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

Archive for December 2009

I have posted a few songs from “Do Bhai” (1947) in this blog. It is in this movie that Geeta Roy (later Geeta Dutt) made her debut as a playback singer. It is in this movie that she sang the well known “mera sundar sapna beet gayaa”.
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It is not always that one is aware of the details of the songs that one hears. Often one is just aware of the song and that is all.
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I have posted one song from “Mehandi” (1958) earlier. Here is another song from this movie.
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I was not aware of this movie called “Anjaan” (1956). This by now obscure movie has Pradeep Kumar and Vyjyanti Mala in lead roles.
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Believe it or not, there was a movie called “Gyaarah hazaar ladkiyaan” (eleven thousand girls). This 1962 movie had Bharat Bhushan and Mala Sinha in lead roles.
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Umrao Jaan, a legendary courtesan of Lucknow was made immortal by the movie “Umrao Jaan” (1981) where Rekha played the title role. The songs of this movie are some of the most well known mujra songs of all time.
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In the second half of 1950s, we had movie titles beginning with Miss, Mr and so on. thus we had movies like Miss India, Miss India, Mr X, Mr and Mrs 55 etc.
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This song is an archtypical Hemant Kumar song that I have heard several times. But apart from the knowledge of this being a song sung by Hemant Kumar, I was blank about any other details of this song.
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I have posted nearly one hundred songs composed by Madan Mohan in this blog. Madan Mohan composed music for some 700 songs in Bollywood movies so I have posted nearly 15 % of Madan Mohan’s compositions.
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“Gumraah” (1963) had some very nice songs in it. Here is one song from this movie.
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