Bollywood film music is called filmi music (from Hindi, meaning
"of films"). Songs from Bollywood movies are generally
pre-recorded by professional playback singers, with the actors
then lip synching the words to the song on-screen, often while
dancing. The composers of film music, known as music directors,
are also well-known. Their songs can make or break a film and
usually do. Most Indian films are musicals, and their music directors
are among the best known musicians in India. Music directors are
typically both composers and arrangers. In India, where a large
number of movies are produced as musicals, the term 'music director'
is commonly used for the composer and music producer of the songs
and score used in the film. Their roles also entail arranging,
mastering, mixing and supervising recording of film music with
conducting and orchestration.
here are a few of the best-known and most prolific music
directors in India of yesteryears
(in Alphabetical Order), who not only gave the world unforgettable
melodies but also achieved a special place in history as well
as the hearts of music lovers.