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Today (5 january 2014) is the 33rd death anniversary of C Ramchandra (12 january 1918-5 january 1982). He was one of the earlier pioneers of HFM and his contributions in enriching and adding variety to it is second to none. He one one the earlier music directors to adopt western music in HFM. And at the same time, he also composed songs based on folk music as well as those based on classical music. And he was a decent singer as well who sang over one hundred songs as a playback singer. And he could deliver under very tight schedules. He composed all the songs of “Aazaad” (1955) in just a few days and that too without compromising on their quality.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

I have just found a Rafi-Lata duet, from the film “Naach Ghar”. This is a film released in 1959, with N. Datta as Music Director and Saahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. This movie seems to be full of duets, with as many as four Lata-Rafi duets, one Asha – Rafi and one Geeta Dutt- Rafi.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

“naseeb dar pe ter aazmaane aaya hoon” is a song from film ‘Deedar”(1951), which I found again just now. And to find a link with HD restored video clip made me doubly happy. The print is looking as good as new. This song is like one of those cherished childhood friends whom we remember every now and then. With fond memories of fighting, playing and generally enjoying the innocence of those times. What i miss most about that era is the general sense of freedom. Free to live and breath, to think, to say and hear and to form opinions and impressions. Also to like and dislike giving no thought to personal gain and loss.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

A wonderful ghazal, presented in qawaali style of singing, and sung and performed by Kishore Kumar. Some combination you might say. Yes, the results are appealingly captivating. Well at least for Meena Kumari on screen, who appears to be completely bowled over by this roadside performance by the simple looking and freewheeling Kishore Kumar.
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“Mangu” (1954) was produced by Sheikh Mukhtaar and directed by M A Ansari. The movie had Sheikh Mukhtar, Nigar Sultana, Aroon, Mukri, Ansari, Sheila Ramani etc in it.
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“Kaala Paani” (1958) was a Navketan International Production movie. It was directed by Raj Khosla. the movie had Dev Anand, Madhubala, Nalini Jaywant, Sapru, Agha, Nazir Hussain, Krishan Dhawan, Dhiraj, Mukri, Pravin Paul, Heera Sawant, Bir Sakuja, Kishore Sahu, Rashid Khan etc in it.
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In Hindi movies of the golden era, there was this common enough situation where the lead pair would carry out their romantic pursuits silently without even talking, and obviously without even singing a song. So what would happen in such circumstances ? Very conveniently, a two to three persons troupe would appear on the road (one carrying a harmonium- compulsory, other carrying a dholak-optional, but desirable, and a female dancer- highly desirable, but often optional)and they would sing a song, and the words of the songs would express the feelings of the shy duo.
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“Oomar Qaid” (1961) is a movie produced by Super pictures and directed by Aspi Irani. This B grade movie had actors like Sheikh Mukhtar, Sudhir, Nazima, Helen, Mukri, Hiralal, Sulochana, Mohan Choti, Jeevankala 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.

aaj phir jeene ki tamanna hai
aaj phir marne ka irada hai

No better words to express the exuberance and the playfulness of a liberated spirit. A poet’s dream and life’s illustration in reality, all anxieties and caution thrown to the winds and the desires to live the life the way it should be. These words from the pen of Shailendra, and numerous other such gems, of all moods and flavors, embellish the Hindi film screen for 160+ films across two decades. A poet par excellence, Shailendra was a rebel spirit meshed in a romantic mould, whose understanding and expression of human emotions and situations is second to none.
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“Ladki” (1953) is a movie starring Bharat Bhushan,Vyjyantimala,Kishore Kumar, Anjali devi etc. I find, much to my own surprise, that I have discussed as many as four songs from this movie ! I also notice that I have mentioned C Ramchadra as the music director for those songs, but in the song that I am going to discuss here, R Sudarshan-Dhaniram are listed as the music directors ! I request my knowledgeable readers to help clarify this confusion of music directors.
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