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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Rakhi Gulzar was born on 15th August 1947. She wasn’t exactly a midnight’s child, but was born a few hours later. She grew up to be a stunningly beautiful woman and an accomplished actress. She had large honey coloured eyes, a round face and lovely features. She debuted in Hindi films with the successful Jeevan Mrityu along with Dharmendra. She went on to establish herself as a successful leading woman with hits like Sharmilee, Paras, Kabhi Kabhie, Daag, Trishul and Doosra Admi (my personal favorite).
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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

“Us Paar” (1974) starring Moushmi Chatterjee and Vinod Mehra was a sweet little film about love between a gypsy girl and young boy living in the village. Their love for each other is sweet and pure. Moushami Chatterjee (Kamli) is engaged to Bhairo (Jalal Agha). Mohan (Vinod Mehra) and Kamli decide to elope as they have no hopes of their love being allowed otherwise.
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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

I am not really qualified to talk at length about Mohammed Rafi. I was lucky to be growing up during the 60s when the best of our music was all around me. Rafi was here, there and everywhere. He ruled the airwaves.
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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Sometimes you chance upon a song which is not too well known; but is so sweet and captivating, is so well picturised, dance sequence so well executed, that you can’t but help but be utterly charmed by it.
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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

The purists among music lovers often like to keep a cut-off for their listening habits. ‘I don’t listen to songs later than this year,’ they often say. I don’t disagree with those cut-offs. There are times when we just don’t want to listen to the cacophony that our music often descends to. But then, like a proverbial ‘keechad me kamal’ a beautiful song pops up among all this noise. The sufiana songs from the present times are meaningful and pleasing to the ear. The songs written by Gulzar and Javed Akhtar, set to tunes by AR Rahman are beautiful and worth listening to again and again.
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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

By the time 90s came along Hindi movies were getting loud, the heros were mannerless, ill-bred uncouth fellows. Sadak Chhap Romeos with a heart of gold, diamonds in the rough who start out rather badly, but by the end, redeem themselves by doing the right thing.
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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Sometimes I find it hard to remember when I saw a particular movie. Was I in college or in school? A quick look at the year in which the movie released is the best way to find out.
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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

I came across this beautiful unknown song just today. It is from the movie Sautela Bhai starring Guru Dutt and Raaj Kumar. The beautiful song is set to music by Anil Biswas and the peppy lyrics are by Shailendra. There is almost a mathematical precision to the way the song is arranged, the singers and the chorus sing in a set pattern, after listening to one paragraph you know exactly who is going to sing the refrain, and when the chorus is going to repeat lines. Such patterns are usual in good poetry, and it enhances the rhythm of this song too. A special word for fantastic singing by Manna Dey and Meena Kapoor. Meena’s voice sounds so rich and full, like Geeta Dutt’s. She complements Manna Dey’s amazing voice perfectly.
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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.

Browsing through this blog today, my eye fell upon a song category which was “chai song”. The word chai makes me think immediately of one of my best friends ever, lets call her V. We worked in the same office, but it took another common friend who worked elsewhere to introduce us. My friend H got to know her and upon finding out where she worked immediately called me up and said “You must go and talk to this girl called V, she is truly bindaas, you will like her.”
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This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.

I heard this song often when the promos of Rockstar played on TV, I liked the tune but did not really listen closely. One time a friend asked me who Indira Billi was, and to educate him, I looked for some videos of her on You Tube. I came across a fetching song ‘Katiya Karoon’ sung by Shamshad Begum and performed by Indira Billi. I posted that song for my friend and remembered this composition of AR Rahman’s. In comparing the two songs I realized that the earlier Shamshad Begum one was sung like a folk song while this later song was sung like a sufi song. Some more research yielded that this song was based on a kafi by Bulleh Shah, the supreme sufi writer who lived in the later part of the 17th and early part of the 18th century in Punjab.
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