Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Feeling Filmi!

I haven't had enough time to squeeze in any 3-hour viewings as of late. I'm already past the point of withdrawal, so it's easier to be at peace with myself. At any rate, I've resolved to filling my filmi cravings with movie music.

eMusic will forever be on my Good List for their 25 free downloads promotion. They have a nice collection of international music. I got some sweet tracks from Mali, the Israel and--you already know--India. They actually have a seperate category just for Indian Filums.

I tried not to overdose. Seriously, there's 4100 albums filed under Indian Film. I grabbed a couple of tracks from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, skipped that fabulous cult-classic Disco Dancer, but most certainly got my Dil Se on. If you like that old skool, super raw, pre-master mix string orchestra sound, definitely check out the tracks from Mother India and Kabhi Kabhie. ;) I might have gotten my Bluffmaster tracks from there too or it could have been some other unpaid location. Hmm, my memory fails me...

Anyhoo, just thought I'd share the love! I miss my cotton candy.


nic said...

Music has always been an integral part of bollywood movies and if you look at the history of bollywood, the music in many of the movies has been of a much better quality than the movies themselves.

One of the reasons being that the depth of emotion that can be expressed in poetry/songs is often not possible in normal conversation. Intense emotions are best expressed in poetry and songs have the ability to connect with
people's emotions. Hence while the movies often fade away from public memory, their music lives on.

I don't know whether your interest is limited just to the music/tunes or it extends to the actual lyrics/poetry since the latter requires knowing the language and it's almost impossible to translate poetry, you may get an approximate
meaning but the magic often gets lost in translation.
But theres definetly a lot to explore and experience if you have the time and the inclination to do so.

marika said...

You should definitely see "Amar Prem" shot in 1978, a very powerful movie! By the way, you can listen to various Hindi soundtracks on ;)