Bollywood Beats Meet Gaming Fun In Our New Game App

Gaana Pehchaana began as live games played by a large group of friends in Houston, Texas. With time, the founders of Gaana Pehchaana decided to build the game concepts into a game app format for smartphones.

The mission of Gaana Pehchaana has been to entertain Bollywood music fans through the most unique, mind-blowing games, informative blogs and other attractive content based on Bollywood music.

Hindi film songs are an inseparable part of Indian culture and have been putting a smile on the faces of music lovers since the 1930s to today. It might sound ancient but they are precious to our country.

Bollywood Music has always set the highest standards of excellence and entertainment. They are showered with more love than the films. The big disappointment is that the life and soul behind these songs, the singers, composers, lyricists and instrumentalists don’t get the due respect like the film stars. The GP website and app are a tiny effort to pay respect to these artists and their creations which have altered the lives of trillions of people over so many years.

The app has some super exciting games that you can enjoy any time of the day. Either play them alone or play them with your friends and family. You’ll surely have a once in a lifetime experience.

Design your own games on our game app – GaanaP:

First, choose your Difficulty Levels – Sa is the easiest and Pa is the hardest.  Then select the decade of your choice. You might have a taste for old Hindi songs or something from the 2000s. Choose the decade based on that. Now let’s take a look at each of our fun games!

Bhagam Bhag

(Single player game)

What does the name of this game suggest? Bhagam Bhag might sound like you need to run as fast as possible. Isn’t it? This fast game is all about being quick.

Most players enjoy playing Bhagam Bhag. It’s a super fun game in which the player has to guess as many songs as possible within a fixed time limit (Usually 1 minute)

As soon as you click let’s play, the song clip starts playing. Be quick to identify the songs. If you play a higher level of difficulty (…Ga Ma Pa), you win a higher score.

It’s easy to score the maximum points in this game. Just play and check your position on the Master Leaderboard.

Theek Thaak Ho

(Double Player game)

Want to play games for more than a single player? Theek Thaak Ho is a two-player game. It’s the musical version of the old-school time game that we played as kids. We used to call it Tic-Tac-Toe Remember??

Each tile has a short musical clip that plays as soon as the tile is clicked. The first player can place an “X” on a tile by properly guessing the clip. Player 2 can do the same thing with an “O”. The first player to get 3 X’s and O’s in a line vertically, horizontally or diagonally wins the game.

 Player 1 invites Player 2 to join and Player 1 starts the game. Player 1 chooses a tile and clicks on the music note in it. A short clip will play with multiple-choice answers. In case, player 1 chooses the right answer, an ” X” is placed on the tile. If the answer is wrong, the tile is back in place for player 2. It is now player 2’s chance to choose a tile and identify the clip.

If player 2 chooses the right answer, an ‘O’ is placed in that tile. In case, the answer is not right, the tile is back in place for Player 1. The first player to get three ‘Xs or ‘O’s in a line wins. If all nine tiles are played and there is no three-in-a-row, the game is a draw. It’s easy and good for time passing or chilling out. Try it out if you haven’t played it yet.

Ansuna

(Single Player game)

Did you not hear something?? Did you miss out on some songs? This game is all about that. So, you need to keep your ears in a good place to play this one.  

 For every Ansuna game, 4 song names will be provided. But, only 3 song clips will be played automatically one after the other. As soon as you recognise a song, click the song name in the list present at the bottom.  The moment you recognise the three songs, the remaining unselected clip is your “Ansuna” answer. Submit your answer. 

As soon as you recognise a song, you can start the next clip by clicking on the play button for that clip.

Wish to play the same game once again? Just click the replay icon. You can challenge your friends to play the game that you just played by clicking on the challenge icon. Enter your friend’s email address and an invite will go out to them. 

If you are on a trip to some far-off destination. This will be a great game to play while traveling.

Teen Maar Khan

(Single Player game)

Named after the popular film “Tees Maar Khan”, ” Teen Maar Khan” is a magical game on the GaanaP app. The name signifies teen baar maar khaya to gaya!  Are you brave enough to face the maars??

Select your choice of decades. Choose a TMK game from that category. Click the let’s play button to hear the songs. Tap on your answer. Start with Sa and move to the next level if your answer is correct. Don’t worry if “maar khaya” and you got it wrong.  You have two more chances at that level.  Correct answers are awarded points as per the clip level. After 3 maars or wrong chances, the game will end. 

Recognise the clip at half-time and win bonus points. The diamond disc signifies “BONUS POINTS”.

It’s that simple. Just give it a try.

Aur Sunao

(Single Player game)

Gaane ko theek se nahin suna? Thoda aur suno and aur suno. If you don’t recognise it you can listen to it a little bit more. You can use tokens to win the game. Play it and see whether you are smart enough.

Click on the Let’s Play button. A song clip will play for a few seconds and stop. Each clip is divided into ‘N’ segments. Already identified the clip? Click on the right answer from the options below. Don’t know the answer? Click the mic icon to play for a few more seconds. The score reduces by 1 with every new segment played.

Guess as many clips as you can within the allotted time. You can replay the game anytime. Select the 50:50 button to remove 2 wrong choices at a token cost. Select ‘Double Time’ at a token cost.

Browse through our energetic game app GaanaP to play these games, read the information-packed blogs that will keep you glued to the end, participate in LIVE events and discover never known before trivia. You’ll enjoy the GaanaP app like never before. Find it at the AppStore / Play Store.

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

Source: https://bit.ly/3wJNbx9

  1. I’m Remembering Your Love, I’m Remembering Your Love, Where Am I, Where Are You, Where Am I, Where Are You, Come Here, Come Here, Once!
Yaad Aa Raha Hain Tera Pyaar Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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11. Black Sunglasses On You, Black Sunglasses On You, Black Sunglasses Look Good On You, It Suits On Your Fair Face.

Kaala Chashma Song Gaana Pehchaana

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

Barso Re Megha Song Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

Play, Score Points, Win And Climb Up The Master Leaderboard!

Hope you enjoyed the quiz. Play TMK, Bhagam Bhag and Aur Sunao. Participate in Live Gaming Sessions, guess many more songs and have a lot of fun on Gaana Pehchaana.

We have a specially customised TMK Game called “TMK- 16 All Decades”, in which you can guess songs from the different decades by listening to the music and lyrics. The game is similar to this quiz game, only the pattern is different. If you guess more than three answers wrong, you’ll be discarded from the game. Download the app to play it.

Answers:

1. a. Tum Hi Ho

2. b. Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein

3. c. Bole Chudiyan, Bole Kangana, Haye Main Ho Gayi Teri Saajna

4. b. Jeena Yaha Marna Yaha

5. a. Ek Garam Chai Ki Pyali

6. c. Tum Se Hi

7. b. Pehla Nasha, Pehla Khumaar

8. a. Yaad Aa Raha Hai Tera Pyar

9. c.  Sooraj Hua Maddham

10. b. Khoya Khoya Chand, Khula Aasman 

 11. c. Kaala Chashma

12. a. Barso Re Megha Megha

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!

Select Your Decade & Play Games On The Gaana Pehchaana App!

On Gaana Pehchaana, you can select the decade and difficulty level of your choice while playing Teen Maar Khan, Aur Sunao and Bhagam Bhag, so that you come across some of your favourite aankh/ nain songs from the decade of your choice which you’d be able to recognise faster.

Keep a check on our blogs section for something new and interesting every Friday and you can get invited to the next GaanaP Live event by registering here. Check out these videos on YouTube to learn more about GaanaP Live!

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

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

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

Was Madan Mohan Known As Ghazal Ka Shehzada?

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

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

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

Madan Mohan With Wife And Raj Kapoor

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

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

Recognition And Fame After Death

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

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

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

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

Now, enjoy the blog!!

Aye Dil Mujhe Bata De (1956)

Ae Dil Mujhe Bata De Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Rajendra Krishna

Singer: Geeta Dutt

Movie: Bhai Bhai

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

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

Zaroorat Hai Zaroorat Hai (1962)

Zaroori Hai Zaroori Hai Zaroori Hai Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan

Singers: Kishore Kumar

Movie: Man-Mauji

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

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

Naina Barse Rim Jhim Rim Jhim (1964)

Naina Barse Rimjhim Rimjhim Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Woh Kaun Thi 

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

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

Lag Ja Gale (1964)

Lag Ja Gale Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Raja Mehndi Ali Khan

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Woh Kaun Thi

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

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

Jhumka Gira Re Bareli Ke Bazaar Mein (1966)

Jhumka Gira Re Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

Singer: Asha Bhosle

Movie: Mera Saaya

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

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

Mera Saaya Saath Hoga (1966)

Mera Saaya Saath Hoga Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Mera Saaya

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

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

Tere Aankhon Ke Siva Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Chiraag

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

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

Tere Liye Hum Hain Jiye (2004)

Tere Liye Madan Mohan

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Roop Kumar Rathod

Movie: Veer Zaara

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

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

Rash Driving Or Appreciation?

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

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

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

Hindi Film Music has delighted audiences and listeners right from the 1930s to 2020s and is a national treasure. The music from these movies always set higher standards of excellence and entertainment than the movies, yet the people behind these songs, the composers, singers, lyricists and instrumentalists don’t get anywhere near the recognition that the stars acting in the films do. Ganna Pehchaana is a small effort to pay tribute to these artists through short quiz games, live gaming events, engaging blogs revealing little known secrets and other fun content.

Play Live, Play Against Others

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

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

Test Your 90s Bollywood Music Knowledge

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

Get Ready To Score The Highest

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

The correct answers have been mentioned at the extreme end.

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

Sharukh Khan Twinkle Khanna Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chaiyya Chaiya Song Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

Alka Yagnik And Udit Narayan Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

Kumar Sanu Gaana Pehchaana

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(Clue: The song was sung by Kumar Sanu)

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

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

Manisha Koirala Gaana Pehchaana

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(Clue: The music video shows a wedding event)

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

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

Nadeem Shravan Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

Dil Mera Churaya Kyu Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

Bollywood Musicals Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

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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

Romantic Hits From The 60’s Stealing Hearts In 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chaudhvin Ka Chaand Ho (1960)

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Music: Ravi

Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni

Singer: Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Chaudhvin Ka Chaand

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

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

Na Tum Hamein Jaano (1962)

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Music: Hemant Kumar

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Hemant Kumar, Suman Kalyanpur

Movie: Baat Ek Raat Ki

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

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

Din Dhal Jaaye (1965)

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Music: S.D Burman

Lyrics: Shailendra

Singer: Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Guide

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

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

Pukarta Chala Hoon Main (1965)

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Music: O.P Nayyar

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Mere Sanam

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

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

Aye Meri Zohrajabeen (1965)

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Music: Abdul Ghafoor Breshna, Ravi

Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi

Singers: Prabodh Chandra Dey (Manna Dey)

Movie: Waqt

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

Aji Rooth Kar Ab Kahan Jaiyega (1965)

Aji Rooth Kar Ab Kahan Jaiyega Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shankar- Jaikishan

Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Arzoo

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

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

Aao Huzoor Tumko (1968)

Aao Huzoor Tumko Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: O.P Nayyar

Lyrics: Noor Devasi

Singer: Asha Bhosle

Movie: Kismat

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

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

Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera (1969)

Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: S.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Mahendra Kapoor, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Aradhana

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

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

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

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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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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.

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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.

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