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“Waaris” (1954) was a Minerva Movietone production. It was directed by Nitin Bose. The movie had Talat Mehmood, Suraiyya, Jagdish Sethi, Nadira, Sadat Ali, Meheli Modi, Yakub, Achla Sachdev, Roopmala etc in it.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Janaury 31st is the death anniversary of Suraiyya who was India’s greatest female singer-actor of the post-partition period. While reading her profile and biography, I felt that her life had twists and tales worthy of making a full length feature film. For instance, her romantic involvement with Dev Anand, a dominating maternal grandmother who, apart from deciding her filmy career, played a spoilsport in her romantic relationship and finally her decision to quit films to live a life of seclusion, can be some of the ingredients for a cinematic presentation. Suraiyya’s life cycle can best be described in some of her own renditions like Laayi khushi ki duniya (Vidya) , Tere nainon ne chori kiyaa mera chhota sa jiya pardesiya (Pyaar ki jeet) and Raste pe ham khade hain dil e beqaraar le kar (Rajput) to Ye kaisi ajab daastaan ho gayi hai(Rustam Sohrab)(1963) and finally to Rahiye ab aisi jagah chal kar jahan koi naa ho (Mirza Ghalib) .
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I have listened to this song a few times in the past, but I was not aware of the details of this song.
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“Mirza Ghalib” (1954) was a movie based on the life of Mirza Ghalib, who was one of the greatest Urdu poets of all time. This meant that the makers of this movie did not have to hire a lyricist. Mirza Ghalib’s poems themselves served as the lyrics. And what superb lyrics they are too.
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Some time back, I had compiled a list of rail songs. It had about 20 odd songs and I thought that I had all the rail songs covered. That list of songs is still there in my other ( by now rather defunct) blog.
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