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When Melody Was Queen – As Music Changed Character

The Magic of RD Burman
As you grow older and the world changes, you slip into periods of nostalgia now and then, looking back to the road you have traveled. It is in those moments that you remember music that you loved, food that you enjoyed and some of life’s great reads, just to name a few. For me, music has always been an integral part of my life so far and Hindi film music has been at the fore, starting right from my high school days.
Last evening, we attended a lovely program by a Bombay based troupe called Niche entertainment working with the Dhristi foundation and titled ‘Gata Rahe Mera Dil’. It was a revelation, for it was so beautifully crafted and conducted, with awesome (a word I do not use normally) singers and a brilliant orchestra to boot. The evening was filled with some 4 hours of SD Burman’s songs and the team on stage took us to another decade, a period when melody was Queen. Milind Oak’s production with classy singers and a scintillating orchestra including ace keyb…

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