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Today (14 december 2016) happens to be Raj Kapoor’s birth anniversary and Shailendra’s death anniversary. We all know that Raj Kapoor and Shailendra worked together in lots of movies beginning from “Barsaat”(1949) and ending with “Mera Naam Joker”(1970) and all these had music by Shankar Jaikishan. We in this blog discuss a song only once, we have discussed all the songs in almost all these Raj Kapoor movies. In fact, the only Raj Kapoor, Shailendra, Shankar Jaikishan combination movie which is not yet YIPPEED is “Mera Naam Joker”(1970).
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“Shreemaan Satyawaadi”(1960) was produced by Mahipatrai Shah and directed by S M Abbas for Roopkala Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Raj Kapoor, Shakeela, Mehmood, Nazir Hussain, Radhakishan, Kumud Tripathi, Raja Nene, Moni Chatterji, Arun, B N Madhur, Sushil Kumar, Haaroon, Nasreen, Brahm Bhardwaj, Poonam Kapoor, Indira Bansal, Ravi Khanna, Parshuram, Khursheed Khan, D G Dawli, Gopal Sahgal, Kishore Sharma etc in it.
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Today (4 january 2013) is the 89th birthday of poet Neeraj (DOB 4 january 1924). Neeraj, who made his debut as a lyricist in 1960s, had a chequered career in Hindi movies from 1960s to 1980s. Unknown to music lovers, some of the memorable songs of 1960s and 1970s are penned by him. For instance, Aaj madhosh huaa jaaye re (Sharmili), Apne hothon ki bansi bana le mujhe (Gambler), tan man tere rang rangoogee (Archana), Bas yehi apraadh main har baar karta hoon (Pehchaan), Aaj ki raat bahi shokh badi natkhat hai (Nayi Umar Ki Nayi Fasal), Shokhiyon mein gholaa jaaye phoolon ka shabaab (Prem Pujaari) , Likhe jo khat tujhe(Kanyadaan) etc.
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As iconic songs go, this song is as iconic as any. I in fact was under the impression that this song was already discussed and that too long back. But I was wrong of course.
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I just realised that I had posted very few songs from “Shri 420″(1955) in this blog. To make amends, I posted one song yesterday. Here is another song from this movie.
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I was not aware that Raj Kapoor and Mehmood had ever worked together in a movie. Now I know that they were together in a movie called “Parvarish” (1958).
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This “Chori Chori” sung is an ultimate “Chaayageet” song, full with words like “raat”, “chaand”, “fizaa” etc. And this is a movie of Raj Kapoor-Nargis era too.
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In my younger days, when one talked about movies like “Adalat”, “Parvarish” etc, I was reminded about movies of 1970s with these names and featuring Amitabh Bachchan, and the movies of 1958 with the same names were boring in my view.
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I have posted one song from “Dil Hi to hai”. That song viz “Tum agar mujhko na chaho to koi baat nahin” was sung by Mukesh and it is a very well known Mukesh song.

This movie also had another memorable song picturised on Raj Kapoor. This time the singer was not Mukesh, but Manna Dey. And this song is just as wonderful, if not more. This song has to be among the most memorable semi classical songs in the history of Bollywood movies. Sahir had written the lyrics and Roshan was the music director.
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It is one of the iconic songs in Bollywood history, one that I have listened to many a times since childhood. That was in 1970s, and now we are in 2008, and this song was from circa 1950s! has this song aged, or has it become less known after all these decades ? No chance. this song continues to be just a popular as any venerable 52 year old song can expect to be. And this song is in good sprightly health too, one that is unlikely to become forgotten with passage of time. It is a timeless classic, there is no doubt about that.
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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 over TEN years. This blog has over 14500 song posts by now.

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