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.

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Amit Trivedi In The Composing Studio
Amit Trivedi in his studio

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

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

The correct answers have been mentioned at the extreme end.

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

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

Amit Trivedi Composing Gal Mithi Mithi Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Ishaqzaade
  • Dhak Dhuk
  • Gal Mitthi Mitthi

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

Sawaar Loon Song Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Sawaar Loon
  • London Thumakda
  • Qaafirana

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

Halka Halka Remix Amit Trivedi

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  • Aahatein
  • Halka Halka
  • Iktara

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

Naina Da Kya Kasoor Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Naina Da Kya Kasoor
  • Aaj Se Teri
  • Sweetheart

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

Aazadiyan Song From Udaan Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

Shaam Bhi Koi Song Gaana Pehchaana

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a. Hilla de chaldi, Tuk tuk tu kardi,

Make up tu kardi yaar.

Angrezi padhdi, Git-pit tu kardi

Jimme queen saddi Victoria.

b. Jagmagati, jhilmilati

Palak palak pe khwaab hai

Sun ye hawayein gungunaye

Joh geet lajawab hai.

c. Kabhi hath pakad ke tu mera

Chal de, chal de

Kabhi hath chuda ke main tera

Chal doon, chal doon.

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

 Amit Trivedi Awards

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

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

Monta Re Song Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Monta Re
  • Tu Hi Hai
  • Hu Ba Hu

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

Manjha Song Gaana Pehchaana

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  • Badra Bahaar
  • Manjha
  • Love You Zindagi

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

Queen Music Album Gaana Pehchaana

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a. Aisha

b. Shaandaar

c. Queen 

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

Amit Trivedi With Anurag Kashyap

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bollywood’s Obsession With Zulfen Songs

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

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

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

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

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

Udein Jab Jab Zulfen Teri (1957)

Udein Jab Jab Zulfein Teri Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: O.P Nayyar

Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Naya Daur

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

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

Zulf Ke Phande (1958)

Zulf Ke Phande Mein Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Omkar Prasad Nayyar

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Mohammed Rafi

Movie: Mujrim

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

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

Raat Nikhri Hui Zulf Bikhri Hui (1960)

Raat Nikhri Hui Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Usha Khanna

Lyrics: K Manohar

Singers: Mukesh

Movie: Hum Hindustani

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

Bikhra Ke Zulfen (1961)

Zulf Bikhra Ke Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Ravi

Lyrics: Rajinder Krishan

Singers: Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Nazrana

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

Teri Zulfon Se Judaai To Nhi Maangi Thi (1961)

Zulf Song Dev Anand

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Music: Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri

Singer: Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Jab Pyar KisiSe Hota Hain

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

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

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

Ye Hai Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera (1965)

Yeh Hain Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: O.P Nayyar

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singer: Asha Bhosle

Movie: Mere Sanam

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

Zulfon Ko Hata Le (1966)

Zulfon Ko Hata Le Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: O.P Nayyar

Lyrics: S.H Bihari

Singers: Mohammed Rafi

Movie: Sawan Ki Ghata

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

O Haseena ZulfonWale Jaane Jahan (1966)

O Haseena Zulfonwaali Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi

Movie: Teesri Manzil

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

Yeh Reshmi Zulfein Yeh Sharbati Aankhein (1969)

Yeh Reshmi Zulfen Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Laxmikant, Pyarelal

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi, Lakshmikant, Pyare Lal

Singer: Mohammed Rafi

Movie: Do Raaste

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

Ye Zulf Kaisi Hai (1972)

Ye Zulf Kaisi Hain Song 1972

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Music: Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Piya Ka Ghar

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

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

Cham Cham (2016)

Cham Cham Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Meet Bros

Lyrics: Kumaar, Meet Bros

Singer: Monali Thakur

Movie: Baaghi

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

Why Zulfen Songs Are So Close To Our Hearts

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

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

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

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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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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.

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  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?

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  • New Delhi
  • Murshidabad 
  • Mumbai

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

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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?

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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”

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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

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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)

Most Expensive Songs In The History Of Bollywood!!

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

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

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

Ghar Aya Mera Pardesi (1951)

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Music: Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal, Shankar Singh Raghuvanshi

Lyrics: Shailendra

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Awaara

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

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

Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (1960)

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Music: Naushad

Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni

Singers: Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Lata Mangeshkar, Chorus

Movie: Mughal-e-Azam

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

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

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

Lag Ja Gale (1964)

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Raja Mehndi Ali Khan

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Woh Kaun Thi

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

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

Azeem O Shaan Shahenshaah (2008)

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Music: A.R Rahman

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singer: Bonnie Chakraborty, Mohd Aslam

Movie: Jodhaa Akbar

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

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

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

Malang (2013)

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Music: Pritam

Lyrics: Sameer Anjaan

Singer: Shilpa Rao, Siddharth Mahadevan

Movie: Dhoom 3

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

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

Saturday Saturday (2014)

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Music: Sharib Toshi, Badshah, Titans

Lyrics: Badshah

Singer: Indeep Bakshi

Movie: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

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

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

Gerua (2015)

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Music: Pritam

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya 

Singers: Arijit Singh, Antara Mitra

Movie: Dilwale

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

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

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

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