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

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When we look back at the past, we tend to wear rosy glasses and look back into the past only selectively. The past is not always all that glorious, as we tend to believe.
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I have been posting the songs of “Sargam” (1950) here these days. It is while posting these songs that I am discovering these songs for the first time. What wonderful songs these are ! And I am also surprised at the number of such songs. There are at least a dozen such songs, and all of them just mind boggling. And it is just as mind boggling to realise that this movie has been forgotten today.
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The movie “Masoom” (1960) is known for the immortal song “Naani teri morni ko mor le gaye”.
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Rajesh Khanna was the reigning superstar in early 1970s and Kishore Kumar was the reigning king among male playback singer. and both of them has annexed their crowns almost at the same time.
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“Asli Naqli” (1962) was a movie starring Dev Anand.
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It is a very common public lament that things were going from bad to worse, and people then long for the “good old day” when things were so nice.
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“Do Raaste” was a musical blockbuster. It had great songs sung by Rafi, Lata, and Kishore Kumar. But it was Mukesh who got to sing the Title song, and needless to say, this song too is just as popular as the other songs of this movie. Mukesh has sung this song full of pathos, as was his wont.
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Here is a fantastic song from “Gharonda”. Neither the movie, nor the song were mainstream ones by the standards of 1977, but this song and this movie struck the right chords in the hearts of the audience.
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We are told that olden days were golden days and that the present day are much worse. The days of Ram Rajya were the stuff of dreams, and the present age of Kalyug has seen deterioration in human values, we are told.
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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.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for more than nine years. This blog has over 13700 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 3400 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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