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In olden days, viz 1970s and prior to that, people, including kids, would wake up at 6 AM and would go to bed at 9 PM. There were elders who would managed to awake till about 10 PM or so. I, as a kid, found it extremely difficult to keep my eyes open after 9:30. Vividh Bharti those days used to have a radio programme called Hawamahal. As soon as I heard the signature tune of this programme, my eyelids would begin to get heavy and I would feel sleepy. This signature tune was more sleep inducing for me that any lullaby ever would be. 🙂 . For those who have not heard the signature song of “Hawamahal”, here is how it sounded like:
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Regulars may be noticing that these days we rarely discuss songs composed by music directors likr Naushad, O P Nayyar, Madan Mohan, S D Burman etc. It is not by choice but by “compulsion”. All these music directors composed around 550-750 songs each. Only around 100 odd songs and in some cases even less than 100 songs are left to be discussed.
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In Hindi movies, lip syncing of songs is mainly the preserve of the lead actors. Sometimes we find character actors too getting to lip sync a song or two. viz suffering maa is seen singing bhajans or remonstrating with the Almighty. 🙂
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“Majboori” (1954) was directed by Ram Daryani for Murli Movietone, Bombay. This forgotten movie had Balraj Sahani, Shyama, Gope, Kumar, Jeevan, Gulab, Pramila etc in it.
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“Pardesi”(1970) was based on a Novel of the same name by Kushwah Kant, who was a prolific Hindi novelist. At least forty novels (may be more) written by him were published but sadly little information about him is available online. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on him.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

जब मैं छोटा बच्चा था, (and my, not just then. . . even now). . .

No, no I am not going to start a description of my ‘शरारती’ pranks and naughtiness. I am going to tell somethings about my favorite actor and songs; that my favorite male performer was Dev Anand. There was a charismatic attraction in his face, his smile with one out of line canine, his mannerism, and his style of dialogue delivery – all put together made for a striking package,  that would steal hearts. I am talking of the time when films like ‘Baazi’ and ‘Jaal’ and ‘Taxi Driver’ continued to be popular in re runs, and continued to be discussed as iconic films. This popular set of films was shown more than once on TV, and it would be a gala Saturday/Sunday when a Dev Anand film was scheduled. Those were days when the weekly film shows were split across the two last days of the week. And needless to say, the break was very irritating. 🙂
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“Haseena”(1955) was directed by J P Advani for Shabaab Productions. The movie had Jairaj, Shyama, Krishna Kumari, Amarnath, Manmohan Krishna, Durga Khote etc. in it.
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“Chaalbaaz”(1969) was directed by Kamral for Rainbow Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Dara Singh, Sanjana, Ullhas, Shyam Kumar, Meenaxi, Vijay Kumar, Habib, Tiwari etc in it.
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“Chaalbaaz”(1969) was directed by Kamran for Rainbow Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Dara Singh, Sanjana, Ullhas, Shyam Kumar, Meenaxi, Vijay Kumar, Habib, Tiwari etc in it.
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“Dhamki”(1973) was produced by T H Shah and directed by Parwez Malik. It was a typical masala action movie of 1970s starring Vinod Khanna, Kumkum, Shyam Kumar, Helen, Meena T., Mehmood Junior, Bela Bose, Subhash Ghai, Ramesh Deo, Jayshree T.,Imtiaz, Ranjeet, Shetty 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.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for more than nine years. This blog has over 13400 song posts by now.

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