This is a sequel to the post entitled ‘ Dil, Depression and Sad Songs’. Well, every bad post need a followup, so to the lousy last post, here are few more sad songs.
I have no dearth of Pyar mein Dukhi dost in my friendlist and few of them are really good with their playlist. Let the siaypaa begin.
10. Koi ho toh jisko apna, Mere Apne
Kishore Kumar provides the baritone vocal and the handsome hunk Vinod Khanna tickles audience with pop depressional symptoms. The song has been picturised in an old dilapidated mansion and it adds up to the loneliness depicted in the song. Don’t just listen, watch the video.
Fav Lines : Bhula huwa koi Wada
9. Kasme Wadein Pyar Wafa, Upkar
One cannot surpass Manna Dey’s vocals, pauses and the ability to depict the mood flawlessly. To me, he is one of the most underrated vocalists in Indian Playback singer in India. This song is not only sad, but it is so real that it haunts you to the core. You cannot ignore Pran, oh man…
The philosophy, the secularism, the texture and almost everything…Universal beauty
Fav Lines : Agar Ye Hindu ka kaam hai mandir Kisne luta hai age Muslim ka kamhe to khuda ka ghr hai Kyun tuta.. The whole song.
8. Dil Aisa Kisine Mera Toda, Amanush.
Sharmila Tagore wakes up to the sombre tune of Uttam Kumar. Dressed in blue, Uttam Kumar infuses himself with the blue sky & the river water, ceasing to an non-existential entity. Uttam Kumar seems broken and so do we. Love can break a person, hate can shatter a person. If possible do listen to the original Bangla version. Sharing both the versions. Kishore Kumar won filmfare award for this one.
Checkout the background of Sunderban..
Fav Line : Sagar kitna mere pass hai , mere jeevan mein phir bhi pyass hain
The Bangla Version
7. Tanhayee, Dil Chahta Hai
Aamir Khan suffers here for not expressing his feelings to Preity Zinta. The lyrics are blunt and Sonu Nigam is soothing to the core. In the end, it curses the novice heart, we all do.
Fav Lines : Tumko jo pyar kiya toh
6. Ek Akela Iss Shaher Mein, Gharaonda
This is my song. I can feel each & every words. You are all alone in the big city of Bombay, you are coping up with the insane crowd, mad rush. You are seeking directions to reach your destiny. You are roaming alone at Marine Drive, Worli Sea face and reflect upon your life. Bhupinder Singh’s deserves applause and so do Gulzar , Amol Palekar, Jaidev and everyone else related to this song. Fuck, I will write a separate post, later on.
I need a tissue paper.
Fav Line : Inn Umar se lambi
5. Din Dhal Jayee, Guide
Guide is the greatest film in Bollywood and all the tunes from this movie are timeless. Dev Anand asks his servant to give him company for a drink, just imagine the level of lonliness and helplessness. You have given everything for love only to loose everything.Mohd. Rafi keeps it low and proves his versatility with every note.. Oh man, ego kills everything.
Do not listen to this song, if you are alone. You might die.
Fav line : Pyar mein jinke sab jag chora
4. Na jao Saiyan Chudda Ke Baiya, Saheb Biwi Aur Ghulam
Meena Kumari longs for the presence of her husband and request( read plead) him to stay for the night. I hate the lyrics because of the phrases like Janam Ki Daasi and Charan o mein rahungi. Give him a divorce, but that was early 19th century, women were oppressed. It portrayed the horrific conditions of women in feudal Bengal, India. Geeta Dutt was a genuius, listen.
Fav line : Main roo padungi
3. Abhi Zinda Hoon Toh, Nazayaz
One estranged father spots a group of streets singers amidst heavy Bombay shower, gets drunk, sing like there is no tomorrow and pleads life to let him live. The context is gripping, Kumar Sanu is sweet, Naseeruddin Shah is impeccable and Roop Kumar Rathod is out of the world. I love this one..
Fav Line : Mujhe tukdo mein nahi jeena hai
2. Chingari Koi Bhadke, Amar Prem
This is philosophy to the core. Kaka ji is a treat to watch, Sharmila reacts perfectly. Kishore Kumar walks away with all the glory but Pancham Da’s music steals the show
Fav Line : Humse mat pucho kaise mandir toota sapno ka
Kya Hua Tera Wada, Hum Kisi Se Kam Nahi
O Sathi Re Tere Bina Bhi Kya Jina, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
1. Jina Yahan Marna Yahan, Mera Naam Joker
The song is the philosophy of Raj Kapoor’s life, ” The show must go on.” An artist is meant for the stage, his life is dedicated to art. Laugh at the jest, not the jester. Jokers are the most tragic characters in literature. The pain is real and it echoes over the eternity. What a showmanship. Nolan’s Joker is terrifying but this Joker is real and evokes real sympathy.
Fav Line : Swarg yahi, Nark yahan.
Now, I have two special songs
Ae Ajnabi, Dil Se
Feel the lyrics and the cerebral background music. Udit Narayan’s best till date.
Fav Line : Main adhura, Tu adhuri
Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya, Guide
The quintessential sad song, Mohd Rafi & Dev Anand bitch together about Waheeda Rehman, beloved. Sorry for the word, but that is the feel. The cinematography was much ahead of time, sheer joy.
Fav Line : Bewafa tere pyar mein
Aur bhi hai.. wait for the 3rd part..
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