Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy birthday to Anu Malik.

Happy birthday to Anu Malik.

The viewers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to Anu Malik on 2nd November, 2010. Anu Malik had created his own identity in the field of music composition in bollywood films. He had given hit songs one after the other in the last 10 years. From the time of Baazigar, Anu Malik showed his versatility in making tunes. He was instrumental in many hit films of Salman Khan.

He composed tunes from all the leading singers of bollywood from 1990s till today which includes Sonu Nigam, Kumar Shanu, Udit Narayan to Alka Yagnik, Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan and others. His music had catered to the tastes of different sections of viewers and listeners. If his songs in Salman Khan’s film Biwi No. 1 like “chunari chunari” had folk andaz, then the songs in Salman Khan’s film Janeman had western flavor.

He is a big admirer of Sonu Nigam and while participating in the Indian Idol program as a judge he admitted that Sonu Nigam is the best singer of the country. He had given a number of memorable tunes to Sonu Nigam in his illustrious career. In Border, his song “sandese ate hai” and “hume jab se muhobbat ho gayi hai” picturised on Akshay Khanna and sung by Sonu Nigam, received critics acclamation. In Refugee, he gave he very melodious songs like “mere humsafar mere humsafar”, “panchi nadiya pawan ke jhoke”, etc. which were picturised on Abhishek Bacchan and sung by Sonu Nigam. Sonu Nigam’s memorable performance created a different impact on the minds of the viewers of the film.

Even in Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai, Anu Malik’s composition for Sonu Nigam titled “rabba mere rabba” became superduper hit. Jeetender’s son Tushar Kapoor started his career with the film and Sonu Nigam’s song had given a tremendous break. Anu Malik’s composition for Sonu Nigam in the film Mai Hoon Na, attracted the attention the viewers. The film became hit and the songs were successful. Similarly Anu Malik’s composition of Sonu Nigam’s song “no entry” in the film No Entry picturised on Salman Khan became very very successful.The combination of Anu Malik and Sonu Nigam had given a number of successful songs of different flavours for the last 10 years and the filmlovers expect the combination to continue their good work and as Sonu Nigam is the role model of new singers in India, he has a lot of responsibility in terms of continuing his brilliant performances. The listeners expect Anu Malik to continue the great work that he started long time back.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy birthday to dashing star Esha Deol.

Happy birthday to dashing star Esha Deol.

The viewers wish happy birthday to dashing star Esha Deol on 2nd November, 2010. She studied in Mithibai college in Mumbai. She was good soccer player and also learned Bharatnatyam and Orissi dance.

She started her career with the film Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche. But within 2004 she got big hits like Dhoom. The film did excellent business and Esha Deol never looked back after that.

She played her part very well in the film LOC Cargill. She did a great job in the film Kaal opposite other established stars like John Abraham, Ajay Devgan, Vivek Oberoi and Lara Dutta. It was a suspense thriller, with Ajay Devgan playing the role of ghost to perfection.

She played her role very well in the film Yuva. There also she acted opposite other big stars like Abhishek Bacchan, Ajay Devgan, Vivek Oberoi. In No Entry she played a cameo role opposite Salman Khan. She was the wife of Salman Khan, who had extra-marital affairs and went on telling lies after lies. At the end of the film Salman Khan’s lies were unfolded and that worsened the cause of his friends Anil Kapoor and Fardeen Khan. No Entry was the biggest hit film of 2005.

She continued acting in other comedy films like Shaadi No. 1 opposite Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan, Zayed Khan and others. In 2007 her films Darling and Cash were very impressive. In 2008, her film One Two Three opposite Tushar Kapoor and Sunil Shetty did well. Her comedy timing was well appreciated by the viewers.

In 2010, she is busy with the films Kaanch –the broken glass, and Ghost Ghost Na Raha. Being the daughter of superstars Dharmender and Hema Malini, there is still a lot of expectation from Esha Deol. Viewers expect that she will do even better in future.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy birthday to superstr Shahrukh Khan.

Happy birthday to superstar Shahrukh Khan.

The viewers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to superstar Shahrukh Khan on 2nd November, 2010. He was the ruler of bollywood industry in the 90s. Right from Baazigar, Shahrukh Khan gave blockbusters one after the other. After Amitabh Bacchan, he is the next superstar, whose screen presence had carried through many big budget films.

Shahrukh Khan had a grand combination with Director Karan Johar, and most of the films directed by him ended up being super hit. The notable films include Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, etc. Shahrukh Khan also gave able lips in hit songs of these films including “kuch kuch hota hai”, “suraj hua madhyam”, etc. In 2010, their grand combination gave another hit titled My Name is Khan. Shahrukh Khan played the lead role in the film and did a great job opposite Kajol.

Shahrukh Khan also succeeded in negative roles. The greatest example includes Darr. There he played a negative character opposite Sunny Deol and Juhi Chawla. On one hand he gave good lips in the songs “tu mere samne”, on the other hand his attack on Juhi Chawla made the viewers understand that he could act in any type of films. He received filmfare award for the negative category as well. He was played a challenging role in Mani Ratnam’s film Dil Se. The film was related to terrorism in North East India and Shahrukh Khan died with Manisha Koirala in the film.

Shahrukh Khan has the record of bagging 7 filmfare awards for best actor, which is the second best record after Dilip Kumar who had won it 8 times. Shahrukh Khan, better known as King Khan, had acted in the films of almost all the leading directors of the country, including Amol Palekar’s Paheli with Rani Mukherjee. Besides he had acted opposite different actresses like Kajol in the film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Preeti Zinta in the film Veer Zara, Anushka Sharma in the film Rab Ne Bana Di Jori, to name a few.

Shahrukh Khan opened own production house titled Dreams Unlimited with Juhi Chawla, and the films produced by such combination like Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani also did good business. Shahrukh Khan had ruled the industry for more than 15 years. Shahrukh Khan is also known for high level of energy. He had sponsored the Kolkata Knight Riders IPl team which had been captained by Sourav Ganguly. Although the team had performed is a disastrous manner, Shahrukh Khan had always encouraged his players.

The viewers are waiting for his next film Don 2 and expect him to continue the great work and entertain everyone. As Don –the Chase begins amazed the viewers, everyone is expecting even a better show in Don 2.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sizzling actress Mamta Mohandas.

Sizzling actress Mamta Mohandas.

Sizzling actress Mamta Mohandas is the new face of Malayalam cinema of the present period. She was born in Bahrain. She studied in Indian School Bahrain till 2002.

She started her career in 2005 Malayalam film Mayookhan which was directed by Hariharan. She rose to stardom by acting opposite Manmootty in the film Bus Conductor, Suresh Gopi in the film Abhutham and Lanka. By 2006, she became the leading actress of Malayalam cinema.

Consequently she acted opposite Jayaram in the film Madhuchandralekha. Her film Baba Kalyani opposite Malayalam superstar Mohanlal became super hit. In 2007, she acted opposite Manmootty in the super hit film Big B.

In 2008, she stole attention in super hit Kannada film Gooli. She also acted opposite Tamil superstar Rajinikanth in the film Kuselan. In 2009, she acted successful films Guru En Aalu and Passenger. Both the films did good business.

In 2010, she is busy with the films Sathyan Anthikad’s Katha Thudarunnu, Musafir and Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram. She is acting opposite stars like Jayaram, Prithviraj and Rahman. She also showed her talent in singing carnatic and Hindustani classical songs in different films. She had lend her voice in the Telegu film Rakhee. Bollywood industry is yet to see her talent in hindi films.

The viewers expect her to continue her dream run in both singing and acting in South Indian cinema and also hindi cinema.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy birthday to Beauty - Queen Aiswhwarya Rai.

Happy birthday to Beauty –Queen Aishwarya Rai.

The viewers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to bollywood beauty-queen Aishwarya Rai on 1st November, 2010. She had been the first woman in India whose wax Statue had been made in Madam Tussadd’s Museum in London , UK.

After winning Miss World Crown she stormed Bollywood films with Jeans. Her film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam opposite Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan became super hit. Her screen presence in traditional Rajasthani dress flabbergasted the viewers. She gave elegant lips in the songs “nimura nimura” and “dhol baaje”.

She gave the best performance of her life in the film Taal. Her softness in the film opposite Ashay Khanna and Anil Kapoor charmed the viewers. AR Rehman’s music in the film was sensational. All the songs in the film became super hit including “ishq bina kya jina”, “rabba jogi”, etc. Ash in that period was at the top of her career.

She also did well opposite Anil Kapoor in the film Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai. In that film she was raped by Puru Raj Kumar and was given shelter by Anil Kapoor. After that her docile image balanced the strong performance of Anil Kapoor in the film. The film got huge box-office. Ash created spark in item numbers as well. The best example can be “kajra re kajra re” in the film Bunty Aur Babli. Gulzar wrote the lyrics which was sung by Alisha Chinoi. The music was composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. In fact the best dance performance of the film was related to the song which pulled the crowds. Aishwarya’s other hit films include Josh, Kuch Na Kaho, Sarkar Raaj, etc.

2008 was a great year for Ash. After success in the film Dhoom 2 opposite Hrithik Roshan, she amazed the viewers with her powerful performance in the film Jodha Akbar, again opposite Hrithik Roshan. If Dhoom 2 showed her westernized dimensions, Jodha Akbar proved her royal andaz. That was the best film of the year and of her career till now.

Aishwarya Rai played a very notable role in the films Bride and Prejudice and other Hollywood films. Articles after articles can be devoted on Aishwarya Rai’s Hollywood performances.

In 2010 the viewers appreciated her performance in the role Sita in Mani Ratnam’s film Ravan. She has two big releases coming up soon. In Action Replay she had been cast opposite Akshay Kumar. Viewers are anxious to see her performance in the film Guzarish where she had acted opposite superstar Hrithik Roshan. The viewers expect Ash to continue the great work that she had started 15 years back.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy birthday to Shabbir Kumar.

Happy birthday to Shabbir Kumar.

The viewers wish happy birthday to singer Shabbir Kumar on 26th October, 2010. He in his interview had said that when attended the funeral of Legendary Singer Mohammad Rafi on 31st July, 2010, his watch fell into the open grave. He took that message as divine blessing in the form of being Rafi’s successor.

Composer Usha Khanna gave him a break in the film Tajurba in 1981. He sang most of the songs in Amitabh Bacchan’s film Coolie in 1983. Director Manmohan Desai searched for a singer having similarity with the voice of Rafi, as he was the major contributor in the films of Manmohan Desai, namely Amar Akbar Anthony, Naseeb, etc. Shabbir Kumar was used by legendary composer Laxmikant Pyarellal and all the songs became super hit. Shabbir after getting acclamation from the listeners for the songs “sari duniya ka bojh”, “accident ho gaya rabba rabba”, “Mubarak ho tum”, never looked back.

His relationship with LP and Manmohan Desai just grew and grew. He sang the songs “o maa sherowali” and other songs of the film Mard in style. In the meantime RD Burman used Shabbir Kumar in all the songs of Sunny Deol’s film Betaab. Songs like “baadal yun garajti hai”, “jab hum jawan honge”, “teri tasvir mil gayee”, became the craze for youngstars in the early 80s.

Shabbir Kumar continued the dream run in films like Meri Jung. The song “zindagi har kadam ek nayi jung hai” sung by Shabbir Kumar, composed by LP and picturised on Anil Kapoor became super hit. Shabbir Kumar sang hit songs one after the other for other heroes like Sanjay Dutt, Rajeev Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Kumar Gaurav, Jackie Shroff and others.

His hit songs in other successful films included Mithun Chakravarty’s Pyar jhukta Nahi, Big B’s Aaj Ka Arjun, Sunny Deol’s Ghayal, Kamal Hassan’s Giraftaar. His journey had continued till 2010. In this year also he sang hit song in the film House Full. He had been a very humble person and had immense respect for legendary singer Mohammad Rafi. The viewers expect the successful singer Shabbir Kumar to continue to entertain the viewers in future with more melodious songs in bollywood films and other films.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Viewers should watch Do Dooni Chaar for the social message.

Viewers should watch Do Dooni Chaar for the social message.

Do Dooni Chaar is a very sweet and entertaining film. Viewers should watch the film for the strong social message relating to middle-class Indians. Director Habib Faisal had directed the film. The biggest bonus for the viewers is the return of on-screen pair Rishi Kapoor and Nitu Singh after 30 years.

Both of them played the role of the husband and wife, thereby portraying the Duggal Family. Rishi Kapoor had the burden of buying a four-wheeler in the film. It was shown that he was a simple school teacher and never indulged in dishonest activities.

Rishi Kapoor had been shown as an honest person. He scolded his son whenever he saw junk TV programs. Nitu Singh had been shown as an ideal wife who was very cheerful and dutiful towards her children. Rishi Kapoor was very hardworking middle-class person who took up tuitions after his normal school hours to earn some more money to defray family expenses. But Rishi Kapoor gave right advises to his children as well. When his daughter got a job in a local Call Centre, he refused to allow to her take up the job. He thought the jobs of Call Centres, do not require specialization. People get quick money but work for night shifts and spoil their beauty. Instead he insisted that his daughter should do graduation and study more instead of taking up Call Centre Work. His son also indulged in betting to get quick money. Sometimes he won some sum of money, at other times he lost.

The excitement of the film hovered round the fact whether the Duggal Family would be able to buy a four wheeler at all, which was known at the end of the film. Rishi Kapoor and Nitu Singh were insulted by their neighbours when they took the car to visit a relative’s wedding and the car got a small scratch.

Rishi Kapoor got a scope of earning by unfair means. By passing a failure student he had the scope of earning Rs 1000 per 1 mark. When the parents of his other student met him and greeted him for his teaching his conscience told him not to earn money by unfair means. His son, daughter and Nitu Singh also supported him in that endeavour. The same parents of the child who wanted to pay for passing their son, asked Rishi Kapoor to take extra tuitions and improve the standard of studies of that child. Viewers must have got tears in their eyes at the finishing of the film.

Stories relating to middle-class families did great business during the late-70s including Golmaal, Saath Saath, Choti Si Baat, etc. Amol Palekar, Farooq Sheikh and others played cameos during their young age.

In this film also both Rishi Kapoor and Nitu Singh showed their comedy potentials and did a brilliant job. It never looked that Nitu Singh was out of touch for long time. Rishi Kapoor had acted in comedy films during the days of Khel Khel Me and always had excellent timing sense. He just matured and matured into a better with the passing of time. The child artists also did very well in their respective roles.

Viewers will be entertained by the story and should watch the film.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy bithday to Item-queen Malaika Arora.

Happy birthday to Item –queen Malaika Arora.

The viewers of bollyood films wish happy birthday to Item-queen Malaika Arora on 23rd October, 2010. She had been an important figure in the bollywood industry for the last 10 years.

Her father worked in Merchant Navy. She was selected as one of the MTV VJs when MTV started operation in India. She also did shine in the modeling world.

After that she became number one item dancer in bollywood films. Her dance in the film Dil Se stormed bollywood. She danced in the song “chaiya chaiya” opposite Shahrukh Khan in the film.

The cameos in bollywood films in the item numbers continued. She made a special appearance in Bobby Deol’s film Bicchu. She got a bigger role in the film Kaante. Her item number titled “kaal dhamaal” in the film Kaal again created attention.

She also danced in item numbers in the film Om Shanti Om and Hey Babby in 2005. Then again in the film Welcome, her item number in the song “hoont rasiley” became the most popular song of the entire film. She danced opposite Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar in the film.

She married Arbaaz Khan and has a son named Arhaan. She acted in the film Housefull. In 2010, she stormed bollywood again in Arbaaz Khan’s film Dabaang, in the item song “munni badnaam hui”. As far as her dancing capabilities are concerned she had established herself in bollywood.

But she requires to play notable roles in social films to prove her acting capability. Helen, who initially got roles of vamps, later on when acted in films like Khamoshi, had shown the viewers that she had lot of acting talent. Viewers expect Malaika Arora to act in prominent roles in future.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sourav Ganguly brought Shaan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kunal Ganjawala in Dadagiri.

Sourav Ganguly brought Shaan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kunal Ganjawala in Dadagiri.

Sourav Ganguly brought singing superstars in Dadagiri on 21st October, 2010. He had brought many superstars, both Bengali and national superstars in the program a number of times.

On 21st October, he brought Kavita Krishnamurty, Debojyotida (Salil Choudhury’s assistant), Shaan, Shovam, Kunal Ganjawala and Mitali Singh (wife of Bhupinder Singh) in the program. Kavita Krishnamurthy sang the rabindrasangeet “sakhi kamona kahare bole” from the film Shreeman Prithviraaj in style. She also sang “pyar hua chupke se” from 1942 A Love Story brilliantly. Kavita Krishnamurthy said that her original name was Sharda. But just became singer Sharda who was associated with composer Shankar Jaikishan was famous during the early 70s, she was asked to change her name to Kavita by singer Hemant Kumar. She changed it and created an identity of her own.

Mitali Singh shared the experience of Bhupinder Singh with RD Burman. Both were friends and sometimes due to the friendly quarrel between the two the singer Asha Bhosle had to wait for sometime while a show was in progress. She admitted that her husband Bhupinder Singh had a distinct bass and tone and listeners admired it. She also disclosed that she was from Maymanshingha in Bangladesh. It was music which brought her and Bhupinder Singh together.

Shaan and Shovam had been friends and during the show they enjoyed the communication of one with the other. Shaan sung the song “musumu suhasi” very well. Shovam sang his song. Kunal Ganjawala won the quiz at the end. He sang the song “bheege hoont tere” in style. Debojtoti Babu played the violin in style and played the song “kahin dur jab din dhal jaye” composed by Salil Choudhury in the film Anand.

Sourav Ganguly was brilliant as a host and kept all the celebrities in good humour. Viewers expect Sourav Ganguly continue his great work of bringing together giants from different spheres of life in Dadagiri program in Zee Bangla.

Knock Out got a positive response.

Knock Out got a positive response.

Director Mani Shankar’s film Knock had got a very positive stream of responses. The viewers had accepted the film. The film had been produced by Sohail Maklai. The starcast of the film of Sanjay Dutt, Kangana Ranaut and Irfan Khan had drawn the audience from their houses.

Sanjay Dutt played the role of an assassin in the film. He blackmailed his victim with a sniffle rifle. Kangana Ranaut always had liking relating to assassin heroes. Kangana Ranaut played the role of a journalist in the film. Sanjay Dutt’s prey was Irfan Khan who had committed a number of offences and was compelled to face the magic at gunpoint before Sanjay Dutt.

The film received plagiarism charges in respect of having similarity with the film Phone Booth. Sanjay Dutt called up Irfan Khan in the telephone booth and compelled him to stay there and listen up otherwise he would have shot Rukhsaar. A drug addict was shot and killed by the caller in open street.

Sanjay Dutt and Irfan Khan were brilliant in the film. Gulshan Grover played his role as a corrupted politician in style. Kangana Ranaut acted well in the role of the journalist. The music of the film is mediocre. But the film being a prima-facie action film, so music does not play that important role in the film.

Sanjay Dutt should be happy with the response of the film, because he is going to have a big release coming up that Is Munnabhai Chale America. Viewers should watch the film.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happy birthday to Cute Actress Raveena Tandon.

Happy birthday to Cute Actress Raveena Tandon.

The viewers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to Cute Actress Raveena Tandon on 26th October, 2010. She was a versatile actress of the 90s. Initially when she joined films her performance opposite Akshay Kumar and Govinda attracted the attention of many viewers.

Her films Mohra opposite Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty, Aatish and Vijeta opposite Sanjay Dutt, Vinashak opposite Sunil Shetty got great box-office success. In Vijeta she played the role of an honest police officer who loved a lawyer Sanjay Dutt. Sanjay Dutt took law in his own hands to punish the killers of his senior lawyer played by Aloknath. Raveena realized that her superior police officer Amrish Puri was a criminal himself and sided with Paresh Rawal. The performance of Raveena in a daring role in Vijeta amazed the viewers. She also showed her comedy skills in the film Andaz Apna Apna opposite Ami Khan and Salman Khan. She was the mate of rich girl Karishma Kapoor. But instead she pretended to be the rich girl and Karishma Kapoor pretended to be the maid. The film directed by Raj Kumar Santoshi did brilliant business in the early 1990s.

But later on in her career she got challenging roles. She got the national award for the best actress for her brilliant performance in the film Daman. It was related to ill-treatment of women. She was sublime in the film Shool opposite Manoj Vajpayee, where the corruption in politics was at issue. Shool showed the high level of corruption in Bihar to such extent that some of the politicians wanted to ban the film.

She gave landmark performance in the film Jago opposite Sanjay Kapoor. Her daughter was raped by miscreants in local train in Mumbai and she prayed for justice in court of law. Manoj Vajpayee, the police officer in the film faced the resistance from different members of the society in proving the case. Her performance in the court scene amazed the viewers and she got critical acclamation for the performance in the film.

Raveena Tandon was brilliant in the film Daava opposite Akshay Kumar. She acted in other hit films like Officer opposite Sunil Shetty, Ladlaa opposite Anil Kapoor, Zid opposite Sunny Deol, to name a few. It is a pity that when she was at the peak of her career that she left films after getting married and begetting children. The viewers want her to make a return to bollywood films in character roles as she still has a lot of acting left in her.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy birthday to Kader Khan.

Happy Birthday to Kader Khan.

All the viewers and admirers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to the legendary character actor Kader Khan today, on 22nd October, 2010. Also famous as script writer, Kader Khan became a leading villain in the late 70s and early 80s after action films dominated bollywood.

Kader Khan was sublime in his villainous performance in the film Coolie. He tortured Wahida Rehman and made her insane. She was affected to such an extent that she could not even recognize her own son played by Amitabh Bacchan. He had to face Big B at the end and paid for his sins. He also played a villainous character in the film Inquilab. He trained Big B, brought him into politics and got into power. As a politician he behaved with Big B in a most diplomatic manner. Big B brought in all the corrupted leaders and killed one after the other inside the Assembly House.

He was sublime in his role in the film Indrajeet. His own son was involved in the murder of Big B’s daughter Neelam in the film. He tried his best to give protection to his son and his friends who were involved in the crime, but Big B entered the Central Jail and took revenge by killing him.

During the mid-80s Kader Khan switched to comedy roles. There too, he showed his skills. His performance in the film Bol Radha Bol, with Rishi Kapoor, Dulhe Raja with Govinda, Aankhe with Govinda and Chunky Pandey, showed his comedy conception where he gave effortless performances. In Bol Radha Bol, he could not see after sunset. In Aankhe he send his two sons Govinda and Chunkey Pandey out of his own house for their mischiefs.

He also played positive characters in Sunil Shetty’s film Bhai, Jackie Shroff’s film Aaj Ka Daur, Govinda’s film Hero No. 1. He had been one of the indispensable actors in bollywood films. Directors had cast him in different types of roles ranging from Sufi saints to police officers, big industrialists to corrupt politicians and all the different types of roles he showed his acting skills.

Even a number of contemporary villains in bollywood films had benefited by working with him including Shakti Kapoor. There were resemblance of style of tragedy king Dilip Kumar in the acting of Kader Khan in the early part of his career but he created his own identity and skill in the long run. His other successful films included Himmatwala, Aaj Ka Daur, Hero No. 1, Haseena Maan Jayegi, etc. These days his son Sarfaras Khan had been successfully acting in many bollywood films like Tere Naam.

His dialogues were equally famous as his acting and he made contribution in the field of dialogue writing in more than 200 films. Besides he gave quality lips in some of the songs like “yeh paisa bolta hai” in the film Kala Bazar. It is not possible to include all the films of an actor who had contributed in more than 400 films, but it can be said that all his admirers want him to continue his good work and explore himself in the new films to come.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sizzling Lakshmi Rai.

Sizzling Lakshmi Rai.

Lakshmi Rai had been one of the sizzling actresses of South Indian film industry. Born on 5th May, 1989, in Belgaun, Karnataka, she worked as a model before joining the South Indian film industry.

She appeared in many Television advertisements like Sylcon Footwears, Josco Jwellers, Emmanuel Silks, etc. She started her career in 2005 in the Tamil film Karka Kasadara. She acted in other Tamil films subsequently including Kundakka Mandakka in 2005, Dharmaputri in 2006 and Nenjai Thodu in 2007.

In 2008, she acted in off-beat films like Velli Thirai and Dhaam Dhoom. She made her debut in Malayalam films in 2007 by starring opposite superstar Mohanlal in the film Rock N Roll. From that time she became a super star in the Malayalam film industry. Mohanlal had received National and International Awards for his brilliant performances in many films and matching him was a great challenge. Lakshmi Rai did that in style.

After that she never looked back. Her next Malayalam film 2 Harihar Nagar in 2009 became super hit. The next film in 2009 titled Evidam Swargamanu became extremely successful. In 2009, she also acted in super hit film Chattambinadu opposite Mammootty.

In 2010, she is busy working in three Malayalam film namely Christian Brothers, Casanowa and Makeup Man. Her big success in Malayalam films impressed bollywood producers and she acted in the film Tere Bina Jiya Nahi Jaye. She will be a big asset for Malayalam, Tamil and other South Indian film industry in future.

Johnny Walker and Rafi.

Johnny Walker and Rafi.

Rafi had a huge contribution in the success of Johnny Walker, the elegant comedian of the 50s and 60s. Most of the songs sung by Rafi for Johnny Walker were hits and caught public attention. Rafi even imitated the style of dialogue delivery of Johnny Walker. Johnny Walker acted both in lead roles in notable films as well as supporting roles in hit films of stars like Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Guru Dutt, Dev Anand, and others and the different composers who composed music in those films including OP Nayyar, Shankar Jaikishan, SD Burman, Salil Choudhury, Ravi, Naushad, Dattaram, Laxmikant Pyarellal and others composed catchy songs of Rafi which were picturised on the legendary comedian. The songs in the film CID, composed by OP Nayyar, including “ai dil mushkil jeena yahan”, picturised on Johnny Walker were melodious. OP Nayyar’s composition for Johnny Walker in the film Aar Paar titled “are na na na na nana touba touba” was also equally hilarious and melodious. Rafi imitated the dialogue throwing style of Johnny Walker in the film in style. The song in the film Mr. and Mrs. 55, composed by OP Nayyar and picturised on Johnny Walker, including “jane kahan mera jigar gaya ji” became extremely popular. The song was as popular as some other of the songs of Rafi like “dil par hua aisa jaadoo”. The other songs were picturised on the hero of the film Guru Dutt. Rafi’s song in Raj Kapoor’s film Chori Chori composed by Shankar Jaikishan was also hit titled “all line clear”.Johnny Walker became an indispensable part of the films of Guru Dutt and used to get important roles in the films of Guru Dutt. In the film Pyaasa, Rafi’s song “tel malish” picturised on Johnny Walker became landmark hit. SD Burman, the composer of the song modified his style of composition to suit the song of Rafi in the film. In the film Ustadon Ke Ustad, Rafi sang a very peppy number for Johnny Walker titled “maine kaha tha aana Sunday ko”, composed by music director Ravi. In Dilip Kumar’s Madhumati, Rafi’s song for Johnny Walker titled “jangal me mor nacha kisi ne na dekha” became super hit. Salil Choudhury, the brilliant composer composed the songs of the film and received the filmfare award for the best composer in the year 1959. The song “mai bombai ka babu” from the film Naya Daur was also successful. OP Nayyar’s composition for Rafi suited the style of acting of Johnny Walker and impressed the viewers.The other songs of Rafi which became successful include “gareeb janke”, from the film Chu Mantar, where Johnny Walker played the leading role. Even the songs in the film Chaudavi Ka Chaand, composed by Ravi became extremely successful. Johnny Walker’s songs in the same film “mera yaar bana hai dulha” and “yeh duniya gol hai” became extremely successful. Rafi’s song “nashe me hum nashe me tum” in Johnny Walker’s film Black Cat also became extremely popular. In the film Johnny Walker, there were few hit numbers composed by OP Nayyar for Rafi including “bekithiyaar hoke pyaar”, “bachke balam chal”, “mooh se mat”. Some of these songs were duets and Geeta Dutt and Asha Bhosle also sung well.

In the film Baharen Phir Bhi Ayegi, Rafi’s song for Johnny Walker titled “suno suno Miss Chatterjee” became extremely popular. OP Nayyar’s background beat was very melodious. Laxmikant Pyarellal composed very melodious songs for Johnny Walker and Biswajeet in the film Night in London. Most of the songs became super hit.Johnny Walker was probably the only comedian who had given lips in so many hit songs of Rafi, even considering Manna Dey’s songs for Mehmood. The list of films where Rafi had sung for Johny Walker can go on and cannot be covered in one article.The songs and the films should be restored and preserved.

Happy birthday to Sunny Deol.

Happy birthday to Sunny Deol.

The viewers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to action star Sunny Deol on 19th October, 2010. He had been a sensation in bollywood films. Being the son of successful actor Dharmender, he had the pressure of proving his capability the early part of his career.

Although he started with romantic films like Betaab in the early 80s, within short period of time he built a macho body and acted in action films one after the other. He became the lead actor in most of the films of Raj Kumar Santoshi. Most of those films were anti-establishment films where his anti-establishment- image amazed the viewers. After Amitabh Bacchan and Dharmender, probably Sunny Deol was the only star whose action image was accepted by audience of different tastes.

He received the filmfare best actor award for his brilliant performance in the film Ghayal. He took revenge against smuggling don Balwant Rai played by Amrish Puri. He got awarded for his brilliant performance in the film Damini opposite Meenakshi Sheshadri. He played the role of an upright lawyer who helped a lady like Meenakshi who was threatened by her inlaws against giving testimony in a rape case. The film became the greatest hit of the year. Sunny had to very high standard of acting from his rival Amrish Puri in both these films who maintained the standard of acting he displayed in art films directed by Shyam Benegal, Govind Nihalini and others.

Sunny’s film Gadar Ek Premkatha, based on hindu-muslim vengeance during partition broke the record of hit films in India. He went to Pakistan to bring his wife Amisha Patel and small son, and faced the resistance of orthodox muslims under the leadership of Amrish Puri. He fought his way out and brought his family to India. He displayed the passion of being a true Indian in style.

His other hit films included Ghatak, Samandar, Darr, Joshilay, Tridev, Vishwaatma, to name a few. He was considered to be one of the best body-builders of the country in the 90s. He also produced few films and did well in them as well. Other than Sanjay Dutt, no other actor was as successful as Sunny Deol in action films.

The viewers expect him to continue the strong performance and contribute in bollywood films in future.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Amazing Nayantara.

Amazing Nayantara.

Nayantara had remained an amazing actress in South Indian films for the last 5 years. Diana Marium Kurian, better known as Nayantara was born on 18th November, 1984, in Bangalore, Karnataka.

She was spotted by director Santhian Anthikkad who gave her break in the Malayalam film Manassinakkare in 2003. She acted opposite Jayaram in the film. She acted opposite international acclaimed actor Mohanlal in films like Natthurajavu and Vismayathumbathu.

She acted opposite Tamil Superstar Ranjikant in the superhit film Chandramukhi which ran for record period in the different South Indian halls. She acted in AR Murugudoss’s epic film Ghajini which became superhit. Ghajini was so successful in South India that AR Murugadoss made a hindi version with Amir Khan and Asin in the lead roles. It also did a business above 100 crores in India.

She also acted in Telegu films like Lakshmi and Boss and displayed her acting skills opposite veteran actors like Nagarjuna and Venkatesh. Her performance in the super hit film Yaarademohini was well appreciated by the critics. She was nominated as best actress in Filmfare awards South.

In 2010 she has big releases like Simha in Telegu, Boss Engira Bhaskaran in Tamil and Electra in Malayalam. Viewers realize that she is young, charming and amazing. With both the beauty and skills she is destined to rule Malayalam and Tamil films for few more years.

Gorgious Priyamani.

Gorgious Priyamani.

Priyamani had remained gorgeous actress of Malayali and other South Indian films for some time. Her original name was Priya Vasudev Mani Iyer. She is cousin of bollywood actress Vidya Balan.

She was born on 4th June, 1984 in Palakkad family in Kerala, but grew up in Bangalore. She had command in all the 4 dravidian languages like Malayalam, Tamil, Telegu and Kannada. She started her career, after having short experience of modeling in Tamil film Kangalal Kaidhu Sei release in 2004.

She acted opposite actor Dhanush in the film Adhu Oru Kana Kalam. She stormed South Indian films with her strong performance opposite Karthi Shivakumar in the film Paruthiveeran for which she received national award for the best actress in 2006. Ameer Sultan directed the film.

She acted in a number of films in Malayalam and rose to fame in that language as well. Some of her notable films in that language included Pranchiyettam and The Saint in 2010, Puthiya Mukkam in 2008, Thirakkatha in 2008. She received Filmfare Best Malayalam Actress Award for that film in 2008.

In 2010 she is busy with the films Rakta Charitra made in hindi, telegu and tamil, Ragada in Telegu and Eno Onthara in Kannada. She blank look had charmed the South Audience for the last 5 years. The viewers expect her to continue her dream run and also venture in bollywood films in future.

Happy birthday to Shammi Kapoor.

Happy birthday to Shammi Kapoor.

The viewers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to rock and roll star Shammi Kapoor on 21st October, 2010. He had remained a dancing sensation in the 60s.

Although in the early part of his career he had mediocre films like Laila Majnu, he bounced back in style with the film Tumsa Nahi Dekha in 1957 and Dil Deke Dekho in 1959. His stylish andaz and dancing mannerisms like Elvis Priestley created a separate image before the viewers. He in fact modernized Indian films.

His combination with Shankar Jaikishan and Mohammad Rafi was very grand. SJ composed music in almost 22 films of Shammi Kapoor and the songs of those films are still considered musical gems. Hit songs include “ehsaan tera hoga mujhpar”, “meri yaar shabba khair” sung by Rafi, composed by SJ in Junglee, “tumse accha kaun hai”, “lal chari”, sung by Rafi, composed by SJ in Janwar, “aye gulbadan”, “awaz deke” composed by SJ sung by Rafi in the film Professor, “tumne pukara aur hum chale aye”, “yeh rang badalti duniya me” composed by SJ, sung by Rafi in the film Raj Kumar, “aasmaan se aya farishta”, “raat ke humsafar”, “akele akele kahan ja rahe ho” composed by SJ and sung by Rafi in the film An Evening in Paris, “mai gayun tum so jayo”, “aajkal tere mere pyar ke charche”, “dil ke jharoke me” composed by SJ sung by Rafi in the film Brahmchari, to name a few. The list can go on.

Shammi Kapoor received filmfare award for best actor only once, for the performance in the film Brahmchari in 1968. But that cannot show his dominance in bollywood films in the 60s. If Rajender Kumar portrayed the sophisticated style of romance in the 60s, Shammi Kapoor portrayed the westernized dimension. Actors like Joy Mukherjee, Biswajeet followed the Shammi Kapoor style and got success in contemporary films like Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon, Mere Sanam, etc.

Shammi Kapoor acted opposite all the leading actresses of bollywood films in the 60s, including Sharmila Tagore in Kashmir Ki Kali, Sadhna in Raj Kumar, Asha Parekh in Teesri Manzil, Saira Banu in Junglee, Rajashree in Janwar, Hema Malini in Andaz, Mala Sinha in Dil Tera Diwana, Nutan in Laatsahab, etc. After the 70s, he switched to character roles and there also showed his skills.

Some of his memorable films in old age include Betaab, Bidhata, Prem Rog, Parvarish, etc. His films and songs should be restored to remember the golden age of Indian films with colourful music.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hot bollywood actresses with Salman Khan.

Hot bollywood actresses with Salman Khan.

Salman Khan walked with eight hot attractive bollywood actresses in the ramp in HDIL Show. The eight star actresses included Rani Mukherjee, Katrina Kaif, Sushmita Sen, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Preeti Zinta, Karishma Kapoor and Bipasha Basu.

Salman wore red trousers and black trench trousers with glasses. The striking part of the show was that the star actresses he walked with included those who did not have good relationship with each other for some time. The bollywood industry knows that Kareena Kapoor never had good relation with Priyanka Chopra for some time.

Similarly Rani Mukherjee and Preeti Zinta are yesterday’s actresses who had not remained crowd-pullers in recent times. Same is the case with Karishma Kapoor and Sushmita Sen.

All the actresses agreed to come to the show and walk down the ramp for the sole request of Salman Khan. After the success of Dabanng, Salman Khan is also proving that he has probably the highest star charishma in the recent times.

The show-dresses of the star actresses were designed by Manish Malhotra and Arjun Khanna. The actresses replicated the attires worn by Indian celebrities from 1920s till now. Some of them looked absolutely gorgeous including Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor.

It is good that the actresses responded for the NGO of Salman Khan. There is lot of acting left in all these actresses and bollywood would be benefitted if they continue acting for some time.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy birthday to actor of actors Om Puri.

Happy birthday to actor of actors Om Puri.

The viewers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to actor of actors Om Puri on 18th October, 2010. Om Puri, along with Naseeruddin Shah used to be considered and is still considered the most versatile actor of all times. Born on 18th October, 1950, Om Puri learned acting from Film and Television Institute of India. He was an alumnus of 1973 batch of Delhi School of Drama along with Naseeruddin Shah.

He was the automatic choice of the greatest directors of Indian films like Satyajit Ray who did cast him in Sadgati, Govind Nihalini who had cast him in Aakrosh, Ardha Satya, etc., Ketan Mehta who had cast him in Mirch Masala, Gulzar, who had cast him in Maachis, to name a few.

But when question came in relation to awards, critics feel that Om Puri, did not receive the recognition he deserved. He received national awards for best actor for his performance in the films Arohan and Ardhya Satya. But there is no justification as to the fact why did not receive a national award for his lifetime performance in the film Aakrosh. He did not have a single dialogue, and in a mute role, he expressed his agony, which was at par with some of the best Hollywood actors of all times.

His performance in Satyajit Ray’s film Sadgati requires special mention. He died at the end of the film while cutting wood for cremation purposes for Mohan Agase in the film. He made the classic literature of Munshi Premchand immortal with his performance. He was sublime in Mirch Masala. He was outstanding in Tamas.

Although he won a number of international awards, that does not justify his immense acting skills. He won the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Award for his performance in the film Ardhya Satya in 1984. He won Brussels International Best Film Actor award in 1998 for his performance in the film My Son the fanatic.

Even his performance in commercial films like Ghayal or Gupt or China Gate requires special mention. In the last 10 years he had featured in every alternate films including Gulzar’s Maachis, Priya Darshaan’s Malamaal Weekly, Raj Kumar Santoshi’s Pukar, Sohail Khan’s Dabaang. His performance in small roles in landmark films like Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi.

The viewers and critics feel that Om Puri should continue his brilliant work irrespective of adequate justice being done through the awards, because his actual admirer are the immense number of viewers who had always considered him a genius of genius.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy birthday to dream-girl Hema Malini.

Happy birthday to dream-girl Hema Malini.

The viewers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to dream girl Hema Malini on 16th October, 2010. She was the uncrowned queen of bollywood films of the 70s.

Her strong dancing skills gave her a separate place in bollywood films. Her performance in the film Sapno Ka Saudagar opposite Raj Kapoor was extremely successful in the late 60s. From there she never looked back. Her film Abhinetri opposite Shashi Kapoor became super hit. Her successful films opposite other stars included Gora Aur Kala opposite Rajender Kumar, Burning Train opposite Dharmender, Johnny Mera Naam opposite Dev Anand, to name a few. Gora Aur Kala became super hit with the successful songs composed by Laxmikant Pyarellal like “tu meri sapno ka rani banegi”, “dheere dheere bol”, etc.

Within short time she formed a brilliant combination with Dharmender and their films started rocking bollywood in the 70s. The pair started off with films like Naya Zamana, Raja Jani and went on to give all time hits like Seeta Aur Geeta, Jugnu, Charas, Sholay, etc. If Sholay is remembered for superlative camerawork of Ramesh Sippy, villainish andaz of Amzad Khan, angry image of Big B, then it is also remembered for tremendous dance performance of Hema Malini. She danced on top of glasses in the song “jab tak hai jaan”. Besides she showed her bravery also in the film by riding on the horse-cart against the gang of dacoits of Gabbar Singh.

Hema Malini did extremely well in off-beat films as well. One of her landmark films included Kinara opposite Jeetender and Dharmender. Gulzar’s films was based on dancing and Hema Malini’s classical dance balanced the story line where Jeetender’s car struck Dharmender and killed him on the spot. Dharmender was the husband of Hema Malini in the film and she lived with his memory in the film.

Hema Malini’s films opposite Big B also did great business. Some of their hit films included Desh Premi, Satte Pe Satta, etc. In the last few years Hema Malini had been seen contributing in character roles in bollywood films like Baghban. She must be proud about the success of her daughter Esha Deol, but is respect of glamour and beauty and dancing skills still Hema Malini is remembered for her dominance during the 70s.

The viewers still believe that a lot of dancing skills are still left in Hema Malini and she should still act in bollywood films in future.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Satinath Mukherjee and pure classical songs.

Satinath Mukherjee and pure classical songs.

Whenever the reference is made relating to pure classical songs the names of glamourous Bengali classical singers like Manna Dey, Manobendra Mukherjee or Dhananjoy Bhattacharya come at the summit. But there were other classical singers like Satinath Mukherjee who was an institution by himself during the golden age of music, that is the 50s and 60s and his basic discs relating to different ragas require special mention.

He made the use of Raag Bageshri in the song “elo jochona se tobu elona”. He demonstrated raag Bairaagi in the song “dake na keno je banshi”. It was brilliant by every musical standard. He demonstrated raag Behaag in the song “logon je gelo chole”.

He demonstrated Raag Bhupali in the song “kotha je bansori baaje”. He demonstrated Raag Darbari Kanada in the song “e bedona kenone sohi”. The song will remind everyone of Mohammad Rafi’s legendary song “wo duniya ke rakhwale” in Baiju Bawra.

He demonstrated Raag Desh Thumri in the song “Borosar Rate Jaagi”. He demonstrated Raag Kalawati in the song “baaje keno beena”. He demonstrated Raag Komol Asabari in the song “modhu raati bhor hoi”. He demonstrated Raag Patdeep in the song “kano janina baje”. He demonstrated Raag Pahari Thumri in the song “emon dine se kothai”. The list can go on.

Although his basic discs of modern songs like “pashaner buke likhona amar naam” or “bonopotho majhe”, or “baluka belai kurai jhinuk”, etc. As Satinath Mukherjee’s contribution in Bengali films was not as significant as Manna Dey, Manobendra Mukherjee, Hemanta Mukherjee or Shyamal Mitra, his recognition was adequate to his talent.

But Satinath Mukherjee’ s name will always glitter as gold if the history of Bengali classical songs are referred. His songs and compositions should be preserved and restored.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Do Dooni Chaar is a sweet film.

Do Dooni Chaar is a very sweet film.

Do Dooni Chaar is a very sweet and entertaining film. Director Habib Faisal had directed the film. The biggest bonus for the viewers is the return of on-screen pair Rishi Kapoor and Nitu Singh after 30 years.

Both of them played the role of the husband and wife, thereby portraying the Duggal Family. Rishi Kapoor had the burden of buying a four-wheeler in the film. It was shown that he was a simple school teacher and never indulged in dishonest activities.

Rishi Kapoor had been shown as an honest person. He scolded his son whenever he saw junk TV programs. Nitu Singh had been shown as an ideal wife who was very cheerful and dutiful towards her children.

The excitement of the film hovered round the fact whether the Duggal Family would be able to buy a four wheeler at all, which was known at the end of the film.

Stories relating to middle-class families did great business during the late-70s including Golmaal, Saath Saath, Choti Si Baat, etc. Amol Palekar, Farooq Sheikh and others played cameos during their young age.

In this film also both Rishi Kapoor and Nitu Singh showed their comedy potentials and did a brilliant job. It never looked that Nitu Singh was out of touch for long time. Rishi Kapoor had acted in comedy films during the days of Khel Khel Me and always had excellent timing sense.

Viewers will be entertained by the story and should watch the film.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Happy birthday to Amitabh Bacchan.

Happy birthday to Amitabh Bacchan.

The viewers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to the megastar of bollywood films Amitabh Bacchan on 11th October, 2010. Born in 1942, he had been the most popular actor of the entire millennium.

In the 70s his films like Zanjeer, Sholay, Deewar created a new age of action films. His angry young man image created a revolution during an age when corruption became rampant in India. If Zanjeer was related to the obstacles faced by an honest police officer to safely perform his duties, Deewar was based on the contradiction of two brothers of whom one was a police officer, while the other was compelled to be a smuggler due to social compulsions. Sholay was based on the story of domination of the Chambal region of India by dacoits. The Thakur (played by Sanjeev Kumar) of the village employed two brave criminals namely Big B and Dharmender to face the dacoits.

Big B was a very powerful actor and became the choice of all the leading directors of the 70s and 80s. His films included Abhimaan directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Sholay directed by Ramesh Sippy, Zanjeer directed by Prakash Mehra, Deewar directed by Yash Chopra, Barsaat Ki Ek Raat directed by Shakti Samanta, to name a few. The other factor which singled out Big B with the other actors in terms of his versatility was his baritone voice which he modulated to perfection.

His comedy films like Namakhalal, Chupke Chupke, Amar Akbar Anthony, created new dimensions in Indian film history. His notable films during the 80s included Shakti, Akhree Rasta, Inquilab, etc. Even in the 90s his films like Akela and Indrajeet carried his strong personality forward.

Big B had played a huge innings as a character actor and his films like Black, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, etc., showed the viewers, that after Dilip Kumar and Sanjeev Kumar, Big B was an actor with whom the directors could do any experiment. His performance in his son Abhishek Bacchan’s films like Bunty Aur Babli had also been notable.

In 2010, he received the national award for the best actor for the third time for his excellent performance in the film Paa. Day by day his acting skills are just getting better and better and he is experimenting in different types of roles.

The viewers expect him to continue the great work that he started 40 years back.

Mohishashur Mordini was the greatest creation of All India Radio.

Mohishashur Mordini was the greatest creation of All India Radio.

Mahishashur Mordini which meant the annihilation of the demon, was the greatest work of art that was recorded in All India Radio in the last 100 years.

It had been broadcasted on the sacred morning of mahalaya from 1930 till date.It was associated with chandipath, which meant chanting from Chandi, the verses from Durga Shaptashati. It had signified the beginning of bengali’s greatest festival durgapuja. With Mohishashur Mordini being broadcasted in All India Radio on the morning of Mahalaya, bengalies all over the world feel the end of pitripakha and beginning of debipakkha.

Birendra Krishna Bhadra, was the maestro who was instrumental in the creation of Mohishashur Mordini. The legendary narrator and director of All India Radio, Kolkata, for more than 50 years, recited the holy verses, and told the story of descent of Goddess Durga from Heaven to earth in his dynamic andaz, most famous being “ya devi, sarbabhuteshu, shaktirupenu sanghasthita, namastashyayi, namastashyayi, namastashyayi, namoh namaha”.

Pankaj Mullick and Bani Kumar ably assisted Birendra Bhadra in his novel mission. Banikumar was the script writer and Birendra Bhadra the director and narrator of the mega-act. Eminent singers of Bengal added colour in mohishashur mordini, with then golden voices, with Manobendra Mukherjee singing “tabo achinto”, Dijen Mukherjee singing “jago tumi jago”, Supriti Ghosh singing “bajlo tomar alor benu”, while Shyamal Mitra, Sandhya Mukherjee, Suprava Sarkar, Utpala Sen and other giants of Bengali music industry singing legendary songs under the direction of Pankaj Mullick and Bani Kumar.

Goddess Durga had been idolized as Narayani, Brahmani, Maheshwari, Shivaduti, and Chamunda, decked with a garland of skulls. Mahishasura, the terrible king of the asuras, defeated the Gods and driven them out of Heaven. The Gods being dejected, went to Brahma, the Creator, Vishnu, the Preserver, and Mahadeva, the Destroyer. These three Gods projected their energy and created a new energy in the form of Goddess Durga. She was Mahamaya, the Mother of the Universe.

The Goddess then emerged in full battle array to combat Mahishashura.The Himalayas gifted her the lion to be her carrier. Vishnu gave her the chakra. Mahadeva gave her the trishul (the trident). Yama gave her the danda. Brahma gave her the rosary. Armed with weapons in her ten arms Goddess Durga defeated the Asuras, including shumbha, nishumbha and ended the rule of evil forces.Mahalaya is followed up with Mahashashti, Mahashaptami, Mahaaustami, Mahanabami and Mahadashami, to mark, Goddess Durga’s victory over evil and bringing happiness to mankind. Mohishashura Mordini Strotrum or sloka is a very popular devotional strotra written by Sri Shankara Bhagavatacharya.

Birendra Bhadra’s mohishashur mordini became immortal, and once due to popular request when Bengal’s greatest superstar Uttam Kumar recited the play in All India Radio in the 70s, the music being directed by Hemant Kumar, the listeners showed resentment and All India Radio again started broadcasting the mohishahur mordini created by Birendra Bhadra. These days the work is converted into CDs, but it should be listened only at the mahendra khan, the time of mahalaya.

The greatest work of All India Radio, Kolkata should be preserved and restored.