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In the 70s Brij Sadanah directed a string of movies after his “Victoria No. 203” became a hit. Almost all his subsequent movies had Pran and Ashok Kumar in central roles with the hero himself being of secondary importance. All his movies had a whole lot of people running after gold or diamonds or khazaana. Then there would be at least one song in disguise.
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“Das Lakh” (1966) was a Goel Cine Corporation Production. It was produced and directed by Devendra Goel. The movie had Sanjay Khan, Babita, Om Prakash, Pran, Helen, Manorama, Ramesh Deo, Seema Deo, Parvin Paul, Master Ripple, Baby Sonia, Bramhachari, Hari Shivdasani, Shefali Chowdhry, Amir Ali, Nazir Kashmiri, Baby Yasmin, Master Aziz, Kapoor, Abhimanyu Sharma, Shyamlal, Mool Chand etc in it.
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“Johar Mehmood in Hongkong” (1971) was produced by K Z Seth and Madan Chopra and directed by S A Akbar. The movie had I S Johar, Mehmood, Sonia Sahni, Kamal Kapoor, Tuntun, Manorama, Agha, Mukri, Polson, Pran, Madhumati, Mehmood Junior, Raj Kishore, Murad, Tiwari, Aruna Irani, Haroon etc in it.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Hi everyone !

Now we are into the 7000s in our blog. Imagine 7000 songs and various categories and various centuries later we still find songs that will fall in a new category or make a 100 for some artist or as is the new trend these days a century of a contributor.
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The usual love stories constituted the bulk of storyline in mainstream Hindi movies of the past. The fact that history and mythology provided such rich sources of stories that could be used was not given much thought by mainstream movie makers. It was left to movie makers of smaller resources (makers of B grade movies) to make movies on such topics that were regarded as risky and unviable by mainstream movie makers.
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This post is written by Raja,a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor of write ups to this blog

I would not go so far as to say that I have learnt to appreciate art and culture as I have grown old. I am still very much a novice when it comes to appreciating these finer aspects of life.
What I will say though is that my taste in Hindi movies and songs has evolved considerably since my childhood or school days.
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This post is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor of posts to this blog

Debuts tend to be an interesting events for lots of people. Not only are they a nervous occasion for the debutant(e) but they are also a talking point for observers. Every aspect of the debut is analysed.
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In Bollywood movies, showdown / competition songs were quite popular in 1950s to 1970s, where two artists, mostly of the same gender would try to score brownie points over their competitor.
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I just stumbled upon a song that is picturised on Suraiyya (then a superstar) and Madhubala (an emerging superstar). This song is from “Singaar” (1949) and it is a showdown song between the two.
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I have a catgory of songs in this blog called “dance competition” songs. In this category, typically two dancers compete against each other. This has led to some superb dance competitions between dancers of formidable reputations.
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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.

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