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“Aabroo”(1943) was directed by Nazeer for Hind Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Sitara Devi, Yakoob, Nazeer, Jagdish, Masood, Shakir, Vatsala Kumthekar, Laddan, Chanda Bai, Janardan Sharma etc in it.
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Forgotten Melodies of the 1940s -38
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PRARTHANA (1943) was produced under the banner of Minerva Movietone and it was directed by Sarvottam Badami. The star cast included Motilal, Jahanara Kajjan, Sabita Devi, K N Singh, Nimbalkar, Ghulam Hussein, Sadat Ali, Abu Bakar etc. There were 10 songs in the film and five of them were rendered by Jahanara Kajjan. All the songs penned by Dr Safdar Aah Sitapuri were set to music by Saraswati Devi. The main features of all the songs were that they were all based on Hindustani classical raagas.
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“Chaacha Chaudhary” (1953) was directed by Raja Paranjpe for Kardar Production. The movie had Durga Khote, Raja Paranjpe, Shashikala, Kamal Mehra, Rajan, Maruti, Dhumal, Banerji etc in it.
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Genius of Jaidev – 41
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Directed by R Kaushik, under the banner of ‘Lalmani Films, 1969 social film Sapna’ had the star-cast of Dilip Raj, Nivedita, Jagdip, Mohan Choti, Manmohan Krushna, KN Singh, Bhagwan Sinha, Preetam, Ganesh, Rinku, Bela Bose, Meenakshi, Sarita Devi, Sadhana Khote, Kalpalata, Ameena etc. Jaidev set the tunes to the lyrics by VN Mangal.
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Sureeli Suman – 06
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After posting the ‘thhumri’ ‘Saajan ki Baat Niraali’, here is one more ‘thhumri’ by Suman Kalyanpur under the direction of Khan Saheb Abdul Rehman Khan. The traditional lyrics were modified by Khan Saheb himself. These two thumries were on an Extended Play disk (EP) and was purchased by me 46 years ago in January 1969.
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Lat uljhi suljha ja baalam
haathon mein mehandi lagi hai mori

Maathe ki bindiya bikhra gayi mori
Apne haath sajaa jaa baalam

Pag paijhaniya uljha gayi mori
Apne haath lagaa jaa baalam

The above is the original bandish written by saint-poet Chandrasakhi and composed in Raag Bihag.
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Forgotten Melodies of the 1940s – 3
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The first time I heard the name of the film ‘Prarthana’ (1943) was sometime in 2012 when I wrote a short write-up on Jahanara Kajjan, singer-actor of 30s and 40s, for the Blog with her song tumre darshan ka nainaa taras gaye re in Raag Gaud. Since then, the only additional information I could get about this film was that it was a social genre film. The film’s VCD/DVD is not available.
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“Laal E Yaman” (1933) was the first movie of JBH Wadia that he produced under his banner of Wadia Movietone. The movie had Jaal Khambhata, Karim Jah, Feroz Dastoor, Master Mohammad, Sayani, Nazeer, B Khan, Baman Shroff, Padma, Mohini, Kamla, Mayuri, Miss Leela etc in it.
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HFM Songs Statistics by Year -2
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Year 1933
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Having discussed statistics pertaining to HFM songs of 1931 and 1932, we now arrive at the year 1933. This year saw as many as 76 Hindi movies being released. HFGK part I gives us details of 906 songs from these movies. Details of some songs (and in cases all songs) of some movies are not known.
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This blog has in the past seen centuries being posted in 15-16 days which was Sehwag like scoring rate so to say. But the century that we achieve today with this song has come at a Chris Tavare like strike rate.:)
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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 eight years. This blog has over 12200 song posts by now.

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