Current track

Title

Artist


Radio Classic Show

Shyamalal Babu Rai, known professionally as Indeevar, (also credited as Indiwar and Indeewar) (1 January 1924 – 27 February 1997) was one of the leading Hindi film lyricists in the 1960s. Rajesh Thakur is talking about life journey of “Indeevar” on his Radio Classic Show. Tune India Radio Sydney Australia

Play

Close your eyes and listen to the song of Khamoshi – “Khwab Chun Rahi Hai Raat, Beqrar Hai, Tumhara Intezar Hai… Pukar Lo…” in the god-gifted, velvety smooth romantic voice of Hemant Kumar. Hemanta Mukhopadhyay, known professionally as Hemant Kumar (16 June 1920 – 26 September 1989), was an Indian Bengali singer and music director who sang […]

Play

Think of some of the most poetic songs of Hindi cinema, from Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana to Ehsaan Tera Hoga Mujh Par, and you have one person to thank — lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri. One half of the duo that wrote the lyrics for some of Hindi cinema’s most enduring classics, including every Raj Kapoor […]

Play

Popularly known as the ‘Tragedy King’ of Bollywood, Dilip Kumar was known as a method actor who was never limited to genres. In a career spanning more than five decades, the prolific legend was part of comedies, dramas, romance, and so on. Some of his best known films include Aan, Daag, Devdas, Madhumati, Azaad, Mughal-e-Azam, […]

Play

“Babumoshai, Zindagi Badi Honi Chahiye Lambi Nahi,” was the dialogue of the film of a legendary Rajesh Khanna who lived by each word of it. Rajesh Khanna was an Indian actor, film producer and politician who worked in Hindi films. Dubbed the “First Superstar” of Bollywood, he consecutively starred in a record 15 successful films […]

Play

Even more than half a century after her death, Madhubala, among India’s most legendary and celebrated actors, continues to live in our contemporary conscience. She remains the hallmark of beauty and sensuousness, having left nothing unmoved since she began her career as an actor. In 1952, Theatre Arts, a US-based magazine named her the “biggest […]

Play

From Dev Anand’s Prem Pujari to Madan Sehgal’s Kanyadaan, poet and lyricist Neeraj wove his magic in a raft of films. Aye Bhai Zara Dekh Ke Chalo is a song whose lyrics encapsulate the essence of life and tell the listener how to live a life beset with continuous challenges. Gopaldas Neeraj (popularly known as […]

Play

Manoj Kumar’s “Roti Kapda Aur Makan” ruled the box office in 1974, Anand Bakshi wrote, Kishor sung and R.D.Burman composed one of the best song of Hindi cinema ” Zindagi Ke Safar Mein Guzar Jaate hain Jo Makam, Wo Phir Nehin Aate”. 1974 Inflation continues to spiral out of control around the world reaching 11.3% […]

Play

1973 known for three-Day Week put in place in the UK, Sydney Opera House is opened, Yom Kippur War and Oil Embargo, Watergate Hearings Begin, Supreme Court rules on Roe v. Wade. Rishi Kapoor’s biggest blockbuster which was his debut film Bobby, released to magnanimous response in 1973. Here is Rajesh Thakur with his Radio […]

Play

When we think of the male golden voices of the 50s, 60s and 70s, Manna Dey along with his contemporaries Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar and Talat Mahmood is one of the sextet who took Hindi film music to the heights of excellence. Such was his impact that music directors created songs keeping […]

Play

1972 was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. Within the context of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) it was the longest year ever, as two leap seconds were added during this 366-day year, an event which has not since been repeated. Seeta Aur Geeta Staring Hema Malini, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar was the […]

Play

Main akela hi chala tha janib manzil magar, Log saath aate gaye aur karwaan banta gaya… Majrooh Sultanpuri Majrooh Sultanpuri (1 October 1919 − 24 May 2000) was an Indian Urdu poet and lyricist in the Hindi film industry. He wrote  lyrics for numerous Hindi film soundtracks. He is even considered as one of the […]

Play

1971 This could well be the year that marked the start of the digital age when the Microprocessor was invented. Haathi Mere Saathi was the highest-grossing Indian film of 1971. The Year Rajesh Khanna dominated box office with many hits including Anand. Here’s “1971 Ki Kahani ” Rajesh Thakur’s Radio Classic Show. Tune India Radio […]

Play

1970 Music continues to make significant impact with the largest ever rock festival held on the Isle of Wight with 600,000 people attending. Johny Mera Naam was the top grossing film on the box office in India. Rajesh Khanna gave many hits in 1970 including Sachaa Jhutha , Aan Milo Sajna and Safar. Here’s Rajesh […]

Play

“1969 Ki Kahani” What happened in 1969 First Superstar” of Indian cinema “Rajesh Khanna” gave his 1st blockbuster “Aradhana”, Amitabh Bachchan started his film career with “Saat Hindustani” Major News Stories include , The first man is landed on the moon on the Apollo 11 mission by the United States and Neil Armstrong and Edwin […]

Play