KISHORE KUMAR

  • Quick Quiz: Are you a Kishore Kumar fan? Let's put your knowledge to test August 4, 2014

    He is best known as one of Indian cinema's greatest playback singers, but Kishore Kumar was also an actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenplay writer and scriptwriter. On his 85th birth anniversary, we pose five questions about his childhood. Let's see if you can guess! ...
  • 'Kishore Kumar's family joked that his voice sounded like the rasp of a bamboo being split': 5 anecdotes from the singer's life that you may not have heard August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Though he is best known as one of Indian cinema's greatest playback singers, Kishore Kumar was also an actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenplay writer and scriptwriter. Born on August 4, 1929, Kishore was introduced to the world of cinema by his elder brother Ashok Kumar who was already...
  • Bollywood misses Kishore Kumar on his 85th birth anniversary August 4, 2014

    Mumbai: While Google India paid tribute to the singing legend Kishore Kumar on his 85th birth anniversary Monday, Bollywood celebrities like Lata Mangeshkar and Madhur Bhandarkar also remembered him and shared a few lines from his popular songs. Here's what they tweeted: Lata Mangeshkar: Aaj Kishore Da ka janamdin hai. Kishore Da...
  • Birthday playlist: 85 of Kishore Kumar's greatest hits of all time August 4, 2014

    There were very few things that singeractor Kishore Kumar couldn't do. The actor was a direct0r, actor, singer, screenplay writer, composer and what not. Interestingly he was never trained in music and his first stint in films was as a chorus singer in 'Bombay Talkies' which had his elder brother...
  • Google doodles Kishore Kumar's versatility August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A smiling Kishore Kumar looks at you from the Google India home page on the Hindi cinema legend's 85th birth anniversary. Known for his eccentricity, Kishore Kumar (born Abhas Kumar Ganguly), was a multitalented personality and the doodle also salutes his many abilities. Though he is best known as one...
  • Ranbir and I are certainly doing it: Anurag Basu on directing Kishore Kumar biopic July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Anurag Basu, whose last film, the highly acclaimed and successful "Barfi!" came two years ago, won't have any release this year. His "Jagga Jasoos" is being shot at a slackened pace, while his other projects are on hold till this one project finishes. Said Basu: "'Jagga Jasoos' was planned as...
  • Sonu Nigam is no less than Kishoreda: Pankaj Udhas December 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Praising Sonu Nigam's versatility, ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas compared him with a legend like Kishore Kumar. "I have seen many singers, but few are as versatile as Sonu. He reminds me of Kishoreda. His versatility is such that I don't consider him less than Kishoreda," Udhas said here at...
  • Manna Dey: The last of the great male playback singers October 24, 2013

    New Delhi: With the death of Prabodh Chandra Dey aka Manna Dey, we have lost the last pillar of the legendary playback singers of Hindi cinema. With Rafi, Kishore and Mukesh long gone, with Mana Dey's demise the tradition of the singers who excelled without any support from technology, has...
  • Kishore Kumar biopic will take time: Ranbir Kapoor October 2, 2013

    Kolkata: Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who is set to play legendary singer Kishore Kumar in a biopic directed by Anurag Basu, Tuesday confirmed that the project will be delayed due to script issues. Ranbir will work with Kashyap in his next venture 'Jagga Jasoos', following which the duo will resume work on...
  • Akshay, Riteish, Tusshar: Are heroes the new age comic relief? September 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Probably it was the beginning of the talkie era which made the filmmakers realise the importance of breathers. The directors had started experimenting with the themes and they were feeling the need of giving a relatively lighter scene before packing the climax with a punch. Earlier comedians were...
  • Rafi wins Greatest Voice of Hindi Cinema poll August 15, 2013

    CNNIBN had asked you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Hindi cinema from the likes of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Mukesh, Kishore Kumar and Mohammad Rafi. IBNLive readers voted for legendary singer Mohammad Rafi as the winner amongst the legends of Hindi cinema music. Rafi sang close to...
  • Indian Cinema's Greatest Voice: Mukesh August 15, 2013

    We ask you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. ...
  • Indian Cinema's Greatest Voice: Kishore Kumar August 15, 2013

    We ask you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. ...
  • Indian Cinema's Greatest Voice: Asha Bhosle August 15, 2013

    We ask you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. ...
  • Indian Cinema's Greatest Voice: Lata Mangeshkar August 15, 2013

    We ask you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. ...
  • Indian Cinemas Greatest Voice: Mohammad Rafi August 15, 2013

    We ask you to choose the greatest among the golden voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar. ...
  • Watch: Journey of the versatile singer Kishore Kumar August 14, 2013

    Despite having no formal training in music, Kishore Kumar has innumerous melodious songs to his credit. The man who recognised Kishore Kumar's potential as a singer was music director SD Burman. ...
  • Poll: Who is Hindi film music's greatest voice Asha, Kishore, Lata, Mukesh or Rafi? August 9, 2013

    Who is the greatest singer in Hindi film music? Asha Bhosle, the voice that defined romance or Kishore Kumar, the voice that still resonates with the youth or Lata Mangeshkar, the voice that made leaders cry or Mohammed Rafi, the golden voice or Mukesh, the voice of patriotism? Vote for...
  • My dad's film Love in Bombay's release is a big feat: Munjoy Mukherjee August 7, 2013

    Joy Mukherjee's 'Love in Bombay' has been theatrically released 42 years after it was produced. The film, which features Waheeda Rehman, Rehman, Kishore Kumar, and Ashok Kumar, wasn't released. The film was discovered by Mukherjee's son after his demise in March 9, 2013. His son Munjoy Mukherjee shared the memories...
  • Remembering Kishore Kumar on his birthday: The big playlist August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Not many know that legendary singer and actor Kishore Kumar had no formal training in music. Still he has innumerous melodious songs to his credit. The man who recognised Kishore Kumar's potential as a singer was music director SD Burman. Today is Kishore Kumar's birthday (He was born...
  • I don't believe in remakes or biopics: Waheeda Rehman July 29, 2013

    Mumbai: While Bollywood filmmakers have been cashingin on the trend of remakes and biopics, legendary actress Waheeda Rehman is not in favour of them. Amid reports of biopics being planned on actorfilmmaker Guru Dutt and singeractor Kishore Kumar, Waheeda feels making a biopic is not the right thing as it...
  • Anurag Basu: Everyone wants to work with Ranbir Kapoor July 5, 2013

    Macau: Bollywood director Anurag Basu, who teams up with Ranbir Kapoor for 'Jagga Jasoos' again after 'Barfi!', will also be coproducing the film with the star and said their "business partnership" will bring "new dynamics" to their equation. "The status is that the script is ready. There will be new dynamics...
  • Telugu actor Naga Chaitanya to star in 'Hello Brother' May 14, 2013

    After the success of 'Thadhaka' Naga Chaitanya seems to be everywhere. The actor has been appreciated by the audience and by critics. The film was directed by Kishore Kumar Pardasani, the film recently held its success meet function. The actor is now all set to star in Hindi film 'Hello Brother' remake....
  • Naga Chaitanya is a fast evolving mass hero: Sunil Varma April 25, 2013

    Chennai: Telugu actor Sunil Varma, who shares screen space with Naga Chaitanya in upcoming action drama, 'Thadaka', feels that the latter is one of the fast evolving mass heroes in the industry. "I played his (Chaitanya) friend in his debut film 'Josh' and play his costar in 'Thadaka'. The transformation I...
  • Audio of Telugu film 'Thadhaka' to be release today April 24, 2013

    Naga Chaitanya and Sunil are all set to star in action film 'Thadhaka' to be directed by Kishore Kumar Pardasani of 'Konchem Istam Konchem Kastam' fame . The film is a remake of Tamil film 'Vettai'. Andrea Jeremiah, Tamannah play the leading ladies in the film. The first look posters of the...
  • 'Thadhaka' trailer: Watch Naga Chaitanya and Sunil in action April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Telugu film 'Thadhaka' is directed by Kishore Kumar Pardasani. The film will feature Naga Chaitanya, Sunil, Andrea Jeremiah, Tamannaah in leading roles. Actors like Nagendra Babu, Brahmanandam, Ashutosh Rana will be seen in pivotal roles. The film is a remake of Tamil film 'Vettai'. ...
  • I don't believe in remakes: Ranbir Kapoor April 6, 2013

    Vancouver: Ranbir Kapoor wants to play the baddie, but the star of movies like 'Rockstar' and 'Barfi!' says no director is ready to accept him in such a role. "I would love to play a negative role, something that is like an antihero. Something without guitars, rose and without a heroine....
  • I hope Priyanka Chopra wins at TOIFA: Anurag Basu April 6, 2013

    Vancouver: Filmmaker Anurag Basu, who is reteaming with Ranbir Kapoor for a biopic on Kishore Kumar, believes that the young star is the perfect choice to bring alive the versatility of the legendary singeractor onscreen. Ranbir and Basu earlier worked together on the hit film 'Barfi'. The 30yearold 'Wake Up...