Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Archive for August 2009

“Bahaaron ke Sapne” (1967) was one of the very first movies of Rajesh Khanna. In this movie, a very young looking Rajesh Khanna was paired against Asha Parekh.
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“Anuraag” (1972) was not a movie that stood much of a chance at the box office, given its serious topic (blind heroine) kept majority of movie watchers away from this movie. The songs of this movie had no such handicap, however, and the songs were all runaway hits.
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“Yahudi”(1958) was a mythological movie of foreign origin. The movie is of the Roman era of Marcus and Brutus. But I do not think there may have been too much of an authenticity in the portrayal of characters in this movie, even though this movie was made by the respected Bimal Ray.
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In Bollywood movies, Maa often plays an important role. And there have been many such songs in movies sung by Maa.
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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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I thought I had posted this song earlier. I just realised that this song was still missing from the blog.
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I was not aware of this song from “Raaja Saahab” (1969) till recently. When I listened to this song, I began liking it after hearing it a few times.
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Out of the various categories of song, I have identified one category of song as “Tajmahal” songs. Yes, there are songs that are picturised with Tajmahal in the backdrop.
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In Bollywood movie songs, it the the boy who wooes the girl and the girl takes exception. But what happens when it is the other way round ? When the girl starts wooing the boy, then the latter is very uncomfortable. And that was much more so half a century ago.
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In 1950s, Shankar Jaikishan tended to use Lata’s voice for all female playback songs. It is alright if they had to use her voice for one actress, but there were occasions when more than one actress in the same movie lip synced to Lata’s voice. Fortunately, they did not do so in the same song.
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