World Music Day: 10 iconic Bollywood songs having Sargam in lyrics
Today on the occasion of forty first World Music Day also known as The Fête de la Musique aka Music Day, Make Music Day, we look at Hindi film songs that contain Sargam in its lyrics
World Music Day is a celebration of music all over in public spaces originated by Jack Lang, then Minister of Culture of France, as well as by Maurice Fleuret; the first World Music Day celebration took place in Paris in 1982. World Music Day has now become a phenomenon celebrated in 120 countries around the world
In India what is music without sargam – sa re ga ma … on the occasion of World Music Day here are the ten iconic songs of Bollywood having sargam in their lyrics
The fun filled happy song filmed on Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra from Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s classic comedy Chupke Chupke (1975), saw Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar at their best. Sachin Dev Burman gave the music and Anand Bakshi wrote the lyrics
The classic romantic song from Raj Khosla directed Bombai Ka Babu (1960) saw the evergreen Dev Anand and Suchitra Sen in their romantic best. Soulfully sung by Asha Bhosle and Mohammad Rafi. The meaningful lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri and mesmerizing music by Sachin Dev Burman make this song a class on its own.
This classic in Raag Bhairavi sung by Manna De is an immortal gem. Filmed on Raj Kapoor from the movie Dil Hi To Hai (1963) directed by CL Rawal and PL Santoshi. Music Director Roshan. Lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi.
The feel-good song from Gulzar’s life assuring Parichay (1972), the movie partly inspired by the evergreen Hollywood classic The Sound Of Music saw Jeetendra, Jaya Bhaduri and those cute kids having a good time out.
Gulzar’s playful lyrics blended well with Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle’s soothing voice, Rahul Dev Burman’s music was refreshing.
The soothing song sung by Yesudas and Hemlata from Basu Chatterjee’s classic romantic musical Chitchor (1976) written and directed by Basu Chatterjee. Filmed on Amol Palekar and Zarina Wahab. Lyricist and music by Ravindra Jain. Singer Jesudas and Hemlata
Wonderfully sung by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal from the movie Wazir (2016) filmed on Farhan Akhtar and Aditi Rao Hydari. Lyrics by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Music by Shantanu Moitra.
Filmed on Rekha from Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s classic slice of life Khubsoorat (1980). Brilliantly sung by Asha Bhosle and Ashok Kumar. Lyrics by Gulzar and music by Rahul Dev Burman.
The iconic song filmed on Amitabh Bachchan dressed in those Air India’s Maharaja inspired get up. This peppy number masterly sung by Kishore with R.D Burman adding to the Sargam. The song became a rage from Prakash Mehra’s iconic blockbuster Namak Halal (1982). Lyrics Anjaan and Prakash Mehra. Music Bappi Lahiri.
Filmed on the thespian Dilip Kumar, the song from the movie Kohinoor (1960) starring Dilip Kumar and Meena Kumari. Music Director: Naushad. Lyricist: Shakeel Badayuni. Singer Mohammad Rafi.
Filmed on Salman Khan from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s heart rendering musical Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999). Singers: Ustad Sultan Khan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shankar Mahadevan. Lyrics: Mehboob
Music: Ismail Darbar.