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Today’s song is from a well known film ‘Baadbaan’ (1954). Well known for the simple reason that this was the last film coming from a one-time giant film studio Bombay Talkies. it was the last ditch effort of all the well wishers and workers of Bombay Talkies to save the company from closing down. Unfortunately the effort did not succeed and it was curtains for Bombay Talkies with this movie.
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“Jai Singh”(1959) was directed by D Yoganand for R R Productions, Madras. It was the dubbed version of Telugu hit movie “Jaysimha”(1955). The movie had N T Ramarao, Waheeda Rehman, Anjali Devi, S V Rangarao, Relangi, Ghummadi, Kantha Ro, K V S Sharma, Rajnala, Rushyendra Mani etc in it.
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“Sapan Suhaane”(1961) was directed by Kedar Kapoor for K R Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Balraj Sahni, Geeta Bali, Bhagwan, Kamini Kadam, Chandrashekhar, K N singh, Leela Mishra, Parveen Paul, Samson, Ram Mohan, Helen etc in it.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

Today’s song is from a film called ‘Shiv Kanya’ (1954). The title may surprise some readers. Did Bhagwan Shiv ji have a daughter? Some people may brush it off thinking that it is yet another fruit of the fertile imagination of the “story department” of the production house. Can’t blame them either, because film makers are known experts in creating close relatives of popular film characters. Some examples are ‘Son of Aladdin’ (1939), ‘Daughter of Hatimtai’ (1940 and 1955) or even ‘Son of Zimbo’ (1966). Poor Alladin or Hatimtai would not be even knowing that they had a son or a daughter !

However, as far as mythological film subjects are concerned, there is absolutely no need to imagine or cook up stories, because the old scriptures like Puraanas provide varied situations for making films. That is how there is a film called ‘Krishna Arjun Yuddh’ in 1934, 1945 and 1971, based on a story from Bhagwat Mahapuraan. We also have ‘Ram Hanuman Yuddh’ in 1957 and 1975, based on Valmiki Ramayan. There was even a strange sounding film called ‘Shankar, Seeta, Anusuya” in 1965, made on a story from Garud Puraan and then there was a film called ‘Vish Waman ‘ (1936) based on Waman Puran.

When I first came across this film ‘Shiv Kanya’ in the mid 50s, I was perplexed, because I was not aware of Shiv Ji having a daughter too ! I knew about Kartikeya and Ganesh. Then I looked into a book ‘Stories from Puraanas’ and I learnt about it. Stories in Puraanas have sometimes slightly different versions in different Puraans. For example, Ram Hanuman Yuddh is mentioned in Valmiki Ramayan and you will find a modified version in Vishnu Puraan also. This is because Puraanas are based on Shrutis and there are additions by many scholars over the centuries.
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Nargis was “Miss India”(1957) in January 1957 and nine month later she was “Mother India” (1957) in october 1957. 🙂 I wondered what happened to Mrs India that should have logically followed in between. 🙂
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“Gauri Pooja”(1956) was produced by Chandrakant Desai and directed by Vinod Desai for Desai and Company, Bombay. The movie had Nirup Roy, Abhi Bhattacharya, Kumkum, Yashdhara Katju, Sundar, Shrawan Kumar, Kanta Kumari, Sarita, Umakant, Pravin Paul, Mumtaz, Hira Sawant, Neerja, Uma Dutt, Ram Shashtri, etc with guest appearances by Sulochana, Sapru, Bipin Gupta and Lalita Pawar.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

I did not have much idea about the film ‘Mehmaan’ (1953) except its star cast. But I have been mesmerised by its 8 melodious songs, two of which have so far been covered in the Blog. The film was directed by Ramanand Sagar, his first film as a director. The star cast included Premnath, Nimmi, Sajjan, Purnima, Radhakishan, Bikram Kapoor, Harish, Mumtaz Begum etc. With Nimmi in the lead role, one would expect a lot of melodrama, sufferings, unexpected twists in the love story etc.
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“Chhoti Chhoti Baaten” (1965) was directed by Motilal for Rajvanshi Productions, Bombay. The movie had Motilal, Nadira, Moti Sagar, Manju, Kumar, Krishan Dhawan, Leela Misra, Sangeeta, Mridula, Mubarak etc in it.
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It is believed that one needs to train hard and later work hard to become anything in life. But in India, people try to avoid hard work and want to succeed overnight. People trying to use “approach” to please higher ups-be they top officials or gods, instead of working to qualify for the job, is common.
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“Mera Geet”(1946), a social movie, was a production of Jayshakti Pictures, Bombay. Names of its producer and director are not known. This movie had Naseem Junior, Susheel Kumar, Leela Pawar, Vikram Kapoor, Mehndi Raja, Bholaram, Kashinath, Chiman Seth, Baby Tara, Shalini, Nalini, Heera Date, Chandrika, Om Prakash Sharma, Mukri, Aathwale etc in it.
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