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“Parivaar” (1956) was directed by Asit Sen (the director) for Bimal Roy Productions. The movie had Asim Kumar, Usha Kiran, Jairaj, Anwar, Sajjan, Agha, Sabita Chatterjee, Kishore Kumar, Bikram Kapoor, Dhumal, Hiralal, Kumud, Kamal, Sulochana, Bipin Gupta, Durga Khote etc in it.
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“Dil Deke Dekho” (1959) was a Filmalaya Production movie. It was produced by S Mukherji and directed by Nasir Hussain. The movie had Shammi Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Sulochana Latkar, Raj Mehra, Siddhu, Malka, Rajendra Nath, Wasti, Randhir, Tahir Khan, Mumtaz Ali, Indira, Kewal Kapoor, B. K. Mukherjee, Surendra etc in it.
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Today India follows the decimal system as far as currency is concerned where 100 paise = 1 rupee. But that was not always the case. The decimal systen was adopted by India in 1957. Before that one rupee was equal to 64 paise, and one anna equalled 4 paise. Thus half a rupee was 8 anna and so on. To differentiate between the paisa of the decimal system from the paisa of earlier days, the decimal system paisa was called “Naya Paisa” (new paisa). After 1964, the prefix naya was dropped, but in day to day life, usage of the term “naya paisa” continued well into 1970s. In fact, the coins itself had the word “naya paisa” or “naye paise” written on them.
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Many of the songs of Hindi movies deal with rather “advanced” topics viz Husn, Ishq,Pyaar,bewafaayi etc. Youngsters and those young at heart often much prefer songs that deal with much simpler topics, viz topics dealt in their schools, such as alphabets, arithmetics etc. 🙂 There may be school kids who would disagree with me, but there is no denying the fact that songs that deal with A,B,C (or their Hindi/urdu equivalent) or “ek do teen” often become quite popular.
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I have posted as many as six songs from “Aawaaraa” (1951) in this blog, which are mostly sung by Lata and Mukesh. But this movie has other songs sung by other singers too.
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I have posted two songs from “Teen Batti Chaar Raastaa” (1953) in the past. Those songs were picturised on the leading lady viz Sandhya.
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I knew that Johny Walker has sung in the voice of Rafi. But I was not aware that he had sung a song in the voice of Kishore Kumar too. Now I know.
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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 13900 song posts by now.

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