Binding: Hard Cover
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.