Unknown Facts On Sridevi’s Superhit Songs

Our legendary Chandni would have turned 57 this August. It was her birthday a few days back and it’s been 3 years since she left us. We still miss her. We feel sad that we won’t be able to see her on the big screen or enjoy any new songs starring her, but there are already heaps and heaps of Bollywood songs with everybody’s favorite Sridevi dancing or acting in them.

Was Sridevi Born To Act?

Sridevi As Child Murugan On Gaana Pehchaana

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Her journey as a star began when she was a little girl of 4. She first starred as Lord Murugan in a Tamil film and from then on her journey as an actress began.

She did quite a many South Indian movies as a child star before getting to play an adult role at the mere age of 10 and a half. She was a movie diva and a heartthrob in the South Indian cinema industry at the time when she got her first break in Bollywood with Solva Sawan. Solva Sawan was a flop, but 4 years later, her film Himmatwala alongside Jeetendra became one of the highest grossing Hindi Films of all time.

Some of the sweetest Hindi film songs and the biggest hits have Sridevi in them.

Sridevi In Her First Movie

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Let’s discover a few rare facts and trivia about the most famous Sridevi songs in today’s Gaana Pehchaana blog.

Taki O Taki (1983)

Taki O Taki Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics: Indeevar

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Himmatwala

Did you know that Taki O Taki and Himmatwala garnered such love and respect that there was a remake of the entire film as well as this melody?

Many think that the English cum Spanish song by DJ Snake has something to do with Sridevi’s Taki Taki, but it is an entirely separate song. People loved watching her jump and dance with her jumping jack partner Jeetendra.

Her designer churidar suits in satin silk started a trend. Hats off to Bappi Lahiri for so easily pulling off the dancing music. Indeevar penned down the perfect lyrics with Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar doing complete justice to the singing.

Nainon Mein Sapna (1983)

Nainon Mein Sapna Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics: Indeevar, Sameer Anjaan

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Himmatwala

Nainon Mein Sapna is Sridevi’s most iconic dance song from her second Hindi movie. She changed the trends in Bollywood dancing with this song.

  The rhythmic dance beats in the music by Bappi Da will make your heart flutter and your mind sing. Sridevi can be seen dressed as a dancing serpent girl. Indeevar and Sameer, lyricist Anjaan’s son penned down the most beautiful, heart touching lyrics that can set your soul on a graceful, dance journey.

Aaj Abhi Yahi (1984)

Sridevi With Amitabh Bachchan On Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Laxmikant- Pyarelal

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle

Movie: Inquilaab

The movie Inquilaab was an above average earner but this melody is one of the most memorable Sridevi and Amitabh Bachchan melodies ever because the duo was not that popular.

Lakshmi Kant Pyarelal and Anand Bakshi Ji created evergreen songs for Sridevi and obviously Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle were the perfect match for Amitabh Bachchan as well as Sridevi’s fabulous characters.

Kate Nahi Kat Te (1987)

Kate Nhi Kate Te Ye Din Ye Raat GaanaP

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Music: Laxmikant- Pyarelal

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Alisha Chinoy

Movie: Mr. India

After Mr. India people began calling Sridevi the encyclopedia of Acting. Mr. India was a trend setter, being the very first Bollywood Science fiction film.

Sridevi was too good in this song. She added the oomph factor without making it look vulgar. The film was screened at the biggest film festivals and the music including Kate Nahi Kat Te became a hit in the Bollywood Music fraternity because of all the hard work put in by Laxmikant- Pyarelal, Javed Akhtar, Kishore Kumar, Alisha Chinoy, Anil Kapoor and Sridevi.

Oongli Mein Anguthi (1988)

Oongli Mein Anguthi Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Aziz

Movie: Ram Avtar

This track is not one of the best Sridevi tracks, but it is sure to make you reminisce about legendary Sridevi’s immense talent. There are around 3 to 4 versions of this song in the film and it was composed, written and sung according to the situation in the storyline. Sunny Deol and Sridevi were crowned the best pair in Bollywood at that time, because of their mind blowing performance in this.

Chandni O Meri Chandni (1989)

Chandni O Meri Chandni Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shiv-Hari

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Sridevi, Jolly Mukherjee

Movie: Chandni

Chandni was a romantic musical. This massive blockbuster turned into an even more special film because Sridevi lent her divine voice to sing it.

The composers of this melody, Shiv-Hari are actually Shivkumar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia, the widely acclaimed music directors as well as masters of santoor and flute. Shiv and Hari are giants in the world of Hindustani classical music.

Anand Bakshi had already flourished as a lyricist at this point of time. It is still ranked amongst the top 5 songs of Yash Chopra. In fact, Chopra was said to have had a Sridevi hangover and made many of his heroines from other films look similar to Sridevi from Chandni, but no other heroine could pull off the look as Sridevi in her whites from Chandni.

Na Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai (1989)

Na Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Laxmikant, Pyarelal

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Kavita Krishnamuryhy, Amit Kumar

Movie: Chaalbaaz

Na Jaane Kahan Se Aayi was a sensational hit that broke all records. Times of India stated it to be a “Sridevi Classic, where she just looked wow with her chirpy expressions and rain drops patting on her cheeks”. Almost all songs from this movie became successful, but no song or performance can be compared to this one.

Sridevi’s dungaree dress was not in trend during that time, but they have become a fashion statement now.

Sunny Deol and Rajnikanth’s talent became dull in presence of Sridevi’s dazzling acting and dancing. Her expressions and antics widened her fanbase all over the world.

Morni Baga Ma Bole (1991)

Morni Baaga Ma Bole Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shiv-Hari

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Ila Arun

Movie: Lamhe

Lamhe was said to be way ahead of its time and many thought that it would have been more successful if released now. Shivkumar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia made many Sridevi numbers iconic with their ultimate compositions and Anand Bakshi was always there to top it off with the creamy lyrics.

Ila Arun and Lata Mangeshkar sang this together. Lata Ji sang Sridevi’s part and Ila Arun slayed the rest of it. Even Ila ji’s dancing had that traditional Rajasthani flair and obviously Stidevi’s dancing was absolutely amazing beyond words.

Sridevi remarked that working in Lamhe was the most challenging experience of her professional life.

Navrai Majhi (2012)

Navrai Majhi Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Amit Trivedi

Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire

Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Swanand Kirkire, Neelambari Kirkire, Natalie Di Luccio

Movie: English Vinglish

Sridevi made a comeback after 15 long years with English Vinglish. Her character resembled director Gauri Shinde’s mother in real life.

This song is a happy party track with the entire family dancing to it. The marathi lyrics by Swanand Kirkire sounds sugary sweet. Swanand is already an expert at penning down lyrics and this one was more special because he had to create something in his own mother tongue. He also contributed his voice to sing along with Sunidhi Chauhan and the other singers.

The genre of this song was not Sunidhi’s comfort genre but she did a great job along with Swanand, Neelambari and Natalie.

Amit Trivedi as usual did a wonderful job with the music and Sridevi rocked her role while playing a character of her age.

TMK- 285- A Game On The Goddess Of Dancing & Music

Young Sridevi And Young Rekha

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Sridevi dedicated her entire childhood and growing up years to acting, so she had taken a 15 year long break from it and then again returned to acting after a long gap in 2012. Her journey was always full of ups and downs.

Sridevi At Age 6

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We decided to pay tribute to her body of work with the help of a Teen Maar Khan” game called TMK 285- We Miss You Sridevi!!!! Select the game to start playing it. Carefully listen to the song clips before you make the guesses. Remember that more than 3 wrong guesses can get you disqualified. Every correct guess will make you win points and the points will keep getting added to your kitty. Install the app to play the game! 

Roothna Manana In Bollywood Songs

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

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

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

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

Read the GaanaPehchaana blog below.

Shreya Ghoshal

Shreya Ghoshal

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

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

Arijit Singh

Arijit Singh

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

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

Sunidhi Chauhan

Sunidhi Chauhan

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

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

Monali Thakur

Monali Thakur

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

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

Neeti Mohan

Neeti Mohan

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

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

Antara Mitra

Antara Mitra

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

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

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

Nakash Aziz

Nakash Aziz

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

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

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

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

Those who wish to sing always find a song!!

-By Arunima Gupta