January 28, 2007

The Passing Away Of A Legend -O.P. Nayyar

Filed under: India n Me,Movies,opinions,personal — Kaveeta Oberoi Kaul @ 5:50 pm
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Update: You can listen to the podcast of my tribute in a programme dedicated to the Legendary O.P. Nayyar on PodioIndia Ep 31

A truly sad day for Indian music.

This post which receives a record number of hits consistently, referred to by Google, never failed to amaze me at the sheer number who were in search for Nayyar Saheb even now. Today, however, it began receiving an unusually continuous string .

I knew then, maybe what I had feared for a while had happened…Had to mournfully update it.

The total number has crossed over five thousand , just on the link provided above. If anything this substantively proves that Nayyar Saheb was a maestro par excellence, whose memory and strains of melody, stirred our souls, filled it with a longing to know more about him, in a bid as if to connect with the man behind the music and creator of that magic.

Please read the link provided for details on the maestro and his life.

Famed music composer from Pakistan, Sohail Rana, one of his ghazals being the unforgettable ‘mujhe tum nazar se gira to rahey ho, mijhe tum kabhi bhi bhula na sakogey’ , visited the blog and speaks of the last call to O.P. Nayyar just a month ago..he pays an emotional tribute to him in the comment section of the post.

His adopted daughter Ashwini Karandikar too speaks, in the comment section .

Ashraft through his comment has informed us of his passion for O.P.Nayyar’s music and that he has laboriously collected every single song composed by the maestro. Incredible! True passion and grit which needs to be lauded. Priceless treasure is now his!

Siraj Khan who has been writing the biography of O.P.Nayyar Saheb, exclusive rights for which had been granted to him by the maestro, had commented on this post last year as well.. Please read his tribute and of his plans for the book.

View O.P. Nayyar-Not Forgotten. ( 13161 views- 708 comments )

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‘Guru’ Movie Review- Gurubhai Mani Ratnam

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Featured post at Sulekha

A friend, who is also a film maker, enquired of me conspiratorially, prior to the release of the film ‘Guru’ as to what were my reactions of the promos or rather what were the expectations from the film. The pre- release buzz which surrounds a film based on rather nebulous criteria, word of mouth gossip, disgruntled colleagues, envious peers, or the plain diabolic variety of ‘industrywallahs, who revel in pulling down any effort they feel threatened by either by sheer enormity of the project or sincerity in its making, is often hugely erroneous.

Since I correspond to none of the above mentioned categories, my assessment was based (more…)

January 27, 2007

Anniversary- Sachiniti

Filed under: opinions,personal — Kaveeta Oberoi Kaul @ 11:27 am
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Today, 27th January, marks a year since I began writing this blog. Whilst writing my first post, I felt a tad silly, since I had no clue who would, or rather would anyone end up reading my blog.

This brings to mind the romanticism of Majrooh Sultanpuri

“Main akela hi chala tha janibe-e-manzil magar

Log sath aate gaye aur karavan banta gaya (more…)

January 24, 2007

Oscar Nominations- Complete List

Filed under: Movies,opinions — Kaveeta Oberoi Kaul @ 10:52 am
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Hey folks,

‘Water’ has made it the final five..Bravo Deepa!

Courtesy is the complete list of Oscar nominees:

Complete list of the 79th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Tuesday

at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif.:

1. Best Picture: “Babel”, “The Departed,” “Letters From Iwo Jima ,” “Little Miss Sunshine ,” “The Queen.” (more…)

January 17, 2007

‘Water’ In ‘RDB’ Out Of Oscar Race

Filed under: India n Me,opinions — Kaveeta Oberoi Kaul @ 11:35 am
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Ahhh well.. I was right after all . Results are out. ‘Rang De Basanti’ Indias entry, is out , Deepa Mehtas Canadian entry ‘Water’ is in. This is the pen-pen-ultimate round. Final nine, leading next to the final five which will be the official nominees.

My post ‘In Wait- Oscar’ to do with the film that might eventually create a stir at the Oscars, had ruled out RDB as a possibility, for reasons ennumerated therein. I had clearly mentioned ‘Water’ as a contender, although a Canadian entry, but taking over from the Indian entries in the foreign language film category.

Deepa Mehtas sure having the last laugh. She was hounded out of the country, not (more…)

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