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

Archive for the ‘Rajesh Khanna songs by Mukesh’ Category

In 1965, United Producers and Filmfare conducted an All India Talent Contest. Ten thousand people took part in this contest. The winner of this contest ,called “All India United Producers Talent contest” was to be made the hero of two Hindi movies.
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This post is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor of posts to this blog

As is well-known, Aradhana was THE movie that was the turning point in Rajesh Khanna’s career. However, he did act in a few movies before Aradhana.
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I have posted a few songs from “Anand” (1970) in the past. I was not aware that I had not posted this song. there are so many nice songs in this movie that it is easy to lose track of these songs, This movie has outstanding songs sung by different singers.
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I had listened to this song quite a few times in 1970s and later forgot all about it. I was so pleased to stumble upon this song again yesterday, like one meets long lost acquaintances in Bollywood movies.
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Hrishikesh Mukherji watched a Japanese movie in a film festival and he was so influenced by that movie that he made it into a Bollywood movie called “Anand”(1970) which won critical acclaim and was liked by moviegoers as well. In fact, Hrishikesh Mukherji was so enamoured by this theme that he himself remade his own remake into “Mili”.
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I have posted a few songs where readers of this blog commented like- “it is the first time I have heard this song”. This time the shoe is on the other foot. It is one of the readers of this blog, who sent his farmaish for this song, and I was like ” which is this song? I am not even aware of the name of the movie, let alone this song.”
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“Kati Patang” was a movie based on a Gulshan Nanda novel of the same name. Gulshan Nanda incidentally was a very popular Hindi novelist. “Jheel ke us paar” was another of his novels that was made into another movie.
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Some day I will make a list of all the sad songs of Mukesh, and then I will analyse them to find out which song expresses which kind of sadness. I may be able to identify scores of types of sadnesses listening to Mukesh’s songs, and then I will present my thesis to an university and take a doctorate. Not a bad idea, I think.
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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 FOURTEEN years. This blog has over 17400 song posts by now.

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