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

Archive for the ‘Songs of 2011’ Category


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

I heard this song often when the promos of Rockstar played on TV, I liked the tune but did not really listen closely. One time a friend asked me who Indira Billi was, and to educate him, I looked for some videos of her on You Tube. I came across a fetching song ‘Katiya Karoon’ sung by Shamshad Begum and performed by Indira Billi. I posted that song for my friend and remembered this composition of AR Rahman’s. In comparing the two songs I realized that the earlier Shamshad Begum one was sung like a folk song while this later song was sung like a sufi song. Some more research yielded that this song was based on a kafi by Bulleh Shah, the supreme sufi writer who lived in the later part of the 17th and early part of the 18th century in Punjab.
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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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