And as the mind is pitch'd the ear is pleased
With melting airs, or martial, brisk or grave;
Some chord in unison with what we hear
Is touch'd within us, and the heart replies."
Songs and music are an indispensable part of Indian cinema. Even in the Silent era of filmmaking it was the presence of music that conveyed the mood of the film. Till date in Indian films song is important for filmmakers. Hence the role of music directors in Indian cinema is quite important in this industry. Whether it is the Bollywood or the Tamil film industry or any other, music is essential. Indian film music industry is lucky to have been blessed with remarkable singers. If one hears these voices it is impossible to forget the melody in them.
Pankaj Mullick, OP Nayyar, Shankar Jaikishen, SD Burman, RD Burman, Illayaraja, Devi Sri Prasad, AR Rahman, Vidyasagar, Anu Malik, Vishal Shekhar, Shankar Ehsaan Loy and Ismail Darbar are some of the Indian film music directors. The beauty of their work lies in the unforgettable songs that they have created. The mellifluous voices of the singers add the much required punch to their music.
Where there is music dance cannot be far behind. Choreographers in Indian cinema are a talented lot too. For ages songs and dances have expressed those emotions which words fail to explain. Once again songs also include lyrics. The lyricists of Indian films have penned down beautiful words to express romance, pain, anger and even humor.
The haunting tunes, the soul soothing crescendos, the soul searching Indian movie songs and awe inspiring Indian dances make an Indian movie complete. However the changing times have led Indian film songs to fusion. Both music and dance, presented on screen today, are a blend of the east and the west.
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