Hi! Its a long time since I blogged. Incase you read my last post which was a short story and are surprised as to why you can't find it any longer - I was not satisfied with it and decided to delete it. I felt it was too filmy! Coming to the films now - this year is the 100th year of Bollywood or Indian Films. Bollywood means a lot of things to a lot of people. Across the years, we have seen a lot of meaningful and meaningless cinema being churned out in Bollywood. One of the Unique Selling Points of Bollywood has been songs. There have been songs that have actually created a hit film at times. Many times the songs are unnecessary, seems just forced inside but I really like them. I can't imagine a Hindi movie without songs. With this post, I salute Bollywood with some of my favourite songs from the black & white era:-
Babuji Dheere Chalna - Sung by Geeta Dutt
The seductive voice, simple composition - overall a beautiful song
Nanhi Kali Sone Chali - Sung by Geeta Dutt
One of my most favourite lullabys ever!
Khoya Khoya Chand - Sung by Mohd Rafi
Awesome song, infact the entire album of this movie - Kala Bazaar has real nice songs.
Acha Ji Main Haari - Asha Bhonsle & Mohd Rafi
Cute playful song featuring 2 of the most good looking actors from Bollywood - Madhubala & Dev Anand
Na Jao Saiyan - Geeta Dutt
Iconic movie featuring the tragedy queen of Bollywood - Meena Kumari
Waqt ne Kia Kya Haseen Sitam - Geeta Dutt
Beautiful haunting sad tune!
Aayega Aanewala - Rajkumari
Beautiful yet simple melody
Dheere Dheere Machal - Lata Mangeshkar
Lovely heart touching melody
Hai Apna Dil to Awara - Hemant Kumar
One of the most famous songs of Hemant Kumar
Jaane Kahan Mera Jigar Gaya Ji - Mohd Rafi & Geeta Dutt
Chil Chil Chilla Ke - Kishore Kumar
One of the funniest songs ever
Baar Baar Dekho - Mohd Rafi
Mera Naam Chin Chin Choo - Geeta Dutta
Probably the first Bollywood song featuring Helen
Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon - Shamshad Begum
One of the lighter songs sung by Shamshad Begum.
Jo Vada Kia Woh - Lata Mangeshkar & Mohd Rafi
From the movie Taj Mahal (1963) - most remembered for its music