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World Music & Cinema

Vol 8. India

Compiled by Raghunath Manet this selection of music from Indian cinema highlights the melodies (ragas) that have contributed to the success of many films. In fact, there is no Indian cinema without dance and music; they are an integral part of the films and support the structure of each scenario by intensifying the actors’ rôles, whether in comedy or melodrama. Since the Thirties, the golden age of Indian cinema, many of the most talented Indian musicians have contributed to feature films and cinema has thereby brought them into the mainstream of India’s cultural life. Today, in a context crowned with such success, young composers are not afraid to borrow from traditional and popular music. The CD contains the following tracks: ‘Mitwa’ by Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Sukhwinder Sing and Srinivas from Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (Ashutosh Gowariker); ‘Chalo tumko lekar chale’ by Shreya Ghosal from Jism (Amit Saxena); ‘Tuj he dekha to’ by Lata Mangeshkar and Kumar Sanu from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayange (Aditya Chopra); ‘Allah Hoo’ by Michael Danna from Monsoon Wedding (Mira Nair); ‘Ek ladki ko dekha’ by Kumar Sanu from 1942 – A Love Story (Vinod Chopra); ‘Malare mounama’ by S.P. Balasubramaniyam and S. Janaki from Karna (Selva); ‘Snekitane’ by Sadhana Sargam from Alai Payuthey / Waves (Manirathnam); ‘Sanditene’ by Raghunath Manet and Preema from Indian Love Story (Jayadevi); ‘Bekas pe karam kijiye’ by Lata Mangeshkar from Mugal-E-Azam (Kamal Amrohi); ‘Girlfriend’ by Karthik, Timmy, Tipu from Boys (Shankar); ‘Pondy-chérie’ by Raghunath Manet and Nithyasree from Pondicherry (Nazer); ‘Silsila Ye Chahat Ka’ by Schreya Ghosal from Devdas (Sanjay Leela Bhansali).