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

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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 If this article appears in sites like and etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

The lyricist, the music director and the singer are the trinity who are involved in the making of film songs, making their own contributions in popularising the song. However, right from the early days of talkies films 1931, the lyricists have remained in the shadows of music directors and singers. I have some 78 RPM records of films of 40s which do not contain the names of lyricists. Even All India Radio and Radio Ceylon (Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation) rarely used to announce the name of the lyricists while airing Hindi film songs.
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Kishore Kumar, popularly regarded as a happy go lucky individual was deep down a sensitive soul. After making a couple of light hearted movies, Kishore Kumar began to make some serious movies on sensitive issues. But unfortunately the Hindi movie audience were not ready for such movies. In fact even today there is only a very small audience for serious and sensitive off beat movies.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Remembering Kishore Da on the anniversary of his passing away.
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Kishore Kumar, after making a laugh riot “Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi” (1958) subsequently made serious movies touching upon serious topics. In these movies, Kishore Kumar gave his all. He was not just the producer of these movies, he acted and sang and even composed the music in these movies.
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I have heard this song earlier, but I did not pay much attention while doing that. And afterwards I have read lots and lots of nice things about this song. People regard it as one of the best songs that Kishore Kumar has ever sung.
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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.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for more than nine years. This blog has over 14300 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 3500 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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