Manna Dey

Manna Dey on A R Rahman and more

Veteran singer Manna Dey who has sung for Bollywood Hindi films, regional movies and non-films albums shares his views on contemporary music and more. The singer talks about music by ace musician A R Rahman.

Manna Dey not impressed by A R Rahman’s ‘Vande Mataram’, Jai Ho

Veteran singer Manna Dey is not impressed by A.R. Rahman’s ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Jai Ho’, even though the songs earned him unprecedented fame and glory and the ultimate – Oscar. The 91-year-old celebrity Manna Dey, who ruled his genre of traditional Hindustani music for nearly seven decades, feels: ‘Rahman’s redefinition of ‘Vande Mataram’ does not go with the ethos behind the song, which is a salute to your mother.’

Amitabh Bachchan to record the original version of Madhushala

Bollywood’s veteran actor and megastar Amitabh Bachchan will record the original version of Madhushala by his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan. The proud son, who has, of late, been delving into his father’s lines repeatedly for inspiration, says that he will record the original version of ‘Madhushala’ as composed by his father as soon as he has the time. Of course, it will be accompanied by a lavish and lucid orchestra, done in full ‘dolby-digital glory’, so that ‘Madhushala’ becomes accessible to the younger generations.