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Happy Birthday, Nutan!

My 10 favourite Nutan songs

Yesterday, June 4, was Nutan’s 75th birth anniversary. Nutan was a great actress and she was good-looking too. She had a career of 20 years in leading romantic roles and even in her third decade of her career, she got plump roles, which is quite uncommon in the Hindi film industry. In the 80s eventually she started taking up mother roles for leading heroes. And she did what in the 50s it seems was quite common, she worked even after getting married and childbirth.

Fellow-blogger and a big fan of Nutan, Yves, has put up a monument for Nutan. So if anybody wants to know more about her, just visit this. Bollywood deewana, who also shares his birthday with Nutan (Happy Birthday, Bolly Deewana!) has put up scans of an article with interviews of her relatives.

Nutan’s films were mostly with very good music, which makes choosing 10 songs a bit difficult. That is why the list is of solo songs only. Nutan herself had a beautiful singing voice though she never put it into practice for the films.

So here are my 10 favourite solo songs featuring Nutan (in chronological order).

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Posted by on June 5, 2011 in Lists


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Paying Guest (1957)


Kaagaz ke Phool pulled me down so much, that I thought, even I need a break from Guru Dutt, thus joining the long string of people who “bhichde sabhi bari bari” from him. Moreover Nutan celebrated her Jayanti on 4th of June (and bollywood deewana celebrated his birthday as well), so I thought of jumping the bandwagon to celebrate it. I looked at my pile and first my eyes went to Bandini, but then I remembered how dustedoff once recommended Paying Guest to me. So off I went to see it.

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Posted by on June 8, 2010 in Bollywood


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