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

Archive for the ‘Translation by Raja’ Category

The regulars of the blog know it by now that I miss no opportunity to gloat about my pets. And such opportunities present themselves in the form of songs featuring dogs and cats. My pets seem to have become popular, guazing by the fact that regulars tell me about various dog songs that they come across.
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In Bollywood movies, getting drunk and singing drunkard song was considered the preserve of males (viz Devdas etc). Ladies getting drunk and making a spectacle of themselves was a strict no no.
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I have posted many Lata-Madan Mohan creations in this blog. Most of these songs are easily timeless classics. And they are all precious gems, which can be listened to many times, without getting bored.
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Here is a song which I do not recall having listened to in the past. It is a qawwaali, and one that appeals to the listener the very first time one listens to it.
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There are Shammi Kapoor fans who give their farmaishes to post songs where Shammi Kapoor is dressed like a female.
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Here is yet another Rafi-Shammi Kapoor song which is sung and picturised with the same passion which we have come to associate with such songs. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist and Shankar Jaikishan are the music director, as was the case in majority of such songs.
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There are people who like to go to party. What exactly do they do in the party ? If they are like the party goers in Bollywood songs, most of them just stand like statues when the hero is hogging the limelight, singing a song. Except hero, everyone else seems discomfited. Even the heroine is not at ease, because the contents of the song are either praising her or cursing her, and in either case, she feels mightily embarrassed.
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Shammi Kapoor figured with Asha Parekh in more movie than with any other actresses. They were together when Shammi Kapoor’s star was rising, and they were together when Shammi Kapoor’s star was setting. And of course, they were together when Shammi Kapoor was at the top.
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“Jawaan Mohabbat” was a Shammi Kapoor movie in his usual style, but released a few years too late. It was released in 1971, when Rajesh Khanna had already taken over as the reigning superstar.
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“Professor” has to be one of the most memorable musical blockbuster movie featuring Shammi Kapoor. But then the same can be said about any Shammi Kapoor movie.
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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 17500 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 5000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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