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Songs of the Charmer – Jaadugar Special


This post explores those songs of the golden era that are dedicated to the lover, who is a charmer par excellence – almost like the Pied Piper of Hamelin. He is a jaadugar – a magician of sorts – who can cast a spell and mesmerize his beloved. There are so many songs dedicated to the charmer that I was really spoilt for choice. I have thus limited myself to the songs which specifically mention jaadugar in the mukhda. Songs that speak of jaadugarni, jaadugari and only jaadu would perhaps be reserved for a sequel and have therefore been excluded.

Before I put in place my playlist of the charmer’s songs, it would not be out of place to mention here a bit of trivia about the real magician of Indian cinema – Dada Saheb Phalke. Dada Saheb Phalke, the ‘Father of Indian Cinema’, while pursuing his…

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