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“Bhai Bahan” seemed to be a popular title for a Hindi movie in the distant past. No less than three movies of this title were released in 1950, 1959 and 1969 respectively, at approximately 10 years interval. Songs from all these three movies have been discussed in the blog.
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“Mashaal” (1950) is a movie That had Ashok Kumar, Sumitra Devi and Rooma Devi in lead roles. This movie had some nice songs in it including the song Upar gagan vishaal which launched Manna Dey’s career as a playback singer.
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It is popularly believed that Sajjad Hussain composed songs in 14 movies and that his last musical composition came in 1963. That is not correct. Sajjad Hussain composed music in 17 movies and the last time he composed music in a movie was in 1977.
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I have not posted a song featuring Madhubala for quite song time now. Here is one such song from her earlier days.
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“1942, A love story” (1993) was a movie where the music saved the day for the movie. The songs of this movie were reminishent of 1960s where music tended to be a major attraction of movies.
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I have heard this song several times in the past and I thought it must be a song from 1950s. But it turns out to be a song of 1961 and it is from “Shola Aur Shabnam”.
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“Amar” (1954) was a movie starring Dilip Kumar, Nimmi and Madhubala. Few people today may have heard abut this movie. But as happened with many old movies of those days, this movie too has some very nice songs.
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I have already mentioned that the movie “Dosti” (1964) was made memorable thanks to its music. Rafi sang some immortal songs in this movie and Laxmikant Pyarelal’s career was launched big time with this movie.
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This is a song from Didi (1959) and what a song it is ! It is sung by a female voice other than the usual names. It is Sudha Malhotra who has sung this song. Not just singing, she was also the music director of this song. Lyrics were written by Sahir Ludhianvi.
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“pyaar kia to darna kya” is easily one of the most well known lines from Bollywood movie songs. Shakeel Badayuni’s lyrics for this movie in general and this song in particular have passed into folklore.
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What is this blog all about

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 over ELEVEN years. This blog has over 15400 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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Movies with all their songs covered =1180
Total Number of movies covered =4243

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