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Blog Day : 4163 Post No. : 15335

Today is 97th birthday of the thespian Dilip Kumar. Dilip Kumar, real name Yusuf Khan is the most revered and copied star of this film Industry. The second most inspiring and copied star would be Mohammed Rafi’s voice. Because truly the voice was the star in Rafi Sahab’s case.

Dilip Kumar has had a fruitful and successful career of more than 50 years. This has again been equalled only by Amitabh Bachchan in recent years.

Dilip Kumar is like a lone man standing from the pre-independence era. Again he has only Lata Mangeshkar for company. Also yesteryears actress Nimmi(Born 1933) is giving him company, but she is more than a decade younger than Dilip Kumar. Nimmi was a co-star in significant films in Dilip Kumar’s career, namely Amar, Aan and Deedar. I feel she was type cast in this as the third angle in a triangle.

Dilip Kumar is the true ‘Gulfaam’ of the hindi film world. There was a Urdu Magazine by that name back in the 80’s which I had thought was dedicated to Dilip Kumar, as almost every issue had Dilip Kumar on its cover. I found a very interesting article on “The lost world of Urdu film magazines” in the net, link is here.

Dilip Kumar has often been described as an institution, by many of the later day film stalwarts, especially by the actors.
I have found the genesis of acting style of all the major superstars of hindi film industry can be found in Dilip Kumar’s style of acting.
As per the excel sheet of “Mohammed Rafi songs”, there are roughly 60 songs where Rafi Sahab gave playback for Dilip Kumar. This include one small ditty from Ganga Jamuna and the small snippet of a beautiful song from ‘Insaaniyat’ (1955). The list misses a song from “Kranti” (1981), “chana jor garam baabu” where Rafi Sahab sang just this line for Dilip Kumar :

Mera chana hai apni marzi ka
Ye dushman hai khudgarzi ka
Sar kafan baandh ke nikla hai
Deewana hai ye pagla hai
Mit jaane ko mit jaayega
Aazaad watan kar jaayegaa

I am presenting here the small snippet from the film ‘Insaaniyat”(1955) , which is composed by C. Ramchandra. Lyrics are by Rajendra Krishan and Dilip Kumar is singing this with obvious enjoyment while driving a bullock cart. I tried finding a whole song, which was not available. It may have been recorded as a full- fledged song, but I could not find it on youtube.
Some of my favourite songs by Rafi songs on Dilip Kumar are :

1. Dil mein chhupa ke pyaar ka toofaan le chale
2. maan mera ehsaan arre naadaan
3. Huye ham jinke liye barbaad
4. Meri kahaani bhoolne waale
5. Nain lad jainhe to manwa maa kasak
6. Ude jab jab zulfen teri
7. Ye desh hai veer jawaanon ka
8. Na tu zamaneen ke liye hai

So presenting a small but appealing ditty in Rafi Sahab voice to celebrate Dilip Kumar Sahab’s 97th birthday today.


Song-Gori kar le tu aaj singaar (Insaaniyat)(1955) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rjinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

Hoye ye ye
Ha haa aaa haa
Gori kar le tu aaj singaar
Rasiyaa dwaare khade
Gori kar le tu aaj singaar
Rasiyaa dwaare khade
Gori kar le tu
Ho Gori kar le tu aaj singaar
Rasiyaa dwaare khade
Gori kar le tu aaj singaar
Rasiyaa dwaare khade
Gori kar le tu aaj singaar
Rasiyaa dwaare khade
Ho oo ooo
Ah haa aaa haa


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Blog Day : 3631 Post No. : 14458

(3653-23)

Hullo Atuldom

I know of two movies that go by the name ‘Duniya’. One was in 1968 which had Dev Anand and Vyjayantimala in the lead and the second ‘Duniya’ (1984) had Dev Anand’s contemporary Dilip Kumar with Ashok Kumar in central roles around which Rishi Kapoor and Amrita Singh’s characters were built.

The ‘Duniya’ that came in 1968 was directed by T Prakash Rao and had a lot of popular songs like “Dooriyan Nazdeekiyan”; “Falsafa Pyar Ka Tum Kya Jaano”; the fun song “Tu Hi Meri Laxmi Tu Hi Meri Chhaaya” etc. SH Bihari, Gopaldas ‘Neeraj’, Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri were the lyricists and Shankar-Jaikishan were the music directors.

On going through the blog, I found that one more ‘Duniya’ is listed, which released in 1948 and had C Ramchandra for composer. I don’t have any knowledge about this movie other than the fact that on this blog all the songs from this movie are covered. For that matter even the 1968 movie has all its songs on the blog.

So now that brings us to ‘Duniya’ which released in 1984. It was produced by Yash Johar of Dharma Productions and directed by Ramesh Talwar of ‘Baseraa’ and ‘Doosra Aadmi’ fame. Its story, screenplay & dialogues are credited to Javed Akhtar. It had an impressive cast headed by Ashok Kumar and Dilip Kumar (as I have said earlier) ably supported by their colleagues of the 1950s and 1960s viz: Pran, Pradeep Kumar, and Prem Chopra. Saira Banu made a special appearance, her sole release after she retired in 1976/77. (One of her movies with Vinod Mehra as co-star, completed in 1976 released in 1988.) ‘Duniya’ also had Amrish Puri to complete the trio who wreak havoc in the life of Mohan Kumar (Dilip Kumar) which leads to the family getting separated, wife dying etc.  This means that the movie belonged to the action/ drama/ revenge genre. This movie had RD Burman’s music for songs penned by Javed Akhtar.

There is a re-run by the satellite channel Zee Classic of it programme ‘Classic Legends with Javed Akhtar’ which is basically a guided biography of legends who gave Hindi film industry some iconic movies and music. I happened to see an episode of this where RD Burman’s music was showcased. In the course of the programme Javed Akhtar has mentioned a song from ‘Duniya’ (1984).

As we all know a song is made when poetry is set to tune in a manner that it can be sung. There are times when the reverse can also happen. A musician thinks of a tune and has a song written to go with it. Javed Akhtar spoke of a song where RD had a tune for which the mukhda (opening stanza) would end in a tune that follows the tune of “Tanhaayi Mein Tadpaane Ko” from SD Burman’s song “Jeewan Ke Safar Mein Raahi” from ‘Munim ji’ (1955).  He was telling it was almost as if RD was paying tribute to his father.

Today on RD’s 78th birth anniversary I think we should have this particular song. ‘Duniya’ was not that successful and I don’t think any of its songs are in public memory. Even I remembered it only when I heard Javed Akhtar mention it. Everytime a movie flops, it takes its music of the movie down with it. I think this is what happened to the songs of this film.

So here is the song which was written by Javed Akhtar for a tune set by RD Burman inspired by his father’s tune. It is sung by Kishore Kumar to Rishi Kapoor’s lip-syncing. We can also see Amrish Puri overseeing the actions of Rishi Kapoor and Javed Khan, the fellow who walks away with Amrita’s bag.

Video

Audio

Song – Tu Chaand Nagar Ki Shehzaadi (Duniya) (1984) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Javed Akhtar, MD – RD Burman

Lyrics

ho ho oo oo
o ho oo oo
lala la laala laa

tu chand nagar ki shehzaadi
main is dharti ka banjaara
tu chand nagar ki shehzaadi
main is dharti ka banjaara
tu mehlon mein rehne waali
main galiyon galiyon awaara
tu chand nagar ki shehzaadi
mai is dharti ka banjaara
tu mehlon mein rehne waali
main galiyon galiyon awaara

main ik hawa ka jhonka
tu phool hai
itna tujh ko chahoon
fuzool hai
main aaj yahaan aur kal hoon wahaan
tujhe apna gulshan hi pyaara
tu mehlon mein rehne waali
main galiyon galiyon awaara

tera mera do pal ka saath hai
sach hai ye sab kismat ki baat hai
har dil me yahaan tu hai mehman
main beghar bedar bechaara
tu mehlon mein rehne waali
main galiyon galiyon awaara

lab na hilen to aankho se kaam le
jaane waali mera salaam le
mere pichle janam ke bhale the karam
to mil jaoonga dobara
tu mehlon mein rehne waali
main galiyon galiyon awaara
tu chand nagar ki shehzaadi
mai is dharti ka banjaara
tu mehlon mein rehne waali
main galiyon galiyon awaara

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हो हो ओ ओ
ओ हो ओ ओ
लाला ल लाsला लाss

तू चाँद नगर की शहज़ादी
मैं इस धरती का बंजारा
तू चाँद नगर की शहज़ादी
मैं इस धरती का बंजारा
तू महलों में रहने वाली
मैं गलियों गलियों बंजारा
तू चाँद नगर की शहज़ादी
मैं इस धरती का बंजारा
तू महलों में रहने वाली
मैं गलियों गलियों बंजारा

मैं इक हवा का झोंका
तू फूल है
इतना तुझको चाहूँ
फुज़ूल है
मैं आज यहाँ और कल हूँ वहाँ
तुझे अपना गुलशन है प्यारा
तू महलों में रहने वाली
मैं गलियों गलियों बंजारा

तेरा मेरा दो पल का साथ है
सच हैं ये सब किस्मत की बात है
हर दिल में यहाँ तू है मेहमां
मैं बेघर बेदर बेचारा
तू महलों में रहने वाली
मैं गलियों गलियों बंजारा

लब ना हिलें तो आँखों से काम ले
जाने वाली मेरा सलाम ले
मेरे पिछले जनम के भले थे करम
तो मिल जाऊंगा दोबारा
तू महलों में रहने वाली
मैं गलियों गलियों बंजारा
तू चाँद नगर की शहज़ादी
मैं इस धरती का बंजारा
तू महलों में रहने वाली
मैं गलियों गलियों बंजारा


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Blog Day : 3503 Post No. : 14074

 

Today’s song is from the film ‘Milan’ (1946).

Bengali people, in general, are fond of reading. The literacy percentage of Bengal during last century and before that has been quite noteworthy. The literate population of Bengal is divided in two parts. One is Bhadralok– a term used to indicate upper and middle class – affluent and educated people; and the other is Madhabit (or what we call a middle class in rest of India). Both these classes of society in Bengal were patrons of books. In addition, Bengal also boasts of a large number of very famous authors. Eminent writers like Rabindranath Tagore, Bankim Chandra Chatterji, Sarat Chandra Chatterji, Sunil Gangopadhyaya, Bibhuti Bhushan Bandopadhyay, Satyajit Ray, Mahashweta Devi, Tarashankar Bandopadhyay, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Shardendu Bandopadhyay, Humayun Ahmed, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Michael Madhusudan, Manik Bandopadhyay, Premendra Mitra, Badal Sircar, Sukumar Rai, Jibanand Das, Rajnikant Sen and many others were, and continue to be popular in Bengal.

No wonder, then, that their novels, dramas and short stories became the basis of Bangla films, both in the silent as well as talkie era. In rest of India, almost all major production houses had their own story departments, where many Munshis, Pandits and the likes of them were employed to provide ‘made to order’ story material for films. The Lahore, Bombay and Madras centres depended heavily on mythology, folk tales, history, and stage dramas etc. for their films.

Since Bangla films had their firm stories, their films were closer to the audiences in Bengal and Eastern India in general. This literary sourcing was firmly entrenched in the minds of the film directors of the 1930s to the 1950s, in Bengal. When an exodus of actors, directors and technicians started from Calcutta to Bombay, in the 40s and 50s, most directors from Bengal made Hindi films in the Bombay center, based on Bangla novels, dramas and short stories. Some important examples are, ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ (Salil Choudhari’s short story of 1943), ‘Devdas’, ‘Parineeta’, ‘Parivar’, ‘Biraj Bahu’, ‘Yahudi’, ‘Ratnadeep’ etc.

When Nitin Bose left Calcutta and came to Bombay to join Bombay Talkies, no one was surprised. Bombay Talkies was known to attract Bangla talent and gave them opportunities to showcase their skills. Being owned by a Bengali-Himanshu Rai and managed by a Bengali-Shashadhar Mukherjee, Bangla cine artistes were always welcome. For his first directorial venture in Bombay, Nitin Bose suggested Rabindranath Tagore’s novel Noukadubi, first published in 1906. This story was a favourite of producers. Already a Bangla film on it was made in 1932. Nitin Bose further suggested to make it a bilingual film – in Hindi and Bangla, for Bengal and East India.

The year was 1946. Himanshu Rai had passed away in 1940, S. Mukherjee left in 1942 with his friends. Devika Rani had left in 1945. Bombay Talkies was in dire straits already. The powers that be at the company thought that making a bilingual film will open doors to Bengal and other East Indian states. While the Hindi version ‘Milan’ was made in 1946, the Bangla version ‘Naukadubi’ was made in 1947.

Dilip Kumar was an upcoming new hero in Bombay Talkies. He had just done 2 films. ‘Jwar Bhata’ in 1944 and ‘Pratima’ in 1945. He was chosen for ‘Milan’ as its hero. The film needed two heroines. One, Ranjana was already available and selected. For the second heroine, Bombay Talkies gave advertisements in newspapers. From several applicants, a new Kanpur born Bengali speaking girl Meera Mishra was selected.

Meera Mishra’s joining the films generated a lot of interest and excitement because she was the wife of an IPS officer. She was chosen to play Kamala in both versions. For the role of Hemnalini, Meera Sircar was selected for the Bangla version, and Ranjana did this role in the Hindi versions. The role of Ramesh, the hero, was assigned to Dilip Kumar in the Hindi version, and to Abhi Bhattacharya in the Bengali version. The role of  Akshay Babu was assigned to Pahadi Sanyal in both Hindi and Bangla versions.

In a manner of speaking, Meera Misra made her debut opposite to Dilip Kumar as her first leading man. The film was directed by Nitin Bose and Anil Biswas was the music director. Parul Ghosh lent her voice in both the versions. In ‘Noukadubi’ she had five Tagore songs, her only Bengali songs.

Both ‘Noukadubi’ and ‘Milan’ did well. Initially Meera had planned to retire after this one film. However, her husband, Kripa Sindhu Mishra was killed in action during Delhi riots and Meera decided to carry on with her film career. She had a son Jishnu from the Late KS Mishra. Her other films include ‘Abhijatya’ (1949), ‘Eki Gramer Chhele’ (1950), ‘Abarta’ (1950), ‘Sandhyabelar Rupkatha’ (1950), ‘Sabyasachi’ (Hindi-1948, based on Sarat Chandra Chatterjee’s ‘Pather Dabi’. Meera played the role of Sumitra) and Bishnupriya (1949). Her other Hindi films include ‘Ghar Ki Numaish’ (1949), ‘Kashmir Hamara Hai’ (1950), ‘Azaadi Ke Baad’ (1951), ‘Chamakee’ (1952), and ‘Chhoti Maa’ (1952). She quit films early and settled into married life again. Her second husband was Mr Ranjit Gupta, Chief Secretary to the Government of West Bengal. She passed away in Calcutta in 2008.

‘Milan’ was produced for Bombay Talkies by Hiten Choudhury, who was with New Theatres earlier. He was the earliest member to leave New Theatres and join Bombay Talkies in Bombay. After Nitin Bose left Bombay Talkies, it was Hiten Choudhury who brought in Bimal Roy to make film ‘Maa’ (1952). Bimal Roy, who had come to Bombay for the premiere of his film ‘Pehla Aadmi ‘ (1950), subsequently settled in Bombay. Asit Sen, BN Banerjee, Salil Choudhury, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and few others too left New Theatres to join Bimal Roy in Bombay.

Director Nitin Bose was working with Dilip Kumar for the first time. That time Dilip had not yet developed the nasty habit of interfering in director and composer’s work. He was still learning and he learnt a lot from Nitin Bose. It seems that the famous hair style of Dilip was also suggested by Nitin Bose while shooting a boat scene for Milan. Dilip acknowledges that Nitin Bose had groomed him.

Later Nitin Bose directed Dilip again for ‘Deedar’ (1951) and ‘Ganga Jamuna’ (1961). Nitin Bose once wrote that during the shooting of ‘Ganga Jamuna’ he was sitting aside on a chair, helplessly watching Dilip Kumar do his (the director’s)  job. By that time Dilip had obtained a Doctorate in this “art of interference”.

Dilip had become famous due to his early tragic films, when he used to die frequently in most of them. In 1948 alone, out of his 6 films, he died 4 times. In the year 1955, he died in 3 films. In the entire 50’s decade he died 6 times. In a total of 57 films, Dilip kumar had died in 18 of them. Interestingly his last film ‘Qila’ (1998) also saw him dead! A real tragedy king indeed !!! By the way, in his 57 films 39 directors worked with him. SU Sunny directed him in 4 films. Nitin Bose, Bimal Roy and Subhash Ghai directed him in 3 films each.

‘Milan’ was based on Rabindranath Tagore’s novel ’Noukadubi’, published in 1925. This story was a favourite of producers. It was produced in Bangla in 1932, 1947, 1979 and 2011. Hindi versions came in as ‘Milan’ (1946), ‘Ghoonghat’ (1960) and ‘Kashmakash’ (2011). The cast of the 1946 version incudes Dilip Kumar, Meera Mishra, Ranjana, Pahadi Sanyal, Shyam Laha, S.Nazir, Moni Chatterjee, KP Mukherjee etc. The story is –

The story is set in 1905. Ramesh (Dilip Kumar) is studying law in Calcutta and has just appeared for his final exams. He is a friend and neighbour of Jogen who is also studying law. Jogen (Shyam Laha) lives with his father Annada Babu (Moni Chatterjee) and sister Hemnalini (Ranjana). Ramesh and Hemnalini are fond of each other and Ramesh visits their house most days for tea. Their association is disliked by another friend Akshay (Pahadi Sanyal) who also likes Hemnalini.

Ramesh has been asked to come back to his village for the holidays by his father but is dissuaded from going by Hemnalini. Ramesh’s father Braja Mohan (KP Mukherjee) is from the priestly caste and lives in the village. He receives an anonymous letter stating that his son is involved with the neighbour’s daughter who comes from a tradesman caste and that he spends his entire time there.

Braja Mohan goes to the city and brings Ramesh back with him to the village. He has arranged Ramesh’s wedding with a poor widow’s daughter. Ramesh tries to convince his father about his involvement with Hemnalini. His father after satisfying himself that Ramesh has as yet not committed himself to Hemnalini prevails upon Ramesh to marry Sushila because of the promise he had given to the girl’s mother. There is a storm at night when the wedding party from the groom’s side is returning to their village by boat. During the crossing the boat capsizes. Nearly all on the boat are drowned including Ramesh’s father and Ramesh appears to be the only one to survive. He sees a woman in bridal dress lying unconscious on the bank. He brings her to his village but soon understands that this is a case of mistaken identity. She continuously checks him when he calls her Sushila and tells him her name is Kamala (Meera Mishra). He realizes there was another bridal procession and their boat too had capsized.

After the formalities of his father’s funeral service Ramesh decides to take Kamala to Calcutta. He finds out about her only living relative, an uncle, and writes to him. A letter arrives telling him of the death of Kamala’s uncle but the sender has mentioned Kamala’s husband’s name and profession. His name is Nalin and he’s a doctor. Ramesh now starts searching for Dr. Nalin. He has so far made no mention about his marriage to Hemnalini or her family nor told anyone regarding the mistaken identity of his supposed bride to avoid any embarrassment to the girl.

On arrival in Calcutta, Ramesh suggests that Kamala get an education. After allaying her apprehension regarding her age he admits her in a girl’s boarding school. Akshay’s sister also studies in the same school and through her Akshay gets to know the truth about Ramesh’s marriage. In the evening he questions Ramesh in front of Hemnalini. Ramesh deflects the question and asks Hem to trust him. Preparations are on at Annada’s house for the wedding of Hemnalini and Ramesh. Their wedding is set for the coming Sunday but Ramesh is asked by the principal to take Kamala home for the weekend. Ramesh postpones the wedding and brings Kamala back from school. Akshay brings Jogen to Ramesh’s house where they see Kamala and on being questioned Ramesh keeps silent. Hemnalini goes into a state of shock when she’s told about Ramesh’s wife.

Her father takes her to Kashi to recuperate. Ramesh decides to leave Calcutta and he takes Kamala with him to Ghazipur. Kamala reads the letter Ramesh has written to Hem explaining the entire situation and mentioning Kamala’s husband’s name. She finally recognizes the truth about her and Ramesh’s situation. She decides to kill herself and leaves the house. She is rescued and comes under Nalin’s mother’s care.

She realizes that Nalin is her husband but finds out that Hemnalini and he are to be betrothed. However, Nalin is not happy about the betrothal as he refuses to believe that Kamala is dead and wants to wait a while longer. Finally the truth comes out and she’s accepted by her husband and his mother while Ramesh and Hemnalini get back together.

The film had 8 songs. Today’s song is the 5th song to be posted. All other songs are also available on You Tube. Enjoy the video song.

[Author Note: My acknowledgements and thanks to Dr. JP Guha ji, the book ‘Hero-I’ by Ashok Raj, HFGK, and my own notes.]

 


Song-Gungun gungun boley bhanwra (Milan)(1946) Singer-Parul Ghosh, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Anil Biswas
Dilip Kumar
Ranjana

Lyrics

gungun gungun boley bhanwrva aa
hamaari bagiya mein aaike
wo gungun gungun bole bhanwrva aa
hamaari bagiya mein aaike
hamaari bagiya mein aaike ho bhanwra
gungun gungun boley
hamaari bagiya mein aaike
wo gungun gungun bole bhanwrva aa
hamaari bagiya mein aaike

madhuvan se laaye sandesha bahaar ka
madhuvan se laaye sandesha bahaar ka aa aa
taar(?) jaaye mere pyaar ka
veena baja ke
baawri bana ke
haumaari bagiya mein aaike ho bhanwra
gungun gungun bole
humaari bagiya mein aaike
wo gungun gungun bole bhanwrva aa
hamaari bagiya mein aaike

Dialogues
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iraada badal bhi sakta hai
lekin uske liye ek munaasib bahaana gadhna padega

bahaana

haan aakhir pitaaji ka hukm
baghair kisi vajah ke thhode hi taala jaa sakta hai
aur aap kya samajh rahin hain
ham apni marzi se jaa rahe hain

oh

lekin ye sab ek shart par

kya shart

jo gaana abhi ham sun rahe thhe wo poora ho

poora hoga

aaiye
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gungun gungun boley bhanwrva aa
hamaari bagiya mein aaike
wo gungun gungun boley bhanwrva aa
hamaari bagiya mein aaike
wo jaan gaya re
jaan gaya re
wo jaan gaya re
mere man mein hai kya
jaan gaya re
kahta phire sab kaliyon se jaa
kahta phire sab kaliyon se jaa
mere man mein hai kya
jaan gaya re
jaan gaya re
dekh rahi thhi
main raah kisi ki
dekh rahi thhi
main raah kisi ki
ankhiyaan bichhaai ke
?? lagaay ke ae
ankhiyaan bichhaai ke
?? lagaay ke
hamaari bagiya mein aay ke ho bhanwra
gungun gungun boley
hamaari bagiya mein


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Big places like Delhi or Bombay (now Mumbai) are well known places and everyone knows them. People who live elsewhere, especially in small places want to visit these places.
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“Shabnam” (1949) was directed by B Mitra for Filmistan Studios. The movie had Dilip Kumar, Kamini Kaushal, Jeevan, Paro, Mubarak, Harun, Rajendra Singh, Shyama, Cuckoo etc in it.
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VINTAGE SHAMSHAD BEGUM….Song No- 6
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Today’s song is duet of Shamshad Begum and G M Durani.

There were 51 films having the word Ghar in their Titles that were released from 1931 to 2012. ‘Ghar’ was made 2 times, Ghar ghar ki kahai-3, Ghar Jamai-2, Ghar Grihisthi-2, Ghar ka chirag-2, Ghar ki izzat-2, Ghar ki Laaj-3, Ghar ki Laxmi-2, Ghar sansar-3, Gharana-2, Gharonda-2, Gharbaar-3, Gharwali Baharwali-2 and a funny Title “Ghar mein ho saali to poora saal Diwali ” was made in 2001.
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No other month begins with a day that is named after itself.  It is only the month of May that starts with a day that is called May Day.  Historically, this specific day has a long history of cultural and social significance.  A history that goes back to pre-Christ era.  The Romans used to celebrate this day as a spring festival.  The festival was called Floralia, in the honor of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers.  Further north, in Germany, this day was celebrated as Walburgis Night.  Coinciding with the arrival of summer weather in the European continent, this day was also celebrated as the first day of summer in some regions.  Community fairs were held, with the traditional dancing around the Maypole, and the beauty contest to select and crown the ‘Queen of May’.  People used to distribute anonymous gifts, called May Baskets, in their neighborhoods.
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It was during my 1970s when I was in the prime of my movie watching age. It does not mean that I was getting to watch lots of movies those days though. I did not get to watch any movies from six years straight from mid 1972 to mid 1978 and thus I was deprived of movie watching during my prime movie watching age. 🙂
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This article is written by nahm, 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.

‘Leader” is one of the top well known films from the year 1964. The year is crowded with such hit and popular films full of wonderful songs from Jahaan Ara, Haqueeqat, Wo kaun thhi, Shehnaayi, Aap ki Parchhayiyaan, Kashmir Ki kali, Dosti, April Fool Chitralekha, to Ghazal, Qawwali Ki Raat,Dosti, Kohraa & Chitralekha, Saanjh aur Savera, Sangam, Shagoon, Suhaagan, Raajkumar, Ziddi, Sharaabi, Beta Beti etc. I think all will agree this is an inspiring list of films. The year was an especially high point for Madan Mohan with eight releases going by the films already represented in the blog, which is equal to Shankar-Jaikishan’s eight films(songs posted). I think I will concentrate on 1964 for a while, for sending lyrics and writing an occasional post.
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In this blog I dream of the day when we will cover so many songs that our readers will struggle to give me the farmaish for undiscussed songs.:) Considering the number of songs that are not yet discussed in the blog, that day is far off. But there are very few cases where we have reached that stage already. For instance, we have covered all the available Hindi film/ non film songs of K L Saigal and there are no K L Saigal left to be covered. Similar is the case more or less for the songs of Sajjad Hussain too.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over ELEVEN years. This blog has over 15700 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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