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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

LOST AND FOUND-GEMS FROM UNRELEASED FILMS….Song No. 5
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I have been seeing films and listening to film songs from a very young age,for which I used to get reprimands frequently. I had a habit of noting down everything I felt was important in my life.This also included information and comments on films seen in those days.As I grew up and made extra efforts( like bunking school/college etc) to see old movies. I had an attraction-cum-curiosity about the old films,actors,songs etc. Due to this i was called ‘ The grand old man ‘ at a very young age ! This habit of writing about films continued till the 60s when I decided to concentrate on my Career. I had a heap of notebooks,diaries,and make do exercise books made out of blank pages from old exercise books of past academic years.During my transfers in the job,many were lost,some were left behind and the rest were carried to next destination, despite stiff opposition from you know who.
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This article is written by Greta (Memsaab), a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Atul Song-A-Day 10K Song Milestone Celebrations – 36
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Not being a speaker of Hindi, I know that I miss a great deal of nuance in both song and storyline in not understanding the lyrics to Hindi film songs. I am sure that is the case here too, but all the same the picturization of this song is so packed with information that for once I don’t really feel that deprived. His trademark lack of subtlety is one of Manmohan Desai’s greatest gifts to non-Indian fans of Hindi cinema, as is his trademark lunacy to all of mankind. An abundance of both mark this song as one of my favorites.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Genius of Jaidev
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“Alaap” a 1977 film was produced by Hrishikesh Mukerjee and N.C Sippy and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The film star cast includes Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Chhaya Devi, Sanjeey Kumar, Asrani, Farida Jalal, Om Prakash, Manmohan Krishna, Master Ravi, A K Hangal, etc. The film was a musical and was one of the best offerings of MD Jaidev’, during his marvellous carrier. Dr Rahi Massom Raza and Harivanshrai Bachchan provided lyrics for the film.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

My first introduction to Uttam Kumar was way back in the childhood years when, for a long time, I used to confuse a lot between him and Biswajeet. It was in the years when watching television was a new adventure every day. One would scour around the neighborhood and get inside a friend’s or a familiar person’s home. Of course, as an uninvited intruder, one had to watch whatever was being telecast. In any case, Doordarshan was the only channel and there was no other option :). Some known programs would be a fixture that everyone watched. At other times, one would just intrude into whatever was playing on the screen.
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“Suhaagraat” (1948) was an Oriental Pictures production. It was directed by Kidar Sharma. The movie had Bharat Bhushan, Begam Para, Geeta Bali, Maruti etc in it.
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“Naya Daur”(1957) was produced and directed by B R Chopra. The movie had Dilip Kumar, Vyjyanti Mala, Ajit, Chand Usmani, Jeevan, Nazir Hussain, Manmohan Krishna, Leela Chitnis, S. N. Banerjee, Pratima Devi, Daisy Irani, Nazir Kashmiri, Radha Krishnan, Johnny Walker etc in it.
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“Niraala” (1950) was an M & T Productions movie. It was directed by Shankar Mukherji. The movie had Dev Anand, Madubala, Leeta Misra, Mazhar Khan, Yakub, Radha Krishnan, Narbada Shanker, Mumtaz Ali etc in it.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Just out of curiosity, I scanned the blog, for the listing of songs that have been composed by Chitragupt. And I find a peculiar thing. As a composer, Chitragupt started his career in 1946, and continued to be active till the early 80s. On the blog we have just about a dozen of his songs listed, for the first 10 years of his career (1946-1955), with no songs listed for the first four years i.e. from 1946 to 1949. When I tried to check online, I find that actually very little of his works are available online from this period. But still there are some. And I will try to post some of them over the coming few days.
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“Deewaana” (1967) was an Anupam Chitra Production. It was produced and directed by Mahesh Kaul. The movie had Raj Kapoor, Saira Banu, Lalita Pawar, Kamal Kapoor, Ravindra Kapoor, Hiralal, Ulhas, Salim Khan, Kanhaiyalal, Leela Mishra, Jankidas, Nasreen, Pal Sharma, Paul Mahendra, Bazid Khan, Brahm Bhardwaj, Tiwari etc in it.
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In old Hindi movies, especially those of 1950s and 1960s, we often see songs picturised on “Taanga”, also called “Tonga”, not to be confused with a country of this name. :)

“Taanga” was actually a mode of public transport in India those days. With time, Taanga has all but vanished as a mode of public transport in India. But they have not become extinct. One can still find them in some small towns of India. I have noticed them in small places in Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh etc. In fact, one can see them in Fatehpur Sikri near Agra in UP. I recall that we (I, my wife and daughter) actually rode on a Taanga to go to Fatehpur Sikri a few years ago.
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