I love you!
This is the extent
of the real life romance. No music! No dancing to its tunes in the
romantic monsoon rains! Nevertheless,
have you ever thought about the intense change that is added to the
whole scenario with a romantic background score? Ever watched a pure
Bollywood romantic saga?
You will understand what we mean! Music! It has a passionate and
significant effect on
the audience since it connects them with the emotions of the characters
particular scene. In this month of love, BollyCurry takes you on
a romantic musical ride exploring the voices who gave life to those
numbers of outstanding sound tracks!
Right from the time Bollywood was born, music was the oxygen
of every movie and we were gifted with some amazing singers who made music what
it is today! Let's have a sneak peek at some of the most renowned romantic
male singers of tinsel town in Part 1 of this romantic article!
Nephew of legendary Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan,
Rahat is one of the most established singers of Bollywood in this day and age. Rahat
opened his singing career with the song "Mann Ki Lagan" in the 2004 film Paap,
which was an instant hit. Following
the footsteps of his uncle, every song of his has had a Sufi flavor
which has become his
signature style in all of his romantic songs from soft melodies, like
"Bol Na Halke Halke," to the brilliant duet with Shreya Ghoshal, "Teri
Ore," to the award winning compositions like, "Ajj Din Chadheya," "Dil
Toh Bachcha Hai Ji," "Sajda," and "Tere Mast Mast Do
Nain." Recently, he has delivered a series of hits including "Teri
Meri" from Bodyguard
, "Saaiyan" from Heroine
and blockbuster hit from Dabangg 2
, "Dagabaaz Re." His style and
compositions are immensely liked and accepted by the audience so there is no
question as to whether he should be part of this list or not.
Starting his career in 1995 as a host in singing reality show, Sa Re Ga
, Sonu had to struggle for years to find success in his all-time
romantic album, Deewana
. Later on, he began singing for renowned composers of
Bollywood and created breath-taking romantic melodies like "Ishq
from Taal, "
Suraj Hua Maddham" from Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
, and even the title track of the mega hit Kal Ho Na Ho,
which he won the National Award for Best
Playback Singer. Along with these he also sang, "Do Pal Ruka," "Kabhi
Alvida Na Kehna," "Mere Haath Mein," "Main Agar Kahoon," "Inn Lamho Ke,"
and the most recent "Abhi Mujhme Kahin," from the 2012 hit, Agneepath
Most of these songs even went on to win quite a few awards and of
course will be remembered for ages to come. Even though Sonu is famous
for singing songs in different genres, we would say that he is his
finest at his romantic melodies.
Shantanu Mukherjee (Shaan):
Son of late music director, Manas Mukherjee, Shantanu
Mukherjee aka Shaan
started off his career as a child artist and then went on to
sing in music albums in the coming years. His widely known album is Tanha Dil
him wide and instant recognition. However, he had to wait to taste the
taste of success for his singing career in Bollywood. Though being part
films, romantic songs came his way with "Woh Pehli Baar," "Woh Ladki hai
Kahan," "Ladki Kyun," "My Dil goes Mmm," "Hai Shona," "Chaand
Sifarish," "Aao Milo Chale," "Mera Dil," "Jab Se Tere Naina," and of
course who can forget the ever famous "Jadu hai Nasha Hai," all from
various movies! You may find his list small but he is definitely
one of the most widely recognized romantic singers of Bollywood. It's
observable that though in
minority, all his romantic tracks created waves around the tinsel town.
, better known as the King of Music, during the
1980s and 1990s, got his first break after he sung for music composer Rajesh
Roshan in 1980. Well, he was lucky enough that he never needed to turn back as
he became the most wanted singer during those times. However, some of his most
romantic and memorable songs remain "Pehla Nasha," "Tu Hai Meri Kiran," "Raja Ko
Rani Se," all the tracks of Dil Toh Pagal Hai
, all the tracks of Dilwale
Dulhaniya Ke Jaayenge
, the tracks of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
, "Jaane Kyun" from Dil
which won him a National Award for Best Singer, "Dil Ne Yeh Kaha" from Dhadkan
, "Chand Chupa Badal" from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
, and "Main Yahan Hoon"
from Veer Zaara
. Though he has not been very active since 2004, those songs still
manage to find their way into our mind whenever we think of a romantic song.
master of Sufi music, Atif Aslam
managed to make a unique identity of his own with some record breaking
in a short time span. He has been popular for his singing and acting in
country, Pakistan. He made his Bollywood debut with the song "Woh Lamhe"
in 2005 which was widely appreciated. This followed with a list of hits
that include "Pehli Nazar Mein" from Race
, "Bakhuda Tumhi Ho" from Kismat
, "Tera Hone Laga Hoon" and "Tu Jaane Na" from Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab
, "Oh Mere Khuda and Tere Liye" from Prince
, "Piya O Re Piya" and "Tu Mohabbat Hai" from Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya
and "Allah Duhai Hai" and "Be Intehan" from
. So what do you say? Aren't his songs a treat to listen to? Of course they
are and we sincerely wish to hear more of him!
Wasn't it exciting to walk down the memory lane with those
awe inspiring romantic tunes once again? We're sure many of you have re-lived those
moments that portrayed these songs in their respective films. Now this part may have kept
you glued to the male singers who made their name with their incredible romantic
songs. We promise to meet you soon with the list of female singers who play a
vital role in completing these songs. Until then, stay tuned and enjoy this month
of romance with your favorite romantic numbers in your playlists!
Author: Siona M.
Editors: Shreya S. & Hershi J.
Graphics: Preet K.