Anirudha Bhattacharjee, Balaji Vittal on their latest book ‘Gaata Rahe Mera Dil’on September 13, 2015 at 5:32 am
Aniruddha Bhattacharjee and Balaji Vittal collecting stories for ‘Gaata Rahe Mera Dil’ How to select the songs? Aniruddha Bhattacharjee (AB): The first criterion was melody.
The song should be nostalgic value for the average individual, not only time, but also for the song itself. We also cover most genres – romantic ,, Bhatiali, disco, soliloquy, rain sad song, semi-classical, qawaali, Ghazal songs on ships, ghost songs, cabaret and other. Balaji Vittal (BV): It has been found that most of these songs became very popular in his time. But there are gems that went unnoticed because the movie had flop. For example, Waqt ne kiya of Kaagaz Ke Phool. First he decided on the songs and then find the stories behind them? AB: We had a list of 150 songs, so the songs was decided before I started writing. BV: We pruned the list of 70-75 and began collecting stories about him; We were not sure what they have available in the final 50. We collected file information, as well as fresh interviews conducted with singers, songwriters, composers, key players associated with the songs or their relatives and friends. Gaata Rahe Mera Dil was both a travelogue, as it is a book about music. What is your favorite season? BV: My favorites are the 1960 and 1970. You had the best melody, layout styles, experimentation confidence as the subtle use of Western instruments, percussion school, etc. that embellished the main melody. The importance of balance, sound mixing, sound came out. 1960 was a treasure in deep waters of the best composers and lyricists in his prime. 1970 was a takeoff on the counter. It was deliciously smuggling. Young Turks fed in while senior professionals as Madan Mohan, SD Salilda and rediscovered themselves. AB: Mine is 1950-1975.