Unknown Facts On Sridevi’s Superhit Songs

Our legendary Chandni would have turned 57 this August. It was her birthday a few days back and it’s been 3 years since she left us. We still miss her. We feel sad that we won’t be able to see her on the big screen or enjoy any new songs starring her, but there are already heaps and heaps of Bollywood songs with everybody’s favorite Sridevi dancing or acting in them.

Was Sridevi Born To Act?

Sridevi As Child Murugan On Gaana Pehchaana

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Her journey as a star began when she was a little girl of 4. She first starred as Lord Murugan in a Tamil film and from then on her journey as an actress began.

She did quite a many South Indian movies as a child star before getting to play an adult role at the mere age of 10 and a half. She was a movie diva and a heartthrob in the South Indian cinema industry at the time when she got her first break in Bollywood with Solva Sawan. Solva Sawan was a flop, but 4 years later, her film Himmatwala alongside Jeetendra became one of the highest grossing Hindi Films of all time.

Some of the sweetest Hindi film songs and the biggest hits have Sridevi in them.

Sridevi In Her First Movie

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Let’s discover a few rare facts and trivia about the most famous Sridevi songs in today’s Gaana Pehchaana blog.

Taki O Taki (1983)

Taki O Taki Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics: Indeevar

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Himmatwala

Did you know that Taki O Taki and Himmatwala garnered such love and respect that there was a remake of the entire film as well as this melody?

Many think that the English cum Spanish song by DJ Snake has something to do with Sridevi’s Taki Taki, but it is an entirely separate song. People loved watching her jump and dance with her jumping jack partner Jeetendra.

Her designer churidar suits in satin silk started a trend. Hats off to Bappi Lahiri for so easily pulling off the dancing music. Indeevar penned down the perfect lyrics with Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar doing complete justice to the singing.

Nainon Mein Sapna (1983)

Nainon Mein Sapna Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics: Indeevar, Sameer Anjaan

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Himmatwala

Nainon Mein Sapna is Sridevi’s most iconic dance song from her second Hindi movie. She changed the trends in Bollywood dancing with this song.

  The rhythmic dance beats in the music by Bappi Da will make your heart flutter and your mind sing. Sridevi can be seen dressed as a dancing serpent girl. Indeevar and Sameer, lyricist Anjaan’s son penned down the most beautiful, heart touching lyrics that can set your soul on a graceful, dance journey.

Aaj Abhi Yahi (1984)

Sridevi With Amitabh Bachchan On Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Laxmikant- Pyarelal

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle

Movie: Inquilaab

The movie Inquilaab was an above average earner but this melody is one of the most memorable Sridevi and Amitabh Bachchan melodies ever because the duo was not that popular.

Lakshmi Kant Pyarelal and Anand Bakshi Ji created evergreen songs for Sridevi and obviously Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle were the perfect match for Amitabh Bachchan as well as Sridevi’s fabulous characters.

Kate Nahi Kat Te (1987)

Kate Nhi Kate Te Ye Din Ye Raat GaanaP

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Music: Laxmikant- Pyarelal

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Alisha Chinoy

Movie: Mr. India

After Mr. India people began calling Sridevi the encyclopedia of Acting. Mr. India was a trend setter, being the very first Bollywood Science fiction film.

Sridevi was too good in this song. She added the oomph factor without making it look vulgar. The film was screened at the biggest film festivals and the music including Kate Nahi Kat Te became a hit in the Bollywood Music fraternity because of all the hard work put in by Laxmikant- Pyarelal, Javed Akhtar, Kishore Kumar, Alisha Chinoy, Anil Kapoor and Sridevi.

Oongli Mein Anguthi (1988)

Oongli Mein Anguthi Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Aziz

Movie: Ram Avtar

This track is not one of the best Sridevi tracks, but it is sure to make you reminisce about legendary Sridevi’s immense talent. There are around 3 to 4 versions of this song in the film and it was composed, written and sung according to the situation in the storyline. Sunny Deol and Sridevi were crowned the best pair in Bollywood at that time, because of their mind blowing performance in this.

Chandni O Meri Chandni (1989)

Chandni O Meri Chandni Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shiv-Hari

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Sridevi, Jolly Mukherjee

Movie: Chandni

Chandni was a romantic musical. This massive blockbuster turned into an even more special film because Sridevi lent her divine voice to sing it.

The composers of this melody, Shiv-Hari are actually Shivkumar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia, the widely acclaimed music directors as well as masters of santoor and flute. Shiv and Hari are giants in the world of Hindustani classical music.

Anand Bakshi had already flourished as a lyricist at this point of time. It is still ranked amongst the top 5 songs of Yash Chopra. In fact, Chopra was said to have had a Sridevi hangover and made many of his heroines from other films look similar to Sridevi from Chandni, but no other heroine could pull off the look as Sridevi in her whites from Chandni.

Na Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai (1989)

Na Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Laxmikant, Pyarelal

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Kavita Krishnamuryhy, Amit Kumar

Movie: Chaalbaaz

Na Jaane Kahan Se Aayi was a sensational hit that broke all records. Times of India stated it to be a “Sridevi Classic, where she just looked wow with her chirpy expressions and rain drops patting on her cheeks”. Almost all songs from this movie became successful, but no song or performance can be compared to this one.

Sridevi’s dungaree dress was not in trend during that time, but they have become a fashion statement now.

Sunny Deol and Rajnikanth’s talent became dull in presence of Sridevi’s dazzling acting and dancing. Her expressions and antics widened her fanbase all over the world.

Morni Baga Ma Bole (1991)

Morni Baaga Ma Bole Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shiv-Hari

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Ila Arun

Movie: Lamhe

Lamhe was said to be way ahead of its time and many thought that it would have been more successful if released now. Shivkumar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia made many Sridevi numbers iconic with their ultimate compositions and Anand Bakshi was always there to top it off with the creamy lyrics.

Ila Arun and Lata Mangeshkar sang this together. Lata Ji sang Sridevi’s part and Ila Arun slayed the rest of it. Even Ila ji’s dancing had that traditional Rajasthani flair and obviously Stidevi’s dancing was absolutely amazing beyond words.

Sridevi remarked that working in Lamhe was the most challenging experience of her professional life.

Navrai Majhi (2012)

Navrai Majhi Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Amit Trivedi

Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire

Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Swanand Kirkire, Neelambari Kirkire, Natalie Di Luccio

Movie: English Vinglish

Sridevi made a comeback after 15 long years with English Vinglish. Her character resembled director Gauri Shinde’s mother in real life.

This song is a happy party track with the entire family dancing to it. The marathi lyrics by Swanand Kirkire sounds sugary sweet. Swanand is already an expert at penning down lyrics and this one was more special because he had to create something in his own mother tongue. He also contributed his voice to sing along with Sunidhi Chauhan and the other singers.

The genre of this song was not Sunidhi’s comfort genre but she did a great job along with Swanand, Neelambari and Natalie.

Amit Trivedi as usual did a wonderful job with the music and Sridevi rocked her role while playing a character of her age.

TMK- 285- A Game On The Goddess Of Dancing & Music

Young Sridevi And Young Rekha

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Sridevi dedicated her entire childhood and growing up years to acting, so she had taken a 15 year long break from it and then again returned to acting after a long gap in 2012. Her journey was always full of ups and downs.

Sridevi At Age 6

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We decided to pay tribute to her body of work with the help of a Teen Maar Khan” game called TMK 285- We Miss You Sridevi!!!! Select the game to start playing it. Carefully listen to the song clips before you make the guesses. Remember that more than 3 wrong guesses can get you disqualified. Every correct guess will make you win points and the points will keep getting added to your kitty. Install the app to play the game! 

Who’s This Golden Musician With A Heart Of Gold?

He says that Gold is my God. Born in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, to singers Aparesh Lahiri and Bansuri Lahiri, his musical journey began with tabla at the age of 5. Lata Mangeshkar told the kid’s parents to train him under Pandit Samta Prasadji to channelize his immense talent.

Big Dreams And The City Of Bombay

Bappi Da Playing Tabla At Age 5

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At the age of 20, he first composed for a bengali film called Dadu. After Dadu, he was set on making it big in the Hindi Film industry, and shifted to Bombay, where he turned out to be the disco music star.

Have you already guessed this popular composer, singer and record producer?

Who else can he be other than our all time favourite Bappi da?

He marched into the music scenario at a time when it was crowded by the biggest legends of music. Composers who were the best of the best like S.D Burman, R.D Burman, O.P Nayyar, Jatin-Lalit, Kalyanji-Anandji, Laxmikant-Pyarelal and many others.

First Break

It was difficult for Bappi Lahiri to make way and emerge from amongst them to become one of the biggest composers of all time.

He got his first break with Nanha Shikari. As his father knew Shashodhar Mukherjee, who was one of the most renowned producers in those days, his son Shomu Mukherjee agreed to give Bappi Da the chance to create songs for this movie, but he asked him to compose 25 different varieties of songs. After Nanha Shikari, he got Zakhmee, Chalte Chalte and much more.

(TMK 266- A Tribute To Bappi Lahiri)- Highlights The Real Flavours Of Bappi Da’s Disco Music

We have a special TMK game customised with the best songs of Bappi Lahiri. Just like the shining gold pendants on his neck that bring luck and fortune to him, his songs have brought luck and fortune to the industry. When Michael Jackson appreciated him for his gold ganesha pendant, Lahiri thought of gifting it to him but couldn’t part with his lucky charm. Similarly, Bollywood finds it hard to part with it’s lucky charm Bappi Lahiri! 

The game is for all Bollywood Music lovers from across the globe. Play it, score points and climb up the Master Leaderboard, but remember that you cannot guess more than 3 songs wrong.

Install the app on your Android or iOS device to enjoy the never-ending fun on Gaana Pehchaana and check out some of his amazing songs in the blog below.

Chalte Chalte Mere Yeh Geet (1976)

Chalte Chalte Mere Yeh Geeet Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics: Amit Khanna

Singers: Kishore Kumar

Movie: Chalte Chalte

A classic goodbye song Chalte Chalte Mere Yeh Geet has always been a favourite of Bollywood Music lovers across the world. It’s a timeless composition by Bappi da. Amir Khanna has penned down something that cannot be forgotten. The moment you think of an alvida song, this melody comes to your mind. After all, it’s one of Kishore da’s most magical melodies of all time.

Bambai Se Aaya Mera Dost (1977)

Aap Ki Khatir Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics: Shaily Shailendra

Singers: Bappi Lahiri

Movie: Aap Ki Khatir

A light-hearted song with a comic touch to it. This melody with some goanese elements has won over the hearts of people because of it’s enjoyable lyrics, feel-good vibes and happy-go-lucky music. The best part is that it was composed as well as sung by Bappi Lahiri, which makes it an all-time favourite.

Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja (1982)

Jimmy Jimmy Aaja Aaja Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics: Anjaan

Singers: Parvati Khan

Movie: Disco Dancer

“Jimmy Jimmy Aaja Aaja” won over a million hearts in India, Japan, Greece, U.K, Russia and a whole lot of other countries. It was inspired by the T’es Ok French song. Mithun’s name in the history of Bollywood Music changed forever with Jimmy Jimmy. Girls went gaga over his stunning dance moves and charismatic personality. Who other than Anjaan could have penned down the relatable lyrics that makes this song so special and way more amazing than the original T’es Ok.

Ke Pag Ghungroo Bandh Meera (1982)

Ke Pag Ghungroo Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics: Anjaan, Prakash Mehra

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Movie: Namak Halal

The entire Namak Halaal album was one of Bappi da’s finest compositions till date. Kishore Kumar won the 5th filmfare in his life specially for Pag Ghungroo. Amitabh Bachchan’s wonderful dance moves and smarty expressions as he dances like a pro, make him stand out as the superstar. The song was so hit that remix makers will surely want to create a remix out of it very soon.

I’m A Disco Dancer (1982)

I'm A Disco Dancer Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics: Anjaan

Singers: Vijay Benedict

Movie: Disco Dancer

Disco Dancer is a rags to riches story of a young street dancer played by Mithoon Chakraborty. The film and this title song became so popular that it’s popularity spreadit’s arms across entire Southern, Central, Eastern Asia, Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Turkey and Eastern/ Western Africa.

It was the highest grossing foreign film to exist in the Soviet Union. Disco Dancer increased his popularity to such an extent that Mithun became a household name in South Asia and Soviet Union. The entire Soundtrack album was successful. It received a platinum award in India and a Gold award in China.

Nainon Mein Sapna (1983)

Nainon Mein Sapna Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics: Indeevar, Sameer Anjaan

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Himmatwala

Nainon Mein Sapna is Sridevi’s most renowned dance song ever. The rhythmic dance beats in the music by Bappi Da will make your heart flutter and your mind sing. Sridevi can be seen dressed as a dancing serpent girl. Indeevar and Sameer, lyricist Anjaan’s son penned down the most beautiful, heart touching lyrics that can set your soul on a graceful, dance journey.

Jhoom Jhoom Jhoom Baba (1984)

Jhoom Jhoom Jhoom Baba Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics: Anjaan

Singers: Salma Agha

Movie: Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki

Jhoom Jhoom Jhoom Baba was recently used in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 movie. Nobody could believe that the 80’s super hit song would be resurrected in a new avatar in a Hollywood film like millions of other Bappi Lahiri songs and sound so amazing!! It’s a classic party number and Mithun as well as Salma Agha look adorable. In fact, Mithun resembles John Travolta to a huge extent. It looks like an imitation of the famous 1977 Saturday Night Fever.

Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re (1985)

Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics: Anjaan

Singers: Bappi Lahiri, S. Janaki (Sishta Sreeramamurthy Janaki)

Movie: Saaheb

The song Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re became the Bappi Lahiri anthem in 1985. Anil Kapoor and Amrita Singh dance like crazy to this melody. There are two versions of Anil and Amrita. One pair can be seen sitting and watching the other pair perform a stunning dance sequence. Bappi Lahiri, Anjaan and S. Janaki created a song that sounds like honey to the ears.

How Bappi Lahiri Became The Big Daddy Of Disco?

Little Bappi Lahiri With Lata Mangeshkar

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It was in the late 1970s that on a visit to the U.S.A, the pulsing beats left him stunned. Disco was an absolutely alien culture in India and Bappi Lahiri was the very first musician to introduce it in Bollywood.

Other than TMK-266, Gaana Pehchaana also has many other TMK, Bhagam Bhag, Aur Sunao games and upcoming live gaming sessions with well-loved Bappi Lahiri songs in them. Enjoy Gaana Pehchaana and let us know whether you like this blog or not in the comments section below.

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