Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Archive for the ‘Tapori song’ Category

This article is written by Ava Suri, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

By the time 1990s came along Hindi movies were getting loud, the heros were mannerless, ill-bred uncouth fellows. Sadak Chhap Romeos with a heart of gold, diamonds in the rough who start out rather badly, but by the end, redeem themselves by doing the right thing.
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Bollywood music touched its nadir in 1980s when “Disco” music took over the music scene. The fact that Bappi Lahiri and Mithun da were the biggest beneficiary of that era says it all. Bappi Lahiri (though capable of creating great music) preferred to create forgettable music. Mithun da indulded in so called disco “densing”, which, if you watched closely, bore little resemblence to actual “densing”. “Densing”, incidentally was how Mithun da pronounced “dancing”.
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“Aakhri Daao” (1958) was a suspense movie, which was one of the popular form of movies that were being produced by the Bollywood movie industry at that time.
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This movie “Phaandebaaz” (1978) was rightly panned by the critics for being a hopeless movie, and so it proved. The movie failed at the box office and by now it is a forgotten movie.
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When I was a young kid, I was made to believe that the hero-heroine would always be seen singing their love songs while running around trees. I am not very sure because I have not seen too many such songs.
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Now a days, we keep talking about the deterioration in the quality of Bollywood songs and we fondly remember the days gone by when there used to be high quality songs.
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For some reason, I was unable to locate the video of this song. Now finally, my search for this song is over and I could locate the video. So here is a long pending farmaish of Raja finally being posted.
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“Lage Raho Munna Bhai” is one new movie that I regard as one boasting one of the most original story line imaginable. And it is a very well made movie as well.
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Here is yet another popular song from “Teesri Manzil”. In this song, Shammi Kapoor teases a girl, mistaking her for Asha Parekh and lands in trouble.
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As Tapori songs go, this was creme de la creme of its genre which I liked a lot in 1970s. And guess what, I forgot all about this song. That is, till two days ago, when I accidentally stumbled upon this song again.And this time I realised that the song was from “Anokhi Ada”, the movie from which I have posted two songs already !
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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 nine years. This blog has over 13700 song posts by now.

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