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Posts Tagged ‘Chaalis Din


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusist of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Asha Bhonsle – the name that conjures up the racy and spicy sounds of ‘udlayee udlayee udlayee o’, a voice that has a chirp, and an impish and naughty flavor to it, and the versatility that adorns thousands of music creations that have become a hallmark in the annals of Hindi film music. The second of the famous siblings of the Mangeshkar clan, Asha ji was born on this day in 1933. She started singing for films at a very young age of 10 years. Although her released recordings in 1950s were second only to Lata, she was considered as the singer for “bad girls” and vamps, and got the assignments that were turned down by Lata, Geeta Dutt and Shamshad Begum. Her voice started getting noticed from films like Sangdil (1952), Parineeta (1953) and Boot Polish (1954). And then came the real recognition of her talent in the mid 1950s, under the baton of OP Nayyar, with hits like CID (1956) and Naya Daur (1957). She became the voice of Helen, and has sung most of the songs that Helen has performed on the screen. Helen ji used to attend the song recording sessions personally, to better get a feel of how the song is to be performed.
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“Chaalis Din” (1959) is an obscure B grade movie that had Premnath, Shakila,Nishi etc in it. According’s to Atul’s axiom,if a movie is an obscure B grade movie, it must have absolutely a grade music in it. 🙂 So here is one such song from this movie .
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I had never heard of this movie called “Chaalis din” but for a farmaish of a song from this movie. This movie was released in 1959 and it had Premnath and Shakeela in lead roles.
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