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Musing 552: Rafi 256. KA Abbas 3

In part 1, he gives a formula for creating hit films. In part 2, he declares that the actors don't even have to sing (eg Saigal, Kanan) but you can hire others (eg Durrani, Shamshad) to sing for them. In part 3, he reminds of the good old days of good music and singing.

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Rafi 256

Musing 572: Gul-e-Bakawali Panjabi film. Saigal Interview

This is an extract from a rare magazine interview of KL Saigal in 1939. Originally in Gujarati, translation into Hindi was published in Har Mandir Singh's Listeners' Bulletin in 2011.

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Gul-e-Bakawali Panjabi Film

Musing 631: Indurani (1922-2012)

Two years and a day ago, I published a book on the life of a forgotten actress, who went from being a teenager in Daryaganj, New Delhi, to being a star. The whole book can now be read online on my website. She would have been 97 years and 1 day today.

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Indurani: An Unsung But Unforgettable Heroine Of The Early Talkies

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