Right from the advent of Indian cinema in , musicals with song numbers have been a regular feature in Bollywood.Initially Bollywood music has drawn its inspiration from numerous traditional sources such as Ramleela, nautanki, tamasha and Parsi Theatre, as well as from the West, Pakistan, and other Indian musical subcultures.
It is said in the Film Industry that if the music of the film is hit you have won the half battle.Some time even one song of the film makes the film hit.There are many films which were hit because of one song.Some times become hit after the film becomes hit.
In this blog I am including the great Musical Hits of Bollywood irrespective of the film success.I have selected some of these Musical Films starting from 1940s to 1990s
Rattan is a 1944 Film directed by M. Sadiq, produced by Abdul Rashid Kardar, and starring Swaran Lata, Karan Dewan and Amir Bano. It was a highly successful movie of 1944. The film is noted as the film which made Naushad one of the top contributors to music in Indian films and enabled him to demand a fee of Rs 25,000 a film.