As Indians, movies and music are never far from us.
Indians, whether in the homeland or in distant lands like U.S., Canada, Australia or New Zealand spend countless hours either listening to songs or watching movies. And we are no different from the herd.
Here are some of the songs we are listening to/watching these days on our iPhone, PC or TV:
Cyanide (from Metallica’s new album Death Magnetic) – a new discovery
Teenager in Love (Donny Osmond) – an old favorite
Achcha To Hum Chalte Hain (Singer: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar; Music: Laxmikant Pyarelal) – A hauntingly beautiful song from the 1970 blockbuster Aan Milo Sajna that we never tire of listening, particularly when the Black Dog seizes us. See Rajesh Khanna and Asha Parekh gambol around the park in this song. Say what you will, but we think Rajesh Khanna was a better actor compared to Amitabh Bachchan.
Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana (Kishore Kumar) – A classic from the 1971 Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Shammi KapoorÂ film Andaz. Watch Rajesh Khanna and a very pretty Hema Malini riding on a bike on Bombay roads in this song. There’s a Asha Bhosle version of this song too.
Cheeni Kum (Shreya Ghoshal; Music – Illaiyaraja) – A lovely song from the 2007 romantic comedy Cheeni Kum starring one of Bollywood’s most talented actresses Tabu and that Bollywood budda Amitabh Bachchan.
Yeh Ishq Hai (Shreya Ghoshal) – from the Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapur blockbuster Jab We Met (2007). Nice chemistry between the two stars.
Sollaththan Ninaikkiren (M.S.Viswanathan, S.Janaki) – Awesome song from the 1973 K.Balachandar movie Sollaththan Ninaikkiren (Kamal Haasan, Jayachitra). This song is simply lovely and has a timeless appeal.
Uyirin Uyire (Kay Kay, Suchitra) – From the 2003 superhit Kakka Kakka starring Surya and Jyothika. Superb picturization of the song has led us to watch this scene more times than we can remember.
Endendhu Ninnanu Maratu (P.B.Srinivas, Vani Jayaram) – One of the all-time great Kannada songs from the Rajkumar, Manjula movie Eradu Kanasu (1974). Watch Rajkumar and Manjula dance, run aroundÂ a hill and ride on a Lambretta scooter in this song.
Banegondu Elle Ellide (Rajkumar) – A lovely song from the 1976 murder mystery fim Premada Kanike (Rajkumar, Aarti). Rajkumar and Aarti are driving down a hilly road in this song. Premada Kanike was later remade in Tamil as Polladhavan with Rajinikanth in the lead.
Nodamma Hudugi (S.P.Balasubramaniam, Lata Hamsalekha; Music – Hamsalekha) – A superhit song from the superhit Juhi Chawla, Ravichandran movie Premaloka (1987). Juhi Chawla later went on to Bollywood and bigger things later.