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“Baawarchi”(1972) was produced by Hrishikesh Mukherji and N C Sippy and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherji. The movie had Rajesh Khanna, Jaya Bhaduri, Usha Kiran, Manisha, A. K. Hangal, Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Suraj, Paintal, Kali Banerjee, Durga Khote, Asrani etc in it.
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“Shatranj”(1969) was produced and directed by S S Vasan under the banners of Gemini Pictures and N N Sippy Productions. The movie had Rajendra Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Shashikala, Madan Puri, Mehmood, Helen, Agha, Manmohan Krishna, Rajan Haksar, Achala Sachdev, Shammi etc.
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“Baawre Nain” (1950) was an Ambitious pictures production. It was produced and directed by Kidar Sharma. The movie had Raj Kapoor, Geeta Bali, Cuckoo, Vijayalaxmi, Jaswant, Majnu, Nazira, Himmat Rai, Pesi Patel etc in it.
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I wonder if anyone has made a list of “Chakki” songs in Hindi movies. Present generation people may not be aware of a “Chakki”. “Chakki” was a manual rotaty grinder- a home appliance of previous generations which was used to grind grains. You poured grains on the hole near the centre of the “chakki” and rotated the “Chakki”. The grain got crushed and came out from the edges which was then collected.
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Hindi movies are often categorised into A grade and others, based on their budget. Big budget movies, which has big names in them are regarded as A category movies whereas small budget movies are described as B grade etc.
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“Hamraahi”(1963) was a Prasad Production movie. It was directed by T Prakash Rao. The movie had Rajendra Kumar, Jamuna, Shashikala, Dhumal, Lalita Pawar, Mehmood, Shobha Khote, Indira, N. Hussain, Rajendranath, O. P. Ralhan, Heera Sawant etc in it.
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“Godaan”(1963) was based on a well known story written by Hindi author Munshi Premchand. The movie was a Jaeley Pictures production. It was directed by Trilok Jetley. The movie had Raj Kumar, Kamini Kaushal, Mehmood, Shobha Khote, Tuntun, Shashikala, Madan Puri, Ravikant, Manhar Desai, Trilok Jetley, Nand Kishore, Ragini, Bipin Gupta etc in it.
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Today (30 august) is the birth anniversary of Shailenedra (30 august 1923- 14 deceember 1966). It is unimaginable but true that Shailendra lived to an age of only 43 ! The body of work that he had built up by that time was so imposing that he was already a legend by that time.
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“Sanjog”(1961) was a Light and Shade productions movie. It was produced by Om Prakash (the actor) and directed by Pramod Chakraborty. The movie had Pradeep Kumar, Rajendra Kumar, Shubha Khote,Mehmood, Sunder, Raj Mehra, Leela Misra, Om Prakash, Pachhi etc in it.
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“Jis Desh Main Ganga Behti Hai” (1960) was an R K Films production. It was directed by Radhu Karmarkar. The movie had Raj Kapoor, Padmini, Pran, Chanchal, Raj Mehra, Sulochana Chatterji, Nana Palsikar, Vishwa Mehra, Amar, Tiwari, Lalita Pawar, Nayampally etc in it.
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