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Today (18 august 2016) is the full moon day (poornima). It is on this day that Indian month of Saawan (Shrawan)comes to an end and the month of Bhaadon (Bhadrapad) begins. The singinficance of this full moon day is that it is celebrated in India as Rakshabandhan day.
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Missing Films of 1960s – 26
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There is a lot of discussion, heated debate, controversy etc. etc. on plagiarism. Given that the entire structure of the music world is founded on simply seven basic notes. Yes, we go on to sub notes and compound notes, and then ragas (combination of notes). But to the uninitiated, and untrained in classical music (like myself), it seems well nigh impossible that one can continue to keep on creating new songs and do not repeat a melody. Every day, hundreds, maybe thousands of new songs are born. It is really an amazing wonder that we do not find many more replications, than we already do.
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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.

Missing Films of 1960s – 25
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Back again, with another un-represented film from 1960s. The film being introduced today is ‘Ek Tha Alibaba’ from 1963. Obscure and unknown, nothing much is known about this film. Here are the details available in the Geet Kosh.

This film is listed as a fantasy film, produced under the banner of Shankar Movies. It is directed by Harbans. The film is actually a Dara Singh – Nishi starrer. The cast of actors besides the lead pair mentioned, includes Tiwari, Heeralal, Helen, Maruti, Naazi and Ram Singh. But it is strange that a Dara Singh film from 1960s is obscure. Generally, his movies are almost all available, apparently except for this one. Thankfully, the music is.
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This article is written by Raja, 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.

31st July is a date that immediately makes a connect with many Hindi film music lovers. Young or old, many of them associate it with one and only one event – the passing of Mohammad Rafi.
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Today (19 july 2016) is the eighth anniversary of this blog. On this occasion, I as well as some of our regulars have shared our views on the blog.

I have shared my views in two posts and I find that I still have some more things to say that have not been covered in my previous articles. So here is another writeup on the occasion.🙂
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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.

Missing Films of 1960s – 23
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In our effort to bring on the films of 1960s as yet missing from the blog, today with enter the year 1963. This is as per the list of pending films sent by Khyati Ben. ‘Been Ka Jaadu’ is alphabetically the first film of 1963 that is still waiting representation here. To recap the status, I am giving below the list of films from 1961 and 1962, for which we are as yet unable to trace any songs.
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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.

The strongest image that remains in the mind is that of the film director Sinha Saab, a bedraggled man in tattered garments, with ruffled grey hair and white beard, a leathery skin on face lined with wrinkles that appeared much before time – a young person who aged too rapidly for his years. With help of a walking stick, he climbs down from the shadows of the scaffolding where he has perched himself, watching the action on the floor below – the same floor where once, not too long ago, he was the ringmaster, and everyone bowed to him. Not anymore. Today, he is a ‘has been’, who lost his touch of Midas, and the same world that once clamored to him, has quickly forgotten and relegated him, literally, to the garbage heap.

With difficulty, he negotiates the narrow ladders that lead down from the scaffolding to the studio floor. Once there, he shuffles to the chair, his chair, in the days of glory; the chair with the word ‘Director’ written across its back. He sits. And then he is immobile, never to get up again, never to wake up.

When the crowd of workers return after lunch, everyone is shocked to see this grimy old man, sitting motionless in the director’s chair. Everyone is known to him, but today no one recognizes him, now that he is gone. None, save one light-boy, who remembers and recognizes his earliest benefactor – Sinha Saab.

The power of these images and these sequences now have a cult following, not only in India but worldwide. Remembering Guru Dutt on his seventy seventh anniversary. (9th July)
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Today (1 may 2016) is known as “May Day” or International Labour Day. Many countries celebrate another festival (spring festival) on this day which is called “May Day”. The labour related “May Day” is celebrated only in few countries on this day. There are countries that celebrate the International Labour day on some other date.
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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.

Songs to Tickle Your Memory – 30
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The inboxes on my email, mobile and YouTube account seems to be getting as many reminder messages these days, as messages for request.🙂 This song apparently has not yet surfaced in public domain. And for those who have heard it, and remember it, this is a vintage Chitragupt melody – stuff that memory ticklers are made of. I got requests from more than one friend (Arvinder ji included, of course) to post this song. And our dear friend Manju ji (daughter of producer director K Amarnath) is also waiting for this song.
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“Begaana”(1963) was produced and directed by Sadashiv Rao Kavi. The movie had Dharmendra, Supriya Chaudhary, Shailesh Kumar, Madhavi, Tarun Bose, Agha, Badri Prasad, Manorama, Mirza Mushsarraf, Chandrima Bhaduri, Rajan Haksar and Master Babloo etc in it.
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