Unknown Facts On Sridevi’s Superhit Songs

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

Was Sridevi Born To Act?

Sridevi As Child Murugan On Gaana Pehchaana

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

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

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

Sridevi In Her First Movie

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

Taki O Taki (1983)

Taki O Taki Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics: Indeevar

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Himmatwala

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

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

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

Nainon Mein Sapna (1983)

Nainon Mein Sapna Song Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics: Indeevar, Sameer Anjaan

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Himmatwala

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

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

Aaj Abhi Yahi (1984)

Sridevi With Amitabh Bachchan On Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Laxmikant- Pyarelal

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle

Movie: Inquilaab

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

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

Kate Nahi Kat Te (1987)

Kate Nhi Kate Te Ye Din Ye Raat GaanaP

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Music: Laxmikant- Pyarelal

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Alisha Chinoy

Movie: Mr. India

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

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

Oongli Mein Anguthi (1988)

Oongli Mein Anguthi Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Aziz

Movie: Ram Avtar

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

Chandni O Meri Chandni (1989)

Chandni O Meri Chandni Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shiv-Hari

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Sridevi, Jolly Mukherjee

Movie: Chandni

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

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

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

Na Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai (1989)

Na Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Laxmikant, Pyarelal

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Kavita Krishnamuryhy, Amit Kumar

Movie: Chaalbaaz

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

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

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

Morni Baga Ma Bole (1991)

Morni Baaga Ma Bole Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Shiv-Hari

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Ila Arun

Movie: Lamhe

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

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

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

Navrai Majhi (2012)

Navrai Majhi Gaana Pehchaana

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Music: Amit Trivedi

Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire

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

Movie: English Vinglish

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

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

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

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

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

Young Sridevi And Young Rekha

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

Sridevi At Age 6

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

A Tribute To Sridevi Through Her Best Songs

The entire nation mourned the sad demise of the legendary actress Sridevi, on the 24th of February 2018. All her fans were struck with grief and dismay at the sudden passing away of the star, who had just returned back to the film world after a long gap. Even though she passed away so soon, she has worked in some of the most remarkable Bollywood films to date.
In today’s GaanaP blog, let’s read about some of the best songs from her movies.

Surmayee Ankhiyon Mein

Surmaii Ankhiyon Mein SongMusic: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyrics: Gulzar
Singer: Yesudas
Remember this sweet and lilting melody from the 1983 Indian drama film ‘Sadma’ starring Sridevi and Kamal Hasaan? The simplicity and innocence hidden behind the lyrics by Gulzar, “Surmai Ankhiyon Mein, Nanha Munna Ek Sapna De Ja Re, Nindiya Ke Udte Pakhi Re, Ankhiyon Mein Aaja Saathi Re” will get you hooked to this soft and mellow number, which has entranced Bollywood music lovers since the past 4 decades.

Naino Mein Sapna

Naino Mein Sapna Sapno Mein NainaMusic: Bappi Lahiri
Lyrics: Indeevar, Sameer Anjaan
Singers: Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, S.P.Balasubramaniam
“Naino Mein Sapna, Sapno Mein Sajna”, is an all-time favourite cult hit from the 1983 blockbuster “Himmatwala”, starring Jeetendra and Sridevi in the lead roles. This song was beautifully remade for the 2013 film “Himmatwala”, but the superb 1983 version showcasing Sridevi in a bold avatar remains etched in our minds forever.

Chandni O Meri Chandni

Chandni O Meri ChandniMusic: Shiv-Hari
Lyrics: Anand-Bakshi
Singers: Sridevi, Jolly Mukherjee
We still reminisce about the song “Chandni O Meri Chandni”. This peppy song was from Sridevi’s most successful film “Chandni”. Directed by Yash Chopra, starring Sridevi, Rishi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna and Waheeda Rehman. “Chandni” went on to become the biggest box office hit of 1989. Sridevi’s vivacity and cheerfulness helped bring this melody to life. She also assisted Jolly Mukherjee with the singing.

Morni Baga Ma Bole

Morni Baaga Ma BoleMusic: Shiv-Hari
Lyrics: Anand, Bakshi
Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Ila Arun
This soul-stirring folk number coming straight from the heart of the desertland of Rajasthan will leave you completely hypnotised. These days, we rarely come across such magical folk melodies, but “Morni Baga Ma Bole” from the 1991 romantic drama, “Lamhe”, is sure to steal your heart away. The expert folk singer Ila Arun’s heavy voice and Lata’s softer voice help create a magnetic contrast. Especially you’ll love the sound of the Daflis ringing rhythmically in the background.

Mere Haathon Mein

Mere Hathon Mein Nau Nau Chudiyan Hai

Music: Shiv-Hari
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Singers: Lata Mangeshkar
“Mere Haathon Mein Nau-Nau Choodiyan Hain, Thoda Thehro Sajan Majbooriyan Hain” has become one of the most well-loved wedding songs over the years. We’ve heard it being played in most of the wedding functions. Anand Bakshi’s lyrics strike a chord with the people in general and Lata Mangeshkar’s simple singing style along with the sound of the dhol’s banging and the choori’s ringing cast a magic like never before. Sridevi’s vibrant dance and Rishi Kapoor’s playfulness help make this song sequence from “Chandni” a huge success.

Navrai Majhi

Navrai Majhi SongMusic: Amit Trivedi
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Swanand Kirkire, Neelambari Kirkire
“Navrai Majhi Laadachi Laadachi Ga”, is a fun Marathi number from the 2012 comedy-drama “English Vinglish” directed by Gauri Shinde. “English Vinglish” was Sridevi’s comeback film and she absolutely slays it with her performance, particularly in this song, which showcases a riot of fun and laughter during an upcoming wedding festivity.

O Sona Tere Liye

Girl In Muffler Music: AR Rahman
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
Singers: AR Rahman, Shashaa Tirupati
“O Sona Tere Liye” is a popular song from Sridevi’s last film “Mom”, a thriller, released in the year 2017. The lyrics of this melody by Irshad Kamil are the heartfelt feelings of a mom, who dedicates the song to her daughter. The light strains of the wind instruments in the background and Shasha’s voice will ring in your ears long after you’ve stopped listening to it. AR Rahman does a great job with the extraordinary composition as well as the singing.

Sridevi might not be there with us anymore, but her extraordinary performances will continue to stay in our hearts for the years to come. She was a living legend and we’ll always appreciate her fine acting skills. Hope you liked reading the blog. To listen to the above-mentioned songs visit https://gaanap.com/bollywood-songs-radio and to read the blogs and reviews click on Blog/Review.