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Lata’s Songs NOT YET covered on our Blog – 2

‘Subhadra’ (1946) produced by Prafulla Pictures, Bombay and directed by Vinayak, is a mythological film with the star-cast consisting of  Prem Adeeb, Shanta Apte, Meenakshi, Shantarin, Usha Mantri, Prabhakar, Majumdar, Ishwarlal, Yakub, Salvi, Jog, Daamu Anna Mavlankar, Nimbalkar and Lata Mangeshkar.  Three lyricists, Pt. Indra, Pt. Sudarshan and Moti BA, had written the songs of this film, and the music was set by veteran Vasant Desai.  It is a well-known fact that before becoming a full time playback singer, Lata acted in few Marathi and Hindi films for financial need to support her family.
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“Geet” (1970) was produced and directed by Ramanand Sagar. This movie had Rajendra Kumar, Mala Sinha, Kumkum, Bhagwan, Sujit Kumar, Nazir Hussain, Daisy Irani, Manmohan Krishna, Tuntun, Chaman Puri etc in it.
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“Nayi Roshni” (1967) was a Vasu Films production. It was produced by Vasu Menon and directed by C V Sridhar. Starcast had names like Ashok kumar, Sulochana Latkar, Raaj Kumar,Mala Sinha, Tanuja, Biswajeet, Jyotilaxmi, SaileshKumar, Pahadi Sanyal, Asit Sen, Mahendra, Pratima Devi, Chaman Puri, Anwar Hussain, Bhanumati, Aruna Irani etc.
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In Hindi movies, there are songs for all occasions including songs meant to assuage the hurt feelings of the beloved. Now, how can one go about assuaging the hurt felings of one’s beloved ? The common and gentlemanly method is to say sorry. But then Hindi movie heroes (like Government employees) 🙂 can never see the errors of their ways and cannot say sorry. Even when they say sorry then do not mean it. In a railway station, one listens to the announcement saying ” The train is running late. We are sorry for the inconvenience”. The announcer hardly sounds sorry while making this announcement.
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Hindi movie songs are reputed to be sung by the hero and heroine while running around trees. But what happens when the lady has injured herself and is unable to even walk, let alone run ? Does the hero abandon her and runs around trees with some other lady ? Not if the hero is Sunil Dutt. Sunil Dutt is one hero who would take care of his ladies in their moments of need.
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Nirupa Roy is known among movie watchers as the actress playing long suffering mother of Amitabh Bachchan in several movies of 1970s. But that is not how she began her career. She was a lead actress in hindi movies for much of 1950s and 1960s, before age caught up with her and she began playing those Maa roles.
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The more one listens to the songs of “Ham Dono” (1961), the more admiration one feels for the creators of the music of this movie.
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