From the Web (FTW) #7: The Magic of K Vishwanath’s songs

Posted on May 21, 2023


Why do Indian movies have songs?

Well that’s a question that is being increasingly asked now, but it was not the case earlier. Given that Indian movies had their base in the various forms of “stage” or “theatre” traditions, when sound came into movies, songs became integral.

For a very long time, songs played a very important role in experiencing movies. For the producers, it was an essential form of revenue. The music rights that they sold to the music companies got them very good money. Also distributors of that film used to see how the songs were shot and then they used to give money to the producers.

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