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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in If this article appears in sites like and etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Quiz time. What is the result of the marriage of an exceptional script writer- lyricist- poet with another script and story writer who was also a child star to add? And what happens if one adds a small amount of talented step mother whose own family is full of literary giants?
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I have mentioned in the past that the “puraani filmon ke geet” programme of Radio Ceylon from 7-30 to 8 AM used to be a very “boring” programme for youngsters like me during late 1960s and all of 1970s. I had become a big fan of Kishore Kumar after I heard his song “Mere saamne waali khidki mein” from “Padosan” (1968) and I wondered why the oldtime singers would not sing like Kishore Kumar.
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“Baap Re Baap”(1955) was a Kardar Production movie. It was produced and directed by A R Kardar. The movie had Kishore Kumar, Chand Usmani, Smriti Biswas, Jayant, Ulhas, Maruti, Leela Misra, Banerji etc in it.
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“Daastaan” (1950) was a Musical Pictures Production, which was a joint venture of A R Kardar and Naushad. The movie was directed by A R Kardar. The movie had Suraiya, Raj Kapoor, Murad, Al Nasir, Veena, Suresh, Protima Devi, Shakila, Banerji, Lakshman, Surinder, Baby Anwari, Swartha, Krishna Kumar etc in it.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Recently, I came across a duet song ‘ek do teen chaar’ sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar from the film MUQADDAR(1950). I remember this film in which the lead actor Nalini Jaywant had sung three songs in her own voice, one of which has already been discussed in this blog.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

January 6th is the death anniversary of Jaidev Verma, known as Jaidev in Hindi film world. He was one of those unlucky music directors who, despite being extremely talented, did not make it to the top in Bollywood. He had given hit songs in Hum Dono (1961), Kinaare Kinaare (1963), Mujhe Jeene Do (1963), Reshma Aur Shera (1972) , Gaman (1979) and many more. He is the only music director who won National Award for best music direction three times for Hindi films – Reshma Aur Sehra, Gaman and Ankahee.
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In Hindi movies, majority of songs have their origins in Indian classical music or folk music. Other source of inspiration has been Western popular music, which in fact became a standard fare in Hindi movie music of 1970s and 1980s.
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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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