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Forgotten Melodies of the 1940s – 48
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Ichak daanaa beechak daanaa daane oopar daanaa from ‘Shri 420’ (1955) has become one of the immortal songs of the 1950s. I can watch the video clip of this song umpteen times without reaching the saturation point. For our generation, it was an unique song in that it was the first song for us where riddles had been incorporated with answers in the song itself. n this song, a teacher (Nargis) is teaching her students the identification of a fruit, a vegetable and a bird through the riddles. This was a novelty and the song became a hit in our school so much so that during the recess, we used to devise out own riddles, albeit sometimes with wrong hints for others to solve them.
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“Majhli Didi” (1967) was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherji for K G Pictures. The movie had Dev Kishan, Meena Kumari, Sachin, Maruti, Leela Misra, Keshto Mukherjee, Dharmendra, Leela Chitnis, Lalita Pawar, Bipin Gupta etc in it.
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This article is written by Sudhir,a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Vasant Desai had a fairly long stint of thirty plus years in the film industry, and yet his total assignments as a music director are less than fifty. It is said that he did not take up or did not get many assignments because of his style. His style is deeply rooted in the classical and folk traditions, and he maintained that style throughout his career. In the 60s and 70s, his assignments are few and far between, and yet, with each outing as a composer, he has left an indelible mark.
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I just realised that I had not posted this well known song from “Shree 420” (1955) so far. Here is this lovely and cute song.
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Here is a cute song from “CID” (1956). This movie had extremely popular songs composed by O P Nayyar.
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“Paheli” songs were quite popular in old Bollywood movies where two groups ( one of boys and other of girls) would ask questions and the other group would be required to answer them.
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