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

Archive for January 2012

“King Kong” (1962) was a Santosh Productions movie. It was produced by Devi Sharma and directed by Babubhai Mistry. This B grade movie had Dara Singh and Kumkum in lead roles, with Parveen Choudhary, Leela Misra, Kamal Mehra, Uma Dutt, King Kong, Chandrashekhar etc also figuring in the movie.
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“Laal Kunwar” (1952) , by now a forgotten movie, was an N V M Productions movie. It was directed by Ravindra Dave. Starcast of the movie included names like Nasir Khan, Suraiyya, Jairaj, Usha Kiran, Agha, Durga Khote etc.
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“Ek Dil Sau Afsaane” (1963) was a Talwar pictures presentation. It was produced and directed by R C Talwar. Starcast of the movie included names like Raj Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman, Lalita Pawar, Mridula, Sulochana Chatterji, Sadhana Choudhry, Vishwa Mehra etc.
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It is not just I, but the regulars of this blog too keep coming across rare musical gems from Hindi movies.

Here is what Khyati Bhatt, a regular contributor to this blog, discovered recently. Like her, I too believe that this song has to be one of the most remarkable songs that Talat Mehmood has sung in his career. It is a twist of irony that a song as wonderful as this one should end up in obscurity whereas it deserves to be counted among the best known songs of Talat Mehmood.
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This article is written by Khyati Bhatt, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Since Jan 31st, 2012 is the 7th death anniversary of Suraiya (Suraiya Jamal Sheikh), here is a song to remember a beautiful actress.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Janaury 31st is the death anniversary of Suraiyya who was India’s greatest female singer-actor of the post-partition period. While reading her profile and biography, I felt that her life had twists and tales worthy of making a full length feature film. For instance, her romantic involvement with Dev Anand, a dominating maternal grandmother who, apart from deciding her filmy career, played a spoilsport in her romantic relationship and finally her decision to quit films to live a life of seclusion, can be some of the ingredients for a cinematic presentation. Suraiyya’s life cycle can best be described in some of her own renditions like Laayi khushi ki duniya (Vidya) , Tere nainon ne chori kiyaa mera chhota sa jiya pardesiya (Pyaar ki jeet) and Raste pe ham khade hain dil e beqaraar le kar (Rajput) to Ye kaisi ajab daastaan ho gayi hai(Rustam Sohrab)(1963) and finally to Rahiye ab aisi jagah chal kar jahan koi naa ho (Mirza Ghalib) .
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

A wonderful gem of a song from Mukesh ji. The film is ‘Holiday in Bombay’, a 1963 production from the banner of Yug Chhaayaa, Bombay, and is directed by PL Santoshi. The actor credits includes Shashi Kapoor, Vijaya Chaudhry, Rajendra Nath, Naseem Banu, Ulhas, Dhoomal, Randhir, P Kailash, Sulochana Chatterjee, Lakshmi Chhaayaa, Rajan Haksar, Jeevankala, Ram Kumar, Renu Makkad, Heera Saawant, Kundan, BB Bhalla, D Silip, Nazir Kashmiri, Hublikar. The lyrics for this song are penned by Anjaan, and the music composition is by N Dutta.
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Hindi movies has one genre of song that I call Villain’s den song. In this song, hero or his accomplices enter villain’s hideout in disguise while singing a song. Another genre of song related to villain’s den song is “diversion” song. In this a female accomplices sings and dances and the villains minnows are easily lured by her, and that allows other accomplices of the hero to gain access to villain’s hideout.
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“Ganga Ki Saugandh” (1978) is a Sultan Productions movie. It was produced and directed by Sultan Ahmad. Starcast of the movie included names like Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Amjad Khan, Farida Jalal,Bindu, I.S.Johar, Anwar Hussain, Ifthekar, Jagdeep, Anju Mahendru, Master Shetty, Tabrez, Shetty, Mukhri, Pran,Jeevan, Nana Palshikar, Achala Sachdev, Sulochana Latkar, Satyen Kappu, ParoDevi, Reddy, Fazloo,Nazir Kashimiri, Sandow, Tiwari, Murad, Hercules, MacMohan, Rajni Gupta, Keshav Rana, Purnima, Yogesh Chabra, Brahm Bhardwaj, Sanjana, Dulari,Jillani,Pardesi, etc.
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When I look at the lyrics of this song, I feel that I have come across the lyrics of this song, and perhaps this song was among one of the guest posts by Sudhir jee. But when I check up with the list of songs that have been posted, I am unable to find this song. So perhaps this is a different song, though with lyrics that sound quite familiar, especially the line“yeh kaun aaya hai aanchal udaata”.
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