'Diamonds Forever’ is a series of musical Programmes by Shri Siddhivinayak Publicity, Nagpur wherein we try to put the journey of legendary singers, music directors, lyricists, film directors, actors & actresses. In this series, to date, we have organised programmes based on the work of legends like S.D. Burman-R D Burman, Gulzar, Khayyam, Rajesh Khanna, Kishore Kumar, Mohd. Rafi, Vishal Bharadwaj, Rishi Kapoor AnandBakshi, Ajay-Atul, Bappi Lahiri, Mukesh, Kalyanji-Anandji, Amitabh Bachchan, Dev Anand, etc. This time we will be presenting songs composed by Madan Mohan.
Madan Mohan was a popular and unparalleled Indian music director. He is considered one of the most melodious and skilled music directors of the Hindi film industry. He is particularly remembered for the immortal ghazals he composed for Hindi films. Even Lata Mangeshkar is said to have found his compositions difficult to master.
Madan's music was characterised by his immense ability to meld elements of Indian classical music into a new style of Hindi film song. He had a keen and sensitive ear for the nuances of Indian classical tunes and combined them with elements of Western music such as harmonies to produce a style of music that could be appreciated by both classical music lovers and the common person alike.