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We all know the meaning of the word “Bhaand”; for those not conversant with colloquial Hindi; googling the word throws up meanings —Clown, Mimic, Comedian etc. “Bhaands” are also traditionally folk entertainers which might mean a storyteller, minstrels, dancers, actors, impressionists etc. Most bhaands belong to families that are engaged in folk entertainment as their hereditary profession, their specific art forms vary greatly by region, community and language. The term bhaand itself can also mean either a specific dramatic story or an entire form/school of drama.
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“Paalki” (1967) is a Poonam Pictures presentation. It was directed by Mahesh Kaul and S U Sunny. The movie had Rajendra Kumar,Waheeda Rehman,Rehman, Johnny Walker, Murad, Rashid Khan, Nazir Hussain, Manmohan Krishna, Minoo Mumtaz, Pratima Devi etc in it.
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Today (25 june 2016) is the birth anniversary of Madan Mohan (25 june 1924- 14 july 1975). We are discussing a few songs composed by Madan Mohan on this occasion.

Here is a song from “Ilzaam”(1954). This movie was produced and directed by R C Talwar. The movie had Meena Kumari, Kishore Kumar, Shammi, Randheer, Meera Devi, Amar, Jagdish Kamal, Om Prakash, Jagdish Sethi etc in it.
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“Laal Batti”(1957) was directed by Balraj Sahni and Krishn Chopra for Cine CooperativesLimited, Bombay. this movie had Mala Sinha, Balraj Sahni, Shashikala, Jawahar Kaul, Kamal, Rashid Khan, Sulochana (Ruby Meyers), Baij Sharma, Pal Mahendra, Brahm Bhardwaj, Bishan Khanna etc in it.
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Today (9 june 2016) happens to be the 26th death anniversary of Asad Bhopali (10 july 1921- 9 june 1990 ). The acronym of this blog ( Atul song a day) also reads ASAD. That way, many of us in this blog regard Asad Bhopali as the patron saint lyricist of this blog.:)
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Forgotten Melodies of the 1940s – 41
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GEET GOVIND (1947) was a film based on the epic poem ‘Geeta Govinda’ written by the 12th century Sanskrit poet Jayadeva, depicting the divine love of Radha and Krishna. This work is considered to be an important milestone in the Bhakti movement of Hinduism.
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“Abhimaan”(1957) was directed by Mahesh Kaul for Filmistaan Limited, Bombay. The movie had Ameeta, Shekhar, Chand Usmani, Mehmood, Nazeer Hussain, Badri Prasad, Leela Mishra, Shakuntala, Sheila Vaz, Vitthaldas Panchotiya, Indira Bansal, Kusum Thakur, Ramavtaar, Yakub etc in it.
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Today’s song is from a less heard film called Lal Batti-57. The film is making its debut on the blog with an extraordinary song, least expected from a composer who was known for melodious soft tunes based on either Raag or Robindra Sangeet….. Salil Chowdhari. The unlikely singers of this peculiar song are Shamshad Begum and Manna Dey.
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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 36 # Manna Dey (Solo) – 1
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Veer Chhatrsaal – 1971
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‘Veer Chhatrasaal-1971’ was directed by Harsukh Bhatt for Shree Ganesh Films, Bombay. As the ‘title’ suggests this film was a ‘Historical’ genre film and based on the life of the Great Warrior of Bundela Maharaj Chhatrasaal (4 May-1649 – 20 December 1731) who established his own kingdom ‘Bundelkhand’.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

It was because of the Google logo that I became aware that it was ‘World Earth Day’ on 22 april 2016. The next day (23 april 2016) the same google had William Shakespeare on its logo. Our Maheshji had also shared a screen shot of the google page that morning on our WhatsApp group. And on closer research I found that it was the death anniversary of William Shakespeare on that day.
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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 12200 song posts by now.

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