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Today’s song is from film Ratnavali-45. Not a very well known name. Even in those days,it was not a film known by many ! But it had very good songs. This was a costume film made by Amar Pictures.

Amar Pictures was owned by Chimanlal Desai- who had established Sagar movietone in 1930 along with Dr. Ambalal Patel. Both were actually in Distribution business, but they entered film production line with the help of Ardeshir Irani of Imperial Film Company. Dr. Patel left Sagar around 1936 to go back to his Distribution business again and Chimanlal left Sagar in 1939 to form National Studios, joining hands with RCA’s Yusuf Fazalbhoy.
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“Anokhi Ada” (1948) was a Mehboob Production movie. It was produced and directed by Mehboob Khan. The movie had Surendra, Naseem Bano, Prem Adeeb, Cuckoo, Bhudo Advani, Nawab, Zeb Qureshi, Reehan, Pratima Devi, Murad, Amir Banoo, Wasker, Abdul, Haroon, Master Ghulam Mohamed etc in it.
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