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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.

The strongest image that remains in the mind is that of the film director Sinha Saab, a bedraggled man in tattered garments, with ruffled grey hair and white beard, a leathery skin on face lined with wrinkles that appeared much before time – a young person who aged too rapidly for his years. With help of a walking stick, he climbs down from the shadows of the scaffolding where he has perched himself, watching the action on the floor below – the same floor where once, not too long ago, he was the ringmaster, and everyone bowed to him. Not anymore. Today, he is a ‘has been’, who lost his touch of Midas, and the same world that once clamored to him, has quickly forgotten and relegated him, literally, to the garbage heap.

With difficulty, he negotiates the narrow ladders that lead down from the scaffolding to the studio floor. Once there, he shuffles to the chair, his chair, in the days of glory; the chair with the word ‘Director’ written across its back. He sits. And then he is immobile, never to get up again, never to wake up.

When the crowd of workers return after lunch, everyone is shocked to see this grimy old man, sitting motionless in the director’s chair. Everyone is known to him, but today no one recognizes him, now that he is gone. None, save one light-boy, who remembers and recognizes his earliest benefactor – Sinha Saab.

The power of these images and these sequences now have a cult following, not only in India but worldwide. Remembering Guru Dutt on his seventy seventh anniversary. (9th July)
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“Mere Huzoor” (1968) was a Movie Moghul production. It was directed by Vinod Kumar. The movie had Mala Sinha, Raj Kumar, Jeetendra, Indira, Manorama, Parveen Paul, Ram Mohan, Surekha, Zeb Rehman, David Abraham, Johnny Walker, K N Singh, Manju etc in it.
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“Main Bhi Ladki Hoon”(1964) was directed by A C Trilokchandar for A V M Productions, Bombay. According to HFGK, this movie had Meena Kumari, Dharmendra, S V RangaRao, Balraj Sahni, Rajan, Om Prakash, Pushplata, Bhagwan, Manorama, Mohan Choti, Kammo, Umesh Sharma etc. in it.
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“Chaacha Chaudhary” (1953) was directed by Raja Paranjpe for Kardar Production. The movie had Durga Khote, Raja Paranjpe, Shashikala, Kamal Mehra, Rajan, Maruti, Dhumal, Banerji etc in it.
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“Chhote Sarkar”(1974) was directed by K Shankar for Pinky Films, Bombay. The movie had Shammi Kapoor, Sadhna, Shashikala, Sulochana, Sunder, Helen, Shammi, Asit Sen, Jagdish Raj, Rashid Khan, Uma Dutt, Rajan Kapoor etc.
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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.

Hullo to all in atuldom

So today is a very special day…the Happy Birthday of our collective favourite….. Mohd. Rafi. Is there any one who is not aware of this!
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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.

Missing Films of 1960s – 7
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As we are moving into the 1960s, exploring for the films that are yet to be showcased on our blog, I have already introduced 4 films from 1961 and then I had moved into 1962, adding 2 films for that year.  But with today’s post, I revert back to 1961. Clearly, there is one more film from 1961 that I missed. The film is ‘Zamaana Badal Gaya’. Its songs are available, and had not yet been introduced here.  An oversight on my part.
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This article is written by K Satish Shenoy, 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.

With ASAD covering 11K + songs till date, finding a new song to present, also having a link/sound track to attach, becomes more and more involved/difficult task for a contributor. I am sure one of the simple joys for the contributors must be (I am only a new entrant to the tribe) to locate one. And, if it happens to be a popular song it is an icing on the cake.

Here I am with such a joyful find. Like others have expressed it at times: “How come this song has escaped being presented?”
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“Akeli Mat Jaiyyo” (1963) was a Ranjit Film Company production. It was directed by Nandlal Jaswantlal. The movie had Rajendra Kumar, Meena Kumari, Minoo Mumtaz, Agha, Leela Misra, Sulochana, Prem Kumar etc in it.
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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.

HAPPY DASHEHRA TO ALL READERS.

This is a season of Festivals in India. First it was Shri Ganesh ji, now it is Durga mata and soon it will be Deepavali. In between there was an Eid also. Later there will be Christmas, followed by Sankranti,then Holi and then……
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