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Archive for the ‘Songs of 1971’ Category


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Blog Day : 3694 Post No. : 14610

“Preetam” (1971) was produced and directed by Bhappie Sonie. The movie had Shammi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Leena Chandavarkar, Helen, Raj Mehra, Tiwari, Anwar Hussain, Manmohan, Siddhu, Malika, Urmila Bhatt, Raj Kishore, Ravikant, Daya Devi, Shyam, Dhanraj, Robert Slater, Birbal, Naaz, Dhumal, Mehmood etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from the movie. It is sung by Asha Bhonsle. The song is picturised as a cabarat dance song on Helen.Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan. The lyrics for this song have been sent in by Prakash ji.


Song-Ham bhi shikaari tum bhi shikaari(Preetam)(1971) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

hum bhi shikaari
tum bhi shikaari
hum bhi shikaari
tum bhi shikaari
teer tumhaare
aanhken hamaari
aankhen hamaari
hum bhi shikaari
tum bhi shikaari
teer tumhaare
aanhken hamaari
aankhen hamaari
aa haa
aa aaa
aa haa

aaja aaja zara aaja dilwaale
meri aaankh ka nishana aazmaa le
ya tu karle shikar mujhe teer se
ya tu chot meri nazron ki khaa le
aaja aaja zara aaja dilwaale
meri aaankh ka nishaana aazmaa le
ya tu kar le shikaar mujhe teer se
ya tu chot meri nazron ki khaa le
hey
luabara kaalu
hum bhi shikari tum bhi shikari
hey
hum bhi shikari
hey tum bhi shikaari
teer tumhaari aanhken hamaari
aankhe hamaari
aa haa
aa aaa
aahaa

jo huzur ko garoor hai shikaar ka
to gumaan mujhe roop ke bahaar ka
zara haath se kamaan to uthhaayiye
main bhi hausla to dekhoon sarkaar ka
jo huzur ko garoor hai shikaar ka
to gumaan mujhe roop ki bahaar ka
zara haath se kamaan to uthhaayiye
mai bhi hausla to dekhoon sarkaar ka
hey
balaru bai sa
hum bhi shikaari
tum bhi shikari
hum bhi shikari
haa tum bhi shikari
teer tumhaare
aanhken hamaari
aankhen hamaari
aa haa
aa aa
aa haa

dil waalon ko jalaana mera kaam hai
achche achchon ko jhukaana mera kaam hai
kaho karna hai mujhse muqaabla
zara soch lo
jawaani mera naam hai
dil waalon ko jalaana mera kaam hai
achche achchon ko jhukaana mera kaam hai
kaho karna hai mujhse muqaabla
zara soch lo
jawaani mera naam hai
hey
juwaala
judeta
hum bhi shikaari
tum bhi shikari
he
hum bhi shikari
he tum bhi shikari
teer tumhaare
aanhken hamaari
aankhen hamaari
aa

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Blog Day : 3690 Post No. : 14599

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 21
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‘ट’ – टूटे तो टूटे कोई दिल का सहारा ॰ ॰ ॰

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हम आस किए जाते, तुम पास नहीं आते
जाना था चले जाते, मिलने को चले आते

Everyone has to depart, someday. But this beseeching yoke of memories is now becoming an encumbering burden, that would probably be lightened only when I myself will depart.

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Presenting the next episode in this series. With close to half of Rafi Sb’s songs already posted on the blog, it is getting to be not an easy job to find songs to fit the requirements of the series. The alphabet letter for today is ‘ट’. When we scan the list of songs, we find a long list of songs starting with ‘t’, but then on closer review, one finds that majority of these ‘t’ songs are actually for the syllable ‘त’ –  as in ‘तुम’, ‘तुम्हारे’, ‘तेरा’ etc. There are very few songs that will start with the sound of ‘ट’.

But then, the going is still good. In fact I found two very good songs that satisfy this criteria; the second one I found fit quite well into another series, so I kept that aside for now.

This song is from the film ‘Lagan’ from 1971. Prior to this, two other films by this same title have been made – on in 1941 and the second in 1955. This is the third one. The film is produced under the banner of RRK Combine of Madras (now Chennai), and is directed by Ramanna. The star cast of this film includes Nutan, Ajay Sahni, Prem Chopra, Farida Jalal, Jagdeep, Bindu, Sulochana, Shabnam, Jaishri T, Nazir Hussain, Beerbal, Dubey and Kailash Chopra amongst others.

The film is a family drama – a story about a mother (role played by Sulochana) and her two sons (roles played by Prem Chopra and Ajay Sahni aka Parikshit Sahni). They relocate from Burma to Bombay, and a good Samaritan soul (role played by Nazir Hussain) in the form of a friend of the lady’s late-husband, hands them over substantial assets that are the share of the late-husband. Life is comfortable, only that the elder son (Prem Chopra) is wayward, and seeks extra-marital happiness. His wife is on way for a child, and he mistreats her. When this become known to the mother, she resolves to take action against her elder son, and to set him right.

The film has six songs, all written by Anand Bakshi, and tuned to music by Laxmikant Pyaarelal. Some of the songs are well heard memories from radio listening days. I picked this song for being a duet of Rafi Sb, but could not locate its video. I even scanned the film quickly, but it seems this song has been excluded from the film.

A duet in the voice of Rafi Sb and Asha Bhosle, it seems like a sad song of separation. As I scanned the film, I really could not make out where and how this song might fit into the storyline. If it were a solo sad song, then it could have fit in well. But a sad song presented as a duet seems to have no place in the film.

And so, presenting the next in this series, a song that is presents  a complaint, possibly from to a separated companion, or may be to the Almighty.

Song – Toote To Toote Koi Dil Ka Sahaara  (Lagan) (1971) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Rafi + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics

toote to toote koi dil ka sahaara
toote to toote koi dil ka sahaara
sahaara
ho hi raha hai phir bhi apna guzaara
ho hi raha hai phir bhi apna guzaara
roothe to roothe koi saathi hamaara
roothe to roothe koi saathi hamaara
hamaara
ho hi raha hai phir bhi apna guzaara

chaahe wafa kar chaahe kar bewafaai
chaahe wafa kar chaahe kar bewafaai
hum wo nahin jo denge teri duhaai
samjhe na samjhe zaalim tu ye ishaara
ishaara
ho hi raha hai phir bhi apna guzaara
toote to toote koi dil ka sahaara

ro ro ke phir na tera hum naam lenge
ro ro ke phir na tera hum naam lenge
baahen kisi ki bhi hum to thaam lenge
chhoote to chhoote hamse daaman tumhaara
tumhaara
ho hi raha hai phir bhi apna guzaara
toote to toote koi dil ka sahaara
roothe to roothe koi saathi hamaara
hamaara
ho hi raha hai phir bhi apna guzaara

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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टूटे तो टूटे कोई दिल का सहारा
टूटे तो टूटे कोई दिल का सहारा
सहारा
हो ही रहा है फिर भी अपना गुज़ारा
हो ही रहा है फिर भी अपना गुज़ारा
रूठे तो रूठे कोई साथी हमारा
रूठे तो रूठे कोई साथी हमारा
हमारा
हो ही रहा है फिर भी अपना गुज़ारा

चाहे वफा कर चाहे कर बेवफाई
चाहे वफा कर चाहे कर बेवफाई
हम वो नहीं जो देंगे तेरी दुहाई
समझे ना समझे ज़ालिम तू ये ईशारा
ईशारा
हो ही रहा है फिर भी अपना गुज़ारा
टूटे तो टूटे कोई दिल का सहारा

रो रो के फिर ना तेरा हम नाम लेंगे
रो रो के फिर ना तेरा हम नाम लेंगे
बाहें किसी की भी हम तो थाम लेंगे
छूटे तो छूटे हमसे दामन तुम्हारा
तुम्हारा
हो ही रहा है फिर भी अपना गुज़ारा
टूटे तो टूटे कोई दिल का सहारा
रूठे तो रूठे कोई साथी हमारा
हमारा
हो ही रहा है फिर भी अपना गुज़ारा


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

Blog Day : 3679 Post No. : 14573

Hullo Atuldom

I think I should get over this habit of waking up late to dates. I remembered that today (14 august 2018) was Johnny Lever’s birthday and later, yesterday, around seven in the evening I remembered that 14th august is also Shammi Kapoor’s anniversary. He passed away this date in 2011. Its been seven years.

Shammi Kapoor the man with “Neeli aankhen” (bade hai dil ke kale haan yehi neeli si aankhon waale) were his eyes actually blue or were they light? The gora-chitta-banka naujawan. The dancer who, I am sure, made a number of choreographers cry by doing his own stuff to the rhythm of the songs and had audiences lapping it up. And IMHO Helen was one dancer who managed to follow the choreographer when Shammi did his own stuff on his cue during dance numbers – the last part of “ai ai ya karoon main kya suku suku”is the best example for this. He would have continued in this manner but for the death of his beloved wife Geeta Bali, post which he lost interest for a few years, and then when he returned to the screen he began looking older than his age. He played Vinod Khanna’s older brother in 1971 in “Preetam” and father two years later in “Zameer”. Leena Chandavarkar, his heroine in Preetam, looks very tiny in front of him.

His movies all had memorable songs, mostly sung by Mohd. Rafi in the 60s and later in the 70s & 80s Kishore Kumar sang a few songs filmed on Shammi. There is video on YouTube wherein Shammi talks of his friendship with Kishore Kumar which possibly began at the time of “Mem Sahib” (1956/57) but (in Shammi’s words) he got a chance to lip-sync to Kishore only in the late 70s and 80s. when I heard Shammi mention “Mem Sahib” I decided to see it on YouTube. First thing that struck me was all the actors played characters that we later generation audiences are not familiar with. Meena Kumari played a mod-girl, Shammi Kapoor a negative character and Kishore Kumar a brahmachari who is confused about the ways of the world.

Yesterday when I realised the significance of 14th august with regard to Shammi Kapoor I had a chat with our Atulji to find out if there were any Shammi song left, are we at the bottom of the barrel? He gave me a list of post 1970 movies and also mentioned “Preetam”. I remember having seen this movie made by Bhappi Sonie in the times when doordarshan was the sole source of entertainment. I remember Leena Chandavarkar was paired opposite Shammi and Helen was for Vinod Khanna. I remembered the songs were also decently good.
Today’s song is a typical Shammi Kapoor song in the sense it is sung by Mohd. Rafi with music by Shankar Jaikishan. Only odd man out here is the lyricist -Rajinder Krishan.

Remembering Shammi Kapoor with this song from 1971.


Song-Sher se ladne aayi dekho shahar ki ik billi (Preetam)(1971) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Chorus

Lyrics

sher se ladne aayi dekho
shahar ki ik billi
sher se ladne aayi dekho
shahar ki ik billi
chidiya ghar mein bhej den isko
kalkatte ya dilli
dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho
sher se ladne aayi dekho
shahar ki ik billi
chidiya ghar mein bhej den isko
kalkatte ya dilli
dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho

maasha allaah
aankhen dekho
masha allah aankhen dekho
bilkul makdi jaisi hain
allah allaah
taangen dekho
allaah allaah taangen dekho
sookhi lakdi jaisi hai
daal ke choohe daani mein
daal ke choohe daani mein
phenk aate hain paani mein
nahin nahin
dilli thheek rahegi

sher se ladne aayi dekho shahar ki ik billi
chidiya ghar mein bhej den isko
kalkatte ya dilli
dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho

doodh malaai
chori ka ye
doodh malaai chori ka ye
kha kha ke gurraati hai
kad hai poore dedh haath ka
kad hai poore dedh haath ka
meri kamar tak aati hai
bilti iski karwaa den
bilti iski karwaa den
baans bareilli pahuncha den
nahin nahin dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho
shahar ki ek billi
chidiya ghar mein bhej den isko
kalkatte ya dilli
yeah
dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho

aahaa
naazuk naazuk bhoore bhoore
naazuk naazuk poore bhoore
tan par haath phiraayenge
gale mein iske baandh ke ghanti
gale mein iske baandh ke ghanti
isko dance karaayenge
sabko naach dikhaayegi
sabko naach dikhaayegi
paise chaar kamaayegi
nahin nahin dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho
shahar ki ik billi
chidiya ghar mein bhej den isko
kalkatte ya dilli
dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho


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.

Blog Day : 3668 Post No. : 14542

To remember, never forgotten, Jaidev ji (3 august 1919- 6 january 1987) on his 99th janmdin, I have selected an NFS for my presentation today (3 august 2018).

It was Jaidev’s habit to complete the work in hand, as fast as possible. Any delay will be mostly due to the Lyrics not available in time. Thanks to the poor taste in music of the masses and mass-worshipping producers, Jaidevji found enough time in-between the two assignments. He utilized that spare time to compose songs (NFS) with lesser known artists. The list of these artists is a long-one and I have listed them in my earlier presentations. He has number of NFS with well-known artists too. Lataji and Ashaji have sung many of such gems.

This being the month of August, which has many memorial days like 9th August, 15th August etc to feel our hearts with patriotic feelings. One more reason that I have selected a patriotic song, in the voice of none other than the Swar-Saamraagni Lataji.

I used to visit Jaidev ji at his flat behind Eros Cenema opp Churchgate station, often and have many pleasant memory of those visits. I was lucky to have been invited by himself to the recording of this song at Famous Cine Lab at Tardeo, Mumbai. As I am not sure about the Lyrics writer, I leave it for some rasik from our group to furnish the details.

You will mark that Jaidevji has used chorus voice very profusely, almost for alternate lines.

Enjoy the Song and Jai Hind.


Song-Jayate Jayate Jayate Satyameva Jayate(Lata NFS)(1971) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Uddhav Kumar, MD-Jaidev
Chorus
Lata +chorus

Lyrics

aaa aaa aaa
aa aa aa aa
aaa …

jayate
jayate
jayate
jayate
jayate
jayate

satyamev jayate, satyamev jayate, satyamev jayate
jayate, jayate, jayate
satyamev jayate, satyamev jayate, satyamev jayate
jayate, jayate, jayate
satyamev jayate, satyamev jayate,
satyamev jayate

jayate, jayate, jayate
aaa aaa aaa.. aaa …
aaa aaa aaa.. aaa …
aaa aaa aaa
aa aa aa aa

satya ki mashaal aaj raah jagmaga rahi
satya ki mashaal aaj raah jagmaga rahi
satya ki pukaar dushmanon ke dil hila rahi
satya ki pukaar dushmanon ke dil hila rahi
bahaaduron badhe chalo o o
bahaaduron badhe chalo
vijay tumhen bulaa rahi
vijay tumhen bulaa rahi
vijay tumhe bulaa rahi

aage badho kehate, satyamev jayate
jayate, jayate, jayate
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate

jayate, jayate, jayate
aaa aaa aaa.. aaa …
aaa aaa aaa.. aaa …
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

zulm ko mitaate chalo
satya ki pukaar hai
zulm ko mitaate chalo
satya ki pukaar hai

desh ki salaamati ka aaj tum pe bhaar hai
desh ki salaamati ka aaj tum pe bhaar hai
desh ke liye sabhi eee ee
desh ke liye sabhi ki zindagi nisaar hai
zindagi nisaar sabhi ki
zindagi nisaar hai

aage badho kehate, satyamev jayate
jayate, jayate, jayate
satyamev jayate, satyamev jayate, satyamev jayate
jayate, jayate, jayate
aaa aaa aaa.. aaa …
aaa aaa aaa.. aaa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aaa aaa aaa..

tum vatan ki shaan ho
tum vatan ki aan ho
tum vatan ki shaan ho
tum vatan ki aan ho

desh ke bahaaduron tum vatan ki jaan ho
desh ke bahaaduron tum vatan ki jaan ho
tum hamaare desh ki eee eee
tum hamaare desh ki jeet ke nishaan ho
jeet ke nishaan ho tum
jeet ke nishaan ho

aage badho kehate
satyamev jayate
jayate
jayate
jayate

satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate
jayate, jayate, jayate
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate

jayate
jayate
jayate
satyamev jayate,
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate
jayate
jayate
jayate

jayate
jayate
jayate
jayate
jayate
jayate

jayate
jayate
jayate


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

Blog Day : 3663 Post No. : 14531

The poem, kaarwaan guzar gaya gubaar dekhte rahe and the poet Neeraj are inseparable. The poem was later adapted as a song in the film ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’ (1965). But if I mention a verse from a ghazal, ‘kaarwaan guzra kiya raahguzar dekha kiya’ with more or less similar import, most of the readers of the Blog (barring those who have interest in the Urdu poetry) may not be aware as to who wrote this ghazal. The poet of this ghazal was Faani Badayuni. This name may not ring bell but the name will surely bring into the minds of most of us, another poet-lyricist from Badayun, Shakeel Badayuni.

I was not aware of Faani Badayuni until about 4 years back when I had started writing articles on some famous classical and modern Urdu poets for the Blog. In that, I had covered poets like Daagh Dehlvi, Firaq Gorakhpuri, Majaaz Lucknowi, Hasrat Mohoni, Sudarshan Faakir, Nida Fazli etc. I had also come across the name of Faani Badayuni in the context of Sahir Ludhinavi and Majaaz Lucknowi who were said to have been influenced by his poetry in their early writings. However, at that time, I did not make a serious attempt to know more about Faani Badayuni.

Recently, I heard the ghazal ‘misl-e-khayaal aaye thhe aakar chale gaye’ from the film ‘Aaina’ (1944). It is a tandem solo song sung by Kalyani Bai and Shama separately in the film. Pandit Phaani has been accredited as a song writer for this song in all the film songs websites. However, Kamalakar Pasupuleti’s book ‘Music and Arts in Hyderabad’ has mentioned that this ghazal was written by Faani Badayuni. I still have some doubt as to the authorship of this song. In my view, except for first she’r, the remaining 3 she’rs in the song appear more as filmy lyrics than the poetry. This issue created interest in me to know more about Faani Badayuni and his genre of poetry.

Shaukat Ali Khan ‘Faani’ Badayuni (13/09/1879 – 26/08/1941) was born in Islampur in Badayun district of the United Province (now Uttar Pradesh). Faani Badayuni’s great grandfather had come from Kabul during the reign of Mughal King, Shah Alam and had joined his darbaar. Later, he was made the Governor of Badayun and became the landlord in 144 villages. In the aftermath of the 1857 mutiny, the British confiscated most of his grandfather’s land as a punishment for supporting the 1857 rebellion. Faani’s father had to work as a sub-inspector in the Badayun police.

Faani Badayuni completed his high school in Badayun and did B.A. from Bareilly College in Bareilly. Faani was to get a job in the police but Faani’s father was keen that his son should enlist for LLB to become a lawyer to have an independent source of income. However, the young Faani was more interested in writing Urdu ghazals and attend mushairas than pursuing the vocation of a lawyer. It was the insistence from his father that forced him to take admission in a college in Allahabad for LLB and thereafter in Aligarh. After spending 6 years in these two colleges, Faani completed LLB in 1908.

Faani started law practices in Badayun, Bareilly, Agra and Lucknow but could not become a successful lawyer. With a poet in his heart, he had no interest in law practice. He had started writing ghazals from the age of 11. He used to spend much of his time in mushiaras. As a result, he did not devote sufficient time to study the court papers. His law practice failed and his father came to know that his son was devoting more time in writing Urdu poems than attending court. After his father’s reprimand, Faani stopped writing ghazals and participating in the mushiaras for few years.

In 1923, Faani came to Agra and started the law practice once again. But his practice did not flourish. During this time, he started an Urdu magazine ‘Tasneem’. But this venture also went into losses and had to be closed down in 1932. During these troubling times, Faani faced financial problems. It was during this period he had to sell his land at a pittance as a settlement of some land disputes.

Fortunately for Faani, in 1932, he got an invitation from Krishan Prasad ‘Shad’, the Diwan (Prime Minister) for the Nizam of Hyderabad to visit Hyderabad. Krishan Prasad was a poet himself beside a fan of Faani. He was provided with a furnished house in Hyderabad with free conveyance. He also got the monthly honorarium of Rs.350/- from Nizam.

In view of Faani’s educational qualification, the Diwan of Hyderabad was keen to make him a Magistrate in one of the courts of Hyderabad. However, due to some clever mechanisation of his competitors, Faani could not get any post worthy of his status. At last, he was appointed as a School Headmaster. After the death of Diwan Krishan Prasad in 1937, even his monthly honorarium was considerably reduced. During this period, Faani lost his young daughter and the wife within a span of one year. These incidences emotionally affected him.

Apart from attending to his job as a Headmaster, Faani was also required to attend the court of Nizam’s son. The music and poetry recitation sessions used to continue until the wee hours of the morning. As a result, Faani sometime could not attend to his school work or he would reach the school very late. As a punishment, Faani was transferred to a school in Nanded and later in Warangal. However, his heart was in Hyderabad for which he would often remain absent from the school. Due to this, Faani lost his job as Headmaster just few days before his death on August 26, 1941.

Faani had summed up his life as under. My guess is that he wrote this at the fag end of his life:

‘Faani’ ham to jeete ji wo maiyyat hai be-gor kafan
gurbat jisko raas na aayi aur watan bhi chooth gaya

[I am a living corpse without a tomb and the shroud (cloth on a dead body). Not wanted in a foreign (Hyderabad) land, I missed the home (Badayun)]

Faani published his poetry collections in two books – ‘Baqiyat-e-Faani’ and ‘Irfaniyat-e-Faani’. There is also a publication ‘Kuliyaat-e-Faani’ brought out after his death. In addition, there are some half a dozen published works done by some authors and editors on his poetry. All these publications are available on line in Urdu scripts only. Luckily , I could get a Hindi publication of Faani’s select poems (120 ghazals) in ‘Faani Badayuni Aur Unki Shaayari (1959) edited by Saraswati Saran ‘Kaif’ as e-book on rekhta.org.

Generally, traditional ghazals are written with a romantic theme of the poet’s unrequited love for his imagery beloved. The sequence of unrequited love poems starts with describing the husn (beauty) of the beloved. At this stae, everything looks good. Thereafter the poet feels that he has not been successful in wooing his beloved. Now his ghazals are full of pathos and melancholy. Lastly, the poet feels the pain of separation as the beloved is unresponsive.

However, almost all of Faani’s ghazals which I have read in the said publication, depict gloom, sorrow, despair, bitterness and pessimism. In his view, life is full of sorrow (gham) and only the death (maut) can relieve him from sorrow. In his ghazals, quite often words like ‘gham’, ‘maut’, ‘maiyyat’, ‘mataam’ will be found. Why Faani Badayuni’s ghazals are so gloomy?

The answer lies in the circumstances in which he had spent his life and the personal tragedies he faced. His father forced him to become a lawyer against his wishes. Even Faani’s small land holding was subject to dispute which he had to sell at a pittance. His friends left him when they were most needed at the times of his distress. In Hyderabad, his friends worked against him from getting a good job which he would have got it due to his educational qualification. After the death of his benefactor, Diwan Krishan Prasad in 1937, even his honorarium was considerably reduced. Within one year, he lost his young daughter and wife due to ill health as he had no money to spend on their medical expenses. All these events may have made him bitter about the life.

Some experts in the sphere of Urdu poetry say that Faani (means mortal, perishable) was influenced by the gloomy ghazals of Mir Taqi Mir and Mirza Ghalib. While this may be true, we have no way to know as to at what stage Faani started writing gloomy ghazals as his early works have said to be lost.

From a sample of the following she’rs of Faani, one can notice depressed he was from his day to day life. Words like ‘maut’, ‘maiyyat’, ‘maatam’ seems to be his favourite vocabulary:

ehsaas-e-mohabbat hi meri maut hai ‘Faani’
iss zindagi-e-dil ne mujhe jaan se maara

har nafs umr-e-guzashta ki hai maiyyat ‘Faani’
zindagi naam hai mar mar jiye jaane kaa

nafs=soul, spirit
umr-e-guzashta= previous age (life)

maut jis kaa hayaat ho ‘Faani’
iss shaheed-e-sitam kaa maatam kyaa

hayaat=life, existence
shaheed-e-sitam=martyr of tyranny

kisi ki gham ki kahaani hai zindagi ‘Faani’
zamaana ek fasaana hai marne waalon kaa

duniya meri balaa jaane, mehengi hai yaa sasti hai
muft miley to maut na loon, hasti ki kyaa hasti hai

It appears that over a period of time, Faani got so much used to face sorrows and pains that they had become a part of his life. In fact, he thinks that he gets relief by facing them:

‘Faani’ wo balaa-kash hoon gham bhi mujhe raahat hai
maine gham-e-hasti ki soorat bhi na pehchaani

balaa-kash= afflicted, distressed.
gham-e-hasti= life of sorrow

For me, reading Faani’s ghazals was like watching the film ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ (1959). Both are gloomy and depressing to my mind. But these are the classic works which no one with interests in classical Urdu poetry and films can ignore.

Unfortunately, Faani Badayuni’s ghazals have rarely been used in Hindi films. One of his famous ghazals ‘ ek muamma hai samjhne kaa na samjhaane kaa’ has been partly used in ‘Prem Nagar’ (1974). The song has already been covered in the Blog. So, I have selected one of Faani’s famous non-filmy ghazals, ‘kaarwaan guzra kiya hum rahguzar dekha kiye’ (1970). I have attempted English translation (rather transliteration) below. I will not be surprised if some different interpretations of this ghazal emerge as I feel that the ghazal has some shade of Sufiana poetry.

kaarawaan guzra kiya hum rahguzar dekha kiye
har kadam par naqsh-e-paa-e-raahbar dekha kiye

Travellers have left me and now I can only see the pathway.
At every step, I looked at the foot prints of my guide.

[The poet wished to reach his destination which is his beloved (God/Saint) but the travellers (pilgrims) have already left with the guide. Now he lacks guidance. it is said that to reach the God, one needs an intermediary in form of a saint and I think here the guide is the saint]

kaarwaan= A large group of travellers,
rahguzar= Pathway
naqsh-e-paa-e-Raahbar= Foot prints of the guide.

yaas jab chhaayi ummeeden haath mal kar rah gayin
dil ke nabzen chhut gayin aur chaaraagar dekha kiye

When the despair set in, all hopes got dashed.
My heart beats stopped and I looked for a healer to cure me.

[Again, the use of the word ‘chaaraagar’ (healer) is the typical of Sufiana poetry.
The poet is in pain and in despair as his all hopes of meeting his beloved dashed. Now he needs a healer to cure him from the pains and despair.]

yaas=despair, frustration
nabzen= pulses, beats
chaaraagar=one who cures, healer, doctor

rukh meri jaanib nigaah-e-lutf dushman ke taraf
youn udhar dekha kiye goyaa idhar dekha kiye

The beloved face is towards me but her love of glance is meant for my rival.
She is looking elsewhere but pretends as if she is glancing at me.

rukh= face
jaanib=direction, towards
nigaah-e-lutf=glance of love
goyaa= as if

dard mandaan-e-wafa ke haay re majbooriyan
dard-e-dil dekha na jaata thha magar dekha kiye

Oh! How many difficulties I have to face for the separation from my beloved. I cannot withstand the pain in my heart but I will have to bear it.

tu kahan thhi ae azal ae naa-muraadon ke muraad
marne waale raah teri umr bhar dekha kiye

O death, where were you. You were the wish of unfortunates.
Those who were desirous of death were waiting for you life long.

[It is interesting to note that Sahir Ludhianvi, in his famous qawwali in ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960), expressed somewhat similar thoughts but in a lighter vein:

‘mere naa-muraad ki junoon kaa hai ilaaj koi to maut hai’ ]

azal= death
naa-muraad=unfortunate, unlucky.

The last she’r of the ghazal not covered in the record

zeest thhi ‘Faani’ be-kadr-e-fursat-e-tamheed-e-shauq
umr bhar hum partav-e-noor-e-bashar dekha kiye

The life of Faani was limited to the extent of playing the role of the love.
Throughout the life, I remained in the shadow of the beauty of the human being.

zeest=Life
ba-kadr-e-fursat = to the extent-
tamheed-e-shauq= Role of love
partav-e-noor-e-bashar= In the shadow of the beauty of the human being.

The ghazal has been rendered by Asha Bhonsle under the music direction of Jaidev. The LP containing this ghazal was first released sometime in 1970.
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Notes:(1) For Faani Badayuni’s life profile, I have relied mostly on the Hindi book, ‘Faani Aur Unki Shaayari’ (1959): Editor, Saraswati Saran Kaif, which I gratefully acknowledge. Some additional inforamtion was drawn from interviews on Faani Badayuni in the video clips available on YT.

(2) I have selected the she’rs from the ghazals listed in the book referred to above as I felt that this was more autheticated source than those available on line.

Audio Clip:

Song-Caravan guzra kiya ham rahguzar dekha kiye(Asha Bhonsle NFS)(1971) Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Faani Badayuni, MD-Jaidev

Lyrics

aaa aaa aa aa aaa
aa aa aaa
aa aa aaa
kaarwaan guzra kiya
hum rahguzar dekha kiye
kaarwaan guzra kiya
hum rahguzar dekha kiye
har kadam par naqsh-e-paa-e-raahbar dekha kiye
kaarwaan guzra kiya

yaas jab chhaayi ee eee
yass jab chhaayi
ummeeden haath mal kar rah gayin
dil ke nabzen chhut gayin
aur chaaraagar dekha kiye
dil ke nabzen chhut gayin
aur chaaraagar dekha kiye
kaarwaan

rukh meri jaanib nigaah-e-lutf dushman ki taraf
rukh meri jaanib nigaah-e-lutf dushman ki taraf
youn udhar dekha kiye
goyaa idhar dekha kiye
youn udhar dekha kiye
goyaa idhar dekha kiye
kaarwaan guzra kiya

dard mandaan-e-wafa ki
dard mandaan-e-wafa ki
haay re majbooriyan
dard-e-dil dekha na jaata
thha magar dekha kiye
dard-e-dil dekha na jaata
thha magar dekha kiye
kaarwaan

tu kahaan thhi ae azal
tu kahaan thhi
tu kahaan thhi ae azal
ae naa-muraadon ki muraad
marne waale raah teri
umr bhar dekha kiye
marne waale raah teri
umr bhar dekha kiye
kaarwaan guzra kiya
hum rahguzar dekha kiye
hum rahguzar dekha kiye
hum rahguzar dekha kiye
hum rah…


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Blog Day : 3651 Post No. : 14499

“Man Tera Tan Mera”(1971) was directed by B R Ishara for Nitin Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Rehana Sultan, Anil Dhawan, Shatrughan Sinha, Manmohan Krishna, Asit Sen, Dulaari, Vivek, Johny Whisky, Dilip Dutt, Pardesi, Nayantara, Abhijeet Sen, Ravi, Roopaali, Hameed, Shakeel, Madhumati, Anand Narula, S K Sinha, M abbas, C K Shetty, Ram Singh, Prakash, Satyendra, Jeetendra Sharma, R Khosla, Master Susheel, Rashmi (new discovery) and Rukhsana (new discovery) etc in it.

The movie had four songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Man Tera Tan Mera”(1971) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Mukesh. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sapan Jagmohan.

Only the audio of this song is available. Like most Mukesh songs, this song too bears the mdas touch of Mukesh, but this song somehow managed to end up becoming an obscure song. The fact that the movie failed at the box office obviously has to be the main reason why this song failed to get enough exposure among music lovers.


Song-Zindagi ke mod par ham tum miley aur kho gaye(Man Tera Tan Mera)(1971) Singer-Mukesh, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

zindagi ke mod par
hum tum miley aur kho gaye
ajnabi thhe aur phir ham ajnabi se ho gaye ae
zindagi ke mod par

pal do pal jazbaat ki ee
pal do pal jazbaat ki
lahron mein kitna josh tha
ek zara si der mein
toofaan ke dhaare kho gaye ae
kho gaye
zindagi ke mod par
hum tum miley aur kho gaye ae
zindagi ke mod par

dil ke har ek taar ne ae
dil ke har ek taar ne
kya jaaniye kya ?? hai
saaj chheda aur sabhi nagme pareshaan ho gaye ho gaye
zindagi ke mod par hum tum miley aur kho gaye
zindagi ke mod par

jis kadar nazdeek aaye
jis kadar nazdeek aaye
faasle badhte gaye ae
do musaafir kab miley hain
par pahuch kar kho gaye ae
kho gaye
zindagi ke mod par hum tum miley aur kho gaye
ajnabi thhe aur phir ham ajnabi se ho gaye ae
zindagi ke mod par


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Blog Day : 3650 Post No. : 14494

Late 1960s and early 1970s was the transition phase for HFM when old order changed all of a sudden and paved way for the new order. Artists who ruled the roost till then suddenly found the taste of the audiences changing overnight and there were few takers for old artists and their music.

Shankar Jaikishan were a classic example. They were the most prolific music directors from 1949 till 1971 and their music was the gold standard of HFM till then. Suddenly, their music got overtaken by new kind of music inh HFM. Death of Jaikishan in 1971 made matters worse for the musical duo. Though Shankar continued to compose under the brand name of Shankar Jaikishan, the brand had lost its value irreversibly. No matter what songs were created subsequently, Shankar Jaikishan music was not the same. There are hardly any songs of Shankar Jaikishan after 1971 that could be described as timeless classics unlike hundreds of their compositions from 1950s and 1960s that are undoubtedly immortal songs.

“Duniya Kya Jaane”(1971) was produced and directed by C V Sridhar. This movie had Bharti, Premendra, Anupama, Krisnkant, Nazeer Hussain, Manorama, Sulochana Chatterjee etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Here is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Kishore Kumar, whose stars were on thge rise and who had become the red hot property on HFM scene. The song was penned by Rajinder Krishan and composed by Shankar Jaikishan. The song is wonderful to listen to. But this song failed to make any headway during its time because those were the days when Kishore Kumar songs composed in R D Burman style had caught the fancy of music lovers and songs composed in the style of the past had ceased to appeal to music lovers.

With the benefit of hindsight, I would say that it is a great song to listen to. But that would be of little help to the artists or the movie makers now. The movie as well as its music failed to make it big during its time. I had never heard this song till now. This song sounds like a forgotten gem to me.

With this song, “Duniya Kya Jaane”(1971) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Jhoom jhoom naach rahi barkha bahaar hai (Duniya Kya Jaane)(1971) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey
hey hey
ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho

jhoom jhoom naach rahi barkha bahaar hai
boond boond chhed rahi man ka sitaar hai
thhandi phuhaar hai ya pyaar ki pukaar hai ye
kya hai
kya hai
jhoom jhoom naach rahi barkha bahaar hai
boond boond chhed rahi man ka sitaar hai
thhandi phuhaar hai ya pyaar ki pukaar hai ye
kya hai
kya hai
hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey
hey hey
ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho

koi ek jhalak si dikhaa kar gaya
mere dil ki dhadkan badhaa kar gaya
na bhoolega andaaz us shokh ka
jo hum se yoon chehra chuupa kar gaya
haa
jhoom jhoom naach rahi barkha bahaar hai
boond boond chhed rahi man ka sitaar hai
thhandi phuhaar hai ya pyaar ki pukaar hai ye
kya hai
kya hai
hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey
hey hey
ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho
aa haa

ye saawan ki rimjhim sataane lagi
ye bheegi huyi rut jalaane lagi
abhi to gaya hai yahaan se koi
abhi yaad kyun uski aane lagi
jhoom jhoom naach rahi barkha bahaar hai
boond boond chhed rahi man ka sitaar hai
thhandi phuhaar hai ya pyaar ki pukaar hai ye
kya hai
kya hai
jhoom jhoom naach rahi barkha bahaar hai
boond boond chhed rahi man ka sitaar hai
thhandi phuhaar hai ya pyaar ki pukaar hai ye
kya hai
kya hai
hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey
hey hey
ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho


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Blog Day : 3564 Post No. : 14289

“Murder in Circus”(1971) was produced by B K Adarsh and directed by A Salaam. The movie had Sujit Kumar, Jaimala, A N Ansari, Bela Bose, B M Vyas, Shetty, Sapru etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Four songs from the movie have been covered in the past. Here are the details of these four songs :-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Tumko pasand ho to tumhe dilruba kahoon 8693 13-Sep-13
Bolo bolo tum mere ho bolo 8711 16-Sep-13
Parda zara hataao to koi baat ho 9266 8-Jan-14
Duniya mein raho aur pyaar karo 14285 19-Apr-18

Here is the fifth and final song from “Murder in Circus”(1971) to appear in the blog. According to HFGK, the song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Usha Khanna, though I can only detect Asha Bhonsle’s song. Perhaps Usha Khanna sings in chorus. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

The song is picturised as a Villain’s den song on two main dancers and other dancers. I am unable to identify the two main dancers. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identigy them.

With this song, “Murder in Circus”(1971) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Banke bahuroopiyaa usne mera dil liya(Murder in Circus)(1971) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Usha Khanna, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Usha Khanna
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

lalalalalala
lalalalalala
lalalalalal
lalalalalalal

unaa unaa unaaoo unauauaua
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

lalala
banke bahuroopiya
usne mere dil liya
liya liya liya
banke bahuroopiya usne mere dil liya
chupke nazron se
dil ki raahon mein
wo chehra chipaye sanam aaye jaye
karoon main kya haaye
banke bahroopiya
usne mere dil liya

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

khili khili kali hoon main
gulshan ki matwaali
matwaali aji matwaali
matwaali aji matwaali

gali gali dhoondh aayi ban ke teri dilwaali
dilwaali aji dilwaali
dilwaali aji dilwaali

parde giraaye na parde uthaye
wo parde giraaye
na parde uthaaye
karoon main kya haaye
bolo ji bhala kaun hai wo
bolo ji bhala kaun hai wo

bolo ji bhala kaun hai wo
bolo ji bhala kaun hai wo

banke bahroopiya
usne mere dil liya
liya liya liya

aag lagi nas nas mein
dhadkan hai mastaani
mastaani aji mastaani
mastaani aji mastaani

ghadi ghadi baahon mein tadpan hai deewaani
deewaani aji deewaani
deewaani aji deewaani

mujhko sataaye
wo ratiya jagaye
mujhko sataaye wo ratiyaa jagaye
karoon main kya haye
banke bahrupiya
usne mere dil liya
chhupke nazron se
dil ki raahon mein
wo chehra chhipaaye sanam aaye jaaye
karoon main kya haay
bolo ji bhala kaun hai wo
bolo ji bhala kaun hai wo
bolo ji bhala kaun hai wo
bolo ji bhala kaun hai wo


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Blog Day : 3562 Post No. : 14285

“Murder in Circus”(1971) was produced by B K Adarsh and directed by A Salaam. The movie had Sujit Kumar, Jaimala, A N Ansari, Bela Bose, B M Vyas, Shetty, Sapru etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Murder in Circus”(1971) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Usha Khanna.

The song is picturised as a club cabarat dance on Bela Bose white a fight is simultaneously going on between two men.

Yesterday (18 april) was the birthday of Bela Bose (now Bela Sengupta). Here is wishing her a belated happy birthday and many happy returns of the day.


Song-Duniya mein raho aur pyaar karo (Murder in Circus)(1971) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

aah
du du du
duniya mein raho
aur pyaar karo
aapas mein jhagadna thheek nahin
yaa hoo haa
do din ke yahaan mehman hain ham
har baat pe ladna thheek nahin
yaahoo yaahoo hoo

main bhi hoon yahaan
aur jaam bhi hai
zulfon ki nasheeli ee
shaam bhi hai
main bhi hoon yahaan
aur jaam bhi hai
zulfon ki nasheeli ee shaam bhi hai
kis baat se aakhir bigde ho
kis baat se aakhir bigde ho
aise to bigadna thheek nahin
zara socho
du du du
duniya mein raho aur pyaar karo
aapas mein jhagadna thheek nahin
???

insaan bano ye kehna hai
maujon ki tarah se ae rahna hai
insaan bano ye kehna hai
maujon ki tarah se ae rehna hai
mehfil mein tamaasha mat baniye
mehfil mein tamaasha mat baniye
aise to akadna thheek nahin
???
insaan hai hum har baat pe ladna thheek nahin


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Blog Day : 3551 Post No. : 14250

“Paaras”(1971) was directed by C P Dixit for Prithvi Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Sanjeev Kumar, Rakhi, Farida Jalal, Shatrughan Sinha, Mehmood, Madan Puri, Mukri, Kamal Mehra, Birbal. Uma Khosla, Ratnamala, Badri Prasad, Narbada Shankar, Bhushan Tiwari, Kunal Chaudhary etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered in the blog. Here are the details of these five songs :-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Sajna ke saamne main to rahoongi chup 800 24-Feb-09
Tere hothon ke do phool pyaare pyaare 1244 8-May-09
Man mera tujhko maange door door tu bhaage 1252 9-May-09
Ho jugni kehti hai baat pate ki 14189 21-Mar-18
Suno saathhiyon 14239 6-Apr-18

Here is the sixth and final song from “Paaras”(1971) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Kishore Kumar with some anokhe bol by Farida Jalal. Verma Malik is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

This expression of love genre of song is picturised on Mehmood a nd Farida Jalal.

With this song, “Paaras”(1971) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Gali gali aur gaaon gaaon mein peeto aaj dhandhora (Paras) (1971) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Farida Jalal

Lyrics

ae ae
bhaaiyon aur bahnon aurr bachchon
gali gali
aur gaaon gaaon mein
peeto aaj dhandhora
gali gali aur gaaon gaaon mein
peeto aaj dhandhora
o loot ke le gayi
paanch foot ki chhori
dekho chhe foot ka chhora
loot ke le gayi
paanch foot ki chhori
dekho chhe foot ka chhora
loot ke le gayi
phaphak phui phui
phaphak phui phui
phaphak phui phui
phui

he
he he he
he he he
aisi tadap hai chaal ke ander
jaise machhali jaal ke ander
ander andar jaal ke ander
jaise lachak ho daal ke ander
umr hai solah saal ke ander
umr hai solah saal ke ander
sab ki isne chhuti kar di
kya kaala kya gora
loot ke
haan
le gayi
paanch footan ki chhori
dekho chhe footan ka chhora
loot ke le gayi
phaphak phui phui
phaphak phui phui
phaphak phui phui
phui

honth sharbati nain billauri
meethhe ganne ki ye pori
meethhe pore ki ye ganderi
kali se komal barf se gori
bina chonch ke lage chakori
bina chonch ke lage chakori
isi chakori ki chonch mein
phans gaya ek chakora
loot ke
ho
le gayi
paanch foot ki chhori
dekho chhe foot ka chhora
loot ke le gayi
phaphak phui phui
phaphak phui phui
phaphak phui phui
phui

he he he
he he he
he he he
ek din dekha ghoda ghodi donon milkar bhaage
hmph hmph hmph hmph phrr
ek din dekha ghoda ghodi donon milkar bhaage
peechhe se ek halla maara
ghodi nikli aage
kar gayi ghode ko vo jaate jaate aankh matakka
dekh chhalaangen ghodi ki
main rah gaya hakka bakka
wadi
paanch sau ki ghodi maar gayi
paanch sau ki ghodi maar gayi
chhe hazaar ka ghoda
loot ke le gayi
paanch foot ki chhori
dekho chhe foot ka chhora
loot ke le gayi
gali gali aur gaaon gaaon mein
peeto aaj dhandhora
ho loot ke le gayi
ho loot ke le gayi
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa


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What is this blog all about

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 TEN years. This blog has over 14600 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 3700 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Total number of songs posts discussed

14646

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1147
Total Number of movies covered =4000

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Blog Start date: 19 july 2008

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