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Yesterday, 16thJune 2017, was the 97th birth anniversary of singer- music director-producer-director Hemant Mukherjee alias Hemant Kumar. He started out his music journey in 1935 on All India Radio with “Amar Ganete Ele Nabarupi Chirantanii” under the influence of his friend Subhas Mukhopadhayay. Hemant Da’s music career was primarily mentored by the Bengali musician, Sailesh Duttagupta. In his early life Hemant Da used to follow the famous Bengali singer Pankaj Mullick. For this he was nicknamed as “Chhoto Pankaj”. In an interview on television in the early 1980s, Hemanta had mentioned that he had also received classical music training from Ustad Faiyaz Khan’s student Phanibhusan Banerjee.
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“Arab Ka Saudaagar” (1956) was directed by S D Narang for New Original Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Pradeep Kumar, Smriti Biswas, Shashikala, Sundar, Narang, Hiralal etc in it.
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The movie title “Kitna Badal Gaya Insaan”(1957) was clearly inspired from the iconic song of “Nastik”(1954) with this mukhda.

“Kitna Badal Gaya Insaan”(1957) was directed by I S Johar for Modern Theatre, Bombay. The movie had Ajit, Nalini Jaywant, I S Johar, Kamaljeet, Uday Laxmi, Shanti, Harbans Lal, Saroja, Anil Dutta etc in it. Inbcidentally, I S Johar was the director of “Nastik”(1954) as well. Ajit, Nalini Jaywant and I S Johar were there is “Nastik” (1954) as well. So it appears that this movie was inspired by “Nastik” (1954) in more ways than one.
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“Phir Bhi”(1971) was produced and directed by Shivendra Sinha for Chhavi Bhaarti, Bombay. I recall this movie as a school kid as a “boring” movie. No, I had not watched it, but I had read its story cum screen play. Those were the days when story and screenplay of movies were published with photographs were published in pocket book format. I recall reading such books for “Kati Patang”(1970) and “Bobby” (1973)as well.
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To this day, the name of Ranu Mukherji is associated with the iconic children’s song, Naani teri morni ko mor le gaye (Maasoom)(1960) . Most people,including I myself, wonder if this was the only song that she sang in Hindi movies.
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“Faraar”(1965), not to be confused with “Faraar”(1955) or “Faraar”(1975), was directed by Pinaki Mukherji for Geetanjali Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Anil Chatterji, Shabnam, Balraj Sahni, Leela Chitnis, Helen, K N Singh, Anwar, Tarun Bose, Asit Baran, Maruti etc in it.
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Today (13 march 2017) is the festival of Holi. It is the ninth Holi festival for this blog. More than 50 Holi festival songs have been discussed in the blog on the previous occasions of this festival.
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“Hill Station”(1957) was produced by A A Nadiadwala and directed by Shakti samanta for Pushpa Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Bina Rai, Pradeep Kumar, K N singh, Maruti, Protima Devi, Krishnkant, Shyama, Sangeeta, Kundan, Ridku, Kathana, Nirmal Kumar, Laxman Rao, Sheila Vaz, Seema, Nazeer, Kashmiri, Tiger (dog) etc in it.
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“Bees Saal Pehle”(1972) had come ten years after “Bees Saal Baad”(1962). This movie was directed by Prabir Roy. The movie had Anupama, Farida Jalal, Ramesh Deo, Ritesh (new find), Abhi Bhattacharya, Lalita pawar, Padma Khanna, Jagdev Bhambhri, Mohan Choti, Ifthikhar, Paintal, Sarita Khatau, Sabina Arun, Dushyant, Gautam Mukherji, surya Kumar, samar Roy, Julien, Ratan Gaurang, Saran Kumar, Manjeet, Mohan, Bishu, Maya, Ramesh Kumar, Vinod Mehra(Special appearance) etc in it.

Here is the first song from “Bees Saal Pehle”(1972) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Kishore Kumar. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Hemant Kumar , who was the music director of “Bees Saal Baad”(1962) as well, is the music director.
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“Bahu”(1955) was produced by Bikram Pahwa and directed by Shakti Samanta for P R Films, Bombay. The movie had Usha Kiran, Karan Dewan, Shashikala, Johny Walker, Bipin Gupta, Pran, Amir Banu, Kamalkant, Uma Devi, Mumtaz Begam, Kundan, Amrit Rana, Kamal Mohan, Bhagwan ji, Mehmood, Dinanath, Rajan Kapoor, Alka, Jugnu, Vijaykumari, Ranjana, Baijnath, Basant Kumar etc and it had guest appearances by Krishnakant and Jagdish Kamal.
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