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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

‘Basera’ (1950) was produced under the banner of Watan Pictures and was directed by Inaayat. The star cast included Ramola, Heeralal, Veena Kumari, Roopmala, Chandabai, Budho Advani etc. I have no idea about the film’s story but going by the songs, it is apparent that the film belonged to social genre.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

The playback system came in to vogue some time in 1935 in Bombay film industry. The system really got stabilized only from early 40s. At that time,  among the female playback singers, Ameerbai Karnataki, Rajkumari, Zohrabai Ambaalewaali and Shamshad Begum dominated the Hindi film industry. There were other playback singers like Parul Ghosh, Zeenat Begum, Hamida Bano, Naseem Akhtar, Mohantara Talpade, Dilshad Begum etc. While a few among them had migrated to Pakistan, others  playback singers either could not stand against the competition with the well- established playback singers or they had to give up their careers, probably for domestic and personal reasons.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

Whenever I listen to songs rendered by Hafeez Khan Mastana, popularly known as Khan Mastana, I feel very sad and sorry for him. He was the son of Ustad Waheed Khan of Etawah Gharana who was a well-known sitar and surbahar player. The renowned sitarist Ustad Vilayat Khan was Khan Mastana’s first cousin.
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“Jaan Pehchaan”(1950) was directed by Fali Mistry for United Technician, Bombay. The movie had Nargis, raj Kapoor, Jeewan, Shyama, Dulari, Amar, Mukri, Amir Bano, Sankatha etc in it.
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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.

Today’s song is from film Dahej-50, a melodramatic film from V.Shantaram. The song is sung by Jayashree Shantaram.
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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.

Today’s song is from the film Samaadhi-50. It is sung by Shamshad Begum under the baton of Composer C.Ramchandra. This time the focus is not on C Ramchandra but on Shamshad Begum.
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“Nishaana”(1950) was directed by M H Wazahat for M & T Films, Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Madhubala, Geeta Bali, Kanhaiyalal, Yakoob, Nawab Kashmiri, Durga Khote, Cuckkoo, Shyama, Shanti Madhok, Ahmad Agha, Shah, Balam, Guru, Basu, Nazafi etc in it.
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“Mashaal”(1950) was directed by Nitin Bose for Bombay Talkies. The movie was based on a Bankimchant Chattopadhyay story called “Rajni”. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Summovie itra Devi, Kanu Roy, Ruma Guha, S Nazir, Moni Chatterji, Zal Merchant, Nana Palsikar, Neelam, Gauri Devi, Niharika Devi, Sati Devi, Shivraj, Arun Kumar, samar Chatterji, Krishnkant, Cuckoo, Dubey etc in it.
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“Mashaal”(1950) was directed by Nitin Bose for Bombay Talkies. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Sumkitra Devi, Ruma Devi, Kanu Roy, Cuckoo, Jal Merchant, Nana Palsikar, Shivraj, Arun Kumar, Neelam Kothari, Ashok Kumar, Moni Chatterji, etc in it.
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“Basera”(1950) was directed by Inaayat for Watan Pictures, Bombay. This obscure movie had Ramola, Hiralal, Veena Kumari, Roopmala, Chanda, Bhuda Advani etc in it.
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