Your Sunday Playlist: 5 Golden Era Melodies to Soothe your Nerves!
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 Sundayplaylist of
people. We list out 5 such songs of yore which soothe your nerves on your day off.
Shaam Kuch Ajeeb Thi (Khamoshi) –
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.
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.
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.
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
ka Chand Ho (Chaudhvin ka Chand) –
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!