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

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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

It is the general belief that there is a hindi film song for every situation. There are also a host of fans of Rafi sahab who believe that there is a Rafi song every possible situation conceivable. But I was astonished to see this song from the film ‘ Hamlet ‘(1954). I saw this song for the first time some days back couldn’t believe it is being sung by the grave diggers. They are digging the grave and singing this happy sounding song talking of ‘badarwa’ ‘purwaiyya’ ‘doliyaa sajaayi’ ‘shaadi rachaayi’ etc. I have seen some songs which are morbid to look at and are playing in the background while a funeral is taking place or even when someone is on the deathbed. But was not expecting to find a song with actual grave digging. This must be unique and one of its kind song. It is true that anything can happen in a Hindi film.
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