Wednesday, November 30, 2005

STOP SINGING LATA!!

"Naam gum jaayega, Chehra ye badal jaayega
Meri aawaz hi pehchaan hai, gar yaad rahe"

These are opening lines of a memorable song from a 1977 Hindi film Kinaara. Composed by the much celebrated Rahul Dev Burman, the song is sung by none other than the 'nightingale' - Lata Mangeshkar. Gulzar mentions in his autobiography, that he wrote the lyrics of this song keeping in mind Lata and her voice and not the situation of the movie. Her admirers tout her as a "living legend" while her critics have called her "The Artist of the millenium."
I absolutely concur with her admirers & critics for having bestowed upon her these titles. I agree that she sure deserved them once upon a time, NOT NOW.
One can see that her voice now has become pretty much wobbly, weedy and scrawny(if I may say) owing to her age. Any discerning music listener would have observed the deterioration in the quality of Lata's voice in the past decade. A few examples - Songs from the film Dil toh Pagal Hai, Jiya Jale from Dil Se, Ek tu hi Bharosa from Pukaar, O! Palan Haare from Lagaan, Tere Liye from Veer-Zaara,etc.
Truely the first line of the song above portrays her present day image as a playback singer, but certainly not the SECOND ONE, given the fact that 'naam gum ho chuka hai'.... aur 'chehra badal chuka hai', but 'woh aawaz bhi badal chuki hai.'.....AUR IS BAAT KO KOI NAHI BADAL SAKTA....
So Lataji I have admired your singing talent and you truely have been an inspiration for me....But if you really want the people of this world to remember you as the 'eternal Lata' I reckon you STOP SINGING....'varna kahin ye aawaz yaad hi na rahe!'
(ps : She is rumoured to have sung a couple of songs in a forth coming movie - Rang De Basanti)

27 Comments:

Blogger Cuty pie said...

I disagree. U r absolutely wrong my friend. As we all know she is a melodious singer, no one can take her place. .Lata would be a good history for India one day definitely. Thing is Why should she stop singing? Take film industry example of Amitab Bachan, What’s his age? Did he stop acting? Hema Malini, Did she stop dancing? No. is it? Talents shouldn’t go waste till life end coz its not gifted to all. Proper utilization of talent is a perfect way to be remain in this world forever. In the old age makes memory weak, this statement is wrong it depends on standard of leaving.

12:45 AM  
Blogger Cuty pie said...

Lataji rahe ya na rahe kal,
par yaad aayegi hume har pal

1:39 AM  
Blogger Dhananjay Shettigar said...

I would tend to disagree with cuty pie. Its better to take an honourable exit rather than torture yourself by performing below par. If you ask Lata, I guess she herself would admit that her voice has deteriorated over the years. Not to say, that she wasn't a great singer. She was UNDOUBTEDLY the best that India has produced.
And the example of Big B that you have cited, does not quite hold true in this argument. He acts because his acting skills are still intact. Sure, he doesn't have the walk of Deewar or the talk of Namak Halal, but he is still much better than the Shahrukh Khan's and Hrithik Roshan's of Bollywood. Anyways, maybe I am digressing from the matter at hand.
Unfortunately, public memory is such that we tend to remember only the near past, which is why its better to retire when you are at the height of your career, rather than when you are petering down to mediocrity.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Cuty pie said...

Wanna Dhananjay...
Facing lots of varies, as age pass!! Big B & Lataji would exist coz of their voice. The public would mind in case if they would be stop performing. Both would admit deterioration in their qualities. But the people want them in screen. Yes. Undoubted Lataji is a mellifluous. I accept, 40-50’s her rocking standard is not current.

11:21 PM  
Blogger Surya Ragunaathan said...

Cuty pie...I would beg to differ...u say "talent shouldnt go waste till life ends"...u obviously cant expect Lata or anybody to sing untill his/her last breath...and as Dhananjay says a respectable exit is better than ruining ur own image(by performing below par) that u have slogged to create in the past...
Moreover I strongly feel that talking about Amitabh Bachchan is irrelevant here coz he's a class apart and is even today a great performer...i really didnt get wht u wanted to say in ur response to Dhananjay...
neways...wud like to know who u r if u care to disclose...am sure u r a gal given the typical name 'cuty pie'(no offences meant)

8:06 AM  
Blogger Surya Ragunaathan said...

Dhananjay...Completely agreed with ur point of view...especially about Amitabh being better than Shahrukhs & hrithiks...hehe
cheers!!

8:08 AM  
Blogger Cuty pie said...

Woo Hie Buddies,
(Mr.Dhananjay & Mr. Surya)

Mean to say, India's Emerald Lataji still has that energy & melody in her voice. Offer comes to her, its nonsense to shutdown or foolishness to accept weak point without definite. Apart that name & fame would always with her. She deserves for each & every beautiful word of dictionary to put her in honorable seat. She is deeply touched every single indians heart & she has tendency to sing for more years.

1:27 AM  
Blogger Cuty pie said...

Surya, I find your blog filled with exclussive stuffs. Clap for u...

2:36 AM  
Blogger Surya Ragunaathan said...

hey thanks....by the way am strictly Miss.Surya....I know bout this gender bungle...its a popular misconception about 'Surya' being a male name.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Cuty pie said...

Wanna Miss. Surya. Good morning...

It is nice knowing ya that u r miss. wooooo...Apni tune achi jamegi.I really impressed from ur views & thoughts. Encouraged me, I start learn something from u new creativity in thoughts. Nywaz, Thanx

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