Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Archive for January 2010

I have posted a song from “Arpan” (1983) in this blog. This movie has some nice songs in it that are wonderful to listen to even today.
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Many people, including me, may only be aware of “Sargam” (1979), which had some nice songs in them. But there was another movie of this name, viz “Sargam” (1950). This older movie was one of the biggest hit movies of its time and its songs were just amazing.
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When I was young, I loved making records- no, not the kind of records that played on record players, but the kind which gave you gloating rights. For instance, there were people who would have the record of watching every movie on the first day, first show, and there were some people who would boast of watching the same movie 100 times.
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Kishore Kumar is known for his light hearted songs, but he has sung many great serious songs.
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I was not aware about this movie called “Gajre” (1948) nor about this song.
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“Jaagriti” (1954) was an idealistic movie that was produced just a few years after Indian independence when people of India were in an idealisting and nation building mode. Several songs of this movie went on to become iconic songs. It is in this movie that we have songs like “Aao bachhon tumhen dikhaayen jhaaki Hindustaan ki” and “De di hamen aazaadi bina khadg bina bhaal”.
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When we think about actors, we have certain images for them in our minds. For instance, when we think of Nadira, we think about a no nonsense lady always wearing a disapproving frown on her face. And it is difficult for us to magine her singing song.
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I have posted two songs from “Sargam” (1950) and I am realising that this movie was an amazing music blockbuster. What awesome songs this movie had ! And this movie was a big hit too.
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I have posted several songs from “Baazi” (1951) in this blog in the past. This song being posted now is one that is very well known to many, but I was not aware of this song. When I listened to this song (just now) for the first time, I wondered how I had never heard this song before.
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Among the major contributors in the development of Bollywood mov ie music, C Ramchandra’s name will always figure very prominently. The kind of music that he came up with is simply mind boggling. On the one hand he composed songs based on classical music as well as Indian folk music, and on the other hand he also composed songs based on western music.
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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 seven years. This blog has over 11800 song posts by now.

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