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

Directed by Raj Khosla, Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978) was a Nutan-Vijay Anand-Asha Parekh starrer with the last named being the “Tulsi” of the plot. It’s also known for Lataji’s evergreen title song Main tulsi tere aangan ki – which is already on this Blog.
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This article is written by Shekhar Gupta, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

My curiosity in the Keshav Talpade directed Tigress (1948) was piqued when Mr. Sudhir Kapur posted the patriotic number Hum iss zameen ke hain from this film on the occasion of India’s Republic Day a couple of days ago.
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This article is written by Shekhar Gupta, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Following the passing away of Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar recently on 11 Dec 2012, his phenomenally gifted first wife Annapurna Devi and his talented daughter Anoushka came under renewed focus. His eldest brother Padma Vibhushan Late Uday Shankar, an acclaimed dancer and choreographer of his day, was also very much in the mention.
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This article is written by Shekhar Gupta, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Music director Rai Chand Boral (1903-81) is credited with bringing playback to Hindi cinema with the number “Main khush hona chaahoon khush ho na sakoon”, a chorus song in the New Theatre production Dhoop Chhaaon (1935). A personna no less than the doyen of Hinsustani Cine Sangeet, the late Anil Biswas, reportedly complimented Boral, recepient of the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1978, as the Father of Indian Cinema Music.
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This article is written by Shekhar Gupta, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Filmistan’s Durgesh Nandini (1956) was an adaptation of the first ever Bengali novel Durgeshnondini. Published in 1865, it was written by none other than Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, immortalized as the composer of India’s national songVande Mataram.
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This article is written by Shekhar Gupta, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

The Shammi-Arjun starrer Malhaar (1951), which was conceived by S.K.Pal and directed by Harish, was first of the two films produced under the banner of Darling Films by singer Mukesh (the other being “Anuraag” in 1956). It had a young and largely inexperienced cast and crew, for many of whom it was their debut vehicle. The film was a showpiece of technical brilliance, especially the taut and precise editing by S. Prabhakar and deft cinematography by M. Rajaram, considering the equipment available to him in that era.
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This article is written by Shekhar Gupta, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

A year before she arrived at the zenith of playback singing with Aayega aane waala in Mahal (1949), a still-teenage Lataji vocalized her first ghazal – the mind-blowing Dil-e-naashaad ko jeene ki hasrat ho gayee tumse under the baton of Hansraj Bahl in Chunariya (1948). Her superb rendition of this none-too-easy a number with expression, enunciation and mastery on its many murkis in all octaves is just breath-taking.
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This article is written by Shekhar Gupta, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

With Kundan Lal Saigal towering above every other male singing star and singer of his era, it was inevitable that many a new-comer tried to sing in the Saigal idiom in the 1940s. Mukesh got noticed sounding like Saigal in Dil jalta hai to jalne de in Pehli Nazar (1945); the self-confessed Saigal devotee Kishore Kumar sang Marne ki duaayen kyun maangoon in Ziddi (1948) and Jagmag-jagmag karta nikla chaand poonam ka pyaara in Ziddi (1949) in the Saigal style; C. H. Atma always sounded like Saigal.
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This article is written by Shekhar Gupta, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

The 1950s was the decade when Sur Saraswati Lata Mangeshkar showered scores of melodious gems on the music lovers which have defied time to linger in their memory like pangs of the first-love.
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This article is written by Shekhar Gupta, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

The Kidar Sharma-directed Jhaanjar (1953) was a joint venture of music director C Ramchandra and actor Om Prakash under the banner of New Sai Productions. Despite a star cast comprising Motilal, Kamini Kaushal, Om Prakash, Sajjan, Usha Kiran, KN Singh, Sunder, Protima Devi and Sheela Naik, it bombed at the box-office. But its melodies have survived the ravages of time.
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