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People talk about the rich voice quality that Amitabh Bachchan has – the baritone etc. But has it occurred to anyone that there are and were and will be other actors who have or had similar voice? One such voice was that of Mogambo. There are tales that tell how the makers of “Mr. India” went from Danny to Amjad Khan to any other known faces of that era to play the character of Mogambo. Each one had his own reason for not taking up that character and eventually Amrish Puri ended up being The Mogambo and now it is impossible to even imagine any other person as Mogambo. I am unable to distinguish the man from the character and part of the power in the role was the voice of the actor.
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“Pardes”(1950) was directed by M Sadiq for All India Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Madhubala, Rehman, Karan Dewan, Shakuntala, Jagdish Sethi, Jayant, Chanchal, Cuckoo, Mukri etc in it.
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This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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.

Mathura ka peda, Mysore pak, Agra ka petha, Dharwad peda, Gokak karadant, Lonawala chikki etc. are famous sweets associated with certain towns and cities.

The city of Belgaum too is known for a very famous sweet called kunda. Its origin according to most sources dates back to about 64 years ago when a Rajasthani by name Gajanan Mithaiwale belonging to a Purohit family once over boiled milk which turned into a dark brown paste. Not willing to waste and throw it, (read “marwadi”) he experimented by mixing it with “khoa” which is essentially a milk paste used in most sweets and sugar to dilute. The resulting product was a sweet dish which tasted different and was quite delicious. Not knowing what to name his new discovery, he uttered “kunda”. Since then this product is being prepared by most of the sweet making families for commercial sale.
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“Pardes” (1997) was a Mukta Arts Production. It was produced and directed by Subhash Ghai. The movie had Shahrukh Khan, Mahima Chaudhary, Apoorva Agnihotri, Pawan Malhotra, Amrish Puri, Alok Nath, Padmavati Rao/Arundhati Rao, Aditya Narayan, Himani Shivpuri, Dina Pathak, Madhuri Bhatia, Smita Jaykar, Ajay Nagrath, Rakesh Talreja, Benu Kalsi, Anand Balraj, Subhash Ghai, Deepak Qazir, Shashi Sharma, Richa Pallod, Prachi Save etc in it.
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This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

This is a Sonu Nigam song from the 1997 film Pardes. It happens to be one of those songs which were in my original list of desert songs. This is a Subhash Ghai film starring Shah Rukh Khan, Apoorva Agnihotri, Mahima Chaudhary, Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher etc. This was Mahima Chaudhary’s first film. And as per his penchant for naming the heroines he would launch in his movies, Subhash Ghai has given her the name ‘Mahima’. Just like, Meenakshi (Hero) and Madhuri (Ram Lakhan) etc. Having seen the film on its release, this song is there in the memory as one with a car driving fast on the interstate in the middle of desert. On seeing it again Irealised that only a little part of the song is on the road, in a car. The rest of it is in Las Vegas and Disney land.
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From late 1950s onwards, we had Helen as the dancing sensation. Before her, we had Cuckoo. In a way, Cuckoo was the fore runner of Helen.
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Here is a song that I had never heard before. Of course there is nothing new in that. There are so many songs that I have never heard before.
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It is unbelievable how songs composed three/four generations ago could sound so fresh even today, sixty years later, long after most people involved in creating them may have left the scene.
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I have noticed that songs are used as short cuts to the solution of all problems in Hindi movies. Whenever the movie maker is running short of ideas, he would introduce a song. If the characters in the movie are running out of ideas, they will burst into a song. This is in addition to the standard situations for songs in a movie, viz romantic song, sad song, happy song etc.
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When one talks of a movie called “Pardes”, one may be reminded of a recent movie (recent by the standards of this blog) that was released in 1997. But the first movie of this name was released as far back as in 1950.
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