Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Archive for the ‘“kalaayi” (wrist) song’ Category

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

Remembering Anand Bakshi on the anniversary of his passing away.

Anand ji, a most prolific songwriter that this industry has seen. His claim to fame is having penned more than 3,500 songs for nearly 640 films. A writing career that lasted for more than four decades, and his creations continued to appear in films as late as last year (2012), ten years after his passing away from this world. In his lifetime, he was nominated for no less than 40 times for the Filmfare awards, which sounds like almost one nomination every year of his active career from 1957 to 2002. That in itself may be a record that no one may be close to in the industry. He won this award four times.
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“Talwaar Ka Dhani” (1956) is as obscure a movie as any. This movie was a Vikas Production presentation. It was directed by Dwarka Khosla. The movie had Nadira, Manhar Desai, B. M. Vyas, Anwar, Maruti, Pakku etc in it.
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Kishore Kumar is today known as one of the legendary singers of Hindi movies. But that is not how he was known till late 1960s. Till then, he was a middling actor-singer in Hindi movies who would act in movies and sing for himself. In addition, he would sing songs mainly for Dev Anand, courtesy his mentor S D Burman.
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In “Phagun”(1958), Not all songs were picturised on Bharat Bhushan and Madhubala.
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