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This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

This song is the 100th duet of Rafi Sb and Geeta Dutt to be posted here on our blog.

As I was browsing the net earlier in the day, checking for articles and source material on Guru Dutt, I came across this she’er (couplet) which was written by the poet Kaifi Azmi in 1964, on hearing the news of Guru Dutt’s demise.

रहने को सदा दहर में आता नहीं कोई,
तुम जैसे गए ऐसे भी जाता नहीं कोई
माना की उजालों ने तुम्हें दाग़ दिये थे,
बे रात ढले शमा बुझाता नहीं कोई

rehne ko sadaa dehar mein aata nahin koi
tum jaise gaye aise bhi jaata nahin koi
maana ki ujaalon ne tumhen daagh diye the
be-raat dhale shama bujhaata nahin koi

It is true, no one comes in this world
To reside for ever
But the way you departed
No one even leaves that way
Granted that the brightness of flame
May have inflicted painful burns
But still, no one douses the lamp
Before the night comes to an end

Remembering Guru Dutt, the vital genius of Hindi cinema, on his anniversary today (9 july 2017). Had he been alive, he would have been 92 today.
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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

5th June is celebrated as ‘World Environment Day’ all over the world every year. The theme for this year is “Connecting People to Nature“.

I am approaching today’s post in a different manner. Instead of going into the details of the environmental agencies, their history and purpose, the significant environmental issues being faced by humanity on this planet, etc. I am thinking of our Hindi films and their music. The nature is so intimately connected herein. We cannot imagine our Hindi Film Music without ‘connecting with nature’.
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This article is written by Sudhir, 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 strongest image that remains in the mind is that of the film director Sinha Saab, a bedraggled man in tattered garments, with ruffled grey hair and white beard, a leathery skin on face lined with wrinkles that appeared much before time – a young person who aged too rapidly for his years. With help of a walking stick, he climbs down from the shadows of the scaffolding where he has perched himself, watching the action on the floor below – the same floor where once, not too long ago, he was the ringmaster, and everyone bowed to him. Not anymore. Today, he is a ‘has been’, who lost his touch of Midas, and the same world that once clamored to him, has quickly forgotten and relegated him, literally, to the garbage heap.

With difficulty, he negotiates the narrow ladders that lead down from the scaffolding to the studio floor. Once there, he shuffles to the chair, his chair, in the days of glory; the chair with the word ‘Director’ written across its back. He sits. And then he is immobile, never to get up again, never to wake up.

When the crowd of workers return after lunch, everyone is shocked to see this grimy old man, sitting motionless in the director’s chair. Everyone is known to him, but today no one recognizes him, now that he is gone. None, save one light-boy, who remembers and recognizes his earliest benefactor – Sinha Saab.

The power of these images and these sequences now have a cult following, not only in India but worldwide. Remembering Guru Dutt on his seventy seventh anniversary. (9th July)
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“Baaz” (1953) was directed by Guru Dutt for H G Films. The movie had Guru Dutt, Geeta Bali, Ramsingh, Kuldip Kaur, Sulochana, Yashodhara Katju, Jaswant, K. N. Singh etc in it.
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“Baaz” (1953) was directed by Guru Dutt for H G Films. The movie had Guru Dutt, Geeta Bali, Ramsingh, Kuldip Kaur, Sulochana, Yashodhara Katju, Jaswant, K. N. Singh etc in it.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

The starkness of realism, the play of light – on the characters and the scenario, the ultimate expressions in black and white, a play of a poet of celluloid, one of the few directors and performers who had the ability to integrate the viewer into the scene, and transpose the empathy of emotions into the hearts of the audience. His genre, his creations stand out like a lonely weathered tree in a barren landscape. His expressions of emotions are like a crescendo of a silent scream rising heavenwards from the pits of sadness and pain – an experience that will leave the viewers heart asunder, and the mind drained and exhausted of emotions. Really, the message that comes home from his films speaks to the futility of this life, its trappings and achievements, its crazy whirlwind zips on the roller coaster that is the ups and downs of this journey without a destination. For in the end, you are either heartbroken that you never did get what you desired, or you are miserable that you lost after having got what you desired.
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“Bahurani” (1963) was a Meena Pictures Production. It was directed by T Prakash Rao. The movie had Guru Dutt, Mala Sinha, Feroz Khan, Shyama Pratima Devi, Badri Prasad, Lalita Pawar, Shyama, N. Hussain, Agha, Mukri, Manorama etc in it.
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“Baaz” (1953), not to be confused with “Baazi” (1951), was a H G Films production, which was Geeta Bali’s home production. The movie was directed by Guru Dutt. The movie had Geeta Bali, Guru Dutt, K N Singh, Kuldeep Kaur, Jaswant, Yashodara Katju, Johny Walker etc in it.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

The haunting image of a worn-out, white bearded face, with lines of age alluding to maybe a century of anguish, haltingly climbing down the service staircase in the deserted studio, wanting to reach the chair with ‘Director’ imprinted on its back. Or the vision of a decrepit man standing in the theatre doorway, his hands out flung across the entrance, and the sharp lighting from behind giving an impression of a phoenix rising from the ashes. These two celluloid illustrations are probably two of a handful of very gripping, compelling and spellbinding images that have left a lasting imprint on the minds of the cinema viewers and more importantly, a telling statement that redefined the very cultural fabric of the society and of film making itself.
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“Bharosa” (1963) was a Vasu Films production. This movie was produced by N Vasudeva Menon and directed by K Shankar. The movie had Guru Dutt, Asha Parekh, Mehmood, Sudesh Kumar, Kanhaiyalal, Nana Palsikar, Shivraj, Om Prakash, Neena, Sulochana Chatterjee, Lalita Pawar, Shubha Khote, Sai, Subbalaxmi etc in it.
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