Why 60s Was The GOLDEN Decade?

One after the other, so many gems were churned out in that era that it came to be known as the Golden Decade for Hindi music.The crème-de-la-crème of the major hits of the 60’s … Barsaat Ki Raat, Kohinoor, Chaudvin Ka Chand and Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai –  all musicals, had at least 2 musical gems in each of them. Consider the list below with hit movies for that year, note the variety of genres they portrayed, and the 2 gems from that movie:

Mughal-E-Azam, a historical romantic epic (1960) – Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya, Mohe Panghat Pe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdOS-0sIW-Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4y8tXUlJjA

Ganga Jamuna, a dacoit drama (1961) – Dhoondho Re Saajna, Nain Lad Jayee Hai

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBiv-iTruHc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRlR86GzsfM

Bees Saal Baad, a ghostly thriller (1962) – Kahin Deep Jale Kahin DIl, Beqarar Karke Hamein

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idz-tLqxtEY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzCVZXCnUjk

Mere Mehboob, a Muslim social/romance (1963) – Mere Mehboob Tujhe, Yaad Mein Teri Jaag-Jaag

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agxjCItG7EM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVyU0HPy5vI

Sangam, a romantic triangle (1964) – Ye Mera Prem Patra Padhkar, Main Kaa Karoon Raam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuaFmVz3dr8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqlQKCrDnQM

Waqt, a family social spanning across generations (1965) – Ai Meri Zohra Jabeen, Aage Bhi Jaane Na Tu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfNjDPsX1VQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijVaQoJDy5w

Teesri Manzil, a musical murder-mystery (1966) – Aaja Aaja Main Hoon Pyar Tera, O Mere Sona Re
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8ZrN_pizyQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWni4MpBICU

Upkar, a patriotic social (1967) – Mere Desh Ki Dharti, Kasmein Waade Pyar Wafa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiYscnj_L7A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX7hFKjm_n4

Do Raaste, a family drama (1968) – Bindiya Chamkegi, Chhup Gaye Saare Nazaare
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIQSnBbfeXY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp8G2PN9yhM

Aradhana, a double-role love story (1969) – Mere Sapnon Ki Rani, Gunguna Rahe Hain Bhanwre
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo1MykK4u8U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTktbXFZP6o

Is it any surprise then the 60’s are widely considered the Golden Decade of Hindi cinema? 


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