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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

Today, 25th of October 2017, is the thirty seventh ‘remembrance anniversary’ of the great ‘poet-lyricist’ Sahir Ludhianvi. He passed away this day in 1980 leaving behind the great legacy of his poems and leaving behind his immortal poetry which people are still enjoying, discussing, and even doing research on it and writing about his life and his poetry. And like me there will be many who will agree that Sahir and his poetry will be discussed as long as Hindi Cinema and HFM exists and his poetry will be discussed so long as humanity and human relations, emotions exists.
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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.

I did not have much idea about the film ‘Mehmaan’ (1953) except its star cast. But I have been mesmerised by its 8 melodious songs, two of which have so far been covered in the Blog. The film was directed by Ramanand Sagar, his first film as a director. The star cast included Premnath, Nimmi, Sajjan, Purnima, Radhakishan, Bikram Kapoor, Harish, Mumtaz Begum etc. With Nimmi in the lead role, one would expect a lot of melodrama, sufferings, unexpected twists in the love story etc.
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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.

I am writing this article only because I felt that the song which I listened to today after a gap of over 45 years deserves to be represented in the Blog. In fact, I am wondering how this song escaped my attention for this long. I am equally surprised at the fact that this song has managed to stay un discussed in the Blog till now.
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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. 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.

What is the main feature in three sets of songs given below?
1(i). do dilon ko ek dil milaakar banaana yaad hai – Kamala (1946)

(ii). kat rahi hai bekasi mein har ghadi tere baghair – Deewaani (1947)

2(i). wo dekho udhar chaand nikla gagan mein – Roopkumari (1956)

(ii). nigaahon mein tum ho khayaalon mein tum ho – Jaadoo Nagri (1961)

(iii). ye tan man watan par nichhawar karenge – Kunwaari (1966)

3(i). aaj mausam ki masti mein gaaye pawan – Banarasi Thug (1962)

(ii). ek chameli ke mandve tale – Cha Cha Cha (1964)
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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 – 28
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MEHMAAN (1942) was a social film which was produced under the banner of Ranjit Movietone and it was directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi. The star cast included Madhuri, Ishwarlal, Shamim, Rama Shukul, Mubarak, Kesari, Bhagwandas etc. There were 12 songs in the film penned by D N Madhok (11) and Pandit Indra Chandra (1) which were set to music by Khemchand Prakash. Two songs from the film has been covered in the Blog.
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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 is an occasion that comes about 19-20 times in a year in this blog and we have seen 92 such occasions in the blog so far. With the previous post in the blog, we completed 9300th song in the blog. This is the first century in the blog this year.
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At any moment of time, I have lots and lots of contributions lying with me for discussion and I am unable to cope with them satisfactorily. I just realised that it is like sitting on a pile of gems and not finding time to appreciate them.
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I am aware of an obscure movie called “Mehmaan” (1974). As it turns out, there is an equally obscure movie called “Mehmaan” (1953) too. This movie had Premnath and Nimmi in lead roles.
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“Mehmaan”(1942) was directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi for Ranjit Movietone, Bombay. The movie had Madhuri, Ishwarlal, Shamim, Rama Sukul, Mubarak, Kesari, Dharpure, Bhagwandas, Indira etc in it.
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I had never heard of this movie called “Mehmaan” (1974) and I am sure most normal fans too may not have heard of this movie.
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