Kaagaz ki Kashti … Jagjit Singh Come Alive
In an era when Bollywood music ruled the Indian households and when Ghazal as a genre was limited to only the connoisseurs, Jagjit Singh made Ghazals a necessity of every music lover’s collection.
Kaagaz Ki Kashti traces the life journey of a down-to-earth, small-town boy, who made it big by breaking through the norms and revolutionizing the Ghazal scenario, by texturing traditional Ghazal singing with western instrumentation and making it simple and hummable, enticing new listeners into becoming Ghazal fans. Tracing three converging tracks … the struggle and stardom in his musical career, the love & loss in his personal life and the scope and limitations in the music scenario of the times.
Kaagaz Ki Kashti is an evocative film of not just Jagjit Singh’s life, but also of the monumental legacy he has left behind. Through in-depth conversations with friends, family, colleagues and through archival footage, the film becomes an intimate portrait of the iconic Ghazal maestro, Padma Bhushan Jagjit Singh.
An Excursion … archives of Kaagaz Ki Kashti
An Excursion is a priceless collection of over 3 hours of captivating interviews on Jagjit Singh’s life, music & magic. Much more and beyond what you came across in the film, Kaagaz Ki Kashti, which traces the life journey of a down-to-earth, small-town boy, who made it big by breaking through the norms and revolutionizing the Ghazal scenario, by texturing traditional Ghazal singing with western instrumentation and making it simple and hummable, enticing new listeners into becoming Ghazal fans.
The collection is broadly divided into seven broad categories, which are The Musician | Lyrical World Of Ghazals | Song Memoirs | Persona | Formative Years | You & I | Wistful Memories by Chitra Singh.
Master’s Magic … Paris Concert 2011
A not seen before, HD recorded complete Paris Concert of 2011, one of Jagjit Singh’s last ones, featuring 20 songs spread over two hours. It will enthral you with the core of his magic at concerts — fully vibrant, delightful, mellifluous and melodious.
Songs: Main Nashe Mein Hun | Tere Aane ki Jab Khabar Mehake | Jhuki Jhuki Si Nazar |Mainu Tera Shabab |Hoshwalon Ko Khabar Kya | Kaagaz Ki Kashti | Baat Niklegi Toh | Jhoom Ke Jab Rindo Ne | Kal Chaudhavi Ki Raat Thi | Tera Chehra Kitna Suhana | Chithhi Na Koi Sandesh | Tumko Dekha Toh | Hothon Se Chulo Tum | Piya Bin Soona Lage Re & Mitti Da Bawa | Dhai Din Na Jawani | Tere Meethe Lagade Bol | Balle Balle | Chulleh Aag Na Ghade | Sarakte Jaye Hai | Tum Itna Jo Muskura Rahe Ho.
Lightness Of Being … Floating on Kaagaz Ki Kashti
Jagjit Singh – Lightness of Being … are words with images … not exactly a screenplay, not exactly poetry but something like a shadow between these two worlds. While keeping the narrative inspirational and insightful, Brahmanand S Siingh, the filmmaker and writer shares unique and powerful perspectives and observations on his journey, while making the film. In the process, one discovers things that aren’t in the film but become powerful recollections, insights and reflections, raising compelling questions and flowing into a meditation on life, poetry, success, tragedy, humor, love and languor.
Through a delightful narrative and a huge range of seen and unseen photographs and abstract graphics, spiced with quotes from some of his most celebrated associates and friends who knew him, the coffee-table book, Lightness Of Being, explores the everyday risks and pains and delights that became part of his life due to his innovative and sensitive streak. Pensive, lyrical and spare but also light, humorous and tangential, the book celebrates in essence, a certain lightness of being that embodies Jagjit Singh, one of the greatest artists of this century.