Category Archives: Retro favourites

Ae dil-e-nadaan – Raziya Sultan (1983)

A mellifluous, soothing and haunting number from Raziya Sultan (1983) rendered soulfully by Lata Mangeshkar, excellently composed by Khayyam and beautifully written by Jan Nisar Akhtar This swan song from Jan Nisar Akhtar released only in 1983 but the Urdu … Continue reading

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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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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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