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Archive for February 2009


When one listens to this song, and finds out that Shankar Jaikishan are the music directors and Hasrat Jaipuri the lyricist, then one can safely assume that this Rafi song is picturised on Shammi. And indeed, I have thought so about this song for more than four decades. It indeed seems to fulfil all the ingredients that one had in a Shammi Kapoor movie.
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When I watched “Kaajal” (1965) some 15 years later in a movie hall, I was all prepared to get bored to death when I realised that this movie had Raj KUmar and Meena Kumari in the lead roles, and the movie. But then a song appeared, then another, then another…. ad infinitum.
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I have mentioned it that the song picturised on Johny Walker in a 1950s movie became so popular that Johny Walker began to get one comedy song in many of his subsequent movies.
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There are actors who are known for playing happy go lucky roles and there are actresses who are known for playing melancholic roles. How to make these actresses play cheerful roles ? simple, make them act in the same movies in which the cheerful happy go lucky actor is also acting.
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Posted on: February 27, 2009


In olden days, love songs would often have words like “Chaand”, “raat” etc in their lyrics. Another interesting variation was where the hero would sing a sing in a moonlit night with tajmahal in the background.
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“Anmol Ghadi” (1946) is a movie that is known for some memorable Noorjahan songs. I have already posted one song from this movie ( “aaja meri barbaad muhabbat ke sahaare”).
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In the list of K L Saigal songs, here is a song from “Parwaana” (1947). D N Madhok wrote the lyrics while Khursheed Anwar composed the music.
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This song is from “Chacha Zindabad” (1959). One may think it is O P Nayyar’s music, but it turns out to be Madan Mohan’s music. And for a change, this song is quite a light hearted comedy song. Certainly not something with which Madan Mohan is associated now a days.
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Dharmendra had begun his career in 1960 and he had a long career spanning four decades. During hisearlier yeras, he got to work with many legends of Bollywood, before he became a legend himself.
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“Shabnam” (1964) was a movie in while Mehmood played the hero. Many comediens of those days aspired to be heroes in B grade movies. But none of them suceeded.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

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