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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 am familiar with the Hindi film ‘Sikandar-e-Azam’ (1965) which I had watched on Doordarshan long ago. How can I forget the iconic song “jahan daal daal par sone ki chidiyan karti hai basera” which used to be played on our Independent Day and the Republic Day. A few months back, I came to know that there was another film ‘Sikandar’ with the same story line which was released in 1941. The film was produced under the banner of Minerva Movietone owned by Sohrab Modi and directed by him. The star cast included Prithviraj Kapoor ( Sikandar), Sohrab Modi ( King Porus), Vanmala (Ruksana), Sheela, Meena Shorey ( Prarthhna, Kign Ambi’s sister), K N Singh ( King Ambi of Taxila) etc.
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