About Bollywood Music

Bollywood music's contribution has been immense throughout. It is the most popular music of India which has been catering to the varied tastes of people for a long time.

Here the part played by the music directors is worthy of mention. Music is the source of entertainment, inspiration and a way of expression.

Bollywood music has been providing entertainment to the people for years. FM channels have made it easier for the people to continuously express their tastes through phone-in system. Even the music is released before the film to create the platform for popularity.

In Bollywood, the singers enjoy the same kind of fame as enjoyed by the actors. It is the wonderful music created by the music directors that has added to their popularity. Bollywood music ranges from emotional numbers to hip-hops.

Contemporary Music Directors:
  • Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy
  • Jatin Lalit
  • Himesh Reshammiya
  • Aadesh Srivastav
  • Ismail Darbar
  • Anu Malik
Music is considered to be the soul of Bollywood. It is what pulls the people to the cinema halls. The songs of the legends like RD Burman and Lata Mangeshkar are still heard by the people.

The period from 1950-1960 is termed as the 'Golden Age' of Bollywood music with composers like Shankar Jaikishan, Naushad, SD Burman, OP Nayyar, Kalyanji Anandji and Khaiyyam. It is ultimately the music that makes a film complete in Bollywood. In other words the music and the movie go hand in hand and cannot be thought of without one another. To know more about Bollywood music please refer to the following links-

  Related Links  
Music Directors
Bollywood Singer
Aadesh ShrivastavaA. R. RahmanAsha Bhonsle
Abhijeet SawantLata MangeshkarLucky Ali
Sonu NigamMohammed RafiKishore Kumar
S. Janaki
Writer and Lyricist
GulzarJaved Akhtar
Dr. Bhupen HazarikaK.S.ChitraKamal Hassan
Remo Fernandes  
Classical music
M.S. SubbulakshmiUstad Amjad Ali Khan

Last Updated on : January 31, 2014


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