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Get your list of what to read, listen, eat and watch from the proven experts in the field.

entertainment Updated: Dec 12, 2010 16:22 IST
Hindustan Times

Get your list of what to read, listen, eat and watch from the proven experts in the field.

Aadesh Srivastava
Music composer and singer

1 Suno sajna from Aaye Din Bahar Ke: It’s a semi classical song, composed by Lakshmikant Pyarelal. I think today’s children should practice their singing by listening to it. Lata Mangeshkar’s voice has added so much energy to the song.

2 Wadiyan mera daman from Abhilasha: It’s a great song, beautifully composed and sung with nature as its background. The way it has been
written would make you listen to it again and again.

3 Jidhar dekhu aapki tasveer nazar aate hain from Mahaan: This song has a very simple melody. I listen to it all the time. Even after so many
listening sessions, it sounds fresh to me.

4 Baavri peeya ki from Baabul: This song is composed by Sameer. Few songs give the freedom of showing your talent. This is one of those songs. People still appreciate the song for its rhythm.

- Collin Rodrigues

Venkateshan Srinivas
Chef, Olio

1 Olio (Juhu): This is our own restaurant so I end up eating here quite a bit. The Mediterranean and Italian dishes on the menu give you a lot to choose from. The pizzas are good, so is the hummus and pasta, which are always nicely done up.

2 Gajalee (Lower Parel): Again, this happens to be a seafood joint, but then I am a seafood lover and that makes me go around looking for such places. But this is one place I keep going back to. Their rice and crab curry is really good.

3 Mainland China (Andheri): I make it a point to visit this place at least once in a month. The oriental fare — soups and starters are really good. And I actually can’t think of any one dish that I like, because
every time I look at their menu, I end up ordering something new.

4 Lotus Café, JW Marriott (Juhu): I like that it extends over a big area. Their buffet selection is very open and well made. That’s one reason you won’t go back from this place disappointed.

- Serena Menon

Raima Sen

1 Aandhi (1975): I love this movie. My grandmother Suchitra Sen was wonderful in the film. It was a beautiful story and has great performances and good music. Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar’s songs are wonderful.

2 Masoom (1983): This Shekhar Kapoor filmmakes me cry every time I watch it. The story is so touching. I have never cried in any other movie. Shabana Azmi and Jugal Hansraj have done fabulous jobs.

3 Arth (1982): Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Smita Patil’s performances are etched in my mind. Arth was told sensitively and beautifully. I love the scene where beads are scattered on the floor and Patil is in a crazy mood.

4 A Beautiful Mind (2001): Performances of Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly were awesome. The film was beautifully shot and the screenplay, brilliant. Based on Nobel Laureate John Forbes Nash Jr., the film shows his hallucinations and state of mind in a nice manner.

Priyanka Jain

First Published: Dec 12, 2010 14:37 IST