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As a tribute to the great singer Pandit Bhimsen Joshi (4 february 1922- 24 january 2011) on his third death anniversary today (January 24th), here is a song from 1985 film Ankahee. The film was produced by Amol Palekar and Jayant D. The star cast included Amol Palekar, Deepti Naval, Devika Mukherjee, Vinod Mehra, Shriram Lagoo, Dina Pathak and Anil Chatterjee etc. The film had superb music and this traditional Bhajan is set to music by my most favourite Music Director Jaidevji.
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Today (24 november) is Amol Palekar’s 67th birthday. Unlike most other heroes, who played larger than life characters in movies, Amol Palekar played the roles of a man next door who has problems and worries like the rest of us. And that is what helped him get his fan following among movie watchers who were intested in watching simple uncomplicated movies.
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“Sant Tulsidas” (1972) was produced and directed by P Balchandra. The movie had Sushma, Shahu Modak, Madhuri, B. M. Vyas, Rajoo, Reshma, Rekha Chouhan etc in it.
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On 15 August, 1988, Indian TV audience were glued to their TVs to watch the telecast of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s address to the nation from Red Fort, Delhi. There was no question of people going for their remotes and watching any other TV programme for the simple reason that there was only one TV channel in India and that was the government owned Doordarshan. And TV remotes were not even an accessory with TVs sold in India those days.
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In movies, we often have musical showdowns, where two singers are pitted against each other.
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