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.

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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.

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Guess These Hindi Film Songs From Their English Translations!!

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

This time, we’ll be doing just that.

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

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

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

INSTRUCTIONS

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

QUESTIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kaala Chashma Song Gaana Pehchaana

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

Barso Re Megha Song Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

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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

Test Your 90s Bollywood Music Knowledge

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

Get Ready To Score The Highest

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

The correct answers have been mentioned at the extreme end.

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

Sharukh Khan Twinkle Khanna Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chaiyya Chaiya Song Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

Alka Yagnik And Udit Narayan Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

Kumar Sanu Gaana Pehchaana

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(Clue: The song was sung by Kumar Sanu)

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

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

Manisha Koirala Gaana Pehchaana

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(Clue: The music video shows a wedding event)

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

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

Nadeem Shravan Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

Dil Mera Churaya Kyu Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

Bollywood Musicals Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

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Answers:

Q1.  1. Hum To Deewane Huye

Q2. 2. Chand Chupa Badal Mein

Q3. 3. O Oh Jane Jaana

Q4. 2. Chaiyya Chaiyya

Q5. 3. Gore Gore Mukhde Pe

Q6. 1. Ae Kaash Ke Hum

Q7. 3. Kehna Hi Kya

Q8. 1. Tu Shayar Hai Main Teri Shayari

Q9. 2. Dil Mera Churaya Kyun?

Q10. 3. Bahon Ke Darmiyan

What’s The Real Truth Behind Bollywood Song Remixes?

Recently, we got to witness lots of debates revolving around remixes in Bollywood. What is it about remixes that makes people love or hate them? Are they good or bad? 

Why an increasing number of remixes in Bollywood Music albums has left people wondering about the dearth of creativity in the Music industry?

Today, Gaana Pehchaana is going to reveal everything about remixes.

How Remixes Attract People?

2010’s were considered to be the decade of remixes in Bollywood. Obviously, these songs became popular because people heard them and loved them. Until and unless people loved them, film directors, producers and labels would not think about recreating them. The idea of creating remixes started in Bollywood and has become normal for all regional Indian cinema in different languages.

The Struggle Between Remixes, Composers & Lyricists

Music composers and singers feel that remixes kill creativity and don’t allow the creative juices to flow freely.

Film directors, producers and labels are inclined towards remixes because they have the capacity to become overnight hits and in turn produce a lot of money. Though, when it comes to the music composers, usually the lazy ones are said to opt for remixes, but most of them don’t have their say in it. They are compelled to create them, unless they remain adamant.

Hook Lines- The Life Lines Of Bollywood Music

Another thing about hit Bollywood numbers including remixes are the hook lines. The popularity of a song is believed to depend on the one or two catchy lines that linger on in the minds of listeners. Even composers and lyricists are asked to focus on the hook lines instead of the antara, mukhra or any other part. So, we have also mentioned the hook lines of the remixes that we’ll be discussing.

In this week’s Gaana Pehchaana blog, Let’s know more about a few of the most popular Bollywood remixes of all time.

The Humma Song (1995, 2017)

The Humma Song Gaana Pehchaana

Sources: https://bit.ly/3clA25X, https://bit.ly/3gc8FMV

Music: AR Rahman, Badshah, Tanishk Bagchi

Lyrics: Mehboob

Singers: Jubin Nautiyal, Badshah, Shashaa Tirupati

Hook Line: Humma humma…

Humma humma humma

Hey hamma hamma..

Humma humma humma

Movie: Bombay, Ok Jaanu

The original song and movie were in Tamil as well as Hindi. The revamped version is only in Hindi and sounds brilliant. Middle Eastern tunes along with the rhythms of the Saxophone bring about the charm in the melody.

We absolutely love watching Shraddha and Aditya dancing to the song in a multicolored, hallucinating room, in which they have most probably been locked together. What’s better than celebrating their good time with this mind-blowing composition sung in a new style.

The soundtrack for the original film was one of the best selling albums in Bollywood that crossed over 15 million units. The remix has been showered with a lot of love and respect as well.

Lift Teri Band Hai (1997, 2017)

Lift Teri Band Hai Song Gaana Pehchaana

Source: https://bit.ly/3ijZ4X2

Music: Sandeep Shirodkar ft Anu Malik

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

Singer: Anu Malik and Neha Kakkar

Hook Line: Aaja aaja, aaja band baja leke aaja,

Teri yaad sataaye doolhe raja ab to aaja

Movie: Judwaa, Judwaa 2

Phenomenal lyrics brought to life through Dev Kohli’s mastermind. “Oonchi Hai Building” is sure to take you on a roller coaster ride. Whether it be the Salman, Rambha, Karishma pair or the Varun, Tapsee, Jacqueline pair, both the versions are great. 

Sandeep Shirodkar did not make any massive changes to Anu Malik’s composition. The change is all about the minor alterations in technology and trends, which gives the new song a different appearance. It doesn’t matter how crazy or offbeat the song sounds, it can make anybody dance to it’s beats like a crazy buffoon.

Aankh Marey (1996, 2018)

Aankh Marey Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Tanishk Bagchi

Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed

Singers: Neha Kakkar, Mika Singh & Kumar Sanu

Hook Line: Oh ladki aankh marey, aankh maare, Oh ladki aankh marey, aankh marey

Movie: Tere Mere Sapne, Simmba

These days Tanishk Bagchi is the best composer for making remixes. He agrees to the director and producer’s choice of having a remix and we find that the maximum remixes have been made by him. To be honest, this song was a great attempt.

The best part was Arshad Warsi making a cameo appearance in a section sung by Kumar Sanu. We literally enjoyed that bit as Arshad was also there in the  original 1996 song from Tere Mere Sapne sung by Sanu. Popular, award winning lyricist Shabbir Ahmed got lucky that a song written by him could be heard everywhere once again, after a decade or more.

Even the song video became a smashing hit as we danced along with Sara and Ranveer who gave their best performances under Rohit Shetty’s fabulous direction.

Maine Tujhko Dekha (1997, 2018)

Maine Tujhko Dekha Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Amaal Mallik

Lyrics: Kumaar

Singers: Neeraj Shridhar, Sukriti Kakar

Hook Line: Neend churayi meri, kisne oh sanam?

Tune… tune…

O.. Chain churaya tera, kisne oh sanam?

Tune… tune… o o o…

Movie: Ishq, Golmaal Again

Bollywood music lovers just can’t get over this number. Even recently, we had the Neend Churai Meri version from Ishq recorded in our brains when the new Maine Tujhko Dekha version came out. The best part was that Ajay Devgan came back with his supersonic performance in a modern avatar. This time, it was opposite Parineeti Chopra instead of Kajol. Amaal Mallik rehashed the Anu Malik version very carefully.

The original lyrics by Rahat Indori had a lot more rhyme and rhythm than this one. Neeraj Shridhar and Sukriti Kakkar took up the biggest responsibility. They sang the remix of a song originally sung by the likes of musical geniuses like Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu and Kavita Krishnamurthy.

Ek Do Teen (1988, 2018)

Ek Do Teen Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Sandeep Shirodkar

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singer: Palak Mucchal

Hook Line: Ek do teen chaar paanch chhe saat aath nau do gyarah barah terah x (2)

Movie: Tezaab, Baaghi 2

“Ek Do Teen” was a massive sensation. It was so well received by the Indian audience that after Tezaab’s release every dance lover could be seen matching their steps to this song. The song became an emotion and Saroj Khan won a filmfare for her brilliant choreography.

Even Madhuri’s life and career changed after it. Every filmmaker and producer wanted to get a dance number done by Madhuri for their film. Senior actresses were put behind her in the dance sequences, as filmmakers believed that nobody could do it better than her.

Javed Akhtar’s lyrics have not been tarnished in the remix. Mr Akhtar said that when Lakshmikant Pyarelal first narrated the tune, they had used dummy numbers, but he felt that he could keep the numbers in the lyrics, so he did that and it was a hit. Palak Mucchal deserves accolades for singing the original Alka Yagnik version so beautifully that nobody could make out the difference.

Dus Bahane 2.0 (2005, 2020)

Dus Bahane Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Vishal & Shekhar

Lyrics: Panchhi

Singers: KK, Shaan, Tulsi

Hook Line: Dus bahane karke le gaye dil, le gaye dil

Movie: Dus, Baaghi 3

Vishal-Shekar were asked to recreate this big hit of theirs keeping in mind the Bollywood frenzy audience who went crazy over the original “Dus Bahane Karke Le Gaye Dil”.

The fast beats and peppy music that make you sway your body the moment you hear it has something iconic about it. KK and Shaan returned to sing it along with Tulsi Kumar after so many years. The new version starring Tiger and Shraddha will make your adrenaline rush faster than ever. If you are hosting a party or get-together of some kind, you can always keep this number on repeat to create an electrifying ambience.

Muqabla (1994, 2020)

Muqabala Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Tanishk Bagchi

Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed, Tanishk Bagchi

Singers: Yash Narvekar, Parampara

Hook Line: Munh Kaala, Muqabla

Laila, Oh Ho Laila

Mukabla Subhan Allah Laila

Oh Ho Laila

Movie: Humse Hai Muqabala, Street Dancer 3D

We can define the new Muqabla as a fresh version of a cult number that is equally popular and loved by the audience as the old one.

Nothing can beat the original A.R Rahman composition for the Tamil film Kadhalan dubbed in Hindi as Humse Hai Muqabla. The original lyrics by P.K Mishra were tweaked a bit to suit the situation of the new song. Even after so many years Prabhudeva has set the stage on fire with his fantastic dance moves. Hats off to Remo D Souza for visualizing the entire theme and bringing the dancing hero back to the pavilion.

Copyright law in India considers composers who create music to be the original owner of a song. It does not consider a singer as the owner and in case you are creating a remix, you need to take permission from the original composer and he or she has complete rights to listen to it, get changes made and decide whether you can release your remix or not.

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Can You Score A 10/10 In This Amit Trivedi Quiz?

In times like these when creativity has taken a toll in the Bollywood Music Industry, composers like Amit Trivedi are hard to find. He is a pure representation of passion, dedication, innovation and creativity despite being lured by producers and labels into creating remixes.

His love for making music is greater than money, fame or quick success, so he does not believe in remixes or copying music that has already been done and dusted with.

He is like a whiff of fresh air in the otherwise mundane music scenario.

His rise to prominence came with Dev.D, but even his first film “Aamir” got him showered with a lot of love and respect. Dev. D became a hit particularly because of the songs. It was the first time in the history of Bollywood that the songs of a film helped it become a blockbuster hit.

Enjoy The Game “TMK-272, A Tribute To Amit Trivedi”

Amit Trivedi In The Composing Studio
Amit Trivedi in his studio

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Born and brought up in a simple Gujrati family from Ahmedabad, Amit made a place for himself in the industry all on his own. It is his talent and calibre that helped him reach where he is today. We have specially created a Teen Maar Khan game on the Gaana Pehchaana app to celebrate his amazing compositions and passion for music. Install the app on Android or iOS to play it.

In today’s blog, we have another game for you. A quiz based on songs composed by Amit Trivedi. There will be 10 questions. Let’s see how many of you can guess the answers correctly. The one who guesses them all will be the king of the quiz.

The correct answers have been mentioned at the extreme end.

  1. Here are the lyrics of an Amit Trivedi song translated into English. Can you guess the name of the song?

“Say sweet sweet words, let the syrup mix in my ears, let the drums beat, and in the fun you dance.”

Amit Trivedi Composing Gal Mithi Mithi Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Ishaqzaade
  • Dhak Dhuk
  • Gal Mitthi Mitthi

2. Which of these Amit Trivedi songs has the word Bhanwre in the second line?

Sawaar Loon Song Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Sawaar Loon
  • London Thumakda
  • Qaafirana

3. Which of these songs is the only remix created by Amit Trivedi?

Halka Halka Remix Amit Trivedi

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  • Aahatein
  • Halka Halka
  • Iktara

4. In which of these Amit Trivedi songs do we hear a blind man singing?

Naina Da Kya Kasoor Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Naina Da Kya Kasoor
  • Aaj Se Teri
  • Sweetheart

5. Which of these instruments did Amit Trivedi use in the “Aazaadiyan” song from the film Udaan?

Aazadiyan Song From Udaan Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Banjo, Tabla, Conga Drum, Flute and Mouth Organ
  • Xylophone, Mandolin, Dafli, Harmonium and Piano
  • Guitar, Sitar, Shakers, Drums and Violins

6. Which of these lines have been picked up from the “Sham Bhi Koi” song composed by Amit Trivedi?

Shaam Bhi Koi Song Gaana Pehchaana

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a. Hilla de chaldi, Tuk tuk tu kardi,

Make up tu kardi yaar.

Angrezi padhdi, Git-pit tu kardi

Jimme queen saddi Victoria.

b. Jagmagati, jhilmilati

Palak palak pe khwaab hai

Sun ye hawayein gungunaye

Joh geet lajawab hai.

c. Kabhi hath pakad ke tu mera

Chal de, chal de

Kabhi hath chuda ke main tera

Chal doon, chal doon.

7. Which of these awards has not been won by Amit Trivedi?

 Amit Trivedi Awards

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  • Filmfare Awards
  • Global Indian Music Academy Awards
  • IIFA Awards

8. Which Amit Trivedi song has been influenced by the folk genre “Baul Sangeet” and has the use of Ektara in it?

Monta Re Song Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Monta Re
  • Tu Hi Hai
  • Hu Ba Hu

9. Which popular Bollywood song about 3 passionate friends trying to start a Cricket Academy was composed as well as sung by Amit Trivedi?

Manjha Song Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Badra Bahaar
  • Manjha
  • Love You Zindagi

10. For Which Popular Bollywood Film Album did Amit travel to Amsterdam and Paris in search of inspiration and to get some idea about how people celebrate life in these places, so that he could infuse the local flavours in his songs?

Queen Music Album Gaana Pehchaana

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a. Aisha

b. Shaandaar

c. Queen 

How Amit Gets His Musical Inspirations In The Middle Of The Night?

Amit Trivedi With Anurag Kashyap

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Amit Trivedi confesses that musical inspirations come to him even in the midnight around 3am, 4am and there are times when he’s just left clueless and is not able to create anything. There is no specific place or time for an idea or inspiration to come to mind.

A composer needs to get a good idea about the script of the film, the situation and all to create the best music.

Amit is not just a renowned Bollywood Music composer, but he has started working on his independent label called “ATAzaad” as well.

Did you know that before coming into the Bollywood world and getting noticed by Anurag Kashyap, he worked for a long time creating advertisement jingles?

His biggest inspiration is A.R Rahman, whom he considers to be the God of Music. As a child, he was very naughty and didn’t do well in school, so he literally got expelled from his history class for a year. Now, he feels that all his naughtiness has shifted towards his music.

Features Specially Curated For Music Lovers

Gaana Pehchaana is the ultimate destination for Bollywood Music lovers. It’s an interactive app where you get to play musical guessing games like Teen Maar Khan, Bhagam Bhag and Aur Sunao. Teen Maar Khan has innumerable themes. You can choose one, based on your choice and start playing, but make sure you don’t guess more than 3 answers wrong, otherwise you’ll be out. For Bhagam Bhag and Aur Sunao you can select your decade and difficulty level. Bhagam Bhag is all about guessing the songs within the shortest time and in Aur Sunao, you can continue listening to the clips if you don’t recognise them in one go.

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

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

A Musical Pair Unlike No Other- PART 2

Hello everyone! 😃

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

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

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

What Kept R.D Burman Going?

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

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

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

Kya Janoon Sajan (1967)

Kya Jaanu Sajan Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Baharon Ke Sapne

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

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

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

Bhai Battur (1968)

Bhai Battur Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Rajendra Krishan

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Padosan

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

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

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

Mere Naina Sawan Bhadon (1976)

Mere Naina Sawan Bhadon Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Mehbooba

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

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

Dekho Maine Dekha Hain Ye Ek Sapna (1981)

Dekho Maine Dekha Hain Ye Ek Sapna Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Amit Kumar

Movie: Love Story

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

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

Tere Liye Palkon Ki Jhalar (1981)

Tere Liye Palkon Ki Jhalkar Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Nida Fazli

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Harare

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

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

Jaane Kaise Kab Kahan Iqrar (1982)

Jaane Kaise Kab Kaha Iqrar Ho Gaya Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Shakti

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

Tujhse Naraaz Nahin Zindagi (1983)

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Anoop Ghoshal

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

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

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

What Lata Didi Says About Her Dear Pancham?

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

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

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

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

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Can You Guess These Cabaret Numbers From Bollywood?

Cabaret was extremely common in Bollywood all through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Originally, it was not a part of Indian culture and has travelled all the way from Europe.

These days we have item numbers. Similarly, earlier we used to have cabaret which was different because they were mostly performed in discos or bars where everyone would be seated in a particular pattern and there would be a stage in between or in the front for the dancers. Initially, the cabaret dancers would not be the lead heroine, but after a few years, the lead heroine could be seen doing Cabaret. Cuckoo and Helen were the very first dancers who broke the dance floor with their hits. Bindu, Faryal, Aruna Irani, Jayshree T, Padma Khanna and Leena Das were some of the other popular Cabaret Stars.

Recognise Your Favourite Cabaret Numbers To Reach The Top Of The Master Leaderboard

You all can log into the Gaana Pehchaana app to play TMK- 259 called “Before Item Songs, We Had Cabaret!”. Most of the Cabaret numbers in the game are popular and top favourites. If you fail to recognise more than 3 times, you’ll lose the game. Compete with other players and see whether you can reach the top of the Master Leaderboard or not.

Let’s read a bit about hit Cabaret songs from various decades and see how much we know about them.

Huzure Wala Jo Ho Ijaazat (1966)

Huzurewaala Jo Ho Ijaazat Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: O.P Nayyar

Lyrics: Kashmiri 

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Minoo Purshottam

Movie: Yeh Raat Phir Na Aayegi

“Huzure Wala Jo Ho Ijaazat” has the most perfect cabaret moves. Helen does the main dancing along with Madhumati, another yesteryear cabaret dancer. It is one of the very few black and white films with a cabaret sequence. Asha Bhosle’s singing shows why she was called the Queen of peppy dance numbers. No words for Minoo Purshottam who sings equally well. Those of you who are fond of dancing can try out these classic moves.

O Haseena ZulfonWale Jaane Jahan (1966)

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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.

Aaj Ki Raat Koi Aane Ko Hai (1973)

Helen Cabaret Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Asha Bhosle

Movie: Anamika

This song weaves a certain mystery around it. Majrooh Sultanpuri’s words and R.D Burman’s music create a thrilling atmosphere and the sweetness of Asha Bhosle’s voice adds a mix of emotions to it. Helen’s cabaret becomes a sensation. The song is such that it can be easily used to portray mystery and thriller  scenes. You’ll absolutely enjoy the beat of the congo and bongo and the chorus singing Shubhu Shubhu Shubhu Shubhu.

Jab Chhaye Mera Jadoo (1980)

Jab Chaaye Mera Jadoo Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics: Amit Khanna

Singer: Asha Bhosle

Movie: Lootmaar

A super duper hit song that can still put any party to fire. “Jab Chhaye Mera Jadoo” was specially created for the climax of “Lootmaar” film produced and directed by Dev Anand.  Dev Anand can be seen hunting for the culprit throughout the song. Rajesh Roshan and Amit Khanna composed and wrote all songs for the film and as usual the Pop Queen Asha Bhosle sang it in her own glamorous style.

Sanam Tum Jahan (1981)

Sanam Tum Jahan Parveen Babi Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Asha Bhosle

Movie: Kaalia

Parveen Babi, the lady in red slays with her killer dance moves. She has her unique way of dancing and looks absolutely stunning with Amitabh Bachchan, as he joins her to show some of his dance moves.

R.D Burman was extremely talented when it came to creating these pop numbers for Asha Bhosle. The film highlighted Amitabh Bachchan’s Angry Young Man Image in those days and was a turning point in the career of both Bachchan as well as Parveen Babi.

Raat Baaki, Baat Baaki (1982)

Raat Baaqi Baat Baaqi Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics: Anjaan

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Bappi Lahiri, Shashi Kapoor

Movie: Namak Halal

The bold and gorgeous Parveen Babi never fails to impress with her moves. The Raat Baaki Baat Baki moves are just epic. Elements of Giorgio Moroder’s disco track “I Feel Love” found its way into this song. The innovative Electronic sequencing with the use of four beats and the repeating vocals with synth layering make it sound so special and different. It is Bappi Lahiri, Anjaan and Asha Bhosle’s creativity that add to it’s awesomeness. Even Shashi Kapoor tried his best with the vocals.

Kaisi Paheli Zindagani(2005)

Kaisi Paheli Zindagani Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shantanu Moitra

Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire

Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan

Movie: Parineeta

These days cabaret numbers have been replaced by Item numbers, but still one or two typical examples of Cabaret can be seen. “Kaisi Paheli Zindagani” is one such classic example shot in a premier night club at Darjeeling. Rekha is seen doing the cabaret sequence and she does it really well. Her poise, grace and charm give a vintage appearance to the song. The part where she plays the Saxophone sounds divine. The lyrics by Kirkire, the music by Moitra and Chauhan’s singing create something very rare and unique.

Cabaret Dancers would be considered bold and daring in the 50s and 60s when these dance forms were not that common. It took a lot of effort to perform cabaret dance sequences and they were not a cheap affair. There is always a lot of demand for choreographers in Bollywood, as the entire industry thrives on dancing and singing. The storyline or plot of the films are less important than the dance sequences. The only significant change that can be seen in Bollywood dancing is that the Cabaret style has changed to Item Numbers, which are performed anywhere and everywhere, like streets, garden, terrace, hallway or theatre.

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What Happened When Lata Mangeshkar Sang For R.D Burman?

R.D Burman, our well known Pancham da walked in his father’s footsteps to become the prolific Music Director that he was. He was named Pancham by his parents because when he cried as a baby, his voice seemed to hit the 5th note.

People thought that he composed most songs in his lifetime for his Ideal and Muse Asha Bhosle, who was also his wife. Nobody is aware of the fact that he composed innumerable songs for Asha’s sister, Lata as well.

Pancham da was a pioneer who brought about new arrangements and influences from World Music into his work. His work had a lot of originality. Unlike many other Bollywood composers who lifted tunes from Western compositions without admitting, he was honest about the sources. He admitted that he was trained in Indian classical and not the Western forms, so he would take an idea from them, but change the tune according to the situation.

In today’s Gaana Pehchaana blog, we’ll discuss the special bond that R.D Burman shared with Lata Mangeshkar. He fondly called her didi and the two have created some really good songs together. This also makes them one of the finest composer-singer duos in the history of Bollywood.

Here are a few of the most well acclaimed songs by the popular duo.

Bada Natkhat Hai Re (1971)

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Amar Prem

This one has lots of interesting stories revolving around it. “Bada Natkhat Hai Re Krishna Kanhaiya” had already been composed by Rahul Dev Burman, when his father, the world famous music director, S.D Burman asked him to change the tune.

Film Director Samanta had asked Rahul to create music for a Bhajan situation. While he was giving final touches, Sachin Dev Burman heard it and asked him to describe the situation. When he heard the situation, he felt that Rahul was not doing complete justice to it as a composer, so he requested him to change it because here Sharmila is no more the Nauch girl that she has been playing, but her motherly instincts can be seen for the little boy even if she could never be a real mother. That agony had to be expressed, which was then done in Raag Khamaj by R.D Burman and Lata sang it perfectly without a single mistake.

Bahon Mein Chale Aao (1973)

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Anamika

“Bahon Mein Chale Aao” is always considered to be one of R.D Burman’s finest compositions. The rhythmic sound of the Duggi reverberates through the entire song, making it sound divine. It will actually be a big lie if someone says that R.D Burman did not create great compositions for Lata. Majrooh Sultanpuri must have been in a light mood when he wrote this song. Watch the all time favorite romantic number from Anamika starring Jaya Bachchan and Sanjeev Kumar, if you haven’t watched it yet and you’ll surely feel a lot more happier. 🙂

Wada Karo Nahin Chodoge Tum Mera Saath (1973)

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi

Singer: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Aa Gale Lag Ja

A classic number from “Aa Gale Lag Ja”, that will forever remain etched in the minds of people because of the unique composition by Burman. Even today, hundreds of reality show participants perform it.

The film had attained cult status in Algeria where it is still played at skating rinks and gymnastic shows. Lata Mangeshkar’s unique talent at performing romantic numbers like nobody else in the world made her create a history with this track. Sahir Ludhianvi crafted the best lyrics for almost all the songs from the film. 

Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shikwa To Nahi (1975)

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Aandhi

There hardly exists any Bollywood Music fan who has not heard of “Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi Shikwa To Nahi”. The glamorous Suchitra Sen is seen portraying the role of a politician’s daughter and a politician, along with Sanjeev Kumar playing the role of a Hotel Manager.

The soulful music by R.D Burman is appropriate to the situation shown in the song where a separated husband and wife meet after ages. Gulzar’s lyrics hold deep meaning and Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar dive into the soul of the characters while singing the song. It is a PERFECT R.D Burman composition for Lata Mangeshkar.

Naam Gum Jaayega (1976)

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Kinara

“Naam Gum Jaayega” is an intense melodramatic song starring Hema Malini, Jeetendra and Dharmendra from the popular 1976 movie Kinara.

 This beautiful Raga based song in Lata Mangeshkar’s voice sounds heavenly. The genre is just right for Lata’s voice as well as style, and R.D Burman knew it very well. The entire song was shot in the dazzling fort city of Mandu, situated in Madhya Pradesh.

Tere Bina Jiya Jaye Na (1978)

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Ghar

“A composition that can never die out”!!!

R.D Burman specially created “Tere Bina Jiya Jaye Na” for Lata didi. Most of these Lata Mangeshkar, R.D Burman hits have been intelligently penned down by Gulzar. 

Burman and Lata’s ability to analyse the situation in the film made the song starring glamorous Rekha and handsome Vinod Mehra come alive.

Tune O Rangeele (1981)

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Kudrat

The 80’s Bollywood song with the most catchy music. “Tune O Rangeele Kaisa Jadu Kiya” actually does some jadu on you and you just can’t stop repeating it like a broken record player. Hema Malini and Rajesh Khanna’s chemistry takes a turn with this amazing number set in picturesque Himachal. Majrooh Sultanpuri’s lyrics and Lata Mangeshkar’s singing add to the playful nature of the song.

Why Lata and R.D Burman were the perfect singer composer duo?

It is believed that most of the melody based songs were assigned to Lata and Asha did maximum of the rhythm based songs.

Though both of them did both the kinds and the rhythm based songs made Asha a favourite amongst youngsters, R.D Burman is remembered as a great Music Director mostly because of his melody songs.

He mentioned in several of his interviews that “Lata Mangeshkar was the better singer”. In the Bombay Times Of India, dated September 29, 1985, he mentioned that “Lata Ji is Supreme”. When she sings, she forgets her identity, her likes, dislikes and everything else. Whether she agrees or not, she plays millions of different roles while singing. Sometimes, she plays a mother, at times a girlfriend, a sweetheart or a pain stricken individual in front of the microphone. 

Even junior Burman had an innate talent for creating music in all kinds of weird ways, like by using glasses and spoons, rubbing sandpaper or knocking bamboo sticks, combs, shells etc.

The Gaana Pehchaana app has fun games and live gaming sessions where you can select the decade and difficulty level according to your comfort and play to your heart’s content. You need to fill a form to register for the Live Sessions. Check out our app on Android or iOS!

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!

Play Live, Play Against Others

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

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

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)

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.

Teen Maar Khan For The Tees Maar Khans Of Bollywood 

Gaana Pehchaana has specially come up with a Teen Maar Khan Game dedicated to the evergreen trio of Bollywood Music. Enjoy the game with your friends and family, learn a lot more about Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy, celebrate the spirit of good music and let us know your experience in the comments below.

Play Live, Play Against Others

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

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