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Archive for the ‘Naatiyaa qawaali’ Category

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

Earlier today, in another post I had mulled over the decline of films with mythological themes. Extending that concern further, I would also include the theme of Muslim religious and social films, which seem to be on the decline. Once again, in the 90s and later, I cannot really recall any significant film based on Islamic social and religious values.
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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 qawwaali that is true to its art form, a naatiyaa kalaam, presented in the honor of an un-named saint. Apparently, it is a some celebration at the dargaah of a departed saint. The words tell about the divine powers of just being there, and requesting in humble supplication, and the desires and aspirations will be fulfilled.
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“Laila Majnu” (1953) is one of the earlier movies of Shammi Kapoor and here he had played the role of Majnu opposite Nutan playing Laila.
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“Aakhri Sajdaa” (1977) is a forgotten low budget movie that escaped public attention. The reason why I and like minded music lovers are interested in this movie is for a very important reason. It is the last movie of Sajjad Hussain as a music director. And that is a big reason for music lovers to be interested in this movie, or to be more precise, in the songs of this movie.
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Popular wisdom about Sajjad Hussain is that he last composed for a Hindi movie in 1963. Fortunately, that is not the case. He, despite his troubles with movie makers continued to work till late 1970s. his last movie as a music director was in 1977 and this movie was “Aakhri Sajdaa” (1977). The star cast for this movie includes Maya Sinha, Tabrez, Murad, Veena, Jagdeep, Helen, Husn Banu etc.
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