAMA” I remember seeing before I abandoned that the shores of India. Thenit had been exactly about the singing, the standard of the voice, this training. Now, it is all that AND the aptitude present, to sing AND dance, to be a”entertainer” maybe not only a singer. Perhaps the pub has been raised in several manners, but possibly it’s been lowered in certain the others. Afterward, obviously, there is this ridiculous and ubiquitous SMS messaging that determines the winner, and not the board of candidates , who, at least allegedly , are there as a result of their expertise and practical experience. Supposedly democracy on the job, at which masses-with-cellphones-who-vote come to a decision if it’s the singer (umm. . Actress ) gets the not.
I used to be taking into consideration the old brigade of our singing greats and wanting to know just how they would have done in the current context. Imagine a Lata Mangeshkar, singing with her celestial voice, but never getting SMS messages out of the masses because she just stood there and then didn’t dance the stage using a joyous smile on her face. (and of course that the fact that Maharashtrians would not be bothered by delivering SMS messages to acquire her favorite, but let this pass.)
Manna De, of the golden, classically precise voice — even if he had sung along with his customary hot perfection, would he’ve earned votes? Experience it, while he sings fantastically, he was known for his capacity to dancing the point.
Mohammed Rafi — that the smile would be just as tender to coincide with his peerless voice, however”Aapne aaj achha performance diya, lekin aapne point ka upyog theek tarah se nahi kiya” would have been the sole opinion, chiding him onto his inadequate use of the stage.
Same with Talat Mehmood — great appearances (he did encounter films being an actor, also it has actually acted at Sone ki Chidiya along with Nutan), but would the crowd managed to gut his sensitive voice whenever they were searching to get”masti bhare gaane”?
Most likely the natives from the old protector could have been Asha Bhosale and Kishore Kumar. Ashaji comes with an incredible stage presence, and has the gumption to pull off the requirements, no matter what it required. Kishore Kumar always was an over-the-top performer, and might sing and dancing with the most useful of these. And for good measure, he would also pull off wisecracks and jokes.
Runa Laila comes to mind as one that have passed muster in today’s world. A superior voice, a wonderful stage presence, the ability to”shift” together with her own audio naturally, and a sultry sensuous look. (Recall we have been talking about if they were youthful.)
Mukesh — great looks along with a winning grin (I thought he appeared compared to Raj Kapoor from the tune Chhotisi yeh zindagani r e out of the movie Aah which was picturised on him), however would he’ve left the cut with all the SMS creation? Maybe not positive.