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.

Play Live, Play Against Others

Another fun thing launched by Gaana Pehchaana is GaanaP Live!  It’s a LIVE Game Show in which you can play together with fellow Bollywood Music Fans from around the world. You can get invited to the next GaanaP Live by registering here. Check out these videos on YouTube to learn more about GaanaP Live!

Install the app on Android or iOS to experience the best of Bollywood music, gaming, quizzes, blogs and a lot more.

Test Your 90s Bollywood Music Knowledge

For those of us, who are fans of 90’s Bollywood Music, that decade 30 years back was special because of some reason. The movies had a happy go lucky plot. Everyday life was a party like celebration. The stories and songs were simple. We could relate to the lyrics. Life was not complicated and even the movies were uncomplicated. Movies would stay in the cinema halls for more than a hundred weeks. Bollywood movies and music have changed a lot and somewhere we have left behind the beauty of 90’s music that made our childhood awesome.

Get Ready To Score The Highest

Your music playlist must still be having a few hit Hindi Film songs from the 90’s. Well, if you are fond of songs from the 1990s, we have a quiz for you on today’s Gaana Pehchaana blog. Play it to prove yourself a 90’s Bollywood Music champion. There are 10 questions and if you answer at least 8 of them correctly, you’ll be the winner.

The correct answers have been mentioned at the extreme end.

Q1. In which hit song from a 1999 film sung by Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Alka Yagnik, could we see Sharukh Khan and Twinkle Khanna dancing around hills and mountains confessing their love for each other?

Sharukh Khan Twinkle Khanna Gaana Pehchaana

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(Clue: The music for this song was composed by Anu Malik)

  1. Hum To Deewane Huye
  2. Aisi Deewangi
  3. Tip Tip Barsa Pani

Q2. This song starring Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgan belongs to a soundtrack that has cemented its place in the history books of greatest ever Hindi Soundtracks of all time. Aishwarya and Salman can be seen enjoying a Karwa Chauth as the festive rituals take place in the courtyard below. Can you guess the song?

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(Clue: The song is from a movie that depicts a love triangle)

  1. Pehli Pehli Baar Mohabbat Ki Hai
  2. Chand Chupa Badal Mein
  3. Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon

Q3. Which 90s song sung by Kamaal Khan stars Salman Khan as a dancing hero surrounded by crew members decked up in pink shirts?

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(Clue: Salman can be seen playing a guitar in the song)

  1. O Sathiya O Beliya
  2. Chura Ke Dil Mera Goriya Chali
  3. O Oh Jane Jana

Q4. In which popular Bollywood song composed by A.R Rahman can we see Shahrukh Khan and Malaika Arora dancing on top of a steam train carrying hay, eatables and other essentials?

Chaiyya Chaiya Song Gaana Pehchaana

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(Clue: Malaika was dressed up as a Rajasthani Banjaran or Nomad Girl in this song)

  1. Koi Na Koi Chahiye
  2. Chaiyya Chaiyya
  3. Raah Mein Unse Mulaqat Ho Gayi

Q5. Written by Sameer and sung by Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, this song is from a 1994 film in which Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgan first shared screen space. Can you guess the name of the song?

Alka Yagnik And Udit Narayan Gaana Pehchaana

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(Clue: Akshay Kumar can also be seen as a turbaned sardar in a few shots of this song)

  1. O Rabba
  2. Pehli Baar Dil Yun
  3. Gore Gore Mukhde Pe

Q6. It’s a rare song in which we find Sharukh Khan and Suchitra Krishnamoorthi in leading roles. It is from a coming of age romantic comedy film directed by Kundan Shah. Which song is it?

Kumar Sanu Gaana Pehchaana

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(Clue: The song was sung by Kumar Sanu)

  1. Ae Kaash Ke Hum
  2. Woh Toh Hai Albela
  3. Taal Se Taal

Q 7. Manisha Koirala stole our hearts with her graceful steps for this track. After Roja, this soundtrack was A.R Rahman’s best work with Mani Ratnam. Can you recognize the song?

Manisha Koirala Gaana Pehchaana

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(Clue: The music video shows a wedding event)

  1. Meri Saanson Mein
  2. Chupana Bhi Nahi Aata
  3. Kehna Hi Kya?

Q 8. An extraordinary composition by Nadeem Shravan. This song sung by Alka Yagnik is famous for Madhuri’s dance in the gallery, as Sanjay Dutt clicks her photographs. Can you name the number?

Nadeem Shravan Gaana Pehchaana

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(Clue: The song is from a movie which means beloved in Hindi)

  1. Tu Shayar Hai Main Teri Shayari
  2. Jiye To Jiye Kaise
  3. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha

Q 9. This melody is from a popular 1995 film. It has been composed by Anu Malik and written by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The tune was inspired from Last Christmas by Wham! Which song is it?

Dil Mera Churaya Kyu Gaana Pehchaana

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(Clue: We saw Amir Khan opposite Manisha Koirala in the music video)

  1. Dil Kehta Hai
  2. Dil Mera Churaya Kyun?
  3. Dhak Dhak Karne Laga

Q 10. This track sung by Hariharan and Alka Yagnik is about 2 lovers coming together. It is from a popular 1996 musical. Can you guess it?

Bollywood Musicals Gaana Pehchaana

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(Clue: Manisha Koirala plays the role of a dumb and deaf man and woman’s daughter)

  1. Shinga Linga
  2. Koi Na Koi Chahiye
  3. Bahon Ke Darmiyan

90s Hindi Film Music expressed simple, pure emotions and have a specific flavour that makes them different from any other decade. It was like a renaissance decade for Bollywood which gave birth to a new generation of actors, film directors, singers, composers and lyricists. It can be termed as the generation of Salman, Shahrukh, Amir, Madhuri, Manisha Koirala, Aishwarya, Karishma, Shilpa Shetty, Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Hariharan, Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, A.R Rahman, Anu Malik and many more.

Download The Gaana Pehchaana App To Enjoy Engaging Content on 90s Bollywood Music!

If you are fond of the 90s and it’s amazing music, there are lots of blogs, quizzes, games like (TMK- 256 Nineties Nostalgia) and other fun, informative content related to 90s Hindi Film Music on the Gaana Pehchaana app. You can also participate in live events based on 90s music themes.

Install the app on your Android or iOS device to enjoy the best of Bollywood Music on Gaana Pehchaana!

Answers:

Q1.  1. Hum To Deewane Huye

Q2. 2. Chand Chupa Badal Mein

Q3. 3. O Oh Jane Jaana

Q4. 2. Chaiyya Chaiyya

Q5. 3. Gore Gore Mukhde Pe

Q6. 1. Ae Kaash Ke Hum

Q7. 3. Kehna Hi Kya

Q8. 1. Tu Shayar Hai Main Teri Shayari

Q9. 2. Dil Mera Churaya Kyun?

Q10. 3. Bahon Ke Darmiyan

Romantic Hits From The 60’s Stealing Hearts In 2021

The fan base for romantic Bollywood songs, especially the ones from the 60s has not changed over the decades. There is something about these songs that have the power to change your mood and make you feel good anytime you listen to them. Have you ever wondered what that something is? Even now, in 2021, amidst the pandemic and all other problems, these hit romance numbers are being heard and watched by millions of Hindi Film Music fans from around the world.

Those who belong to the early decades still enjoy the heart melting melodies from the 60’s and even our generation is fond of them or have at least heard them. That’s the magic of the oldies. They were such big hits that their charm doesn’t fade away even after 21 years. We never know whether the same will be the case with the romantic songs of today or not because classics are irreplaceable.

Check out this Gaana Pehchaana blog to find out how you can still relate to the 60’s romance numbers in today’s time?

TMK-373- A New Game For The Biggest 60’s Music Fans

Before you begin enjoying the blog, we’ll tell you guys about a fun Teen Maar Khan game called “TMK 373- Romance in the 60s”. The game is entirely based on Bollywood love songs from the 1960’s.

Install the all-time favourite Bollywood musical gaming app on your Android or iOS device to start enjoying the game. If you and your friends or family members are fond of listening to songs from that decade, it will be really easy for you to make the guesses.

Chaudhvin Ka Chaand Ho (1960)

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Music: Ravi

Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni

Singer: Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Chaudhvin Ka Chaand

“Chaudhvin Ka Chaand Ho” is an immortal romantic classic that can not be bound by time. It is still as popular as it was all those years back. The term Chaudhvin Ka Chaand is metaphorical. The plain and simple way in which it has been picturised is something typical of the 60s, but the deep meaning that it holds still resonates with today’s music lovers.

  It’s based on Raag Pahadi. Shakeel Badayuni’s lyrics make it sound like a ghazal. Ravi’s music and Rafi’s singing come straight from the heart and can make anybody fall in love with the song.

Na Tum Hamein Jaano (1962)

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Music: Hemant Kumar

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Hemant Kumar, Suman Kalyanpur

Movie: Baat Ek Raat Ki

The situation of this song is relatable even now. It’s all about a man and a woman who don’t know each other. Their circumstances make them meet and they feel as if they have known each other since ages. The woman is trapped by the villain because of her innocence and the man gets to the bottom of her problem to save her.

 The story and this song particularly strike a chord with the people even in 2021, but Hemant Kumar’s timeless composition, Sultanpuri’s simple lyrics and the beautiful singing provide the real flavour of the 60’s.

Din Dhal Jaaye (1965)

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Music: S.D Burman

Lyrics: Shailendra

Singer: Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Guide

It was originally recorded by Rafi as “Hum Hi Mein Thi Na Koi Baat, Yaad Na Tumko Aa Sake, Tumne Hume Bhula Diya, Hum Na Tumko Bhula Sake” and later changed to “Din Dhal Jaaye”. Dev Anand is shown as a heart broken alcoholic. These days it’s hard to come across songs with heartbroken alcoholics as alcoholics are portrayed to be bold and independent. They don’t drink to express sadness, but to celebrate life. The theme of this song is evergreen but it has been represented in 1960s style.

S.D Burman, Shailendra and Mohammad Rafi’s hard work ended up in making the song attain cult status. Planet Bollywood listed it on the top of their 100 greatest Bollywood soundtracks.

Pukarta Chala Hoon Main (1965)

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Music: O.P Nayyar

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Mere Sanam

Biswajeet, the lovestruck man in the film, is out on a ride in his open top car and he just cannot stay calm, as his lead heroine, Asha Parekh rides on a bicycle in front of him. O.P Nayyar created music that sounds fresh anytime, in any decade.

There are plenty of songs of this kind in Bollywood even now, even the lyrics are appropriate for a romantic song set in 2021, it’s just that we don’t have a legend like Rafi anymore. This track is here to stay for many more decades to come.

Aye Meri Zohrajabeen (1965)

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Music: Abdul Ghafoor Breshna, Ravi

Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi

Singers: Prabodh Chandra Dey (Manna Dey)

Movie: Waqt

Qawwali love songs like “Aye Meri Zohrajabeen” are common till today. They are dedicated to a divine power or to a loved one. There is not a single Indian who hasn’t heard of “Aye Meri Zohrajabeen”. This is why Manna Dey is hailed as the god of Bollywood Music. The lyrics by Ludhianvi are written from a husband’s point of view dedicated to his wife. The music by Afghan composer Abdul Ghafoor Breshna and Ravi have the amazing elements of pure qawwali intertwined really beautifully.

Aji Rooth Kar Ab Kahan Jaiyega (1965)

Aji Rooth Kar Ab Kahan Jaiyega Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shankar- Jaikishan

Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Arzoo

This was the only romantic song in the whole movie soundtrack to have left behind a deep imprint on people’s minds. Lata sang it on an extremely high pitch. Youngsters love and admire it because umpteen number of young singers have sung it and posted their versions on YouTube.

Shankar-Jaikishan were awarded with the filmfare, for being the best music directors for the music album. Jaipuri got the filmfare, especially for the lyrics of this song in the entire Arzoo album. If you wish to melt down your better half’s anger, you can also dedicate it to them in 2021.

Aao Huzoor Tumko (1968)

Aao Huzoor Tumko Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: O.P Nayyar

Lyrics: Noor Devasi

Singer: Asha Bhosle

Movie: Kismat

This song is as popular as the PM of India. Three songs from Kismat gained popularity including this one. Kismat was a family thriller. Even if people don’t remember the film, they just can’t forget this song. It has been passed down through the generations. There are new age Bollywood singers and music lovers like Jonita Gandhi who have time and again created their versions of it. The thing that will catch your attention is Babita’s similarity to Karishma Kapoor, her daughter. At times, you might even get confused.

The amazing composition by O.P Nayyar continues to enthrall people. Hats off to Asha Bhosle for imitating the voice of a drunk woman while singing it.

Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera (1969)

Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: S.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Mahendra Kapoor, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Aradhana

“Kora Kagaz”, one of the most loved Kishore Kumar songs would sound great if it was made now. Maybe, we won’t get a lyricist like Anand Bakshi to present the feelings and situation in such beautiful words or a S.D Burman to create the evergreen music or maybe it would be difficult to find voices like Mahendra Kapoor and Kishore Kumar, but there is no dearth of talent and a song like this shot amidst the Himalayas with a present day crew, set and advanced technology would appeal youngsters as much as the old song.

If you guys have ears for good music, these songs will make you fall in love with them. Include them in your playlist to have a blast with romantic songs from the past.

Gaana Pehchaana App- An Entertainment Package For Hindi Film Music Lovers

Gaana Pehchaana tries to celebrate the spirit of Hindi Film Music through quizzes, games, blogs and other fun content that entertains and informs avid music lovers like you all. You’ll get to know a lot more about the music composers, singers, lyricists, musicians, movies, actors, things happening behind the camera, how the songs are made? etc.

Enjoy the games Teen Maar Khan, Bhagam Bhag, Aur Sunao. Participate in Live Games and enjoy the informative blogs published on Gaana Pehchaana every Friday. It’s a complete package for music lovers that will keep them entertained and updated.

Play Live, Play Against Others

Another fun thing launched by Gaana Pehchaana is GaanaP Live!  It’s a LIVE Game Show in which you can play together with fellow Bollywood Music Fans from around the world. You can get invited to the next GaanaP Live by registering here. Check out these videos on YouTube to learn more about GaanaP Live!

Install the app on Android or iOS to experience the best of Bollywood music, gaming, quizzes, blogs and a lot more.

Why Demise Of Composer Raam-Laxman Is A Huge Loss To Bollywood?

A few days back, we heard that Vijay Patil or Laxman of the popular Raam-Laxman composer duo has passed away at the age of 78, due to a sudden cardiac arrest.

We were disheartened, and the entire Bollywood fraternity mourned the loss of a musical gem who continued to compose music even after the demise of his partner Surendra Hindre.

Raam-laxman’s musical journey began with Vijay’s orchestral venture. He was an expert at playing the accordion and named his orchestra “Amar”, after his son’s name. 

Who Brought Raam and Laxman Together?

Popular comedian, Dada Kondke was so impressed by his orchestra, that he asked him to make music for the popular 1975 Marathi comedy, “Pandu Hawaldar”.

He composed it along with his friend Raam, and it became a super-duper hit. This established their lifelong relationship with Kondke, who lovingly named the duo Raam-Laxman.

A New TMK Game Celebrating The Different Shades Of Love, Family And Friendship

Lata Mangeshkar Sang Many Songs For Vijay Patil

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A New Teen Maar Khan Game “R.I.P. Ram-Laxman Jodi ”, has been added to the Gaana Pehchaana app. It’s a tribute to Ram-Laxman’s magic with Music. Many of us have spent over 3 decades listening to their music without knowing who composed it.

It’s time to honour them through their songs which are mostly family anthems, celebrate the process of falling in love, celebrate friendships, celebrate the Indian values of adults being part of every decision and bright, colourful Indian festivities.

Install the app on your Android or iOS device to enjoy the game.

Biggest Musical Hits Of Our Generation

The duo created music for the biggest blockbuster hits like Maine Pyaar Kiya, Patthar Ke Phool, Hum Saath Saath Hain and Hum Aapke Hain Koun.

Raam-Laxman’s music is always fresh and never fails to strike a chord with the people, even after so many decades.

What is it about their compositions that make them so special for the actors, singers and music lovers till today? Let’s find out in today’s Gaana Pehchaana blog!!

Sultana, Sultana Mera Naam Hain Sultana (1979)

Sultana Sultana Mera Naam Hain Sultana Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam- Laxman

Lyrics: Ravindra Rawal

Singer: Usha Mangeshkar

Movie: Taraana

Taraana left a long-lasting impression on Bollywood lovers because of its music. This song sounds like something straight out of an Arabian Nights tale. The tune also has nomadic undertones. Raam-Laxman or Vijay Patil Ji considered Usha Mangeshkar to be his favourite singer. Her voice texture and singing style have a different kind of beauty. Ravindra Rawal has painted a beautiful story about a nomad girl with his soul-stirring lyrics. Watch the video to enjoy the song.

Didi Tera Devar Deewana (1989)

Didi Tera Devar Deewana Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam Laxman

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, S P Balasubrahmanyam

Movie: Hum Aapke Hain Koun

Another family dhamaka number composed by Raam-Laxman and sung by Lata Mangeshkar, SP Balasubramanyam.

“Didi Tera Devar Deewana” is a song that remains at the tip of every Indian’s tongue. The songs and the film were so well received that Hum Aapke Hain Koun turned out to be the highest-grossing Indian film of the 1990s and the maximum earning Indian film at that time.

This track was inspired by an Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan song called Saare Nabian. The song remained at the top of the charts for more than a year.

Blockbuster India described the movie as the “Biggest Blockbuster of the Modern Era”. Even the Telugu version called Premalayam ran for more than 200 days. The track is all about a big family party where the boys and the girls get into different groups to have fun and tease each other.

Dil Deewana (1989)

Dil Deewana Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam-Laxman

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Maine Pyar Kiya

Ah, what a song! This came along in Salman Khan, Bhagyashree and Sooraj Barjatya’s life when they were still in the struggling phase and turned them into the most sought after stars. Raam-Laxman’s super successful compositions played the biggest role in helping Sooraj Barjatya turn the movie into a massive hit.

These movies would stay in the theatres for more than 150 weeks, which is unbelievable now. It was a big break for Dev Kohli after his first film and Lata Mangeshkar rocked with her singing.

Sun Beliya Shukriya Meherbani (1991)

Sun Beliya Shukriya Meherbani Song

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Music: Raam-Laxman

Lyrics: Dilip Tahir

Singer: S.P Balasubramaniam, Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: 100 Days

Many people have heard this number again and again but they might not be aware of who wrote it, composed it or sang it. Lata Mangeshkar and S.P Balasubramaniam did

complete justice to the relatable music by Raam-Lakshman.

Jackie Shroff and Madhuri Dixit’s chemistry took a different turn along with this beautiful number in the thrilling supernatural cinema. The combination of stringed instruments, wind instruments, tabla and all create a versatile rhythm that you won’t be able to stop listening to.

Pehla Pehla Pyar Hai (1994)

Pehla Pehla Pyaar Hain Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam-Laxman

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

Singer: S.P Balasubramaniam

Movie: Hum Aapke Hain Koun

“Pehla Pehla Pyar Hai” always has our heart with it. It’s one of the most well-loved songs of the 21st century. This song was a favourite wedding number. The songs and the games from Hum Aapke Hain Koun were so well received by the Indian audience that no wedding would be complete without them. Lata Mangeshkar sang 11 of the songs out of 15.

The winner of 5 Filmfare awards, Hum Aapke Hain Koun became a part of our being with amazing melodies like Pehla Pehla Pyar written beautifully by Dehradun based Dev Kohli, composed by the most talented Raam-Laxman and sung by S.P Balasubramaniam.

Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999)

Hum Saath Saath Hain Title Song

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Music: Raam Laxman

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

Singer: Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kumar Sanu, Hariharan, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal

Movie: Hum Saath Saath Hain

Raam-Laxman has always been grateful to Tarachand Barjatya for giving them the scope to shine in Hindi films. Laxman or Vijay Patil says that Rajshri Banner brought all the luck in their lives. Rajshri movies are completely about family, love and laughter without any villains or vamps. Sooraj Barjatya claims to make his films based on the values that he has grown up with or seen around him in his Marwari family.

Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kumar Sanu, Hariharan, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan and Anuradha Paudwal make the Mohnish-Tabu, Salman-Sonali and Saif-Karishma pair shine on screen with their spectacular matching attires. We just can’t get over this title track from our childhood even after so many years.

Maiyya Yashoda (1999)

Maiyya Yashoda Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam-Laxman

Lyrics: Kiran R

Singers: Alka Yagnik, Anuradha Paudwal

Movie: Hum Saath Saath Hain

Maiyya Yashoda is a priceless gem from the end of the 20th century composed by Raam-Laxman. These were the last of the biggest hits before the 21st century began and the meaning of hit music changed altogether.

Anuradha Paudwal was already the guru of devotional music and with the help of Alka Yagnik, she sang this memorable melody penned down by Kiran R which still makes us nostalgic and reminds us of those old days when family gatherings had a different flavour.

Karishma Kapoor, Sonali Bendre and Tabu have been picturised as Radha. Saif Ali Khan, Salman Khan and Mohnish Bahl are the naughty Krishna’s, whereas Reema Lagoo is shown as Maiyya Yashoda.

Ye To Sach Hai Ki Bhagwan Hain (1999)

Yeh To Sach Hain Ki Bhagwan Hai Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam-Laxman

Lyrics: Ravindra Rawal

Singers: Hariharan, Pratima Rao, Ghanshyam Vaswani, Santosh Tiwari, Ravinder Rawal

Movie: Hum Saath Saath Hain

All songs from Hum Saath Saath Hain were composed by Raam-Laxman and surprisingly the audience showered a lot of love and respect on each of the songs. Every song is a gem on its own. A different set of instruments have been used for each of them.

“Ye To Sach Hai Ki Bhagwan Hain” is a group song sung by many different artists. It is all about God coming into our lives in the form of parents. The family set-up for the song is a typical Sooraj Barjatya one.

What Raam-Laxman’s Dhamakedaar Music Means To Bollywood Music Lovers?

Raam-Lakshman composed songs for films that provided the most wholesome entertainment. The Basuri and Accordion duo made music from their heart that listeners could easily connect to. Even though Raam or Surendra of the duo could not live to watch the success of Agent Vinod released in 1977, Laxman did not want to stop making music or change the name of their duo even after his partner’s demise. His contribution to Music has been engraved on the golden pages of Bollywood forever. Whatever he made left a lasting impact and is here to stay.

An Attempt To Make People Aware Of The Musical Minds Behind Popular Bollywood Songs

Gaana Pehchaana is an entire package of musical quiz games, live gaming sessions and blogs that make us aware of the musical geniuses like directors, lyricists and singers who shed their blood and tears to create hit songs for the movies but never get the recognition that they deserve. Play Teen Maar Khan, Bhagam Bhag, Aur Sunao, catch up on the informative blogs to know facts you never knew about and participate in the live games. To know more about our new Live Games feature check out the next paragraph.

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Can You Score A 10/10 In This Amit Trivedi Quiz?

In times like these when creativity has taken a toll in the Bollywood Music Industry, composers like Amit Trivedi are hard to find. He is a pure representation of passion, dedication, innovation and creativity despite being lured by producers and labels into creating remixes.

His love for making music is greater than money, fame or quick success, so he does not believe in remixes or copying music that has already been done and dusted with.

He is like a whiff of fresh air in the otherwise mundane music scenario.

His rise to prominence came with Dev.D, but even his first film “Aamir” got him showered with a lot of love and respect. Dev. D became a hit particularly because of the songs. It was the first time in the history of Bollywood that the songs of a film helped it become a blockbuster hit.

Enjoy The Game “TMK-272, A Tribute To Amit Trivedi”

Amit Trivedi In The Composing Studio
Amit Trivedi in his studio

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Born and brought up in a simple Gujrati family from Ahmedabad, Amit made a place for himself in the industry all on his own. It is his talent and calibre that helped him reach where he is today. We have specially created a Teen Maar Khan game on the Gaana Pehchaana app to celebrate his amazing compositions and passion for music. Install the app on Android or iOS to play it.

In today’s blog, we have another game for you. A quiz based on songs composed by Amit Trivedi. There will be 10 questions. Let’s see how many of you can guess the answers correctly. The one who guesses them all will be the king of the quiz.

The correct answers have been mentioned at the extreme end.

  1. Here are the lyrics of an Amit Trivedi song translated into English. Can you guess the name of the song?

“Say sweet sweet words, let the syrup mix in my ears, let the drums beat, and in the fun you dance.”

Amit Trivedi Composing Gal Mithi Mithi Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Ishaqzaade
  • Dhak Dhuk
  • Gal Mitthi Mitthi

2. Which of these Amit Trivedi songs has the word Bhanwre in the second line?

Sawaar Loon Song Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Sawaar Loon
  • London Thumakda
  • Qaafirana

3. Which of these songs is the only remix created by Amit Trivedi?

Halka Halka Remix Amit Trivedi

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  • Aahatein
  • Halka Halka
  • Iktara

4. In which of these Amit Trivedi songs do we hear a blind man singing?

Naina Da Kya Kasoor Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Naina Da Kya Kasoor
  • Aaj Se Teri
  • Sweetheart

5. Which of these instruments did Amit Trivedi use in the “Aazaadiyan” song from the film Udaan?

Aazadiyan Song From Udaan Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Banjo, Tabla, Conga Drum, Flute and Mouth Organ
  • Xylophone, Mandolin, Dafli, Harmonium and Piano
  • Guitar, Sitar, Shakers, Drums and Violins

6. Which of these lines have been picked up from the “Sham Bhi Koi” song composed by Amit Trivedi?

Shaam Bhi Koi Song Gaana Pehchaana

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a. Hilla de chaldi, Tuk tuk tu kardi,

Make up tu kardi yaar.

Angrezi padhdi, Git-pit tu kardi

Jimme queen saddi Victoria.

b. Jagmagati, jhilmilati

Palak palak pe khwaab hai

Sun ye hawayein gungunaye

Joh geet lajawab hai.

c. Kabhi hath pakad ke tu mera

Chal de, chal de

Kabhi hath chuda ke main tera

Chal doon, chal doon.

7. Which of these awards has not been won by Amit Trivedi?

 Amit Trivedi Awards

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  • Filmfare Awards
  • Global Indian Music Academy Awards
  • IIFA Awards

8. Which Amit Trivedi song has been influenced by the folk genre “Baul Sangeet” and has the use of Ektara in it?

Monta Re Song Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Monta Re
  • Tu Hi Hai
  • Hu Ba Hu

9. Which popular Bollywood song about 3 passionate friends trying to start a Cricket Academy was composed as well as sung by Amit Trivedi?

Manjha Song Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Badra Bahaar
  • Manjha
  • Love You Zindagi

10. For Which Popular Bollywood Film Album did Amit travel to Amsterdam and Paris in search of inspiration and to get some idea about how people celebrate life in these places, so that he could infuse the local flavours in his songs?

Queen Music Album Gaana Pehchaana

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a. Aisha

b. Shaandaar

c. Queen 

How Amit Gets His Musical Inspirations In The Middle Of The Night?

Amit Trivedi With Anurag Kashyap

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Amit Trivedi confesses that musical inspirations come to him even in the midnight around 3am, 4am and there are times when he’s just left clueless and is not able to create anything. There is no specific place or time for an idea or inspiration to come to mind.

A composer needs to get a good idea about the script of the film, the situation and all to create the best music.

Amit is not just a renowned Bollywood Music composer, but he has started working on his independent label called “ATAzaad” as well.

Did you know that before coming into the Bollywood world and getting noticed by Anurag Kashyap, he worked for a long time creating advertisement jingles?

His biggest inspiration is A.R Rahman, whom he considers to be the God of Music. As a child, he was very naughty and didn’t do well in school, so he literally got expelled from his history class for a year. Now, he feels that all his naughtiness has shifted towards his music.

Features Specially Curated For Music Lovers

Gaana Pehchaana is the ultimate destination for Bollywood Music lovers. It’s an interactive app where you get to play musical guessing games like Teen Maar Khan, Bhagam Bhag and Aur Sunao. Teen Maar Khan has innumerable themes. You can choose one, based on your choice and start playing, but make sure you don’t guess more than 3 answers wrong, otherwise you’ll be out. For Bhagam Bhag and Aur Sunao you can select your decade and difficulty level. Bhagam Bhag is all about guessing the songs within the shortest time and in Aur Sunao, you can continue listening to the clips if you don’t recognise them in one go.

Every week, we come up with the most interesting stories, gossip and little known secrets of the Bollywood Music Industry through our blogs. Enjoy them and let us know your opinions in the comments section.

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Answers: 1. (. Gal Mitthi Mitthi), 2. (. Sawaar Loon), 3. (. Halka Halka), 4. (. Naina Da Kya Kasoor), 5. ( . Guitar, Sitar, Shakers, Drums and Violins),

6. (b. Jagmagati, jhilmilati, Palak palak pe khwaab hai, Sun ye hawayein gungunaye, Joh geet jawan hai.) 7. (. IIFA Awards), 8. ( . Monta Re), 9. (. Manjha), 10. (c. Queen) 

A Musical Pair Unlike No Other- PART 2

Hello everyone! 😃

We are back with a second part for the Lata Mangeshkar and R.D Burman blog titled “What Happened When Lata Mangeshkar sang for R.D Burman?

Lata Mangeshkar still fondly recalls Pancham. On several of his birth and death anniversaries, she talks in public about how much she misses her younger brother who was also her brother in law. She says that very few people know that he was a talented Tabla and Sarod player.

He never stopped experimenting with Music and always tried to introduce something new. She even mentions that the most unfortunate thing was that nobody supported him in his last days, but he always shared his problems with her and continues to rule over the hearts of Bollywood Music lovers because of his classic compositions and good behaviour.

What Kept R.D Burman Going?

The first composition of his life for a Bengali song was sung by Lata herself, which had her name “Amar Malati Lata”. The Hindi version of it was called “Hum Aur Tum The Saathi” and was sung by Kishore Kumar in “Hamare Tumhare”(1979).

The Fiat owner had a never-ending love for swimming, playing the mouth organ, harvesting chillies and good food.

We could not cover some of R.D’s most unique compositions sung by Lata Mangeshkar in the previous Gaana Pehchaana blog, so let us have a look at them in this one.

Kya Janoon Sajan (1967)

Kya Jaanu Sajan Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Baharon Ke Sapne

The rippling sound created in the music at the beginning of the melody and the variations in the sound of the instruments played in the backdrop show junior Burman’s talent as a composer. Lata Mangeshkar’s singing style was so regal that people cannot forget the song.

At times, it even becomes difficult for classical singers to sing it properly.

The otherworldly beauty of the 3-dimensional set and Rajesh Khanna, Asha Parekh’s vivid expression of emotions are like gems encrusted on gold, as the song is pure gold.

Bhai Battur (1968)

Bhai Battur Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Padosan

The tinkling sound of the Jal Tarang, in the beginning, sounds like the tinkling of bangles or jhumkas.

Like all the other songs from “Padosan”, even ” Bhai Battur” is extremely popular due to Saira Banu and Sunil Dutt’s class apart acting. The song depicts a comic sequence. We love watching Saira sing and dance in the shower.

“Bhai Battur” is a favourite of music lovers because of the delicate harkats and all. If you haven’t heard ” Bhai Battur, Bhai Battur Ab Jayenge Kitni Door” yet, watch Padosan or view the video on YouTube.

Mere Naina Sawan Bhadon (1976)

Mere Naina Sawan Bhadon Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Mehbooba

An immortal song that made R.D Burman hard to forget. It is believed that when R.D asked Kishore Kumar to sing it, he said that he won’t be able to attempt it because it was too difficult for him and would sing only on one condition, that is if Lata Mangeshkar sings it first. R.D agreed and Lata sang it, after which Kishore carefully listened to it for 7 days, before attempting to sing it.

The setting for the score was extremely spooky. It looks eerier because of the rain falling in the background and Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini reliving their past lives.

Dekho Maine Dekha Hain Ye Ek Sapna (1981)

Dekho Maine Dekha Hain Ye Ek Sapna Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Amit Kumar

Movie: Love Story

All songs from the 1981 debut film starring newcomers Kumar Gaurav and Vijayeta Pandit became Megahits. They were all R.D Burman compositions. Till today, most music enthusiasts are in love with the beautiful lyrics of this song that describe a happy home in the city of flowers.

The entire melody is a description of how Gaurav and Vijayeta make their home happy, functional and comfortable. It’s just their dream and imagination about the future that makes it so heart touching. This track got R.D Burman nominated for Filmfare in the Best Music category.

Tere Liye Palkon Ki Jhalar (1981)

Tere Liye Palkon Ki Jhalkar Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Nida Fazli

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Harare

This one is Lata Mangeshkar’s  self-confessed R.D Burman favourite. Even though she has many favourites, this is really close to her heart. The soft and peaceful melody can make your day if you listen to it in the morning.

Tina Munim and Randhir Kapoor do proper justice to R.D’s heartfelt music and Lata’s singing with their immaculate acting. Nida Fazli, the Padma Shri winner for his contribution to literature penned down the magnetic lyrics, which made it more special. It topped the music charts in the ’80s and ’90s and could be repeatedly heard on various radio stations.

Jaane Kaise Kab Kahan Iqrar (1982)

Jaane Kaise Kab Kaha Iqrar Ho Gaya Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Shakti

Another evergreen hit that portrayed R.D Burman as a hero. Lata Mangeshkar and her sister Asha Bhosle once said that the thing about Bollywood Music till the ‘90s was that there would be so many songs in one film and each of the songs would be a hit, which is no more the case. We don’t have similar hits. Nowadays, we don’t remember the songs for too long. They come into trend and then vanish away. “Jaane Kaise Kab Kahan Iqrar” has not vanished away from the hearts of music lovers. It is an eternal favourite by R.D Burman, Lata Mangeshkar and Anand Bakshi. Shakti gained popularity only because of this song.

Tujhse Naraaz Nahin Zindagi (1983)

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Anoop Ghoshal

The female version of this beautiful number has been sung by Lata Mangeshkar whereas the male version was sung by Anoop Ghosh. R.D Burman had put his heart and soul into creating the beautiful music in Raag Pilu which brings out the pain of a mother through Lata’s voice.

Her mellifluous voice poignantly portrays the feelings of a mother who cannot call her husband’s illicit son her own and love him as her own child.

Gulzar won the Filmfare for his heart-stirring lyrics for this track. It is an immensely popular song.

What Lata Didi Says About Her Dear Pancham?

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A few more beans spilt by Lata Mangeshkar about Pancham are that his favourite recording studio was the Film Center in Tardeo Bombay. It was the only existing studio with a gigantic piano in those days which he was fond of.

He gained most of his knowledge on Western Music from Kersi Lord, who possessed a huge collection of long-play records like Jazz, Latin American, Middle Eastern and European Music.

Pancham was not particularly in love with Western Classical Music, but he had an impulse for purchasing all kinds of western instruments sounding offbeat. Once, he purchased a Flanger from America, which produced a unique sound, so he used it for “Dhanno Ki Aankhon Mein” sung by him for the 1977 film Kitaab. It is still considered to be Pancham’s most unique improvisation.

We all know about Pancham’s love for experimentation and thirst for creating the best. He deserved a lot more awards in his lifetime.

To enjoy more of these informative Gaana Pehchaana blogs, stay tuned. We come up with something new every Friday. You can also enjoy our Teen Maar Khan, Bhagam Bhag and Aur Sunao games or join our live gaming sessions to play along with other Bollywood Music fans from around the world. Fill this form to register for the Live Sessions and install the app on Android or iOS to discover all the features of Gaana Pehchaana!

What Made This Lyricist A Guinness World Record Breaker?

Have you ever come across Sameer Anjaan’s name on Gaana Pehchaana?

Well, he is the most loved lyricist in B-Town and all through these years, he has only become better at what he does. In several interviews, he mentioned that his talent is god’s gift to him. What he does comes so naturally to him, that he feels like some supernatural powers help him pen down the heart piercing words!!

It’s not an easy task to get established as a lyricist in the industry. Even Sameer’s father, the popular Anjaan, had to go through various ups and downs for almost 8 years, before he could achieve something, so he did not want his son to get into this field.

Anjaan even requested Chitragupta – the phenomenal Music Director to tell Sameer that he might be a great poetry writer, but he’s not up to the mark for the industry. Chitragupta couldn’t discourage him and rest everything is history. Sameer was destined to be a famous lyric writer, hence he became one. No power in the universe could stop him.

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Sameer’s talent could not remain hidden, which is why he was awarded the Filmfare and his name reached the Guinness Book of World Records in 2016 for being the only lyricist to have written more than 5000 songs. He is still writing. The maximum anybody could ever write.

He deserves a salute for this, hence we have created this particular game as an ode to him. Install the Gaana Pehchaana app on Android or iOS to play it.

Here are a few classic creations by Sameer.

Nazar Ke Saamne (1990)

Nazar Ke Saamne Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Nadeem Shravan

Lyrics: Sameer

Singers: Anuradha Paudwal, Kumar Sanu

Movie: Aashiqui

The Aashiqui soundtrack became a national favourite and has remained so. Nobody had expected the film or the songs to become so popular, because it starred Rahul Roy and Anu Aggarwal, who were just newcomers with no prior experience, but whether it be the magic of Sameer’s lyrics or the magnetic voices of the hit 90’s musical jodi Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal, “Nazar Ke Saamne” always remained in front of our nazar, jigar, kaan and dil. The song continues to have a large fan following and Sameer won his first Filmfare Award for this song.

Mujhe Neend Na Aaye (1990)

Mujhe Neend Na Aaye Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Anand, Milind

Lyrics: Sameer

Singers: Anuradha Paudwal, Udit Narayan

Movie: Dil

“Dil” movie was Sameer’s ladder to success. It made him an overnight sensation. The entire Dil Soundtrack album has been written by him. There were around 5 million cassettes of the album sold worldwide, which made it the maximum sold Bollywood Music Album of all time, along with “Maine Pyar Kiya”.

“Neend Na Aaye” reminds us of Amir and Madhuri’s sizzling chemistry. Sameer’s lyrics gave life to Anand Milind’s fresh composition sung beautifully by Anuradha and Udit expressing the love and yearning through their voices.

Dekha Hain Pehli Baar (1991)

Dekha Hain Pehli Baar Saajan Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Nadeem – Shravan

Lyrics: Sameer

Singers: Alka Yagnik, S.P Balasubramaniam

Movie: Saajan

The “Saajan” Music Album sold the highest number of copies in 1991. It is so popular that it will forever remain on the tip of every Indian’s tongue. Sameer’s tracks with Nadeem-Shravan have never been a failure and especially when legends like Alka Yagnik and S.P Balasubramaniam sing together, they can break down mountains and cross over mighty oceans. The beat of a dafli or ghungroo can be consistently heard through the entire song. Whether you have watched the film or not, you’ll love watching the song video again and again as Salman and Madhuri’s eyes drift into the scene of a jeep disappearing into the evening sky.

Akhiyaan Milaoon Kabhi (1995)

Akhiyaan Milaaon Kabhi Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Nadeem, Shravan

Lyrics: Sameer

Singers: Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan

Movie: Raja

“Akhiyaan Milaoon Kabhi Ankhiyan Churau, Kya Tune Kiya Jaadu” is well known for Madhuri’s comic eye movements and Madhuri, Sanjay’s signature dance moves. Madhuri’s funky costume became a style statement.

Sameer created the lyrics that rhyme and intertwine so beautifully that they sound great as a pop number. The lyrics would even sound great if sung in some other genre. That’s the beauty of the song. Alka and Udit did their best to make it to the top of the charts in 1995. In fact, it still sounds fresh and new anytime you play it.

What Is Mobile Number? (1999)

What Is Mobile Number Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Anu Mallik

Lyrics: Sameer

Singers: Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik

Movie: Haseena Maan Jayegi

Sameer once said that a Music Director had told him that the relationship between a director and lyricist is similar to the relationship between a husband and wife. This song absolutely proves that. Sameer could not have created the dhinchak Lyrics without Anu Mallik’s dhinchak music. Sonu and Alka create a fun atmosphere for Govinda and Karishma, who are trying to get connected to each other’s mobile number. It’s a happy go lucky song that will make you feel relaxed and cheerful anytime you listen to it.

Jabse Tere Naina (2007)

Jab Se Tere Naina Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Monty Sharma

Lyrics: Sameer Anjaan

Singer: Shaan

Movie: Saawariya

Sameer is indeed blessed by God, otherwise it is next to impossible for mortals to create lyrics of this level. Popular Composer Pyarelal Sharma’s nephew Monty Sharma and Shaan wove a musical masterpiece with Sameer’s lyrics and most importantly, it is Ranbir Kapoor, who brought the song to life with his class apart acting as a master artist. The more you listen to it, the more you’ll fall in love with the song.

Pehli Nazar Mein (2008)

Pehli Nazar Mein Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Pritam

Lyrics: Sameer

Singer: Atif Aslam

Movie: Race

“Pehli Nazar Mein” has been a big part of any 90’s kid’s life who grew up in the 2000’s. It is an original soundtrack from the Race album which comprises a few remixes as well.

We love the rhythmic beats and well synced lyrics and obviously Atif singing the beautiful words by Sameer casts a deep imprint on our hearts. Akshaye Khanna and Bipasha Basu set the screen on fire with their glamorous acting skills. The video is full of suspense.

Inspiring Sameer

Anjaan wanted Sameer to become a C.A or work in the bank. He got a job in the bank, but within a few days, he realised that it is not his world, so he left it and came back to Mumbai to do what he loved the most.

Let’s always remember this memorable quote by Sameer that would cheer us up on all the dark and gloomy days.

“When you fall, never get up without gaining anything. Always find something on the way up. If there are only rocks, grasp one to throw in order to defend yourself”. He teaches us to learn from our failures and to remain persistent.

Gaana Pehchaana – An Informative And Entertaining Platform For Hindi Film Music Fans

Gaana Pehchaana is a delight for Hindi Film Music Fans from all generations. We spread the appreciation for Hindi Film Music through interactive quizzes, games, blogs and other informative content.

Teen Maar Khan, Bhagam Bhag and Aur Sunao are the 3 Bollywood Musical Games on our app. You can select your choice of decade for Bhagam Bhag and Aur Sunao. For TMK you need to select the theme of your choice. Each of them are set in a quiz format and put your knowledge of Bollywood Music to test.

If you are fond of intense stories and wish to catch up on the little known secrets of Bollywood Music, check out our Blogs section. We have something new for you every Friday.

Play Live, Play Against Others

Another fun thing launched by Gaana Pehchaana is GaanaP Live!  It’s a LIVE Game Show in which you can play together with fellow Bollywood Music Fans from around the world. You can get invited to the next GaanaP Live by registering here. Check out these videos on YouTube to learn more about GaanaP Live!

Install the app on Android or iOS to experience the best of Bollywood music, gaming, quizzes, blogs and a lot more.

Can You Guess These Cabaret Numbers From Bollywood?

Cabaret was extremely common in Bollywood all through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Originally, it was not a part of Indian culture and has travelled all the way from Europe.

These days we have item numbers. Similarly, earlier we used to have cabaret which was different because they were mostly performed in discos or bars where everyone would be seated in a particular pattern and there would be a stage in between or in the front for the dancers. Initially, the cabaret dancers would not be the lead heroine, but after a few years, the lead heroine could be seen doing Cabaret. Cuckoo and Helen were the very first dancers who broke the dance floor with their hits. Bindu, Faryal, Aruna Irani, Jayshree T, Padma Khanna and Leena Das were some of the other popular Cabaret Stars.

Recognise Your Favourite Cabaret Numbers To Reach The Top Of The Master Leaderboard

You all can log into the Gaana Pehchaana app to play TMK- 259 called “Before Item Songs, We Had Cabaret!”. Most of the Cabaret numbers in the game are popular and top favourites. If you fail to recognise more than 3 times, you’ll lose the game. Compete with other players and see whether you can reach the top of the Master Leaderboard or not.

Let’s read a bit about hit Cabaret songs from various decades and see how much we know about them.

Huzure Wala Jo Ho Ijaazat (1966)

Huzurewaala Jo Ho Ijaazat Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: O.P Nayyar

Lyrics: Kashmiri 

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Minoo Purshottam

Movie: Yeh Raat Phir Na Aayegi

“Huzure Wala Jo Ho Ijaazat” has the most perfect cabaret moves. Helen does the main dancing along with Madhumati, another yesteryear cabaret dancer. It is one of the very few black and white films with a cabaret sequence. Asha Bhosle’s singing shows why she was called the Queen of peppy dance numbers. No words for Minoo Purshottam who sings equally well. Those of you who are fond of dancing can try out these classic moves.

O Haseena ZulfonWale Jaane Jahan (1966)

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi

Movie: Teesri Manzil

In this one Shammi Kapoor, the Elvis Presley of Bollywood and Helen, the Anglo Burmese Dancing Diva light up the stage with their moves. In fact, they made the song more popular. R.D Burman and Asha Bhosle always rocked with these pop and cabaret numbers. The composition is so powerful that it has still not lost it’s charm. Maybe we might even get to hear a remix of it in the future. The part where Shammi plays the Saxophone is worth watching.

Aaj Ki Raat Koi Aane Ko Hai (1973)

Helen Cabaret Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Asha Bhosle

Movie: Anamika

This song weaves a certain mystery around it. Majrooh Sultanpuri’s words and R.D Burman’s music create a thrilling atmosphere and the sweetness of Asha Bhosle’s voice adds a mix of emotions to it. Helen’s cabaret becomes a sensation. The song is such that it can be easily used to portray mystery and thriller  scenes. You’ll absolutely enjoy the beat of the congo and bongo and the chorus singing Shubhu Shubhu Shubhu Shubhu.

Jab Chhaye Mera Jadoo (1980)

Jab Chaaye Mera Jadoo Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics: Amit Khanna

Singer: Asha Bhosle

Movie: Lootmaar

A super duper hit song that can still put any party to fire. “Jab Chhaye Mera Jadoo” was specially created for the climax of “Lootmaar” film produced and directed by Dev Anand.  Dev Anand can be seen hunting for the culprit throughout the song. Rajesh Roshan and Amit Khanna composed and wrote all songs for the film and as usual the Pop Queen Asha Bhosle sang it in her own glamorous style.

Sanam Tum Jahan (1981)

Sanam Tum Jahan Parveen Babi Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Asha Bhosle

Movie: Kaalia

Parveen Babi, the lady in red slays with her killer dance moves. She has her unique way of dancing and looks absolutely stunning with Amitabh Bachchan, as he joins her to show some of his dance moves.

R.D Burman was extremely talented when it came to creating these pop numbers for Asha Bhosle. The film highlighted Amitabh Bachchan’s Angry Young Man Image in those days and was a turning point in the career of both Bachchan as well as Parveen Babi.

Raat Baaki, Baat Baaki (1982)

Raat Baaqi Baat Baaqi Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics: Anjaan

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Bappi Lahiri, Shashi Kapoor

Movie: Namak Halal

The bold and gorgeous Parveen Babi never fails to impress with her moves. The Raat Baaki Baat Baki moves are just epic. Elements of Giorgio Moroder’s disco track “I Feel Love” found its way into this song. The innovative Electronic sequencing with the use of four beats and the repeating vocals with synth layering make it sound so special and different. It is Bappi Lahiri, Anjaan and Asha Bhosle’s creativity that add to it’s awesomeness. Even Shashi Kapoor tried his best with the vocals.

Kaisi Paheli Zindagani(2005)

Kaisi Paheli Zindagani Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shantanu Moitra

Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire

Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan

Movie: Parineeta

These days cabaret numbers have been replaced by Item numbers, but still one or two typical examples of Cabaret can be seen. “Kaisi Paheli Zindagani” is one such classic example shot in a premier night club at Darjeeling. Rekha is seen doing the cabaret sequence and she does it really well. Her poise, grace and charm give a vintage appearance to the song. The part where she plays the Saxophone sounds divine. The lyrics by Kirkire, the music by Moitra and Chauhan’s singing create something very rare and unique.

Cabaret Dancers would be considered bold and daring in the 50s and 60s when these dance forms were not that common. It took a lot of effort to perform cabaret dance sequences and they were not a cheap affair. There is always a lot of demand for choreographers in Bollywood, as the entire industry thrives on dancing and singing. The storyline or plot of the films are less important than the dance sequences. The only significant change that can be seen in Bollywood dancing is that the Cabaret style has changed to Item Numbers, which are performed anywhere and everywhere, like streets, garden, terrace, hallway or theatre.

Gaana Pehchana Celebrates The Spirit Of Hindi Film Music Through Games And Blogs

Hindi Film Music has been loved, cherished and celebrated since the 1930s or so. People love the films and the stars who act in the songs, but the directors, singers and lyricists go unnoticed. Gaana Pehchaana is a small attempt to pay tribute to them through the Musical Guessing games Teen Maar Khan, Aur Sunao, Bhagam Bhag and entertaining blogs full of rare facts, little known stories and lots of information on Bollywood Music.

Play Live, Play Against Others

Another fun thing launched by Gaana Pehchaana is GaanaP Live!  It’s a LIVE Game Show in which you can play together with fellow Bollywood Music Fans from around the world. You can get invited to the next GaanaP Live by registering here. Check out these videos on YouTube to learn more about GaanaP Live!

Install the app on Android or iOS to experience the best of Bollywood music, gaming, quizzes, blogs and a lot more.