A Book on Hindi Cinema written by Manek Premchand
Romancing the Song
A Book on Hindi Cinema written by Manek Premchand

Romancing The Song

Manek Premchand

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Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 654
ISBN: 978-81-924931-0-7
Publisher: Jharna Books
Distributed by: Blue Pencil

Hindi Cinema’s Lyrical Journey

Lyric-writing came to films right away when talking films arrived way back in 1931. And much like a river it flows on even now, although the sentiments expressed keep changing as society changes; the lyric-writer is, consciously or otherwise, quite often in step with the life he sees around him.

Manek Premchand rows us through this wonderfully flowing river, taking us on this exciting journey, commenting on situations and stories of films with relevance to their songs, and interpreting their lyrics. He offers explanations of deep words and complex lines, and demystifies what is meant by ghazals, nazms, rubais, and more. He illustrates the analysis with loads of examples, and peppers this huge undertaking with dollops of wit and humour.

Romancing The Song is for those who love the Hindi film song, and even more, for those who and fascinated by the poem in the song.


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Manek Premchand

Mumbai, India
About the Author/Editor

Manek Premchand has a diploma in Journalism and a degree in Arts from Bombay University. He has many friends in the film industry and remains fascinated by the enormous role that Hindi cinema's music has played as a key bonding medium in a country as disparate as ours. This fascination has motivated him to write six books on the subject. These are Yesterdays’ Melodies Today’s Memories, Musical Moments From Hindi Films, Romancing The Song, Talat Mahmood—The Velvet Voice, Hitting The Right Notes—Hindi Cinema’s Golden Music and The Hindi Film Jukebox—Exploring Unforgettable Songs. A seventh book Shiv Kumar Sharma — The Man And His Music was co-authored with two others. Besides these, he has written hundreds of music-related articles for a variety of newspapers.

He has also been a consultant with Saregama India Ltd. and a show host on many radio platforms including WorldSpace Satellite Radio. He also teaches elements of Broadcasting to post-graduate students at Xavier Institute of Communications, a part of Xavier’s College, Mumbai. He is currently an adviser to Manipal University Press.