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I proclaim today as 90s Music Day


And, since I do, and also since I’m working from home today, I thought I’d post some videos here that I used to love when I was growing up, and yes – the thought that I loved some of these songs does embarrass me (a lot!), but then there’s just so much about the 90s that would embarrass almost everyone, that well – here it is, then.

Now, some of these songs I may be embarrassed about, but some others I still quite like. And, I won’t tell you which ones – I know I’ll be judged! 😀

So, the No.1 romantic Hindi movie of the Nineties – Dil, and Mujhe neend na aaye, chain na aaye… from this movie. I really, really wanted that black satin outfit that Madhuri’s wearing in a part of the song, with a red flower behind her ear – and yes, I am (quite!) ashamed of that.

This song, and the next one, from the same movie.

There was something so nice about building a home out of nothing.

“Chhat pyaar ki,

dil ki zameen,

khwaabon ki hain ye deewaarein…” …or something like that.

This song I remember dancing to – a lot!

And, this song from another Aamir-Madhuri movie. And, can I just say that I thought Aamir looked quite cute in his specy-avatar.

And then, this song from another movie from 1990 – Baaghi, with Salman Khan and Nagma. Used to love the red and white striped sweater that he’s wearing in this song.

And, this one from another Salman Khan movie, this time with Revathi.

And this song – I still really like, by the way.

And – the ultimate Salman Khan movie from the 90s – Maine Pyaar Kiya, the movie that created Prem and Suman.

A little bit of film trivia. In Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, the next Rajshri movie with second avatar of “Prem”, there’s a scene during Pooja’s wedding, when Prem gets a crank call, and the girl on the other end says that her name is Suman, with the soundtrack of Maine Pyaar Kiya playing in the background. See, now would you have known that if it wasn’t for this post? 😀

I also liked this next song, which was a copy of this song.

The original antakshari that we all tried to memorise, so that playing antakshari became so much easier. Yes, cheating wasn’t a big deal for us, obviously.

And then, this and this too, from the same movie.

And, then – hold your breath – this next song, from the movie that had the long-haired poet and his long-haired friend, both in love with the same girl.

And, then this song from Vishwatma, and I love the music that this song starts with.

And, how can you have a list of songs from the 90s, without having Govinda in them, so here’s one with him and Divya Bharti.

Oh, and this murder mystery from the Nineties – Khiladi. The frilly frocks, bright colours, coed-colleges, singing and dancing – how much more Nineties can you get? 😀

And, there are so many more of these absolute classic gems, that I find myself ODing on 90s music, and not doing enough work. (I am supposed to be working from home, you remember?)

So, more of these another time. No, no – don’t worry – there are loads more where these came from! 🙂

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Ek roz main tadap kar…


…iss dil ko thaam loonga.

Love this one too.

And G had sung this song to me over the phone once, late at night – about five or so years ago. 🙂

 

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Chaand zard zard hai…


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ek sau solaah chaand ki raatein…ek tumhaare kaandhe ka til…


This is a post that was inspired by something I read on Megha‘s blog about one of my favourite songs…

Incidentally, the line “ek sau solaah chaand ki raatein, ek tumhaare kaandhe ka til” from the song Mera Kuchh Saamaan from Ijaazat refers to the 116 phases of the moon that are listed in Indian classical literature. What Gulzar means to say is that all the possible phases of brightness that the moon has to offer, cannot even begin to match the tiny dark spot on your shoulder.

Very, very nice, I think. 🙂

Anyway, thinking about mera kuchh saamaan started me thinking about my favourite Hindi songs – or, some of my favourite Hindi songs, at any rate.

  1. Mera Kuchh Saamaan and Katra Katra from Ijaazat
    For RD’s awesome music, Asha’s awesome voice, and Gulzar’s awesome lyrics. For the lines “tumne to aakash bichhaya…mere nange pairo mein zameen hai…” in Katra Katra. And for the aforementioned lines from mera kuchh saamaan.
  2. Sona Nahin Naa Sahi from One 2 Ka 4
    For the lines “sona nahin na sahi, chaandi nahin na sahi…fikar kya hai, main hoon na tere liye…“. Not great lyrics, I know. But I just love the thought in the song. That, no matter if we have very little, but you have me – always.
  3. Hum Aapki Aankhon Mein from Pyaasa
    For the lines “hum aapko khwaabon mein la la ke sataayenge…hum aapki aankhon se neendein hi uDaa dein to…“. And for Geeta Dutt’s and Rafi’s playful, lilting voices.
  4. Tum Pukar Lo and Humne Dekhi Hai Unn Aankhon Ki from Khamoshi
    muqtasar si baat hai tum se pyaar hai…tumhaara intezaar hai, tum pukaar lo…” from tum pukaar lo. And, “humne dekhi hai, unn aankhon ki mahakati khushboo…haath se chhuuke ise, rishton ka ilzaam na do…” – only Gulzar can write words like “aankhon ki mahakati khushboo“. Beautiful! 🙂
  5. Meri Jaan Mujhe Jaan Naa Kaho from Anubhav
    honth jhuke jab honthon par…saans uljhi ho saanson mein…do judwaan honthon ki…baat kaho aankhon se…“. Very sexy words, don’t you think?
  6. Gulmohar Gar Tumhaara Naam Hota from Devtaa
    gulmohar gar tumhaara naam hota…mausam-e-gul ko hasaana bhi humaara kaam hota…“. Such a nice thought behind the lyrics. Also, ‘coz I love Gulmohar trees when they’re in full bloom – especially the red ones. Look like fire flowers.
  7. Dekh Ke Teri Nazar from Howrah Bridge
    There’s this one line in the song, which goes – “aaye ho dho ke kahin aankhein sharaab se” – I don’t think any other Hindi film song describes intoxicating, sexy eyes as well.
  8. Abhi Naa Jaao ChhoDkar from Hum Dono
    Love this song for its lyrics and music, but more so because this is the first song G sang to me. Not “sang” really – typed. We were chatting and it was very late at night, and I said I had to go sleep – and this is when he said abhi na jaao chhoDke, ke dil abhi bhara nahin…and I said, yehi kahoge tum sada ke dil abhi nahin bhara. And, this was one of those times when I was feeling constantly surprised at how two people who’ve had such different exposures and lives, have so much in common. I love old Hindi film songs (as is quite evident from this list!), and most people I’ve known have had no idea about any except for the most over-played and popular old songs. Another of the things that surprised me the same way is when G said (again in one of our chats) “swatIsaid” (translation: that’s what I said) – which is what Ern Goon from The Five Find-Outers used to say. 🙂
    Also, G’s ID on ICQ used to be Hawkeye. From Hawkeye Pierce in M*A*S*H, who I used to be absolutely in love with. 🙂
  9. Maula Mere Maula from Anwar
    Beautiful, beautiful lyrics, and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s awesome voice.
  10. Tum Jo Mil Gaye Ho from Hanste Zakhm
    The most haunting romantic song I have ever heard. Gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. Kaifi Azmi’s lyrics and Rafi’s voice. Wow!
  11. Mujhe Dard-e-Dil Ka Pata Naa Thaa from Akash Deep
    yoon hi apne apne safar mein gum, kahin door mein kahin door tum…chale ja rahe thay juda juda, mujhe aap kisliye mil gaye…” Need I say any more? 🙂
  12. Teri Deewani from Kailasa
    Not a Hindi film song, but such beautiful lyrics. And Kailash Kher sings it with such feeling.
  13. Mann Re Tu Kaahe Naa Dheer Dhare from Chitralekha
    Outlook voted this as 1st out of the 20 best Hindi film songs ever. Not the best, I think. But, one of the best for sure!
  14. There’s this one song that I loooove! It’s by Yesudas, as far as I remember. There’s this one line in the song that goes – “samay ka aanchal thaam ke pal pal umar chali hai jaane kahaan…” – and I can’t for the life of me remember tha title of the song, or any other words from it. Can someone please help me? ‘Coz this is going to be driving me mad till I do remember which song this is from!!

Correction: Maula Mere Maula is not a Rahat Fateh Ali Khan song – it’s actually sung by Roop Kumar Rathod. Still very nice though.

Tags: Also, I tag Quirky Soul, Anand, River, Anvita and the Mad Momma. Also, whoever else would like to take it up. 🙂

Another Update: I have finally managed to remember – with no help from anyone – which the last song I wrote about is! It’s tere bin soona more mann ka mandir! 🙂

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Of Gulzar and a few of my favourite songs…


Got work to do, and can think of nothing else to write…
Hence, some random lyrics…
All three, my favourites…
All three, written by
Gulzar

1)
Tum Pukar Lo Tumhara Intezaar Hai
Film: Khamoshi

Tum pukar lo, tumhara intezaar hai, tum pukar lo...Khwaab chun rahi hai raat, beqarar hai...Tumhara intezaar hai, tum pukar lo...

(Honth pe liye hue dil ki baat ham...Jaagte rahenge aur kitni raat ham...) -2Muqtasar si baat hai tum se pyaar hai...Tumhara intezaar hai, tum pukar lo...

(Dil bahal to jaayega is khayal se...Haal mil gaya tumhara apne haal se...) -2Raat ye qaraar ki beqarar hai...Tumhara intezaar hai...

2)Humne Dekhi Hai Unn Aankhon Ki...Film: Khamoshi

Hamne dekhi hai, unn aankhon ki mahakati khushboo...Haath se chhuke ise, rishton ka ilzaam na do...Sirf ehasaas hai ye,  rooh se mehsoos karo...Pyaar ko pyaar hi rehene do, koi naam na do...

Hamne dekhi hai, unn aankhon ki mahakati khushboo...Haath se chhuke ise, rishton ka ilzaam na do...Hamne dekhi hai...

Pyaar koi bol nahin, pyaar aawaaz nahin...Ek khamoshi hai, sunti hain kaha karti hai...Na ye bujhti hai, na rukti hai, n thehari hai kahin...Noor ki boond hai, sadiyon se bahaa karti hai...

Sirf ehasaas hai ye,  rooh se mehsoos karo...Pyaar ko pyaar hi rehene do, koi naam na do...

Hamne dekhi hai, unn aankhon ki mahakati khushboo...Haath se chhuke ise, rishton ka ilzaam na do...Hamne dekhi hai...

Muskurahat si khili rehti hai aankhon mein kahin...Aur palakon pe ujaale se jhuke rehte hain...Honthh kuchh kehte nahin, kaanpate honthhon pe magar...Itne khamosh se afsaane ruke rehte hain...

Sirf ehasaas hai ye,  rooh se mehsoos karo...Pyaar ko pyaar hi rehene do, koi naam na do...

Hamne dekhi hai, unn aankhon ki mahakati khushboo...Haath se chhuke ise, rishton ka ilzaam na do...Hamne dekhi hai...

3)Meri Jaan Mujhe Jaan Na Kaho...Film: Anubhav

Meri jaan, mujhe jaan na kaho meri jaan...Meri jaan, meri jaan, mujhe jaan na kaho meri jaan...meri jaan, meri jaan...

(Jaan na kaho anjaan mujhe...jaan kahaan rehti hai sadaa...) - 2Anjaane, kya jaane...Jaan ke jaaye kaun bhala...

Meri jaan, mujhe jaan na kaho meri jaan...Meri jaan, meri jaan...

(Sookhe saawan baras gaye...Kitni baar in aankhon se...) - 2Do boondein na barse...In bheegi palkon se...

Meri jaan, mujhe jaan na kaho meri jaan...Meri jaan, meri jaan...

(Honth jhuke jab honthon par...Saans uljhi ho saanson mein...) - 2Do judwaan honthon ki...Baat kaho aankhon se...

Meri jaan, mujhe jaan na kaho meri jaan...Meri jaan, meri jaan, mujhe jaan na kaho meri jaan...Meri jaan, meri jaan...

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I Believe in You – Don Williams


I don’t believe in superstars,
Organic food and foreign cars.
I don’t believe the price of gold;
The certainty of growing old.
That right is right and left is wrong,
That north and south can’t get along.
That east is east and west is west.
And being first is always best.

But I believe in love.
I believe in babies.
I believe in Mom and Dad.
And I believe in you.

Well, I don’t believe that heaven waits,
For only those who congregate.
I like to think of God as love:
He’s down below, He’s up above.
He’s watching people everywhere.
He knows who does and doesn’t care.
And I’m an ordinary man,
Sometimes I wonder who I am.

But I believe in love.
I believe in music.
I believe in magic.
And I believe in you.

Well, I know with all my certainty,
What’s going on with you and me,
Is a good thing.
It’s true, I believe in you.

I don’t believe virginity,
Is as common as it used to be.
In working days and sleeping nights,
That black is black and white is white.
That Superman and Robin Hood,
Are still alive in Hollywood.
That gasoline’s in short supply,
The rising cost of getting by.

But I believe in love.
I believe in old folks.
I believe in children.
I believe in you.

But I believe in love.
I believe in babies.
I believe in Mom and Dad.
And I believe in you.

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious



Mary Poppins:
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
It’s…
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You’ll always sound precociousAll:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

Bert:
Because I was afraid to speak
When I was just a lad
My father gave me nose a tweak
And told me I was bad
But then one day I learned a word
That saved me achin’ nose

Bert, Mary Poppins and Chorus:
The biggest word I ever heard
And this is how it goes: Oh!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You’ll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

Mary Poppins:
He traveled all around the world
And everywhere he went
He’d use his word and all would say
“There goes a clever gent”

Bert:
When Dukes and maharajas
Pass the time of day with me
I say me special word and then
They ask me out to tea

Bert, Mary Poppins and Chorus:
Oh..
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You’ll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

Mary Poppins:
So when the cat has got your tongue
There’s no need for dismay
Just summon up this word
And then you’ve got a lot to say
But better use it carefully
Or it could change your life

The Perlie:
One night I said it to me girl
And now me girl’s my wife!

The Perlie, Mary Poppins and Chorus:
Oh..
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Even though the sound of it
Is something quite atrocious
If you say it loud enough
You’ll always sound precocious
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay!

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