The Sanju Phenomena With Sanjay Dutt’s Best Songs


Sanju” has found its way to the heart of the Indian audience and has turned out to be the biggest hit of this year. The movie was in the news ever since its announcement and was one of the most awaited films. Ranbir Kapoor and Rajkumar Hirani received plenty of appreciation from the audience and the critics for the biopic. It has broken all previous records in the box office and has become the highest grossing film to date.

Plenty of controversies surround this film, many think that it tries to depict Sanjay Dutt in a godlike manner, but in spite of that, we love the film.

So today let’s read about some all-time favourite Sanjay Dutt songs.

Doston Ko Salaam (1981)


Music: Rahul Dev Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Kishore Kumar

Movie: Rocky Mera Naam

“Doston Ko Salaam, Dushmano Ko Salaam, Rocky Mera Naam”, is the song to have heralded Sanjay Dutt’s entry into filmdom. It was from his first movie, “Rocky Mera Naam”, directed by Sunil Dutt. The way he romped on a bike and broke the rules in college introduced him as a macho actor. Kishore Kumar sang the song with all the energy and enthusiasm.

Roz Roz Aankhon Tale (1986)


Music: R.D Burman

Lyrics: Gulzar

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Amit Kumar

Movie: Jeeva

“Roj Roj Aankhon Tale, Ek Hi Sapna Chale, Raat Bhar Kajal Jale, Aankh Mein Jis Tarah Khwab Ka Diya Jale” from the popular 1986 film “Jeeva”, will well up your eyes with tears as you travel back to 1986 with Sanjay Dutt and Mandakini. R.D Burman’s music, Gulzar’s lyrics and Asha Bhosle, Amit Kumar’s singing are all apt to the situation of the song in the movie.

Nayak Nahi Khalnayak Hoon Mai (1993)


Music: Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Kavita Krishnamurthy, Vinod Rathod

Movie: Khalnayak

Very few Bollywood films have come up with an introductory song for a villain. Director Subhash Ghai and the singers Kavita Krishnamurthy, Vinod Rathod, brought this song to life. Dutt appears in the song on his own and elevates the mood and charm of the song.

Pyar Ko Ho Jane Do (1998)


Music: Uttam Singh

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singers: Kumar Sanu, Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Dushman

Sanjay Dutt has been glorified as a macho man and he has mostly portrayed roles of policemen, thugs and gangsters. In the film “Dushman”, he plays a blind military veteran. The entire film had some brilliant songs by the neglected composer, Uttam Singh, but this song bringing alive a dream sequence on Kajol and Dutt is the most perfect one.

Aye Shivani (1999)


Music: Jatin-Lalit

Lyrics: Sanjay Chhel

Singers: Sanjay Dutt, Shraddha Pandit

Dutt left us surprised by singing this comic number for the 1999 hit “Khoobsurat”. He and Urmila Matondkar are seen in the lead roles. We cannot underestimate Dutt’s mind blowing singing talent. His mellow and heavy voice intensify the glamour and texture of this magnetic song.

Meri Duniya Hai (1999)


Music: Jatin-Lalit

Lyrics: Sameer

Singers: Sonu Nigam, Kavita Krishnamurthy

Movie: Vaastav: The Reality

A picturesque honeymoon song picturised on Sanjay Dutt and Namrata Shirodkar in Europe. “Meri Duniya Hai” is an eternal romantic track from a relatively dark film, which has tolerated all the ups and downs of time and is loved by Bollywood Music lovers till today.

Rama Re (2002)


Music: Anand Raj Anand

Lyrics: Dev Kohli

Singers: Sanjay Dutt, Shaan, Zubin, Anand Raj Anand, Sudesh Bhosle

Movie: Kaante

“Jaane Kya Hoga Rama Re, Jaane Kya Hoga Maula Re”, turned out to be a sensational hit in 2002. It was sung by a team of exceptionally talented singers like Sanjay Dutt, Shaan, Zubin, Anand Raj Anand and Sudesh Bhosle, composed by Anand Raj Anand and written by the eminent lyricist Dev Kohli. This song exudes an air of mystery and stars Sanjay Dutt, Amitabh Bachchan and Sunil Shetty.

Pal Pal Har Pal (2006)


Music: Shantanu Moitra

Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire

Singers: Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam

Movie: Lage Raho Munnabhai

This harmonious and catchy song sung by Shreya Ghoshal was a huge hit in 2006. We first heard it in the film ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’, a box office sensation starring Sanjay Dutt. The film not only popularised Gandhigiri but gave us some of the finest Bollywood songs like ‘Pal Pal Pal Pal Har Pal Har Pal’. The music for this song has been borrowed from Cliff Richard’s song ‘Theme For a Dream’. ‘Cause You’re My Theme For A Dream, Yes You Are, A Rare And Lovely Theme’.

Bhopu Baj Raha Hain (2018)


Music: Rohan-Rohan

Lyrics: Shekhar Astitva & Rohan Gokhale

Singer: Nakash Aziz

“Bhopu Baj Raha Hai” is a quintessential 90’s style Bollywood melody from the recent Sanjay Dutt biopic, “Sanju”. Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt copies his classic dance moves. Nakash Aziz, who started his musical journey as an amateur assisting A.R Rahman did a great job as a singer.

Sanjay Dutt once said that passion gives me emotional strength, passion gives me power. His passion for acting is clearly depicted in his films. He has always had the power to put a smile on the faces of his audience.

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