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Dil Chahta Hai (Title Song)

In 2001, the film Dil Chahta Hai was at least a minor revelation. Made with a technical skill and a disregard for many common

Afsana likh rahi hoon

The film Dard was released in 1947 and proved to be an important milestone for many involved. The music composer Naushad Ali k

Kya ada kya jalwe tere Paro

In 1996, Sunil Shetty had more than half a dozen film releases. They were all likely action/revenge/angry-young-man pot-boiler

Hawaon pe likh do hawaon ke naam

Do Dooni Char was a film made in 1968. It was based on Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, a source that would be referenced

Dum Dum Dum Mast Hai

Band Baaja Baaraat was a movie that came out of nowhere. Sure, it was produced by the ever eminent Yashraj Films, but it had l

Chalka chalka re

The phenomenon of the various regional language film industries feeding material to the Hindi film industry in Bombay, and vic

Tum se kuch kehna hai

The reason the Indian film industry, as a collection of all its many regional language industries, has been the most prolific

Mahi ve, Mohabattan Sachiyan Ne

There are some films that are a huge deal when they are released, and fade away into obscurity over time. Sometimes it’s

Abhi na jao chod kar

Heroes and heroines dancing between trees has been an oft repeated clich√© for the tropes of Hindi film songs. Like all clich√

Inteha ho gayi intezaar ki

By the 1980s, Amitabh Bachchan was at the height of his stardom. While the decade was not the most vibrant for the Hindi film

Tanhayee

Dil Chahta Hai will remain a landmark film in the world of Hind cinema for many reasons. While it didn’t have the sheer

Laaga Chunari Mein Daag

Raj Kapoor is most often remembered for working on and in his sometimes lavish, opus-like home productions, but he did plenty

Tinka tinka, zara zara

Karam, released in 2005 would certainly qualify as unconventional for a Hindi film, even though it subscribes to all the trope

Woh chand khila woh taare hanse

By the time the 1959 film Anari came along, Raj Kapoor was a well established presence in the Hindi film world, as was his his

Jadu hai, tera hi jadu

The 1998 film Ghulam will be remembered for many reasons. It remains director Vikram Bhatt‘s best film (from what I̵

Dil kabootar khana hai

In the early 2000s, there was a rash of films that were either made by film-makers of India origin living in other parts of th

Waqt ne kiya kya haseen sitam

In Hindi films and songs, like in many other things, there are the popular, there are the highly regarded and lauded, and then

Gum Hai Kisi Ke Pyar Mein

As a director, Manmohan Desai will always be known as the one who took the Hindi masala movie to its pinnacle from the 1960s t

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

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 clich√©d ‘running around trees’ Hindi film song was made possible by that other strange practice that’s

Tum pukar lo

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

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

Sajna ve sajna

The smoky confines of bars, the garish halls of old brothels, and such houses of mostly ill-repute have long been a great excu

Aise to na dekho

The girl at the window or the balcony is a classic romantic trope, probably tracing back to ancient theatre, lost in the mists

Naam adaa likhna

In 2005, Yahaan arrived and went by without anyone noticing, for the most part. The undervalued Jimmy Shergill might have had

Farishton ki nagri mein main

I vaguely remember watching Hamari yaad aayegi in a scratchy video copy when I was younger, and only minor impressions remaine

De de mujhko

In the mid 90s, shortly after the economic liberalisation of India and the influx of new things like satellite television and

Tum saath ho jab apne

By the end of the 70s, Amitabh Bachchan was the undisputed king of Hindi cinema and he had settled into a comfortable niche of

Pehla nasha

When Pehla nasha, from Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, first played on screens large and small in 1992, and Aamir Khan appeared in a l

Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si

Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi is the first Hindi film I remember seeing in its entirety. I’m sure there were others before then,

hindi songs lyrics

Dil Ibadat Kar Raha Hai Lyrics

Dil Ibadat Kar Raha Hai‘s lyrics were penned by Sayeed Qadri for the 2009 film Tum Mile starring Emraan Hashmi and Soha

Woh Chand Khila Woh Taare Hanse Lyrics

Hasrat Jaipuri‘s playful lyrics for Woh Chand Khila Woh Taare Hanse are an enduring legacy of the 1959 Hindi film Anari,

Pudhu Vellai Mazhai Lyrics

Pudhu vellai mazhai is the original Tamil version of the Hindi song which became a nation-wide sensation Yeh haseen vadiyan fr

Laaga chunari mein daag Lyrics

The old Hindi song Laaga chunari mein daag had its lyrics written by Sahir Ludhianvi for the 1963 romantic film Dil hi to hai.

Mujhe Mil Jo Jaye Thoda Paisa Lyrics

The lyrics for the most popular song from the album Paisa were likely written by Shaleen Sharma with inputs by the rest of his

Yeh Haseen Vadiyan Yeh Khula Aasman Lyrics

The lyrics of Yeh haseen vadiyan were penned by P K Mishra for the Hindi version of Roja in 1994. A R Rahman‘s original

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