Do Birds And Animals Enjoy Hindi Film Songs?

It is not a lie that animals are more faithful than humans. Some of the best Bollywood films are about animals saving the lives of their human companions putting their own life to stake.

Well, whenever we are in trouble, our animal friends can sense it because of their 6th sense power. We humans don’t have the ability to predict any danger or perceive problems at the right time like our bird and animal friends who are more equipped than us in recognizing the dangers prevailing around them.

They can even sense natural calamities faster than us. They are a part of the environment around us and if we can’t love them, at least we shouldn’t harm them.

Keep Reading today’s Gaana Pehchaana blog to know how these creatures with the biggest souls help bring a big smile on the faces of their companions in popular Bollywood movies.

The Visiting Crow In Bhor Hote Kaga Pukare- 1969

Bhor Hote Kaaga Pukaare Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Chirag

Chirag is mostly known for the song “Teri Aankhon Ke Siwa”, but “Bhor Hote Kaga Pukare” is a unique composition by Madan Mohan, written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Bhor Hote Kaga Pukare is about this cute crow who comes to visit Asha at the break of the dawn. Asha is most probably putting up an act and is being watched by Sunil Dutt and others in the theatre.

Asha lovingly asks the crow to flee away and not disturb her as she has a lot of work to do.

Fun With Teetars And Camels In Teetar Ke Do Aage Teetar (1970)

Teetar Ke Do Aage Teetar Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shankar- Jaikishan

Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Mukesh

Movie: Mera Naam Joker

Teetar is usually a rare variety of bird, also known as partridge in English. This song is a children’s song about Teetar, but the song also shows Simmi Garewal playing with high humped camels. The music and lyrics exude a fun atmosphere. With time, people have forgotten this melody, but if revived as a children’s song, it will be a big hit even today.

Saviour Elephant In Nafrat Ki Duniya Ko Chhod Ke (1971)

Nafrat Ki Duniya Ko Chod Ke Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Laxmikant- Pyarelal

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singer: Mohd. Rafi

Movie: Haathi Mere Sathi

To be Honest, Hindi Cinema has never been able to create a children’s feature film of such stature as Haathi Mere Saathi. It was the highest grossing film in 1971, not just in India, but also in the Soviet Union. Anand Bakshi wrote this song depicting the death sequence of the heroic elephant Ramu, who dies trying to bring together his master Raju’s family.

Laxmikant-Pyarelal created amazing music for this heartrending number sung by Rafi that talks about Ramu having left this world full of hatred and wickedness.

A Pair Of Swans In O Hansini Meri Hansini (1974)

O Hansini Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Movie: Zehreela Insaan

Zehreela Insaan was a big flop, but this track became such a phenomena that it continues to live on within us.

 This shows that a composer like R.D Burman could never go wrong. With the help of Sultanpuri’s words and Kishore Kumar’s glorious voice, O Hansini became a heart touching dedication to a female swan.

 The female swan in the song is actually Moushumi Chatterjee, who can be seen dressed up as a white swan. A pair of swans floating in the water is mostly shown as a symbol of love. Rishi Kapoor and Moushumi Chatterjee play the swans really well.

Minoo’s Dear Goat In Kali Re Kali Re Tu Toh Kali Kali Hai (1977)

Kaali Re Kaali Re Tu To Kaali Kaali Re Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Salil Chowdhury

Lyrics: Yogesh Gaud

Singers: Antara Chowdhury

Movie: Minoo

This one’s a lovely song starring little Minoo caressing her darling goat in jet black. Minoo lip syncs to the heartfelt melody composed by Salil Chowdhury and sung by his daughter Antara. Antara Chowdhury was a child artist at that time.

Yogesh Gaud, the person who wrote the lyrics for classic melodies like Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaye, Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli and Rajnigandha Phool penned down the lyrics for this sweet track portraying the true innocence of a little girl who runs away from the city with her goat and an unknown baby.

Enacting Tota And Maina In Main Tera Tota, Tu Meri Maina (1988)

Main Tera Tota Tu Meri Maina Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics: Anjaan, Kishore Kumar

Singers: S. Janaki

Movie: Paap Ki Duniya

Well, there is no real Tota or real Maina in this song. The Tota and the Maina are only dummies held by Chunky Pandey and Neelam Kothari. Chunky and Neelam are calling each other their Tota and Maina.

In legends, Tota and Maina are known as Love Birds. These birdie names suit the love birds. It’s a rare song for which Kishore Kumar has given the lyrics. S. Janaki, one of the most popular playback singers from Andhra Pradesh sang the lilting melody. The composition is true to Bappi Lahiri’s style.

Messenger Pigeon In Kabootar Ja Ja (1989)

Kabootar Ja Ja Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam Laxman

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, S.P. Balasubramaniam

Movie: Maine Pyar Kiya

The Maine Pyar Kiya Soundtrack was popular beyond words when released, but there is just one song in the entire album that involves a bird.

The pigeon was the most trained bird in history. The Kings and Queens reigning during the olden days were said to send letters with the help of pigeons. They just had to tie these letters at the feet of the pigeons.

In this song, we find Bhagyashree and Salman doing the same thing, tying love letters at the feet of a snow-white pigeon. The master of music Ram-Laxan, has composed and sung the song. We really miss him. There won’t be another like Vijay Patil, he gave the biggest gems to Bollywood.

Bhagyashree rocked in this role. Maine Pyar Kiya being her debut film and Sooraj Barjatya created an epic with this directorial debut of his.

Dancing Peacocks In Mhare Hiwda Mein Naache Mor (1999)

Mhare Hiowda Mein Naache Mor Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam Laxman

Lyrics: R. Kiran

Singers: Alka Yagnik- Hariharan, Kavitha Krishnamurthi- Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal- Udit Narayan

Movie: Hum Saath Saath Hain

This well-known song from the more well-known film Hum Saath Saath Hain is about Peacocks dancing in the garden.

R.Kiran wrote parts of the lyrics in some dialect from Rajasthan and our trio of actors and actresses look dazzling while dancing like peacocks around the fort courtyards and gardens of Rajasthan.

Mhare Hiwda Mein and Maiyya Yashoda were the biggest hits in the album. This was because of Ram-Laxman’s versatility and the alluring voices of our singers.

Our lives revolve around animals and birds. Most of our movies and songs have the theme of animals and birds in them. It’s not just the hero and the heroines in the films, who are saved by these friendly creatures but many amongst us have also been pulled out of danger by these four legged beings. We’ll come up with a list of many more such songs in some other blog.

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On Gaana Pehchaana, we celebrate Hindi Film Songs of every genre as well as the people who work day and night to compose, write and sing the songs.

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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! 

Secrets Of The Velvet Voiced Singer- Talat Mahmood

There has never been a singer in Bollywood other than Talat Mahmood, who’s voice has been described as velvety and silky. People say that his songs perfectly describe pain and longing. His singing is at times also said to be the appropriate summation of Shelley’s powerful words, “the pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself”.

Talat Ji made us perceive ghazals in a different light. Whenever we talk of Talat Mahmood, Anil Biswas immediately pops into our head.

Who Moulded Talat Mahmood’s Career?

Talat Mahmood With His Mentor Anil Biswas
Talat Mahmood & Anil Biswas

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Anil Biswas, an established music director in the Hindi Film Industry in those days, who moulded the careers of Lata, Kishore and innumerable other prominent singers, was said to have recognised Talat ji’s talent. Talat had a quivering voice which he himself did not like. Once when Anil asked him to sing, he tried changing his voice, to which Anil remarked that you don’t need to change your voice, your original voice has such an amazing texture that you are sure to reach great heights if you sing in your own voice.

Going Against His Family To Fulfill His Dreams

Talat Mahmood Colored Pic

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Talat Saab hailed from Lucknow and his Urdu pronunciation was the plus point for him to sing in the Bollywood Music industry. Being from Lucknow, he was also the perfect gentleman in every sense of the word. Most of the leading actors loved his personality and respected him.

He belonged to an orthodox family who didn’t support his love for music and singing. So, he went out to make a fortune for himself in the world of music. He got a chance to sing for films in Calcutta, where he sang under the name Tapan Kumar.

After seeing his accomplishments, his family began to support him and asked him to study music, so he joined Marris College of Music, Lucknow (presently Bhatkhande Music Institute). He did not perform well in theory but he excelled in the practicals.

Tribute To Talat Mahmood Through A Fun Game!

There are many such stories from the life of this singer who had a mushy voice that sounded like the rustling of silk or the muffling of a broken heart.

We have created TMK 262, the Silky Voice Of Talat Mahmood as a tribute to his work. This Teen Maar Khan game includes some of his best songs. Install the app to play it and enjoy Gaana Pehchaana with your friends and family.

Here, we’ll be talking about some of his finest songs.

Mera Qarar Leja Mujhe Beqarar Karja (1952)

Mera Qarar Leja Mujhe Beqarar Karja Song

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Rajinder Krishan

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Talat Mahmood

Movie: Aashiana

This is one of the best examples of a duet Talat song along with Lata Mangeshkar. In most of his duets, his co-singers get under the shadows of his brilliance as a singer. Even Lata Ji feared singing with him.

Madan Ji composed a great piece of music. The song can be watched in black and white, but the setting is in a hilly region where two lovers who have loved each other since childhood dedicate this melody to each other.

Sapno Ki Suhani Duniya Ko (1953)

Sapno Ki Suhani Duniya Song

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Music: Shankar- Jaikishan

Lyrics: Shailendra

Singers: Talat Mahmood

Movie: Shikhast

This mellow number belonged to a bygone era when music was perceived in a different way and true melody ruled the day.

Talat ji sang many songs for the handsome hero Dilip Kumar, which brought him to glory. This one composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and written by Shailendra is considered to be a true gem by Talat Mahmood.

Zindagi Denewale Sun Teri Duniya Se Dil Bhar Gaya (1953)

Zindagi Denewale Sun Teri Duniya Se Dil Bhar Gaya

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Music: Ghulam Mohammad

Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni

Singer: Talat Mahmood 

Movie: Dil-E-Nadan

In the beginning, the song makes use of some Western stringed instruments before the track melts into Raaga Bhoop.

It was the most notable track in Dil-e-Nadan and Ghulam Mohammad received a lot of appreciation for it. Shakeel Saab wrote beautifully and it is a favourite by Talat for many music lovers. Talat was also the hero in this film and looked quite appealing.

Hain Sabse Madhur Woh Geet (1953)

Hai Sabse Madhur Wo Geet Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shankar-Jaikishan

Lyrics: Shailendra

Singer: Talat Mahmood

Movie: Patita

Shailendra was inspired for the lyrics of this song from Percy Byshee Shelley’s memorable lines “Our Sweetest Songs are those that tell of saddest thought.”

The music justifies the situation in the song that shows a man consoling a problem stricken, broken woman who had been defeated in life. Talat Mahmood’s singing deserves applause and would give you goosebumps. These songs are immortal and have a special place in the history of Bollywood Music.

Jayen To Jayen Kahan (1954)

Jayen To Jayen Kaha Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: S.D Burman

Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Talat Mahmood

Movie: Taxi Driver (Trivia: Dev Anand married his wife during a lunch break while shooting for Taxi Driver)

A mellow, sweet track that will actually transport you to the 1950’s. S.D Burman won Filmfare for the Talat Mahmood version of this song.

The song is a melancholic one and brings out the feelings of a man who seems to be lost in life. Talat Ji was known all over India and in many countries of the world for singing ghazals of this kind, which was different from the traditional ghazals.

Jalte Hain Jiske Liye (1959)

Jalte Hai Jiske Liye Song

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Music: S.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Talat Mahmood

Movie: Sujata

If ever there was a Talat Mahmood song that ruled over millions of hearts for decades, then it has to be this one. It is phenomenal.

Majrooh Sultanpuri’s lyrics dive into the depths of emotions and S. D Burman’s composition brought to life by Talat’s soft voice still haunts us. The Harmonium could never complement any song with as much finesse as this one. It is magical and remained on top of the Binaca Geetmala charts for the longest time.

Tum To Dil Ke Taar Chhed Kar (1961)

Tum To Dil Ke Taar Ched Kar Song

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Music: Shankar- Jaikishan

Lyrics: Shailendra

Singers: Talat Mahmood

Movie: Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja

The “Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja” movie was a great one but it did not become a massive hit. The storyline about a pilgrimage, the music, compositions, lyrics as well as the acting was the best. The best of all was Talat Mahmood singing this beautiful strain, which was the bonus point about the film.

It is a heart melting Talat Mahmood track that will give you a fuzzy feeling long after you finish listening to it.

Was Talat Mahmood Also An Actor?

Talat Mahmood As An Actor
Talat Mahmood As An Actor

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Talat Mahmood also tried his luck in acting and got the opportunity because of his good looks. He delivered many hits but his acting stint didn’t last for long.

How Talat Mahmood Melted Into Oblivion?

Talat Mahmood In Mauritius
Van Shipley (the famous guitarist), Talat Mahmood and Enoch Daniels (the famous accordionist)

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Once composer Naushad saw him smoking and told him to stop it as it would ruin his god-gifted voice, but he didn’t. With time, his style of ghazals were replaced by peppy pop numbers and his dominance in the industry began fading away.

Later on Pankaj Udhas, Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali and some other Bollywood Ghazal singers followed in his footsteps.

Update Your Bollywood Music Knowledge With Games, Blogs, Live Events & A Lot More On Gaana Pehchaana

Over the years, the Bollywood culture and Bollywood songs have changed a lot. We have always been more focused on the actors and the storyline, that makes us forget about the good songs from the films.

Musical gems like Talat Mahmood Ji and his songs seem to just be a part of our glorious musical history. His songs are slowly being forgotten. Gaana Pehchaana tries to bring to limelight the efforts of all the singers, musicians, lyricists and instrumentalists from every decade, who deserve as much appreciation as the movie or the actors.

Stay tuned for more such blogs and check out the next section about Gaana Pehchaana LIVE! A new feature introduced on our app.

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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!

A Game Dedicated To Sonu Nigam On His Birthday

Sonu Nigam is popularly known as the King of Bollywood Music. Now, he has attained seniority, but he is still young at heart. Lots of young singers have arrived at the scene but nobody can replace Sonu Nigam. His singing prowess, musical talent, straight forward personality and overall aura leave a long-lasting impression.

Sonu Nigam- A Blessed Musical Soul

Sonu Nigam And Sonu Nigam As A Kid

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After so much experience and winning so many awards, he is no longer an amateur taking any work that comes his way, but he has grown out of the silly songs with weird lyrics and devastating music. He believes that after ruling over the industry for so many years and singing the biggest hits, he deserves to get powerful songs.

He is still working actively and is always grateful for everything. Though he has no big ambitions left, he does not hesitate to keep improving himself.

He is a big fan of Rafi sahab and calls Shahrukh to be one of the best actors that he has sung for.

We have a game dedicated to him. Hopefully, all of you Sonu Nigam fans and Gaana Pehchaana lovers will enjoy playing it.

“TMK- 216 Hits Of Sonu Nigam”- A Magical Game For All Sonu Nigam Fans

You must have noticed that we have millions of Teen Maar Khan Games for you all. Most of them are tributes to the great musical artists from different generations. “TMK- 216 Hits Of Sonu Nigam” is a game with the best tracks of Sonu.

You have to listen carefully to recognise the songs, if you make 3 wrong guesses, you’ll be out of the game, but you’ll score points for all the correct guesses that you make.

Remember that Teen Maar Khaaya to gaya and try to maintain your place at the top of the Master Leaderboard.

Install Gaana Pehchaana on your Android or iOS devices to start playing the game!

Here are some of Sonu Nigam’s best songs. Let’s know a thing or two about them.

Yeh Dil Deewana (1997)

Yeh Dil Deewana Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Nadeem- Shravan

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singer: Sonu Nigam

Movie: Pardes

Subhash Ghai first wanted A.R Rahman to compose the music for Pardes, but he was too expensive, so he asked Nadeem-Shravan to do it and the album was said to be the best composition of Nadeem-Shravan by Planet Bollywood as well as many other Music critics.

Even Shahrukh Khan mentioned in some of his interviews that “Yeh Dil Deewana” was his favourite song, sung for him by Sonu Nigam. Anand Bakshi deserves the maximum credits for giving birth to the beautiful words with deep meaning that make up this track.

Sandese Aate Hai (1997)

Sandese Aate Hain Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Anu Malik

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singers: Sonu Nigam, Roopkumar Rathod

Movie: Border

Till date, this song is equally popular in India as well as in Pakistan. Javed Aktar , Sonu Nigam and Anu Malik were nominated for Filmfare for the lyrics, singing and composition and Javed Akhtar as well as Sonu Nigam won Filmfare.

It is a top-notch patriotic song by Sonu Nigam and continues to make people fall in love with it. Roopkumar Rathod assisted Sonu in some parts of the song and did it really well. The song will put you in the shoes of the soldiers and feel their longing for home and family.

Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare (1998)

Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare Gaana Pehchaana

Source: https://cutt.ly/1m5B0JL

Music: Anand Milind

Lyrics: Sameer

Singers: Sonu Nigam, Jaspinder Narula 

Movie: Dulhe Raja

Anand and Milind Shrivastav, another phenomenal composer duo from Bollywood composed this highly successful number. In the entire Dulhe Raja album, only this song and Suno Sasurjee Ab Zid Chhodo became successful.

Sonu Nigam has stated time and again that he loves all the songs that he has sung for Govinda because of how Govinda dubs and dances to those songs. Even Jaspinder Narula did a great job for Raveena Tandon.

Mere Haath Mein (2006)

Mere Haath Mein Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Jatin- Lalit

Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi

Singer : Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan

Movie: Fanaa

This album was Jatin-Lalit’s last composition together, but it was considered to be their best. Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan deserve complete credits for the otherworldly charm and magic exuded by this song.

Behind the VFX effects and Amir, Kajol’s chemistry it is the wonderful singing by Sonu and Sunidhi that deserves the compliments. Prasoon Joshi’s poetic abilities shine through the melodious song. Fanaa was a classic and so is this track.

Main Agar Kahoon (2007)

Main Agar Kahoon Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Vishal Shekhar

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singers: Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal

Movie: Om Shanti Om

There was a time when the Om Shanti Om music album was the highest selling album in India with sales crossing around 2 million units in the year 2007.

Vishal- Shekhar won the best composer duo at the 2nd Asian Film Awards and Javed Akhtar won the 9th IIFA Awards for his lyrics.

Sonu Nigam obviously makes a great singing pair with Shreya Ghoshal and sang this song from the bottom of his heart. The scenes from the music video starring Shahrukh and Deepika will take you for a surreal experience.

Chori Kiya Re Jiya (2010)

Chori Kiya Re Jiya Gaana Pehchaana

Source: https://cutt.ly/2m5Npnx

Music: Sajid-Wajid

Lyrics: Jalees Sherwani

Singers: Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal

Movie: Dabangg

Another smashing hit by Shreya and Sonu. Like always, they came together to create magic. Hours of riyaaz and a never-ending zeal to learn keeps Sonu Nigam sound so fresh and awesome.

Sajid-Wajid and Jalees Sherwani made a special place in people’s hearts with this composition and the lyrics. It was said to be extremely pleasing to the ears by music critics. Many of the Gaana Pehchaana games have this amazing song in it.

Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin (2012)

Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Ajay-Atul

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

Singer: Sonu Nigam

Movie: Agneepath

Sonu Nigam’s mellow, heart melting voice sounds so divine, that you might find yourself lost in this amazing melody. Amitabh Bhattacharya’s lyrics are class apart. So is Ajay-Atul’s composition that brings to life Hrithik’s magnetic character. Anybody who has ears for good music will fall in love with this masterpiece. Even Priyanka Chopra deserves accolades for her simple and powerful acting.

Where Did Sonu Nigam Imbibe His Love For Music From?

Sonu Nigam With Parents

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Sonu Nigam had music in his blood, as his parents did a lot of stage shows and musical performances, but he came from a very humble background and did not have any fancy, expensive instruments as a kid. He learnt on a mini harmonium. When he became a successful singer, he brought the costliest instruments for himself.

As he came from nowhere, he always had a deep longing to rise and shine.

Messages By Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam With Shreya Ghoshal

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He wanted to emerge out of the ashes like a Phoenix and by the blessings of God he achieved a lot. Sonu Nigam says that “My prayer is to learn new things, imbibe fresh insights. You must not take life too seriously. You must enjoy the process of living”.

Just like Sonu, we must learn new things, absorb new insights and not take life too seriously, instead enjoy the entire process of living.

Hope you enjoyed reading this Gaana Pehchaana blog. Stay tuned for a new one every Friday, play the games and participate in the Live Gaming Sessions.

The next section describes the Live Games in detail. Check it out!

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.

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

Source: https://bit.ly/3hH4VFc

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

Source: https://bit.ly/3xNIZh9

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

Source: https://bit.ly/2Ti7aD

  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

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  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

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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

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

Source: https://bit.ly/3hYg2IU

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

Source: https://bit.ly/3r2UQpd

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

Source: https://bit.ly/3i2CeBn

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

Source: https://bit.ly/2U5AlvM

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

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

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

Source: https://bit.ly/3hBk3nD

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

Source: https://bit.ly/3i7IU1s

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

Source: https://bit.ly/3r6PJEd

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.

Bollywood Heroes Singing For Their Heroine’s Eyes

Eyes are the epitome of beauty in Indian cinema. Just like the hero praises the heroine’s gorgeous hair, her eyes captivate his heart and make him sing verses dedicated to them. Hindi Films have the maximum number of songs in admiration of the heroine’s dazzling doe eyes which are time and again compared to the dark velvet of the night or the spreading black darkness of the storm clouds just like tresses, but tresses aren’t capable of expressing like the eyes which speak up a lot more than the mouth.

In this week’s Gaana Pehchaana blog, we’ll find out how heroes from the different decades wooed their leading ladies in their own style by singing about their magnificent eyes.

At times, they drowned in them, at times, they were lost in them and at other times, they communicated things that couldn’t be expressed in mere words.

1950s- Eye Games In “Aankhon Mein Kya Ji” (1957)

Aankhon Mein Kya Ji Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: S.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Nau Do Gyaarah

This song was from Navketan banner’s debut film. It was also Kalpana Kartik’s last film and you’ll enjoy the sweet and sour ched-chad between Kalpana Kartik and Dev Anand as she asks him Aankhon mein kya Ji? and he answers Rupehla Badal.

In this song Kalpana’s identity of a woman from a Sardar man is revealed and they get down from the truck into a hay covered rustic area where this amazing melody composed by senior Burman, written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and sung by geniuses like Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar was shot.

1960s- Stealing Glances Amidst A Wheat Field In “Likha Hai Teri Aankhon Mein”

Likha Hai Teri Aankhon Mein Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: S.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Teen Devian

It was the era of S.D Burman and he composed the best melodies that anybody could ever imagine. Nobody could write songs revolving around the eyes better than Majrooh Sultanpuri. Lata Mangeshkar-  Kishore Kumar were the Alka Yagnik- Udit Narayan of the 60s and who could have better expressed Dev Anand and Nanda’s eye to eye conversations through their perfect voices?

The entire soundtrack of Teen Deviyan was a superhit when released and continues to be a hit even today. Nanda’s stylish suits became a trendsetter in those days.

1970s- Intoxicated By Pink Eyes In “Gulabi Aankhen Jo Teri Dekhi” (1970)

Gulabi Aankhen Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singer: Mohammad Rafi

Movie: The Train 

The iconic Aankhen song starring Rajesh Khanna and Nanda has always left us intoxicated. Anand Bakshi and R.D Burman were at the peak of their career and Rafi was already the master of his art when this song came out.

Rajesh Khanna and Nanda seemed to be enjoying the entire dance sequence jumping around the park, climbing across trees and having fun under the sun as Khanna wooed his heroine by singing about her eyes which made his heart go numb.

1980s- The Story Within A Child’s Beautiful Eyes In “Do Naina Aur Ek Kahani” (1983)

Do Naina Aur Ek Kahani

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer : Aarti Mukherji

Movie: Masoom

This beautiful tune by junior Burman is a gem in the Masoom soundtrack wherein each song was sung by a different singer. This one was beautifully sung by Aarti Mukherjee, the singing sensation of Bengal.

The song is framed like a lullaby hummed by a mother for her kids while she peeps into the eyes of her daughters, whereas her foster son looks at them from a distance, as he misses his own mother. The lyrics by Gulzar are extremely emotional.

1990s- Pardon The Eyes For It’s Audacity In “Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan” (1999)

Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan

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Music: Ismail Darbar

Lyrics: Mehboob

Singer: Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kumar Sanu

Movie: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

“Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan” is undoubtedly one of the most popular Aankhen songs ever. Being a part of the Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam soundtrack it was nominated for filmfares and continues to rule over people’s hearts and minds.

Ismail Darbar literally won the National Award only once for his amazing Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam compositions, including this song.

Mehboob was showered with praises for his mind blowing lyrics and obviously Kavita Ji and Sanu Ji gave a voice to Aishwarya and Salman’s endless eye conversations at the wedding event.

2000s- Seeing Your Beloved With Eyes Open Or Close In “Aankhen Khuli Ho Ya Ho Band” (2000)

Aankhen Khuli Ho Ya Ho Band Gaana Pehchaana Song

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Music: Jatin, Lalit

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan, Sonali, Manohar, Priya, Udbhav, Ishaan, Shweta

Movie: Mohabbatein

Travel back to the beginning of the new century and you’d hear everyone humming turu ru ru ru ru ru ru ru ru ru. Aankhen or eyes play a pivotal role in romance, which is made clear in the hook line of this song. This track composed by Jatin-Lalit and penned down by Anand Bakshi Ji was the most trendy song in the initial years of the 21st century.

Shahrukh Khan rocked the grand college party along with three of the other heroes and heroines who had newly fallen in love while singing this song.

The group of new singers perform a great job along with Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan.

2010s- Big And Small Dreams Seen By the Mind’s Eye That Get Torn Apart In “Naina” (2016)

Naina Song Dangal Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Pritam Chakraborty

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

Singer: Arijit Singh (Male Version), Neha Kakkar (Female Version)

Movie: Dangal

Dangal won over the hearts of innumerable film lovers because of its different plot and appealing storyline based on real events portraying young girls getting trained to be the best wrestlers in the country.

This song in particular focuses on all the hopes and dreams visualised by the mind’s eye which at times get shattered and cannot be realised. It is one of Pritam’s finest compositions and he deserves appreciation as he created something so original and beautiful.

Amitabh Bhattacharya, Arijit Singh and Neha Kakkar did their best to put life into Mahavir Singh Phogat and both his daughter’s scattered feelings.

We have just mentioned one song from each decade, but Bollywood has thousands of other Aankhein, Nain and Naina songs from different decades and generations.

You might have some other songs on your mind, mention them in the comments section below!

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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.

Why Gaana Pehchaana Should Be There On Your Android/ iOS Devices?

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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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.

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 the videos on the Gaana Pehchaana channel on YouTube to learn more about GaanaP Live!