Melodies From The Golden Era of Music in Bollywood!


अजीब दास्तान है ये, कहाँ शुरू कहाँ ख़तम
ये मंज़िलें हैं कौनसी, न वो समझ सके न हम

ये रोशनी के साथ क्यों, धुआँ उठाचिराग से
ये ख्वाब देखती हूँ मैं के जाग पड़ी हूँ ख्वाब से

मुबारक तुम्हे के तुम किसी के नूर हो गये
किसी के इतने पास हो के सब से दूर हो गये!

किसी का प्यार लेके तुम नया जहाँ बसाओगे
ये शाम जब भी आएगी, तुम हमको याद आओगे

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Melodies From Bollywood Music’s Golden Era!

Movie: Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958)
Singer: Ashok Kumar, Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey
Music Director: Sachin Dev Burman

Lyrics by : Majrooh Sultanpuri

Youtube Link

This playful song is kind of title song for this film. I shared another comedy song from this film the other day–this one is more about exuberant life. Kishor Kumar’s playful yodeling and naughty yelling marks this song as well. Manna Dey’s interludes make it very enjoyable. Their pithy sayings are very beautiful and enjoyable. The Gaadi(Motorcar) is called so though it moves–the play on word Gaadi(which actually means something embedded inside a surface or merged into the earth) has been stressed. Continue reading “Melodies From Bollywood Music’s Golden Era!”

Melodies From The Golden ERA of Bollywood Music!

Link for song: Youtube

Movie/Album: Pakeezah

Release: 1972

Music Director: Ghulam Mohammed

Lyrics: Kaifi Azmi

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar


I met someone casually strolling on my way,

My night stopped then and there and isn’t moving anymore,

That which I couldn’t say, people are saying,

Though I tried to ward it off and forget,

My story has become a fairy tale by now,


This night of waiting would pass away in the end,

These lamps are also dying along with me after having burnt for so long…

This song as compared to the last one has very few beautiful words in lyrics by Kaifi Azmi but its beauty and rhythm is remarkable. Lata Mangeshkar’s playback singing and Meena Kumari’s saturnine and sentimental act along with the train’s whistle in the end make this song a memorable one.

Lyrics in Hindi

चलते चलते,
यूँही कोई मिल गया था, सरे राह चलते चलते
वही थम के रह गयी हैं, मेरी रात ढलते ढलते

जो कही गयी ना मुझ से, वो ज़माना कह रहा हैं
के फ़साना बन गयी है, मेरी बात टलते टलते

शब-ए-इंतज़ार आखिर, कभी होगी मुक्तसर भी
ये चिराग बुझ रहे है, मेरे साथ जलते जलते...

Lyrics and Image: TheSongPedia

Melodies From The Golden era of Bollywood Music!


This is a comical song. I haven’t seen a better advertisement song in Bollywood films. This Ad is certainly a hyperbole. If anyone could advertise anything like this they would multiply their sales in minutes! This is a song about head-massage offered by a street-walking masseuse. The video is very blurred black and white film hence not clear–the masseuse seems to be walking in a 1957 Mumbai street in evening and tries to lure two three customers. He manages to get only one but evidently the one is not content with the service being offered–hence emphasis on its being an Ad-hyperbole. The music and picture has great comical elements.  Continue reading “Melodies From The Golden era of Bollywood Music!”

Melodies From The Golden eRa of Bollywood Music!

Movie: Anari (1959)

Music Director: Shankar Jaikishan & Hasrat Jaipuri
Lyrics: Shailendra


I love everything about this song. Raj Kapur the great showman had a sentimental make-up and such songs with an image of The Tramp(The Fool) suited him extremely well. The influence of Charlie Chaplin is clearly visible. Initial music is intentionally rapid for about forty seconds in which the tramp walks and jumps along mingling with passing lambs, waving hand to flying birds with a jolly mood, holding his hat with a hand as it’s about to fall-off from his head. He salutes a marching group of scouts and then suddenly halts his step which is about to fall on a Cricket which is on road. Using a leaf he picks it up and places safely above a wall–music softly changes with the tingling of guitar strings and he starts singing. Mukesh has magically filled the space with his voice and it’s also one of the best of Shailendra. Continue reading “Melodies From The Golden eRa of Bollywood Music!”

Melodies From The Golden Era of Bollywood Music!

NA TUM HAMEIN JAANO – Hemant Kumar / Suman Kalyanpur.
FILM: BAAT EK RAAT KI (1962) {Both Version}
STARRING: Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman
MUSIC: Sachin Dev Burman.
LYRICS: Majrooh Sultanpuri.
DIRECTOR: Shankar Mukherjee.


Lyrics(Hindi Courtesy:Here)

ना तुम हमे जानो,
ना हम तुम्हे जाने
मगर लगता है कुछ ऐसा,
मेरा हमदम मिल गया

ये मौसम ये रात चुप है
वो होठों की बात चुप है
खामोशी सुनाने लगी है दास्ताँ

ये मौसम ये रात चुप है
वो होठों की बात चुप है
खामोशी सुनाने लगी है दास्ताँ

नजर बन गयी है दिल की जबां

ना तुम हमे जानो,
ना हम तुम्हे जाने
मगर लगता है कुछ ऐसा,
मेरा हमदम मिल गया

मोहब्बत के मोड़ पे हम
मिले सबको छोड़के हम
धड़कते दिलों का लेके, ये कारवाँ

मोहब्बत के मोड़ पे हम
मिले सबको छोड़के हम
धड़कते दिलों का लेके, ये कारवाँ

चले आज दोनों जाने कहा

ना तुम हमे जानो,
ना हम तुम्हे जाने
मगर लगता है कुछ ऐसा,
मेरा हमदम मिल गया

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Dev Anand’s Horoscope!

Dev  Anand was one of the most popular  romantic actors of Indian Cinema and a very influential one as well. I feel his songs especially from 1960s era are treasure for music lovers. He was fortunate to be at the right place at the right time because the golden era of music in Indian cinema did not come again. Out of the great trio of Raj Kapur, Dileep Kumar and Dev Anand, Dev had the greatest success as a romantic hero and hence his movies bagged some of the best romantic melodies. Let’s briefly examine his birth chart here!

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Calling alpha using omega


How beautiful that Alpha and Omega have gone to sleep now.

That echoes of mayhem rest in their own hearts.

Stealthily treacherous dungeons have thrown a bucket and two towels.

Murmuring and coughing has subsided.

How beautiful indeed that smiling cherubic knows no bondage and suffering.

Myriads of stories are still sleeping inside stainless steel.

Bountiful, generous and gregarious gluttons have gone with the wind into the oblivion of stars forever.

Nonsense makes more sense than sensible sensualists.

Ether speaks through open windows,

In slithering decaying dancing drunk melodies.

From there it comes here,

From here it goes there.

Bouncing back and forth.

Calling alpha using omega,

Beta theta Catherine Zeta.

Aur Ho Aur Ho Saans Ka Shor Ho!

I went to watch Rockstar in 2011 when it was released with my cook in Bangalore. This film was so boring that I left hall long before it ended. Heroine falls sick and hero visits her, she repels him and then again falls sick and it keeps happening. Relations are complicated but it was beyond me to keep waiting till climax. The cook couldn’t understand why I left hall early despite having spent a large sum for two tickets. I didn’t bother to explain him. After many years I downloaded an album of songs sung by Mohit Chauhan and many of them were from Rockstar. As I kept listening to them they kept growing on me. It has such beautiful gems that it might be one of the best Hindi film albums of the last decade.

The song below always used to come towards the end in the audio album and it has fascinating lyrics by Irshad Kamil. I hope you will enjoy listening it.

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Couple of New Songs This Monday!

I have been sharing old songs from Bollywood films last few weeks. This week let’s listen to couple of new songs:

Tum Hi Ho

This song has wonderful words and music by Mithoon and Arijit Singh’s enchanting voice. It was released in March 2013 and stayed on top of charts for many weeks. The song has been picturised on Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in film Aashiqui 2. The bit from 2:54 minutes( tere liye yun jiya main.. khud ko jo yun de diya hai.. ) is my favorite as it so beautifully tells about sacrifice in love. I hope you will enjoy listening to it.

Aye Dil Bata

I love lyrics of this song in particular which were penned down by Manoj Yadav. This song was sung by Arijit Singh for Ishk Actually(2013). The song is a talk to the heart which has given surprise of love by falling again for someone. I can’t appreciate the beauty of lyrics enough in this song. I hope you will enjoy listening to it.