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#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 33 # Qawwaalis – 2

Talking about qawwaalis, I remember, in my childhood there used to be programs of Qawwali muqabla (competition) and mushairas, and in ‘quawwali muqablas’ the names that easily come to mind is the name of Shakila Bano Bhopali, Jaani Baabu Qawwaal and Aziz Nazaan.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Earlier today, in another post I had mulled over the decline of films with mythological themes. Extending that concern further, I would also include the theme of Muslim religious and social films, which seem to be on the decline. Once again, in the 90s and later, I cannot really recall any significant film based on Islamic social and religious values.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

A qawwaali that is true to its art form, a naatiyaa kalaam, presented in the honor of an un-named saint. Apparently, it is a some celebration at the dargaah of a departed saint. The words tell about the divine powers of just being there, and requesting in humble supplication, and the desires and aspirations will be fulfilled.
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“Laila Majnu” (1953) is one of the earlier movies of Shammi Kapoor and here he had played the role of Majnu opposite Nutan playing Laila.
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“Aakhri Sajdaa” (1977) is a forgotten low budget movie that escaped public attention. The reason why I and like minded music lovers are interested in this movie is for a very important reason. It is the last movie of Sajjad Hussain as a music director. And that is a big reason for music lovers to be interested in this movie, or to be more precise, in the songs of this movie.
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Popular wisdom about Sajjad Hussain is that he last composed for a Hindi movie in 1963. Fortunately, that is not the case. He, despite his troubles with movie makers continued to work till late 1970s. his last movie as a music director was in 1977 and this movie was “Aakhri Sajdaa” (1977). The star cast for this movie includes Maya Sinha, Tabrez, Murad, Veena, Jagdeep, Helen, Husn Banu etc.
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