Mainu Ishq Tera Lae Dooba – Aiyaary (February 2018)

A soulful, acoustic romantic melody from Aiyaary sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, composed by Rochak Kohli and penned by Manoj Muntashir

‘Good things come in small packages’ they say. This lovely ballad proves that they can come in short lengths too! Beautifully sung by none other than Sunidhi Chauhan, this one’s composed by Paani da rang-fame Rochak Kohli. The guitar riffs and strums support Sunidhi’s out-of-the-world vocals just like Ayushmann’s in Paani da rang. Within the antara, a discerning ear would notice a slight similarity at 1:15s with Aashiqui 2’s Chaahun main ya naa (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6MH8K8K_SE; 2:03 onwards). That aside, I am so much in love with it that I have been re-playing this incessantly and have dedicated this weekend to this beautiful hummable track!

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Mujhe Rang De – Thakshak (1999)

Film: Thakshak (1999)
Music: AR Rahman
Lyrics: Sukhwinder Singh
Singers: Asha Bhosle, AR Rahman

It is AR Rahman time! Means that a complicated percussion pattern takes centre-stage and that is exactly why this one’s foot tapping. The first high-pitched antara is different compared to the next two lower-octave ones. The latter have a magnificent layering of the vocals juxtaposed with a beautiful combination of male and female chorus and decorated with an echo to help it reach a crescendo! This one exuberates energy, has excellent use of the bass and the racy leitmotif Rang de keeps haunting every now and then. Asha Bhosle displays a wide vocal range especially within the antara …starting 6:14, you have to listen to her alaap prowess and experience something special

Not many people know that the popular vocalist, Sukhwinder Singh, has penned this song. This number was also used in a 2008 Hollywood movie, The Accidental Husband. Thakshak was a low-key album from AR Rahman especially as it released just after Taal (also 1999). I really liked 2 other numbers in the album – the romantic and soothing Roop Kumar Rathod sung Khaamosh raat (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs7Imo4xkKA) and the Sujata Trivedi crooned sensuous Boondon se baatein (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGZIYhR5-VQ)

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Pehla nasha – Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)

Film: Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)
Music: Jatin-Lalit
Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Singers: Udit Narayan, Sadhana Sargam

Chaahe tum kuchh na kaho maine sun liya, ke saathi pyaar ka mujhe chun liya reinforces the proverbial phrase ‘if speech is silver, silence is golden’. A few things in life are as soothing as a cool breeze and as calm as a summer sea…this track is one of them. It will remind you of your first love, make you fly, smile, cry and be nostalgic …and for some may be all at the same time! Majrooh Sultanpuri weaves a dream with Pehla nasha pehla khumaar, naya pyaar hai naya intezaar, kar loon main kya apna haal, ae dil-e-beqaraar tu hi bata. He also beautifully captures the love-smitten carefree aspiration with Udta hi phiroon in hawaon mein kahin, ya main jhool jaaoon in ghataaon mein kahin, ik kar doon aasmaan aur zameen. Jatin-Lalit tune this beautifully and pace it stunningly well along with some heart-warming instrumentation via the piano and the saxophone but minimal tabla-laced percussion. Udit Narayan and Sadhana Sargam emote it magnificently and I think this one defines, expresses and emotes romance like not many have done before. Feel blessed to have heard this in my lifetime! What a number!!!

This one is arguably the best composition of Jatin-Lalit’s career and definitely one of the best of the 1990s! The young music composer duo got a special place in people’s hearts after this album particularly via this track. This was also one of the very few songs to be shot completely in slow motion – the instrumentation, its pace and the mood was perfect to do that! This youthful and very successful album had the nation hooked on to it. The album had the Pinball Wizard-inspired Yahaan ke hum Sikandar (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw6l6CgrzNw), the rags-to-riches Arre yaaron mere pyaaron (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBmPHIW6B68), the breezy Humse hai saara jahaan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKIajN–hV0), the catchy Naam hai mera Fonseca (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48sx4U31S1E), the sad Rooth ke humse kabhi (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mrZVGTOimI) and the dance-worthy Shehar ki pariyon ke peechhe (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W40XHUbShz4)

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Roz roz aankhon tale – Jeeva (1986)

Film: Jeeva (1986)
Music: RD Burman
Lyrics: Gulzar
Singers: Amit Kumar, Asha Bhosle

Countless forgettable movies in the 1980s had some breathtakingly heartwarming numbers like this one. GulzarRD Burman combination has always presented awesome and appealing compositions through the years…but this one for some reason sounds extra-special! The opening has instant appeal with Asha Bhosle doing what she is best at – singing with a lot of feel. The young Amit Kumar, the illustrious Kishore Kumar’s son, matches Asha in a Kishore-esque manner. Gulzar isn’t far behind with an unbelievable poetic expression in Jab se tumhaare naam ki misri honth lagaayi hai, meetha sa gham hai aur meethi si tanhaayi hai! RD Burman garnishes the tune brilliantly but does not forget to keep the innocence and romance alive! I can only look up searching for him and say, “What a composition sir!” Such a masterpiece…

This song wasn’t too popular when it released. However, like any top-quality composition, it picked-up slowly and music lovers started to take notice! This number is considered as one of RD Burman’s finest compositions ever. Quite surprising that it came in the 1980s that was not considered a good phase for Burman. Although there have been many views on my blog across posts but I am proud to mention that the ‘original chord and lyrics’ post for this number has garnered the maximum number of hits till date! You can find the link here: https://shailendra19.com/2016/04/27/guitar-chords-and-lyrics-for-roz-roz-aankhon-tale-movie-jeeva/

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Ik raasta hai zindagi – Kaala Patthar (1979)

Film: Kaala Patthar (1979)
Music: Rajesh Roshan
Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi
Singers: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

The popular but temperamental Sahir Ludhianvi writes – Ik raasta hai zindagi jo tham gaye to kuchh nahi, yeh kadam kisi muqaam pe jo jam gaye to kuchh nahi. Another line goes – Jaate hue kadmon se aate hue kadmon se bhari rahegi raahguzar jo hum gaye to kuchh nahi. Inspirational lines! Ironically, we have the late Shashi Kapoor lip-synching this one. Kishore Kumar emotes this racy number inimitably to ensure Rajesh Roshan’s breezy composition gets the accolades it deserves. The mukhda has an appealing 2-octave play and Roshan uses his oft-used instrument, the flute, to great effect. Also uses Lata Mangeshkar’s vocals interspersed with some nice female chorus. Very catchy, hummable and inspiring I say.

Abdul Hayee, better known by his pen name Sahir Ludhianvi, had an illustrious career with multiple filmfare awards and a Padma Shri to his name. In March 2013, the ninety-second anniversary of Sahir’s birth, a commemorative stamp was issued in his honour. Some of his memorable work is reflected in numbers and words like Main pal do pal ka shaayar hoon pal do pal meri kahaani hai (Kabhie Kabhie, 1976), Tu hindu banegaa na musalmaan banegaa, insaan ki aulaad hai insaan banegaa (Dhool Ka Phool, 1959), Chalo ik baar phir se ajnabi ban jaayen hum dono (Gumrah, 1963), Ae meri zohra jabeen tujhe maaloom nahi (Waqt, 1965), Abhi naa jaao chhod kar ke dil abhi bharaa nahi (Hum Dono, 1961). What a writer!!

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Original chords and lyrics for ‘Dil diyaan gallan’ (Tiger Zinda Hai)

Dil diyan gallan (Tiger zinda hai)

Kacchi doriyon, doriyon, doriyon se
D                                 G         D

Mainu tu baandh le
G                     D

Pakki yaariyon, yaariyon, yaariyon mein
D                                 G         D

Honde na faasley
G                     D

Eh naraazgi kaagzi saari teri
Bm                  A                Bm

Mere sohneya sunn le meri
Bm                      A

Dil diyan gallan
D

Karaange naal naal beh ke
G

Akh naale akh nu milaa ke
A                     D

Dil diyan gallan haaye
D

Karaange roz roz beh ke
G

Sacchiyan mohabbataan nibha ke
A                     D

Sataaye mainu kyun
D

Dikhaaye mainu kyun
D

Aiven jhuthi mutthi russ ke rusaake
G                                 D

Dil diyan gallan haaye
D

Karaange naal naal beh ke
G

Akh naale akh nu milaa ke
A                     D

 

Tenu lakhan ton chhupa ke rakhaan
D

Akkhaan te sajaa ke tu ae meri wafaa
D                                 G

Rakh apna bana ke
G

Main tere layi aan
A

Tere layi aan yaaran
A                     G

Naa paavin kade dooriyan
D

Tenu lakhan ton chhupa ke rakhaan
D

Akkhaan te sajaa ke tu ae meri wafaa
D                                 G

Rakh apna bana ke
G

Main tere layi aan
A

Tere layi aan yaaran
A                     G

Naa paavin kade dooriyan
D

Main jeena haan tera
D                         G  A

Main jeena haan tera
D

Tu jeena hai mera
D

Dass lena ki nakhra dikha ke
D         G                     A

Dil diyan gallan
D

Karaange naal naal beh ke
G

Akh naale akh nu milaa ke
A                     D

Dil diyan gallan
D

Raatan kaaliyan, kaaliyan, kaaliyan ne
D                                 G         D

Mere dil saanwle
G                     D

Mere haaniyan, haaniyan, haaniyan je
D                                 G         D

Lagge tu na gale
G                     D

Mere aasmaan mausaman di na sune
Bm                  A                Bm

Koi khwaab na poora bune
Bm                      A

Dil diyan gallan
D

Karaange naal naal beh ke
G

Akh naale akh nu milaa ke
A                     D

 

Pataa hai mainu chupa ke dekhe tu
D

Mere naal naam se naam mila ke
D                     G                     A

Dil diyan gallan
D

Karange naal naal beh ke
G

Akh naale akh nu milaa ke
A                     D

Dil diyan gallan
D

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Original lyrics and chords for ‘Gulaabi Aankhen’ (The Train)

Gulaabi aankhen (The Train)

La La La La
Am

La La La La La La La La La
G

La La La La La La La La La
F

La La La La La La La La La
E

Gulaabi Aankhen Jo Teri Dekhi
Am                              G

Sharaabi Yeh Dil Ho Gaya
F                                  E

Sambhaalo Mujhko O Mere Yaaron
Am                              G

Sambhalna Mushkil Ho Gaya
F                                  E

 

Dil Mein Mere Khwaab Tere
E                                 F

Tasveer Jaise Ho Deewaar Pe
G                       F                   E        

Tujhpe Fida Main Kyoon Hua
E                                 F

Aata Hai Gussa Mujhe Pyaar Pe
G                       F                   E        

Main Lut Gaya Maanke Dil Ka Kaha
Am                              G

Main Kahin Tha Na Raha
F

Kya Kahoon Main Dilruba
E

Pura Yeh Jaadu Teri Aankhon Ka
Am                              G

Yeh Mera Kaatil Ho Gaya
F                                  E

 

Gulaabi Aankhen Jo Teri Dekhi
Am                              G

Sharaabi Yeh Dil Ho Gaya
F                                  E
Maine Sada Chaaha Yehi
E                                 F

Daaman Bacha Loon Haseenon Se Main
G                       F                       E

Teri Kasam Khwaabon Mein Bhi
E                                 F

Bachta Fida Naazneenon Se Main
G                       F                   E        

Tauba Magar Mil Gayi Tujhse Nazar
Am                              G

Mil Gaya Dard-E-Jigar
F

Sun Zara O Bekhabar
E

Zara Sa Haske Jo Dekha Tune
Am                              G

Main Tera Bismil Ho Gaya
F                                  E

Gulaabi Aankhen Jo Teri Dekhi
Am                              G

Sharaabi Yeh Dil Ho Gaya
F                                  E

Sambhaalo Mujhko O Mere Yaaron
Am                              G

Sambhalna Mushkil Ho Gaya
F                                  E

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