It’s Sarat’s birthday! Which is as good an excuse as any to put up a post with some of the pretty pretty songs from the movies based on his novels. (if you really want to party hearty, check out my 4 separate Devdas posts here, here, here, and here)
I give Sanjay Leela Bhansali a hard time, and his adaptation is the worst of them all, but he does make very very pretty songs.
(The emphasis on “Bachpan ki yaadein” just kills me! So beautiful!)
I give Anurag Kashyap a hard time too, but his adaptation is one of the best. And he had some really interesting songs. And it was the soundtrack that shot Amit Trivedi to fame, leading directly to this year’s Udta Punjab soundtrack which I LOVE.
(See, Bhansali? This is how you do a good dance sequence, and keep it under budget!)
Speaking of cheap and diegetic song sequences, I really like this one from the Bimal Roy Devdas. And not just because that little girl is so freaking cute.
Speaking of adorable children, I love the childhood romance in Parineeta. It’s kind of like Dev and Paro, but distinctly healthier.
And it culminates in an actual definite marriage and sex scene, unlike can’t-make-up-his-mind Dev! (at least, the film version does, pretty sure it is handled differently in the novel)