Secrets Of The Velvet Voiced Singer- Talat Mahmood

There has never been a singer in Bollywood other than Talat Mahmood, who’s voice has been described as velvety and silky. People say that his songs perfectly describe pain and longing. His singing is at times also said to be the appropriate summation of Shelley’s powerful words, “the pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself”.

Talat Ji made us perceive ghazals in a different light. Whenever we talk of Talat Mahmood, Anil Biswas immediately pops into our head.

Who Moulded Talat Mahmood’s Career?

Talat Mahmood With His Mentor Anil Biswas
Talat Mahmood & Anil Biswas

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Anil Biswas, an established music director in the Hindi Film Industry in those days, who moulded the careers of Lata, Kishore and innumerable other prominent singers, was said to have recognised Talat ji’s talent. Talat had a quivering voice which he himself did not like. Once when Anil asked him to sing, he tried changing his voice, to which Anil remarked that you don’t need to change your voice, your original voice has such an amazing texture that you are sure to reach great heights if you sing in your own voice.

Going Against His Family To Fulfill His Dreams

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Talat Saab hailed from Lucknow and his Urdu pronunciation was the plus point for him to sing in the Bollywood Music industry. Being from Lucknow, he was also the perfect gentleman in every sense of the word. Most of the leading actors loved his personality and respected him.

He belonged to an orthodox family who didn’t support his love for music and singing. So, he went out to make a fortune for himself in the world of music. He got a chance to sing for films in Calcutta, where he sang under the name Tapan Kumar.

After seeing his accomplishments, his family began to support him and asked him to study music, so he joined Marris College of Music, Lucknow (presently Bhatkhande Music Institute). He did not perform well in theory but he excelled in the practicals.

Tribute To Talat Mahmood Through A Fun Game!

There are many such stories from the life of this singer who had a mushy voice that sounded like the rustling of silk or the muffling of a broken heart.

We have created TMK 262, the Silky Voice Of Talat Mahmood as a tribute to his work. This Teen Maar Khan game includes some of his best songs. Install the app to play it and enjoy Gaana Pehchaana with your friends and family.

Here, we’ll be talking about some of his finest songs.

Mera Qarar Leja Mujhe Beqarar Karja (1952)

Mera Qarar Leja Mujhe Beqarar Karja Song

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Rajinder Krishan

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Talat Mahmood

Movie: Aashiana

This is one of the best examples of a duet Talat song along with Lata Mangeshkar. In most of his duets, his co-singers get under the shadows of his brilliance as a singer. Even Lata Ji feared singing with him.

Madan Ji composed a great piece of music. The song can be watched in black and white, but the setting is in a hilly region where two lovers who have loved each other since childhood dedicate this melody to each other.

Sapno Ki Suhani Duniya Ko (1953)

Sapno Ki Suhani Duniya Song

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Music: Shankar- Jaikishan

Lyrics: Shailendra

Singers: Talat Mahmood

Movie: Shikhast

This mellow number belonged to a bygone era when music was perceived in a different way and true melody ruled the day.

Talat ji sang many songs for the handsome hero Dilip Kumar, which brought him to glory. This one composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and written by Shailendra is considered to be a true gem by Talat Mahmood.

Zindagi Denewale Sun Teri Duniya Se Dil Bhar Gaya (1953)

Zindagi Denewale Sun Teri Duniya Se Dil Bhar Gaya

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Music: Ghulam Mohammad

Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni

Singer: Talat Mahmood 

Movie: Dil-E-Nadan

In the beginning, the song makes use of some Western stringed instruments before the track melts into Raaga Bhoop.

It was the most notable track in Dil-e-Nadan and Ghulam Mohammad received a lot of appreciation for it. Shakeel Saab wrote beautifully and it is a favourite by Talat for many music lovers. Talat was also the hero in this film and looked quite appealing.

Hain Sabse Madhur Woh Geet (1953)

Hai Sabse Madhur Wo Geet Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shankar-Jaikishan

Lyrics: Shailendra

Singer: Talat Mahmood

Movie: Patita

Shailendra was inspired for the lyrics of this song from Percy Byshee Shelley’s memorable lines “Our Sweetest Songs are those that tell of saddest thought.”

The music justifies the situation in the song that shows a man consoling a problem stricken, broken woman who had been defeated in life. Talat Mahmood’s singing deserves applause and would give you goosebumps. These songs are immortal and have a special place in the history of Bollywood Music.

Jayen To Jayen Kahan (1954)

Jayen To Jayen Kaha Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: S.D Burman

Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Talat Mahmood

Movie: Taxi Driver (Trivia: Dev Anand married his wife during a lunch break while shooting for Taxi Driver)

A mellow, sweet track that will actually transport you to the 1950’s. S.D Burman won Filmfare for the Talat Mahmood version of this song.

The song is a melancholic one and brings out the feelings of a man who seems to be lost in life. Talat Ji was known all over India and in many countries of the world for singing ghazals of this kind, which was different from the traditional ghazals.

Jalte Hain Jiske Liye (1959)

Jalte Hai Jiske Liye Song

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Music: S.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Talat Mahmood

Movie: Sujata

If ever there was a Talat Mahmood song that ruled over millions of hearts for decades, then it has to be this one. It is phenomenal.

Majrooh Sultanpuri’s lyrics dive into the depths of emotions and S. D Burman’s composition brought to life by Talat’s soft voice still haunts us. The Harmonium could never complement any song with as much finesse as this one. It is magical and remained on top of the Binaca Geetmala charts for the longest time.

Tum To Dil Ke Taar Chhed Kar (1961)

Tum To Dil Ke Taar Ched Kar Song

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Music: Shankar- Jaikishan

Lyrics: Shailendra

Singers: Talat Mahmood

Movie: Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja

The “Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja” movie was a great one but it did not become a massive hit. The storyline about a pilgrimage, the music, compositions, lyrics as well as the acting was the best. The best of all was Talat Mahmood singing this beautiful strain, which was the bonus point about the film.

It is a heart melting Talat Mahmood track that will give you a fuzzy feeling long after you finish listening to it.

Was Talat Mahmood Also An Actor?

Talat Mahmood As An Actor
Talat Mahmood As An Actor

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Talat Mahmood also tried his luck in acting and got the opportunity because of his good looks. He delivered many hits but his acting stint didn’t last for long.

How Talat Mahmood Melted Into Oblivion?

Talat Mahmood In Mauritius
Van Shipley (the famous guitarist), Talat Mahmood and Enoch Daniels (the famous accordionist)

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Once composer Naushad saw him smoking and told him to stop it as it would ruin his god-gifted voice, but he didn’t. With time, his style of ghazals were replaced by peppy pop numbers and his dominance in the industry began fading away.

Later on Pankaj Udhas, Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali and some other Bollywood Ghazal singers followed in his footsteps.

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

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

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

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Gorgeous Eyes & Smitten Bollywood Heroes- PART 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aankhon Hi Aankhon Mein Ishara Ho Gaya Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: O.P. Nayyar

Lyrics: Jaan Nisar Akhtar

Singer: Geeta Dutt

Movie: C.I.D

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

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

O Nigahen Mastana Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Sachin Dev Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Paying Guest

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

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

Teri Aankhon Ke Siva Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Chiraag

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

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

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

Dekhi Hai In Aankhon Ki Mehakti Khushboo Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Hemant Kumar

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Khamoshi

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

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

Aap Ki Aankhon Mein Kuch Mehke Hue Se Raaz Hai

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singers: Kishore Kumar Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Ghar

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

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

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

Humko To Jaan Se Bhi Pyari Hai Tumhari Aankhen GaanaP

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Music: Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri

Singer: Mohd Rafi

Movie: Naina

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

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

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

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

Roz Roz Aankhon Tale Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer: Asha Bhosle, Amit Kumar

Movie: Jeeva

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

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

Naina Da Kya Kasoor Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Amit Trivedi 

Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni

Singer: Amit Trivedi

Movie: Andhadhun

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

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

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

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

Who’s The Biggest Arijit Singh Fan? Take This Quiz To Find Out!

“Arijit Singh”!! Who hasn’t heard of him? He  is the most popular name in the world of Bollywood Music.

“An inspiration for thousands of aspiring singers who dream of making it big in the Music World”.

He taught us that giving up is the last option, even if you fail a thousand times.

 Arijit comes from a musical background, but had to go through a lot of struggle to rise to fame.

His guru, Mr. Rajendra, asked him to participate in a Reality Show. He could not win, but stood 6th in it. A song that he had sung for Sanjay Leela Bhansali, didn’t get selected for some reason and he lost touch with him. Later, he also sang for an album by Tips which did not release. He kept trying, but misfortunes did not leave him and after all the failures he finally got the chance to assist some renowned music directors, which was his stepping stone to success.

This month, it’s his birthday on the 25th of April, so Gaana Pehchaana has created a fun quiz on him. If you are a die hard fan, you’ll surely be able to answer the questions correctly.

Let’s Play!

  1. Which of these tracks was Arijit Singh’s debut song?

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  • Phir Mohabbat
  • Soch Na Sake
  • Kabhi Jo Badal Barse
  1. “O Re Lamhe Tu Kahin Mat Jaa Re” are the lyrics from which song?
Muskurane Ki Wajah Tum Ho Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Jo Tu Mera Humdard Hai
  • Muskurane Ki Vajah Tum Ho
  • Man Mast Magan
  1. At the Age of 18, Arijit Singh participated in which Reality show?
Arijit Singh Fame Gurukul Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Indian Idol
  • Sa Re Ga Ma Pa
  • Fame Gurukul 
  1. Who are Arijit Singh’s favourite singers?
Arijit Singh Guru Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Ghulam Ali, Jagjit Singh and Mehdi Hasan
  • Anup Jalota, Udit Narayan and Anuradha Paudwal
  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Amjad Sabri, Atif Aslam
  1. Arijit Singh owns a NGO for those belonging to the Below Poverty Line. Can you guess the name of his NGO?
Arijit NGO Let There Be Light Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Udaan
  • Helping Hand
  • Let There Be Light
  1. What is Arijit Singh’s total Net Worth?
Arijit Singh's Net Worth Gaana Pehchaana

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  • $4 Million
  • $10 Million
  • $7 Million

7. Complete the lyrics “Ho Akhiyaan Kare Ji Hazoori, Maange Hai Teri Manzoori”.

Man Mast Magan Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Ishq Ki Dhuni Roj Jalaye, Uthta Dhuan To Kaise Chhupaye
  • Chal, Chal Ve Tu Bandeya Uss Galiye Jahaan Koi Kisi Ko Na Jaane
  • Kyunki Tum Hi Ho, Ab Tum Hi Ho, Zindagi Ab Tum Hi Ho

8. Arijit Singh was born in which State/City of India?

Arijit Singh Birth Place Gaana Pehchaana

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  • New Delhi
  • Murshidabad 
  • Mumbai

9. Who were the three gurus who moulded Arijit Singh into what he is today?

Arijit Singh Guruji Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Rajendra Prasad Hazari, Dhirendra Prasad Hazari, Birendra Prasad Hazari
  • Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Shika Ganguly, Sarathi Chatterjee 
  • Ramendra Prasad Hazari, Dhrubendra Prasad Ghosh, Birendra Prasad Ganguly

10. As a kid, which musical instrument was Arijit Singh trained to play?

Tabla And Instruments Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Tabla

11. Can you complete this famous lyric from one of Arijit Singh’s popular songs? “Karte Hain Hum Aaj Qabool Kya Keeje”

Karte Hain Hum Aaj Qabool Kya Keeje Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Acha Chalta Hoon Duaaon Mein Yaad Rakhna
  • Ho Gai Thi Jo Humse Bhool Kya Keeje
  • Agar Tum Sath Ho

12. Arijit Singh is said to have married for the second time, what is his present wife’s name?

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  • Koel Mallik
  • Ruprekha Banerjee
  • Koel Roy

How many answers did you get right? To know the correct answers, scroll down to the end of the blog. Stay tuned for more fun and informative content.

A Teen Maar Khan Game Specially Dedicated To Arijit Singh

The Gaana Pehchaana app has all kinds of interesting Bollywood Musical Games like TMK, Bhagam Bhag and Aur Sunao for the music enthusiasts out there. We also publish informative blogs every week.

The Teen Maar Khan Game called “TMK-371 (Arijit Rules In The 2010’s)”, is specially made keeping Arijit Singh in mind. Listen Carefully to guess and score, but remember that “Teen Maar Khaaya To Gaya”. So, make sure that you don’t select the wrong answer more than 3 times.

Happy Gaming!

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Answers: (Phir Mohabbat), (Muskurane Ki Vajah Tum Ho), (Fame Gurukul 2005), (Ghulam Ali, Jagjit Singh and Mehdi Hasan), (Let There Be Light), ($7 Million), (Ishq Ki Dhuni Roj Jalaye, Uthta Dhuan To Kaise Chhupaye), (Murshidabad), (Rajendra Prasad Hazari, Dhirendra Prasad Hazari, Birendra Prasad Hazari), (Tabla), (Ho Gayi Thi Jo Bhul Humse Kya Keeje), (Koel Roy)

How Bollywood Music Transformed Over The Decades

If you listen to a Bollywood song from the 1960s and compare it to a song from 2010, does it not sound and look completely different?

 Whether it be the music, the video, the lyrics, acting style, dressing or anything else. Over the years, Bollywood Music has gone through major transformations.

Well, Bollywood is nothing without it’s song and dance sequences. Dancing around trees, swirling across the valleys and mountains is what Bollywood has always been known for. These days, many composers are creating remixes of the old songs and the innocence of the yesteryear melodies cannot be found anymore, but technology has made a lot of new things possible. 

This Gaana Pehchaana blog will be a journey through the different decades putting light on the significant features of each decade and how things have been changing.

Let’s find out!

1950’s The Decade Of Close Shots And Eye Movements

O Nigahein Mastana Gaana Pehchaana

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Remember songs like Pyar Hua Ikrar Hua, Aye Dil Mujhe Bata De, Saiyan Dil Mein Aana Re or O Nigahe Mastana? Each of them were big hits. What makes people love them till today? There is no glitz, glamour, no artificial way to attract people. It’s just the simplicity of the looks, dressing and acting that makes them evergreen hits.

Most songs in the 1950’s were shot in static frames and the focus would mainly be on the eyes and eyebrows, the face and movements with a few important cut ins of the moon, the stars or the flowers and leaves. The eyes would express it all. Eyes were the most powerful weapons possessed by the actors in those days.

1960s- The Decade Of Dancing Queens

Piya Tose Naina Lage Re Gaana Pehchaana

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Dancing songs became quite popular in the 1960s. Dancing had a different meaning in the movies of the 60’s and dance sequences were intelligently placed.

Graceful and beautiful actresses like Vyjanthimala, Waheeda Rehman and Mala Sinha who were also well trained in classical dance forms danced in the movies. Their dancing was a way to express joy and had nothing vulgar about it. Watch songs like Hothon Pe Aisi Baat, Raat Khadi Thi Chhat Pe, Piya Tose Naina Lage Re and Hansta Hua Noorani Chehra to experience the flavour of the 60’s.

1970s- The Decade Of Bold Glances And Glamour

Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja Gaana Pehchaana

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1970’s witnessed it all. From being known as the era of cabaret to the era of romance, bold glances and a lot of glamour. Somewhere, the shy and demure actresses of the 50’s seemed to have vanished away.

You’ll come across plenty of party tracks including romantic as well as cabaret numbers. The cabaret songs in the 70’s films were either set at the climax for adding some thrill or you can see the actresses performing it inside the villain’s den. Not all actresses performed it. Only the trained one’s like Helen could be seen doing it. Their piercing glances and body movements hypnotised everyone. Enjoy songs like “Piya Tu Ab To Aaja, Mera Naam Hain Shabnam, Chura Liya Hain Tumne Jo Dil Ko, O Mere Dil Ke Chain, Main Jat Yamla Pagla Deewana to know what Bollywood Music was actually like in the 1970’s.

1980s- The Decade Of Disco And Intense Romance

Laila O Laila Zeenat Aman Gaana Pehchaana

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R.D Burman is said to have ruled over the 80s. The most significant difference between 70s and 80s is that in the 80’s films there were no separate actresses doing the dance sequences. It was the lead heroine who did it. Zeenat Aman and Parveen Babi were the most sought after actresses who danced and acted equally well.

The decade witnessed a lot of craze for disco and disco numbers were becoming popular. Mithun Chakraborty’s I’m a disco dancer was almost like a trend setter. People loved it so much that they danced like crazy while watching it in the cinema halls and certain halls were reported to have broken down.

Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar continued to charm with their voices. New singers like Yesudas, Anwar, Bhupinder Singh and Hemlata began establishing themselves. Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Sridevi, Amrita Singh, Meenakshi Seshadri and a lot of other actors emerged to give a face to these big voices. Bachchan’s songs were action packed as well as romantic whereas the Kapoors could only be seen wooing their ladies. Janu Meri Jaan, Aap Jaisa Koi, Laila O Laila, Raat Baaqi Baat Baaqui, I’m a Disco Dancer, Dekha Ek Khwab etc are a few Bollywood songs representing the 1980’s.

1990s- The Decade Of Celebrations And Fast Music

Pehla Nasha Song Gaana Pehchaana

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1990s being the last decade of the century, witnessed the biggest transformations in terms of technology and picturisation. Many new-age actors and actresses popped in and the old ones made way for the new shining stars. The “Khans” Salman, Shahrukh, Amir and Saif along with actresses Madhuri, Karishma, Sonali Bendre, Manisha Koirala, Tabu, Kajol, Urmila Matondkar etc became onscreen favourites.

Onscreen romance became fearless and things which were considered bold was way too common. Family dramas and celebratory movies like Hum Sath Sath Hain were top favourites. Almost every climax or situation ended up in singing and dancing. The number of dance sequences in a movie went up to such an extent that people would at times get irritated. Television opened up to private productions and VCR as well as cable networks made the songs reach out to a wider audience.

2000s- The Decade That Took Us Far Away From Reality

Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan Gaana Pehchaana

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The Twenty First century came up with music of all kinds, but as the number of movies released went up, the theme of the films degraded. Heaps of good movies were released in the 2000s, but many of them seemed to be out of touch with reality. The compositions became loud. The moves were quick. A lot of skin showing became commonplace.

  Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan turned into the favourite Bollywood pair because of their stunning dance moves and great acting. The Khans continued winning hearts with their Romance or special antics. Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan, Bipasha Basu and a lot of new actresses charmed us with their talent. Happily Ever After songs in the films from the 2000’s made us feel good. Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham was the most well acclaimed movie of this decade.

2010’s- The Decade Of Remixes And Item Numbers In A New Avatar

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These 10 years gave us some of the most popular item numbers packed up with a lot of action. These item songs became the heart-throb of every party. Just the beginning of the decade brought Sheila Ki Jawani and Munni Badnam Hui.

The heroines were shown in a different light. The camera focus would be on the bodies and before you could see how well they perform, the shot would have changed a couple of times. The songs lost all meaning. The quality of lyrics degraded and all we could do was watch the picture perfect Ranbir Deepika, Ranveer Anushka, Varun Alia, Siddharth and Jaqueline look like decked up mannequins even while playing holi, fighting or sweating out. Remixes like Laila O Laila reminded us of Sunny Leone swaying and shaking to a famous song made popular by Zeenat Aman’s graceful moves.

Whatever the case be, even this decade witnessed a few promising lyricists like Swanand Kirkire whose clever lyrics have fitted beautifully into the meters of songs from films like Barfi, Hazaron Khwahishen Aisi, Munna Bhai, English Vinglish, 3 idiots etc.

Whether the old songs or the new songs, every song has something good about it. Each of them is a piece of art, but we somehow miss the Melodies from the olden days, when closeups would be about shooting the facial and eye expressions of the demure heroines and expressive heroes. These days, it’s all about closeups of the hero or heroine’s abs and legs. Earlier, the lyricists took a lot of time to craft lyrics with deep meaning and none of it would be misleading, but nowadays, most of the lyrics don’t make proper sense and are created just for the heck of it. The new decade that has just begun has kind of shifted to the OTT platforms and the music will be going through lots of new changes.

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Bollywood And Bombay An Inseparable Combination

The city of dreams Bombay is synonymous with Bollywood. India’s majestic film industry and one of the largest movie machines on earth, we know Bollywood to be the biggest entertainment hub of the country. It has been home to millions of acclaimed Bollywood superstars from all over the world and continues to influence Bollywood in more ways than one.

Mentioned below are a few interesting facts and stories based on some famous Bombay-based songs. Enjoy them on the GaanaPehchaana Bollywood Games App.

Yeh Hain Bombay Meri Jaan (1956)

Ye Hain Bombay Meri Jaan

Music: O.P Nayyar

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Geeta Dutt, Mohammed Rafi

Movie: C.I.D

These hit songs from the golden era had nothing loud, gory or extraordinary about them. “Yeh Hain Bombay Meri Jaan” is a sober, plain and simple song from the 1956 film “C.I.D” sung by Mohammad Rafi and Geeta Dutt. You’ll be absolutely mesmerised with the way Johnny Walker depicts the harsh realities of Bombay and how people should be careful about not falling into any trap.

Dekhne Mein Bhola Hain (1960)

Suchitra Sen Dev Anand

Music: S.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Asha Bhosle

Movie: Bambai Ka Babu

A smashing thriller directed by Raj Khosla and written by Rajinder Singh Bedi. The film starring Dev Anand and Suchitra Sen in an extremely rare appearance in Hindi cinema presents us with this awesome number composed by S.D Burman and written by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Dev Anand’s charisma, Suchitra’s demeanour and Asha Bhosle’s sweet voice will keep you glued to this song.

Bambai Ke Ye Babu (1965)

Bambai Ke Ye Babu
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Music: Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics: Asad Bhopali

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Hum Sab Ustad Hain

“Bambai Ke Yeh Babu”, an old song from the less known 1965 movie, “Hum Sab Ustad Hain” will absolutely melt your heart like butter. Lata Mangeshkar was “THE SINGING DIVA” in those days. A Nightingale who absolutely took over the Bollywood Music Industry with her divine voice.

Bombay To Goa Title Song (1972)

Kishore Kumar Bombay To Goa

Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Rajendra Krishna

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Movie: Bombay To Goa

Kishore Kumar makes a guest appearance in this fantastic number from the 1972 blockbuster Indian adventure comedy film starring Amitabh Bachchan and Aruna Irani. You get to watch a train scene in this song where a bewildered lady is seen travelling on a train when she suddenly bumps into her fellow passengers who make her feel happy and comfortable. Kishore Kumar’s charm and fabulous singing skills are worth a thousand dimes.

Bambai Se Aaya Mera Dost (1977)

Bambai Se Aaya Mera Dost
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Music: Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics: Shaili Shailendra

Singer: Bappi Lahiri

Movie: Aap Ki Khatir

Take a chill pill with this smashing Bollywood number sung by the legendary Bappi Lahiri himself. This track has enticed generations of Bollywood Music lovers because of its simplicity, rawness and the happiness that it brings along. Bappi rocks both the composition as well as the singing.

Ee Hai Bambai Nagariya Tu Dekh Babua (1978)

Don Amitabh Bachchan Bombay

Music Director: Kalayanji Anandji

Lyrics: Anjaan

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Movie: Don

The best song from the super-blockbuster 1978 film “Don” starring the great Amitabh Bachchan and Kalyanji-Anandji’s beautiful music portraying the majestic city of Bombay in all its glory will make you feel good. You can tap your feet to the classic beats and dance like crazy along with Amitabh who is the centre of attraction for all the people gathered.

Oh Mama Mama Hum Toh Hai Mumbaiya (2001)

Oh Mama Hum Toh Hain Mumbaiya

Music: Harris Jayaraj

Lyrics: Sameer

Singer: Sonu Nigam

Movie: Rehna Hain Tere Dil Mein

An absolutely smashing party number from the not so hit film “Rehna Hain Tere Dil Mein”, vividly depicts the life of Mumbai men. R. Madhavan, Diya Mirza and Saif Ali Khan make this movie a treat for the eyes, whereas Harris Jayaraj and Sonu Nigam have given us something that will be a treat for our ears.

Bombay has always been an inseparable part of Bollywood. Many top rated Bollywood Songs are inspired from the tales surrounding the huge city of Dreams, Mumbai. Hope you guys had a great time reading this blog. 🙂

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Vishal-Shekhar Create A Sensation With The Student Of The Year 2 Songs

Album Info


Music: Vishal-Shekhar
Lyrics: Anvita Dutt Guptan, Vayu, Kumaar
Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Payal Dev, Kishore Kumar, Dev Negi, Neha Kakkar, Shekhar Ravjiani, Sanam Puri, Neeti Mohan

Did you absolutely love “Student Of The Year 1”? That movie made our hearts skip a beat or two, but what about the second part starring Tiger Shroff, Ananya Pandey and Tara Sutaria? Vishal-Shekhar has created a phenomenal playlist for this film. The super-cool, breezy film portraying the vivaciousness of college life has the most catchy soundtrack along with a few remakes.

Let’s enjoy the GaanaPehchaana Review below..

The Jawaani Song

The Jawaani Song Student Of The Year 2

“Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” is by far the top-rated and the most loved track in the “SOTY 2” album. The original music composition has been retained. Most of the lyrics remain the same as the original. Vishal Dadlani and Payal Dev are the new playback singers for this song but some of the parts still remain the original parts sung by Kishore Kumar. RATING: 5/5

Mumbai Dilli Di Kudiyan

Mumbai Dilli Di Kudiyan

“Maine Suna Hain Mumbai Dilli Di Ya Kudiyaan, Raat Bhar Ni Sondiya” is topping all the hit party playlists. Vayu has been very creative with the lyrics. Dev Negi, Payal Dev & Vishal Dadlani absolutely kill with their fantastic singing. This song will surely ignite your senses and make you extremely happy. RATING: 4/5

Hook Up Song

The Hook Up Song Student Of The Year 2

The hookup song is an absolute winner. Vishal Shekhar deserves hooting for the fabulous composition. Neha Kakkar and Shekhar Ravjiani rock in their genre of singing. “Lele Number Mera, Baad Mein Message Mujhko Kar Dena / Khudko Samajh Ke Lucky, Mujhse Hook Up Tu Kar Le Na” is the most hooking phrase of this song and is going to get you glued to it. RATING: 3/5

Fakira

Fakira Song Student Of The Year 2

This song doesn’t top our list. We expected it to be better, but somehow our expectations got ruined. It’s a romantic ballad which puts light to Rohan and Shreya’s relationship as they start discovering each other and begin to see each other in a different light. Sanam and Neeti Mohan show their expertise in singing this song but anyhow this song fails to live up to our expectations. RATING:3/5

Main Bhi Nhi Soya

Main Bhi Ni Soya Song SOTY 2

Arijit Singh fills up this song with intense emotions. His vocals come about as soothing and heart-touching. Anvita Dutt Guptan’s lyrics are all about free-flowing emotions that will soothe your senses. Enjoy this track on the GaanaPehchaana Hindi Film Music gaming app now and let us know your reviews. RATING: 4/5

Jatt Ludhiyane Da

Jatt Ludhiyane Da

A full-on energetic track “Jatt Ludhiyane Da” stars the damn hot Tiger Shroff and the extremely glamorous Tara Sutaria. This one’s not an extremely original or impressive track but Dadlani and Payal Dev aren’t bad. Even, Deane Sequeira manages the rap part really well. RATING: 2/5

We are extremely happy with the songs that have been composed by Vishal Shekhar and sung by some of our expert musical geniuses. The film’s box office records are quite staggering and the songs seem to be straight out of some High-School Musical Like Fantasy film.

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OUR PICK(S): We select “The Jawaani Song” as our most favourite song from the album.

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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The Kesari Songs Portray True Punjabi Flavours

 

Album Info
Music: Jasbir Jassi, Tanishk Bagchi, Arko, Chirantan Bhatt, Arko, Gurmoh, Jasleen Royal
Lyrics: Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Tanishk Bagchi, Manoj Muntashir, Kumaar, Kunwar Juneja, Guru Govind Singh Ji
Singers: Jasbir Jassi, Arijit Singh, Asees Kaur, B Praak, Romy, Brijesh Shandilya, Jazzy B, Sukhwinder Singh, Romy B

Another Akshay Kumar starrer with a fabulous plot that follows the events leading to the Battle of Saragarhi, military combat between 21 soldiers of the Sikh Regiment of the British Army and 6,000–10,000 Afridi and Orakzai mountain tribesmen from Afghanistan in 1897.

The music🎼 of the film🎦 has been composed by Tanishk Bagchi, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Chirantan Bhatt, Jasbir Jassi, Gurmoh and Jasleen Royal with lyrics written by Kumaar, Manoj Muntashir, Kunwar Juneja and Tanishk Bagchi.

The songs have garnered all kinds of positive➕ and negative➖ reviews. Haven’t heard them yet? Read the GaanaP review and let us know which song you love the most. Enjoy fun Bollywood Games exclusively on the GaanaP app.

Ek Onkaar

Ek Onkaar

“Ek Onkaar” as we know represents the one and the only supreme reality and is a central tenet of the Sikh religious philosophy. Jasbir Jassi Bains’ loud and vibrating voice booms through in a beautiful way, hence exuding divine magic. RATING: 4/5

Ve Maahi

Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra

 

A sweet and spicy composition by Tanishk Bagchi sung beautifully by the experts Arijit Singh and Asees Kaur. “Ve Maahi” is a heavenly romantic number penned down by Bagchi himself. RATING: 5/5

Teri Mitti

Teri Mitti Song Kesari

 

A mindblowing, patriotic number which will make emotions ooze out of you and make you nostalgic for your land, your country etc. Manoj Muntashir and Kumaar have penned down the most heartfelt lyrics. Arko Pravo and Tanishk’s composition, as well as B Praak’s singing, will make you swoon and fall in love with this song. RATING: 4/5

Sanu Kehndi

Sanu Kehndi Gaana Kesari

“Sanu Kehndi” is a jhakaas, dance number that will make you put on your party shoes and dance💃🏽 like crazy. Romy and Brijesh Shandilya have sung it really well. The dhol by Hanif Aslam & Group and live rhythms and percussions conducted by Dipesh Varma are impressive. They also add to the Punjabiness of the track, but the lyrics by Kumaar outshine everything else. RATING: 3/5

Ajj Singh Garjega

Ajj Singh Garjega

This power-packed song sung by Jazzy B starts with the beautiful music from the Punjabi folk instrument Tumbi. The fierce, patriotic spirit shown by Akshay Kumar and the other warriors is worthy of appreciation and accolades. Kunwar Juneja’s deep lyrics will surely motivate you. RATING: 3/5

Deh Shiva

Deh Shiva-Sukhwinder Singh Jasleen Royal

“Deh Shiva” has both the male and the female versions of it. The male version is sung by Sukhwinder Singh and the female version by Jasleen Royal. You’ll love Jasleen Royal’s version more than the male one, as she has composed the music on her own. The lyrics have been written by the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji himself. This song is a dose of spirituality and is unlike anything else that you’ve heard before. RATING: 5/5

Akshay Kumar has been performing some great roles in the past few years. These songs have received excellent reviews as compared to any other Bollywood songs recently. All of them are original creations and will cheer you up anytime you listen to them. Visit the link  https://goo.gl/gYb3YM to listen to the songs from “Kesari”, to play engaging Hindi Film Music Games, click  Bollywood Musical games or read interesting blogs and reviews on GaanaP!

 

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

Which is your favourite?

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

These Handsome Male Punjabi Singers Have Made It Big In Bollywood

Bollywood is one of the biggest film industries. It has charmed people the world over with its fabulous song and dance numbers. The best part is that it welcomes artists from all over the globe with welcoming arms.

Punjab has an endless number of uber cool singers who have made it quite big in Bollywood.

Let us read this blog to know more about how some of the most sought-after Punjabi singers who won over Bollywood with their dapper style, excellent dance moves, superb singing skills and never-ending charm.

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Rhythm Dhol Bass

Rhythm Dhol Bass

  • RDB was formed by 3 British Sikh brothers in the year 1997. Their style blends western genres with traditional Punjabi beats.
  • Their musical journey began with singing at the gurdwara, where they used to assist their father in performing in front of the community at the local gurdwara, playing the harmonium and the tabla. This gave them a great understanding of their musical creativity. They have created an endless number of songs for hit movies like “Namastey London”, “Singh Is King”, “Kambakht Ishq”, “Tanu Weds Manu” etc.

Badshah

Badshah

  • Just the name Badshah can bring a smile to your face. Badshah is a hugely renowned Indian rap-music composer, rapper and co-singer, known for his Hindi, Haryanvi and Punjabi songs. He kickstarted his career in the year 2006, with his close buddy Yo Yo Honey Singh. Together they formed Band Mafia Mundeer and gained massive popularity.
  • Badshah split from Honey in 2012 and became famous with his independent Haryanvi song “Kar Gayi Chull”. “Kar Gayi Chull”? seems familiar! No? You must have heard this song in the 2016 Bollywood movie, Kapoor & Sons. His music has been featured in Bollywood soundtracks for movies like “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya” and “Khoobsurat”.

Diljit Dosanjh

Diljit Dosanjh

  • Diljit’s successful career began during his school days when he started his journey as a singer by singing Kirtans at local Gurudwaras. Diljit Dosanjh has become a heartthrob not just in Punjab, but all over the world.
  • He is a sensational actor, singer, television presenter and social media celebrity, who works in Punjabi and Hindi cinema. Dosanjh made his Hindi Film Music debut with Udta Punjab in 2016, for which he earned the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.

Yo Yo Honey Singh

Yo Yo Honey Singh

  • Honey Singh was born as Hirdesh Singh and studied music at the Trinity School in the United Kingdom. He is a fabulous music director, songwriter, Indi-pop singer, music producer and film actor.
  • His first song in Bollywood films was “Shakal Pe Mat Ja”, featuring Gagan Sidhu. Singh charged Rs. 7 million for a song in the film “Mastan”. This was the largest amount paid to a song artist in Bollywood to date, making him one of the highest-paid singers in Bollywood.

Mika Singh

Mika Singh

  • Mika Singh has become a household name but did any of you know that he’s the younger brother of Daler Mehdi. He began his career at an early age and has released several solo albums. He has also made appearances on various reality shows, becoming a well-loved star in the country.
  • Mr Mika has a wide range of Bollywood songs to his credit, the prominent ones being”Bas Ek King” (Singh Is Kinng), “Mauja Hi Mauja” (Jab We Met), “Ibn-e-Batuta” (Ishqiya), and “Dhanno” (Housefull).

Hans Raj Hans

Hans Raj Hans

  • Hans Raj Hans was a sensation in the late nineties and early 2000s.  He was born in the village of Shafipur, near Jalandhar, Punjab and started singing Punjabi folk, devotional and Sufi music.
  • As a child, he learned from music director Charanjit Ahuja and sang some of his best Bollywood songs for films like “Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety”-2018, “Mausam”-2019, “Patiala House”-2011 and “Bend It Like Beckham”-2002.

Master Saleem

Master Saleem

  • Master Saleem was born as Saleem Shahzada in Shahkot, near Jalandhar Punjab. He is the son of the famous Sufi singer Ustad Puran Shah Koti, who was also the guru of eminent folk singers like Hans Raj Hans, Jasbir Jassi and Sabar Koti, thus Saleem inherited a rich musical heritage right from his childhood.
  • At the mere age of seven, Saleem gave his very first public performance at the prestigious opening ceremony of Bathinda Doordarshan with his song “Charkhe Di Ghook”.
  • Later Shankar Mahadevan of the famous composing-singing trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy heard his singing performances at a Jagran which was being aired on television, thus Saleem was chosen for his single “Mast Kalandar” from “Hey Babyy” under their expert music direction. The song was a sensation and launched his Hindi Film Music career.

Bollywood dreams are for everyone and these top Punjabi singers are no less than any of the Bollywood singing sensations. Loved reading these less known facts about the biggest gayaks of Punjab? Let us know your opinion in the comments section.

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.

– By Arunima Gupta