Do Birds And Animals Enjoy Hindi Film Songs?

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

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

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

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

The Visiting Crow In Bhor Hote Kaga Pukare- 1969

Bhor Hote Kaaga Pukaare Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Chirag

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

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

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

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

Teetar Ke Do Aage Teetar Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shankar- Jaikishan

Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Mukesh

Movie: Mera Naam Joker

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

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

Nafrat Ki Duniya Ko Chod Ke Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Laxmikant- Pyarelal

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singer: Mohd. Rafi

Movie: Haathi Mere Sathi

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

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

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

O Hansini Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Movie: Zehreela Insaan

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

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

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

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

Kaali Re Kaali Re Tu To Kaali Kaali Re Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Salil Chowdhury

Lyrics: Yogesh Gaud

Singers: Antara Chowdhury

Movie: Minoo

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

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

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

Main Tera Tota Tu Meri Maina Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics: Anjaan, Kishore Kumar

Singers: S. Janaki

Movie: Paap Ki Duniya

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

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

Messenger Pigeon In Kabootar Ja Ja (1989)

Kabootar Ja Ja Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam Laxman

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, S.P. Balasubramaniam

Movie: Maine Pyar Kiya

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

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

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

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

Dancing Peacocks In Mhare Hiwda Mein Naache Mor (1999)

Mhare Hiowda Mein Naache Mor Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam Laxman

Lyrics: R. Kiran

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

Movie: Hum Saath Saath Hain

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

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

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

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

Gaana Pehchaana Makes Musical Gaming Enjoyable!

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

While playing the games, you can make choices for your favourite category of songs, decades, difficulty level and a lot more. You can participate in the live gaming events as well as play the online Teen Maar Khan, Bhagam Bhag and Aur Sunao games.

Install the Gaana Pehchaana app from iOS or Android to discover all that Gaana Pehchaana has to offer to you!

Guess These Hindi Film Songs From Their English Translations!!

We have been playing all kinds of quizzes on Gaana Pehchaana, but never tried our hands at guessing a Bollywood song from it’s english translation, have we?

This time, we’ll be doing just that.

In this blog, we have translated 12 of the most popular Bollywood melodies including both old and new ones into English. Now, it’s your turn to guess the lyrics and recognise the correct song.

If you are a crazy Bollywood Music buff and enjoy listening to all genres of Hindi Film Music from different eras, it will be really easy for you to play this guessing game, as all the songs are popular ones.

Keep checking out the Gaana Pehchaana blog section for fun quizzes, games and trivia. Install the app on your Android or iOS device to explore more!

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Carefully go through the English version of the lyrics given below and guess which Hindi Film song has it been picked from?
  1. Guess at least 10 answers correctly, to be declared the Champion Of Bollywood Music Lyrics!
  1. The correct answers have been mentioned at the extreme end, but make sure that you don’t check the correct answers before playing the game.

QUESTIONS

  1. Because You Are The One, Now You Are The One, You Are Life, You Are Relief, You Are My Pain, You Are My Love.
Kyunki Tum Hi Ho Gaana Pehchaana

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

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  1. The Bangles Speak, The Bracelets Speak, Yes I Have Become Your Beloved. Without You I Feel Aloof. Ohh I’ll Die!
Bole Chudiyan Bole Kangana Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kaala Chashma Song Gaana Pehchaana

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

Barso Re Megha Song Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who Brought Raam and Laxman Together?

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

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

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

Lata Mangeshkar Sang Many Songs For Vijay Patil

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

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

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

Biggest Musical Hits Of Our Generation

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

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

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

Sultana, Sultana Mera Naam Hain Sultana (1979)

Sultana Sultana Mera Naam Hain Sultana Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam- Laxman

Lyrics: Ravindra Rawal

Singer: Usha Mangeshkar

Movie: Taraana

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

Didi Tera Devar Deewana (1989)

Didi Tera Devar Deewana Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam Laxman

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, S P Balasubrahmanyam

Movie: Hum Aapke Hain Koun

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

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

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

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

Dil Deewana (1989)

Dil Deewana Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam-Laxman

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Maine Pyar Kiya

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

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

Sun Beliya Shukriya Meherbani (1991)

Sun Beliya Shukriya Meherbani Song

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Music: Raam-Laxman

Lyrics: Dilip Tahir

Singer: S.P Balasubramaniam, Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: 100 Days

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

complete justice to the relatable music by Raam-Lakshman.

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

Pehla Pehla Pyar Hai (1994)

Pehla Pehla Pyaar Hain Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam-Laxman

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

Singer: S.P Balasubramaniam

Movie: Hum Aapke Hain Koun

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

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

Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999)

Hum Saath Saath Hain Title Song

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Music: Raam Laxman

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

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

Movie: Hum Saath Saath Hain

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

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

Maiyya Yashoda (1999)

Maiyya Yashoda Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam-Laxman

Lyrics: Kiran R

Singers: Alka Yagnik, Anuradha Paudwal

Movie: Hum Saath Saath Hain

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

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

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

Ye To Sach Hai Ki Bhagwan Hain (1999)

Yeh To Sach Hain Ki Bhagwan Hai Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Raam-Laxman

Lyrics: Ravindra Rawal

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

Movie: Hum Saath Saath Hain

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

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

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

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

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

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

Play Live, Play Against Others

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

Bollywood’s Obsession With Zulfen Songs

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

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

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

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

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

Udein Jab Jab Zulfen Teri (1957)

Udein Jab Jab Zulfein Teri Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: O.P Nayyar

Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Naya Daur

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

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

Zulf Ke Phande (1958)

Zulf Ke Phande Mein Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Omkar Prasad Nayyar

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Mohammed Rafi

Movie: Mujrim

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

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

Raat Nikhri Hui Zulf Bikhri Hui (1960)

Raat Nikhri Hui Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Usha Khanna

Lyrics: K Manohar

Singers: Mukesh

Movie: Hum Hindustani

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

Bikhra Ke Zulfen (1961)

Zulf Bikhra Ke Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Ravi

Lyrics: Rajinder Krishan

Singers: Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Nazrana

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

Teri Zulfon Se Judaai To Nhi Maangi Thi (1961)

Zulf Song Dev Anand

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Music: Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri

Singer: Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Jab Pyar KisiSe Hota Hain

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

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

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

Ye Hai Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera (1965)

Yeh Hain Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: O.P Nayyar

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Asha Bhosle

Movie: Mere Sanam

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

Zulfon Ko Hata Le (1966)

Zulfon Ko Hata Le Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: O.P Nayyar

Lyrics: S.H Bihari

Singers: Mohammed Rafi

Movie: Sawan Ki Ghata

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

O Haseena ZulfonWale Jaane Jahan (1966)

O Haseena Zulfonwaali Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi

Movie: Teesri Manzil

In this one Shammi Kapoor, the Elvis Presley of Bollywood and Helen, the Anglo Burmese Dancing Diva light up the stage with their moves. In fact, they made the song more popular. R.D Burman and Asha Bhosle always rocked with these pop and cabaret numbers. The composition is so powerful that it has still not lost it’s charm. Maybe we might even get to hear a remix of it in the future. The part where Shammi plays the Saxophone is worth watching.

Yeh Reshmi Zulfein Yeh Sharbati Aankhein (1969)

Yeh Reshmi Zulfen Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Laxmikant, Pyarelal

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi, Lakshmikant, Pyare Lal

Singer: Mohammed Rafi

Movie: Do Raaste

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

Ye Zulf Kaisi Hai (1972)

Ye Zulf Kaisi Hain Song 1972

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Music: Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Piya Ka Ghar

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

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

Cham Cham (2016)

Cham Cham Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Meet Bros

Lyrics: Kumaar, Meet Bros

Singer: Monali Thakur

Movie: Baaghi

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

Why Zulfen Songs Are So Close To Our Hearts

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

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

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

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An Inseparable Musical Trio And Their Inspiring Bollywood Journey

There’s a saying “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose. Today Gaana Pehchaana brings the story of the most legendary trio in Hindi Film Music “Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy”, that will inspire you to follow your passion.

Shankar, a Software Engineer began learning Classical Music at the age of 5. As he grew up, situations led him to pursue software engineering, but he continued singing along with his engineering and later on Ehsaan who had been composing some advertisement jingles compelled him to give up on his profession to be a full time musician and since then, there has been no looking back for him.

Ehsaan was in Los Angeles, in another corner of the world. He was learning music and learnt a lot in L.A. L.A being the Music Capital of the world. After his return, he once again became involved with jingles. Loy on the other hand belonged to a musical family and first struck his six strings when he was only thirteen. When Loy moved to Delhi, he got the chance to create Music for T.V shows like Fauji, Quiz Time etc. On returning back to Mumbai, he met Ehsaan, with whom he began composing music.

It is Music and the different faiths that bind the 3 of them together.

A Musical Game To Spice Up Your Boring Evenings

Now, we have an interesting TMK GAME (TMK 365) for you all based on the songs of Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonca. If you enjoy playing Musical Games, just install our app and start playing. You have 3 lives, guess the right songs to jump up the levels and stay alive. Win the game to become a Bollywood Musical Champion!

In this blog we’ll talk about a few of their best songs.

Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe (2001)

Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shankar Ehsaan, Loy

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singers: Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, K.K

Movie: Dil Chahta Hai

This used to be “THE PARTY ANTHEM” in the early 2000’s. Kids those days could hear it in almost every birthday party and it had something magnetic about it that made it everybody’s favourite irrespective of their age. At the beginning of the 2000’s Javed Akhtar could be seen penning down almost all the songs composed by Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy including this one. Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan and K.K are just the perfect voices for Amir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna who can be seen breaking the dance floor with their energetic performance.

Baat Meri Suniye To Zara (2003)

Aishwarya Rai Bachan Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singers: Mahalakshmi Iyer and Shankar Mahadevan

Movie: Kuch Naa Kaho

Remember Abhishek and Aishwarya’s fun ched-chad along with some great dancing and singing in “Kuch Naa Kaho”? It seemed to be a different era altogether. Gone are those old days, but Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy’s brilliant composition remains fresh in our minds. Mahalakshmi Iyer and Shankar Mahadevan’s playful voices create a picture perfect scenario and obviously Aishwarya and Abhishek slay with their super duper cute acting.

Rock and Roll Soniye (2006)

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Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singers: Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, Mahalakshmi Iyer

“Rock and Roll Soniye” will take you for a fun family dance session. It is probably the most popular Rock and Roll song of the last decade. Anytime you wish to relax and have a fun time, you can just play this song and groove to its beats. Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy and Javed Akhtar once again rock their skills and obviously Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan and Mahalakshmi Iyer’s voices are the superstars that sound perfect with the dhols and drums.

Tumhi Dekho Na (2006)

Tumhi Dekho Na Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singers: Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik

Movie: Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

This composition is so unique that even if you heard it in 2006, it will stay in some corner of your mind. The track became a record breaking hit, so there is hardly any Indian who did not hear it. The main attraction of the video is Rani Mukherjee’s saree and it’s changing color along with the background. Haven’t heard it yet? Check out the official video to dive into Shahrukh and Rani’s chemistry in the most unexpected locations like a taxi crowded street, a forestland full of gorgeous maple trees, or a Christmas wonderland.

Tere Naina (2009)

Akshay Kumar Deepika Padukone Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy 

Lyrics: Rajat Arora 

Singers: Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya 

Ghoshal

Movie: Chandni Chowk To China

Shankar Ehsaan Loy’s compositions are not inspired from any other song. Their compositions are 100% unique and inspired by the simple things in life. These guys can create music from anywhere in the world.

Tere Naina is one such composition that can straightaway beat thousands of other songs. It is unique, being a fusion of classical and pop and sounds like magic to the ears. The video shows Akshay and Deepika floating high in the night sky with an umbrella in their hands and the bright, big moon behind them.

Sapnon Se Bhare Naina (2009)

Sapno Se Bhare Naina Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singers: Shankar Mahadevan

Movie: Luck By Chance

Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy have a style with all genres of music. Whatever feelings you wish to express, they’ll compose original music based on that. The rhythm, instruments and everything else will be in sync with the circumstances portrayed. Luck By Chance has a great soundtrack with some of the best singers, new and old. This song in particular is about aspiring actors with big dreams, who are trying their best at cracking the auditions. Javed Akhtar had written down the soulful lyrics and Shankar Mahadevan’s voice makes you relate to Farhan Akhtar’s trials.

Senorita (2011)

Senorita ZNMD Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singers: Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol

Movie: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

The movie and this song clearly depict that life is short and you got to enjoy it to the fullest. Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy tried to add some Spanish flavours to the music. Javed Akhtar tried his hand at the superb combination of Spanish and English wordings and surprisingly Farhan, Hrithik and Abhay sing the entire song on their own. The best was their experimentation with the Spanish folk dance “Flamenco” along with the native dancers.

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Most Expensive Songs In The History Of Bollywood!!

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

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

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

Ghar Aya Mera Pardesi (1951)

Ghar Aya Mera Pardesi Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal, Shankar Singh Raghuvanshi

Lyrics: Shailendra

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Awaara

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

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

Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (1960)

Pyar Kiya To Darna Kiya
Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Naushad

Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni

Singers: Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Lata Mangeshkar, Chorus

Movie: Mughal-e-Azam

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

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

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

Lag Ja Gale (1964)

Lag Ja Gale Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Raja Mehndi Ali Khan

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Woh Kaun Thi

There might not be a single Indian who hasn’t heard of “Lag Ja Gale”. It’s about to be 60 years old, but the way it captivates Indian hearts, it is surely a gem of a song. It is worth an infinite amount of money and can make chills run down your spine anytime you listen to it. Shot amidst a barren jungle in the middle of the night, Sadhana and Manoj Kumar’s chemistry, as well as the picturisation of the song, are very different. It was quite an expensive song at that time.

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

Azeem O Shaan Shahenshaah (2008)

Azeem O Shaan Shahenshaah GaanaP

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Music: A.R Rahman

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singer: Bonnie Chakraborty, Mohd Aslam

Movie: Jodhaa Akbar

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

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

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

Malang (2013)

Dhoom Malang Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Pritam

Lyrics: Sameer Anjaan

Singer: Shilpa Rao, Siddharth Mahadevan

Movie: Dhoom 3

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

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

Saturday Saturday (2014)

Saturday Saturday Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Sharib Toshi, Badshah, Titans

Lyrics: Badshah

Singer: Indeep Bakshi

Movie: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

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

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

Gerua (2015)

Gerua GaanaP

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Music: Pritam

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya 

Singers: Arijit Singh, Antara Mitra

Movie: Dilwale

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

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

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

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