Author Archives: Shailendra Singh

About Shailendra Singh

A music lover, critic and self-proclaimed aficionado!

Hoton se chhoo lo tum – Prem Geet (1981)

An instantly appealing and serene track from Prem Geet (1981) sung and composed by the legendary Jagjit Singh and beautifully written by Indeevar With the onset of the ghazal era in the late 1970s and early 80s, Jagjit Singh emerged as … Continue reading

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Yeh jeevan hai – Piya ka Ghar (1972)

Film: Piya ka Ghar (1972) Music: Laxmikant-Pyarelal Lyrics: Anand Bakshi Singer: Kishore Kumar Of the many ways to lead a life, accepting things as they are is one of the best! Anand Bakshi demonstrates that here in an inspiring way … Continue reading

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Awaaraapan Banjaaraapan – Jism (2003)

Film: Jism (2003) Music: MM Kreem Lyrics: Sayeed Quadri Singer: KK MM Kreem compositions over the years have had the ability to steal your heart silently and this number is no different! KK, one of the better but most under-rated … Continue reading

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Chaand churaa ke laaya hoon – Devata (1978)

Film: Devata (1978) Music: RD Burman Lyrics: Gulzar Singers: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar A relatively unknown but immensely melodious number comes from once again from the stellar RD Burman–Gulzar stable. Gulzar oh Gulzar, what do I say? He pens a … Continue reading

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Theher Ja – October (April 2018)

A pop-ish ballad from October sung by Armaan Malik, composed by Abhishek Arora and written by Abhiruchi Chand Upon first hearing, this one’s bound to take you back to the Michael Jackson era of the 80s and for some of … Continue reading

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Sandese Aate Hain – Border (1997)

Film: Border (1997) Music: Anu Malik Lyrics: Javed Akhtar Singers: Sonu Nigam, Roopkumar Rathod Back in the day, critics termed this album ‘God-sent’ and this number the ‘national anthem’ of the year! It isn’t a patriotic one but it makes … Continue reading

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Pukaarta chalaa hoon main – Mere Sanam (1965)

Film: Mere Sanam (1965) Music: OP Nayyar Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri Singer: Mohammed Rafi This magnificently hummable number is from the so-called ‘golden era’ of Hindi film music. The magician here is the temperamental but immensely gifted tunesmith – OP Nayyar … Continue reading

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