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Today (21 october 2016) is the birth anniversary of one of Hindi cinema’s most popular leading men, Shammi Kapoor. And, as is our practice on this blog, we remember , and pay tribute, to him today.
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“Ujaala” (1959) was an Eagle Films Production. It was produced by F C Mehra and directed by Naresh Saigal. The movie had Shammi Kapoor, Mala Sinha, Raj Kumar, Kumkum, Leela Chitnis, Dhumal etc in it.
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When I was a pre teen kid during late 1960s and early 1970s, I once read a funny poem in the Hindi magazine “Parag”. It went
Deewaaron pe lagi huyi thhi filmy posteron ki qataar
“Hum Hindustani”, “Badtameez”, Aawaara”, “Junglee”, “Jaanwar” aur “Ganwaar” !
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Among all the regulars of this blog who discuss songs from Hindi movies, I may be the one who has seen the least number of movies, especially during one’s best movie watching days (viz during 8-12 years of age) :).
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Shammi Kapoor found his true calling in “Tumsa Nahin Dekha” (1957). The formula and pattern of his future Shammi Kapoor movies were more or less defined in this movie itself. But some more things were yet to be finalised.
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This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor of articles to this blog.

There are some songs that are close to my heart because of some association I have with them from my schooldays. Whenever I listen to them even today, memories of those days get triggered.
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During the peak of his career, Shammi Kapoor songs were sung by Rafi and picturised on Kashmir, Shimla etc.
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I am always sour at the double standards of Indians. The revere “cow” but treat its cousin “bhains” (water buffalo) with ridicule. Many of the pejorative sayings in India are associated with bhains ( viz Kala akshar bhains baraabar, bhains ke aage been bajaana etc.)
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The movie is “Jaane Anjaane”( 1971). This movie was more “anjaane “(unknown) than “jaane”(known) even in those days, not to speak of today as this movie had flopped at the box`office. The movie had an over the hill Shammi Kapoor and a young Leena Chandavarkar in the lead roles.
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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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