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

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

Greetings to all Atulites on the celebration today, of the 63rd Republic Day of the Indian Union.

There is an interesting history and facts behind this date. After the massacre at the Jalianwala Bagh in 1919, the call for complete independence from the British rule strengthened, especially led by the veteran leaders such as Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Aurobindo Ghosh and Bipin Chandra Pal, who advocated explicit Indian independence from the Empire. On 26th Jan, 1930, the Indian National Congress adopted the Purna Swaraj declaration, i.e. complete independence for India.
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Today is 26th january, the 63rd republic day of India.

For this blog, it is the fourth republic day. During these three past Republic day occasions as well on the three occasions of Independence day of India, this blog has covered most well known patriotic songs from Hindi movies.
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This article is written by Sudhir,a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this song.

The name Vasant Desai brings to memory a long list of songs rooted in the classical and folk traditional music of India. On this blog, today we have another celebration. With this post, the blog now carries 100 songs composed by Vasant Desai. In a career that lasted more than four decades, Vasant Desai was selective in the associations he made and never strayed away from his musical foundations. He scored the music for less than fifty films during this time. Thirty of these films are represented on this blog.
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Earlier decades of Indian independence (1950s and 1960s) saw much enthusiasm for nation building in public life as well as in movies. And Soviet Union style socialism was considered the way to progress. Many movies were made on the theme of nation building in those days. and these movies naturally had songs to inspire people.
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This is a song from “Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai” (1960) whose farmaish was given to be posted as a patriotic song on the occasion of the independence day.
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On 15 August, 1988, Indian TV audience were glued to their TVs to watch the telecast of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s address to the nation from Red Fort, Delhi. There was no question of people going for their remotes and watching any other TV programme for the simple reason that there was only one TV channel in India and that was the government owned Doordarshan. And TV remotes were not even an accessory with TVs sold in India those days.
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This post is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie songs and a regular visitor and contributor of this blog

One of the biggest miracles of India has got to be its cultural diversity. A people with so many different languages, so many different customs, different religions still co-exist next to each other and are unified under one umbrella – the flag of India.
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There are several patriotic songs in Hindi movies. Most of these songs were created after independence, when India had already acquired independence. Creating patriotic songs in an independent nation is easy, but just imagine the case when India was not yet an independent nation.
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After India became an independent nation in 1947, nation building began in the right earnest. Movies too reflected it, and many movies of that era talked about nation building, and also about the values and aspirations of the newly independent nation.
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Movies produced in 1950s and 1960s still had zeal for nation building. Not just songs, even movies were produced on the theme of nation building in those days.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where "new" songs are added every day, and that has been the case for more than seven years. This blog has over 11800 song posts by now.

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