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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Lata’s Songs NOT YET covered on our Blog – 4
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The 1948 film ‘Asha’ is produced by Jagdish Film Circuit, Banglore and is directed by Meghani. The 9 songs of this film are written by L Meghani and have been set to music by the great MD Khemchand Prakash. According to HFGK, the star-cast included Shanta Kunwar, Sohan, Samson, Shivraj, Tiwari, Urvashi, Laxman Rao, Sreemati Pal, Master Sharad etc.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Lata’s Songs NOT YET covered on our Blog – 2
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‘Subhadra’ (1946) produced by Prafulla Pictures, Bombay and directed by Vinayak, is a mythological film with the star-cast consisting of  Prem Adeeb, Shanta Apte, Meenakshi, Shantarin, Usha Mantri, Prabhakar, Majumdar, Ishwarlal, Yakub, Salvi, Jog, Daamu Anna Mavlankar, Nimbalkar and Lata Mangeshkar.  Three lyricists, Pt. Indra, Pt. Sudarshan and Moti BA, had written the songs of this film, and the music was set by veteran Vasant Desai.  It is a well-known fact that before becoming a full time playback singer, Lata acted in few Marathi and Hindi films for financial need to support her family.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

VINTAGE SHAMSHAD BEGUM….Song No. 3
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Today’s song is from film Namumkin-46. It is a duet of Shamshad Begum and K.S.Ragi.

We are accustomed to see only the usual regular well known names, but when some new or unknown name appears, our brows are raised and we wonder who this singer is. Same thoughts came to my mind when I first came across his name few years back. One would immediately think of the singers in a Gurudwara, who are also called Raagis. I tried and tried very hard, but except that he hailed from Andhra pradesh, I could not get any other information on him. Then one fine morning K S Ragi’s daughter appeared on RMIM forum and gave some more information. Though even this was very meagre, still at least something was there.
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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.

“Life is short but art and for that matter music is permanent. There is no death of a true art and so is it with music.”

These are the words of one who is known as the ‘Gentleman Musician’ amongst the community of music directors and musicians, both in Bombay and in Calcutta.  Vistas Ardeshir Balsara – a name that is part of a long list of very talented musicians, whose contributions to the making of the film music has been immense.  These musicians, instrumentalists and arrangers, most of whom were  experienced and capable of being music directors in their own right, rarely got to appear in the limelight and be recognized for their work.  V Balsara is one such gifted musicians who did get the opportunity to step out from behind the curtain, and be known for his art.  I am sure all will remember the iconic song “Ae Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal” (‘Daag’, 1952) in all its flavors.  The piano accordion in this song is played by him.

Remembering V Balsara on the anniversary of his passing away (24th March).
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“Naach” (1949) was directed by Ravindra Dave for Kuldip Pictures. The movie had Shyam, Suraiya, Kuldip, Raj Mehra, Gulab, Yashodhara Katju, Sofia, Shyama, Wasti, Om Prakash etc in it.
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“Shikast” (1953) was an Ashadeep productions movie. It was directed by Ramesh Saigal. The movie had Dilip Kumar, Nalini Jaywant, Master Kapoor, Leela Misra, Shamlal, Hemavati, K. N. Singh, Om Prakash, Durga Khote etc in it.
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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.

This is the 6th song in “The flavour of the 30s’ series. The song is from the Film-Mera Ladka-1938. it is sung by Shanta Hublikar and music is by Keshavrao Bhole.
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Today (7 march 2013) is the first death anniversary of Ravi (3 march 1926- 7 march 2012). On this occsion, here is a song from “Khaamosh Nigaahen” (1989) which was the last Hindi movie of Ravi as a music director. This movie was a home production of Ravi. It was produced and directed by Ajay Sharma, (Ravi’s son) under the banner of Ajay Films. The movie had Rakesh Roshan, Deepti Naval, Swaroop Sampat, Agha, Shashikala, Urmila Bhatt, Shubha Khote, Iftekar, Dalip Tahil, Manmohan Krishna etc in it.
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“Nazrana” (1948) was an unreleased movie and hardly any information was available about this movie online. Not any longer. Our own beloved inhouse encyclopaedia Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh now has some invaluable information about this movie. Here is what he has to say about this movie:
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“Naata” (1955) was a Madhubala Pvt Ltd Production movie. It was directed by D N Madhok. The movie had Abhi Bhattacharya, Madhubala, Chanchal, Vijayalaxmi, Kanhaiyalal, Heeralal, Gope etc in it.
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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.

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