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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

Today’s song is an evergreen Bhajan by Mohammad Rafi, from the film ‘Narsi Bhagat’-57. The Music Director was Ravi-one of the few composers in HFM, who could be equated with Melody with certainty.
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“Chhota Bhai” (1949) was directed by Kartik Chatterji for New Theatres,Calcutta. The movie had Molina Devi, Rajlakshmi, Shakur, Pal Mahendra, Maya Bose, Asit Sen, AH Shor, Khursheed, Chhabi Rai, Tulsi Chakravarty, Manorama, Natwar, Asha, etc. in it.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Sureeli Suman – 21
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Produced by Gulshan Kumar under ‘T Series’ by Super Cassettes Industries Limited,
an album ‘He Govind He Gopal’ with Suman Kalyanpur’s sureele devotional offerings. The album had ten gems out of which four have already been discussed, in this musical Blog. This is the fifth one, so with this, half of that Album will be covered, still a long way before Hari Ichchha permitting, I complete the list.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

PAAPI (1943) was produced by Satish Batra under the banner of Batra Productions, Lahore. The film was directed by Majnu. The star cast included Madhuri, Zahoor Raja, Majnu, Salma, Satish Batra, Moti, etc. I do not have much idea about the story line of the film. In a snippet appearing in one of the ‘Filmindia’ issues of 1943, there was an indication that it was a story built around the life of a sinner who had embarked upon his vicious design and poisoning the society. Probably, the film must have ended with the sinner getting reformed.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

Happy Navaratri, Dussehra to all in Atuldom

Today is the second last day or the penultimate day of the Sharad Navaratr also simply called Navaratri? We worship the mother goddess in her various forms viz: Shakti or Durga along with Lakshmi and Saraswati. But I am not going to describe the festival and the rituals attached with it here. Some parts of the country celebrate Dussehra as the day when Lord Rama vanquished the ten headed Demon- King Raavan. This is usually preceded by the Ram Leela being staged in some parts of the country. Lets us summarise to say that Navaratri is the festival where the good is supposed to triumph over the Evil.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

Sureeli Suman – 19
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In 1995, Gulshan Kumar, owner of ‘T Series’, under the name of ‘Super Cassettes Industries’ published this Devotional Album by Suman Kalyanpur titled ‘Hey Govind Hey Gopal’. Gulshan Kumar had many Music composers and Lyricists on his regular payroll. Like a factory these artists churned out songs after songs and they were stored as a bank of songs for any situations for whichever producer wanted them.
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Today (1 october 2016) is the 110th birth anniversary of S D Burman (1 october 1906- 31 october 1975). He made his debut as a music director in Hindi movies in 1946 (some half a decade prior to the beginning of golden era of HFM) and bowed out in 1975 (some half a decade before the end of the golden era of HFM). So it can be said that S D Burman was one of those music directors who was in the thick of action for much of the golden era of HFM. In fact, he was one of the major contributors to the golden era of HFM.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

Lata’s Songs NOT YET covered on our Blog – 12
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‘Sajni’, a 1956 black and white social film was produced under the banner of Golden Pictures, Bombay by Isabel Cliford and PR Patkar. The film was directed by Vasant Rao Painter. The music, the main highlight off the film, was by the great Sudhir Phadke (popularly known as “Babuji’) with the assistance of Shri Jog.
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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.

… a lilting voice […]
falling softer than petals from blown roses on the grass,
and then lingering on and echoing endlessly…

(excerpted from an article by Anup Kumar Pande, published in the Hindu dated December 17, 2004).

A description more decent, more appropriate, I have not been able to find, or even be able to conjure up. The word ‘grace’, characterizes this persona, in ways more than one. And in all ways, nothing more appropriate would appeal – the ‘grace’ of the Almighty, that was gifted to her; the ‘grace’ with which she carried this gift through a lifetime that can only be described as matchlessly supreme; and the ‘grace’ with which she conducted her life, and herself, in an era wherein being blemish-less is a dream accomplishment.
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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.

Greetings to all friends and readers for the most auspicious celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi.  Today is the day of birth of Ganesh ji.  It the fourth day of the waxing cycle of the moon, in the month of Bhadrapad, also known as ‘bhaadon’. Today starts the eleven days of special worship of Ganesh ji. Most households would have brought into their homes, the colorful Ganesh icons. Thus starts the visit, of this elephant headed Dev, to the households of the believers and the faithful. And there He shall stay anywhere from one day to eleven days, as per plans for specific household.
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