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Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part XXIII: Year 1969
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In this episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 1969.

In 1969, 98 Hindi movies containing 785 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 43 of these movies and she sang 97 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 43.9 % of the movies released in 1969. Her voice was heard in 12.3 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 1969.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1969 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aaraadhna S D Burman 3 3 1 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
2 Aaya Saawan Jhoom Ke Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 1 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
3 Anjaana Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 1 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
4 Bank Robbery Chitragupta 1 1 1 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan
5 Beti Sonik Omi 0 3 3 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
6 Chiraag Madan Mohan 4 4 4 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
7 Dharti Kahe Pukaar Ke Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 2 2 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
8 Do Raaste Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 2 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
9 Ek Shrimaan Ek Shrimati Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 0 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
10 Gunda G S Kohli 0 1 1 0 0 0 Shadab
11 Hum Ek Hain Usha Khanna 1 1 1 0 0 0 Indeewar
12 Inteqaam Laxmikant Pyarelal 5 5 4 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
13 Jahaan Pyaar Miley Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Farooque Kaiser
14 Jeene Ki Raah Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
15 Jigri Dost Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 1 2 0 0 Anand Bakshi
16 Jyoti S D Burman 3 3 1 1 1 0 Anand Bakshi
17 Khamoshi Hemant Kumar 1 1 1 0 0 0 Gulzar
18 Madhavi Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 3 2 0 1 0 Anand Bakshi
19 Mahal Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
20 Mera Dost Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
21 Meri Bhaabhi Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 4 3 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
22 Nai Zindagi Chitragupta 1 4 4 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan
23 Nanha Farishta Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 1 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
24 Prarthana Hridaynath Mangeshkar 0 1 1 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
25 Prince Shankar Jaikishan 3 3 2 0 0 1 Farooque Kaiser (1) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
26 Pyaar Ka Mausam R D Burman 6 6 4 2 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
27 Pyaar Ka Sapna Chitragupta 1 2 1 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
28 Pyaasi Shaam Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 2 1 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
29 Raat Ke Andhere Mein Prem Dhawan 2 2 2 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan
30 Raahgeer Hemant Kumar 1 2 2 0 0 0 Gulzar
31 Raja Saab Kalyanji Anandji 2 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
32 Saajan Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 4 3 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
33 Sapna Jaidev 1 1 1 0 0 0 V N Mangal
34 Satyakaam Laxmikant Pyarelal 2 2 2 0 0 0 Kaifi Azmi
35 Shart Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
36 Shatranj Shankar Jaikishan 1 2 2 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
37 Talaash S D Burman 4 4 2 2 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
38 Tamanna Kalyanji Anandji 0 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
39 Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai Shankar Jaikishan 2 2 1 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
40 Vishwaas Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 1 0 0 0 Gulshan Bawra
41 Waapas Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 1 0 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
42 Waaris R D Burman 2 2 0 2 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
43 Yakeen Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 1 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
Total 43 movies 14 MDs 77 97 67 27 2 1 14 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 14 music directors and 14 lyricists in these 43 movies released in 1969. Shankar Jaikishan with 391 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were the leading music directors for her followed by C Ramchandra with 274 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (223), Laxmikant Pyarelal (171), Madan Mohan (166), Roshan (144), Kalyanji Anandji (133), Naushad (126), S D Burman (126), Hemant Kumar (124), Anil Biswas (120), Husnlal Bhagatram (108) and Vasant Desai (104). Together these thirteen music directors composed 2210 songs out of 3253 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 1969. The top nine lyricists till end of 1969 for Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (477), Shailendra (360), Hasrat Jaipuri (266), Majrooh Sultanpuri (25), Prem Dhawan (194), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Bharat Vyas (180), Anand Bakshi (123) and Sahir Ludhianvi (108). These eight lyricists had penned 2123 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Lata Mangeshkar collaborated with her kid brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar as a music director in a Hindi movie for the first time this year. Shadab and V N Mangal were two lyricists who got to collaborate with Lata Mangeshkar for the first time in movies released this year.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1969 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 134 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 149 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 140 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 165 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 168 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 129 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 102 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 188 211 130 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 139 166 102 50 12 1
1961 44 movies 125 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 118 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 103 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 122 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 83 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 104 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 92 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 83 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 77 97 67 27 2 1
Total upto 1969 941 movies 2770 3253 2295 740 167 59

It can be seen from the table of 1969 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 97 songs in 43 movies released in 1969. 77 of these songs are already covered in the blog.

All Lata Mangeshkar songs from 30 movies of 1969 are already covered in the blog. So 20 Lata Mangeshkar songs from 13 movies of 1969 still remain to be discussed.

Alphabetically the first movie of 1969 that offeres us Lata Mangeshkar songs to be discussed is “Beti”(1969).

“Beti”(1969) was produced by K P S Singh and N P singh and directed by Harmesh Malhotra for K P S Films Production, Bombay. The movie had Sanjay Khan, Nanda, Rajendra Nath, Asit Sen,, Madhumati, Shyama ,Sulochana Latkar, Kamini Kaushal, Raj Mehra, Ram Mohan, Shabanam, Sheela.R aka Sheila Ramchandra, Kishore Sahu, Randhir, Mirza Musharraf, Dulari, Jankidass, Lalita Kumari, Sujata, Niranjan Sharma, Narbada Shankar, Baby Sarika, Rajeev,Chinnoo, Master Rippee etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Three songs have been covered so far. Lata Mangeshkar had sung three songs in it. None of these songs has been represented in the blog so far.

Here is a Lata Mangeshkar song from “Beti”(1969). Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sonik Omi.

Only the audio of the song appears to be available. The song is a bhajan. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Audio

Video

Song-Shyam dhun laagi (Beti)(1969) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Sonik Omi

Lyrics

chhod ke tera daar main giridhar
jau ab kit oar
kis’se kahoon on dukh dard
bandhi jab tujhse ae ae ae
preet ki dor

shyaam dhun laagi
hari naam dhun laagi
ho o
shyaam dhun laagi
hari naam dhun laagi
mere man mein base nand laala
ho o
mere man mein base nand laala
ho o
shyam dhun laagi
hari nam dhun laagi re

aanchal mein jo toone bhare dukh
mere liye sab taare hain
aanchal mein jo toone bhare dukh
mere liye sab taare hain
tere haath se kaante milenjo
wo bhi mujhko pyaare hain
bana de mujhe chaahe
mita de mujhe chaahe
bana de mujhe chaahe
mita de mujhe chaahe
tere naam ki japti hoon maala
ho o o
shyam dhun laagi
hari naam dhun laagi re

giridhar tu hai daya ka saagar
tere charan ki main daasi
giridhar tu hai daya ka saagar
tere charan ki main daasi
vyaakul man ki pyaas bujha de
aaj to gokul ke waasi
jaloon main din raina
na aaye mohe chaina
jaloon main din raina
na aaye mohe chaina
mera biraha se pad gaya paala
ho o
shyam dhun laagi
hari naam dhun laagi
mere man mein base nandlaala
ho o
shyam dhun laagi
hari naam dhun laagi re


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4496 Post No. : 16027

Today’s song is from the film Beti-1941.

In India, most people want a Son and not a daughter, but the thinking of film makers seems to be different. From 1931 to 2012 period, only one film titled BETA was made in 1992, whereas there were 3 films titled BETI, made in 1941, 1957 and 1969. there was also one film called BETI NO. 1 made in 2000. Interestingly, while there was a film called BETA HO TO AISA in 1994, there was also a film called BETI TUMHARE JAISI in 1969. As if a compromise was done, there was a film BETI-BETE in 1964 (here also BETI came first). I am happy about this because, hopefully, it indicates where the Indian society is heading to !

1941 was the first year in the second decade of the Talkie Era and it was the beginning of the emergence of a New film industry. When Talkie started in 1931, for many years after that, the films were made by the people who had done work in the Silent films. These films had a spill over for the silent era artistes. Once the films started talking,most silent artistes who could not speak Hindi or Urdu automatically disappeared. Thus started the influx of new actors who could speak Hindi and sing songs, in whatever way they could. Intelligent directors like V Shantaram,Bhavnani, Sohrab Modi, Chandulal Shah, Himanshu Rai, B N Sircar, L V Prasad and a host of Gujarati directors understood that the Talkie needs a different treatment than silent films. Music directors from stage dramas tried their hand in composing film music.

In the next 8-9 years, there was a perceptible change in the film making, acting, singing, and composing music in the films that were made. Quality artistes from the silent era continued for some more years – finally giving way to the new artistes. The 30s and the 40s mostly differed in film music and story contents. The new blood composers like Anil Biswas, C Ramchandra, Naushad, Ghulam Haider, K Datta, Hansraj Behl, Bulo C Rani, Gyan Dutt and many more replaced the Parsi, Marathi and Gujarati drama music to more acceptable lilting songs. Many musical films were made and some everlasting songs were composed by these people. At the end of the 40’s decade one more major change in the film industry took place due to Partition. More about it when we discuss a song from 1951 in coming times.

Today’s film is an excellent example in which the cast indicated artistes, none of whom lasted till 1951. Most retired, some died and a few migrated to Pakistan. The film was directed by Jayant Desai, music was by Gyan Dutt, lyricists were D N Madhok and B R Sharma. The actors were Khurshid, Arun, Vasanti, Ghori, Bilimorea, kesari, Nagendra, Rewashankar and Khatun etc.etc.

In my last post I had written about the multifaceted S N Tripathi, who was an actor, singer, music director and director. Some readers were surprised to read about his multiple activities. But in the Hindi cinema field, there were some really talented, multi activity artistes, both in films and outside films. Offhand I can mention at least 3 such artistes. The first is Dewan Sharar, who was from a Royal clan. He was editor of an Urdu cine-magazine, worked in New York with League of Nations, editor of a London weekly, Wrote many books in English, wrote story of film KARMA-33 an English film, wrote many Radio plays on BBC, Producer and actor in the Hindi version of film Karma-33, worked for A.I.R. Delhi, acted in 8 Hindi films, wrote stories of 10 films and 62 songs in 12 films.

Second example is of Pandit Badri Prasad, who was a Hero, character actor, director, producer, Singer, Music Director, Lyricist and Choreographer in addition to being a Sanskrit scholar. Third example is Sailesh Mukherji – actor, singer, Music Director and Interior Designer (Mala Sinha’s bungalow), Radio compere on A.I.R. Calcutta.

In today’s film also there is one such multi activity artiste. The name is Nagendra Majumdar. He was the father of Ninu majumdar, the music director. Nagendra was born in a happy family in the year 1894 in Bombay. After his father died, “Pearl Dairy’ established by his father ran very well doing good business. Suddenly, Nagendra’s wife fell seriously ill and despite taking her full care, she expired. Due to neglect of the Dairy in this period, Dairy also closed down.

He shifted to Baroda and worked as a State Police Inspector. Later he worked as a Watch and Ward Inspector in Baroda Railways. He left the job and started working as a hero in dramas of famous dramatist R.V.Desai. Heeralal, the owner of Laxmi Film Company, Bombay was impressed with his personality and took him to Bombay in 1926 to act in his silent films. Thus started his film career. In those days Silent films used to be completed within a month. He worked as a Hero in films of Laxmi, Jagdish and Imperial film companies.

In the same year, he directed a film ‘Paani mein aag’-1926, made by Royal Arts. Then came two more films made by Kaiser E Hind films. He also directed films for other companies. In all, he directed 15 Silent films by 1932. By then the Talkie had arrived. In the next 14 years he directed 12 Talkie films like – Ras Vilas-32, Sassi Punnu-32, Patit Pawan-33, mirza Sahibaan-33, Mera Imaan-34, Kala Wagh-34, Rangila nawab-35, Kimiyagar-36, Aaj ka Alladin aka Alladin II-36, Lehri lutera-37, Talwarwala-46 and Swadesh Sewa-46.

When offers for direction became few, he started acting in films. He acted in 12 films. When K L Saigal came to Bombay, Nagendra wanted to work with him. In the film Tansen-43, he did the role of Tansen’s (Saigal’s) father and he was very happy. Other films that he acted in were Kanchan-41,Beti-41, Khilauna-42, Bhakt Surdas-42, Armaan-42, Tansen-43, Gauri-43, Adab Arz-43, Bharthari-44, Prabhu ka Ghar-45, Ghazal-45 and Dhanna Bhagat-45.

His last 2 films came in 1946, but his health was not cooperating for quite a few years. He gave up work and took a rest. However, he suffered from paralysis and died on 22-8-1951. His son Ninu Majumdar worked in Bombay A.I.R. as head of Gujarati programmes, since 1937. By the time Nagendra died, Ninu had already started working as a Music Director.

As a Director, Nagendra had worked with the best of his times like, Master Vithal, Zubeida, Jillo, Billimorea brothers, Madhuri, Navinchandra, Durga Khote, Jairaj, Sultana, Noorjehan sr and such luminaries of those days. He had worked for Ranjit, Imperial, Sharda, Lakshmi, Jayant Desai films, Yagnik films etc etc.

There is a name Revashankar in the cast. Some of Ranjit Movietone’s earliest talkie films had music by Jhande Khan. Next came the trio of Banne Khan, Ganga Prasad Pathak and Rewa Shankar Marwari. None of that music was ever released on 78 rpm records. From 1938-39, the great duo of Jnan Dutt and Khemchand Prakash took over the charge of Ranjit’s music, later to be joined by Bulo C Rani. It was only around 1938 that RANJIT started releasing its film music on 78-rpm records.

Rewa Shankar Marwari’s association with Ranjit Films and films produced or directed by ex-Ranjit hand Jayant Desai continued in the 1940s. He acted in 27 films, till 1955, sang 12 songs in 9 films and gave music to 21 films from Veer Babruwahan-34 to Matrubhoomi-49.

Rewa Shankar sang a beautiful classical composition ‘jay jay shankar’ in Shankar Parvati (1943) for composer Jnan Dutt. It is available with several collectors, and is a rare instance of film music using Raag Shree.

Lastly about actress Khatun. Miss Khatun Bano was born and brought up in a poor Muslim family of Lahore. As per the family tradition, she learnt dancing and singing. once, when she was performing on stage in Lahore, the Talent hunter of Sagar movietone spotted her and she was offered a role in a Talkie film- which was a novelty in 1931. Her first film was Abul Hasan-31. Then came Subhadra haran-32, Meerabai-32, Maya Bazar-32 etc etc. In all, she acted in 59 films, till her last film Ibrat-60. She also sang 25 songs in 12 films.

Today’s song is the 7th song of this film to be presented. In one of the song posts, our Sadanand Kamath ji has given the film story already. For me too, this is my second song from Beti-41 to be discussed here.

( Credits – Information for this, is collated from various sources like Listener’s Bulletins No. 40 of Feb-80 and No.145 of July 2010, HFGK, muVyz, Sapnon ke Saudagar by Vithal Pandya, Silent films by Dr.Verma, Lost Treasures by kamlakar P. and my notes.)


Song-Jo pahne ban jaaye dulhan (Beti)(1941) Singer- Vasanti, Lyricist- D N Madhok, MD- Gyan Dutt
Chorus
Male Chorus

Lyrics

Jo pahne ban jaaye dulhan
Jo pahne ban jaaye dulhan
thhan thhan nikle baala joban
thhan thhan nikle baala joban
dekh dekh lalchaaye saajan
sautan ka jo jiya jalaaye
aisi saadi kaun banaaye
Shankar mill
Shankar mill
Shankar mill

Jo pahne ban jaye dulhan
Jo pahne ban jaye dulhan
thhan thhan nikle baala joban
chhan chhan nikle baala joban
dekh dekh lalchaaye saajan
sautan ka jo jiya jalaaye
aisi saadi kaun banaaye
Shankar mill
Shankar mill
Shankar mill

laala jee jab baahar jaayen
dhoti patlidaar banaayen
laala jee jab baahar jaayen
dhoti patlidaar banaayen
laali jee ka joban bhaaye
aisi dhoti kaun banaaye
Shankar mill
Shankar mill
Shankar mill

laali jee ka joban bhaaye
aisi dhoti kaun banaaye
Shankar mill
Shankar mill
Shankar mill

patli patli pyaari malmal
patli patli pyaari malmal
sabse sundar sabse komal
tan ko laage jaise makhmal
saajan ko de josh ramaaye
aisi makhmal kaun banaaye
Shankar mill
Shankar mill
Shankar mill

saajan ko ?? ramaaye
aisi makhmal kaun banaaye
Shankar mill
Shankar mill
Shankar mill
Shankar mill
Shankar mill
Shankar mill


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“Beti” (1941) was directed by Jayant Desai for Ranjit Movietone, Bombay. It had Khursheed Bano, Arun Ahuja, Vasanti, E. Billimoria, Ghory, Khatoon, Kesri, Bhagwandas, Rewashankar, Dharpure, Nagendra, Bhupatrai etc. in it.
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Forgotten Melodies of the 1940s -39
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BETI (1941) was produced under the banner of Ranjit Moveitone and it was directed by Jayant Desai. The star cast included Khursheed Bano, Aroon Ahuja, Vasanti, E. Billimoria, Ghory, Khatoon, Kesri, Bhagwandas, Rewashankar etc. A gist of the story of the film which has been culled out from the review of the film published in the March 1942 issue of ‘Filmindia’ magazine is given below:
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“Beti” (1941) was directed by Jayant Desai for Ranjit Movietone, Bombay. HFGK mentions the names of the artists in this movie as Khursheed, Vasanti, Arun, E Bilimoria, Dhori, Kesri, Khatoon, Bhagwandas, Dharpure, Nagendra, Bhupat Rai, Sharma, Revashankar etc.
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“Beti”(1941) was directed by Jayant Desai for Ranjit Movietone, Bombay. HFGK mentions the names of the artists in this movie as Khursheed, Vasanti, Arun, E Bilimoria, Dhori, Kesri, Khatoon, Bhagwandas, Dharpure, Nagendra, Bhupat Rai, Sharma, Revashankar etc.
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Nainon se naina milaa ke : Song No. 10
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Here we are at the tenth and final song of the series ‘Nainon se naina milaa ke ‘. When I started this series, I had just three songs with similar mukhda’s one of which is the tenth song. The duet from ‘ Shahkaar ‘ and Geeta Roy solo from ‘Hamaari Manzil’ were the other two. So I had thought of keeping it short and sweet with these three songs.
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Badalte Huye Saathi- Episode 2 (Khursheed Bano and Vasanti)
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We have seen, in the First episode of this series, how the initial Hindi film music was influenced by the local conditions. Same was the position for films made in Calcutta during that period. These film songs were totally influenced-nay depended on the Robindra Sangeet and the Nazrul geeti etc.
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“Beti” (1969) was a K P S Films Production. It was produced by K P S Singh and N P singh and directed by Harmesh Malhotra. The movie had Sanjay Khan, Nanda, Rajendra Nath, Asit Sen,, Madhumati, Shyama ,Sulochana Latkar, Kamini Kaushal, Raj Mehra, Ram Mohan, Shabanam, Sheela.R aka Sheila Ramchandra, Kishore Sahu, Randhir, Mirza Musharraf, Dulari, Jankidass, Lalita Kumari, Sujata, Niranjan Sharma, Narbada Shankar, Baby Sarika, Rajeev,Chinnoo, Master Rippee etc in it.
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“Beti” (1969) is a movie which had Sanjay Khan, Nanda, Kamini Kaushal, Kishor Sahu, Rajendra Nath in it. I have not seen this movie but it is my theory that a movie whose title included words like “Beti”, “Bhabhi”, “Bahu” etc tend to be a tales of women who are shown sacrifices just for the sake of it. I do not know whether I am correct in my assesment of this movie that I have made just by looking at the title and the starcast. I request our knowledgeable readers to help confirm/ refute my guess about this movie.
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