Ho nahi sakta – Diljale (1996)

Film: Diljale (1996)
Music: Anu Malik
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Singer: Udit Narayan

Be patient with this one (read: listen twice/thrice), it will grow on you! Simplicity is the key here – in words, expression and tune from a very good but under-rated score in Diljale (1996). Udit Narayan’s vocals, the opening sarangi, the flute riffs, a 2-octave play and effective use of female chorus orchestrate to make this track very catchy and hummable.

Some old world charm with instrumentation makes this number even more endearing. Javed Akhtar’s simple words fit perfectly in Anu Malik’s catchy tune. Diljale had some really hummable other numbers also – Shaam hai dhuaan dhuaan; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSVA4HqY24U. Mera mulk mera desh; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmvtM0plFUo. Jiske aane se rangon mein; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp1tvWVNI-s – and caused quite a flutter back in the day!

About Shailendra Singh

A music lover, critic and self-proclaimed aficionado!
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