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Mukesh and his Composers – 10

Wishing Usha Khanna on her 74th birth anniversary, a celebration full of all things good and happy.

For some reason, Usha Khanna never received the recognition and fame that she so rightfully deserves. She is not the first, but definitely is the most successful and talented of a handful of female composers in the Hindi film industry. Born on 7th October 1941, she composed music for her first film at a very young age of 17 with ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ 1959. This was also after more than one year of a sort of apprenticeship and convincing the world that composing was an easy task for her.
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“Ye Raat Phir Na Aayegi” (1966) was a Sri Krishna Films presentation. It was directed by Brij. The movie had Vishwajeet, Sharmila Tagore, Madhumati, Prithviraj Kapoor, Mumtaz, Asit Sen, B. M. Vyas, Helen, Sailesh Kumar etc in it.
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“Aa gale lag jaa” (1973) is a movie starring Shashi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore. Like most songs of those days, this movie too boasted of some superb songs.
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This is a wonderful song to listen to. and curiously, I first listened to this song only recently, even though the song is from a movie called “Sab Ka Saathi” that was released in 1972 !
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“Haath Ki Safaai” (1974) was a movie featuring Vinod Khanna, Randhir Kapoor, Hema Malini and Rekha (I think ) Simi Garewal. Despite such names, the movie was soon forgotten.
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