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A Year in HIndi Movies 1944-45

A Year in Hindi Movies 1944
 
               1944 - Dilip Kumar!!!

The following is based on the book,"Star-Portrait". Born at
Peshawar on December 11, 1922, he was brought to Deolali at age
6. His father Ghulam Sarwar Khan was a successful fruit trader
and had 12 children, of which the child at number 3 was named
Yusuf Khan. As a school kid, he liked to play football and chess.
In 1936, he came to Bombay and went to the Anjuman-e-Islam High
School near VT Station. He was very good in sports but mediocre
in studies. A friend of his used to get the exam questions by
some mysterious method, and shared these with him. Both of them
passed many exams this way. Yusufbhai does not know even now how
his friend managed to get the questions!

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Musing 24: K(h)artaal, Kan Kan Men Bhagwan (1963)

Listen to this Meera Bhajan. I can hear Kartaal (or KhaDtaal), an instrument used in Bhajans from the ancient times. This is the earliest song in which I have heard it.

mane-chaakar-raakho-jee

Now you know!


 Listen to Kan Kan Men Bhagwan (1963)

A Year in Hindi Movies 1949

A Year in Hindi Movies 1949 Part I

 1949: The Golden Age Begins: A

By definition, the golden age of Hindi film music is a
period of time that satisfies two conditions. You must be
mad about 75% or more of the songs that you have heard. And
you must fall in love with any previously unheard songs that
you hear for the first time, with a probability of 0.75 or
more.

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