The month of festivals has already crossed the halfway
mark with many more celebrations to come and so today, BollyCurry
celebrates one such event, Eid al-Adha. The occasion is marked by the
sighting of the moon in each
country. The same moon that gives purity to the darkness of the nights
and is an essential part of our lives. Thus, on this occasion, we bring
to you songs from Bollywood movies exclusively dedicated to the moon.
"Gali Mein Aaj Chand Nikhla"
This composition from the film Zakhm starred
Pooja Bhatt and Ajay
Devgn. The film wasn't noticed much but the song did manage to grab some
listeners with it's sooth compositions. Sung by the queen of melodies,
this song was composed by M.M Kareem. Give this song a try if you are
for a sad song.
"Chalo Dildar Chalo"
Yesteryear's blockbuster film Pakeezah, starring
Ashok Kumar and Meena
Kumari, had a song describing a full moon night. To add fondness to the
song, Kumari was seen dancing to the tune with grace and beauty, despite
being a non-dancer in real life. Singing legends Mohammed Rafi
and Lata Mangeshkar lent their voice to this composition created by
and Naushad Ali. There is a common say that old is gold and songs like
prove it right.
From Dil To Pagal Hai starring Shah Rukh
Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor, the track was one of Yashraj
Films' biggest hits. This romantic song had
SRK and Dixit dancing to their own tunes and trying to imagine
what love is while a hesitant Kapoor hides her secret love for SRK. With
the perfect combination of lyrics and composition, it's no wonder the
song won many hearts.
Next is Sanjay Leela Bhansali's love saga, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ajay Devgn in the lead roles.
This slow romantic melody composed by Ismail Darbaar
had all the elements that bring out a perfect compositions, be it the
the sounds, the feel and above all, the perfect pairing. You may hear
this song countless times but never feel like changing it, and that is
the magic of this song.
"Khoya Khoya Chaand"
You may already be familiar with the lyrics of this
song as it has been remixed lately with different flavors. However, all we can say is that the original song from Kala Bazar, featuring Dev Anand and Waheeda
Rehman in lead roles, stands strong in the race. This is yet another Mohammed
Rafi and S.D Burman superhit combo and was penned down by lyricist Shailendra.
Now it's your turn to decide which version you prefer more, even if the original set the tone.
This song belonged to the 1997
starring South Indian stars
Arvind Swamy and Prabhudeva opposite Kajol Devgn. The film garnered many
awards with maestro A.R. Rahman at the helm of the music composition.
It has the typical yet fantastical A.R Rahman touch and the voices of
Hariharan and Sadhna
Sargam singing it out, thus making us tune into this song at least once.
The Aamir Khan
and Kajol starrer Fanaa might have been declared a blockbuster
but it's major success story comes from its music. One such track was
"Chand Sifarsh" sung by the very talented
Shaan and composed by Jatin-Lalit. This song featured Aamir Khan as a
guide singing for Kajol while they were in Delhi at a tour. Laced with sher and shayari you can't help but smirk at some of the lyrics.
This magical song from Hrithik
Roshan's debut superhit, Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, still has us
reminiscing about softer and soother melodies. Being one of the more
romantic tracks in the album, this song had Hrithik Roshan playing
strumming his guitar and singing for the birthday girl, Amisha Patel.
The song was
composed by Rajesh Roshan while Kumar Sanu lent his blessed vocals.
"Chanda Hai Tu Mera Suraj Hai Tu"
The Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore and
Farida Jalal starrer Aradhana
was the highest grossing film of
1969. Not to avoid is the fact that the film
had an excellent set of songs which are still remembered to this day.
However, this song had a different backdrop when compared to the other
romantic melodies in this list. The song, sung by Lata Mangeshkar and
composed by S.D Burman, is pictured on a mother singing to her young son
and is more of a lullaby.
"Chand Mera Dil"
Here is the last song in the list
and it belongs to the 1977 action thriller Hum Kisise Kum Naheen starring
Rishi Kapoor and Kajal Kiran. With a lot of action and suspense in the
movie, this soft melody, sung by Mohammad Rafi, was
a pleasant surprise and the lead pair did full justice. Though the
film had other songs which were more popular, this song deserves a
thumbs up as
Be it chand, chandni or chanda,
each song has its own uniqueness and style which the
lyricists and music composers have brought out magically. They
have used the significance of the moon and depicted it's value quite
effortlessly, making us dream of it even in the day! There are many more
songs specialized on the moon so let us know below while we hope that
you enjoyed these
mesmerizing moon songs as much as we did!
Writer: Siona M.
Editor(s): Shreya S. & Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Virina R.