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

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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 is the 10th and final song in the series,” Music Directors sing for other Music Directors”.

This is a song picked up from a comedy film “Ladka Ladki”-1966 and the singer of the solo song is composer Usha Khanna under the baton of Music Director Madan Mohan.
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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.

So I have been trying to get the words of this Gulzar number for the last one year. Hope I have got it right. Actually I began writing it for Gulzar’s birthday last year and then found that there are too many words coming out of Roop Kumar Rathod who had to keep up in pace with Nana Patekar’s style of speaking. So I let go of the song last time. And sent another song Itna lamba kash lo yaaron from the same movie. Then I had completely forgotten the whole thing.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Careers in the film industry span a spectrum that goes from one act wonders, to artists that spend a lifetime in the films, with active careers spanning four, five or six, or even seven decades. At the low end of this spectrum is a class of artists that flattered and zoomed like a shooting star, but then disappeared. Or if not disappeared, they stayed on in the industry without making any other significant impact or having their presence felt.
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Getting others to part with their money is not an easy task and it is quite a skilful job. It is interesting to notice that people who haggle with Rikhshaw wala for petty amount of sum leave much bigger amount in tips at supposedly high end places. People who may not bother to donate money for genuine causes think nothing before donating for fashionable causes.
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When we look back at the past, we tend to wear rosy glasses and look back into the past only selectively. The past is not always all that glorious, as we tend to believe.
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Not much is known about the movie “Mr Sampat” (1952) except that this movie was produced in South India and it was directed by S S Vasan. Motilal and Pardmini played lead roles in this movie.
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This was not a song that was created with the aim of becoming an all time classic, nor did it become one. It was a light hearted song, which was Shankar Jaikishan’s way of taking a dig at the fad of copying Western music and using them in Bollywood movies.
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But for the farmaish of this song, I was neither aware of this song nor the movie called “patang” (1960).
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Manoj Kumar was a movie maker who would make movies with simplistic messages telling India was good, west was bad ( Purab aur paschim), Villagers were good, city folks were bad ( Upkaar ) etc. In this connection, here is this movie “Yaadgaar” (1970) where Manoj Kumar continues to shove his ideals down the throats of public.
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We are told that olden days were golden days and that the present day are much worse. The days of Ram Rajya were the stuff of dreams, and the present age of Kalyug has seen deterioration in human values, we are told.
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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 more than nine years. This blog has over 13800 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 3400 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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