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News |  03 Mar 2016 17:49 |  By RnMTeam

Javed Akhtar returns to Zee Classic with music show

MUMBAI: Javed Akhtar is returning to the Zee family with a new music show that launches on 6 March 2016, and will run every Sunday at 8 pm.

Zee Classic will present its latest offering ‘The Golden Years 1950 – 1975, A musical journey with Javed Akhtar', a show that celebrates classical melodies from the golden era of music: 1950 to 1975. It will give viewers an opportunity to enjoy the stories behind some of the magical melodies created during the era that continue to remain etched in our hearts.

Veteran lyricist, writer and poet Javed Akhtar will present the untold stories of musical maestros and their soulful renditions from that period. The show will span over 26 weekly episodes concluding with a special finale episode, designed by none other than Mr. Javed Akhtar. Each episode will take audiences through the journey of music excellence of a particular year in chronological order starting from 1950 with a contemporary look and feel.

In the early decades of filmmaking, when there was a dearth of advanced musical instruments and recording innovations, a host of talented artists, lyricists and music composers created melodies through sheer hard-work and gave us songs that remain as an asset to the Indian Film Industry. Zee Classic’s ‘The Golden Years’ is a rare opportunity to revisit the music of those times and celebrate its beauty.

Said Akhtar, while announcing the show in New Delhi, “This is my fourth association with Zee Classic. Our association has created content that film lovers will treasure forever and the making of ‘The Golden Years’ has just taken our wonderful association ahead. The period from 1950 to 1975 was the time when artists like C Ramachandra, Rajendra Krishan, Talat Mehmood, Naushad, Shaheeda Begum, S D Burman, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Gulzar and R D Burman graced the Hindi film music. Those years were really memorable for the industry and gave us compositions which still remain unmatched. I am really glad to celebrate their contribution to cinema and I congratulate Zee Classic for creating this unique property for its audiences.”

‘The Golden Years 1950 -1975, A musical journey with Javed Akhtar’ is produced by EVPL, sponsored by Dettol and co-sponsored by State Bank of India.