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

Archive for the ‘"Gramophone" song’ Category

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Today (10 december 2014) is the thirteenth death anniversary of Ashok Kumar (13 october 1911- 10 december 2001). Ashok Kumar was the original superstar of Hindi movies who earned this status in 1943 with “Kismat”(1943). Ashok Kumar’s film career began in 1930s and spanned the entire 20th century. He played all kinds of roles as an actor. He was much more than an actor, though. He was a movie produced as well. And he was well connected (through marriages) to lots and lots of major personalities of Hindi movies. In fact, if you are a trivia buff, then you can find that he was connected (through marriages) to people like Ravindranath Tagore, Prithviraj Kapoor etc in addition to the more obvious people like Mukherjis, Samarths etc. And he was of course the elder brother of Anoop Kumar and Kishore Kumar.
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“Jailor” (1958) was a Minerva Movietone pictures production. It was directed by Sohrab Modi. The movie had Sohrab Modi, Geeta Bali, Kamini Kaushal, Pratima Devi, Abhi Bhattacharya, Nana Palsikar, Daisy Irani, Raj Kumar, E. Tarapore etc in it.
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Here is a very old song from a movie called “Sunahre Din” (1949). In this song, one can see how a gramophone player looked like those days.
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