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World Radio Day: Bollywood's age-old romance with radio

February 14, 2013 07:14:38 PM IST
By Enkayaar, Glamsham Editorial
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It indeed is ironic that while radio stations of all kinds have been blaring songs celebrating the day of love aka the Valentine Day, the catalyst, the humble radio seems to have been forgotten by us all, though the world celebrated the World Radio Day yesterday. Preceding the Valentine Day, just by 24 hours, would it then not be proper then to resurrect this humble device, that indeed has been in catalyst in kindling romance across generations and continues to do so, manifest from the fact that even established film stars like Karisma Kapoor have also become a regular on a radio station. Sadly then, that the radio is not being given the due desert, but through this saga of romance perpetuated by radio one hopes that radio from next year onwards would be remembered with the same fondness as the Valentine's Day.


: The famous quawali scene in the film, where when Bharat Bhushan sings the line from the famous quawali - ban ban dole janak dulari- and Madhubala hears the voice of her lover, she just cannot stop herself from going to the place where the quawali competition is going on, and unites with her lover. But before that the famous song- Zindagi Bhar Nahi Bhulegi Wo Barsaat Ki Raat- is one of the most romantic ballads played over radio. As a matter of fact this film could be one of those films where radio was a binding element.



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