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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 15 # Asha Bhonsle – 2
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‘Bandhe Haath-1973’ is a movie that I had watched in a ‘touring talkies’ in a ‘village fair’, 10/12 kms away from the colony-place where we were living at that time in 1974-75.

Since then, two things related with this movie have become embedded in my mind- one – the title song of the film ‘dekho ye mere bandhe haath’ sung by Kishore Kumar, and second is the name and face of O.P.Ralhan.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

This song is a special search request from a dear friend Arvinder ji Sharma.  Regular team members would have noticed this name being appended to the email ‘To’ list in recent email exchanges.  I got introduced to him, at first through our mutual friend Zafar Bhai, and then once again the threads met thanks to AK ji (of SOY) when he invited us for a get together.
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“Dharti”(1970) was produced and directed by C V Sridhar for Chitralaya Productions Pvt Limited. The movie had Rajendra Kumar,Waheeda Rehman, Ajit, Balraj Sahni, Kamini Kaushal, Rajendra Nath, Kumkum, Sudesh Kumar, Pahadi Sanyal etc with Shivaji Ganeshan in a Guest appearance. This movie was the remake of a Tamil movie ‘Sivantha Mann'(1969).
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Fabulous Foot Tappers – 4
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Once in an interview, Hemant Kumar had the following to say about the very interesting working style of Rajendra Krishan – “. . .once the recording date got fixed, he would keep in touch with the music director.  He would come and meet regularly in the studios.  But he won’t work. One day, it will be a lunch outing at a place which offers a famous specialty.  The next day it will be something else.  The recording date is drawing near, but the lyrics are nowhere in sight.  One day he will come to studio then go to the races.  When just two or three days would be left before the recording date, we would start pestering and pressurizing him.  He would then just smile and go sit in quiet corner, and then come back after 15 or 20 minutes with the completed song.”

Remembering Rajendra Krishan on his birth anniversary today (6th June). Born in 1919, he would have been 97 years old today.
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This article is written by Pamir Harvey, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

After celebrating R. D. Burman’s 500th song on the blog with the grand medley of English songs from Bombay to Goa (1972), we are coming to the last song from this movie to be covered on this blog.

The name of the movie suggests that this is a road movie. As usual a road movie needs to have a main character, who undergoes a transformation and realizes his/her past mistakes and comes back to the straight and narrow. The main character of this plot is Mala (Aruna Irani). She is on the run after having witnessed a murder. She boards a bus, which goes from Bombay to Goa.
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“Maa Ka Aanchal” (1970) was produced and directed by Jagdev Bhambri for Harintaraj Films. The movie had Sanjeev Kumar, Abhi Bhattacharya, Anjana(Mumtaz), Leela Mishra, Jagdev, Sheela.R., Satpal Nishan, Sushma, Johnny Whisky, V.Gopal, Gopal Segal, Amol Sen, Dilip Dutt, Deena Nath, Master Rattan, Abdul, RajKumar Dutt, Abdul etc in it.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Fabulous Foot Tappers – 1
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The write up on this music director by AK ji (see here) opens with the lead in comment, that “. . . his music towers over his films”.  I am whole heartedly in agreement with this comment.  As he goes on to say that just “. . . one song of his – “Paas Baitho Tabiyat Bahal Jaayegi” (‘Punarmilan’, 1964) sung by Rafi Sb is enough to give him immortality.”  And then one reviews the list of films with him as the music director – ‘Main Aur Mera Bhai’ (1961), ‘Punar Milan’ (1964), ‘Ek Saal Pehle’ (1965), ‘Chale Hain Sasural’ (1966), ‘Suhsila’ (1966) aka ‘Subah Zaroor Aayegi’ (1977), and then of course the iconic ‘Jai Santoshi Maa’ (1975) – the film that gave its run for the money, in a stiff competition to the big time grosser of the same year (viz. ‘Sholay’), and still continues to be on the list top grossing films of all time.  About two decades of active work in the industry, with just sixteen films listed against his name.  But then, as AK ji says, it is just one song that confers immortality on him.

Remembering music director C Arjun on the anniversary of his passing away today (30 April).
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Seven years, nineteen films, a celebration wedding that was the talk of the tinsel town, and then handing over the torch to the next generation.  That about sums up the career of the once beauty star – Babita.  Greetings to her on the 67 birthday today (20th April).

The short lived career, however, was a scintillating one.  She appeared opposite to practically all the top heroes in the industry at that time, and did a number of musical romantic films, as could have be the draw for the young and beautiful lady.  It is known that GP Sippy first offered the role of Sheetal, the young widow with child, for his upcoming film ‘Andaz’ (1971) to Babita. After some in-family discussions, she turned down the role, possibly considering that it might work to be a negative for her career.  Another youngster, Hema Malini, took on the role.  Hema Malini had made her debut in 1969, three years after Babita’s debut (‘Dus Lakh’, 1966).  Both are of the same age though, having the same year of birth.  The trajectories of their subsequent careers and lives, tell their own stories.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

aaye bahaar ban ke
lubhaa kar chale gaye. . .

These lines would apply to so many artists, especially those whose careers in the industry have been short lived, or curtailed for various reasons.  But whatever is the measure of the duration of their work in the industry, it is their creations that continue to delight us, and keeps the memories alive. Even if it is one song.  And the fun part is the process of discovery that continues.  Some of these lesser known artists ended up working for lesser known banners and films.  Their music would only sometimes make it to the mainstream and popular cinema.  Most of the time they created songs for movies that remained unknown and obscure.  Today, when we dig up such unheard gems, that first encounter is such a charm and a pleasure.

Gopal Bahadur Singh is one such songwriter, whose work mostly remained confined to religious an stunt action films in the 1950s and 60s.  We are more familiar with his pen name – Gopal Singh Nepali or GS Nepali, the poet who gave us the timeless bhajan – “Darshan Do Ghanshyam Nath Mori Ankhiyaan Pyaasi Re” in the film ‘Narsi Bhagat’ (1957).

Remembering GS Nepali on the anniversary of his passing away today (17th April).
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Hullo to all at Atuldom
So the world (Atuldom I Mean ;-) ) has changed in the period when I was away in Mumbai. There has been a change on many fronts.
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