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Today’s song is from the film Mast Qalandar-55. It is sung by Shamshad Begum, Rafi and Master Sonik alongwith chorus. The mukhada of the song ” Mast qalandar dama dam” is quite a misleading one, as it has nothing to do with famous Punjabi/Sindhi qawali Dama dam mast qalandar. The phrase has been used here to describe a carefree man. This seems to be a street dance, sung to entertain the onlookers.
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“Mera Ghar Mere Bachche” (1960) was a Minerva Movietone movie. It was directed by Sohrab Modi. The movie had Sohrab Modi, Subbiraj,Sulochana, Naaz, Balraj, Daisy Irani, Kavita, Nana Palsikar, Sudesh Kumar etc in it.
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This movie has a rather prosaic title, viz “Mera Ghar Mere Bachche” (1960) and the actors of this movie are not all that well known. In fact the picturisation of this song had me confused. This song is a duet and the gentleman in the picturisation looked like he was apeing N T Ramarao, the telugu movie superstar of the time, whereas the lady looked like an aspiring body double of Vyjyanti Mala. Now I know that she is Naaz, also known as Baby Naaz. (I thank Mr Harshad Bhatt for helping me out with her identification). The gentleman is Subiraj.
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