100 Years Of Indian Cinema: Music Composers Quiz (Set - 1)

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100 Years Of Indian Cinema: Music Composers Quiz (Set - 1)

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  • 1. 
    One of the pioneers of Hindi movie music, he switched to Mumbai from Calcutta in the year 1934, and is accredited for the transfer of focus from New Theatres, Calcutta to Sagar Movitone, Mumbai, in fabrication of Hindi musicals. He primarily supported composer Ashok Ghosh in Deccan Queen and Manmohan. The well-known director-producer Mehboob Khan, primarily to contend with New Theatre movies with K. L. Saigal, produced movies with his innovation. These were chased by his music symphonies for Hum Tum Aur Who, Alibaba, Jagirdar all grand musicals created by Mehboob, with Surendra as the singing lead. Then followed, Apna Paraya, Anokha Pyar, Roti and Asra all musical hits. Kismet was his largest hit in 1940s. In 1950s he moved to Delhi for intellectual work and was chosen Vice - chancellor of Jawaharlal University. He also continued as Chief Producer at AIR. Later on, he managed music for Doordarshan’s ground-breaking television serial Hum Log and several documentaries for the movies Divisions. Who is he?
    • A. 

      Anil Biswas

    • B. 

      Bhupen Hazarika

    • C. 

      Anu Malik

    • D. 

      Bennet Veetraag

  • 2. 
    He was the music composer who could simply spin around diverse circumstances of life around his elegant tunes. He was a man of immense melodic insight. Who can overlook his piece of music, Aei Malik Tere Bande Hum, which is still sung as Morning Prayer in schools all over India? After performing in some movies he started his guidance in music when he was rebuffed the lead role in V. Shantarams Admi. Paradoxically, it was Shantaram, who gave him smash as music director in the movie. The movie was a hit of those times. After Shakuntala’s awe-inspiring victory, he became a component of V. Shantaram’s Rajkamal Studio. He gave cherished music for Do Aankhen Barah Haath & Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje. He composed music for fourteen movies in 1940s together with the hit films, Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani, Parbat Pe Apna Dera, Jivan Yatra, Udhar and Ram Joshi. The 1950s, Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje, Goonj Uthi Shehnai and Do Aankhen Barah Haath were his most admired movies. He used pure folk, theatrical and classical music entirely for these movies. Who is he?
    • A. 

      Gurukiran

    • B. 

      Hamsalekha

    • C. 

      Ilayaraaja

    • D. 

      Vasant Desai

  • 3. 
    Recognized as one of the supreme music directors of Indian cinema, he moved to Mumbai in the 1930s from Lucknow to seek his fate as a musician. He truly had to kick hard before he connected with Khemchand Prakash, music director, as his assistant. The movie Prem Nagar was his first break as autonomous composer but he got noted with Sharda in which Suraiya did the playback for Mehtab. Sawan Ke Badlo movie became the most admired song of that time. Every movie he composed in 1940s was an immense musical hit. His utmost contribution was to fetch classical music of India into the movie medium. Who is he?
    • A. 

      Shubha Mudgal

    • B. 

      Sohail Sen

    • C. 

      Naushad Ali

    • D. 

      Vaibhav Saxena

  • 4. 
    As an early music composer of grand status, he had the peculiarity of functioning both in Pakistan and India. He started his profession as a music composer in Lahore with Gul Bakawali, an immediate hit. Merging admired ragas with the affluent dynamism and pace of Punjabi music, he guaranteed the Indian music would by no means be the same again. He switched to Mumbai in the year 1944 where he worked for movies like Phool, Chal Chal Re Naujawan, Bairam Khan, Shama and Humayun. His best known compositions are sung by Shamshad Begum and raised Punjabi folk song. Who can overlook the nationalistic song Watan Ki Rah Par Watan Ke Naujawan Shaheed Ho? Later on, he drifted to Pakistan where he passed away in the year 1953. Who is he?
    • A. 

      Ghulam Haider

    • B. 

      Yuvan Shankar Raja

    • C. 

      Zakir Hussain

    • D. 

      Subbaraya Shastri