Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

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As per IMDb site, the earliest film with the title ‘Laila Majnu’ was released in 1922 followed by another film with the same title in 1927. After the advent of talkies, ‘Laila Majnu’ was released in 1931 (I & II), 1945, 1953 and 1976. There were films with the title ‘Laila Majnu’ made in Telugu and Malayalam as well which were released in 1949 and 1962 respectively. Today I am presenting a song in the qawwali format from the film LAILA MAJNU (1945). An abridged version of the film with lots of cuts is available on YT.
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“Balam” (1949) was a Wadia Movietone Production. It was produced by Homi Wadia. The movie had Wasti, Nigar Sultana, Suraiya, Masood, Jayant, Agha etc in it.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

I had played my 78 RPM record (No. N.52584) of the song ‘ajab hai daastaan teri ae zindagi’ from the film ‘Shararat’ (1959) umpteen times on my record player in my younger days. But it did not occurr to me at that time that there was something amiss about this song. It was much later I came to know that in this song, Mohammed Rafi had given playback for Kishore Kumar. .
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Love songs in Bollywood movies have often used “Chaand” to good effect. In such songs, “Chaand” symbolised beauty, what with female face being compared with “Chaand” (moon) and chaandni (moonlight) being used as a romantic backdrop for some memorable songs.
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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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