60’s – 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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