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Today we add one more movie in our endeavor to bring ‘movies with same titles’ on the blog. Today’s movie is ‘Chaltaa Purzaa-1958’
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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.

Before today, I had only heard the name. Poring through the lists of artists, one comes across so many names, and so many times, one just skips over and goes ahead.

Today, I heard his voice for the first time. And simply fell in love with it. It started with this song, and then in search of this voice, I went over the online resources, and got a chance to hear more of his songs, most of them in chaste Punjabi.  And I am thinking, what misfortune that I never got introduced to this voice earlier.
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I have no idea if chana jor, moongphali etc are still sold today on street by vendors. Personally I have not seen such vendors for the past few decades, so chances are, such vendors are on the verge of extinction, if not already extinct.
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“Baaraati” (1954) is an obscure movie that starred Agha,Chand Usmani, Sham Kumar,Om Prakash etc. Few people remember this movie today. The songs of this movie are nice songs to listen to, though.
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In my bid to post all Sajjad Hussain songs, here is a song from “Rustam Sohrab” (1963) which is popularly (but incorrectly) considerded as the last movie of Sajjad Hussain as music director.
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We all know that when Kishore Kumar acted in movies, he sang his own songs. Sometimes, Kishore Kumar would be dressed in drags, and even there he would provide the female playback himself ( viz. Aake seedhi lagi(Half Ticket)(1962).
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If one listens to female songs composed by O P Nayyar, they are mostly sung by Geeta Dutt and Asha Bhonsle, with some songs sung by Shamshad Begam too.
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I recently discovered the songs of “Maai Baap” (1957). I also found that Johny Walker played a long role (a comedian villain) in this movie. He had more than one song in this movie.
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During the golden era of Hindi film music, movies, irrespective of their grading (A, B, C or whatever) tended to have A grade music. Not just the big name music directors, even lesser music directors were just as good as any. It is just that opportunities were few and far between and any many great talents were starved of opportunities.
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Here is another song that I first became aware of only a few hours ago.
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