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

Archive for December 2010

Here is yet another of those songs that I thought I had already discussed in this blog but I was wrong. This is a memorable rail song and I have discussed this song alright, but that was in another forum/blog while I was discussing rail songs.
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I was under the impression that I had already discussed this song in the past. It turns out that I have discussed as many as three songs from this movie, but not this one.
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I had heard this song a lot during its time. this song was a regular song in Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation’s “aaphi ke geet” programme broadcast in the morning from 8 AM to 9 AM. In addition, this song was a popular loudspeaker song as well.
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“Shehzaadaa” (1972) is one of the lesser known movies of Rajesh Khanna, at least as far as I am concerned. It must have flopped badly for me to have missed hearing about this movie during its time, though I could be wrong.
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“Mehboob Ki Mehandi” (1971) is a movie starring Rajesh Khanna and Leena Chandawarkar. This Muslim social movie had some wonderful songs in it, which remain popular to this day.
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Rajesh Khanna, who was born on 29th December 1942, made his mark as a superstar in Hindi movies sometime in the second half of 1969, when “Aradhana” (1969) was released. This movie gave him an identity and a persona which became his trademark.
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29th december is the birthday of Rajesh Khanna, who was the most influential actor of the era when I was growing up in late 1960s-early 1970s. On this occasion, I will discuss a few songs picturised on Rajesh Khanna that have not yet been discussed here.
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Very little is known Hindi movie songs from the earlier days, viz 1930s and 1940s. Those were the days when actors themselves sang for themselves. Sound reecording technology was in its infancy and producing decent quality records was a technological challenge. The fact that films and records quickly degraded meant that preservation of these items was a Herculean task as well.
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Sajjad Hussain, regarded as the only original music director of Hindi movies, was a temperamental genius who would brook no interference in his creative work and leave movies in a huff if he felt that his producers were interfering in his work. As a result, there are several movies where he composed one or two songs before he would leave the movie.
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“Sunahre Din” (1949) was a movie where Raj Kapoor, a newcomer was paired opposite Rehana, an established star of the times. This movie had some nice songs in it and I have discussed a couple of songs from this movie already.
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