Gorgeous Eyes & Smitten Bollywood Heroes- PART 2

What’s it about those gorgeous doe eyes adorned with kohl that make our Bollywood heroes go weak in the knees? Read this full Gaana Pehchaana blog to know about the secret of beautiful eyes.

We feel that the maximum songs in Bollywood are written about eyes. It is a predominant theme.

Aankhen, Naina, Nazrein & Nigaah Songs- The True Gems Of Our Bollywood Music Industry

Eyes are the mirror to the soul and Aankhen, Nigaahen, Nazar, Naina songs are the mirror to the Bollywood Music industry.

In our last blog on eyes, we couldn’t include every eye song that came to our mind, there are so many more all-time favourite eye melodies that will make you nostalgic and refresh your mood anytime you listen to them.

Let’s get to know everything about these mood-lifting songs and don’t forget to play the 3 top-favourite musical games Teen Maar Khan, Bhagam Bhag and Aur Sunao on the Gaana Pehchaana app.

Secret Eye To Eye Conversations In -Aankhon Hi Aankhon Mein Ishara (1956)

Aankhon Hi Aankhon Mein Ishara Ho Gaya Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: O.P. Nayyar

Lyrics: Jaan Nisar Akhtar

Singer: Geeta Dutt

Movie: C.I.D

Who doesn’t enjoy this evergreen classic from C.I.D? It is one of O.P Nayyar’s finest compositions till date. It was a high-tech thriller and one of the finest thrillers released in Bollywood during those days. Geeta Dutt stole our hearts with this heartfelt number. Dev Anand and Shakila steal the credits through their eye games, kiddish fun and superb acting in the Guru Dutt film C.I.D.

Arrow Like Gorgeous Eyes Piercing The Heart In O Nigahen Mastana (1957)

O Nigahen Mastana Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Sachin Dev Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Paying Guest

Songs like “O Nigahen Mastana”, “Chod Do Aanchal” and “Mana Janab Ne Pukara Nahi” from the 1957 “Paying Guest” album became blockbuster hits. Till today these songs can be heard at most Indian parties, but unfortunately, the Musician, lyricist and the singers did not get applauded for their songs as much as the stars who acted in the film. These songs are really precious and need to be treasured, as we won’t be able to come across such songs any more.

I Live & Die Under The Shadow Of Your Eyes In Teri Aankhon Ke Siwa Duniya Mein Rakha Kya Hai (1969)

Teri Aankhon Ke Siva Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Chiraag

This amazing track brings to mind Asha Parekh and Sunil Dutt’s romantic exchange of glances where Sunil Dutt can be seen singing “Ye uthe subah chale, ye jhuke shaam dhale” dedicating it to Asha Parekh’s gorgeous eyes.

Raj Khosla, the director of Chiraag wanted Majrooh Sultanpuri to borrow a few lines from Faiz’s poetry for “Teri Aankhon Ke Siwa”, so Sultanpuri used some of the lines after seeking proper permission. It’s a heart melting number that can still make you go weak in the knees.

Let The Love Remain Unnamed In Humne Dekhi Hai In Aankhon Ki Mehakti Khushboo (1970)

Dekhi Hai In Aankhon Ki Mehakti Khushboo Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Hemant Kumar

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Khamoshi

An Aankhein song with deep emotions. This song is about Waheeda Rehman getting attached to her patients as she serves them as a nurse. Hemant Kumar, as we know, gave some of the best compositions to Bollywood. Gulzar’s words exude deep meaning and Lata Mangeshkar turned this melody into an iconic one. True Hindi Film Music lovers still enjoy listening to this mellifluous melody.

The Secret In Your Eyes Speaks Of Your Beauty In Aap Ki Aankhon Mein Kuch (1978)

Aap Ki Aankhon Mein Kuch Mehke Hue Se Raaz Hai

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singers: Kishore Kumar Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Ghar

This is an epic number from the all-time favourite Rekha and Vinod Mehra starrer “Ghar”. R.D Burman created magic and Gulzar created the spine of the song that was wonderfully sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar. 

Kishore Kumar was said to have wrongly sung Gulzar’s words “Jab Hile” as “Lab Hile”, but it was released with Lab Hile and the mistake was accepted. People remember the film and the acting but without the music this epic drama and the amazing storyline could not have been expressed this way.

I Love Your Eyes More Than My Life In Humko To Jaan Se Pyari Hai Tumhari Aankhen (1973)

Humko To Jaan Se Bhi Pyari Hai Tumhari Aankhen GaanaP

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Music: Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri

Singer: Mohd Rafi

Movie: Naina

Humko To Jaan Se Pyari Hai Tumhari Aankhein is from the 1973 film named Naina which again means eyes. Well, Shashi Kapoor can be seen all smitten by Moushumi Chatterjee’s gorgeous eyes. Her eyes look glamorous and they are also in a beautiful shade.

He woos her the way most Bollywood heroes do and it makes the both of them look amazing with the mind blowing European architecture in the background.

Mohd Rafi was even nominated for Filmfare for the Best Male Playback singer and Shankar Jaikishan as well as Hasrat Jaipuri were lauded with appreciation, which acted as a ladder to success in their journey.

Lamp Of Dreams Burning In Your Eyes In Roz Roz Aankhon Tale- (1986)

Roz Roz Aankhon Tale Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer: Asha Bhosle, Amit Kumar

Movie: Jeeva

This R.D Burman composition penned down by Gulzar has always been a true masterpiece by Asha ji and Amit ji. The song is all about new dreams shining in somebody’s eyes and Sanjay Dutt, Mandakini shone on the screen because of their impeccable acting and our highly talented musicians. These songs belong to the days of yore when songs dedicated to the heroine’s eyes were depicted in a different way.

What’s The Fault Of The Eyes That It’s Smitten By A Pretty Face In Naina Da Kya Kasoor (2018)

Naina Da Kya Kasoor Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Amit Trivedi 

Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni

Singer: Amit Trivedi

Movie: Andhadhun

This track and the entire album received positive reviews from music critics. Some even said that it has an old world charm to it that cannot be anymore found in today’s songs. The tune is all about the magic of piano. The piano depicts Ayushman Khurana’s moods throughout the song as he is seen playing the piano.

Amit Trivedi got all thumbs up for his attempt at composing as well as singing this song. Jaideep Sahni did a brilliant job with the lyrics. We even loved Radhika Apte’s role in the film and her portrayal in this number.

Musical Games For A Fun Evening!

Which of these songs would you dedicate to your beloved? Or which of these is your favourite? Comment below.

Hope we were able to inform you about these songs and all the people who helped make these songs such big hits, the directors, lyricists, singers, instrumentalists and the actors who shone on screen. Next time you play some musical game in which you need to sing aankhein, naina, nigah or nazrein songs, you can check out these blogs. You should also try out the Teen Maar Khan, Bhagam Bhag and Aur Sunao games on our app as well as participate in Live Gaming Sessions. Install the app and enjoy everything that Gaana Pehchaana has to offer!

Guess These Hindi Film Songs From Their English Translations!!

We have been playing all kinds of quizzes on Gaana Pehchaana, but never tried our hands at guessing a Bollywood song from it’s english translation, have we?

This time, we’ll be doing just that.

In this blog, we have translated 12 of the most popular Bollywood melodies including both old and new ones into English. Now, it’s your turn to guess the lyrics and recognise the correct song.

If you are a crazy Bollywood Music buff and enjoy listening to all genres of Hindi Film Music from different eras, it will be really easy for you to play this guessing game, as all the songs are popular ones.

Keep checking out the Gaana Pehchaana blog section for fun quizzes, games and trivia. Install the app on your Android or iOS device to explore more!

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Carefully go through the English version of the lyrics given below and guess which Hindi Film song has it been picked from?
  1. Guess at least 10 answers correctly, to be declared the Champion Of Bollywood Music Lyrics!
  1. The correct answers have been mentioned at the extreme end, but make sure that you don’t check the correct answers before playing the game.

QUESTIONS

  1. Because You Are The One, Now You Are The One, You Are Life, You Are Relief, You Are My Pain, You Are My Love.
Kyunki Tum Hi Ho Gaana Pehchaana

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  1. Sometimes In My Heart, There Comes A Thought, As If You Were Made Only For Me.
Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein

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  1. The Bangles Speak, The Bracelets Speak, Yes I Have Become Your Beloved. Without You I Feel Aloof. Ohh I’ll Die!
Bole Chudiyan Bole Kangana Gaana Pehchaana

Source: https://bit.ly/3BfBu4E

  1. Live Here, Die Here, Other Than This Place Where To Go? Whenever You Feel Like, Call Us, We Will Be There, Where We Were.
Jeena Yaha Song Gaana Pehchaana

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  1. One Hot Teacup And Somebody To Serve It.
Ek Garam Chai Ki Pyali Gaana Pehchaana

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  1. From You The Day Starts, The Musical Evening Comes, From You, From You.
Tum Se Hi Song Gaana Pehchaana

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  1. First Infatuation, First Craziness, New Love Is There, New Phase Of Waiting.
Pehla Nasha Pehla Khumaar Gaana Pehchaana

Source: https://bit.ly/3wJNbx9

  1. I’m Remembering Your Love, I’m Remembering Your Love, Where Am I, Where Are You, Where Am I, Where Are You, Come Here, Come Here, Once!
Yaad Aa Raha Hain Tera Pyaar Gaana Pehchaana

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  1. The Sun Has Set, Moon Has Started To Burn, Oh Why Has The Sky Started To Melt?
Suraj Hua Maddham Song Gaana Pehchaana

Source: https://bit.ly/3etKeuf

  1.  Ho Ho Ho Ho, Lost Lost Moon, Open Sky, The Whole Night Will Pass Away In The Eyes, How Will You Fall Asleep?
Khoya Khoya Chand Song Gaana Pehchaana

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11. Black Sunglasses On You, Black Sunglasses On You, Black Sunglasses Look Good On You, It Suits On Your Fair Face.

Kaala Chashma Song Gaana Pehchaana

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12. Pour Down Clouds Clouds, Pour Down Clouds Clouds, Pour Down Clouds, Pour.

Barso Re Megha Song Gaana Pehchaana

Source: https://bit.ly/3xLrQVt

Why Do We Need To Treasure The Songs, Song Writers, Composers And Singers?

Bollywood movies have made audiences happy with their music right from the 1930s to 2021 and are a National Treasure. The music outlasts the movies in popularity by decades, but often the musicians, singers, lyricists, instrumentalists and all get lost amidst the glitz and glamour of the movies.

Gaana Pehchaana pays homage to the works of all these people who have created immortal music that will continue to live on within us to cheer us up through everything in life.

Play, Score Points, Win And Climb Up The Master Leaderboard!

Hope you enjoyed the quiz. Play TMK, Bhagam Bhag and Aur Sunao. Participate in Live Gaming Sessions, guess many more songs and have a lot of fun on Gaana Pehchaana.

We have a specially customised TMK Game called “TMK- 16 All Decades”, in which you can guess songs from the different decades by listening to the music and lyrics. The game is similar to this quiz game, only the pattern is different. If you guess more than three answers wrong, you’ll be discarded from the game. Download the app to play it.

Answers:

1. a. Tum Hi Ho

2. b. Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein

3. c. Bole Chudiyan, Bole Kangana, Haye Main Ho Gayi Teri Saajna

4. b. Jeena Yaha Marna Yaha

5. a. Ek Garam Chai Ki Pyali

6. c. Tum Se Hi

7. b. Pehla Nasha, Pehla Khumaar

8. a. Yaad Aa Raha Hai Tera Pyar

9. c.  Sooraj Hua Maddham

10. b. Khoya Khoya Chand, Khula Aasman 

 11. c. Kaala Chashma

12. a. Barso Re Megha Megha

Why Composer Madan Mohan Couldn’t Be Happy When Alive?

A few days back, it was legendary music composer Madan Mohan Kohli’s birthday. He was an artist who deserved a lot more in his lifetime, but unfortunately, he did not get what he should have, when alive. The miseries of struggling in the industry, turned him into an alcoholic and unfortunately he died of liver cirrhosis at a very young age.

Was Madan Mohan Known As Ghazal Ka Shehzada?

He was born in Baghdad, Iran and had a sophisticated, suave personality which was unlike that of any other music director in the industry. Nobody could imagine that a man like him could so easily mould elements of Indian classical music into new styles of Hindi Film Music.

Lata Mangeshkar fondly called him “Ghazal Ka Shehzada”. He beautifully infused the traditional elements of Indian music into his work. His area of expertise was not just ghazals, but he excelled in almost every genre.

Why He Didn’t Match Up To The Parameters Of Success?

Madan Mohan With Wife And Raj Kapoor

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Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha, Aye Dil Mujhe Bata De, Naina Barse Rimjhim Rimjhim, Tu Jahan Jahan Chalega, Zaroorat Hai Zaroorat Hai etc are a few compositions by Madan Mohan that can easily defeat any other contemporary or old composition.

 He wasn’t lucky enough to get the big films or compose for the big stars and production houses, which were the parameters of success in those days. A few of his compositions for Dev Anand turned into flops. He composed some great numbers for Raj Kapoor and some to be sung by Kishore Kumar, but somehow, his work did not get proper appreciation and it all went down the gutter.

Recognition And Fame After Death

It was much later that his compositions were used for superhit films like Veer Zaara and some of his unknown work was dug out by his sons to be enjoyed by the public. His tracks would be on the top of the charts like Binaca Geetmala for months.

Today, we’ll be reading about some of his songs, but before that let’s know more about a Teen Maar Khan game specially dedicated to him.

Play TMK- 260 [Happy Birthday Madan Mohan! (June- 25)] & Be The Highest Scorer

This game has been made for the Teen Maar Khans of Bollywood Music like you. If you have keen interest in Bollywood Music from every decade, you’ll surely enjoy our game based on the songs of Madan Mohan Ji. You’ll win points for every correct answer, but lose points the moment you make a wrong guess. Three wrong guesses will end up disqualifying you from the game. Play carefully to be the champion and make it to the top of the Master Leaderboard. Install the app on your Android or iOS device to start playing.

Now, enjoy the blog!!

Aye Dil Mujhe Bata De (1956)

Ae Dil Mujhe Bata De Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Rajendra Krishna

Singer: Geeta Dutt

Movie: Bhai Bhai

A highly popular number in which we find actress Shyama as the seductress dancing around Ashok Kumar. The tune by Madan Ji continues to ring in our ears. The music is evergreen and would sound great even if used in a modern song.

Every boy and girl of that generation must have sung it after falling in love. Geeta Dutt’s sweet voice makes us nostalgic as we lose ourselves in the old days we had heard about from our grandparents.

Zaroorat Hai Zaroorat Hai (1962)

Zaroori Hai Zaroori Hai Zaroori Hai Gaana Pehchaana

Source: https://bit.ly/3jg2tXf

Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan

Singers: Kishore Kumar

Movie: Man-Mauji

The entire Man-Mauji album was composed by Madan Mohan, but this one song broke all records. It has a comic touch to it and Kishore Kumar makes it more satirical with his lady-like behaviour.

It is Sadhana who makes most of the Madan Mohan compositions amazing with her superb acting, her lively expressions and stunning dance moves. The funny lyrics and the evergreen composition continues to live on within us.

Naina Barse Rim Jhim Rim Jhim (1964)

Naina Barse Rimjhim Rimjhim Gaana Pehchaana

Source: https://bit.ly/3h7dEip

Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Woh Kaun Thi 

This is the spookiest music composed by Madan Mohan and surprisingly, the tune stays on in your mind, long time after you’ve watched the movie. Anybody can easily connect to the track.

Lata Mangeshkar’s childlike voice does absolute justice to Madan Mohan’s music for the mind-blowing thriller. In fact, all the songs from Woh Kaun Thi composed by Madan Ji were big hits. The plot and the songs keep you glued to the film.

Lag Ja Gale (1964)

Lag Ja Gale Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Raja Mehndi Ali Khan

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Woh Kaun Thi

There might not be a single Indian who hasn’t heard of “Lag Ja Gale”. It’s about to be 60 years old, but the way it captivates Indian hearts, it is surely a gem of a song.

It  can make chills run down your spine anytime you listen to it. Shot amidst a barren jungle in the middle of the night, Sadhana and Manoj Kumar’s chemistry, as well as the picturisation of the song, are very different. It was quite an expensive song at that time. Madan Mohan, Mehndi Ali Khan and Lata Mangeshkar’s trio created something that nobody has been able to recreate.

Jhumka Gira Re Bareli Ke Bazaar Mein (1966)

Jhumka Gira Re Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

Singer: Asha Bhosle

Movie: Mera Saaya

This can be titled as the most famous Hindi Film song ever. Jhumka Gira Re is replete with nomadic tunes. You’ll hear the beats of a dafli, dhol and everything else that you can imagine a nomad girl to be dancing on.

We love watching Sadhana dance like crazy to the fabulous composition by Madan Mohan, brought to life through Raja Mehdi Ali Khan’s energetic lyrics and Asha Bhosle’s classy voice. Sadhana looks scary as she murders someone just after dancing to this number..

Mera Saaya Saath Hoga (1966)

Mera Saaya Saath Hoga Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Mera Saaya

“Tu Jahan Jahan Chalega, Mera Saaya Saath Hoga ” is an immortal classic from the film “Mera Saaya” by Raj Khosla. This melody proves that Madan Mohan was actually god gifted and deserved a lot more accolades for his work. Mera Saaya sets him apart from all ordinary music composers. Lata ji’s singing still leaves our minds blown whenever we listen to this song. It’s a favourite of millions from different age groups.

Teri Aankhon Ke Siwa Duniya Mein Rakha Kya Hai (1969)

Tere Aankhon Ke Siva Song Gaana Pehchaana

Source: https://bit.ly/3hbaslM

Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Chiraag

This amazing track brings to mind Asha Parekh and Sunil Dutt’s romantic exchange of glances where Sunil Dutt can be seen singing “Ye uthe subah chale, ye jhuke shaam dhale” dedicating it to Asha Parekh’s gorgeous eyes.

Raj Khosla, the director of Chiraag wanted Majrooh Sultanpuri to borrow a few lines from Faiz’s poetry for “Teri Aankhon Ke Siwa”, so Sultanpuri used some of the lines after seeking proper permission. It’s a heart melting number that can still make you go weak in the knees.

Tere Liye Hum Hain Jiye (2004)

Tere Liye Madan Mohan

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Roop Kumar Rathod

Movie: Veer Zaara

After Madan Mohan’s death, his son Sanjeev Kohli discovered a few compositions of his dad hidden in a cupboard, which the children were not allowed to touch. He was surprised to hear the mind blowing music. It was revised by his son and used for Veer Zaara on Chopra’s insistence. Tere Liye became a cult number in the history of Bollywood Music.

Both Madan Ji and Javed Ji were nominated as the Best Music Director and Best Lyricist at the 50th Filmfare awards and Madan Ji won the Best Music Director award at the 6th IIFA Awards. Lata Mangeshkar had tears rolling down her eyes while singing it as she missed the old days with her brother Madan Mohan. Preity Zinta and Shahrukh Khan made the song more heart touching with their perfect acting.

Rash Driving Or Appreciation?

Madan Mohan owned a white and blue Studebaker car and used to take his wife and kids for a drive around Worli Sea Face. On one such occasion, he was driving quite fast and before anybody knew it, they could hear police sirens and a jeep following them. They got worried and his wife thought that they had broken the speed limit.

A senior officer came down from the jeep to their car, as Madan rolled down the window and said sorry, the officer replied that no Madanji, don’t be sorry. I only stopped you to say that your music in ‘Anpadh’ deserved the Filmfare Award. Madan Mohan was so touched that he told his wife “see I have been given my award”, as the small appreciation meant much more to him than any award.

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Hindi Film Music has delighted audiences and listeners right from the 1930s to 2020s and is a national treasure. The music from these movies always set higher standards of excellence and entertainment than the movies, yet the people behind these songs, the composers, singers, lyricists and instrumentalists don’t get anywhere near the recognition that the stars acting in the films do. Ganna Pehchaana is a small effort to pay tribute to these artists through short quiz games, live gaming events, engaging blogs revealing little known secrets and other fun content.

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