My favourite Bollywood songs and directors – Part 2

Continuing from an ealier post I would like to share a few more of my all time favourite Bollywood songs with you.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Bollywood film industry it lies in India, mainly Mumbai, and produces masses of movies. A fair amount of film are of the ‘masala’ genre which contains lots of singing, dancing and melodrama but these days a lot of film makers are shying away and making more thought  provoking cinema. Such film makers are the HOT HOT HOT and my personal current crush Farhan Akhtar (Dil Chahta Hai, Don and Lakshya)  Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Guzaarish, Black, Khamoshi) and Karan Johar (My name is Khan and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. As well as producing India’s first commercial ‘gay’ comedy Dostana)

So, I am going to share with you three songs from the above Directors.

Firstly. Dil Chahta Hai which is the story of 3 friends, their life journies and the trials, tribulations of being an Indian, their loves, fights and general growth of being a Indian male adult in a modern world. the film was Farhans first directorial venture and showcased some wonderful parts of Goa (where I am off to very soon so am very excited) It also showed lovely parts of Australia.

The film starred my personal favourite actor Aamir Khan along with Dimple Kapadia, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta and Sonali Kulkarni. The song I am sharing with you Jaane Kyon and I managed to find a version with english subtitles:

The second song is yeh dil sun raha hai from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Khamoshi. In this song she is talking to her parents using sign language and to Salman Khan who plays her boyfriend with the words, saying she will be wherever they are and and they will never lose her. This song brings a tear to your eye. I couldn’t find a version with english subtitles so let me know if you would like me to translate.

SLB is a visionary director. My personal favourites of his films are Khamoshi, Black and Guzaarish where he has dealt with characters who are deaf, dumb and blind. Also in Guzaarish he was probably the first Indian director to portray a story where the character wanted to make Euthanasia legal. His film Devdas was the first Indian film to be showcased at the Cannes Film Festival

And finally Karan Johar produced Kal Ho Na Ho and it was directed by debutant Nikhil Advani. The film starred Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Jaya Bachchan and Saif Ali Khan. Shot almost entirely in New York the film revolves around a family who’s life is sad until ‘an angel’ enters their lives. But of course things do not go as they should.. Bit of a tearjerker.

I have chosen a song which is not the most popular but yet very beautiful and romantic. Kuch To Hua Hai, again my apologies couldn’t find a version with subtitles so holler if you need a translator.

Hope you enjoy these, let me know what you think

Priya Mulji…x

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