Chookar Mere Mann Ko

This song from the 1981 film Yaarana has a special memory for me. While the song itself is a great little melody, what first c

Jo Haal Dil Ka

Jo haal dil ka is a very strange song. It’s strange only in the context in which it is presented. After all, heroines in

Mere Saajan Hain Us Paar

There isn’t enough that can be said about SD Burman‘s talent as a music director. He brought to it an old-school c

Dekha Na Hai Re Socha Na

Hindi films have always been very fond of having songs which have a hidden meaning to the audience and some of the players on

Dil Ibadat

As a singer, KK is one of those hidden gems. Not that he is unknown by any means, but over more than a decade, he’s sung

Yeh Haseen Wadiyan

As much of a startling change to the landscape of Hindi film music as A.R. Rahman was in the mid-1990s, his transition from Ta

Main Kya Janu Kya Jadu Hai

The clichéd ‘running around trees’ Hindi film song was made possible by that other strange practice that’s

Apsara Aali

Being one of only three of the dozens of major Indian languages I can claim to know, I’ve always been curious about Mara

Tum Pukar Lo

Hemant Kumar, while never gaining the sort of insane popularity as other playback singers of Hindi cinema during his time, alw


As a band, the major members of Indus Creed had been creating and putting out music since 1984, albeit under a different monik

Na Jaane Kyun Hota Hai Yeh Zindagi Ke Saath

Chhoti Si Baat is one of my favourite romantic comedies, if not one of my favourite films of any kind in any language. So, it

Ajnabi, Tum Jaane Pehchane Se Lagte Ho

Most songs in any language end up being about love. Perhaps love provides some extra creative impetus for the penning and sing

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