By Aditya Singh (L&T MHPS Boilers)
‘Tumse hi din hota hai surmayi sham aati hai, tumse hi tumse hi’ (Mohit Chauhan from the movie Jab We Met).
Musical chords are synchronised with that of heart. And Bollywood love songs have been strumming that Cupid string for decades. Be it the first meeting, proposal, date, romance or breakup, Bollywood has been serving all the flavours.
I never knew that the feeling of first love can be expressed in such different ways but then I heard ‘Pehla nasha pehla khumaar’ (Udit Narayan from the movie Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar) and then an altogether different song ‘Aisa pehli baar hua hai satra athra salon mein koi aaye jaaye mere khayaalon mein’ (Sonu Nigam from the movie Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega).
Bollywood songs can make any proposal a special one. You think about proposals and the one song that comes to your mind would be ‘Zara si dil me de jagah tu zara sa apna le bana’ (KK from the movie Jannat) with Emraan Hashmi kneeling down in front of his lover. And then ‘Tum hi ho’ (Arijit Singh from the movie Aashiqui 2) would be surely serving the purpose for a century.
‘Chura liya hai tumne ho dil ko nazar nahi churana sanam’ (Asha Bhosle from the movie Yaadon Ki Baraat) can make any dull evening into a romantic one even now. You will find that Bollywood still believes in the importance of eyes in the matter of love when you hear, ‘Teri jhuki nazar teri har ada’ (Shafqat Amanat Ali from the movie Murder 3)
Want to praise your partner? Just copy and paste some Bollywood songs. ‘Gulaabi ankhein jo teri dekhi’ (Mohd. Rafi from the movie The Train) has been the song for ages for this purpose. ‘Tu hi haqeeqat, khwaab tu, dariya tu hi pyaas tu” (Javed Ali from movie the Tum Mile) won’t make a bad choice either.
Bollywood songs can also set the tempo for a perfect date. Won’t ‘Ye raatein ye mausam nadi ka kinara ye chanchal hava’ (Kishore Kumar from the movie Dilli Ka Thug) make it a perfect date? Wait! If you are not a fan of old classics, then ’Dil diya gallan karange naal naal bai ke’ (Atif Aslam from the movie Tiger Zinda Hai) would be an ideal choice.
Ah! much of love, can’t endure more. Then even heartbreaks are Bollywood’s musicians’ favourite theme. Be it ‘Chhan se jo toote koi sapna jag soona soona laage’ (Rahat Fateh Ali Khan from the movie Om Shanti Om) or ‘Kyu kisi ko vafa ke badle, vafa nahi milti’” (Udit Narayan from the movie Tere Naam), the lyricists don’t miss the chance to play with the emotions.
Post breakups are also covered by the musicians. ‘Tujhe bhula diya, fir kyu teri yaadon ne mujhe rula diya’ (Mohit Chauhan from the movie Anjaana Anjaani) is always a teary affair for the broken ones. ’Tujhe bhool jana jana mumkin nahi, tu yaad na aye aisa koi din nahi’ (Himesh Reshammiya from the movie Aap Ka Suroor) may hurt not only your heart but also your ears thanks to the high notes by Himesh. ‘Mujhe teri zaroorat hai’ (Mustafa Zahid from the movie Ek Villain) strikes where it hurts.
One sided lovers are also paid attention to by musicians. ’Tu pyar hai kisi aur ka tujhe chahata koi aur hai’(Kumar Sanu from the movie Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi) would be related to by many. ‘Sau dard hai, sau raahatein, sab mila dil nashin ,ek tu hi nahiiiii’ (Sonu Nigam from the movie Jaan-E-Mann) is listened by many dil fenk ek tarfa aashiqs. ’Tera hi bas hona chaahoon, Tere dard mein rona chaahoon, Tere dil ke inn zakhmo pe, marham main hona chaahoon’ (Jojo from the movie Haunted) are the lines often recited by desperate lovers.
Expressing one’s feelings has surely seen many changes over the years. Faces have changed from Rajesh Khanna to Shahrukh Khan to Emran Hashmi to Ranbir Kapoor and will change further. Voices have changed from Kishore Kumar to Kumar Sanu to Sonu Nigam to Arijit Singh and will keep on changing. But one thing that has never changed and will never change in the songs is LOVE.