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Hindi Film Music - Down Melody lane

Hindi Film Music - Down Melody lane

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  •     Ek Chatur Naar
    But still if just one song is to be chosen as the essence of comedy classic Padosan, Kishore Kumar and Manna Dey’s Jugalbandi-song Ek Chatur Naar would beat all others hollow....
  •     Dil Jalta Hai To Jalne De
    Mukesh’s Dil Jalta Hai To Jalne De,Aansoo Na Baha, Fariyaad Na Kar from the film Paheli Nazar (1945) is a perfect homage to the legendary composer Anil Biswas....
  •     Preetam Aan Milo
    C.H.Atma's privately recorded song became one of the greatest hits in post-independence era....
  •     Abke Baras Bhej Bhaiya Ko Babul
    1963 film Bandini’s song Ab Ke Baras Bhej Bhaiya Ko Babul is perhaps the best example of Asha’s superb rendition of sentimental songs. It is also a painful reminder of a dark chapter in her checkered personal life....
  •     Tum Pukar Lo
    Not only was Hemant Kumar a fabulous singer with a deep, bass voice that could do justice to both, melody and emotion but he was also a superbly talented composer....
  •     Lapak Jhapak Tu Kaare Badarawa
    Anyone who has seen the movie Boot Polish will not forget Lapak Jhapak Tu Aa Re Badarawa- a song based on a classical melody but picturised and portrayed in such a funny and comic manner....
  •     12 Classics To Remember Pancham
    Jan 4th- 2006 was 12th death anniversary of Pancham. Here are 12 of his top tunes to remember him....
  •     Mehbooba O Mehbooba
    If you are asked to name one song that reminds you of the spirit of Sholay the greatest blockbuster in Hindi cinema I am sure 99 per cent of you would come up with Mehbooba O Mehbooba....
  •     Jab Dil Hi Toot Gaya
    A poignant story of the swansong of K.L.Saigal....
  •     Guzara Zamana Bachpan Ka
    This Anand Bakshi- song never fails to tug at your heart-strings. As a song lamenting the loss of childhood and innocence- it profoundly stirs emotions and brings back all those countless childhood memories flooding back....
  •     Roop Tera Mastana
    A behind-the-screen story of one of the most evocative songs of all time....
  •     Aawaz De Kahan Hai
    Noor Jehan sang many a hit Hindi film song but none more popular than this Anmol Ghadi- number....
  •     Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan
    Every now and then some news concerning Bombay (now Mumbai!) brings back countless memories of that ever- expanding, ever- bustling city where I spent best years of my youth. It somehow also always triggers the memory of that unofficial anthem of the...
  •     Aaja Aaja Main Hoon Pyar Tera
    A zingy electric guitar starts the proceedings. A zany rhythm creates mayhem and just when it is coming to a lull, energetic vocals of the great Mohammed Rafi hit your ears and set the dance floor on fire with Aaja Aaja Main Hoon Pyar Tera. Soon, the...
  •     Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam
    What happens when three great artistic talents get entangled in the intriguing web of emotions of a real life love triangle? I will tell you the answer. If they happen to be Guru Dutt, Geeta Dutt and Waheeda Rehman, then they don’t just remain thre...
  •     Yeh Kaisi Ajab Dastan Ho Gayi Hai
    (O would someone please just extinguish those lights of stars and go, also hide that beautiful moon/ My shining light is already here as my guest/ It’s a fantasy come true, a strange tale that has expressed itself despite all attempts to keep it se...
  •     Aaiye Meherbaan
    There are musical moments that are historic in true sense. Creation of Aaiye Meherbaan is one such moment. It is the coming of age song for an artist who has defied age since ages. ...
  •     Aawara Hoon
    Since the advent of playback singing, there have been some perfect voice- matched singer- actor pairs – Mohammed Rafi – Shammi Kapoor and Kishore Kumar – Rajesh Khanna to name a few, but no doubt if one such pair is to be awarded the top spot t...
  •     Suhani Raat Dhal Chuki
    (‘Bright worldly gaieties have faded into darkness. Even the stars have gone off to sleep. There is no light in sight. The beautiful night is whiling away. O my beloved, when will you come?’)...
  •     Sun Mere Bandhu Re
    It’s well past midnight. In their warped senses, some intoxicated young revelers come up with another idea to make merry. One of them starts to ‘sing’ in a drunken drawl- Sun mere bandhu re, sun mere mitwa, sun mere saathi re. The others guffaw...
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