Asha Bhosle week: Rekha in Dil Cheez Kya Hai

How wonderful is this song?! Part 3 of 5 of Asha Bhosle Week on my blog this week, leading up to her concert on Friday. Today's featured song is the evergreen Dil Cheez Kya Hai from the movie Umrao Jaan (1981) which stars Rekha, Naseeruddin Shah, Raj Babbar and Farooq Shaikh. Sung by Asha ji, with music by Khayyam and lyrics by Shahryar. Honorable mention to the song In Aankhon Ki Masti Mein (watch it here), another Asha Bhosle song also from this film, which is perhaps equally powerful.

I also must mention one of the professors of the Math department at my alma mater here in Miami. I never took a course with him, but noticed a couple of interesting posters showcased in his office while walking by there. One was of Hema Malini. The other of none other than Rekha from this very film! =)


Ravi said...

Now you're talking! This is one of the greats. Thanks for sharing. Mera favorite tau is 'In Aankhon Ki Masti Mein'.

Anonymous said...

Nice series, this! Have loved all your picks so far, can't wait for the other two.

Keep 'em coming!


theBollywoodFan said...

Ravi: Thank you. In Aankhon Ki Masti Mein is indeed a great song. One would have a tough time picking one song over another from Umrao Jaan (1981).

Ramsu: Thank you for your feedback, and thanks for the link exchange!

Anonymous said...

I love this song, absolutely hypnotic. Please allow me to add a talent show version, this time from Chote Ustaad's Aiswaraya:

I think she's the kid who won the whole thing.

All the best,

theBollywoodFan said...

Beautiful voice. Thank you Sita-ji!