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Mention of the name Mohammed Shafi brings to mind some timeless and peerless classics.  The immortal lorie song “Koi Pukare Dhire Se Tujhe” from ‘Mangu’ (1954), is a composition that is difficult to forget.

Remembering music director Mohammed Shafi on the anniversary of his passing away today (30 April).
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I have discussed as many as six songs from this movie. Despite discussing so many songs from this movie, not much was known about it. But now we know the detailed story of this movie.
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“Pugree” (1948) is a movie that had Amar, Wasti, Kamini Kaushal, Dikshit,Shashikala, Gope, Pratima Devi, Ram Avtaar etc in it.

This movie had some nice songs in it which were sung by Mukesh, Sitara Kanpuri and Shamshad Begam. I have so far discussed three songs from this movie.
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I have often mentioned that the Hindi that one got to listen to in Hindi movies is not the same that I studied in my Hindi classes during my school days. The Hindi taught in the school was chaste Hindi whose vocabulary was mainly derived from Sanskrit. The Hindi, as used by Government of India is also of the same nature. On the other hand, the Hindi spoken in Hindi movies contained words that were not familiar to Hindi speakers. For instance, the language used in expressing the feelings of heart in Hindi movies is different from the language used in textbook Hindi.
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Hindi movies have several songs of the genre where the hero has a broken heart aften being betrayed in love. This genre of songs often tend to become repetitive after a while as far as their lyrics are concerned. The phrase “Toota huaa dil” viz “broken heart” often figures mandatorily in these songs.If one has heard one broken heart song, one may have heard them all- that is what often appears to music lovers.
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When I was growing up as a kid in late 1960s and early 1970s, I noticed that old movie makers tended to give their movies the same title as the titles of new movies. 🙂 When radio announcer announced songs from “Andaaz”, “Aankhen”,”Aarzoo”,”Adaalat”, “Parwarish” etc, I expected to listen to songs from the newer movies of 1960s and 1970s and I was very upset when the songs played were from old movies of 1940s and 1950s, which were boring by my definition.
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“Shair” (1949) is a treasure trove of nice songs.I have so far discussed five songs from this movie. There are man more songs in this movie that need to be discussed in these pages.
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The farmaish of this song from “Aadmi” (1968) was given by Lalitha today.This is a kind of song where getting the lyrics right is a straightforward task without much challenge and so here is the song, in double quick time.
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This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor of articles to this blog

Do Badan (1966) may not be the best-known movie of its times but at least in the songs department it could hold its head up with pride. A lively Asha solo, a typical Lata solo and three Rafi solo songs, all of which are heart-wrenching. Yes, the songs of this movie, written by Shakeel Badayuni and composed by Ravi, were certainly the highlights of this movie.
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“Anokhi Ada” to me was a movie of 1970s starring Jeetendra and Vinod Khanna, but I came to know that there was another movie of this name in 1948 too. Why did these oldtimers choose the same name as a new movie and then had some boring music in that- this is what I used to think in 1970s.
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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 eight years. This blog has over 13200 song posts by now.

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