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RaagaMaalas in Films – 19

‘Patthar Ke Insaan’ of 1990 is produced and directed by Shomu Mukherjee.  The film was dedicated to his father, Padmashri Sashadhar Mukherji.  The story written by K Bhagyaraj had a star-cast consisting of Jackie Shroff,  Vinod Khanna,  Sridevi,  Poonam Dhillon,  Om Shivpuri,  Saeed Jaffrey,  Satish Shah,  Subiraj, Amita Nangia,  Anjana Mumtaz,  Mahesh Anand,  Moon Moon Sen,  Mushtaq Merchant etc.
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“Das Lakh” (1966) was a Goel Cine Corporation Production. It was produced and directed by Devendra Goel. The movie had Sanjay Khan, Babita, Om Prakash, Pran, Helen, Manorama, Ramesh Deo, Seema Deo, Parvin Paul, Master Ripple, Baby Sonia, Bramhachari, Hari Shivdasani, Shefali Chowdhry, Amir Ali, Nazir Kashmiri, Baby Yasmin, Master Aziz, Kapoor, Abhimanyu Sharma, Shyamlal, Mool Chand etc in it.
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“Shabnam” (1964) was a Super Pictures production. It was produced and directed by Aspi Irani. The movie had actors like Mehmood, L.Vijayalaxmi, Sheikh Mukhtaar, Helen, Jeevan, Mukri, Shyam Kumar, Mohan Choti, Jerry, Cukku, Jeevan Kala, Fazal Khan, Uma Dutt, Suresh, Bismilla, Jullian, Khurshid Khan, Habib, Ramesh, Juggu, Surender, Mahabal, Tukaram, Gopal, Sinha, Narayan, Mithoo Miyaa, Shiraz, Shanta Kumari, Hiralal(Guest Artist), Moolchand 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.

Often repeated, and I will repeat yet once again. The B/C grade films of yesteryears may not have had the fortune or resources to get noticed by the audience and critics, and yet, as one digs into these categories of films for music, invariably one comes up with A grade gems with absolutely A grade music and lyrics. So many composers have had their work relegated to obscurity, just because the films they composed for did not become commercial success stories.
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This post is written by Raja,a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor of write ups to this blog

I would not go so far as to say that I have learnt to appreciate art and culture as I have grown old. I am still very much a novice when it comes to appreciating these finer aspects of life.
What I will say though is that my taste in Hindi movies and songs has evolved considerably since my childhood or school days.
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I have a catgory of songs in this blog called “dance competition” songs. In this category, typically two dancers compete against each other. This has led to some superb dance competitions between dancers of formidable reputations.
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Madan Mohan is often associated with serious ghazal songs sung by Lata. But Madan Mohan has composed all kinds of songs including light hearted and non serious songs sung by several singers. In fact, the Madan Mohan song that climbed the highest in Binaca Geetmala annual charts in his lifetime was not a ghazal by Lata but a mela song by Asha Bhonsle. It was the hugely popular Jhumka gira re Bareli ke bazaar me from “Mera Saayaa” (1966).
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“Pyaar Mohabbat” (1966) was a movie starring Dev Anand, Saira Bano, Premnath, Shashikala and others.
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This song pits Vyjyantimala, a professionally trained classical dancer ( arguably the best ever female classical dancer in Bollywood history- notwithstanding Padmini, Hema Malini,Jayaprada, Meenakshi Sheshadri etc) with Helen, the best known cabaret dancer in Bollywood movies. And Shammi Kapoor has the envious task of acting as the adjudicator.
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