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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.

 

नभ: स्पृशम् दीप्तम्

Touch the Sky with Glory

What an appropriate motto this is, for the flying heroes of our national force that is responsible for the defense of our nation’s skies, and the keepers of our aerial security. The Indian Air Force, the aerial arm of our armed forces, celebrated its 85 anniversary yesterday – 8th October, 2017.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

रोक सकता हमें ज़िन्दान-ए-बला क्या मजरूह
हम तो आवाज़ हैं दीवार से छन जाते हैं

Rok sakta hamen zindaan-e-bala kya ‘Majrooh’
Ham to aawaaz hain deewaar se chhan jaate hain.

[Can prison of calamity stop us?
We are the voice which can infiltrate the wall].

This she’r was written by the young Majrooh Sultanpuri probably sometime in the 1940s. Perhaps he was goaded by the idealistic impulses when he was  associated with the Progressive Writers Association (PWA), a left-oriented ideological group.  Nonetheless, for Majrooh Sultanpuri, it has been a quick transformation – from an idealistic poet of PWA  to a lyricist in the film industry.
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“Mere Hamsafar” (1970) was directed by Dulal Guha for Labela Films, Bombay. This movie had Sharmila Tagore, Jeetendra, Balraj Sahni, Jeevan, Laxmi Chhaya, Suresh, Shammi, Mohan, Sheri Prakash, Thoppa, Keshto Mukherjee, Sunder etc in it.
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This article is written by K Satish Shenoy, 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.

‘Phir milenge jaanewaale yaar dasvidaaniyaa…’

Some people contend that to say ‘good bye’ is to die a little. Readers may wonder why a post introducing a song should begin with this statement.
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“Heera Moti”(1959) was based on Munshi Premchand’s story “Do Bailon Ki Katha”. This is a story of two bullocks owned by a poor farmer couple.

The story is told from the point of view of the bullocks.

The movie was produced by Pravin Desai and directed by Krishan Chopra for Rupalaya production. The movie had Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Baby Naaz,Helen, Cuckoo, Ashim Kumar, Shubha Khote, P.Kailash, Rashid Khan, Baij Sharma, Moolchand, Charubala, Bhola etc in it.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

Today’s song is from the film Do Roti-57. It is sung by Shanker Dasgupta and Suman kalyanpur ( I think she was still Suman Hemady then), under the baton of composer Roshan.
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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.

Seven years, nineteen films, a celebration wedding that was the talk of the tinsel town, and then handing over the torch to the next generation.  That about sums up the career of the once beauty star – Babita.  Greetings to her on the 67 birthday today (20th April).

The short lived career, however, was a scintillating one.  She appeared opposite to practically all the top heroes in the industry at that time, and did a number of musical romantic films, as could have be the draw for the young and beautiful lady.  It is known that GP Sippy first offered the role of Sheetal, the young widow with child, for his upcoming film ‘Andaz’ (1971) to Babita. After some in-family discussions, she turned down the role, possibly considering that it might work to be a negative for her career.  Another youngster, Hema Malini, took on the role.  Hema Malini had made her debut in 1969, three years after Babita’s debut (‘Dus Lakh’, 1966).  Both are of the same age though, having the same year of birth.  The trajectories of their subsequent careers and lives, tell their own stories.
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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.

GEMS FROM THE MIGRATORS…….song no. 8
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After Partition, there was a rush to migrate to Pakistan and artists continued to shift there from 47 to almost 1950. Some artistes like Noorjehan left immediately. There were few cases where some people borrowed money from friends and then left the country quietly, leaving the money lender high and dry. By about 49-50, almost everything was settled on both sides. The conditions in Lahore and Karachi had stabilised considerably for film making and lots of opportunities existed for film artistes there by mid 50s. That led to a second wave of migration to Pakistan at that time. Those who had continued in India completed their assignments here and went to Pakistan.
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“Bindiya” (1960) was directed by Krishnan- Panju for Kamal Brothers Pvt Ltd. The movie had Balraj Sahni, Padmini, Jagdeep, David, Siddhu,Om prakash, Rajendranath, Vijaya Chowdhury, Jayashree Gadkar, Minoo Mumtaz, Lalita Pawar, Achala Sachdev, Neelam, Hanumanthachary, L.R.Mudaliyar, Master Ashok, Master Basant, Master Saiyyeed, Baby Dalby etc in it.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

An affable presence, whether it be stage, screen or real life. And a soft and sweet voice – conversations of concern for humanity and society. A man of letters, well read, and well heard too, who continued to write till the end of his stay on this earth. A man of very impressive personality, who had the fortune of working with academic and social luminaries like Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, Dr. Zakir Hussain and Mahatma Gandhi. Balraj Sahni, a personality who could empathize with the issues of poverty and unemployment, from personal firsthand experience. And when he passed away, and was placed in state at his residence, besides a copy of Bhagwadgita, there was also placed near him a copy of ‘Das Kapital’ of Karl Marx, and tiny bust of Lenin. A man of the masses, whose roles in films like ‘Dharti Ke Lal’(1946), ‘Hum Log’ (1951), ‘Do Beegha Zameen’ (1953), ‘Heera Moti’ (1959) are a hallmark of simplicity and reality, roles that are a reflection of the mind of a thinker and a sensitive human being. It is more than coincidental that his birth anniversary is today, 1st of May, the day dedicated to the labor class. Today (1 may 2013), we celebrate the century year of his birth.
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