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One of the more easily recognizable figures on the Hindi film screen. There are two hallmark identifications, with which we can easily pick out Asit Sen (the actor). The first one is his size. It is remarkable that he maintained his figure through the entirety of his career. One can see him in his earliest appearances in films like ‘Do Bigha Zameen’, playing the role of a seller of sweets and savories, and then also see him in films after three decades – ‘Mera Karam Mera Dharam’ (1987), playing the role of school headmaster. There is no change in his physique. For the number of years one sees him on screen in the same physical dimensions, the thought almost comes into the mind – maybe this is how he was born. 🙂
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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.

“Maa” (1952) was directed by Bimal Roy for Bombay Talkies. The movie had Bharat Bhushan, Shyama, Bhupen Kapoor, Kusum Deshpande, N. Hussain, Paul Mahendra, Achla Sachdev, B. M. Vyas, Kumud, Bharat Vyas, Bikram Kapoor, Asit Sen, Leela Chitnis, Manju etc in it.
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“Do Dil” (1965) was an Uttam Chitra Production. It was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherji. The movie had Biswajeet, Rajshree, Mehmood, Pran, Mumtaz, Indira, Kamal Kapoor, Asit Sen, Durga Khote etc in it.
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It was more than a couple of months ago that I had received the lyrics of a song which I loved. That song was one that I had never heard before. Moreover, this song was picturised on an actor who rarely lip synced songs on screen. I loved the song so much that I resolved that this song must be posted on a special day.
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When “Fakeera” (1976) was released, I pooh poohed it as a B grade movie. Even the reviews of this movie in magazines seemed to bear me out that the movie was no great shakes.
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In Bollywood movies, getting drunk and singing drunkard song was considered the preserve of males (viz Devdas etc). Ladies getting drunk and making a spectacle of themselves was a strict no no.
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“Ham Sab Chor Hain” (1955) is a movie of historical significance because here one can see many would be legends in action during their earlier days. For instance, it was one of the first movies as a music director for O P Nayyar. It is in movies like this that he began to groom Asha Bhonsle and gave her voice an identity.
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