As we slowly slide away into non-existence, we’re listening to music more than ever before.
Particularly old Hindi songs, reliving the good ol’ days in our fading memory.
Sure, we love Tamil songs but Hindi songs will always have pride of place in our hearts.
Here are a few Hindi songs we’ve purchased lately from iTunes:
* Hum Aur Tum – An eternal favorite of ours featuring Kaaka a.k.a. Rajesh Khanna and the beautiful Sharmila Tagore in the Yash Chopra directed film Daag (1973). There was never another better than Rajesh Khanna for romantic roles. God, Kaaka, why did you screw up your career?
* Loote Koi Man Ka Nagar – A classic song from Abhimaan (1973) featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri. Say what you will, Jaya Bhaduri was a far superior actress compared to her buffoon of a husband Amitabh.
* Kya Khoob Lagti Ho – See Iyengar girl Hema Malini and the late Feroze Khan in Dharmatma (1975). Filmed in pre-Taliban Afghanistan, this song is for all time. In the prime of her youth, Hema looks gorgeous. here Say, Hema had good knockers, naa? What a shame neither Hema’s daughter Esha Deol nor Feroze’s son Fardeen Khan inherited their respective parents’ talents. Well, such is life.
* Karvati Badalte Rahen – This song from Aap Ki Kasam will forever be linked to a relative who was infatuated with a neighbor V and insisted we convey his undying love for her, which, being sensible of course, we didn’t. Just as the song used to play on Vividh Bharati (does it still exist?), our relative would start bugging us. Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz and Sanjeev Kumar feature in the film.
* Churake Dil Mera – The song from Main Khiladi Tu Anari is lovely but the picturization (on Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty) is ugly enough to drive us to drink. Not that we need an excuse to take a swig. Akshay Kumar was a sick actor then…the clown is sick now.
* Pappu Can’t Dance – This one is of course from the recent movie Jaane To Ya Jaane Naa. Did we tell you we like that Christian man-chester gal Genelia D’Souza. Of course, it could be our gin speaking too at this ungodly hour. At 2:42AM ET, even man-chesters look pretty to our senses in our soused state. 😉
* Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko – From one of the biggest blockbuster films of the 1970s – Yaadon Ki Baarat – featuring Zeenat Aman, Dharmendra, Tariq, Vijay Arora and that cow Neetu Singh.
* Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen – If you don’t know that this number is from the SRK-Kajol film Baazigar, you ought not to be reading this blog. No, the picturization is nothing to write home about. Nooo. Both SRK and Kaajol are graceless dancers. Kajol particularly dances like a shaitan. What a bunch of lazy pigs, not making the least effort to appear graceful in their steps.
* Tu Mere Saamne – Set against the background of snowy terrain, this one is from the SRK-Juhi Chawla film Darr.