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

Archive for August 2010

This post is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor of posts to this blog

Hindi cinema has had its share of superstars and stars. Whenever we think of the star, we tend to think of the person in his or her glory.
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I have posted several songs from “Saathi” (1968) but even I was not aware of that the song under discussion was from this movie.
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In my definition, Chaayaageet song is one which is sung in the period between 10 PM to midnight. :D. That way, a song talking about a period after midnight is not a chaagyaageet song. May be I should call such a song as “post Chaayaageet period” song.
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In Indian history/mythology/ folk tales, we have been handed down a few love stories, viz “Shirin Farhad”, “Sohni-Mahiwaal”,”Laila-Majnu” etc. All these love stories have one thing in common. And it is the tragic nature of these stories. And that is to be expected seeing that the ground reality in Indian culture does not allow people of opposite genders to openly interacts and fall in love with each other.
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Sad songs form an important genre of songs in Hindi movies. And it is noticed that many of such songs go on to become timeless classics.
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Piano songs became very popular in Hindi movies in late 1940s. So popular in fact that they continued to remain popular in Hindi movies till 1970s.
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This article is written by Santosh Ojha, a relatively new visitor of this blog and a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music

May 5th 1978 was a most awaited day for an Amitabh Bachchan fan. That day his latest movie Trishul got released. Zanjeer, Deewar, Sholay, Adalat and Khoon Pasina had been released in the preceding years and had proved to be super-duper hits. Amitabh Bachchan’s distinctive “positioning” as the “angry young man” in the rather cluttered world of Bollywood heroes was firmly established. That the above-mentioned movies were interspersed with blockbusters like Kabhi Kabhie (romantic hero) and Amar Akbar Anthony (comedian) only helped to intensify the hero’s aura among his fans.
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I have not watched this movie called “Bachpan” (1970) but I recently stumbled upon this song from the movie. This song “aaya re khilaune waala” appears in the movie several times (at least four times) including at the end of the movie.
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We all love Helen songs. Yes, I have in fact introduced one such category of songs in this blog.
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I have noticed that songs are used as short cuts to the solution of all problems in Hindi movies. Whenever the movie maker is running short of ideas, he would introduce a song. If the characters in the movie are running out of ideas, they will burst into a song. This is in addition to the standard situations for songs in a movie, viz romantic song, sad song, happy song etc.
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