Down memory lane

It was a melodious rendering of the best of songs of the Golden Era of Hindi cinema that is the 70s and 80s.

Under the banner of Rang De Basanthi - 2010 the four-day event witnessed mellifluous Hindi films songs.
The organisers had rightly merged together Gaana and Khaana for those gathered. The performers sung to a packed hall on all four days.
"It was an incessant downpour of melodious song for three hours everyday. And we assured music lovers that not a single song will be repeated in the four-day musical extravaganza. We also sung some numbers on demand. There was no particular theme for the songs. We selected randomly and sung them all,” revealed Kaushik Kothari.
There was also a dance performance Mere Desh Ki Dharti on the concluding day. It explored the different colours of Indian culture.

 The gaana had the best of vintage and golden melodies from the unforgettable 40s, fantastic fifties and swinging 60s are being presented on the event. It comprised 50 artists who brought alive on the stage compositions of Naushad, Shanker-Jaikishen, Madan Mohan, S D Burman, O P Nayyar, Salil Chaudhary, Roshan, kalyanji Anandji, Lakshmikant-Pyarelal, R D Burman and others.

These wonderful compositions were sung by Kamlesh Avasthi who has the voice like Mukesh, Anil Vajpayee who sang like Mohammed Rafi, Sanjay Sawant, Kavitha Murthy and Mridula Desai who have the voices of Noorjehan and Shamshad Begum respectively.
The band of singers were accompanied by an array of highly talented musicians, led by Dada Saheb Phalke award winner Saxophone player Manohari Singh.
Among the unlimited short eats were diverse chaats, South Indian, North Indian, Punjabi, Mughalai, Italian, Chinese and Mexican delicacies. The desserts were irresistible.
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