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Mood Off? Listen to This Playlist!

By SUKANYA VERMA
June 18, 2021 12:54 IST
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In these pandemic stricken, music bereft times, what can be more joyous than a playlist of 25 golden melodies? Sukanya Verma curates one for you.

The second of a multi-part special:

Dum Maaro Dum, Hare Rama Hare Krishna
Music: R D Burman
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Singer: Asha Bhosle

Asha Bhosle achieves all the groovy goals RD sets out for her in the chartbuster that turned Zeenat Aman into a household name.

 

Tu Chanda Main Chandni, Reshma Aur Shera
Music: Jaidev
Lyrics: Balkavi Bairagi
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Jaidev's National Award-winning soundtrack for Sunil Dutt's ambitious love story cannot be celebrated enough.

Tu Chanda is yet another fine example of what makes Lata Mangeshkar such a big deal.

 

Jab Bhi Yeh Dil Udaas Hota Hai, Seema
Music: Shankar-Jaikishan
Lyrics: Gulzar
Singers: Mohammed Rafi, Sharda

Few may recall the movie, but the song left a lasting impression. What's not to like about Rafi's impassioned cry penned by Gulzar and picturised on a young, clean shaven Kabir Bedi and Simi Garewal.

 

Koi Maane Ya Na Maane, Adhikar
Music: R D Burman
Lyrics: Ramesh Pant
Singers: Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle

Deb Mukherjee and Nazima get all lovey-dovey over this breezy RD duet in another movie that's best remembered for its catchy soundtrack.

 

Chal Chal Chal Mere Haathi, Haathi Meri Saathi
Music: Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Singer: Kishore Kumar

Many an animal lover's childhood memory is imprinted by the exuberance of LP's Chal Chal Chal Mere Haathi and its elephant triumphing engine beliefs.

 

Geet Gaata Hoon Main, Lal Patthar
Music: Shankar-Jaikishan
Lyrics: Dev Kohli
Singer: Kishore Kumar

Kishore Kumar's silky vocals are the star of yet another successful depiction of the hero on the piano theme across the stirring, resonant notes of Geet Gaata Hoon.

 

Maar Diya Jaaye, Mera Gaon Mera Desh
Music: Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Punishment offered with multiple choice questions? Trust LP to execute it with trademark pomp and show.

And audiences lapped every bit of it in Raj Khosla's money-spinning entertainer about do-gooders and dakus.

 

Bole Re Papihara, Guddi
Music: Vasant Desai
Lyrics: Gulzar
Singer: Vani Jairam

There's lasting appeal to Hrishikesh Mukherjee's loving look at show business, Jaya Bachchan's coming of age and Vani Jairam's classical singing prowess in Bole Re Papihara.

 

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