Category Archives: Retro favourites

Gulabi aankhen jo teri dekhin – The Train (1970)

Film: The Train (1970) Music: RD Burman Lyrics: Anand Bakshi Singer: Mohammad Rafi This racy, catchy and foot-tapping track is as energetic as the name of the movie! This one has the magician, Mohammad Rafi, at his best and leaves … Continue reading

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Tere dar par sanam chale aaye – Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayi (1993)

Film: Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayi (1993) Music: Anu Malik Lyrics: Qateel Shifai Singer: Sadhna Sargam As soon as haunting opening merges silently into the piano riff and the violin starts ‘singing,’ you know there’s something special coming your way! … Continue reading

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Ae zindagi gale lagaa le – Sadma (1983)

Film: Sadma (1983) Music: Ilaiyaraaja Lyrics: Gulzar Singer: Suresh Wadkar Sampooran Singh Kalra, better known by his pen-name Gulzar, turned from a car painter to a lyricist/filmmaker way back in 1963. His heart-touching words have been set to an appealing … Continue reading

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Ae mere humsafar – Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)

Film: Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) Music: Anand-Milind Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri Singer: Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik RD Burman’s loss was Anand-Milind’s gain as the young Mansoor Khan opted for change after taking over the reins from his illustrious father, Nasir … Continue reading

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Are re are yeh kya hua – Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)

Film: Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) Music: Uttam Singh Lyrics: Anand Bakshi Singer: Udit Narayan, Lata Mangeshkar Uttam Singh, Yash Chopra’s hand-picked arranger-turned-music-composer, heralded a new era with his brand of racy, youthful and neatly-packaged romantic numbers in this score. … Continue reading

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Akhiyon ke jharokhon se – Akhiyon ke jharokhon se (1978)

Film: Akhiyon ke jharokhon se (1978) Music: Ravindra Jain Lyrics: Ravindra Jain Singer: Hemlata This soothing, semi-classical and beautiful timeless classic has the ‘other’ classically-trained Lata – Hemlata – rendering it in her unique but effective voice and style. Amongst … Continue reading

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Aisa samaa na hota – Zameen Aasmaan (1984)

Film: Zameen Aasmaan (1984) Music: RD Burman Lyrics: Anjaan Singer: Lata Mangeshkar The longish but serene opening 2-flute piece ‘takes you to the mountains’, flows into female chorus and Lata Mangeshkar’s mellifluous vocals take over in the raag bhairavi-based mukhda. She … Continue reading

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