Saturday February 23, 2019

FM Gold – 106.4: radio station where memory recites

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By Ila Garg

Sadabahaar Gaane

RJ Devika Dutta (Every Wednesday from 10:05 P.M. – 11:00 P.M) 20150724012808Music is the essence and necessity of life. It is a kind of escape from the mayhem of our everyday routine. Radio shows come as the best way to destress yourself after a long day at work. Amidst several shows on air, Sadabahaar Gaane on FM Gold 106.4 is one of the best for the listeners who want to hear some soothing old immortal classics.

Though this programme is aired every day but on every Wednesday, RJ Devika hosts the show from 10.05PM to 11.00PM.

What is most appealing about this RJ is not only her voice quality and presentation but her research. Yes, the way she introduces each and every song and makes listeners connect with it is amazing! In order to give true and rare information about the songs played during the show, an extensive research comes to her rescue. This research also gives her an edge to host this particular show that is still keeping the long-forgotten classics alive. 20150724012813

Her listeners range from college goers to aged people. However, a theme based show has its pros and cons. For one, it gives you a well-defined target audience and for two, it limits you in terms of a genre. Since the show solely airs old classics, people often give it a miss.

AIR FM Gold is perhaps the oldest channel we have on radio and it is good to see that they are still continuing their trend of broadcasting informative programs.

Sadabahaar Gaane, as the name suggests, is a Show dedicated to the old classics. It manages to garner a lot of appreciation from the listeners. 20150724012818In this one hour segment, RJ Devika not only plays some really good songs from the old time looming in past, but also reads out several messages from the listeners.

She is fondly called Devi by them which speak volumes about their love for the show and the Radio Jockey. Since Devika comes up with the show once in a week; the people eagerly wait for it. The views can vary from person to person. However, the ability to hold the listeners’ interest is remarkable and for this, the credit goes to the RJ. If only she would be hosting it daily, things would have been better. But then, we value only those things which are rare. So don’t forget to tune in this Wednesday and get on the train to the old ‘gold’ days.

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Actress Sonakshi Sinha Claims, Makers Repackage Iconic Songs For Current Generation

Reacting to the criticism, Sonakshi said: "Even I like the original better and there is no comparison with that."

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Reacting to the criticism, Sonakshi said: "Even I like the original better and there is no comparison with that." Pixabay

Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who has featured in the video of the recreated version of “Mungda” song, says that makers repackage iconic songs for the current generation.

Her latest dance number “Mungda” for the film “Total Dhamaal” has earned the wrath of the fans of the original number featuring Helen.

“Mungda” was originally sung by Usha Mangeshkar with music by Rajesh Roshan and lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

The song has been recreated by singers Jyotica Tangri, Shaan and Subhro Ganguly and music director duo Gourov-Roshin.

Reacting to the criticism, Sonakshi said: “Even I like the original better and there is no comparison with that. When we recreate a song, that time we don’t think that we will make a particular song better than the original one because when you are recreating an iconic song then there is no point making comparison with the recreated song.”

Sonakshi Sinha
Actress Sonakshi Sinha. Wikimedia Commons

“We are only trying to repackage that and give it to the today’s generation who might not listen to old songs. For me as an artiste, I have been told by makers of the film that they wanted me to be a part of the song as they don’t see anybody performing it so, that was a big deal for me that makers felt that I would do justice to the song and I am very happy.”

Sonakshi was interacting with the media at the fourth edition of Next Brand Vision Awards 2019 here on Tuesday.

Talking about her upcoming releases, she said: “I am looking forward to every film of mine which is coming out this year. ‘Kalank’ is my next release. It is releasing in April.

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“I am shooting for ‘Mission Mangal’, which will release in August. We are almost done with that. I am starting ‘Dabangg 3’ around the end of April.”

Asked about the amount of fun audiences should expect from “Dabangg 3”, Sonakshi said: “Double and triple of what you saw in first two parts.” (IANS)