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In our blog, we have several informal projects going on simultaneously. One of these projects is introduring songs from movies that are not yet covered in the blog. As of now, this blog has songs from 3522 movies. I consciously try to post one song from a “new” movie every day.
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Today (14 november 2016) is the death anniversary of yesteryear leading lady and character actor, Veena.

I must admit that I got to know Veena’s name less than 10 years ago. It was probably due to memsaab’s blog. In fact, that blog has made me aware of many personalities that I had seen for years on screen without knowing their names.
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Today I had originally lined up another song from the early 50s, to continue with my discussions on the melodies of the decade, which I called ” Melody Yatra of the 50s ” sometime back. However, I changed my mind and considering the oncoming Deepavali, I am discussing a beautiful song ( both to listen and see) from the film ” RAM RAJYA “-43.
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“Samrat Chandragupta” (1945) was produced and directed by Jayant Desai. The movie had Ishwar Lal, Renuka Devi, Nayam Pally, Suraiya, Mubarak, Sulochana Chatterjee etc in it.
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PARISTAAN (1944) was produced under the banner of N R Acharya Art and it was directed by Mahesh Kaul. The star cast included Pahadi Sanyal, Anjali Devi, Kamal Zamindar, Ranjeet Kumari, Sunalini Devi, Master Amritlal, Moni Chatterji, Padma Banerjee etc. From the title of the film, probably many people may guess that it was a film belonging to fantasy genre. But it turned out to be a slapstick comedy though the story by Vaju Kotak was not less than a fantasy.
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The moment the image of Ameerbai Karnataki comes to my mind, I remember some of her most popular songs, mostly full of pathos, melancholy, and devotion. In fact, the most popular songs of her singing career come from these genres. She started her filmy career in 1934 as an actor-singer but realising that the potential for career as a playback singer was bright after the system of playback singing was introduced in Bombay film industry in 1937, she confined herself mainly to playback singing thereafter. After her songs in ‘Kismet’ (1943) became very popular, for the next five years or so, she remained one of the top playback singers. Of the total of around 375 songs she sang during her filmy career, more than 50% was accounted for during 1943-48.
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“Ghar” (1945) was a Sunrise Production movie. It was directed by V M Vyas. The movie had Jamuna, Nawab, Molina, Yakub, Kalyani, Dulari, Iftikar, W. M. Khan, Mohan, Mirza Musharaff etc in it.
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“Nargis”(1946) was directed by D D Kashyap for Famous Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Nargis, Rehman, Shahnawaz, David, alka Achrekar, Pratima Devi, Bhagwan, Amirbai Kaarnataki, Baby Tabassum, Karadkar, Ghulam Hussain, Rane, Suhasini etc in it.
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“Kamla”(1946) was directed by Chimanlal Trivedi for Laxmi Productions, Bombay. The movie had Leela Desai, Nandekar, Agha, Gulab, Badri Prasad, Sankata Prasad, Nazeer, Moni Chatterji, Pandey, Ghulam Rasool etc in it.
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Forgotten Melodies of the 1940s – 32
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DEEWAANI (1947) was produced by Sohrab Modi under the banner of Minerva Movietone and it was directed by Y D Sarpotdar. The star cast included Wasti, Mumtaz Shanti, Husn Bano, Ghulam Hussain, Abu Bakar, Chanda Bai, Jilani, Sadat Ali, Satya Rani etc. There were 8 songs in the film written by Shams Azimabadi (6) and Sewan Rizvi (2) which were set to music by Gyan Dutt. From the star cast and a couple of songs that I heard, the film seems to belong to social genre, probably a family drama. One song from the film has been covered in the Blog.
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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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