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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.

The runaway success of musical films like ‘Khazaanchi’ (1941), ‘Basant’ (1942), ‘Kismet’ (1943), ‘Tansen’ (1943) and ‘Rattan’ (1944) seem to have attracted, many new music directors to join the Hindi film industry in the 1940s. But only a few of them could climb the ladder of success to reach among the top music directors and elongate their successful musical carrier in the 1950s and beyond. Most of new music directors vanished into thin air after composing songs for very few films.
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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.

Forgotten Melodies of the 1940s – 46
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I take it as a privilege to present the 100th song of a low profile music director who was very active during 1937-1948 though his musical career in films extended till 1965. I have described him as a low profile music director because he and his music has rarely been discussed in articles and books pertaining to Hindi film music. Even Dr Ashok Da Ranade, in his book ‘Hindi Film Song – Music Beyond Boundary’ has not found it necessary to discuss the technicalities of his musical scores who was music director for 58 films aggregating over 600 songs. The music director under discussion is Gyan Dutt.
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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.

Forgotten Melodies of the 1940s – 25
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The box office success of the first muslim social film ‘Qaidi’ (1940) produced under the banner of Film Corporation of India (Calcutta), led to the production of a spate of muslim social films like ‘Najma’ (1943), ‘Ismat’ (1944), ‘Phool’ (1945), ‘Pehli Nazar’ (1945), ‘Zeenat’ (1945), ‘Nek Parvin’ (1946) and many more. GHAZAL (1945) was a muslim social film with a light comedy touch, produced and directed by Zahoor Raja under the banner of Raja Movietone. The star cast included N Charlie, Leela Chitnis, Zahoor Raja, Radha Rani, Nagendra Majumdar, Razia Bano, Ram Piyari, Shakir, Jahangir, Noor jahan etc. It appears that Leela Chitnis was paired with N Charlie and Zahoor Raja with Radha Rani in this movie.
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“Ghazal” (1964) was a Nataraj Productions movie. It was produced and directed by Ved-Madan. The movie had Prithviraj Kapoor, Sunil Dutt, Meena Kumari, Rehman, Minoo Mumtaz, Rajendra Nath, Nazima, Raj Mehra, Lotan, Mohsin Abdullha, Prathima Devi, Mridula Rani, Jugnu etc in it.
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“Ghazal” (1964) was a Natraja production movie. It was directed by Madan -Ved, The movie had Sunil Dutt, Meena Kumari, Rahman, Prithviraj Kapoor, Mridula Rani, Rajendranath, Raj Mehra etc in it.
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“Ghazal” (1964) had three songs on the same tune and with somewhat similar sentences all ending in “….kise pesh karoon”. Two of these songs , viz. Naghma o sher ki saugaat kise pesh karoon and
Rang aur noor ki baaraat kise pesh karoon . Here is the third similar sounding song which begins “Ishq ki garmi e jazbaat kise pesh karoon”.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

July 14th is the 37th death anniversary of the great maestro Madan Mohan ( 25/06/1924 – 14/07/1975). An artillery man in the army during the second world war, he aspired to become an actor in the Hindi film industry. After the end of second world war, he quit army and came to Bombay (Mumbai). He did act in a few films like ‘Shaheed’ (1948) but the almighty seemed to have already decided him to be a music director. His father, Rai Bahadur Chunnilal Kohli was a big name in the Hindi film industry ( being partner in Bombay Talkies and later Filmistan) in the 40s. But he was against his son joining the film industry. As a result, Madan Mohan had to struggle a lot to get an entry into Hindi film industry of his own efforts. He started his career as an assistant to music directors Shyam Sundar and S D Burman sometime in the late 40s.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Ever since Mughal emperor Sahajehan built the Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, it has become a symbol of eternal love. In terms of its architecture and grandeur, it is regarded as the eighth wonder of the world. It is estimated that nearly four million tourists- both domestic and foreigners visit Taj Mahal annually. For young couples, visiting Taj Mahal is like visiting the temple of love.
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“Ghazal” (1964) was a Natraj Productions movie and it was directed by Ved Mohan. This movie had Sunil Dutt, Meena Kumari,Pratima Devi,Nazima, Prithviraj, Rajendranath, Raj Mehra, Mohsin Abdulla, Rehman, Lotan etc in it.
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I have posted nearly one hundred songs composed by Madan Mohan in this blog. Madan Mohan composed music for some 700 songs in Bollywood movies so I have posted nearly 15 % of Madan Mohan’s compositions.
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