Multiple version songs

Multiple Versions Songs (24): Songs having versions across different films – similar initial lyrics in mukhada

Multiple Version Songs January 31, 2016

Guest article by Ashok M Vaishnav (The founder of the mega series Multiple Version Songs, Ashokji brings up another one from his inexhaustible storehouse of multiple versions on different criteria. The multiple versions so far have generally been from the same film. Continuing his series he brings up an interesting variety of songs which have […]

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Multiple Versions Songs (23): A Male / Female solo / duet or a Chorus – More than two versions of a song

Multiple Version Songs July 3, 2015

Guest article by Ashok M Vaishnav (Ashokji is coming to the end of his current enquiry into the songs that have a specific type of multiple version songs.  He has covered songs that have a male solo and a duet or chorus in two parts – MVS (20) and MVS (21), and the ones having […]

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Multiple Versions Songs (22): Female Solo and A Duet or A Chorus

Multiple Verssion Songs June 24, 2015

Guest article by Ashok M Vaishnav (Ashokji has been currently exploring a specific type of multiple version songs that have a solo and a duet or chorus versions.  In his last two articles, Multiple Version Songs (20) and (21), he explored those songs that have a male solo and its duet/chorus versions.  He continues the […]

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Multiple Versions Songs (21): Male solo and Duet or Chorus (Part II)

Multiple Version Songs May 14, 2015

Guest article by Ashok M Vaishnav (Ashokji has been recently exploring songs that have a solo version and a duet or chorus version.  In this series within the Mega series on Multiple Version Songs, he wrote on January 20, 2015 on songs that have a male solo and a duet or chorus version.  This guest […]

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Multiple Versions Songs (20): Male Solo and Duet or Chorus

Multiple Version Songs January 20, 2015

Guest article by Ashok M Vaishnav (Ashokji is the originator of the mega series ‘Multiple Version Songs’, when he expanded the straight ‘Twin’ (male solo and its twin female solo) songs to other varieties of multiple versions. This caught on and, with the help of other guest contributors, expanded into similar version songs in Hindi […]

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Aao bachcho tumhein dikhayen jhanki….ki

Pakistani film Bedari (1957), a frame by frame remake of Jagriti (1954) August 15, 2014

Independence Day greetings to India and Pakistan Fill in the blank in ‘Aao bachcho tumhein dikhayen jhanki…ki’. We all know the answer – ‘Hindustan’. If you think of it, ‘Pakistan’ also fits in perfectly. It is quite befitting that this is so, because no two countries have such shared history, shared culture, language, musical tradition, […]

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Multiple Version Songs (18): Hindi-Telugu exchange

Hnadbill of 'Bhakta Prahlad' (1931 - Telugu) August 8, 2014

Guest article by Arunkumar Deshmukh (The Living Encyclopaedia, Arunji, needs no introduction to the readers of SoY or other music related blogs.  His first guest article in the series on Multiple Version Songs was on Hindi-Marathi, naturally.  When I was struggling to look for someone to write on Hindi-Kannada, Arunji surprised me by doing the […]

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Multiple Versions Songs (17): Haunting Melodies in Different Moods And Settings

Haunting Melodies May 17, 2014

Guest article by Ashok M Vaishnav (As the SoY regulars are aware, the series on  Multiple Version Songs has grown in dimension well beyond what was originally envisaged by Ashokji, about a year and half back.   Fortunately, SoY family has some tremendously talented and knowledgeable people, and they chipped in with guest articles, on my […]

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Songs of Atariya

Romeo and Juliet on Atariya February 12, 2014

With a tribute to Begum Akhtar in her Centenary Year I had thought songs of atariya are one of the things – like lori, bidaai songs, bhajan, piano songs etc. – that have been irredeemably lost from our films. Loosely translated as ‘balcony’, atariya was the place where the heroine would go stealthily from the […]

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Multiple Version Songs (15): In the ‘Realm of Remakes’ – Hindi to Tamil

Wo Kau Thi_Yaar Nee December 10, 2013

Guest article by N Venkataraman (In my introduction to Venkataramanji’s last article, I had traced how he had originally planned to write three articles on Tamil-Hindi version songs, which he later decided to expand to five. This is his fourth, which looks at similar songs from Tamil films remade from Hindi films. Its converse, i.e. […]

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