A song for each picture #6, and happy birthday Madhubala!

This scene from Dil Chahta Hai (2001) is among the very few instances (in film) I've related to Saif Ali Khan, and speaks for what I think of February 14. What's up with *all* that dil-shaped stuff? :P Gosh. On the other hand, every day is Valentine's Day, but what's really wrong with formally dedicating a day to celebrating love? Doesn't it only limit the number of these wacky and silly balloons the rest of the year? And isn't it exponentially better and just more human than doing the inverse (apparently, not all cops get it)?

The picture today is of Cupid and Psyche (1796) by Antonio Canova. The question: Which (Hindi) film song does it remind you of? In other words, the question is: which is your favorite love song(s)? Please select up to five.

February 14 also marks the late Madhubala's birthday! Here's a lovely song from Mughal-e-Azam (1960), dedicated to love and the lovely lady. Visit Richard's blog for another great dedication.

This note added 2/15, 1:40 AM CST: This hilarious video showed up on the YouTube home page, and I couldn't not share it. I'm out golfing this weekend in Texas, bunkers are not my friends :(

This note added 2/16, 4:30 PM PST: Here are my picks:

1. Chaudhvin Ka Chaand from Chaudhvin Ka Chaand (1960). Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni, music by Ravi, and vocals by Mohammad Rafi.

2. Mere Haath Mein from Fanaa (2006). Lyrics by Prasoon Joshi, music by Jatin-Lalit, and vocals by Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan.

3. I'll cheat a little here, since this is not a film song. Yeh Shaam Phir Nahin Aayegi from the 1989 Pakistani pop/folk rock album Vital Signs 1. Lyrics by Shoaib Mansoor, vocals by Junaid Jamshed, and music by Vital Signs the band.


Anonymous said...

Great blog and am enjoying reading. Good question. Kya ghazal list ka sakte hai? Kya aap ko ghazal ka shauk hai?

bollyviewer said...

"This scene from Dil Chahta Hai (2001) is among the very few instances (in film) I've related to Saif Ali Khan" - so you have connected with him outside films? Tell ALL...

Hmm... that statue reminds me of several songs, not all romantic.
1. Tune o rangeele - for the lyrics rather than picturisation
2. Aaj sajan mohe - again for the lyrics
3. Nain so nain - for the incredible dance poses struck by Kathak maestro Gopi Krishna and Sandhya (1:00 min into the video) and the and bow-arrow references!

theBollywoodFan said...

Anonymous: Thank you for your visit and comment! Janaab, hum bilkul ghazal ka shauq rakhte hain, aur humein yaqeen hai ke behtareen ghazal humaari filmon se alehda paae jaate hain. Aap jo munaasib samjhein (filmi or non-filmi), zaroor bataaein. Ghazals are always welcome!

Bollyviewer: Fantastic picks, thank you! I love them all. If you get a chance, please share the 'Nain So Nain' link again, I think I know which song you're talking about, but can't find it :(

As for Saif...outside of film, I connected indirectly with him through Kareena Kapoor, who was here in Los Angeles last summer for the filming of 'Kambakht Ishkk'. I got to spend some time with her on the sets, and really started believing then (just based on our conversation) that Saifeena are for real. Rewind to the 1980s, and Amrita Singh was one of my favorites as a child! So I guess it's fair to say I admire his taste (and Salman's, but that goes without saying) ;)

theBollywoodFan said...

All: Here are a couple of fun posts on the subject, with some really good music: 1) In Honor of V-Day, or, U R 2 Sweet 4 Me by Ajnabi, and 2) Valentine's Day with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy by Darshit.

bollyviewer said...

Thats what happens when I'm posting while half asleep! Here's the real Nain so nain.

pitu said...

Happy Valentine's day TBF!

The pose reminds me of-

1)Badan juda hote hain... (Koyla) and
2)Tu mere saamne main tere saamne... (Darr)

And Happy Bday Madhubala!

Darshit said...

OMG..Thanks a lot for putting a link to me. I am honoured. Did you liked my post?

First song came in my mind was : Geet Gaya Patthron Ne...(Same title of the movie starring Jeetendra)

Besides songs I have selected for my SEL Post, My picks are here.
1.Tumse Hi (JWM)
2.Baatein Kuch Ankahi si (Life in a Metro)
3.Pehla Pehla Pyar (Hum Aapke Hain Kaun)
4.Tum se mujhe pyar (Na tum jano na hum)
5.Chupke Se (Saathiya)
6. Ajnabi Shehar hai (Jaan E Mann)

ajnabi said...

I think the picture reminds me most of Suraj Hua Maddham, but really it's a pretty typical pose for a couple's picturization, isn't it. Thanks for linking to my post! Have a wonderful time in Tejas--it's my home state, you know. ;-)

Anonymous said...

My fav is Rafta rafta wo mere:

Any ghazal singer you are fan of?

theBollywoodFan said...

Bollyviewer: Thank you! Half asleep also means half awake, still productive ;)

Pitu: And to you too! Hope you and yours had a blast! Great songs, the songs from Darr are very cool, and so is Juhi Chawla!

Darshit: Any time buddy. I like all your picks. Ajnabi Shehar is really quite underrated, just as the movie it's in is underrated.

Ajnabi: Right on with the song, and you're absolutely correct with the typical pose. I love Texas. I lived in Austin for a couple years and truly enjoy it, or Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, every time I visit. I really enjoyed your V-day post! Those categories are fun, I'll keep them in mind for future songs ;)

Anonymous: Absolutely fantastic! Did you know Rafta Rafta was adapted for a song in an Aamir Khan movie? Here's Dheere Dheere Aap Mere from Baazi (1994) by Ashutosh Gowariker. I wouldn't compare it to the original, of course, but it's decent nevertheless.

As for ghazal singers, there are so many! Mehdi Hasan is great. Ghulam Ali is certainly one of my favorites. And to some extent, Jagjit (for his renditions of Ghalib). I used to like Pankaj Udhaas's works, but he seems to have drowned (pun intended) in his quest for intoxication, LOL, so those who stay balanced, I enjoy listening to.


theBollywoodFan said...

All: Nicki's compiled a couple of V-day playlists, the first has several from among my absolute favorites, be sure to check it out. And Pitu Sultan has some fun dedications too!

theBollywoodFan said...

All: Nominations for the Filmfare Awards were announced earlier, here's the list. That A. R. Rahman for Yuvvraaj isn't on there is ridiculous. But that's expected of the Awards, and this will be one of the few times they're mentioned (who needs them to validate quality?), so never mind. :)

Ravija said...

You didn't tell us your favorites!

Nicki said...

Aaaww, happy birthday Madhubala. I want to watch more movies of hers.

Thanks for linking up my V-day playlist. So sweet of you.

Bhargav Saikia said...

I can never forget Madhubala in Mughal-E-Azam. She's beauty personified. I feel Sonam Kapoor is the cotemporary Madhubala :)

theBollywoodFan said...

Ravija: I've added three of my favorites for the picture. Thanks :)

Nicki: Same here. Her screen presence is unbelievable. And I really enjoyed your list!

Bhargav: Any more of Madhubala's works you've seen? She's unforgettable in Mughal-e-Azam. Agreed on beauty personified (which by my definition, implies consistency of appearance across angles of shots -- that's where I am a little confused with Sonam, but time will surely tell; we've only seen her in one film!). It's that combination of beauty with the eloquence of speech delivery that is so rare.

bawa said...

There's PASSPORT, Mr & Mrs 55, with Madhubala that you can watch on Rajshri films online.
They are all legal but not always subtitled. Both are good fun, though not perfect.


pitu said...

Wow, Darshit's 'Geet gaya patharon ne' was spot on :D

theBollywoodFan said...

Welcome Bawa, and thank you for your visit and comment! I really enjoyed Mr. and Mrs. 55, but haven't seen Passport. It's great to know it's available on Rajshri, I'll hope to check it out soon. Thank you very much!

Pitu: Absolutely!

Darshit said...

Thanks pitu, I have that movie under my review scanner..but damn busy I am ..[urghhh..]

Darshit said...

sorry to pop out again, but just now I have checked out Filmfare nominations. Shocking !! Aamir - the movie is no where !!!

theBollywoodFan said...

I have never associated credibility and the Filmfare Awards, which is why I could care less about who wins/loses. Nothing will ever surprise me, honestly.