Abhas Kumar Ganguly (apna Kishore re) is still regarded as one of the most talented singers of our nation. Mohd Rafi is a singing genius, Manna Dey is the badshah of classical and semi-classical gharana. But, Kishore Kumar belongs to the aam admi and it is important to respect the taste of the mass. Kishore Kumar is known for churning outs romantic tracks , peppy numbers, heart-wrenching songs among others. But this blog post focuses upon those songs which are aimed at life in general . So no Jhumroo, Raat Kali Ek Khwab Mein Ayee Hum to Mohabbat karega over here. Some songs are contextual while some are for life. After all nothing is more important than life itself. Check this out.
1. Gaadi Bula Rahi Hain, Dost (1974)
This is my favourite and motivates you to move forward just like the mighty trains which overcome all the blockades in it’s track and keep moving on with fire in it’s heart. Dharmendra ‘s silence is so beautiful. This is a must song for your travel playlist.
Favourite Line : Aggey toofan , peeche barsaat ..upar gagan pe bijli
2. Zindagi Ek Safar hain Suhana, Andaz (1971)
This song doesn’t need any introduction , just enjoy the long road known as Life. This was a simplified versionof the concept known as Carpediem. Live life, make merry & don’t give a damm about others. Also it reminds you that life is vulnerable and might get lost at any time.
Rajesh Khanna’s lovable friendly appearence and Hema Malini’s smile make this one a treat to watch. Mohd Rafi did a sad version of the same song but it was Kishore da winning the brownie point the end. Check out Bombay in the 70’s..
Favourite line : Hasste gaatey Jahan se guzar
3. Jeevan Ke Safar Mein Raahi Milte Hain Bichar Jane ko, Munimji (1955)
The song highlights the fact that life is lonely and we are basically alone.You will have some people at some point of your life and you will part away with all of them, except with life. Dev Anand with his infectious smile ….hard to resist.
Favourite Line : Tanhayee mein tarpa ne ko
4. Zindagi Ki Yahi Reet, Mr.India (1987)
What is Life ?- It is an endless cycle of triumph and defeat. It is being happy and being sad.Brilliant use of metaphors. Anil Kapoor proves his mettle as an actor.If you ever feel depressed, listen to this one. Javed Akhtar’s lines are irrestible.
Favourite Line : Har naya paal naya geet hain
5.Thoda Hai Thode Ki Zaroorat Hai, Khatta-Meetha (1978)
No philosophical mumbo-jumbo over here.It is about the aspirations of the Indian middle class. Some of us need money, some of us need love, some of us need fame.Blatantly originial and hardhitting.
Favourite Line : The whole song..
6. Aane Wala pal, Golmaal (1979 )
The beauty of time and the crudeness of the same. Life is all about the little precious moments, try to live it. This song is simple and classy-that is Kishore all about.
Favourite Line : Ho saakey toh isme Zindagi Beeta Do
7. Musafir Hoon Yaaron, Parichay (1972)
Gulzar’s lyrics about the evergreen traveller,who wanders across the land with only one aim, no aim. It is about the restlessness, it is about freedom and most importantly it is about the wanderlust of life. Bohemian spirit de-coded.
Favourite Line : Mujhe Chalte Jana hain..
Bass, babu samjho ishare.
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