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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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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

MISSING GEMS FROM THE GOLDEN 50s….Song No-14
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Today’s song is from a 1958 film-Night Club.

With great determination and very much reluctantly, have moved away from the songs of 1957. As I mentioned I had shortlisted 17 songs from this year alone. It was ridiculous ! With songs from other years, the series would have become a marathon of about 30 odd songs. This is not acceptable to me. Stretching ONE theme for such a long time,in my opinion loses its meaning,charm and writer’s interest. We have already enjoyed 5 Gems from 1957. This much laxity was enough for 1957. The balance songs, I am sure,will find their way to this Blog,anyway.
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“The Great Gambler”(1979) was directed by Shakti Samanta for C V K Shastri Productions, Bombay. The movie had Amitabh Bachchan (double role), Zeenat Aman, Neetu Singh, Prem Chopra, Utpal Dutt, Ifthikhar, Madan Puri, Om Shivpuri, Sujit Kumar, Helen, Roopesh Kumar, Jagdish Raj, Keshav Rana, Madhu, Prem Sagar, Ranjeet Sood, Rajan Kapoor etc in it.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

MISSING GEMS FROM THE GOLDEN 50s… Song No. 12
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Today’s song is from the 1957 film Ustad.

Ustad was one of those Detective movies that Ashok Kumar has become a specialist in. He was the undisputed choice of all film makers for this genre of films. He too did justice to such films. However, may be due to his age or looks, or due to the nature of this genre, his Heroines in these films were often from the second rung or or else his old companions like Nalini Jaywant, Kamini Kaushal etc. Kumkum, Geeta Gali, and some such actresses acted with him in such movies. Of course Madhubala and even Nutan acted with him in such films.
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“Oomar Qaid” (1961) was produced by Super pictures and directed by Aspi Irani. This movie had Sheikh Mukhtar, Sudhir, Nazima, Helen, Mukri, Hiralal, Sulochana, Mohan Choti, Jeevankala etc in it.
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“Bambai Ka Chor”(1962) was directed by S D Narang. The movie had Kishore Kumar, Mala Sinha,Jagdeesh Raj, Amar, Iftekhar, Honey Irani, Helen, Pratima Devi etc in it.
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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 # 6 # Asha Bhosle – 1
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Here is a song from the film ‘Return of Johny’ (1972). I had never heard it before.  When I started with noting down its lyrics; the first thing I did was to check up the year of release of the film ‘Kati Patang’. Why!! The answer lies in this song. It reminds us of the famous song “Mera Naam Hai Shabnam… Pyaar Se Log Mujhe Shabbo Kehte Hain” from the 1970 film ‘Kati Patang’. This song seems to be inspired from the ‘Kati Patang’ song.
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“Oomar Qaid” (1961) was produced by Super pictures and directed by Aspi Irani. This movie had Sheikh Mukhtar, Sudhir, Nazima, Helen, Mukri, Hiralal, Sulochana, Mohan Choti, Jeevankala etc in it.
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