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.

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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

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

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

Source: https://bit.ly/3z6R0Ot

  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

Source: https://bit.ly/3xMydI9

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

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

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

Source: https://bit.ly/3xH58xH

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

Source: https://bit.ly/36VWNKZ

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

Barso Re Megha Song Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Source: https://bit.ly/3hx3qbp

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

Source: https://bit.ly/3xd2n6R

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

Source: https://bit.ly/3hx3vfd

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

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

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

Source: https://bit.ly/3hw2m7s

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

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

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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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

Sources: https://bit.ly/3vEtGWl, https://bit.ly/3qayOAh

(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?

Source: https://bit.ly/35FZS0I

(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?

Source: https://bit.ly/2SIZ1tm

(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

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

(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

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

(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

Source: https://bit.ly/3iS8LfD

(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

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

(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

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

(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

Source: https://bit.ly/3q7Xh9z

(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

Source: https://bit.ly/3iT33dt

(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.

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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

What’s The Real Truth Behind Bollywood Song Remixes?

Recently, we got to witness lots of debates revolving around remixes in Bollywood. What is it about remixes that makes people love or hate them? Are they good or bad? 

Why an increasing number of remixes in Bollywood Music albums has left people wondering about the dearth of creativity in the Music industry?

Today, Gaana Pehchaana is going to reveal everything about remixes.

How Remixes Attract People?

2010’s were considered to be the decade of remixes in Bollywood. Obviously, these songs became popular because people heard them and loved them. Until and unless people loved them, film directors, producers and labels would not think about recreating them. The idea of creating remixes started in Bollywood and has become normal for all regional Indian cinema in different languages.

The Struggle Between Remixes, Composers & Lyricists

Music composers and singers feel that remixes kill creativity and don’t allow the creative juices to flow freely.

Film directors, producers and labels are inclined towards remixes because they have the capacity to become overnight hits and in turn produce a lot of money. Though, when it comes to the music composers, usually the lazy ones are said to opt for remixes, but most of them don’t have their say in it. They are compelled to create them, unless they remain adamant.

Hook Lines- The Life Lines Of Bollywood Music

Another thing about hit Bollywood numbers including remixes are the hook lines. The popularity of a song is believed to depend on the one or two catchy lines that linger on in the minds of listeners. Even composers and lyricists are asked to focus on the hook lines instead of the antara, mukhra or any other part. So, we have also mentioned the hook lines of the remixes that we’ll be discussing.

In this week’s Gaana Pehchaana blog, Let’s know more about a few of the most popular Bollywood remixes of all time.

The Humma Song (1995, 2017)

The Humma Song Gaana Pehchaana

Sources: https://bit.ly/3clA25X, https://bit.ly/3gc8FMV

Music: AR Rahman, Badshah, Tanishk Bagchi

Lyrics: Mehboob

Singers: Jubin Nautiyal, Badshah, Shashaa Tirupati

Hook Line: Humma humma…

Humma humma humma

Hey hamma hamma..

Humma humma humma

Movie: Bombay, Ok Jaanu

The original song and movie were in Tamil as well as Hindi. The revamped version is only in Hindi and sounds brilliant. Middle Eastern tunes along with the rhythms of the Saxophone bring about the charm in the melody.

We absolutely love watching Shraddha and Aditya dancing to the song in a multicolored, hallucinating room, in which they have most probably been locked together. What’s better than celebrating their good time with this mind-blowing composition sung in a new style.

The soundtrack for the original film was one of the best selling albums in Bollywood that crossed over 15 million units. The remix has been showered with a lot of love and respect as well.

Lift Teri Band Hai (1997, 2017)

Lift Teri Band Hai Song Gaana Pehchaana

Source: https://bit.ly/3ijZ4X2

Music: Sandeep Shirodkar ft Anu Malik

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

Singer: Anu Malik and Neha Kakkar

Hook Line: Aaja aaja, aaja band baja leke aaja,

Teri yaad sataaye doolhe raja ab to aaja

Movie: Judwaa, Judwaa 2

Phenomenal lyrics brought to life through Dev Kohli’s mastermind. “Oonchi Hai Building” is sure to take you on a roller coaster ride. Whether it be the Salman, Rambha, Karishma pair or the Varun, Tapsee, Jacqueline pair, both the versions are great. 

Sandeep Shirodkar did not make any massive changes to Anu Malik’s composition. The change is all about the minor alterations in technology and trends, which gives the new song a different appearance. It doesn’t matter how crazy or offbeat the song sounds, it can make anybody dance to it’s beats like a crazy buffoon.

Aankh Marey (1996, 2018)

Aankh Marey Song Gaana Pehchaana

Sources: https://bit.ly/3uXgnQe, https://bit.ly/3x3IiPV

Music: Tanishk Bagchi

Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed

Singers: Neha Kakkar, Mika Singh & Kumar Sanu

Hook Line: Oh ladki aankh marey, aankh maare, Oh ladki aankh marey, aankh marey

Movie: Tere Mere Sapne, Simmba

These days Tanishk Bagchi is the best composer for making remixes. He agrees to the director and producer’s choice of having a remix and we find that the maximum remixes have been made by him. To be honest, this song was a great attempt.

The best part was Arshad Warsi making a cameo appearance in a section sung by Kumar Sanu. We literally enjoyed that bit as Arshad was also there in the  original 1996 song from Tere Mere Sapne sung by Sanu. Popular, award winning lyricist Shabbir Ahmed got lucky that a song written by him could be heard everywhere once again, after a decade or more.

Even the song video became a smashing hit as we danced along with Sara and Ranveer who gave their best performances under Rohit Shetty’s fabulous direction.

Maine Tujhko Dekha (1997, 2018)

Maine Tujhko Dekha Song Gaana Pehchaana

Sources: https://bit.ly/3ilbKgn, https://bit.ly/3pnFzhM

Music: Amaal Mallik

Lyrics: Kumaar

Singers: Neeraj Shridhar, Sukriti Kakar

Hook Line: Neend churayi meri, kisne oh sanam?

Tune… tune…

O.. Chain churaya tera, kisne oh sanam?

Tune… tune… o o o…

Movie: Ishq, Golmaal Again

Bollywood music lovers just can’t get over this number. Even recently, we had the Neend Churai Meri version from Ishq recorded in our brains when the new Maine Tujhko Dekha version came out. The best part was that Ajay Devgan came back with his supersonic performance in a modern avatar. This time, it was opposite Parineeti Chopra instead of Kajol. Amaal Mallik rehashed the Anu Malik version very carefully.

The original lyrics by Rahat Indori had a lot more rhyme and rhythm than this one. Neeraj Shridhar and Sukriti Kakkar took up the biggest responsibility. They sang the remix of a song originally sung by the likes of musical geniuses like Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu and Kavita Krishnamurthy.

Ek Do Teen (1988, 2018)

Ek Do Teen Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Sandeep Shirodkar

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singer: Palak Mucchal

Hook Line: Ek do teen chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau do gyarah barah terah x (2)

Movie: Tezaab, Baaghi 2

“Ek Do Teen” was a massive sensation. It was so well received by the Indian audience that after Tezaab’s release every dance lover could be seen matching their steps to this song. The song became an emotion and Saroj Khan won a filmfare for her brilliant choreography.

Even Madhuri’s life and career changed after it. Every filmmaker and producer wanted to get a dance number done by Madhuri for their film. Senior actresses were put behind her in the dance sequences, as filmmakers believed that nobody could do it better than her.

Javed Akhtar’s lyrics have not been tarnished in the remix. Mr Akhtar said that when Lakshmikant Pyarelal first narrated the tune, they had used dummy numbers, but he felt that he could keep the numbers in the lyrics, so he did that and it was a hit. Palak Mucchal deserves accolades for singing the original Alka Yagnik version so beautifully that nobody could make out the difference.

Dus Bahane 2.0 (2005, 2020)

Dus Bahane Song Gaana Pehchaana

Source: https://bit.ly/2T3Ovgk

Music: Vishal & Shekhar

Lyrics: Panchhi

Singers: KK, Shaan, Tulsi

Hook Line: Dus bahane karke le gaye dil, le gaye dil

Movie: Dus, Baaghi 3

Vishal-Shekar were asked to recreate this big hit of theirs keeping in mind the Bollywood frenzy audience who went crazy over the original “Dus Bahane Karke Le Gaye Dil”.

The fast beats and peppy music that make you sway your body the moment you hear it has something iconic about it. KK and Shaan returned to sing it along with Tulsi Kumar after so many years. The new version starring Tiger and Shraddha will make your adrenaline rush faster than ever. If you are hosting a party or get-together of some kind, you can always keep this number on repeat to create an electrifying ambience.

Muqabla (1994, 2020)

Muqabala Song Gaana Pehchaana

Sources: https://bit.ly/2T0Ct7t, https://bit.ly/2TGdFlj

Music: Tanishk Bagchi

Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed, Tanishk Bagchi

Singers: Yash Narvekar, Parampara

Hook Line: Munh Kaala, Muqabla

Laila, Oh Ho Laila

Mukabla Subhan Allah Laila

Oh Ho Laila

Movie: Humse Hai Muqabala, Street Dancer 3D

We can define the new Muqabla as a fresh version of a cult number that is equally popular and loved by the audience as the old one.

Nothing can beat the original A.R Rahman composition for the Tamil film Kadhalan dubbed in Hindi as Humse Hai Muqabla. The original lyrics by P.K Mishra were tweaked a bit to suit the situation of the new song. Even after so many years Prabhudeva has set the stage on fire with his fantastic dance moves. Hats off to Remo D Souza for visualizing the entire theme and bringing the dancing hero back to the pavilion.

Copyright law in India considers composers who create music to be the original owner of a song. It does not consider a singer as the owner and in case you are creating a remix, you need to take permission from the original composer and he or she has complete rights to listen to it, get changes made and decide whether you can release your remix or not.

Gaana Pehchaana- Every Hindi Film Music Fan’s Best Friend!

To keep enjoying these blogs every week, install the Gaana Pehchaana App on Android or iOS. You can also enjoy entertaining musical games on the app and participate in live gaming events. The app will turn out to be your best friend if you are a big Hindi Film Music fan. Hurry up and get it installed on your phones.

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!

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.

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.

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) 

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.

A Special Game For Our Fans (TMK-362 Themed “Sameer, The Lyricist!”)

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.

Bollywood’s Obsession With Zulfen Songs

Every civilization and culture on earth has had a fascination for healthy, long and lustrous tresses. All the Bollywood songs on Zulfen indicated not just a woman’s tresses, but also that of a man.

Long hair has always been linked to wealth, power and good health. It is even a status symbol in many communities.

Just like heroes from popular fairy tales like Rapunzel are attracted to a woman’s hair, even Bollywood heroes love singing songs dedicated to the heroine’s tresses.

Hair is not just a symbol of romance, but in mythological stories like the Mahabharata and Iliad, women like Draupadi and Medusa can also be seen seeking vengeance with the help of their hair.

Let’s see how our Bollywood actors go about wooing their leading ladies with shiny tresses, in some of the most popular Bollywood songs.

Udein Jab Jab Zulfen Teri (1957)

Udein Jab Jab Zulfein Teri Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: O.P Nayyar

Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Naya Daur

A popular song with satirical undertones. “Udein Jab Jab Zulfen Teri” will always be close to the hearts of Bollywood Music lovers from every era.

Vyjayantimala’s girl gang clap their hands and tap their feet to dance in perfect coordination. Similarly Dilip Kumar and his boy gang are in perfect coordination. This is actually a masterpiece by O.P Nayyar and Ludhianvi. Asha Bhosle and Mohammad Rafi singing for Vyjayantimala and Dilip Kumar, made the duo extremely popular. We just can’t stop admiring the beauty of the lyrics “Ude Jab Jab Zulfen Teri, Kawariyo Ka Dil Machle Jind Meriye”.

Zulf Ke Phande (1958)

Zulf Ke Phande Mein Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Omkar Prasad Nayyar

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Mohammed Rafi

Movie: Mujrim

“Zulf Ke Phande” stars Johnny Walker and is obviously not a romantic track. It’s a comic one. The song talks about Johnny Walker’s dilemma as he was ensnared by the beauty of somebody’s hair which got him imprisoned.

Majrooh Sultanpuri’s satirical lyrics have a reference to himself “Ishq ki duniya ajab hai kaha tha Majrooh ne kal / Kuchh na banega chaahe chakale mein ghoome chaahe Tajmahal..”. Omkar Prasad Nayyar’s music brings the comic situation to life and Mohammed Rafi had a special singing style for Johnny Walker’s songs. Even Johnny’s prison mates love watching him sing it.

Raat Nikhri Hui Zulf Bikhri Hui (1960)

Raat Nikhri Hui Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Usha Khanna

Lyrics: K Manohar

Singers: Mukesh

Movie: Hum Hindustani

An all time favourite Zulf song starring the chocolate boy- Joy Mukherjee and the dancing legend- Helen. “Raat Nikhri Hui” would absolutely melt your heart, more so because of Mukesh’s buttery voice. Usha Khanna’s attempt at composing the music did not go to waste. She did an absolutely great job at it. If you love singing, you’ll enjoy humming to it’s heart lifting tune.

Bikhra Ke Zulfen (1961)

Zulf Bikhra Ke Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Ravi

Lyrics: Rajinder Krishan

Singers: Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Nazrana

A heartwarming love song from a tragic film. “Bikhra Ke Zulfen” was shot in a scenic garden where Raj Kapoor sings for Vyjayanthimala. He is so awestruck at the sight of her tresses that he asks her to not come to the garden with open hair and when she asks why?, he replies that the flowers would feel shy if caught admiring the beauty of her tresses. In return, Vyjayanthimala tells him to stop singing love verses, otherwise the bees would make fun. Mukesh and Lata’s singing cum conversation sounds interesting.

Teri Zulfon Se Judaai To Nhi Maangi Thi (1961)

Zulf Song Dev Anand

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Music: Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri

Singer: Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Jab Pyar KisiSe Hota Hain

Couldn’t skip a zulf song starring Dev Anand. He’s a personal favourite and the song can actually set the mood for a musical evening. The film had a confusing storyline, but the movie as well as the songs were big hits.

Dev sings it for Asha Parekh, even after she rebukes him.

Only lyricists like Hasrat Jaipuri could have written songs like this one. The music by Shankar and Jaikishan is replete with the divine strumming of the violins. Give it a try, if you haven’t heard it yet.

Ye Hai Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera (1965)

Yeh Hain Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: O.P Nayyar

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Asha Bhosle

Movie: Mere Sanam

The film “Mere Sanam” was a remake of the 1961 romantic comedy ” Come September”. The song seems to be shrouded in a cloud of deep mystery. Surprisingly, most of the compositions for our zulfen songs would be composed by O.P Nayyar. You’ll love hearing Asha’s voice echo through, as Mumtaz tries to convey some secret message to Biswajit and the sequence becomes quite intense.

Zulfon Ko Hata Le (1966)

Zulfon Ko Hata Le Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: O.P Nayyar

Lyrics: S.H Bihari

Singers: Mohammed Rafi

Movie: Sawan Ki Ghata

This is one of the most popular Zulf tracks in Bollywood. The handsome Manoj Kumar can be seen wooing the demure Sharmila Tagore, who has the most beautiful hair covering her face. Sharmila was known for her typical hairstyle in those days. The music by Nayyar can calm your mind like never before. Rafi’s deep, husky voice does perfect justice to A.H Bihari’s string of precious words. Enjoy watching the video set in picturesque Himachal Pradesh.

O Haseena ZulfonWale Jaane Jahan (1966)

O Haseena Zulfonwaali Song Gaana Pehchaana

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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.

Yeh Reshmi Zulfein Yeh Sharbati Aankhein (1969)

Yeh Reshmi Zulfen Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Laxmikant, Pyarelal

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi, Lakshmikant, Pyare Lal

Singer: Mohammed Rafi

Movie: Do Raaste

We can still hear love birds humming to the tunes of this classic number. An all-time favourite! Composed, written and sung by legends like Laxmikant Pyarelal, Anand Bakshi and Mohammed Rafi, this song is like an ode dedicated to Mumtaz by Rajesh Khanna in the film. Khanna can be seen singing it in awe of her mesmerising beauty. Such compositions can hardly be heard these days. It’s a precious number from our huge treasury of old Bollywood Romantic songs.

Ye Zulf Kaisi Hai (1972)

Ye Zulf Kaisi Hain Song 1972

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Music: Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Piya Ka Ghar

This song belongs to a time when marriages in India were mostly arranged and the bride and groom would not meet each other before marriage. There didn’t exist any technology like WhatsApp, Skype, Zoom or Facetime, so it would be absolutely impossible for the bride and groom to talk to each other. The only thing they had, would be a photograph.

Here both Malti and Ram are shown having each other’s photograph. Malti’s thick, long hair and gorgeous beauty makes Ram dedicate this wonderful song to her. On the other hand, even Malti thinks how handsome Ram would be in reality?

Cham Cham (2016)

Cham Cham Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Meet Bros

Lyrics: Kumaar, Meet Bros

Singer: Monali Thakur

Movie: Baaghi

These days, we don’t get to hear songs with the word zulf in it. So, we were all taken aback to hear the very first line of the “Cham Cham” song which goes like “Zulfon Se Bandh Liye Badal”. It’s been so many decades since lyricists felt that the word zulf is outdated, but hats off to Kumaar and Meet Bros for bringing it back after so long. It’s a sweet number sung by our sweet singer Monali and we loved watching Shraddha dance to it’s beats on a rainy morning. She dances so well that even the villain is shown to be awestruck by her beauty.

Why Zulfen Songs Are So Close To Our Hearts

Usage of the word Zulf has slowly disappeared from Bollywood songs after the 1970’s, but, just like we have some very dear memories and stories attached to our zulfen, similarly, even Bollywood actresses, music directors and singers have some vivid memories attached to Zulfen songs.

All through our childhood, we had our grandmothers and mothers taking care of our hair. They would oil our hair and tie it properly so that it became lush and long.

Bollywood actresses like Jaya Bhaduri, Sharmila Togore and Rekha who were renowned for their long hair also reported to have a very simple hair care routine in their youth. In fact, Sharmila Tagore’s beehive hairstyle became so famous, that every actress of her generation began following it. Till today, millions of girls and women try out her style to add a touch of retro to their hair.

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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.

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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.

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How Bollywood Music Transformed Over The Decades

If you listen to a Bollywood song from the 1960s and compare it to a song from 2010, does it not sound and look completely different?

 Whether it be the music, the video, the lyrics, acting style, dressing or anything else. Over the years, Bollywood Music has gone through major transformations.

Well, Bollywood is nothing without it’s song and dance sequences. Dancing around trees, swirling across the valleys and mountains is what Bollywood has always been known for. These days, many composers are creating remixes of the old songs and the innocence of the yesteryear melodies cannot be found anymore, but technology has made a lot of new things possible. 

This Gaana Pehchaana blog will be a journey through the different decades putting light on the significant features of each decade and how things have been changing.

Let’s find out!

1950’s The Decade Of Close Shots And Eye Movements

O Nigahein Mastana Gaana Pehchaana

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Remember songs like Pyar Hua Ikrar Hua, Aye Dil Mujhe Bata De, Saiyan Dil Mein Aana Re or O Nigahe Mastana? Each of them were big hits. What makes people love them till today? There is no glitz, glamour, no artificial way to attract people. It’s just the simplicity of the looks, dressing and acting that makes them evergreen hits.

Most songs in the 1950’s were shot in static frames and the focus would mainly be on the eyes and eyebrows, the face and movements with a few important cut ins of the moon, the stars or the flowers and leaves. The eyes would express it all. Eyes were the most powerful weapons possessed by the actors in those days.

1960s- The Decade Of Dancing Queens

Piya Tose Naina Lage Re Gaana Pehchaana

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Dancing songs became quite popular in the 1960s. Dancing had a different meaning in the movies of the 60’s and dance sequences were intelligently placed.

Graceful and beautiful actresses like Vyjanthimala, Waheeda Rehman and Mala Sinha who were also well trained in classical dance forms danced in the movies. Their dancing was a way to express joy and had nothing vulgar about it. Watch songs like Hothon Pe Aisi Baat, Raat Khadi Thi Chhat Pe, Piya Tose Naina Lage Re and Hansta Hua Noorani Chehra to experience the flavour of the 60’s.

1970s- The Decade Of Bold Glances And Glamour

Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja Gaana Pehchaana

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1970’s witnessed it all. From being known as the era of cabaret to the era of romance, bold glances and a lot of glamour. Somewhere, the shy and demure actresses of the 50’s seemed to have vanished away.

You’ll come across plenty of party tracks including romantic as well as cabaret numbers. The cabaret songs in the 70’s films were either set at the climax for adding some thrill or you can see the actresses performing it inside the villain’s den. Not all actresses performed it. Only the trained one’s like Helen could be seen doing it. Their piercing glances and body movements hypnotised everyone. Enjoy songs like “Piya Tu Ab To Aaja, Mera Naam Hain Shabnam, Chura Liya Hain Tumne Jo Dil Ko, O Mere Dil Ke Chain, Main Jat Yamla Pagla Deewana to know what Bollywood Music was actually like in the 1970’s.

1980s- The Decade Of Disco And Intense Romance

Laila O Laila Zeenat Aman Gaana Pehchaana

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R.D Burman is said to have ruled over the 80s. The most significant difference between 70s and 80s is that in the 80’s films there were no separate actresses doing the dance sequences. It was the lead heroine who did it. Zeenat Aman and Parveen Babi were the most sought after actresses who danced and acted equally well.

The decade witnessed a lot of craze for disco and disco numbers were becoming popular. Mithun Chakraborty’s I’m a disco dancer was almost like a trend setter. People loved it so much that they danced like crazy while watching it in the cinema halls and certain halls were reported to have broken down.

Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar continued to charm with their voices. New singers like Yesudas, Anwar, Bhupinder Singh and Hemlata began establishing themselves. Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Sridevi, Amrita Singh, Meenakshi Seshadri and a lot of other actors emerged to give a face to these big voices. Bachchan’s songs were action packed as well as romantic whereas the Kapoors could only be seen wooing their ladies. Janu Meri Jaan, Aap Jaisa Koi, Laila O Laila, Raat Baaqi Baat Baaqui, I’m a Disco Dancer, Dekha Ek Khwab etc are a few Bollywood songs representing the 1980’s.

1990s- The Decade Of Celebrations And Fast Music

Pehla Nasha Song Gaana Pehchaana

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1990s being the last decade of the century, witnessed the biggest transformations in terms of technology and picturisation. Many new-age actors and actresses popped in and the old ones made way for the new shining stars. The “Khans” Salman, Shahrukh, Amir and Saif along with actresses Madhuri, Karishma, Sonali Bendre, Manisha Koirala, Tabu, Kajol, Urmila Matondkar etc became onscreen favourites.

Onscreen romance became fearless and things which were considered bold was way too common. Family dramas and celebratory movies like Hum Sath Sath Hain were top favourites. Almost every climax or situation ended up in singing and dancing. The number of dance sequences in a movie went up to such an extent that people would at times get irritated. Television opened up to private productions and VCR as well as cable networks made the songs reach out to a wider audience.

2000s- The Decade That Took Us Far Away From Reality

Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan Gaana Pehchaana

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The Twenty First century came up with music of all kinds, but as the number of movies released went up, the theme of the films degraded. Heaps of good movies were released in the 2000s, but many of them seemed to be out of touch with reality. The compositions became loud. The moves were quick. A lot of skin showing became commonplace.

  Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan turned into the favourite Bollywood pair because of their stunning dance moves and great acting. The Khans continued winning hearts with their Romance or special antics. Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan, Bipasha Basu and a lot of new actresses charmed us with their talent. Happily Ever After songs in the films from the 2000’s made us feel good. Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham was the most well acclaimed movie of this decade.

2010’s- The Decade Of Remixes And Item Numbers In A New Avatar

Munni Badnam Hui Gaana Pehchaana

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These 10 years gave us some of the most popular item numbers packed up with a lot of action. These item songs became the heart-throb of every party. Just the beginning of the decade brought Sheila Ki Jawani and Munni Badnam Hui.

The heroines were shown in a different light. The camera focus would be on the bodies and before you could see how well they perform, the shot would have changed a couple of times. The songs lost all meaning. The quality of lyrics degraded and all we could do was watch the picture perfect Ranbir Deepika, Ranveer Anushka, Varun Alia, Siddharth and Jaqueline look like decked up mannequins even while playing holi, fighting or sweating out. Remixes like Laila O Laila reminded us of Sunny Leone swaying and shaking to a famous song made popular by Zeenat Aman’s graceful moves.

Whatever the case be, even this decade witnessed a few promising lyricists like Swanand Kirkire whose clever lyrics have fitted beautifully into the meters of songs from films like Barfi, Hazaron Khwahishen Aisi, Munna Bhai, English Vinglish, 3 idiots etc.

Whether the old songs or the new songs, every song has something good about it. Each of them is a piece of art, but we somehow miss the Melodies from the olden days, when closeups would be about shooting the facial and eye expressions of the demure heroines and expressive heroes. These days, it’s all about closeups of the hero or heroine’s abs and legs. Earlier, the lyricists took a lot of time to craft lyrics with deep meaning and none of it would be misleading, but nowadays, most of the lyrics don’t make proper sense and are created just for the heck of it. The new decade that has just begun has kind of shifted to the OTT platforms and the music will be going through lots of new changes.

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