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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

Atulites – Mumbai Meet – 20th-21st Nov’16
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My sincere thanks to Atul ji for making this year -2016 a ‘memorable year’ for me. This year, I was able to meet many of our regular members at Chennai, Bengaluru and Mumbai. In addition, I could also meet new personalities in this field of Hindi Film Music.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

Many of the music directors of the the Golden era and the pre- golden era were competent singers as well. They sang mostly in their own films, but sometimes they also sang under the batons of other music directors. Today’s song, a qawwaali from “Samrat”(1954), is one such song, where C Ramchandra sings for Hemant Kumar. Rafi and chorus accompany C Ramchandra in this song.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

Today’s song is an evergreen Bhajan by Mohammad Rafi, from the film ‘Narsi Bhagat’-57. The Music Director was Ravi-one of the few composers in HFM, who could be equated with Melody with certainty.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan – 8
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[NOTE:  This is the transcript of the news bulletin that was broadcast at 9 PM on Friday evening on ASAD-Vaani.  This transcript forms Part 1 of the report on the Atulites Gangout that was organized in Bombay on Friday, the 14th of August, 2015. Part 2 of this report follows this news bulletin.]

 

This is ASAD-Vaani.
The News at 9, read by Yours-Truly.

First, the headlines :-

  • The second plenary Atulite gangout of the Mumbai chapter, was successfully and funfully accomplished at Versova earlier in the day today.
  • Heavy rains reported in Nagpur, all modes of transport underwater.
  • The American online search giant, Google Inc., announces major changes to its customer policies
  • The Public Services department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reported success in locating media material
  • The Department of Census of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India, reports major population shifts in Chhatisgarh state

And now the news in detail.  Please note that this bulletin will be followed by the regular program ‘Natter Chatter’, with a detailed report from our Delhi correspondent on the Atulite gangout session in Mumbai.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan – 5
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         Bombay Gangout – Part 5
         The Day After.

The next day to the gangout meeting, we had plans for a visit to our dear Arun ji. As the readers may be aware, Arun ji had not attended the gangout meeting. The personal family circumstances in the recent past, had been exigent to the extreme.  His life partner had passed away just 10 days prior to the scheduled meeting. We had decided to go ahead with the meeting, sans his participation.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan – 4
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         Bombay Gangout – Part 4
         After The Meet.

After the gangout session, as everyone dispersed and proceeded to their respective destinations, Srinivas (SignalTimer) and I headed to the local train station, that is just like across the road from the gangout meeting place.  We took the train going south; we had a visit scheduled, to meet another common friend who is beset with the same passion of the Hindi film music from the Golden Era.  The name is Kushal Gopalka.  Some of the group members in Bombay may be familiar with this name, as he is active in this space, in a very different and interesting manner.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan – 3
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         Bombay Gangout – Part 3
         Lunch and After.

The arrangement for the lunch was in an adjacent cave in the dungeon itself.  We took leave of Mastermind, who had thus far been connected online with us, with the promise to reconnect, once the luncheon proceedings were done with.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan – 2
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         Bombay Gangout – Part 2
         After the Breakfast.

After having amicably negotiated the breakfast time, the gang members descended again to the secret basement chambers, to start the day’s proceedings in earnest.  I will have to now write a little bit more about Bombay syndicate members, as we were getting more and more familiar with every passing minute.  The most energetic and the most engaging personality of the hour was definitely the IndiaMan.  He has a joke ready for every occasion, for every topic. Let me tell you why I used the epithet – ‘the antithetic patella specialist’ for him.
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Though Mumbai gangout happened nearly a month ago (on 21 december 2014), details about it are slow in coming. I wrote about my preparations to join this meet in this article on 3 january 2015. Then nothing happened for several days. I was pleasantly surprised to see an entertaining writeup from Sudhir ji on 13 january 2015 in which he describes his experiences from the planning stage till his arrival at the venue on the D day.

The above wonderful writeup has now inspired me to write the second part of my own take on this meet. So here is goes.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a 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.

 

Ye Hai Bombay Meri Jaan – 1
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        Silence. . .     Silence on the sets

        Lights. . .
        Camera. . .
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        Breakfast. . .

On Sunday (21 Dec), when the gangout happened in Bombay, many things converged together, including a lot of birds of the same feather. And with it also came the ideas around another new series (this one).  But more about the series later.
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