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Musing 229: Rekhti in Hindi Cinema, Roberto 79

Rekhti was a poetic form in Urdu that focused on women's issues and lives. Now it has survived mostly in wedding songs and the like. Also  in Hindi Cinema:

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Roberto 79

Musing 218, early chaupaayee, Bharat 56 Lata Vinod

When was the first chaupaayee used in Hindi films? Surely it would be used in the two movies on Tulasida, 1934, 1939. I don't have all the songs. The earliest one I encountered was in Padosi (1941).

Listen to padosi-01-avadhpuri-sab-prem

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Bharat 56 Lata Vinod