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The most common milestone in this blog is century of songs in the blog. Then we also have some associated milestones viz centuries by artists, contributors etc.

After this blog touched the five figure mark of songs on 20 july 2014, some of the regulars began to point out some “special” numbers that the blog was approaching. Though not round figures like centuries, these numbers held arithmetic significance and we in the blog decided to associate these numbers with special writeups.
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“Maala”(1951), not to be confused with “Maala”(1941) is such an obscure movie that details about its producer, director or actors are not available. It is known that this movie was produced under the banner of Bharat Art Production, Bombay and that is all.
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“Chhota Bhai” (1949) was directed by Kartik Chatterji for New Theatres,Calcutta. The movie had Molina Devi, Rajlakshmi, Shakur, Pal Mahendra, Maya Bose, Asit Sen, AH Shor, Khursheed, Chhabi Rai, Tulsi Chakravarty, Manorama, Natwar, Asha, etc. in it.
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“Anjangarh”(1948) was directed by Bimal Roy for New Theatres, Calcutta. This movie had Bipin Gupta, Ajay Kumar, Hiralal, Sunanda Devi, Rama Indu, Parulkar, Bhupendra Kapoor, Tulsi Chakraborty, Asit Sen, Jahar Roy etc in it.
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This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

This song will take you on a brief three minute journey of delightful music and singing.  Unknown and obscure gems such as this one, tell me that Hindi film music is poorer than what should have been; that there are less than 20 songs in Hindi films by this voice, her mainstay being Bangla films and Bangla non-film and religious songs.

Remembering Utpala Sen on the anniversary of her passing away (13th May).
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“Zalzala”(1952) was an Art Film of Asia production. This movie was directed by Paul Zils. The movie had Kishore Sahu, Dev Anand, Geeta Bali, Jagdev, Sunalini Devi, Manju, Seeta Bose etc in it.
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The heydays of New Theatres lasted about one and a half decades, from its foundation in 1931 to around mid 1940s. The war and the famine drastically impacted the film industry in Calcutta. Majority of the artists migrated to Bombay, and the production houses in Calcutta suffered on account of that. Given the circumstances, New Theatres was also impacted. We do not see any significantly notable films come from that banner after the mid 1940s.
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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.

There is an interesting trivia about the logo of the New Theatres film company. Encircling the image of the elephant with a raised trunk, there are two phrases, one in English and one in Bangla. The English phrase in the upper half of the circle records the name of the company – ‘The New Theatres Limited’. The Bangla phrase in the lower half of the circle says – ‘Jivatang Jyotiretu Chhayam’ which translates to ‘Light Infusing Shadows with Life’. I have not seen many logos of some of the earlier production companies, but from the later decades, I do not recall a logo which carries any specific message. It is possible this is a unique trivia in the history of Indian cinema.
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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.

This is the 10th and the final song in “The flavour of the 30s” series. It is from film YAHUDI KI LADKI-1933,sung by Utpala Sen and music is by Pankaj Mullick.
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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.

In K L Saigal’s films, the songs sung by most of other singers remained on the periphery as compared to his magic spelled songs. Even on Radio Ceylon’s programme on old film songs which used to be broadcasted between 7.30-8.00 a.m. in olden days, I rarely heard songs of other singers in K L Saigal’s films while K L Saigal’s song used to be the final song of the programme. Take for example songs of ‘My Sister’ (1944). There are at least two beautiful solo songs sung by Utpala Sen but as compared with Saigal’s four songs which were hugely popular in my younger days, I had not heard any of her songs from this film until I bought one 78 RPM gramophone record in early 70s on which one side of the record had ‘jal jaane do is duniya ko’. I heard her other song from the film only last year.
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