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Filmi-ghazal is a genre of film songs based on ghazal poetry in Hindustani or Urdu language, used in Indian films, especially Hindi cinema (Bollywood). The filmi-ghazals retain the couplet format and rhyme scheme similar to that in ghazals. But instead of vocal or instrumental passages as interludes, this genre usually uses pre-composed musical pieces.[1][2]

Music directors like Madan Mohan composed notable filmi-ghazals extensively for muslim social's in the 1960s and 1970s. [3]

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  1. ^ Gregory D. Booth, Bradley Shope (2014). More Than Bollywood: Studies in Indian Popular Music. Oxford University Press. p. 100. ISBN 0199928851. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Nettl, Bruno; Arnold, Alison (2000). The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: South Asia : the Indian subcontinent. Taylor & Francis. pp. 534–. ISBN 978-0-8240-4946-1. 
  3. ^ Anantharaman, Ganesh (January 2008). Bollywood Melodies: A History of the Hindi Film Song. Penguin Books India. pp. 9–. ISBN 978-0-14-306340-7.