Mujhe Mil Jo Jaye Thoda Paisa

If the great golden run of Indian pop music peaked during the mid 1990s, by the end of the century and into the new millennium

Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh

Songs stick in our memory and become important to us for various reasons, often coloured by our associations with them, rather

Kuch Mere Dil Ne Kaha

Tere mere sapne, released in 1996 was not a super-hit movie, but it still stands out in memory if you lived through the time,

Hum Matwale Naujawan

In the black and white Hindi films of the 1950s, it was fairly common for them to shoot a scene or two, or at least a song, on

Iyengaaru Veetu Azhage

Known mostly for his over-the-top Rajnikant extravaganzas, Sivaji and Enthiran, S. Shankar has had a much longer career as dir

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

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