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Blog Day :

5134 Post No. : 17091

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 79
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This date ten years ago (viz 8 August 2012) saw six songs from eight different movies getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6395 Zaalim zamaana mujhko tumse chhuda raha hai Dillagi (1949) Movie YIPPEED by now
6396 Hamne maana ke tagaaful na karoge lekin Mirza Ghalib (1954) Movie YIPPEED by now
6397 Tu kya samjhe tu kya jaane Raat Ke Raahee(1959) Movie YIPPEED by now
6398 Hamne kyaa pyaar kiyaa Naag Mohini(1963) 5 songs covered out of 6 by now
6399 Ek tu hai piya jispe dil aa gaya Pran Jaaye Par Vachan Na Jaaye(1973) Movie YIPPEED by now
6400 Haal chaal thheek thhaak hai Mere Apne(1971) Movie YIPPEED by now

We notice that five movies (out of six) whose songs were covered ten years ago have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with one movie that is eligile for Blog Ten Year Challenge.

This movie is “Naag Mohini”(1963).

“Naag Mohini”(1963)was produced by Virender Kumar and directed by Shantilal Soni for Dimple films, Bombay. The movie had Mahipal, Vijaya Chaudhary, Babloo, Sundar, Rajan Haksar, Uma Dutt, Indira Bansal, Rajrani, Sood, Khursheed etc in it.

According to HFGK, the movie had six songs in it . Five of them have already been covered.

According to Prakashchandra, this movie have three song snippets that are available only in the movie. Their records were not made. They are not mentioned in HFGK.

Here is one such song from “Naag Mohini”(1963). This song is sung by Subir Sen (according to a comment in youtube). Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

The song is picturised on Vijaya Chaudhary.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent by Prakashchandra.


Song-Naag lok ki ek naari ne (Naag Mohini)(1963) Singer-Subir Sen, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

naag lok ki ek naari ne
dharti ko apnaayaa aa
par shraap ne
patni..eee kaa lo
pati se sang chhudaayaa
jaaney ae kyaa kyaa
khel chhupaa hai ae
vidhi..eee ke ajab vidhaan mein
garbhavati..ee ye sati chal padee
aandhi aur toofaan mein
haayye vidhaataa dukhiyaari ke
tum kaisey paalak ho o
apney pitaa kee
maut kaa kaaran
uskaa hee baalak ho
uskaa hee baalak ho o o o

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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नाग लोक की एक नारी ने
धरती को अपनाया
पर श्राप ने
पत्नी का लो
पति से संग छुड़ाया
जाने क्या क्या खेल छुपा है
विधि के अजब विधान में
गर्भवती ये सती चल पड़ी
आँधी और तूफान में

हाए विधाता दुखियारी के
तुम कैसे पालक हो
अपने पिता की
मौत का कारण
उसका ही बालक हो
उसका ही बालक हो


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Blog Day :

5055 Post No. : 16969

My first introduction to the voice of Singer Subir Sen was the song ‘manzil wohi hai pyaar ki raahi badal gaye’ from ‘Kathputli-1957’, and ‘dil mera ek aas ka panchhi’ from the movie ‘Aas Ka Panchhi-1961’.

I consider them as popular songs or songs that I remember most. But then, the total number of songs he sang in Hindi movies is also less than three figures viz. only twenty-eight. And the songs other than the two mentioned above seems to be very less heard or less popular except ‘main rangeela pyaar ka raahi’ from ‘Chhoti Bahan-1959’.

I often used to get confused between ‘Maaya-1960’ song ‘ae dil kahaan teri manzil’ and ‘ae dil ab kahin le jaa’ from ‘Bluff Master-1963’ as sung by Subir Sen which is actually sung by Dwijen Mukherjee and Hemant Kumar respectively. But that is how his voice sounds.

Later on, when I got associated with this blog, I shared a song ‘chandaa salone itnaa bataa de’ from the movie ‘Sati Renuka-1961’ which is a very nice duet of Subir Sen and Suman Kalyanpur. I like it very much. However, this song was also shared by Khyatiben, and her contribution got posted on the blog 😊.

I also liked his ‘hamen un raahon par chalnaa hai’ from the ‘1960’ movie ‘Maasoom’, which I came across during sharing a Sahir Ludhianvi song from the same movie.

A detailed post on Subir Sen and his songs is already on the blog which is written by our Respected Sadanand ji and readers can read it with the song ‘chaand taley jhoom jhoom’ from the movie ‘Jab Se Tumhen Dekha Hai-1963’. The twenty-eight songs sung by Subir Sen in Hindi movies have also been listed therein in this article.

Today we add one more song sung by Subir Sen on the blog. In fact, this song is lying with us since 2015. It is from the movie ‘Jaadui Angoothhi-1964’.

This movie was new to me when I came across it in ‘2014-2015’, and I liked almost all its songs which I then promptly sent to Atul ji.

‘Jaadui Angoothhi-1964’ alias ‘Magic Ring’ was directed by A.M. Khan for ‘A.M. Khan Productions, Bombay’. It had Chitra, Manhar Desai, Sheri, Krishnakumari, S.K. Shyam, Anil Kashmiri, Jilani, Uma Khosla, Violet, Ameerbai Karnataki, Sujata, Saroj, Sabina, Balwant Sharma, Kallan, Bagla, Chaman, Deva Kumari, Kanta Kumari and Polsan and others.

This movie had five songs composed by Suresh Kumar. Lyrics were written by Anjaan and Zafar Rahi.

Here is the list of songs in this movie :-

SNo Song Title Lyricist Singer/s Posted On
01 O sanan nanana hawaa lehraaye Anjaan Asha Bhonsle 08.09.2020
02 Kahaan nazar takraayi Zafar Rahi Mahendra Kapoor 09.01.2014
03 Zamaane ke hazaaron gham…Bujh gaya dil ka diyaa Zafar Rahi Subir Sen Being discussed today
04 Ude nainon se gulaal Anjaan Kamal Barot, Mahendra Kapoor
05 Dam bhar hai judaa, to haal hai ye… dil toot gaya to … Anjaan Not mentioned

(HFGK mentions Anjaan and Zafar Rahi for one song each on the movie details’ page of this movie and adds in ‘addenda’ it further mentions Zafar Rahi as lyricist for song number three. I guess that all other songs are written by Anjaan, so it makes three songs by Anjaan and two by Zafar Rahi).

Story and screenplay of this movie was written by Munshi Nayaab, and dialogues were written by A.K. Khan.
Editing of this movie was done by G.G. Patil and he was assisted by Rohi Das.

Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, Minoo Purshottam, Sulochana Chawhan, Subir Sen and Kamal Barot have given their voices to the songs in this movie.
As mentioned in the above table two songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Today’s song is sung by Subir Sen and on screen it is lip synced by Manhar Desai. Also seen in the picturization of this song, I guess, is Chitra the heroine of this movie and others.

Today’s song is a sad song. It is a nice song to listen to. Lyrics of the song can be considered as the star attraction in this song.

Let us enjoy today’s song …

Video

Audio

Song-Bujh gaya dil ka diya (Jaadui Angoothhi)(1964) Singer-Subir Sen, Lyrics-Zafar Raahi, MD-Suresh Kumar

Lyrics(According to video link)

Aa aa aa aa
Zamaane kar hazaaron o gham
Simat ke dil mein aaye hain
Kisi se dil lagaa kar
Ham badi mushkil mein aaye hain

Bujh gaya dil ka diya
To chaandni ko kya karoon
Lut gaya saaraa chaman to
Ik kali ko kya karoon
Bujh gaya dil ka diya

Jismein ho aansoo hi aansoo
Dukh jahaan ho beshumaar
Jismein ho aansoo hi aansoo
Dukh jahaan ho beshumaar
Jismein phoolon ko jalaane
Aaya karti ho bahaar
Mere maalik
Leke aisi zindagi ko Kya karoon
Kya karoon
Bujh gaya dil ka diya
To chaandni ko kya karoon
Lut gaya saaraa chaman to
Ik kali ko kya karoon oon
Bujh gaya dil ka diya

Kya pataa thha
Chaandni raaten dhuaan ban jaayengi
Kya pataa thha
Chaandni raaten dhuaan ban jaayengi
Bhoolnewaale ki yaaden
Dil ko yoon tadpaayegi
Bewafaa duniya ki is jhoothhi khushi ko
Kya karoon oon
Kya karoon
Bujh gaya dil ka diya
To chaandni ko kya karoon
Lut gaya saaraa chaman to
Ik kali ko kya karoon oon
Bujh gaya dil ka diya

Laut jaao ae bahaaron
Kyun jalaane aayi ho
Laut jaao ae bahaaron
Kyun jalaane aayi ho
Dil ke toote saaz par
Kyun gungunaane aayi ho
Gham ki shehnaai se nikli
Raagini ko kya karoon
Kya karoon
Bujh gaya dil ka diya
To chaandni ko kya karoon
Lut gaya saaraa chaman to
Ik kali ko kya karoon oon
Bujh gaya dil ka diya aa


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Blog Day: 4330 Post No.: 15624

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Bangla Song in Hindi Films-2
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‘Basu (Bhattacharya) used to be fired up by one-liners. He drew stories from one-line coming from his fertile mind’ thus said Rinki Roy Bhattacharya, daughter of Bimal Roy and the ex-wife of the late Basu Bhattacharya in an interview. After going through the interviews of Rinki Roy Bhattacharya and Gulzar who had been associated with Basu Bhattacharya, I have come with my own one-liner about Basu Bhattacharya. He made high quality films with low budget. His first film as a producer-director, ‘Uski Kahaani’ (1966) was made with a budget of Rs.one lakh only.

How did Basu Bhattacharya managed to produce and direct low budget films? Except the lead actors, he took his close friends as side actors, lyricists, music director and technicians with a tacit understanding that they will work within his low budget. And none of them seems to mind it as they kept their personal friendship above the professional relationship. He did not shoot the film in a studio but hired flats for shooting. For example, he majorly shot ‘Anubhav’ (1971) in Tanuja’s flat. ‘Aavishkar’ (1974) was majorly shot in his own flat at Khar.

Basu Bhattacharya (1934 -1997) was born in a priestly family in Kassim Bazar of Murshidabad district in West Bengal. From his teenage days, he was fond of watching films which led to his interest in film-related works. After watching Satyajit Ray’s ‘Aparajito’ (1956), he developed interest in film making. After the decline of New Theatres, some artists, technicians moved to Bombay (Mumbai) in early 1950s who were mostly accommodated either by Shashidhar Mukherjee of Filmistan or Bimal Roy. Basu Bhattacharya was so much influenced by Raj Kapoor’s films ‘Aawaara’ (1951) and ‘Shri 420’ (1956) that he came to Bombay (Mumbai) in 1956 with the sole intention of assisting Raj Kapoor. When his efforts to get entry into R K Studios failed, he joined Bimal Roy Productions as an Assistant to Bimal Roy for Madhumati (1958) and ‘Sujata’ (1959). He became the second unit Director for Bimal Roy’s film, ‘Parakh’ (1960).

During the making of ‘Parakh’ (1960), Basu Bhattacharya and Rinki Roy, Bimal Roy’s elder daughter developed liking for each other which was resented by her parents. After the completion of ‘Parakh’ (1960), Basu Bhattacharya left Bimal Roy Productions and became a free-lancer. Rinki Roy and Basu Bhattacharya got married in a court some time in 1963. Soon after the marriage, Basu Bhattachraya was entrusted with directing Shailendra’s maiden film, ‘Teesri Kasam’ (1966). With this film, Basu Bhattacharya got opportunity to direct Raj Kapoor to whom 10 years back, he was keen to assist him.

Basu Bhattacharya turned producer with the film ‘Uski Kahaani’ (1966) which he also directed. Thereafter, he concentrated his three films – a trilogy of marital discords in an urban setting – ‘Anubhav’ (1971), ‘Aavishkar’ (1974) and ‘Grih Pravesh’ (1979). All these films portray the struggle of the husband and wife to protect their marriage despite a third person entering into their married life. At the end, it is mutual realization that a happy home is the platform for a happy married life. In between, Basu Bhattacharya produced and directed ‘Tumhaara Kalloo’ (1975) which dealt with the importance of education in a village setting.

Basu Bhattacharya’s next film, ‘Anand Mahal’ (1977) was based on Badal Sarkar’s popular Bangla play, ‘Ballavpurer Roopkathaa’ which he produced and directed. The film was completed but remained unreleased. Dinesh Shankar Shailendra, younger son of the late Shailendra who was assisting Basu Bhattacharya in the film, very recently revealed on his facebook page that after editing work was over, Salil Chowdhury started composing background music. After completing the background music work, Salil Chowdhury told Basu Bhattacharya that it was a bad film which was shot like a play. He said that the release of the film would harm his reputation as a director. After listening to the flaws in the film in detail, Basu Bhattacharya accepted Salil Chowdhury’s advice and decided not to release the film.

During his life time, Basu Bhattacharya produced/directed around 15 films which included, in addition to those mentioned in the preceding paragraphs, ‘Daakoo’ (1975), ‘Sangat’ (1976), ‘Madhu Malti’ (1980), ‘Sparsh’ (1980), ‘Ek Saas Zindagi’ (1991) and ‘Aastha’ (1997) which was his last film. Although some of his films were critically acclaimed, almost all of his films did not fare well at the box office. His films, ‘Teesri Kasam’ (1966) and ‘Anubhav’ (1971) received National Awards for Best Film and the Second-Best Film respectively.

While Basu Bhattacharya produced three films on marital discord, his own married life with Rinki Roy Bhattacharya was in doldrum for domestic violence. There are details available in the interview of his ex-wife in the public domain. I feel that Basu Bhattacharya had split personalities – as a film director and as a husband.

Basu Bhattacharya left for the heavenly abode on 27/08/1997.

‘Anubhav’ (1971) was Basu Bhattacharya’s first film of the trilogy of marital discords. The film was made with the assistance of Film Corporation of India (now National Film Development Corporation). The cast included Sanjeev Kumar and Tanuja in lead roles as married couple with Dinesh Thakur as the third person and A K Hangal as the man servant in the household of the couple.

As per Rinki Roy Bhattacharya’s interview, the film started with Pran and Tanuja in the lead role. Some scenes were already shot with Pran. However, after watching the rushes of shots, Basu Bhattacharya decided that the role of an office going husband did not suit Pran. So, he was replaced with Sanjeev Kumar.

I had watched the film many years back (probably on TV) but I failed to recall sequential progression of the story of the film especially as to how the film ended. Recently, I watched the film with HD quality DVD on one of the video sharing platforms. Wow! What a film. After ‘Pyaasa’ (1957), I have immensely enjoyed watching this film in Black and White photography. I feel that the film would not have looked cinematically great if it was made in colour.

‘Anubhav’ (1971) is the story of Meeta (Tanuja), the lonely wife of the workaholic Amar (Sanjeev Kumar) who is the editor of a newspaper. There is not much time for Meeta for the companionship of her husband as he leaves for office early morning and returns late in the night fully exhausted. The one dialogue of Meeta in the film sums up her position in the house when she says to Amar that she felt as if she has been staying in a hotel with all the comforts but nothing for her to do.

She starts rediscovering herself. The first thing she does is that she removes all her servants except Hari (A K Hangal) so that she can keep herself busy with her household work. Now, she is the real in charge of her home. She is able to persuade Amar to spend more time in the house. He hosts parties in the house. Thus, Meeta is able to make him understand the joy of marital bliss.

When things were moving in the right direction for Amar and Meeta, one day, Shashi Bhushan (Dinesh Thakur) comes to meet Meeta without any prior intimation. He was Meeta’s first lover to whom she has forgotten after her marriage. In fact, he has come to get her recommendation for a job at Amar’s office where he has given an interview. He has no intention of reviving his love interest when Meeta seems to be very happy with her married life. She refuses to recommend his case by telling him that she does not interfere in Amar’s office matters. However, Shashi Bhushan does get a job at Amar’s office and in due course of time, he becomes his right- hand man.

When Amar comes to know about the past of Shashi being a lover of Meeta, his male ego creates a storm in their married life. Some time the discord in their married life is open in the presence of Shashi who often visits Amar in his house for office related work. At last, Amar in the fists of anger asks Shashi to resign from the job. But Shashi has already decided to leave the job when he comes to know that he has become the reason for marital discord between Amar and Meeta. When Amar reads the resignation letter of Shashi, he has change of heart. He rejects his resignation letter and ask him to continue the work.

After the resignation drama, there is an apt dialogue between Shashi and Amar. Shashi says ‘mujhe pataa nahin, beeta huwa kal aaj hamaare beech kaisa aa gaya.’ (I don’t know how our bygone days have come between us in our present-day life). To which Amar says ‘beeta huwa kal aaj hamaare beech tab hi aata hai jab hum aaj ko puri tarah se jee nahi paate’. (Bygone days between us comes only when we are not able to enjoy fully our present-day life). The film ends with a positive note clearing all the misunderstanding between Amar, Meeta and Shashi and Meeta giving news to Amar of her pregnancy.

The film has been nicely produced with excellence in almost all the major aspects of the film – direction, acting, dialogues, photography, music etc. The background music in the film has been innovatively done with signature tune of Aakashvani and songs being played in the radio etc. I could faintly hear a Bangla song and a Hindi film song, taash ke baawan patte as part of background music.

Another highlight of the film is the excellent picturization of 4 melodious songs set to music by Kanu Roy with a minimal orchestration. I liked the picturization of one of the film’s songs, meri jaan mujhe jaan na kaho. It is to the credit of Basu Bhattacharya that such a romantic song has been picturised just at one place – at one of the closed windows of the house with the background of heavy rains outside the house. With this song, he has proved that an intense romantic mood in the song can be picturised without going to outdoor shooting or even to Switzerland as Yash Chopra may have done with similar situation. And what a play of words by Gulzar! The words ‘jaan’ has been used both as ‘love’ as well as ‘life’.

All the 4 songs of ‘Anubhav’ (1971) have been covered in the Blog. But there is one more song, a Bangla song ‘sedin dujone dulechhinu bone’, a Tagore song which is rendered by and picturised on Subir Sen. The occasion is a party hosted by Amar in his house in which Subir Sen, (in the role of Subir Sen, the singer) is also invited. The lyrics and the tune are by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore which he composed in 1922. In this song, no orchestration has been used except the harmonium.

I have taken the lyrics, Hindi poetic translation and English translation of the song from http://www.geetbatin.com. I was surprised to note that the Hindi poetic translation was composed in the same metre as Tagore Song. So one can sing Hindi translated song in the tune used for Bangla song.

S D Burman has used the tune of this Tagore song in naina deewaane ek nahin maane from the film ‘Afsar’ (1950).

Acknowledgements for the sources of information on Basu Bhattacharya: (1) Interview of Rinki Roy Bhattacharya by Sonal Pandya published in ‘Cinestan’, Feb 04, 2018 and (2) Interview of Gulzar published in a old issue of ‘Filmfare’, republished in https://tanqeed.com/

Video Clip:

Song-Sedin dujone dulechhinu bone (Anubhav)(1971) Singer-Subir Sen, Lyrics-Rabindranath Tagore, MD-Rabindranath Tagore

Lyrics (Sourced from http://www.geetbitan.com)
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sedin dujone dulechhinu bone
phulodore bandhaa jhulonaa
sei sritituku kobhu khone khone
jeno jaage mone bhulo na
bhulo na
bhulo na..aa
sedin dujone dulechhinu bone
phulodore baandhaa jhulonaa
se din baatase chhilo tumi jaano
aamari monero prolapo joraano,
se din baatase chhilo tumi jaano
aamari monero prolapo joraano,
aakashe aakashe aachhilo chhoraano
tomaro haasiro tulona
bhulo na
bhulo na
bhulo na
sedin dujone dulechhinu bone
phulodore baandhaa jhulonaa

jete jete paathe poornima raate
chaand uthechhilo gaagone
dekha hoyechhilo tomaate aamate
ki jaani ki mahalagone
ekhon aamar bela naahi aar….

Lines not covered in the song

bohibo ekaaki birohero bhaar –
Bnaadhinu je raakhi porane tomar se
raakhi khulo na khulo na

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Hindi Poetic Translation
(Sourced from http://www.geetbitan.com)
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वो दिन सुहाना-फुलडोर-बंधे
झूले थे हम वन में झूलना ॥
छोटी-मोटी वो यादें मन में जो जागे
पल वो हम कभी भूले-ना, भूलें-ना ॥

उस दिन हवा में, तुमने भी माना
पागल-वन मेरे, मन का सामाना ।
नीले नीले नभ ने, हरष छा जाता,
तेरे ही हँसी की तुलना ।
भूलो ना, भूलो ना, भूलो ना ॥

राह पे हमराही रात पूनम थी,
चांद चमका नभ में
न जाने वो कौन सी महालगन में
हम ओर तुम थे मिले

(जब) चांद चमकता नभ पे
अब वो बेला बीत चली
बार विरह के सहुं अकेले ।
जो राखी बांधे मैंने प्राण संग तेरे
वो राखी खुले ना, खुले ना, भुले ना ॥

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English Translation (Sourced from http://www.geetbitan.com)
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We had had a swing in the forest on the other day,
It was a swing adorned with garlands.
Wish we do not lose that tiny remembrance which looms about every now and then.

The air was filled with, you know, the meaningless words of my mind,
The sky (was) sprinkled with samples of your smile.
The moon was seen to rise in the sky on the full-moon day while strolling.
Just have no idea of the divine moment on which we had had met each other.

Now I have no time left, and will bear the feeling of solitude alone in myself-

(Please be kind enough) Not to shed the friendship band that (I had) tied with your soul.


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

A sad event that did not seem to gather much attention, occurred on Tuesday, 29th December, 2015. Legendary singer Subir Sen breathed his last in Calcutta (Kolkata). He was 81-years-old. The lovers of film music will remember him for his renditions in many Hindi and Bangla films.
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“Roop Ki Raani Choron Ka Raja” (1961) was a Rahul Theatres Production. It was prooduced and directed by H S Rawail. The movie had Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Jeevan, Sunder, Hira Lal, Randhir, Jagdish Raj, Rajindar Nath, Sahira, Sheela Kashmiri, Manorama, Indira Bansal, Gautam Mukerjee, Babu Rao Pehlwan, Soda Water, Prabhu Arora, Rirkoo, Jasbir Singh, Ravi Kant, Sadhu Singh, Raj Kumar, Ghosh, Guddu, Satish etc in it.
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“Roopsundari” (1964) as the name suggests was a mythological movie produced on a B grade budget.

Like most B grade movies of those days, the music was A grade.
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“Boyfriend”(1961) is a little known movie that had Shammi Kapoor and Madhubala in it ! And Dharmendra too !
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This is a “bicycle” song where Rajendra Kumar plays an NCC cadet. He releases a dove into sky and then sings this song riding a bicycle with his fellow bicyclists.
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Here is a song sung by a singer who is hardly known today. The singer is called Subir Sen and here he sings for a forgotten movie called “Kathputli” (1958). Lyricist is Shailendra and music direction is by Shankar Jaikishan.
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