By Aditi Patwardhan. Posted on April 01, 2016
Songs are one of the prized characteristic features of Indian cinema. No matter what, we love our song & dance. We love music in our cinema so much, that it has created a whole new music genre by the name of Bollywood music. Indian cinema, which finds its roots in the traditional folk and musical theatre, picked up Indians' immense love for music and even after 100 years, could never abandon the tradition of song & dance!
Hindi cinema has seen brilliant lyricists in cinema's history. At one point in Hindi cinema, the most noted lyricists were also celebrated poets- like Sahir Ludhianvi, Nida Fazli, Kaifi Zami, Hasrat Jaipuri and Majrooh Sultanpuri. Their legacy has been carried forward by today's brilliant lyricists like Gulzar, Javed Akhtar & Prasoon Joshi. And that's just Hindi cinema. Cinema in other languages is just as vibrant, some probably more than others & each of our cinemas have had a long tradition of beautiful music & writing.
In a series of posts titled Wordsmiths of Indian Cinema, Film Heritage Foundation, which takes up the mission of saving India's rich cinematic heritage, introduces us the celebrated lyricists of Indian cinema. The posts talk about brightest of the Indian lyricists like Kaifi Azmi, Rajinder Krishnan, Gouri Prasanna Majumdar, Kidar Sharma and Vairamuthu- how they entered cinema, their journey & their contributions! Here we have compiled the posts from the series.
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