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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Hindi film music became people oriented, in the real sense, from Khazanchi-1941. Till then HFM was ,as if, in the clutches of Classical and stage music.

The begining of the Fifth decade of the 20th century was a revolutionary period for Film Industry. Mehboob, Kardar, K.Asif, V.Shantaram, Filmistan etc established their own studios and started producing meaningful cinemas. It also brought a new dimension to film music. This decade showed that Good Music, on its own, can make a film successful at the box-office, irrespective of other factors like cast, plot etc.
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“Shehnaai”(1947) was a Filmistan Production movie. It was directed by P L Santoshi. The movie had Nasir Khan, Rehana, Indumati, Mumtaz Ali, Dulari, V H Desai, Leela Mishra, Kumkum etc in it.
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“Shehnaayi” (1947) was an amazing movie with extremely innovative and original kind of songs. We are fortunate that a print of this movie still exists. As can be seen from youtube, this print survived thanks to some private collector in Pakistan from where it was uploaded on YT. Now all the songs of this movie are available on YT.
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“Shehnaayi” (1947) was a Filmistan Production movie. It was directed by P L Santoshi. The movie had Nasir Khan, Rehana, Rehana, Indumati, Mumtaz Ali, Dulari, V H Desai, Leela Mishra, Kumkum etc in it.
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“Shehnaai” (1964) is a New Oriental Pictures presentation. This movie is directed by S D Narang. The sat cast of the movie included names like Vishwajeet,Rajshree, Veena, Johnny Walker,Chaand usmani, Asit Sen, Leela Chitnis, Parveen Chaudhary, Nirupa Roy, D.K.Sapru, Rehman, Ifthekar etc.
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“Shehnaai” (1964) , not to be confused with “Shehnaai” (1947) is a movie produced by New Oriental pictures. S D Narang was the director and this movie had Vishwajeet, Rajshree, Veena, Johnny Walker,Chaand usmani, Asit Sen, Leela Chitnis, Parveen Chaudhary,Nirupa Roy, D.K.Sapru, Rehman, Ifthekar etc in it.
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It is widely believed by people that western music was introduced in bollywood in 1960s by R D Burman and that Hinglish lyrics began to be used in 1980s. One is way off the mark if one believes so.
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