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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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

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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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

Test Your 90s Bollywood Music Knowledge

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

Get Ready To Score The Highest

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

The correct answers have been mentioned at the extreme end.

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

Sharukh Khan Twinkle Khanna Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chaiyya Chaiya Song Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

Alka Yagnik And Udit Narayan Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

Kumar Sanu Gaana Pehchaana

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(Clue: The song was sung by Kumar Sanu)

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

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

Manisha Koirala Gaana Pehchaana

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(Clue: The music video shows a wedding event)

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

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

Nadeem Shravan Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

Dil Mera Churaya Kyu Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

Bollywood Musicals Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

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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

Most Expensive Songs In The History Of Bollywood!!

The most expensive film industry in the world is Bollywood and its lifeline is its music. The choice of music has changed with time, but the dedication of the filmmakers towards creating the best music albums and videos for their films has always remained the same.

At times, the films might flop but the music albums become sensational hits. The entire process of shooting for Bollywood songs is a costly affair. The props, the cast and crew, the set, costumes, makeup, dancing professionals, teachers and playback singers add up to the expenses. Many of the crew members are from other countries. Not just the monetary expense, but the hard work behind it is also very tiring.

In today’s Gaana Pehchaana blog, we’ll read about some unbelievably expensive Bollywood songs of all time.

Ghar Aya Mera Pardesi (1951)

Ghar Aya Mera Pardesi Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal, Shankar Singh Raghuvanshi

Lyrics: Shailendra

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Awaara

Awaara became an overnight sensation around the world, especially in South Asia, Soviet Union, East Asia, Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe. More than 2 million tickets were sold for it abroad, including 1 million in China and 1 million in the Soviet Union.The entire soundtrack was listed on number 3 out of the 100 best Bollywood Soundtracks by Planet Bollywood.

The video is like a magical game for the eyes. The audio visual effects are too advanced for the1950’s. It is said that this was the costliest song in the film and was as costly as the movie. A heavenly atmosphere has been created and Raj Kapoor as well as Nargis seem to be a part of it. It was so popular that even decades later it would top the radio charts.

Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (1960)

Pyar Kiya To Darna Kiya
Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Naushad

Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni

Singers: Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Lata Mangeshkar, Chorus

Movie: Mughal-e-Azam

A historical song etched in the golden history of Bollywood Music “Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya” is known to be the costliest song of all time. In 1960, a whopping amount of around 10 lakh rupees was spent on it.

Naushad is said to have rejected two versions of lyrics by Badayuni before hosting a brainstorming session on his terrace for 2 days, at the end of which a folk song from U.P called “Prem Kiya Kya Chori Kari Hai” popped into his head. It was changed into a ghazal and then recorded.

The sets were created similar to the Sheesh Mahal in Jaipur and even the costumes and make-up were extremely costly. Bade Ali Ghulam has sung Tansen’s part and Lata Mangeshkar had to shoot in the studio bathroom because there was no technology for reverberation.

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 is worth an infinite amount of money and 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.

Even today, the song is worth a fortune. Earlier, the copyright of old songs would be as cheap as peanuts but recently when Dhulia tried to purchase the copyrights of “Lag Ja Gale” for the sequel of “Sahib Bibi and Ghulam”, it cost him a fortune. He had to straightaway pay Rs 30 lakhs out of his pocket. These songs can be reused in the film, but they cannot be incorporated in the form of soundtracks for other music companies. Madan Mohan, Mehndi Ali Khan and Lata Mangeshkar’s trio created something that nobody has been able to recreate.

Azeem O Shaan Shahenshaah (2008)

Azeem O Shaan Shahenshaah GaanaP

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Music: A.R Rahman

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singer: Bonnie Chakraborty, Mohd Aslam

Movie: Jodhaa Akbar

“Azeem O Shaan Shahenshaah” was shot over a tiring period of 15 days. This melody has lots of interesting stories revolving around it, just like “Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya”. A budget of about 2.5 crores was spent solely for this song in the movie.

It is said to have been choreographed by Prakash. Twelve assistant choreographers trained 400 dancers and there was an unbelievable number of 2000 extra crew members acting as the loyal citizens of Agra. Many of the dance steps were borrowed from old cult films like Guide and Ganga Jamuna.

Hrithik looked no different from the actual Mughal emperor Akbar. Rahman’s composition seems to come straight from Mughal history. The music is so brilliant! Javed Akhtar’s lyrics glorifies Mughal emperor Akbar and Bonnie Chakraborty as well as Mohd Aslam’s alluring voices seem to paint pictures from emperor Akbar’s Diwan-e-Aam.

Malang (2013)

Dhoom Malang Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Pritam

Lyrics: Sameer Anjaan

Singer: Shilpa Rao, Siddharth Mahadevan

Movie: Dhoom 3

Did you watch the Malang Music video? Dhoom 3 might not have been of any interest to many but it was a Blockbuster Hit. The song video is a feast for the eyes. It feels like you are sitting in your school theatre watching a show. The visual effects appear to be straight out of a 7D movie.

Amir Khan had to spin 60 times in a minute for the song which is a very big deal. Even Katrina could be seen spinning at high speed like a live firework. There were 200 gymnasts brought in from America to Mumbai. Their terrific gymnastics will blow your mind away. Can you guess how many days it took to shoot it? It took around 20 days which is too long compared to any normal Bollywood song.

Saturday Saturday (2014)

Saturday Saturday Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Sharib Toshi, Badshah, Titans

Lyrics: Badshah

Singer: Indeep Bakshi

Movie: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

Karan Johar spent Rs 3 crores behind this song from “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” starring Alia Bhat and Varun Dhawan. A super expensive track from Bollywood, “Saturday Saturday” has become the most popular Party Anthems in India.

After it’s an initial release, Indeep Bakshi could be heard performing it at various occasions like college fests and all. It would be so much fun to watch him perform “Saturday Saturday”! The glitz, glamour, light effects, props, foreign crew and special effects lighting up an entire stadium is worth all the bucks. The best part is that it is not just played on Saturdays, even night clubs and discs play it every day including Saturday. Badshah’s the rock star with his composition and lyrics. Sharib Toshi and Titans were a great help to him with the composition.

Gerua (2015)

Gerua GaanaP

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Music: Pritam

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya 

Singers: Arijit Singh, Antara Mitra

Movie: Dilwale

This one undoubtedly has to be the costliest song ever shot in Bollywood. Shahrukh and Kajol can be seen romancing at some of the most jaw-dropping locations in Iceland. The locales look so surreal that they seem like they have been created using VFX effects but they are NATURAL.

You’ll feel that each of the shooting locales has popped out of an ancient fairytale from some remote corner of the world. The first one is the abandoned plane on the black sandy beach. The rainbow waterfall in the south of Iceland is known as the Skógafoss waterfall. Shahrukh and Kajol looked mesmerising in front of this waterfall. You might have heard of the legendary tale in which you find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. This rainbow looks just like that. The other exotic places are the Reynisdrangar rocks, where Game of Thrones Season 7 was shot, the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, also known as the curtain waterfalls, Stokksnes, the place where you can walk on water and the

Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon covered with small glaciers in a stunning shade of blue.

Good Songs and Music Videos are always precious. The money spent on these songs gave great results. All the magic that you can hear and watch is worth lots of bucks, but, it’s not just the money that makes them expensive. The passion and dedication with which they were created are more expensive than anything else. To know more such stories about Bollywood Music and catch up on Music trivia, subscribe to the Gaana Pehchaana blog. Install the Gaana Pehchaana app from PlayStore or AppStore for Bollywood Musical Games and Live Gaming sessions!

These Anushka Sharma Songs Have Become The Most Trending Tracks On Her Birthday

Anushka Sharma doesn’t belong to a filmy background and has achieved everything in the industry on her own. She intended to pursue a career in journalism and modelling but ended up being one of the most successful actresses in the industry. The “Zero” actress is extremely proud of what she has achieved and so are we.

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The Kalank Songs🎼 Are On The Top Of Everyone’s Playlist

Album Info


Music: Pritam

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya


Singers: Shreya Ghoshal, Vaishali Mhade, Neeti Mohan, Arijit Singh, Antara Mitra, Javed Ali, Tushar Joshi, Jonita Gandhi

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Roothna Manana In Bollywood Songs

Hindi cinema has countless examples of Roothna Manana songs🎶 in its kitty. Songs where the hero or heroine are getting offended and being coaxed or cajoled by their partners. Though these days you don’t come across too many songs of this kind, yesteryear Bollywood films are full of such lovely tracks.

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How Reality Shows Made Them The Gods & Goddesses Of Playback Music

Reality Shows are more than just a dream platform for talented singers to showcase and enhance their skills. Surprisingly, plenty of Bollywood Playback singers have made a career out of it. Reality show contestants are groomed by experts and their talent keeps improving day in and day out.

Want to know how these shows shaped up the careers of some of the most talented Bollywood Singers Of all-time?

Read the GaanaPehchaana blog below.

Shreya Ghoshal

Shreya Ghoshal

The little girl who came to limelight after winning the oldest Indian singing reality show in the year 2000, is now one of the biggest singing sensations of our country.

Her talent was first recognised by Mr Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s mother who watched Shreya win and told Sanjay about her. Mr Bhansali recognised her talent and signed her as a playback singer for his next film “Devdas”.

Arijit Singh

Arijit Singh

Arijit’s story isn’t new to any of us. He was a participant of Fame Gurukul, a music reality show organised in the year 2005. Even though he stood 6th and didn’t win the show, he received millions of offers for his mind-blowing voice.

He sings predominantly in Hindi and Bengali but has also performed in plenty of other Indian languages. Are you a big-time fan of Arijit Singh’s songs? The GaanaPehchaana app is available on the AppStore and Play store📱. Install it and start listening to the songs now!

Sunidhi Chauhan

Sunidhi Chauhan

Sunidhi Chauhan discontinued her studies to pursue a career in the music industry. She said: “I quit because I did not feel like studying. I made the decision to pursue my dream as a singer and I don’t regret it one bit”.

Chauhan became famous after winning the first singing reality show on DD National titled “Meri Awaz Suno”, where she was honoured with the “Lata Mangeshkar Trophy” for the best female singer of India. Enjoy Sunidhi Chauhan’s songs on the GaanaP song application.

Monali Thakur

Monali Thakur

Did you know that Monali Thakur is not just a singer but an actor as well? Even she participated in the music reality show Indian Idol 2 and went on to become a popular face in the Bollywood💃🏻 Playback industry.

You must have time and again heard the hit Bollywood track “Zara Zara Touch Me” from “Race”?, but did you know that it was Monali Thakur’s 2nd song in Bollywood? In recent years her songs “Moh moh Ke Dhaage” and “Sawar Loon” gained the maximum number of positive reviews.

Neeti Mohan

Neeti Mohan

In 2003, Mohan was one of the winners of Channel V’s reality television show- “Popstars”. She was subsequently chosen to join Aasma—a pop group formed with the other winners of the show—where she got the chance to perform with Bryan Adams.

Belonging to a completely non-musical background, Neeti made all the efforts on her own, to be where she is today!

Antara Mitra

Antara Mitra

Antara Mitra gained all the fame after participating in Indian Idol Season 2, where she stood 5th. She led a life of struggles and hardships, especially during her initial days in Mumbai, when she simply survived on Maggi.

In a previous interview to the Times of India in 2010, Mitra thanked and expressed her gratitude to Music Director Pritam Chakraborty, as he was the first one to show faith in her talent, as at that time all film songs for which she had lent her voice were composed by him.

She also got widespread recognition for her acclaimed duet songs “Gerua” and “Janam Janam” co-sung with Arijit Singh.

Nakash Aziz

Nakash Aziz

Here we have one more musical gem from Indian Idol Season 2. Even though he didn’t make it to the last 12 finalists, he has created a strong niche for himself in the Bollywood Playback Music Industry.

His career started in 2010 with the “Vandemataram” song from the film “Leader” and is growing stronger with every passing year. Hailing from Moodabidri, a small suburban town on the outskirts of Mangalore, Nakash Aziz, didn’t ever imagine that he could achieve all the great things that he has achieved.

These singers went on to become Hero from Zero. That is the hidden power of Music🎶 Reality shows. These shows can turn you into superstars and make you achieve fame, name and success that you would not have achieved otherwise.

Enjoy the above-mentioned songs on https://goo.gl/3AzqAD, to read the blogs and reviews click on Blog/Review. To play your favourite Bollywood Musical games set in the pattern of Bollywood song quizzes, check out the new version of the app https://goo.gl/Qyhuof. Don’t forget to let us know about your most favourite picnic melody in the comments below.

Those who wish to sing always find a song!!

-By Arunima Gupta

The Luka Chuppi Songs🎶 Have Become As Big As The Movie🎬

Album Info

Music: Tony Kakkar,  Goldboy, White Noise Studios, Tanishk Bagchi, Abhijit Vaghani 
Lyrics: Tony Kakkar, Mellow D, Nirmaan, White Noise Studios, Kunaal Vermaa 
Singers: Neha Kakkar, Young Desi, Karan Sehmbi, Mika Singh , Sunanda Sharma, Akhil & Dhvani Bhanushali

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Ignite The Spirit Of Patriotism With The Manikarnika Songs

Album Info
Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
Singers: Shankar Mahadevan, Sukhwinder Singh, Pratibha Singh Baghel, Pratibha Singh Baghel, Ravi Mishra, Prajakta Shukre, Shrinidhi Ghatate, Siddharth Mahadevan & Arunaja
Album Released: January 2019

“Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi” starring Kangana Ranaut takes us back to the 1830s, ’40s and 50s when Rani Lakshmibai reigned as the queen of Jhansi in North India. The film is based on the life of Rani Laxmi Bai and her war against the British East India Company, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

The film’s soundtrack is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (the phenomenal composer trio) and the lyrics are written by Prasoon Joshi. Many Super-talented singers came together to sing these wonderful songs. Let’s read the GaanaP review for these songs below.

Vijayi Bhava

Manikarnika Vijayi Bhava Song

Speaking about the song ‘Vijayi Bhava’, Shankar Mahadevan had reportedly said that in any musician’s career, a film like “Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi” becomes a landmark. According to him, it was a challenging and musically enriching experience as a singer and composer. Even the chorus did a mindblowing job. The official video is out and looks absolutely dazzling. Rating: 3/5

Bharat

Bharat Song Manikarnika

An outstanding melody composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, written by Prasoon Joshi and sung by Shankar Mahadevan. “Bharat” will make the patriotic feelings ooze out of you like lime juice. Prasoon Joshi recites the poetry part in the song. We are anxiously waiting for the official video to release. Rating: 3/5

Bolo Kab Pratikar Karoge

Bolo Kab Pratikar Karoge Song

A brave, hair raising song in the voice of accomplished singer Sukhwinder Singh, “Bolo Kab Pratikar Karoge” asks for  Pratikar or revenge for all the brutality and misdeeds of the British. Prasoon Joshi’s smashing lyrics and the chorus part sung by the adept chorus comprising of Mani Mahadevan, Arun Kamath, Nihal Shetty, Vikas Joshi, Varun Uday & Rituraj Sen add life and energy to this motivating song. Rating: 3/5

Rajaji

Rajaji Song Jisshu Sengupta And Kangana Ranaut

A mesmerising track dedicated to the Maharaja of Jhansi, Raja Gangadhar Newalkar. Pratibha Singh Baghel and Ravi Mishra’s mellifluous singing will steal your heart and make you elated. It’s an absolutely classy and heart-touching composition by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for the mighty king. Rating: 4/5

Shiv Tandav

Shiv Tandav By Shankar Mahadevan

A reworked version of the original Shiva Tandav Stotram written by Ravana, the king of Lanka. Shankar Mahadevan modified and altered it in a convincing manner. This track goes really well with the theme of the film. Rating: 5/5

Taki Taki

Taki Taki Song Manikarnika: Jhansi Ki Rani

“Taki Taki” is a sugary, syrupy sweet melody sung by the extremely talented singer from Madhya Pradesh, Pratibha Singh Baghel. This mesmerising melody is shown to express Kangana Ranaut’s delicate emotions. Rating: 5/5

Dankila

Dankila Song Kangana Ranaut

“Dankila” sounds like a festive love song. Prajakta Shukre, Shrinidhi Ghatate, Siddharth Mahadevan & Arunaja contribute to singing this fabulous dance song. “Dankila” will surely add a spark to all your celebrations in 2019. Without help from the chorus, the singers wouldn’t have been able to perform this well. Rating: 5/5

‘Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi’ is directed by Krish and Kangana Ranaut and also features actors like Jisshu Sengupta, Ankita Lokhande, Suresh Oberoi, Danny, Denzongpa and others in the key role. We have songs for different occassions suiting different tastes and moods. Visit the link  https://goo.gl/gYb3YM to listen to the songs from “Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi”, to play engaging Hindi Film Music Games, click  Bollywood Musical games or read interesting blogs and reviews on GaanaP!

OUR PICK(S): We choose “Taki Taki” as our most favourite song from the album.

-By Arunima Gupta