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

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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.

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

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

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

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Gorgeous Eyes & Smitten Bollywood Heroes- PART 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aankhon Hi Aankhon Mein Ishara Ho Gaya Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: O.P. Nayyar

Lyrics: Jaan Nisar Akhtar

Singer: Geeta Dutt

Movie: C.I.D

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

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

O Nigahen Mastana Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Sachin Dev Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Paying Guest

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

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

Teri Aankhon Ke Siva Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Chiraag

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

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

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

Dekhi Hai In Aankhon Ki Mehakti Khushboo Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Hemant Kumar

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Khamoshi

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

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

Aap Ki Aankhon Mein Kuch Mehke Hue Se Raaz Hai

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singers: Kishore Kumar Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Ghar

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

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

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

Humko To Jaan Se Bhi Pyari Hai Tumhari Aankhen GaanaP

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Music: Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri

Singer: Mohd Rafi

Movie: Naina

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

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

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

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

Roz Roz Aankhon Tale Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer: Asha Bhosle, Amit Kumar

Movie: Jeeva

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

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

Naina Da Kya Kasoor Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Amit Trivedi 

Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni

Singer: Amit Trivedi

Movie: Andhadhun

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

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

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

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

A Game Dedicated To Sonu Nigam On His Birthday

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

Sonu Nigam- A Blessed Musical Soul

Sonu Nigam And Sonu Nigam As A Kid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yeh Dil Deewana (1997)

Yeh Dil Deewana Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Nadeem- Shravan

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singer: Sonu Nigam

Movie: Pardes

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

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

Sandese Aate Hai (1997)

Sandese Aate Hain Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Anu Malik

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singers: Sonu Nigam, Roopkumar Rathod

Movie: Border

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

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

Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare (1998)

Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Anand Milind

Lyrics: Sameer

Singers: Sonu Nigam, Jaspinder Narula 

Movie: Dulhe Raja

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

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

Mere Haath Mein (2006)

Mere Haath Mein Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Jatin- Lalit

Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi

Singer : Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan

Movie: Fanaa

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

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

Main Agar Kahoon (2007)

Main Agar Kahoon Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Vishal Shekhar

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singers: Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal

Movie: Om Shanti Om

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

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

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

Chori Kiya Re Jiya (2010)

Chori Kiya Re Jiya Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Sajid-Wajid

Lyrics: Jalees Sherwani

Singers: Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal

Movie: Dabangg

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

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

Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin (2012)

Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Ajay-Atul

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

Singer: Sonu Nigam

Movie: Agneepath

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

Where Did Sonu Nigam Imbibe His Love For Music From?

Sonu Nigam With Parents

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

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

Messages By Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam With Shreya Ghoshal

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

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

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Bollywood Heroes Singing For Their Heroine’s Eyes

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

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

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

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

Aankhon Mein Kya Ji Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: S.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Nau Do Gyaarah

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

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

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

Likha Hai Teri Aankhon Mein Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: S.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Teen Devian

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

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

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

Gulabi Aankhen Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singer: Mohammad Rafi

Movie: The Train 

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

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

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

Do Naina Aur Ek Kahani

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer : Aarti Mukherji

Movie: Masoom

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

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

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

Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan

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Music: Ismail Darbar

Lyrics: Mehboob

Singer: Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kumar Sanu

Movie: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

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

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

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

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

Aankhen Khuli Ho Ya Ho Band Gaana Pehchaana Song

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Music: Jatin, Lalit

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

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

Movie: Mohabbatein

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

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

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

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

Naina Song Dangal Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Pritam Chakraborty

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

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

Movie: Dangal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Was Madan Mohan Known As Ghazal Ka Shehzada?

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

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

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

Madan Mohan With Wife And Raj Kapoor

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

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

Recognition And Fame After Death

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

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

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

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

Now, enjoy the blog!!

Aye Dil Mujhe Bata De (1956)

Ae Dil Mujhe Bata De Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Rajendra Krishna

Singer: Geeta Dutt

Movie: Bhai Bhai

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

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

Zaroorat Hai Zaroorat Hai (1962)

Zaroori Hai Zaroori Hai Zaroori Hai Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan

Singers: Kishore Kumar

Movie: Man-Mauji

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

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

Naina Barse Rim Jhim Rim Jhim (1964)

Naina Barse Rimjhim Rimjhim Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Woh Kaun Thi 

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

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

Lag Ja Gale (1964)

Lag Ja Gale Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Raja Mehndi Ali Khan

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Woh Kaun Thi

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

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

Jhumka Gira Re Bareli Ke Bazaar Mein (1966)

Jhumka Gira Re Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

Singer: Asha Bhosle

Movie: Mera Saaya

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

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

Mera Saaya Saath Hoga (1966)

Mera Saaya Saath Hoga Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Mera Saaya

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

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

Tere Aankhon Ke Siva Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Chiraag

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

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

Tere Liye Hum Hain Jiye (2004)

Tere Liye Madan Mohan

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Roop Kumar Rathod

Movie: Veer Zaara

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

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

Rash Driving Or Appreciation?

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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

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

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

Who Brought Raam and Laxman Together?

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

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

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

Lata Mangeshkar Sang Many Songs For Vijay Patil

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

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

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

Biggest Musical Hits Of Our Generation

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

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

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

Sultana, Sultana Mera Naam Hain Sultana (1979)

Sultana Sultana Mera Naam Hain Sultana Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam- Laxman

Lyrics: Ravindra Rawal

Singer: Usha Mangeshkar

Movie: Taraana

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

Didi Tera Devar Deewana (1989)

Didi Tera Devar Deewana Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam Laxman

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, S P Balasubrahmanyam

Movie: Hum Aapke Hain Koun

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

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

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

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

Dil Deewana (1989)

Dil Deewana Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam-Laxman

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Maine Pyar Kiya

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

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

Sun Beliya Shukriya Meherbani (1991)

Sun Beliya Shukriya Meherbani Song

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Music: Raam-Laxman

Lyrics: Dilip Tahir

Singer: S.P Balasubramaniam, Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: 100 Days

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

complete justice to the relatable music by Raam-Lakshman.

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

Pehla Pehla Pyar Hai (1994)

Pehla Pehla Pyaar Hain Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam-Laxman

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

Singer: S.P Balasubramaniam

Movie: Hum Aapke Hain Koun

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

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

Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999)

Hum Saath Saath Hain Title Song

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Music: Raam Laxman

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

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

Movie: Hum Saath Saath Hain

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

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

Maiyya Yashoda (1999)

Maiyya Yashoda Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam-Laxman

Lyrics: Kiran R

Singers: Alka Yagnik, Anuradha Paudwal

Movie: Hum Saath Saath Hain

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

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

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

Ye To Sach Hai Ki Bhagwan Hain (1999)

Yeh To Sach Hain Ki Bhagwan Hai Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam-Laxman

Lyrics: Ravindra Rawal

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

Movie: Hum Saath Saath Hain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

A Musical Pair Unlike No Other- PART 2

Hello everyone! 😃

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

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

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

What Kept R.D Burman Going?

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

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

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

Kya Janoon Sajan (1967)

Kya Jaanu Sajan Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Baharon Ke Sapne

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

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

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

Bhai Battur (1968)

Bhai Battur Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Padosan

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

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

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

Mere Naina Sawan Bhadon (1976)

Mere Naina Sawan Bhadon Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Mehbooba

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

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

Dekho Maine Dekha Hain Ye Ek Sapna (1981)

Dekho Maine Dekha Hain Ye Ek Sapna Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Amit Kumar

Movie: Love Story

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

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

Tere Liye Palkon Ki Jhalar (1981)

Tere Liye Palkon Ki Jhalkar Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Nida Fazli

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Harare

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

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

Jaane Kaise Kab Kahan Iqrar (1982)

Jaane Kaise Kab Kaha Iqrar Ho Gaya Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Shakti

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

Tujhse Naraaz Nahin Zindagi (1983)

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Anoop Ghoshal

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

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

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

What Lata Didi Says About Her Dear Pancham?

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

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

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

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

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

What Made This Lyricist A Guinness World Record Breaker?

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

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

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

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

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.