RMSG – Posts


Here we are presenting a view of all the posts categorised as Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane or RMSG Posts..

Gaurish Weds Swati

December 13 2017 : Kumar Gaurish and Swati were married at the ITC Welcome in Dwarka.. Here I present a collection of songs that actually was planned for Bhrigu and Ajeeta wedding on November 24 and Shaleen and Nishtha wedding on October 31 but it did not materialise then.. May the newly wed couples have …

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Shashi Kapoor – The Actor

Shahsi Kapoor – The Actor breathed his last on December 4 2017 .. with his death an era of second generation of illustrious Kapoor Khandan defined by the trio Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor and himself came to an end.. he was born in Calcutta on March 18 1938 and has died shortly before attaining the …

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Asha Bhosle – Birthday Special

आशा भोसले – जन्मदिवस पर विशेष आशा भोसले हिंदी पिल्मों और संगीत की दुनिया का एक ऐसा नाम है जिसके बारे में विस्तार से कहे बिना भी बहुत लोग बहुत कुछ जानते है । आज उनके 85वें जन्मदिन के शुभ अवसर पर कहना तो मैं बहुत कुछ चाहता था पर आप लोग उनके संगीत का …

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Symbolic Shailendra Songs

प्रतीकात्मक शैलेंद्र आज यह निशचय किया गया है कि रुपये में सोलह गाने नामक इस श्रंखला का प्रमुख आलेख हिंदी में प्रस्तुत किया जायेगा – स्व. शैलेंद्र का फिल्मों में गीत लिखने का किस्सा वाकई रोचक रहा, प्रारंभ में जब राज कपूर साहब ने शैलेंद्र से अपनी आगामी फ़िल्म आग के लिये गीत लिखने का …

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Salil Chowdhury – The Musical Genius

Those who have not heard much of Salil Da may not agree with the tag of genius esp. when his contribution to Hindi Cinema does not show up itself in numbers.. well.. I tend to disagree with them.. K. Asif probably never made another film after Mughal-e-Azam.. yet that can not deny the fact that …

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Bhupinder Singh

May I take this opportunity to introduce you to the world of songs and gazals of Bhupinder Singh.. The first time I myself noticed him was with Gharonda and Mausam songs he had sung so beautifully.. I had known him from Masoom song but not so well at that time.. my interest in him was …

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Kishore Kumar – The Actor

We all know that Kishore da had exceptional rare quality to exactly imitate many actors voices and thus achieved great heights in his playback singing.. yet I have loved Kishore Kumar – The Actor equally strongly.. On his 88th birth anniversary the mind goes to songs picturised on him.. sanity has prevailed and instead of …

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Shakeel Badayuni : Birth Anniversary

A decision has been reverted so easily and rather too quickly.. that I am here doing another RMSG after announcing the culmination of the series with the sequel on Meena Kumari on her birth anniversary a couple of days ago.. the credit should go to a dear friend Ram Gopalan.. and a senior from KV …

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Meena Kumari – Birth Anniversary

Meena Kumari had been on my mind for several years now.. the first evr true Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane or RMSG was actually started with her after I had curtailed an existing list to 16 songs and a journey had then begun with what I call my collections of songs as Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane.. …

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Mohammed Rafi Remembered

This day some 37 years ago India had lost one of its most charismatic playback singer in Mohammed Rafi.. I had earlier in the day added some songs to the songbook dedicated to him on my drupal site.. Here I am presenting two collections for Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane on Mohaammed Rafi Sahab who was …

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Mukesh – Top Duets

Mukesh – Birth Anniversary Special ( b. 22 July 1923 d. 27 August 1976)Mukesh sung hundreds of great duet songs of Hindi Cinema yet with a restriction of sixteen songs for a Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane sequel I have been limited to atmost one song per film and it has been tried to highlight some …

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Anand Bakshi – Birth Anniversary

Anand Bakshi- Birth Anniversary Special(b. 21 July 1930 d. 30 March 2004) Anand Bakshi Sahab became the talk of the Town with superhit success the songs of Do Raaste received.. his simplicity attracted the cinegoers and lovers of Hindi Music in a large way.. the great songs from Hare Rama Hare Krishna,Aradhana, Kati Patang.. Aan …

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Magnanimous Madhubala

One possibly could not think of Mughal-e-Azam without Madhubala and it was master stroke of K Asif that his movie ranks as number one in my charts of top 10 Hindi movies of all time.. Of course there can always be more choices for second, third and other places but many cinegoers would not cast …

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Sanjeev Kumar – The Superactor

Very few in the Hindi cinema would disagree with my observation that Sanjeev Kumar or Haribhai Jariwala was a superactor.. if we have had superstars and superheroes why not superactors too.. and he would be sitting in the front row with the likes of Guru Dutt, Dilip Kumar and Balraj Sahni.. I would have also …

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Tabassum – The First Great TV Host

Tabassum Ji was on my mind ever since I had accidentally discovered an article on how brother Amitabh Bachchan had saved her life.. I believe she was unbelievable as an anchor of that TV program we all grew up watching in the early Television days.. Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan.. often seeing it on TV …

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Guru Dutt – Undisputed Genius

Guru Dutt Sahab is one man everyone in Hindi Cinema would agree was blessed with great abilities both as an actor and director.. I would say he was more of a director could also act brilliantly.. his films like Pyaasa, Kagaz Ke Phool (though a failure at box office then) and Baazi (he did not …

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Madan Mohan – Exotic Music

Madan Mohan is one name among the music composers who probably never got his due.. Woh Bhooli Dastaan lo phir Yaad A gayi.. or Apki Nazaron ne samajha pyaar ke kaabil mujhe or still more popular Lag Ja Gale Ki phir yeh haseen raat ho na ho.. well I could go on but that is …

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Raj Kapoor : The Showman

Raj Kapoor is considered one of the greatest showman of Hindi Cinema.. Some of his films were runaway success not only in India but in Russia and China as well.. I have tried to pick up the the most popular songs from some of his biggest hits.. Awara, Anari, Barsaat, and Shree 420 are some …

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Hemant Kumar – The Singer

Hemant Kumar Mukherjee or simply Hemant Kumar or Hemant Da sang some beautiful numbers for Hindi Cinema.. I have tonight compiled two sequels for Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane with focus on songs rendered by him as a playback singer.. I must add here that he did compose music for quite a large number of films …

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Kavi Pradeep – Rashtrakavi

Much of my musical choices were derived from the fact that my eldest brother Prabodh Sharma was probably hugely interested in cinema besides his passion for sports.. I do not know how he was so deeply interested in the Hindi film industry.. he was fond of Bimal Roy, Mehboob Khan, Naushad Sahab, SD Burman even …

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Ghulam Ali – Another Gazal King

Ghulam Ali Sahab is yet another Gazal maestro from across the border who has had numerous fans on either side of LoC.. Such is his magic that though I was more of an admirer of songs from the popular Hindi cinema and maybe a bit of a lover of Gazals by Jagjit Singh.. I did …

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Mehdi Hassan – Legendary Gazal Maestro

Mehdi Hassan Saheb is one of the top Gazal maestro from the subcontinent.. it is a different matter that I really did not know much about him while I was a college student.. and esp. when he was discussed in the family as a great Gazal singer .. I must make up for my ignorance …

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Almost an Angel

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan folks is the choice of my star for the Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane sequel tonight.. It is for the first time I present the music from more recent times with her occupying the centre stage.. She was fabulous in Taal, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas (new) and Guru and more recently …

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Mumtaz Magic

The Magic of Mumtaz consists of top 16 songs from her films.. she was on my mind as a young boy.. the reason being the fact that we got to see some of her films early in life.. films like Do Raaste, Dushman, Aadmi Aur Insaan etc were among my first few films in life.. …

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A Natural Actor – Nutan

The actor Nutan was a natural talent.. an accomplished actor of India born this day in the year 1936.. Her great acting talent was most abundantly vfisible in the films like Seema, Anari and Bandini to just name he top three films.. The Natural Nutan ji is the subject for Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane tonight …

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Dr. Radhika Chopra

Tonight I am presenting a Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane by an artist of whom I did not know until I did that RMSG on Faiz Ahmed Faiz Sahab a couple of days ago.. I had discovered Radhika Chopra singing ‘Tum Aaye ho na shab-e-intezaar guzari hai..’ .. I was pleasantly surprised to hear her and …

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Faiz Ahmed Faiz : A Phenomenal Poet

Today May 25 2017 is the birthday of my younger brother Ajay Sharma.. I wish him the very best in life.. May he shine, grow and lead a great life.. We studied together in three Kendriya Vidyalayas viz. Air Force Station at Agra, Aberdeen Bazaar at Port Blair and IIT Delhi.. Here is a presentation …

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Rajesh Khanna – Romantic Superstar

Rajesh Khanna probably is one superstar of Hindi Cinema for whom I need not give a broad introduction.. his rise to stardom came almost at the beginning of his career.. he was the biggest heartthrob Indian cinema ever witnessed.. they say there were cases when girls would marry his photograph.. There was this case where …

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Geeta Dutt – Greatness Defined

Geeta Dutt is one playback singer I rate very high and at times even ahead of my first love Asha Bhosle.. One reason could be that I love people from Bengal.. for no definite reasons.. another reason could be that when I was hearing Vishesh Jaimala by her.. she had left an indelible mark upon …

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Begum Akhtar – Ghazal Queen of India

मेरे हमनफ़स, मेरे हमनवा, मुझे दोस्त बन के दग़ा न देमैं हूँ दर्द-ए-इश्क़ से जाँ-ब-लब, मुझे ज़िंदगी की दुआ न दे**************************************************Whenever Begum Akhtar comes up for discussion she would always be remembered as Ghazal Queen from India – If I say that I had always known her exceptional talent and phenomenal Ghazal Gayaki.. I would …

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Amitabh Bachchan – The Actor

Those who know of my love and admiration for brother Amitabh Bachchan must have been wondering that they would be treated with atleast a couple of RMSG series with him at the centre of it all.. the first time I created a sequel was more of him as a singer.. in fact he had done …

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Mohammed Rafi – Magic To Ears

There was one post that was long overdue.. Mohammed Rafi or Rafi Sahab is one of the top playback singers of Hindi Cinema.. though he did make several appearances in many of the other Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane (RMSGs) sequels notably the ones featuring Shammi Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Sahir Ludhianvi.. he deserved to be …

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Dev Anand – The Evergreen Hero

Dev Anand or Dev Saab as he is more affectionately referred across cinema lovers was one of the corners of the great triangle of early popular Hindi cinema along with Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor.. He did act as a hero in almost all the Navketan (home) Productions, he also acted in films of other …

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Ram Gopalan – Kavita Murthi

Many Happy Returns of the Day Dr. Ram Gopalan..  The post is in time for the birthday of  dearest among the newest acquaintances.. Dear Ram Gopalan.. Many Happy Returns of the birthday Sir..  the RMSG i.e. Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane is dedicated to you.. and  I would be highly thankful if you could allow me …

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Manna Dey – The Classical Singer

I was struggling as to who among playback singers should I pick up for the RMSG for May 1.. being an important day.. it is celebrated as World Labour Day.. and in the Hindi film industry Manna Dey and Balraj Sahni were born on this day.. Further in family too there are quite a few …

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Noorjehan – Mallika-e-Tarannum

Madam Noorjehan was not always known to me as one of the biggest voice of Asia.. it was several years ago I seriously learned of her legacy.. and now having read her biography by Aijaz Gul I believe I should have known her better.. it does add one of the greatest pleasure to be able …

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Shammi Kapoor – The Superhero

Shammi Kapoor Sahab or Shamsher Raj Kapoor – the second son of Prithviraj Kapoor Sahab did not have an easy ride into Hindi film industry in spite of the fact that his father and brother Raj Kapoor were established and respected names in the industry.. However, he did have a turn around after his first …

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Pankaj Mullick – The Singer

Pankaj Mullick had been dear and close to my heart even if I had not heard much of his songs.. in fact there is atleast one recording at my youtube channel for the melodious – Tere mandir ka hoon deepak jal raha.. .  I may not have really heard all the songs that have been …

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Vinod Khanna – Rest in Peace

If I were to like someone besides Amitabh Bachchan in Hindi Cinema of Seventies as a dear and a favourite actor, it was indeed Vinod Khanna.. his looks and dashing personality helped him score over both Rajesh Khanna & Dharmendra – the other two big contemporaries… the reason probably could have been the fact that …

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Asha Bhosle Sizzles

Asha Bhosle is a world class singer who deserved to be here much earlier .. we start with ‘The Great Gamber’ sizzler and end up with a Helen number from the film Caravan.. Hope you would love and enjoy her sizzling music .. as much as I took time to create it for you .. …

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Jagjit Singh – Ghazal King of India

Jagjit Singh has always been at top of my mind whenever it comes to the idea of listening a Ghazal.. I may have loved film Ghazals of Talat Mahmood Sahab.. may have liked quite a few of Ghulam Ali Ghazals from across the border.. yet to hear a Ghazal the first name that crosses my …

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Dilip Kumar – The Most Distinguished Actor

Dilip Kumar Sahab.. One of the top actors of Hindi Cinema had distinguished capabilities as an actor.. He is indeed a great choice here tonight.. some of his top films like Mughal-e-Aazam, Devdas, Naya Daur and Mela have not found a song here and inspite of all my efforts I have not been able to …

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Sachin Dev Burman – Playback Singer

When it comes to talk about some of the greatest Music Directors of Hindi Cinema, the father and son duo of S.D. and R.D. Burman always find a mention with great respect.. here I am presenting a list of 16 songs in the latest Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane series recorded by the father figure of …

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Amitabh Bachchan – The Singer

Brother Amitabh Bachchan has found his way here in many posts earlier.. this edition of Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane (RMSG) concerns Amitabh Bachchan – The Singer. Now, not all songs sung by him could have found a place I did want to atleast leave one for his beautiful poetry recitation – Buddha Aur Nachghar written …

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Suchitra Sen – Bengal Magic

I would have loved to put a foreword to her from respected Pavitra Bhabhiji who sings almost all the Mamta numbers exceptionally brilliantly.. my own favourite is ‘Chhupa lo yun dil me pyar mera’ though Andhi songs were equally brilliant.. Today is Suchitra Sen’s birth anniversary.. born in 1931 on April 6 that is a …

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Kishore Kumar – The Extraordinary

Kishore Da was not always my first choice as the most favourite playback singer yet I believe I was not doing justice to his extraordinary talent.. here I compile Kishore da singing for 16 different actors and needless to say that my job was indeed very difficult to cut Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan in …

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Gulzar – The Poet

Gulzar Sahab may not have contributed a very large number of songs like Majrooh Sultanpuri or Anand Bakhsi or even Shailendra. A great friend in Shailendra almost forced Gulzar Sahab to go and meet Bimal da (Bimal Roy) and he went on to write his first Song for Bandini.. Mora Gora Ang Lai Le.. Gulzar …

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Navratri Special

I was to share this special Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane Sequence last night as we did celebrate the first navratri on March 28 going as per the Maharashtra and Central Government holiday for the occasion.. a few of these were also shared over in remembering mother.. The first Navratri and also Gudi Padwa signal a …

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Talat Mehmood – Silk Touch

A few of the playback singer of the pre-golden era of Hindi cinema music are very dear to me.. though Talat Mehmood continued his singing much into the period yet some of his best songs are probably before the advent of 1950s and 1960s.. A man with silk touch voice.. Talat Mehmood has given some …

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Lata Mangeshkar – Nightingale of India

When one settles down to pick up top 16 songs for Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane for some singer it is not at all an easy task.. the task becomes all the more herculean if the singer in question is Lata Mangeshkar or Lata Di as she is fondly addressed by music lovers all over the …

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Magnificient Mukesh

Here we present top sixteen songs by Mukesh Chand Mathur.. the series branded as Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane.. is now labelled as a category for the ease of viewers locating various listings of the series.. Mukesh, considered to be voice of Raj Kapoor.. is one of my top favourite playback singer.. you would be surprised …

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Kundan Lal Saigal : Legendary Singing Actor

Kundan Lal Saigal influenced playback singing like none other.. in an interview or rather a discussion with Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar said he was very much inspired by the likes of Kundan Lal Saigal.. Lata di had quipped.. I too liked him very much.. KL Saigal as he was more fondly addressed was primarily based …

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Sahir Ludhianvi – The Genius Lyricist

Rupaye Mei Solah Gaane Star for today.. Sahir Ludhianvi..  has given some memorable songs to Hindi cinema.. Sahir had his birth anniversary last week in fact exactly a week ago on March 8.. I have tried to do justice with his great versatility while selecting song contents as well as with playback singers and music …

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Magical Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari probably is closest to my heart when one thinks of Hindi cinema and specifically thinks of female actors.. Oh! She was indeed tragedy queen of the silver screen.. It was on my mind for a long time to pay musical tribute to her..The list has been cut short to be a part of …

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