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Archive for June 2009


“Five Rifles” (1974) was a C grade movie produced by comedian I S Johar. The movie itself made little impression on the movie goers, but there were a few interesting tricks that I S Johar adopted in this movie.
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I have been waxing eloquent about music director Ganesh in this blog. The more I listen to his songs, more is the sense of loss that I feel. If only he got a proper run in Bollywood, we would have had many more great songs to savour.
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There is one genre of songs in Bollywood that could be called Kishore kumar acted comedy songs. These songs, where Kishore Kumar acts as well as sings, and in addition does some great comedy as well, are worth going miles to watch.
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I have found an absolute gem of a song just now. It is from “Bhai Bahan” (1959).
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Recently, I discovered a wonderful movie called “Tamasha” (1952). By the looks of its songs, the movie appears to be a superb comedy movie. In fact, it appears to me to be a fore runner of “Miss Mary” (1956).
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Here is a very old song from a movie called “Sunahre Din” (1949). In this song, one can see how a gramophone player looked like those days.
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In Indian culture, a man coming hard on an an unwilling woman is looked down upon and it is called “teasing”. But if a woman does it to an unwilling man, it is called “seduction”. ;) Of course, Bollywood movies regard both these activities as desirable and as such we have had many “teasing” as well as “seductive” songs in Bollywood movies.
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If one listens to just the audio of this song, it sounds unmistakably like a song from a Shammi Kapoor movie. The song is sung by Rafi and Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics is by Hasrat Jaipuri, music is by Shankar Jaikishan. It all seems to add up. The song even has Rafi shouting “Hurray” (reminiscent of “Yaahoo” in an earlier Shammi Kapoor movie)
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In this blog,I have repeatedly expressed my admiration for the music director Ganesh, who was unbelivably talented but did not get his rightful due from the industry.
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This song from “Stree” (1961) comes as a whiff of fresh air to me. It is so refreshing to see a Bollywood song from a lyricist who knew the topics he was writing about. Bharat Vyas, who mostly wrote songs in mythological movies, knew his mythology well. Moreover, he was one of the few lyricists at that time (Pradeep being the other) who used textbook Hindi words in their lyrics.
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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.

This is a labour of love, where "new" songs are added every day, and that has been the case for more than six years. This blog has over 10000 songs post by now.

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