Day 47 – 55: “Petrichor waale gaane” Part II

A week later, here’s part two of my list!

Since a lot of people were quite confused with the list, I’ll go through my idea again! These songs make me wish it were raining, when I listen to them I get transported into raining mornings. Yes, it could be depressing – stuff that makes me want to cry and scream in the rain, it could be stuff that makes me so happy I want to dance in the rain or finally, be drenched and simply listen to these songs!

No, petrichor doesn’t bring out these feelings in me, I want it to rain when these songs are playing in my head. Ok?

Day 47: Rehna Tu

Movie: Dilli 6 (2009)
Music: A.R.Rahman
Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
Singers: A.R.Rahman, Benny Dayal, Tanvi Shah

Stupid movie, but what music!!! Ufff!!! Rehna Tu is the anthem of my playlist, it’s my morning song, it’s my go-to song when everything is crumbling. Hidden beneath Masakalli, Genda Phool and the title track, this song never got its due till much later. My advice to skip the song (listen to the full track) and go right to the end, the part of Continuum Fingerboard (4.48 to 6.45) . And then come back and listen to it. 🙂

Day 48:Ha Raham

Movie: Aamir (2008)
Music: Amit Trivedi
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Singers: Murtuza-Qadir, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Amit Trivedi

Aamir for Amit Trivedi. Aamir for Rajeev Khandelwal. Aamir for Amitabh Bhattacharya. Aamir for Raj Kumar Gupta. Watch it. It’s the best time you would’ve spent in the last few days. The only movie that comes close to it in terms of the theme and style of direction is A Wednesday.

Day 49: Bol Na Halke Halke

Movie: Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007)
Music: S-E-L
Lyrics: Gulzar
Singers: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Mahalakshmi Iyer

It’s funny where some of the best songs come from, they come from the worst movies. Enough said. If you ignore the video, the song is worth the time. Ditto the movie, by the way! 😉 This song also holds a place close to my heart because it was the tie-breaker of my Antakshri in college! We won! 😀

Day 50: Yeh Tumhari Meri Baatein

Movie: Rock On!! (2008)
Music: S-E-L
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Singers: Dominique Cerejo

Farhan Akhtar! ❤ And for this song, Dominique! Haunting voice and beautifully sung! A soundtrack that made us feel that we liked Rock (not really), a soundtrack with inane lyrics that caught everyone’s attention.

Day 51: Khaabon Ke Parinde

Movie: Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara (2011)
Music: S-E-L
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar 
Singers: Alyssa Mendonza, Mohit Chauhan

The portion with the horses running beside the car might just be a few seconds, but worth everything. Both singers lend a very hypnotic feel to the song. Something that makes you want to relax and give up your worries. Also the movie that gave a boost to all friends trips!

Day 52: Baatein Kuch Ankahee 

Movie: Life in a Metro (2007)
Music: Pritam
Lyrics: Sayeed Quadri
Singers: Adnan Sami

Life in a Metro released at a time when I was yet to discover the pleasures of growing up. It was only the pain of being an adult. LIAM made me look at my life differently and question some notions; however, it’s not the movie but the songs that put me in that state. The video embedded here is only th audio because the movie version isn’t my favourite. So please, bear. Also, listen to the song. With a lot of concentration. Listen!

Day 53: Raabta (Night in a Motel)

Movie: Agent Vinod (2012)
Music: Pritam
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Singers: Arijit Singh, Aditi Singh Sharma

Remember what I said about the best songs and worst movies? Yep. I stand by it! This song has multiple versions, all have their own strengths. This is the one I choose. Go hear it, and tell me what you think of it.

Day 54: Gori Teri Aakhein Kahein

Album: Gori Teri Aankhen (2001)
Music: Lucky Ali
Lyrics: Lucky Ali
Singers: Lucky Ali, Kavita Krishnamurthy

 

How could I not have Lucky Ali on this list ha? I had to have him here! Absolutely necessary to have him here! This is one of those songs that I saw as a kid and completely forgot till one day in 2009 I met this student in Delhi whose playlist had this song! It then came back to me and hasn’t left me since.

Day 55: Aahatein

Band: Agnee
Music: Agnee
Lyrics: No Clue!
Singers: Mohan Kannan, (this version has Koco, Pritam and Rahul Ram too)

Since embedding is not allowed for this version, I’ll simply link you up with the actual one! Watch it here.

Not saying anything about this track, just listen. Technically, it isn’t Bollywood nor an album. But the theme song for Splitsvilla; phir bhi, listen!

So here ends the list! What did you think of them? Do let me know if you’ve suggestions for my next list – the rain songs! 😉

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Day 30: Kyon

Movie: Barfi! (2012)
Song: Kyon
Music Director: Pritam
Lyrics: Neelesh Misra
Singers: Papon, Sunidhi Chauhan
Actors (in the song): Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra.

Close your eyes, listen to the song. Come back and then read what I have to say.

Fell in love with Papon’s voice yet? 🙂

I first heard of Papon when my friend Mitra (no pun intended) heard him at a concert (presumably with his band East India Company) in Bangalore, around 2-3 years back and was raving about him. I had no clue who he was. Then I heard this collaboration (you can skip ahead to the song, it begins at 33.02) he did with Rabbi Shergill for Dewarists. And then Jiyein Kyun from Dum Maaro Dum. Then Kaun Mera from Special 26. And then Kyon. Surprisingly, that’s not the end. Watch him perform the song on Indian Idol Junior with Anjana in the opening episode. He actually smiles and moves and sways while singing!  😀

The music for Barfi! by Pritam was a surprise. It reiterates my belief that while he is not mass producing songs, he can come with gems like Life in a Metro… and Barfi!.  What adds to Kyon, or to the rest of Barfi!’s album is the way the music shapes around the movie. Obviously the lyrics add to it. Neelesh Misra may be famous for his radio show but he’s not new to famous songs. Jaadoo Hain Nasha Hain, Bepanah Pyar Hain, Woh Lamhe are all his songs.

Barfi! was a nice movie, not great, in  my opinion. But the music was great. My other favourites from this movie are Aashiyan and a YouTube only song Fatafati.

After the Indian Idol performance, Vidya Balan says that Papon’s voice has “hope” watch it here and tell me if you agree, I do!