Blowin Weekly Extra
9-10pm Sunday 8 May 2011
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Another track from Sufis At TheÂ Cinema - this week’s it’s Lata Mangeshkar & Shamsahd Begum, with Teri Mehfil Mein Kismat Azmakar. Our friendly Bollywood expert Irna QureshiÂ - http://bollywoodinbritain.wordpress.com – says:
“This is an ace qawali from Mughal e Azam – www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC7LyI1GVYw – and the first time I’ve watched this song clip in colour actually. Not sure I like it better than the b&w that I’m used to seeing. When this film was made in 1960, it featured the top actors of the day and was the most expensive film ever made at that time. It was all made in b&w apart from a mujra dance performance which was in full technicolor.
I love the qawali above because it’s performed by women. They’re actually having a poetry competition. The prince has askedÂ two teams to debate the sacrifices that love is worthy of, so the women are doing this to music. I love the way they hand back to each other with their hand gestures. And the uniformed chorus girls. Lovely.”