A Song Story!

The notes of a life,
In many a tune arise,
A song story unravels,
Revealed is a soul’s travels!

It’s true. There are songs, which form the background score to a person’s life. I had blogged about this phenomenon sometime ago in a post titled A Life Mirrored in Old Hindi Film Songs! Do read that:)

The song, itself, may change from time to time as a soul traverses the peaks and troughs of life. String those songs together though, and what is revealed is a soul’s travels and life tune.

Presenting in a v-log is the #BackgroundScoreOfMyLife. Enjoy! Well….hopefully:)

Before you click the play button, a friendly alert for non-Hindi speakers and for people not familiar with Bollywood songs, my life’s background score is mostly rendered by old Hindi film songs. Only one song at the tail end is a famous English song – John Lennon’s Imagine.

I would like to leave you, the reader, with this YouTube video of a young girl, Connie Talbot singing John Lennon’s Imagine. The video has the lyrics superimposed and I hope everyone reading this post will start singing this song. The world, today, badly needs voices raised world over in song – this song! Especially the part, which goes:

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…

#bollywood #oldhindifilms #BackgroundScoreOfMyLife #IndiSpire

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Featured Image Credit: Perched happily on a tree in Avalanche, Ooty. Image  copyright Lata Subramanian.

Song References:

Tumne Mujhe Dekha, Ho Kar Meherban – This is a song from the 1966 Bollywood film Teesri Manzil. The song was composed by R. D. Burman to the lyrics of Majrooh Sultanpuri. It was sung by Mohd. Rafi and picturised on Shammi Kapoor and Asha Parekh.

Aap Yuhin Agar Humse Milte Rahe – This song is from a 1962 Bollywood film Ek Musafir Ek Haseena. With lyrics by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, the song was rendered by Asha Bhosle and Mohd. Rafi to O. P. Nayyar’s composition. The song was picturised on Sadhana and Joy Mukherjee.

Jyot Se Jyot Jalate Chalo – With lyrics by Bharat Vyas, this song has two versions in the old Hindi film, Sant Gyaneshwar. One version was in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar and the other, Mukesh. The song was composed by the musician duo, Laxmikant Pyarelal.

Ya Dil Ki Suno Duniya Walon – Composed and sung by Hemant Kumar, this song is from the 1966 film Anupama. The lyrics were by Kafi Azmi and the song was picturised on Dharmendra.

Jane Woh Kaise Log The – A song from Guru Dutt’s famous 1957 film PyaasaJane Woh Kaise was picturised on Guru Dutt and sung by Hemant Kumar to the lyrics of Sahir Ludhianvi and composition of S. D. Burman.

Hari Hari Vasundhara – With beautiful lyrics by Bharat Vyas, set to tune by Satish Bhatia, this song is from the 1967 film Boond Jo Ban Gaye Moti. The song was picturised on Jeetendra and sung by Mukesh.

Chal Akela – Sung by Mukesh, this song is from the 1969 film Sambandh. With lyrics by Kavi Pradeep, set to melody by O. P. Nayyar, the song was picturised on Deb Mukherjee.

Main Zindagi Ka Saath – From the 1962 mega hit Hum Dono, this song was composed by Sahir Ludhianvi, set to melody by Jaidev, sung by Mohd. Rafi and picturised on Dev Anand.

Dekh Tere Sansar Ki Halat – Kavi Pradeep wrote and sung this song from the 1954 film Nastik. Picturised on Ajit, the music composer was Chitalkar Ramchandra.

Imagine – John Lennon.





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