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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

ARADHANA-1969 is a film which was a turning point for many people. For Rajesh Khanna, it heralded a begining as a Superstar and for Kishore Kumar, it proved to be the begining of ” Kishor Period” in the HFM from 1970 to 1985.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

I have felt like writing after many days. Many reasons for the long absence. But I just had to write when I remembered this particular song. First because of the unusual pairing –Rajesh Khanna Reena Roy, second I found that this was a different Naushad song ( I do not know if he has given music to any Rajesh Khanna movie. IMDB says this is the only one) And then lastly it was very popular during my growing up years.
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Rajesh Khanna had become the heart throb of millions in late 1960s. This spell lasted till about 1974. During this period, Rajesh Khanna could do no wrong. Whatever he touched turned into gold.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

This song is from the film ‘Raaz’, the year is 1967. It is a duet by Mohammed Rafi and Krishna Kalle. It is picturized on the hero Rajesh Khanna and heroine Babita. The composer is the duo Kalyanji Anandji and lyricist is Akhtar Romani. There are two unknown or should I say less known persons connected with this song. The female playback singer and the lyricist. I would have identified Krishna Kalle with the song “meri hasraton ki duniyaa” which is a duet with Rafi from the film “Gaal gulaabi nain sharaabi”, but that was before I heard this duet song from ‘Raaz’. This must be the high point and defining moment in her career where she is getting to sing a song for an ‘A’ grade MD, heroine and Film. This film has a very well known song which is posted here.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

The regular visitors to this blog must have noticed that we are seeing more Asha Bhosle songs posted in the blog nowadays than anybody else’s. The reason is that she is heading towards reaching a milestone figure of 1000 songs in the blog. I have been remiss in writing post of Asha Bhosle songs. Let me rectify this. The song I have chosen is my personal favourite. Asha Bhonsle’s solos from “Sujata” and “Bandini” under S D Burman, are a treasure which I knew from early days.
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Looking at the video of this song adds considerably to my general knowledge about movies. For example, I was not aware that Rajesh Khanna had worked in a movie called “Aurat”(1967) and that too opposite an actress as obscure as Naazima. But then Rajesh Khanna himself was a newcomer those days.
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“Chhoti Bahu” (1971) is a movie that had Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore in it. I have not seen this movie so I have no idea about the story of this movie, though the title indicated that the movie may have something to do with ladies making sacrifices for the family honour etc.
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“Mehboob Ki Mehandi” (1971) is a movie starring Rajesh Khanna and Leena Chandawarkar. This Muslim social movie had some wonderful songs in it, which remain popular to this day.
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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

Till 1974-75, when Rajesh Khanna’s movies began losing their appeal (for me at least), I was happy to watch any Rajesh movie for him alone. There was almost always at least one good song to enjoy in the movie. And very often more than one.
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“Bahaaron Ke Sapne” was one of the earliest movies of Rajesh Khanna before his pre- superstardom days. In this movie, Rajesh Khanna plays an ordinary man who has ordinary worries, viz he is looking for a job.
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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.

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