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There was a time when we used to discuss songs on the occasion of anni9versaries of artists. That practice is no longer as common now a days as used to be the case. Things are slow in the blog at the moment, but one should not be surprised if we soon pick up pace once again. At this juncture my time is being taken up in other matters. Not that I have not spent time on the blog. I have spent good amount of time in background work, and the results of that may have escaped the attention of most. Some of the result of my work is available on the blog for those who may have noticed it (like for instance Sudhir Ji and Mr Sadanand Kamath, for instance). Then there are other background work whose results are not reflected yet in the blog, but they are there with me and they will enable me to go about futute posying of songs in a more systematic and streamlined manner.
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Sometimes you wonder why a song becomes a huge hit. And at other times, you wonder why a song doesn’t.

Today, as I write this post, I am left to ponder on why this song did not become as huge a hit as, in my opinion, it deserved to. The only explanation I can come up with is that the film tanked badly at the box office. And as we know, many a song has suffered purely because the film itself didn’t do well.
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“Paise Ki Gudiya”(1974), often confused with “Mom Ki Gudiya”(1972), was directed by Brij for S R Movies, Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Saira Bano, Navin Nischol, Padma Khanna, Asrani, Sulochana, Sapru, Naaz, Shetty, Murad, Radheshyam, B Perera, Nazir Kashmiri etc in it.
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Today (5 january 2016) is the death anniversary of C Ramchandra (12 january 1918- 5 january 1982).

Here is a song from “Zindagi Aur Maut”(1965) on this occasion. This movie was directed by N A Ansari for Bundelkhand Pictures. The movie had Pradeep Kumar, Faryal, N. A. Ansari, Anwar Hussein, Nasreen, Johnny Walker, Bela Bose etc in it.
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“Chhaliya”(1973) was produced by Sudesh Raj Gupta and directed by Mukul Dutt. The movie had Navin Nischol, Shatrughan Sinha, Nanda, Helen, Jairaj, Sajjan, Asrani, Manmohan, Bhagwan, Rajendra Nath, Sujit Kumar etc in it.
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“Chhaliya”(1973), though a later offering as compared to the well known “Chhaliya”(1959), has ended up becoming an obscure movie. “Chhaliya”(1973) was produced by Sudesh Raj Gupta and directed by Mukul Dutt. The movie had Navin Nischol, Shatrughan Sinha, Nanda, Helen, Jairaj, Sajjan, Asrani, Manmohan, Bhagwan, Rajendra Nath, Sujit Kumar etc in it. The makers of this movie had bet “wisely” as they had signed up Navin Nischol in lead role, who looked the next big star ( apparently following in the foot steps of Rajesh Khanna). The fact that that film fell flat at the box office had several side effects. Apart from the fact that Navin Nischol failed to liveup to his early promise was one, and the fact that Nanda’s days as a leading lady in Hindi movies(that was looking up after the suceess of “The Train” in 1970) came to a grinding halt.
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The decade of the 1950s is called “The Golden 50s”. Within the decade 1957 was the brightest Diamond. The year brought a deluge of meaningful, entertaining and musical films. The Indian audience truly bathed in Ecstasy and exhilaration to enjoy such a variety of joyous feast of optical and aural treat !
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Fabulous Foot Tappers – 1
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The write up on this music director by AK ji (see here) opens with the lead in comment, that “. . . his music towers over his films”.  I am whole heartedly in agreement with this comment.  As he goes on to say that just “. . . one song of his – “Paas Baitho Tabiyat Bahal Jaayegi” (‘Punarmilan’, 1964) sung by Rafi Sb is enough to give him immortality.”  And then one reviews the list of films with him as the music director – ‘Main Aur Mera Bhai’ (1961), ‘Punar Milan’ (1964), ‘Ek Saal Pehle’ (1965), ‘Chale Hain Sasural’ (1966), ‘Suhsila’ (1966) aka ‘Subah Zaroor Aayegi’ (1977), and then of course the iconic ‘Jai Santoshi Maa’ (1975) – the film that gave its run for the money, in a stiff competition to the big time grosser of the same year (viz. ‘Sholay’), and still continues to be on the list top grossing films of all time.  About two decades of active work in the industry, with just sixteen films listed against his name.  But then, as AK ji says, it is just one song that confers immortality on him.

Remembering music director C Arjun on the anniversary of his passing away today (30 April).
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MISSING GEMS FROM THE GOLDEN 50s… Song No. 12
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Today’s song is from the 1957 film Ustad.

Ustad was one of those Detective movies that Ashok Kumar has become a specialist in. He was the undisputed choice of all film makers for this genre of films. He too did justice to such films. However, may be due to his age or looks, or due to the nature of this genre, his Heroines in these films were often from the second rung or or else his old companions like Nalini Jaywant, Kamini Kaushal etc. Kumkum, Geeta Gali, and some such actresses acted with him in such movies. Of course Madhubala and even Nutan acted with him in such films.
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“Oomar Qaid” (1961) was produced by Super pictures and directed by Aspi Irani. This movie had Sheikh Mukhtar, Sudhir, Nazima, Helen, Mukri, Hiralal, Sulochana, Mohan Choti, Jeevankala etc in it.
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