The anger and sarcasm in the lyrics remind me of poems by Baba Nagarjun, Dinkar & Nirala.
The trailer looks bloody promising and I can hardly wait for it's release. Anurag says it's his tribute to Saahir's song 'Ye Mehlon..Ye Takhton...Ye Taazon Ki Duniya...' from Gurudutt's Pyasa. The ultimate song from a dejected heart.
Music se yaad aaya, I'd been looking for this 2CD Set of Binaca Geetmala Silver Jubilee Presentation by Ameen Sayani for a longtime but its just not available in the market for years. Finally found somebody, who has them and was kind enough to upload it on Rapidshare in MP3 format and I just downloaded it from here. The audio quality is pretty poor as compared to the original CD and Ameen Sayani's commentary missing before the second song of Vol.1... but chalta hai.
This compilation means a lot to me personally. I was a school boy when I got Vol.1 in a recorded cassette and just got hooked to it. For months this was the only cassette that played on my two-in-one (remember those one speaker 2in1s?). Which annoyed my brother Aditya like anything.
I started mimicking Ameen Sayani even while talking to my parents (which they never appreciated) or reading some book. My only support in this exercises was Bunty (only friend I had in those years and the only friend whom I am still in touch with). I used to write some silly letters to comic book publishers and read them in Ameen Sayani's voice to Bunty, who would occassionally correct me if I start sounding like Alok somewhere. I started making a list of Musical hits mentioned by Mr.Sayani in this cassette and get them recorded from a neighboring Recording Shop (remember the days when there were no mp3 Cds or Internet download available and if you were from a small town, you had to rely on your friendly neighborhood recording wallah and his collection to get a recorded compilation on cassetes).
The Recordingwallah was a kindhearted college guy, who always tried to sell me R.D.Burman as the best Composer ever and I was a hardcore Shankar-Jaikishan, Kalyan ji-Anand ji fan. The debate always ended up, with him saying - 'You'll understand the feeling of love he brings in his songs, when you'll grow up.'
I started maintaining a diary where I used to write my nonsense thoughts on music and composers. I came across one tribute to R.D.B. by Ameen Sahab on a Radio Show and I started following his music and made notes in my diary too. Very soon I was helping the recordingwallah with a R.D.Burman compilation for his girl friend. I don't know how successful his love story was, but I always got special discounts on recording thereafter.
I played both the cassettes so much on rotation for sometime that it bugged my family esp.Aditya like hell.
We moved to Orissa in sometime, where nobody understood or appreciated such things :(( My Ameen Sayani Mimicry was still on, though Bunty was nowhere to appreciate it. Geetmala phase would've been over, if I hadn't come across this T Series pirated copy* of Volume 2 of Silver Jubilee Presentation, which was great but I personally feel Vol.1 rocks. Ameen Sahab was back on my two-in-one.
Ameen Sayani in my voice. Aditya himself is a Media Professional now, and he don't hate Geetmala anymore. Talking of which, he just called up to say, he has bought this 5 CD set for me called - Geetmala Ki Chhaon Mein (Vol.1-5). A compilation with Ameen Sayani's Commentary. Time Time Ki Baat Hai.
HMV & Polydoor Cassettes in much cheaper cassettes with peculiar Jai Mata Di Stickers.