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

Archive for May 2011

I am aware of two movies called “Do Phool”. One such movie was released in 1958 and another in 1973. I have discussed songs from both these movies.
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I just stumbled against a rare and forgotten song over sixty years old. What a cute and lovely song it is !
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“Tansen”(1943) is a movie starring K L Saigal, Kamla Chatterji, Khurshid, Mubarak ,Nagendra, Bhagwan, Raman etc. This movie was produced by Ranjit Movietone and it was directed by Jayant Desai.
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I was under the impression that I had already discussed this song. But it turns out that I was wrong.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie songs and a regular contributor of this blog

Late 1940s, and especially the year 1949, is considered to be a watershed year in the annals of Hindi film music. considered by many to be the dawn of the Golden Age of Hindi film music,
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With time, I have become a big fan of K L Saigal and an even bigger fan of Kanan Devi (if that is possible). To the delight of fans like me, the two of them worked together in a few movies, where they acted and sang together.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie songs and a regular contributor to this blog.

This is a gem of a ghazal presented in Mujra style. Once again, very beautiful, almost semi classical composition. The words are lovely, and the music is just wonderful. As with the other song picturised on Helen, the quality of on screen situation and picturization is average. However, the song is mesmerizing, if one listens only to the audio, without any visual distractions.
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Here is a bhajan that people may have heard but they may not be aware that this bhajan is originally from a movie.
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“Afsaanaa” (1951) is a movie that had Ashok Kumar and Veena in lead roles.It also had Pran,Kuldeep Kaur,Jeewan, Cuckoo etc in it. This movie was a musical blockbuster and I have discussed as many as seven songs from this movie in the past.
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I had not heard of this movie called “Pagle” (1950). This by now obscure movie had actors like Sherry, Jagirdar, Begum Para, Agha Jan, Pratima Devi,Cuckoo etc in it.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

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