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

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Today is the birth anniversary of our beloved Kishore Kumar, lovingly called Kishoreda by many. Had he been alive today, he would have turned 87.
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“Ek Armaan Mera” (1959) was a Filmistan Production. It was directed by Gunjal. The movie had P Kailash, Jayshree Gadkar, Sohan Kapila, Malika, Manju etc in it.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Here is another song from the Film “Aradhana” which I like a lot. Actually in this genre of songs my favourite is “mere ghar aayi ek nanhi pari” from “Kabhi Kabhi” which is already posted, and the post in written by Lalitha ji.
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There are many well known songs from yesteryears that are not yet discussed. In some cases, I am aware about this fact. In other cases, I was under the impression that these songs were already discussed.
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Here is a song that I had never heard before. I became aware of this song only because of the farmaish for this song.
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“Dil Bhi Tera Ham Bhi Tere” (1960) was a movie that had Balraj Sahni and Usha Kiran in lead roles. Dharmendra made his debut in this movie.
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When one talks of “Dard” (1947), one is mostly reminded on the immortal song “Afsaana likh rahi hoon dile bekaraar ka” which took the nation by storm. It was sung by Umadevi (later known as Tuntun) and picturised on Munawwar Sultana.
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“Barsaat ki ek raat” (1981) had some awesome songs in it. The tunes of these songs were magical,and the songs were sung very nicely by the singers, namely Kishore Kumar and Lata.
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Rajshri productions had hit upon a sureshot formula for success in the decade of 1970s. They would make movies for a small target audience who wanted to watch love stories full of nice songs and heartwarming plots. This was a winning formula because love stories by definition required new faces ( and as such Rajshri Productions saved money on hiring big name actors). In these movies, story and music were the real stars and Rajshri productions had built up a small loyal audience for their movies.
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“Kaala Bazaar” (1960) was a movie featuring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rahman. This movie had some nice songs.
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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 eight years. This blog has over 12400 song posts by now.

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