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Genius of Jaidev – 40
Searching on internet YouTube, I came across this Rafi’s 1969 ‘Sapna’ song for my ‘Genius of Jaidev’ series. According to HFGK this Rafi’s song is also sung by Krishna Kalle with some minor variations in lyrics for the same film. What can be better, as suggested by seniors of ASAD, than presenting two songs in one posting today, to remember Jaidevji, who took permanent ‘nirvaan’ on this day, the 6th January, 28 years ago!
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“Baawre Nain” (1950) was an Ambitious pictures production. It was produced and directed by Kidar Sharma. The movie had Raj Kapoor, Geeta Bali, Cuckoo, Vijayalaxmi, Jaswant, Majnu, Nazira, Himmat Rai, Pesi Patel etc in it.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

There are many flavors of ‘roothhnaa’ and ‘manaanna’ in Hindi films. There are many songs that we like, which are about one person, lady or the gentleman, one of whom is upset and offended about something, and then the other person will make an effort to placate the emotional storm, sing praises, make promises, make amends and try to get the communications back on track. But did I say, lady and gentleman. Well not always – there are songs that put people of many different relationships and genders and ages, into a song trying to set right the upset moods. I recall the wonderful kids song “Daadi Amma Daadi Amma Maan Jaao. . .” from ‘Gharaana’ (1961), in which two kids are trying to humor and bring laughter to the lips of their grandma, who is offended with the actions and deeds of the generation in between. And I am sure readers will add many more songs of such situations to this list.
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“Bambai Ka Chor” (1962) was a New Original Pictures presentation. It was directed by S D Narag. Starcast of the movie included names like Kishore Kumar, Mala Sinha, Helen, Pratima Devi, Honey Irani, Amar, Krishna Kumari, Iftekhar etc.
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This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Tolstoy is reported to have said “Music is the shorthand of emotion”. Nietzche is supposed to have said “Without music, life would be a mistake”. A quote attributed to Aldous Huxley goes “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible, it is music”.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Khaiber (1954) is a film that is produced by Kamal Kapoor, who is also the hero in this film. Produced under the banner of Kapil Pictures, Bombay, the film is directed by Kedar Kapoor. The leading lady is Nigar Sultana, and the rest of the star cast includes Naaz, Tiwari, Niranjan Sharma, BM Vyas, Chaman Puri, Nand Kishore, Dev Raj, Rajan Kapoor, Dichhoo Kumar (Jr.), Roop Kumar, Baby Ratan, Chiman Lal, Charanjit Kumar and Indu Pal etc.
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“Chunariya” (1948) is by now an obscure movie. What I know about this movie is that this movie had Wasti, Manorama, Pran etc in it.

I have discussed two songs from this movie in the past. Here is another song from the movie. This is a light hearted song where the lady is calling her beloved who for some reasons has become annoyed with her. And her beloved is no ordinary person. He has got a Motor ! And the Motor (Car was called Motor in Hindi movies those days) could well be a beloved possession of the man, so the lady gives “duaa” in the song that may his motor remain intact.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Hansraj Behl made his composing debut in Hindi films, in the year 1946. As per records, his first film released is ‘Pujaari’ (1946). In the same year, two more films were also released with music composed by him. these are ‘Phulwaari’ and ‘Gvaalan’. Rare films in their own rights, and very little is known about them. This delightful song is from the film ‘Gvaalan’, sung by Zohrabai Ambaalewaali (or Zohrabai Ambaalaa).
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“Asli Naqli” (1962) is a L B Films production and it was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherji. The movie had Dev Anand, Sadhana, Hari Shivdasani, Sandhya Roy, Nazir Hussain, Anwar, Mukri, Keshto Mukherjee, Leela Chitnis in it.
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In Hindi movies, there are songs for all occasions including songs meant to assuage the hurt feelings of the beloved. Now, how can one go about assuaging the hurt felings of one’s beloved ? The common and gentlemanly method is to say sorry. But then Hindi movie heroes (like Government employees) :) can never see the errors of their ways and cannot say sorry. Even when they say sorry then do not mean it. In a railway station, one listens to the announcement saying ” The train is running late. We are sorry for the inconvenience”. The announcer hardly sounds sorry while making this announcement.
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