Your Sunday Playlist: 5 Golden Era Melodies to Soothe your Nerves!

By Admin

Feb 3, 2018

For Bollywood buffs, nothing is more soothing than spending Sundays in complete relaxation with soft, sweet music in your ears. Believe it or not, the golden era of Bollywood still finds a place in the Sunday playlist of people. We list out 5 such songs of yore which soothe your nerves on your day off.

Wo Shaam Kuch Ajeeb Thi (Khamoshi) – 

Written by Gulzar, this Kishore Kumar rendition is one of the most iconic songs of the time. Lamenting the loss of someone yet feeling her presence close to his heart, the song was picturised on Rajesh Khanna and Waheeda Rahman on the Hooghly River. Composer Hemant Kumar used Raga Yaman for this song where Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia also plays a tune from the flute before the two antaras. The song oscillates between the past and present of the two characters and the sense of longing found in the song resonates with listeners even today.

Dil ka Bhanwar Kare Pukaar (Tere Ghar ke Saamne) – 

Sung by Mohammad Rafi, the song is a sweet, simple mixture of playfulness and love. Picturised on Dev Anand and Nutan, this song had to be shot in a replica of the Qutub Minar. Dev Anand tried his level best to shoot at the location, but the huge size of cameras back in the day prevented it. He, however, managed to shoot some scenes in parts of the monument. SD burman’s music is uplifting and makes your heart flutter with simple joy.

O Sajna (Parakh) – 

Though a quintessential rain song, the song is a favourite with lovers of Indian classical as well as film music lovers since it is a perfect amalgamation of the two. Picturised on a young Sadhna, music director Salil Chowdhury blended Bengali Sanchari in the music. Lata Mangeshkar’s soothing voice and the sound of sitar by Jairam Acharya makes this a heart-rending song for all ages.

Likhe jo Khat Tujhe (Kanyadaan) –

Mohammad Rafi spun magic in this song with his happy, playful yet romantic spirit. Picturised on late Shashi Kapoor and Asha Parekh, the music was composed by another magical music duo Shankar-Jaikishan. The song is a confession of love from a well-to-do man to a village girl. This much-hummed song is one of the highlights of Rafi’s career.  

Chaudhvin ka Chand Ho (Chaudhvin ka Chand) – 

This eternal Guru Dutt classic is the only song of his featured in colour. A melodious romantic number with Rafi’s voice, a love-lorn Guru Dutt is seen mesmerised by Waheeda Rahmaan’s beauty. This ballad seems like a holy mixture of classical romance and longing with mysticism added to it. This one is bound to put you in a state of tranquil with a sigh!

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