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“Sohni Mahiwal” (1946) was directed by Ishwarlal and Ravindra Jaikar for Jayant Desai Productions, Bombay. The movie had Ishwarlal, Begam Para, Mubarak, Dixit, Revashankar, Saeed ahmad, Dharpure, Bibibai, Shobha, Nafees Begam, Kesarbai etc in it.
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“Baabul” (1950) was a Sunny Art Production movie. It was produced and directed by S U Sunny. The movie had Dilip Kumar, Munawwar Sultana, Nargis, Amar, A. Shah, Jankidas, H. Pahari, Vinod, Ismail, Nawab Premi, Jugnu, Chandabala, Seema, Meher, Rajbala, Khursheed, Uma Devi (Tun Tun) etc in it.
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The article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Remembering IS Johar on the anniversary of his passing away on 10th March.

I S Johar, the redoubtable and simply irrepressible personality of the Hindi cinema world is well known for his versatility, his topicality, and his penchant for being in the news for a variety of reasons. Whether it be multiple marriages or open support for male sterilization, he was a strongly opinionated person, with emphatic views, and yet and aloof and a suave demeanor. He is also known to be a very well read person, and his ‘Question Box’ in the magazine Filmfare, was popular for many years.
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I stumbled upon this superb song just now. This song is from a forgotten movie called “Amaanat” (1955) which had Bharat Bhooshan and Chaand Usmaani in lead roles. This song is a duet sung by Geeta Dutt and Hemant Kumar. And what a wonderful song this is. Listening to this song just once is enough to make one like this song.
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This is a song one will love listening to. The picturisation, I think is quite eye catching. The picturisation shows two damsels in typically bright dresses which are supposedly the dresses worn in villages while going to the local river to fetch water and exchange gossip.
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I wonder how many movies were there titled as “Majboor” ? The one I knew while growing up was Amitabh Bachchan’s 1974 movie of this name. And it appears that there was a movie by this name sometime in 1940s too. And now I find that there was a 1964 movie of this name too.
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Has anyone heard of a Bollywood movie called “Aurat” ? Well, I am aware of three movies by this name. One was a movie made by Mahboob Khan in 1940s. Later he remade it as “Mother India”. The second one was made in 1953. The third “Aurat ” was made in 1967.
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This movie is “Jis Desh mein Ganga Bahti hai”, and it is regarded as an important movie of Raj Kapoor.
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These days, movie makers spend huge amounts trying to promote their movies, and still there is no guarantee that their promotions have any effect at the box office. All the songs and dances shown in these promos are often ineffective.
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