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India is a country that has the world’s largest written constitution. In addition, there are lots and lots of laws and rules that cover all areas of our lives. Then there are political parties that take pride in passing new rules and cite that as their achievements.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in If this article appears in sites like and etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

There are a good number of Hindi films’ prints and negatives especially pertaining to the golden era of Hindi film music which have been lost. The loss could be because of damage to the film prints and negatives probably due to their improper storage. After all, film prints and negatives require storage of some specialised kind. Some producers/owners of the films who had taken due precautions by storing films in film laboratories, lost the films due to reasons beyond their control like fire in the laboratories. Most of these lost films had gems of melodic songs.
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“Begunaah” (1957) was a movie whose story was plagiarised from an American movie namely “Knock on Wood” (1954). Plagiarisation from foreign movies have been going on from olden days and filmakers indulge in it with impunity even today. It would seem that “Begunaah” (1957) was the only movie which has even been penalised for this act. When Paramount Pictures, the makers of “Knock on Wood” (1954) came to know about the fact that “Begunaah” (1957) was copied from their movie, they look legal action in a Bombay court. Much to the astonishment of Indian movie fraternity and legal circles, the Indian court ordered the destruction of all copies of “Begunaah” (1957). The movie, which was already released, had to be withdrawn from movie halls and the prints were destroyed. all this happened quite swiftly. The court gave its decision within six weeks of filint the case and the prints were destroyed in another three months time.
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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.

Old age too has some advantages. You have seen or done something long long ago, which is a part of History or a matter of wonder and awe for the younger generation. The cicumstances and social set up has undergone a sea change in the last 50-60 years. As such this period is equal to 2-3 generations(30 years=1 generation) and no wonder if things are topsy-turvy and 180 degrees changes have taken place.
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Plagiarism, or what is euphemistically called “taking inspiration” is nothing new for hindi movies. We have instances of movies which have been lifted frame by frame from movies from some other countries, and that too without acknowleding the fact. And in case people come to know about such acts, the makers of the plagiarised movie are often quite defiant about it and refuse to acknowledge the fact.
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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 ELEVEN years. This blog has more than 15300 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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