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Archive for the ‘Manna Dey – Shamshad Begam’ Category

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Today’s song is from a less heard film called Lal Batti-57. The film is making its debut on the blog with an extraordinary song, least expected from a composer who was known for melodious soft tunes based on either Raag or Robindra Sangeet….. Salil Chowdhari. The unlikely singers of this peculiar song are Shamshad Begum and Manna Dey.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

aaj phir jeene ki tamanna hai
aaj phir marne ka irada hai

No better words to express the exuberance and the playfulness of a liberated spirit. A poet’s dream and life’s illustration in reality, all anxieties and caution thrown to the winds and the desires to live the life the way it should be. These words from the pen of Shailendra, and numerous other such gems, of all moods and flavors, embellish the Hindi film screen for 160+ films across two decades. A poet par excellence, Shailendra was a rebel spirit meshed in a romantic mould, whose understanding and expression of human emotions and situations is second to none.
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“Bewaqoof” (1960), as the name suggests, was a comedy movie which unfortunately has been forgotten with time. This movie had Kishore Kumar and I S Johar as lead actors cum comedians. Mala Sinha was also there in this movie.
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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.

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