Celebrate Cinema’18 at Whistlingwoods International concluded on an exciting musical Note with music maestro Pyarelal ji, music composer duo Ajay-Atul, and lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya, in 3-hour mesmerizing session moderated by Subhash Ghai, on the journey of Hindi Film Music from 1930 to 2018.
"Never before have I experienced something like this in my life", said Pyarelal Sharma of Laxmikant Pyarelal who reigned for four decades, composing music for 635 movies in Hindi cinema.
Pyare Lal commented on the ever-changing music through different eras, ‘no music is ever bad. No change is bad. We should all progress towards advancements and continue to enjoy the music in every era. I love the music of today '
Ajay-Atul, the latest addition of a super composer duo, complimented Laxmikant-Pyare Lal saying, "we are here today because of old melodies that touch people’s hearts "
Amitabh Bhattacharya of AEE DIL HAI MUSHKIL’ fame asserted that lyrics also kept changing basis the changing society, culture, value, and language that people use today. The writings reflect more of spoken language and thoughts with which the youth of India relate today '
Students from the Whistling Woods School of Music sang songs in three languages -Tamil, Hindi, and Korean which won them applause from masters present at the session.
The most heart touching part of the session happened when Subhash Ghai showed an AV of a background music session from his film KARMA – Last sceneThe audience gave a standing ovation in delight and awe of the music maestros.
Meghna Ghai Puri thanked and appreciated the guests for sharing their enlightening thoughts and giving the students a lifetime experience by sharing their knowledge.
On closing Celebrate Cinema, Meghna Puri surprised Subhash Ghai by announcing ‘The Subhash Ghai Vidya DAAN Scholarship’, since Subhash Ghai has been appointed as the Chairman – MESC (Media and Entertainment Skill Council) and is actively working on skilling the youth in India.