Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

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“Aabsaar” (1953) is not a movie too many people have heard of. Hardly any information is available about this movie on internet. So it is obvious that this movie may have been a commercial failure at the box office.
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“Dost” title is like Halley’s comet. Halley’s comet is visible from the earth after every 86 years, and the title “Dost” can be seen after every 10 year, beginning from 1944. Thus we had the sigtings of movies called “Dost” in 1944, 1954, and 1974. In 1964, we got a title called “Dosti” instead of “Dost”.
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“Yahudi” (1958) is a movie starring Sohrab Modi,Dilip Kumar and Meena Kumari. This movie, as the name suggests, is a historical mythological movie of the Roman era of 2000 years ago, where Dilip Kumar plays Roman prince Marcus and Meena Kumari plays a jew called Hannah. Being a Hindi movie adoption, they naturally fall in love and in fact sing lots of songs.
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When I was growing up in late 1960s and early 1970s, I was upset with oldtimer movie makers of earlier decades. Why did they oldtimers create such “boring” songs. And secondly, why would they give their movies the same titles as the movies of 1970s. 🙂 Yes, I blamed old movie makers for their titles like Dushman(1938),Jugnu (1947), Anokhi Ada(1948), Andaaz(1949), Samadhi (1950), Aankhen(1951) etc which were the same titles vis a vis titles of new movies released in late 1960s and early 1970s. Whenever I heard an announcement in Akashwani that a song of the abovementioned movies was going to be played, I eagerly looked forward to listening to a new song, but I felt badly let down on finding that the song played was from an old movie of the same name.
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“Mirza Sahiban” (1947) is a movie that was released in 1947, in the year of Indian independence and partition.
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“Maashooqaa” (1953) is a movie that starred Mukesh, Suraiyya, Agha, Durga Khote, Kuldeep Kaur etc. I have discussed three songs from this movie in the past. Here is another song from this movie.
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Fans of my generation remember Ashok Kumar and Nirupa Roy for playing the roles of parents, but that was not always the case. In their younger days (it may be difficult to believe, but they were actually young as some time in the past), they actually acted in lead roles.
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I had never heard of this movie called “Angaarey” (1954) not had I heard any songs from this movie. This movie had Nasir Khan and Nargis in it alongwith Pran and others.
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29th december is the birthday of Rajesh Khanna, who was the most influential actor of the era when I was growing up in late 1960s-early 1970s. On this occasion, I will discuss a few songs picturised on Rajesh Khanna that have not yet been discussed here.
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I am somewhat familiar with the songs and actors from late 1940s onwards. But the songs and actors from the earlier period appear totally pre historic and therefore unfamilar. Not much information is available about them either.
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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 nine years. This blog has over 14300 song posts by now.

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