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From the email that Khyati Behn sent me with the lyrics of this song, I reproduce the epithet she has used – “One more song to add to Lataji’s THE BEST MELODIES EVER COLLECTION.”  I heard this song, and I do agree with her.  A song par excellence, that has long been relegated to anonymity for various reasons and circumstances.
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“Alif Laila” (1953) was a movie starring Asha Mathur, Vijay Kumar and Nimmi. The movie apparently had the love triangle story. Of course, my guess is purely based on the songs of this movie. How did I deduce that ? well, in the earlier songs, I saw Asha Mathur and Vijay Kumar singing love songs for each other. On the other hand, the song that is the subject of discussion here has Nimmi singing a sentimental song where she expresses her love for Vijay Kumar and states that it was not possible for her to forget him.
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“Sunahri Naagin” (1963) was clearly inspired from “Naagin” (1963) except that “Sunahri Naagin” (1963) was a B grade movie and did not enjoy even a fraction of the success of “Naagin” (1954).
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“Shagoon”(1964) is not a movie too many will remember. But this movie certainly had some nice songs in it. And other interesting trivia from this movie is that this movie had Kanwaljit and Waheeda Rehman in lead roles, and they subsequently married each other.
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As obscure movies go, this has to be among the more obscure ones. The movie is called “Fariyaad”(1964) and it had unknown names like Ashok, Zeb Rahman, Shabaani, Gyaani etc. I do not think too many people would have watched this movie or would even be aware of this movie even when it was released.
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