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At the outset I should thank all in atuldom to have put me in a fix. Confused? I bet all of you are.
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“Parchhaain” (1952) was a Rajkamal Production movie. It was produced and directed by by V Shantaram. The movie had V Shantaram, Jayshree, Sandhya, Lalita Pawar, Wasti, G. Nirula, Shams Lucknavi, Saroj, Sandhya, Baran, Nimbalkar etc in it.
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Whenever I am reminded of “Jaagte Raho”(1956), I am reminded of the wonderful drunkard song from this movie which is sung by Mukesh and picturised on Motilal. This song,Zindagi khwaab hai is picturised on a fully drunk Motilal swaying merrily in empty streets and going towards his home, with Raj Kapoor looking on.
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This aricle is written by Pamir Harvey, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.

Going through Atul’s index of movie-wise songs I was astonished to find that so many film titles begin with “Mr.”. One “Mr.” title though I didn’t find there and that was Mr. Romeo (1974) . Till 2003 I hadn’t even known that such a movie existed till I saw its score on Music India Online. R. D. Burman has given the film a good score. He usually did that to for-us-now obscure films. It seems to be the launching vehicle for the leading lady Rinku Jaiswal. I think this was her only movie.
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Rajesh Khanna had become the heart throb of millions in late 1960s. This spell lasted till about 1974. During this period, Rajesh Khanna could do no wrong. Whatever he touched turned into gold.
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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.

In my school days, our Hindi teachers quite often used to mention about the troika of Hindi poets, Prasad-Pant-Nirala ( Jaishankar Prasad, Sumitranadan Pant and Suryakant Tripathi ‘Nirala’). They were the pioneers of ‘chhaayawadi’ (romanticism) movement in Hindi poetry. At a time when norms for writing Hindi poetry were different, these poets created a niche for themselves and set a new standard for Hindi poetry. About four decades later, a similar troika of poets was continuing the tradition of writing poetry in similar style but for Hindi films. The poetry was written in simple words for the benefit of masses. In doing so, they extended their coverage beyond ‘chhaayawad’ to include social issues, philosophy of life etc. These poets also created a niche for themselves at a time when the Hindi film songs were mostly written in Hindustani ( mix of Hindi and Urdu words). Pandit Bharat Vyas was one among the troika of poets who wrote lyrics for Hindi film songs, the other two being Pandit Narendra Sharma and Kavi Pradeep.
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“Do Phool” (1958) was a Silver Wings presentation. This movie was directed by Kardar. The movie had David, Agha, Jeevan, Baby Naaz, Master Romi, Vijaya Choudhury, Bipin Gupta, Ulhas, Pratima Devi, Rajan Haksar, Neelam, Amir Baanu, Mumtaz Begum, Banerjee, Nasreen, Amir Ali, Tiloo etc in it.
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This article is written by Peevesie, a contributor of lyrics and now a writeup contributor to this blog.

It is another of my absolute favorite songs and movies. I actually have a superstition that if I see a Hrishikesh Mukherjee Movie on the morning of an exam or an important day, the day will go well. Golmaal(1979) is a movie that came regularly in the morning 6 am slot in SAB Tv and SET MAX while I was in school and thus went on to be a much by-hearted film. In fact I remember when my cousins were 2 yrs old and I called my aunt one day, she told me that they were watching this movie. I replied that I am extremely proud of her, she is giving them the right education and they will grow up to be like me. She laughingly said that then I will shut the movie right away.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

“Laila Majnu” was the debut film for Ranjeeta. For a number of year after I saw “Ankhiyon ke jharoke se” she was my favorite. I made it a point to see all her films, even those obscure movies with Mithun Chakravarty and music by Bappi Lahiri. I saw her films right upto “Rajput” (1981). Than she sort of dropped out of scene. There may have been a few more films, but I dont know. I dont remember how, but ” Ankhiyon ke jharoke se” I might have seen on T. V. only. ‘Rajput’ we had all seen in the theatre. That was a time when Amitabh Bachchan was in full flow. We would see all his films, not as soon as they released, but it was usually after the school exams were over and on the day of the last paper or the weekend. My father would book the tickets in advance. “Do aur Do paanch” onwards all films of Amitabh Bachhan were a must watch for all of us. They usually had a long run a theatre, unlike what happens now. If you want to see a movie in the theatre you have to do it within a few weeks. If dont manage to, then it will be gone from all the nearby movie halls.
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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.

I have not seen the film YE DIL KISKO DOON (1963) but I have watched all the available video clips of the songs umpteen times . I enjoyed these songs some of which are audio-visual treats. The film was produced under the banner of Bindu Kala Mandir and directed by Kanak Mishra who was also the story and screen play writer. Star cast included Shashi Kapoor, Ragini, Agha,Jayshree Gadkar, Jeevan, Sajjan, Asit Sen etc. All songs of the film were written by Qamar Jalalabadi and set to music by Iqbal Qureshi. The film’s name may have been inspired by a Helen song ‘itni badi mehefil aur ek dil kisko doon’ from the film ‘Dil Apna Aur Preet Paraayi” (1960), but could not inspire thea udience to come to the theatres and watch the film. The film failed at the box office and with this, Shashi Kapoor’s struggling days to establish him as a lead actor were prolonged. It was about 2 years later that he could established himself as a lead actor with the box office success of the film ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile’ (1965). For Iqbal Qureshi, the film’s music director, once again the luck was not in his favour. His efforts in churning out great songs were wasted in a film that has now been almost forgotten.
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