Music has turn out to be secondary; we didn’t have propaganda in our time – Past Bollywood


The enduring Bollywood singer laments on the declining high quality of playback music within the movie business.

Kumar Sanu on the launch of Dil Bhi Rone Laga [2023] on 16 February, 2023 in Mumbai.

By Mayur Lookhar

Kumar Sanu was the voice of the 90s, crooning numerous melodies. Each hero aspired to lip sync to his songs. After ruling the chartbusters for practically a decade, Kumar Sanu needed to pave manner for brand new voices, with new composers like A.R. Rahman, Shankar-Ehsan-Loy not tapping a lot into his expertise.

The millennium has seen its share of music, however the magic of the 90s might by no means be recreated. The final decade has seen Bollywood movies shrinking in measurement, with most producers, filmmakers undermining the worth of music in a Hindi movie. Most movies at this time have restricted songs and it’s largely restricted to digital consumptions. The common size [two minutes] of the songs, too, have come down drastically.  Although there are nonetheless few good lyricists, composers and an array of voices, but it surely wouldn’t be fallacious to say that the general high quality of playback music has suffered.

We ran into Kumar Sanu on the launch of his single Dil Bhi Rone Laga final night time [16 February] the place requested him on the possible causes for the decline in Hindi movie music?

“Earlier when movies grew to become tremendous hits, the music performed an important function then. Again then, we recorded songs, launched them and other people got here to theatres on the burden of these songs.  Viewers found the story, course throughout the screenings. This was the system then,” stated Sanu.

Sanu didn’t maintain again in saying that music is not the highest precedence. He says, “There may be not a lot thought given to the story at this time. The opposite factor is music has turn out to be secondary. In our days, music was the precedence. The income from music used to cowl half of the movie price then. Music was the one which pulled the crowds to the theatres.  That was the facility of music. Sadly, that energy has now vanished.”

Sanu additionally took digs at producers, filmmakers for over hyping their movies.

“Movies are launched, now they [producers, filmmakers] proudly declare that their movie has earned Rs600-800 crore. The reality although is revealed throughout their subsequent movie, “Sanu says, “What we’re seeing at this time is barely propaganda. We didn’t have such issues in our time.  There may be hardly any recall worth of a track at this time. A movie would possibly final for simply few weeks. A track may have recall worth for nearly six months.”

The acclaimed playback singer acknowledged that barring just a few, there may be dearth of fine lyricists. He blamed the present system the place lyricists at instances are determined for fast success.

“Some individuals need fast success, and they also produce something. Lyrics was about poetry, however we don’t actually have it a lot at this time,” moaned Sanu.

Although no movie, however dans, particularly 90s audiences will probably be thrilled to have Sanu again with an cute nostalgic single.


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