Book Review: ‘Lyrics by Sameer’ by Sameer Anjaan & Shuja Ali

Dive into the Heartbeat of Bollywood's Iconic Songs with 'Lyrics by Sameer'!

Book Title: Lyrics by Sameer: The Stories Behind the Iconic Songs
Author(s): Sameer Anjaan & Shuja Ali
Publisher: Rupa Publications India
Number of Pages: 224
ISBN: 978-9361563935
Date Published: May 3, 2024
Price: INR 251

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Book Review

Lyrics are a songwriter’s way of expressing thoughts and emotions, connecting with listeners on a deeper level. They can evoke nostalgia, resonate with personal experiences, and prompt a shift in perspective. Powerful lyrics transport listeners to specific moments, stirring emotions and inviting vulnerability. Songs from the Bollywood 90s have enduring power in addressing social issues and provoking thought.

In this connection, “Lyrics by Sameer: The Stories Behind the Iconic Songs” is a mesmerizing delve into the world of Bollywood music, where lyrics transcend mere words to become profound expressions of the songwriter’s innermost thoughts and feelings. Authored by Sameer Anjaan & Shuja Ali and published by Rupa Publications, this book is a treasure trove for music enthusiasts, offering insights into the narratives behind 50 timeless songs that have shaped Bollywood’s musical landscape.

At the heart of this narrative is Sameer Anjaan, a luminary lyricist with a repertoire of over 5000 songs. Through his eyes, readers are regaled with untold anecdotes that unveil the creative process behind some of Bollywood’s most cherished compositions. From heartwarming tales of collaboration to behind-the-scenes drama, each story provides a glimpse into the dedication and artistry that define Sameer’s illustrious career.

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This book Sameer Anjaan & Shuja Ali by not only celebrates the lyrical genius of its namesake but also pays homage to the collaborative spirit of the music industry. Sameer’s reflections underscore the collective effort involved in bringing a song to life, emphasizing the contributions of composers, directors, singers, and musicians. This book serves as a poignant reminder of the passion and perseverance that underpin every musical creation, enriching readers’ understanding of the intricate tapestry of Bollywood’s musical heritage.

Lyrics by Sameer: The Stories Behind the Iconic Songs” is a book that explores the creative brilliance behind Bollywood’s iconic songs. It offers a unique perspective on the enduring power of music to evoke emotions and inspire change. The book offers a captivating exploration of Indian cinema’s musical legacy, shedding light on the artistry and dedication that define the magic of Bollywood’s most iconic songs. It is a must-read for anyone passionate about Bollywood music and its profound impact on culture and society.

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