Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bappi Lahiri - Biography and Filmography

Bappi D. Lahiri was born on 25 November 1952, in Kolkata, West Bengal to Aparesh Lahiri and Bansari Lahiri. They were famous Bengali singers and musicians in classical music and Shyama Sangeet. He is their only child and Kishore Kumar is related to him from his mother's side. .

Initially he was trained by his parents on tabla.

He moved to Mumbai  and the first Hindi film for which he composed music was Nanha Shikari (1973). For Tahir Husain's Hindi film, Zakhmee (1975), he composed music and also sang along with Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar the song  "Nothing Is Impossible." The songs of his next film, Chalte Chalte (1976), became hits. With Ravikant Nagaich's hit film Surakksha 1979, his singing and music became even more popular.  He  gave Disco numbers in films Wardat 1981, Sahhas 1981, Laparwah 1981, Pyara Dushman 1980 (song Hari Om Hari), Armaan 1981 (song Ramba Ho Samba Ho)

Mithun Chakraborty and Bappi Lahiri became synonyms of Indian disco culture in the 1980s.  His song "Jimmy Jimmy" was a smashing success in the early 80’s.  He was called 'Disco King.'

Bappi Lahiri imported the super rock sensational star Samantha Fox from London for enacting a dance number in Rock Dancer 1995 opposite India's Super-Star Govinda. Bappi Lahiri was personally invited by Rock Star Michael Jackson in his first live show in Mumbai in 1996 at Municipal Stadium Andheri Mumbai, also Bappi Lahiri got a compliment from Michael Jackson 'I love your song Jimmy Jimmy.' . He was also invited by Jonathon Ross of ITV, London for a live performance on BBC London in 1989. Bappi Lahiri has been awarded over 100 Platinum Discs, Golden and Discs for his terrific musical score in over five hundred films of various languages in India.

He set a record of over 180 songs recorded for 33 films which got released during the year - 1986. He got an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Bappi Lahiri have scored music in Hollywood Films like "Eye Witness to Murder" 1989, produced by Vijay Amritraj, Directed by Jagmohan Mundra. Divine Lovers in English, Produced and Directed by B.Subhash (Babbar Subhash) from India in 1997.

Bappi Lahiri  introduced several Pop Singers like Usha Uthup, Sharon Prabhakar, Alisha Chinai, Parvati Khan, Bali Brahmabhatt, Vijay Benedict, Nandu Bhende, Remo Fernandes, Salma Agha, and film star Anil Kapoor, Amrish Puri, Padmini Kolhapure, Mandakini, and Amjad Khan to sing under his baton. All the top most singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh, Manna Dey and the newer generation singers have sung for the songs composed by Bappi Lahiri in a career spanning for 40 years in over 600 films in over 5000 songs.

Lahiri disappeared from the Indian film industry in the 1990s. He made a brief comeback in the Prakash Mehra produced Dalal starring Mithun Chakraborty for song "Gutur Gutur" which was a big hit. .

In 2010 Lahiri was back with "I am a disco dancer" in Golmaal 3 in his own voice. The track was from his previous film Disco Dancer.

In 2011, he sang the song Ooo la la Ooo la lain the movie The Dirty Picture for Vishal-Shekhar, which cherishes his Disco image.

Bappi Lahiri  appeared in several movies. He acted in with the legendary playback singer Kishore Kumar in the movie  Badhti Ka Naam Dadhi 1974 as Bappu Gipsyan, which was directed by Kishore Kumar. Later he appeared in P. Sambasiva Rao's movie "Kalakaar" 1983 with Kunal Goswami, Sridevi. in 1986 Kirayadar as a musician. In 1988 in Bengali movie "Nayan Mony", 1990 Marathi film Dokyala Taap Nahi as a singer. in 1992 in Parto Ghosh Geet with Divya Bharti and Avinash Wadhavan, then in 1993 in Deepak Balraj Vij "Bomb Blast" as a singer. Dharma Karma 1997, with Jeetendra. As a friendly appearance in "Main Hoon Qatil Jaadugarni" 1998, in 2001 Bappi Lahiri appeared in "Bombay Girls" as a music director. In Om Shanti Om 2007 Bappi Lahiri as himself. In 2009 Main Aurr Mrs Khanna as Victor with Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Hangover 2010 Bengali movie as a stage performer. Bappi Lahiri also acted in Love.Com... The Ultimate Killing Site (2010) as a singer. In 2012 Bappi Lahiri acted as a Disco King DK in "It's Rocking Dard-E-Disco" which was produced by Dhumketu Punatar.

Selected Films of Bappi Lahiri

Morcha (1980)
Ek Baar Kaho (1980)

Surakshaa (1979) - YouTube Video

Wardat (1981) - YouTube Video

Chalte Chalte (1976)
Pyara Dushman

Disco Dancer (1982) - YouTube Video

Dance Dance
Film Hi Film
Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Namak Halaal
Sharaabi - Winner 1984 Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Zindagi Ek Jua


Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam
Zindagi Ek Juaa

Telugu Films

Justice Chaudary
Nippu Ravva
Rowdy Inspector
Gang Leader  - Winner 1991 Filmfare Award for Best Music Director - Telugu
Rowdy Alludu



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Amol Palekar (1944), Celina Jaitley (1981)

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Utpal Dutt, Amol Palekar, Bindiya Goswami



Chit Chor - 1976 Bollywood - Hindi Hit Film

Amol Palekar, Zarina Wahab, Vijayendra Ghatge



Celina Jaitley - Hit Film

No Entry - 2005 Superhit Hindi Film

Anil Kapoor, Lara Dutt, Bipasha Basu, Fardeen Khan, Celina Jaitly, Salman Khan, Esha Deol



Bollywood Hit Songs

90's Superhit Songs



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Bappi Lahiri
Biography - Filmography of Bappi Lahiri

Hit Films with Music by Bappi Lahiri

Disco Dancer - 1982 Super Hit Hindi Film

Mithun Chakraborty, Kim, Rajesh Khanna, Om Puri
Music: Bappi Lahiri



Wardat - 1981 Hit Bollywood Hindi Film

Mithun Chakraborty Kaajal Kiran Shakti Kapoor Kalpana Iyer
Director - Producer - Writer: Ravikant Nagaich
Music: Bappi Lahiri



Suraksha - 1979 Bollywood - Hindi Hit Film

Mithun Chakraborty, Ranjeeta
Music: Bappi Lahiri



Bollywood Hit Songs Videos

Bappi Lahiri Hit Songs - Top  Bappi Da Bollywood Retro Disco Hits



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Sunday, November 22, 2015

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Laila Majnu (Rishi Kapoor, Raneeta Kaur) (1976),




 Bahar (Vyjayanti Mala, Pran, Om Prakash) (1951)



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Bollywood Hit Songs



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Saroj Khan (1948)

Saroj Khan in her heyday was a very successful choreographer with number of hit films.

Saroj Khan Hit Films as a Choreographer

Beta - 1992 Super Hit Hindi Movie

Anil Kapur, Madhuri Dixit, Aurna Irani



Mr. India - 1987 Superhit Hindi Film

Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Amrish Puri



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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saroj Khan - HIndi Films Choreographer - Biography

Birthday 22 November 1948

She choreographed for number of Hindi movies and many songs became top hits for dance as well as songs.
She gave number of programmes on TV channels also explaining dance. She was a judge for number of dance reality shows.

Nirmala Kishanchand Sadhu Singh Nagpal  is popularly known as Saroj Khan. She is  one of the most prominent Indian dance choreographers/dance director in Hindi cinema. She choreographed more than 200 films. Saroj Khan was born to Hindu parents but she is married to a Muslim, Sardar Roshan Khan and that is where her last name Khan comes from.

Her parents migrated to India after partition of India. She started her career as a child artist at age three in film Nazarana as child Shyama.  She later became a background dancer in the late 1950s. She learnt dance direction under film choreographer B. Sohanlal and became an assistant choreographer. She did independent choreography with Geeta Mera Naam (1974). With  Sri Devi's  Hawa Hawai dance in Mr India (1987), Nagina (1986) and Chandni (1989) she became an acclaimed choreographer. Madhuri Dixit's hit Ek Do Teen in Tezaab (1988), Tamma Tamma Loge in Thanedaar (1990) and Dhak Dhak Karne Laga in Beta (1992) made her one of most successful Bollywood choreographers.

Dhak Dhak Karne Laga - Beta Film



Selected filmography

Gulaab Gang (2014)
ABCD: Any Body Can Dance (2012)
Rowdy Rathore (2012)
Agent Vinod (2012)
Khatta Meetha (2010)
Life Partner (film) (2009)
Love Aaj Kal (2009)
Delhi-6 (2009)
Jab We Met (2007) (Won the National Film Award for Best Choreography)
Namastey London (2007)
Guru (2007) (Won the Filmfare Award for Best Choreography)
Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007)
Saawariya (2007)
Don - The Chase Begins Again (2006)
Fanaa (2006)
Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005)
Veer-Zaara (2004)
Swades (2004)
Kuch Naa Kaho (2004)
Saathiya (2002)
Devdas (2002) Won the Filmfare Award for Best Choreography & National Film Award
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) Won the Filmfare Award for Best Choreography & National Film Award
Fiza (2000)
Taal (1999)
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) Won the Filmfare Award for Best Choreography & National Film Award & American Choreography Award
Soldier (1998)
Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (1997)
Pardes (1997)
Iruvar (1997)(Tamil)
Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Yaraana (1995)
Mohra (1994)
Anjaam (1994)
Baazigar (1993)
Aaina (1993)
Darr (1993)

Beta (1992)

Awaargi (1990)
Sailaab (1990)
Chandni (1989)
Nigahen: Nagina Part II (1989)
Tezaab (1988)

Mr India (1987)

Nagina (1986)
Hero (1983)

National Film Award for Best Choreography

2002 - Devdas - Dola Re Dola
2006 - Sringaram
2007 - Jab We Met

Filmfare Best Choreography Award

2008 - Guru
2003 - Devdas
2000 - Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
1994 - Khalnayak
1993 - Beta
1991 - Sailaab
1990 - Chaalbaaz
1989 - Tezaab

Saroj Khan in Movers and Shakers Sony TV Program - July 2011

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Saroj Khan teaching item song


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