Gorgeous Eyes & Smitten Bollywood Heroes- PART 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aankhon Hi Aankhon Mein Ishara Ho Gaya Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: O.P. Nayyar

Lyrics: Jaan Nisar Akhtar

Singer: Geeta Dutt

Movie: C.I.D

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

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

O Nigahen Mastana Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Sachin Dev Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Paying Guest

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

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

Teri Aankhon Ke Siva Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Madan Mohan

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi

Movie: Chiraag

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

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

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

Dekhi Hai In Aankhon Ki Mehakti Khushboo Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Hemant Kumar

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Khamoshi

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

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

Aap Ki Aankhon Mein Kuch Mehke Hue Se Raaz Hai

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singers: Kishore Kumar Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Ghar

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

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

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

Humko To Jaan Se Bhi Pyari Hai Tumhari Aankhen GaanaP

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Music: Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri

Singer: Mohd Rafi

Movie: Naina

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

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

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

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

Roz Roz Aankhon Tale Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singer: Asha Bhosle, Amit Kumar

Movie: Jeeva

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

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

Naina Da Kya Kasoor Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Amit Trivedi 

Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni

Singer: Amit Trivedi

Movie: Andhadhun

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

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

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

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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.

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