Top 10 Bollywood Music Albums of 2017 | A Humming Heart (2022)

2017 stood out in recent memory with a number of Bollywood movies having pretty good soundtracks, unlike in the last few years, where there have been excellent movies at the very top but the best at the bottom of the table. While compiling this list, we have kept in mind the album as an independent listen,how well a soundtrack sat with the movie, background score, and innovation, giving emphasis to the mentioned points in the order they have been listed.

10. Qarib Qarib Singlle

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Starting the list of the best in 2017 is Irrfan Khan-Parvathy starrerQarib Qarib Singlle. Rochak KohliandVishal Mishra have composed the film’s music.

Vishal Mishra infuses Raj Shekhar’s fun lyrics (Na jaane kyun tanne samajh na aave; Kya tere bheje mein bhoosha bhara‘) in a high-tempo fusion of folk and electronic music in ‘Khatam Kahaani’, sung robustly by the Nooran Sisters, Jyoti and Sultana. The sheer variety of instruments including khartaal, morchang, and harmonium, among many others makes this track a winner. Mishra’s other track in the film, ‘Jaane De’, sung by Atif Aslam, immediately became the biggest hit as soon as it was released. While the melody may start edging towards a heard-before feel, especially because of Atif’s voice, the instrumental arrangement makes this melodious track special. The clarity of each sound and the clever use of many instruments is indeed brilliant.

Rochak Kohli’s composition ‘Tu Chale Toh’ is a breezy listen, delivered masterfully by Papon. It fits perfectly in the movie’s premise (of being a journey/self-discovery film), and the change in tempo mid-way is a nice surprise. Kohli’s other composition, ‘Tanha Begum’ has a strong ‘Saigal Blues’ (Delhi Belly)vibe to it (which of course is because it is a take on the popular Raag Bhairavi based thumri ‘Babul Mora Naihar Chhooto Hi Jaaye’. Kundan Lal Saigal’s version of the track inStreet Singer (1938)is the most remembered one). Antara Mitra and Neeti Mohan join forces for this QQS track and match the groovy and electronic setting of the song with their vocals. The lyrics, penned by Hussain Haidry, are a highlight and should be celebrated by women. No wonder the promotions have been calling it an ‘anthem’. The ‘Qarib Qarib SinglleMashup’ mixed by Ali Merchant is the only miss of the album and why the filmmaker/producers decided to go ahead with it remains anyone’s guess.

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9. Secret Superstar

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Amit Trivedi has composed the film’s soundtrack,while the lyrics of the film have been written byKausar Munir, with the duo joining forces after Dear Zindagi. 16-year-old debutant playback singer Meghna Mishra gives voice to Insiya’s dreams. Trivedi’s album is extremely situational. Starting with ‘Main Kaun Hoon’, where there is a rebellious tone which is delivered perfectly by Mishra, especially as the song soars. ‘Meri Pyari Ammi’, a self-explanatory song, is heartwarming, more due to Munir’s lyrics and Mishra does a fine job here as well. ‘Sapna Re’ has a beautiful and playful melody. The earthy rhythm and beautiful orchestration make this song stand out, in that it’s not just the lyrics and Mishra’s signing keeping us interested.‘O Re Manwa’ is the ‘sad song’ of the film, but Trivedi’s melody and Mishra’s vocals make it distinct among the dozens of melancholy tracks that are churned out by Bollywood.

Trivedi gives us another debutante in Kushal Chokshi. ‘I’ll Miss You’ is a lovely song about teenage love.The lyrics are primarily in Hindi, but the English and Gujarati phrases (“Hu tanne prem karun chhu”) make it an endearing listen. ‘Nachdi Phira’ is once again a Meghna Mishra show who does a brilliant job of conveying Munir’s lyrics. The 16-year-old singer has copious amounts of talent, and it is thoroughly on display in this song, her falsetto is equally as impeccable as the few gamaks she sings. ‘Sexy Baliye’ is a fun spin on ‘Nachdi Phira’, and Mika Singh playfully delivers what is supposed to be a trashy dance song. Sunidhi Chauhan also gets a song in ‘Gudgudi’; this one is through and through a happy Amit Trivedi song.

Secret Superstar is not an album that could be enjoyed a great deal as an independent listen, and there is nothing wrong with it because that is the film’s premise. Composer Trivedi has done a great job, but this album is a winner primarily due to lyricist Munir’s work and of course, the real superstar, Meghna Mishra.

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8. Chef

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If one is familiar with the work of Raghu Dixit, ‘Shugal Laga Le’ sounds familiar, in a good way. The upbeat song rides on a folk sound and the composer also sings it, doing a fine job with the same. ‘Darmiyaan’ is the melancholic song of the film, also sung by Dixit. While it might not be the song that many revisit after watching the movie or listening to the album independently, it is good to hear a sad song in a Bollywood film that doesn’t sound like any other (also down to the fact that Dixit decided to do the singing himself rather than get Arijit Singh).

Nikhita Gandhi is in fine form in ‘Tan Tan’, the pick of the album. Dixit’s instrumental arrangement in this song is brilliant. It features a lot of guitars, trumpets and horns. Shahid Mallya, a singer who should feature a lot more than he does, is roped in by Dixit for ‘Khoya Khoya’. The singing is fantastic, as is expected from Mallya, but the melody is average and hence it doesn’t leave much of an impact. ‘Banjaara’ again sounds very Raghu Dixit and indeed is in the same mould asShugal Laga Lebut Vishal Dadlani’s energetic vocals ensure there is something more going for it. Guest composer-lyricist team of Amaal Malik and Rashmi Virag come together for‘Tere Mere’and Armaan Malik comes behind the mic for this track. While it sounds like the music Malik has composed before, the song does make an impression.

Overall, the Chef soundtrack sits very well in the Saif Ali Khan’s feel-good film set largely in Kerala. In fact, the music of the film is arguably the most impressive thing about Raj Krishna Menon’s poor remake of Jon Favreau’s brilliant (2014) original. As an independent listen, Raghu Dixit and Ankur Tewari (lyricist) manage to ensure the album leaves a lasting impression. It is Dixit’s best work in Bollywood yet.

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7. Meri Pyaari Bindu

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Sachin-Jigar have had a busy year, having composed music for six Bollywood (and four Gujarati) films. The duo managed some decent tracks in some of their films; however, inMeri Pyaari Bindu,Sachin Sanghvi and Jigar Saraiyarose above expectations and produced an absolute winner.

The album, penned by Kausar Munir primarily, has a lot of songs for the romantics. The breezy ‘Afeemi’ sung by Sanah Moidutty and Jigar Saraiya is a pleasant listen with all elements coming together wonderfully, from the singing to the simple orchestration. ‘Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahi’ was the “song of the movie” with all promos relying on Parineeti Chopra getting behind the mic for the first time. Considering she shared space with Ayushman Khurana who almost always croons for his movies, it was a surprise that Sachin and Jigar wanted the female lead to do the singing this time, but in hindsight, it was an incredibly wise move. Not only did that sell the film more, with Chopra having more mainstream pull than her co-star, she also did a really decent job of the vocals. She’s definitely not a natural but her deep and raspy voice is perfect for the ballad. Also, it doesn’t hurt that it sounds like she has practised hard to get it right and not just relied on audio processing. The alternate version of the song features Sonu Nigam and is an improvement for those who don’t like to see non-musicians try. While Priya Saraiya has penned some nice lyrics for it, ‘Haareya’ has nothing going for it apart from the fact that Arijit Singh sings it, unfortunately enhancing its heard-before feel.

The big winners of the album would be the two dance tracks which are not item numbers, remixes orPunjabi-rap-dance-remade songs. ‘Ye Jawaani Teri’ is RD Burman style rock n roll andNakash AzizandJonita Gandhi comfortably complement the song’s energy with their singing. The organs, trumpet and saxophone form key in the orchestration for this Pancham flavoured track. The use of trumpet sounds incredible in ‘Iss Tarah’. Sachin-Jigar rope in musician coupleClinton CerejoandDominique Cerejo to do the singing, and of course, the experienced Cerejos don’t disappoint in playing to the song’s Indipop feel.

It would certainly be a matter of choice but Khol De Baahein is arguably the pick of the album. Monali Thakur’s singing is the focal point of attention because of the minimal use of instruments, and she absolutely nails the whispered singing. I can’t vouch for what they mean but the song wouldn’t sound as incredible without the Bengali phrases in it, and guest lyricist Rana Mazumdar can’t be thanked enough for this!

Considering Badlapur essentially had three songs, Meri Pyaari Binduis Sachin-Jigar’s best work since Shuddh Desi Romance.

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6. Phillauri

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One of the more ambitious Bollywood efforts from 2017 was Anushka Sharma’s Phillauri. Due to the film’s premise, the soundtrack is rooted in Punjabi folk music, and first-time composer Shashwat Sachdev has done a stellar job.

Shashwat was initially commisioned to compose a single track for the album. He composed ‘Dum Dum’, the opening track of the album, and it was brilliant enough to go on and get Sachdev the job of composing the entire album. While it has three versions (two featuring Romy and Vivek Hariharan and the ‘reprise’ version sung by actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh), the two with Romy leave a bigger impression with the singer infusing a lot of life and heart into the song, though of course, Dosanjh does a fine job as well. One of the best tracks to come out this year ‘Sahiba’ is again sung by Romy who is accompanied by Pawni Pandey. The Sufi love ballad has everything going for it. The singing is beautiful, lyrics from screenwriter Anvita Dutt stir the soul and Sachdev hits it out of the park with the melody and the instrumental arrangement. The plucked strings, the guitar and the percussions sound incredible.

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Bajaake Tumba‘ and ‘Naughty Billo’ are bhangra/gidda(folk dance) numbers and are quite enjoyable. Naturally, both derive inspiration from traditional Punjabi songs but Sachdev’s good orchestration in the former and use of electronic elements in the latter give them their own distinct spin.

There are two (wedding themed) songs composed by Jasleen Royal for Phillauri. ‘Whats Up’ is the energetic dance track which has Mika Singh at his spirited best. However, Royal having heavily impressed with another ‘shaadi song’ in Baar Baar Dekho (Nachde Ne Saare) last year, kind of falls flat here, in comparison. ‘Din Shagna Da’is a popular number at North Indian weddings and Royal does a rendition for Phillauri. We were reminded of Royal’s Phillauri version more recently when snippets from Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s wedding were released, with this song playing when Sharma walked towards her groom to be. That aside, it is quite forgettable as Royal’s singing becomes monotonous and starts working against its traditional beauty.

The soundtrack played a huge role in the film and indeed its true heroes are debut composer Shashwat Sachdev, and the singer of a majority of songs, Romy. We can’t wait to see more of the two in 2018!

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5. OK Jaanu

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Shaad Ali roped in the magical AR Rahman-Gulzar combination to recreate the tunes for his Hindi remake of OK Kanmani.

Rahman leads the vocals on the title track. The original title track ‘Mental Manadhil’ also had a female version which is missing in the Hindi soundtrack. The fun song works with its techno backdrop, though the lyrics from Gulzar are quite disappointing.

‘Enna Sona’ doesn’t sound like traditional Rahman but it is infectious, and Arijit Singh sounds like a dream in this melodious track. ‘Jee Lein’ sounds quintessentially like Rahman and is almost exactly ‘Theera Ulaa’ from OKK except for the part where Neeti Mohan steps in. The airy orchestration and Rahman’s soft-EDM backdrop against the vocals are soothing. ‘Kaara Fankaara’ is as enjoyable as it gets and employs a host of vocalists – rappers Hard Kaur and Aaryan Dinesh Kanagarathnam for the energetic rap and Shashaa Tirupati, Paroma Dasgupta and Ashima Mahajan for the melodic parts of the song.

‘Naane Varugiraen’, sung beautifully by Shashaa Tirupati and ably supported by Sathya Prakash is a beast of a song in OK Kanmani and arguably the best. Consequently, people who heard it were keen to see what the remake has in store. Jonita Gandhi comes in for ‘Saajan Aayo Re’, and her effort here is admirable. She does a great job and is well supported by Nakash Aziz, but sadly, once you’ve heard the original in Tirupati’s voice, it’s difficult to settle for anything else. Thankfully, Shashaa is present to deliver the goods as Rahman gets her to croon ‘Sunn Bhavra’, an original for Shaad Ali’s film. With the change from Tamil to Hindi, the song is composed the Hindustani classical way. Set to Raag Bihaag, Tirupati comes and does a fabulous job in the semi-classical melody penned beautifully by Gulzar. Rahman uses ‘Maula Wa Sallim’ as is and features his son AR Ameen in it.

The only track not composed by Rahman, Badshah and Tanishk Bagchi’s recreation of theclassic Humma Humma, is also a highly polarizing one. The remix provides fleeting gratification and a Hindi version of the mischievous ‘Parandhu Sella Vaa’ could’ve been a better choice. Though credit where its due, ‘The Humma Song’ became a massive hit, regardless and probably due to its criticism.

The comparison to the original film, as well as the soundtrack, is unavoidable. The remake can only recreate the magic of the original in a few places, both in the film as well as the album.

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4. Rangoon

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ConsideringRangoon is intended to be a musical, the soundtrack composed by Vishal Bhardwaj is extremely important to the film’s premise, and fulfils its intentions. At the outset, it must be expressed how unfortunate it is that Indian producers don’t give emphasis to background scores as they never include it in the album as part of the ‘original soundtracks’. It is even more appalling when there are short songs that definitely should be released with the album. It hence becomes difficult for reviewers and critics to do an adequate job analysing it as well. Two soundtracks and movies have suffered because of this. Thankfully, ‘Indian Movie BGMs’ has taken it upon themselves to fulfil this task.

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Rangoon has terrific background music; in fact, the sense of the musical arrives in the beginning of the film (due to a few songs but) primarily due to the background score. Notably, when Jemadar Malik (Shahid Kapoor) and Julia (Kangana Ranaut) make their way around the wilderness in heavy rain, the beautiful Chinese influenced ‘Mudslide’ plays.

With Julia playing a leading film star and leading a dance troupe, ‘Bloody Hell’ encapsulates her badass character. Sung enthusiastically by Sunidhi Chauhan, the song has got karaoke sounding lyrics considering she dances to it in front of soldiers for whom the lyrics need to be easy. The song is certainly more enjoyable with the visuals and despite the use of trumpets and guitars, the part where Sunidhi sings with no orchestration stands out! Sukhwinder Singh, Vishal Bhardwaj, Kunal Ganjawala and KK come together to sing ‘Julia’ in a theatrical manner and this fits the premise of the movie would not be too enjoyable outside the movie. ‘Yeh Ishq Hai’ sung by Arijit Singh sounds like a Vishal Bhardwaj unplugged of Dil Se but it doesn’t stop it from being one of the best tracks on the album; in fact, it only enhances its appeal. Rekha Bhardwaj’s version of the song is a mini-qawaali, with its Sufi arrangement.

‘Ek Dooni Do’ are both upbeat and retro, with trumpets and accordions taking over. Gulzar’s playful lyrics in ‘Mere Miya Gaye England’ are striking (na jaane kahaan karenge land ke Churchill chaunke na). Full marks to Vishal Bhardwaj for doing a fabulous job paying ode to the most popular song with the mention of Rangoon while also introducing his own flavour (the shehnai for instance).

‘Alvida’, Arijit’s second song in the album is also the soundtrack’s best. Through his singing, Arijit Singh proves just why he composers keep flocking towards him. He conveys the beautiful words penned by Gulzar with conviction. The definitive combination of Bhardwaj and Gulzar pick up ‘Tap Tap Topi Topi’ that they created for the Indian adaptation of the Japanese cartoon series, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and expand on it in Rangoon’s ‘Tippa’. The song is an absolute winner with Sunidhi Chauhan leading and Rekha Bhardwaj, Sukhwinder Singh and O S Arun supporting her. The orchestration by Bhardwaj and his team, specifically the sound of chugging of a train providing the main hook, sounds fantastic.

Penned by Lekha Washington, Dominique Cerejo sings ‘Be still’ which is an intimate and whispery jazz piece while ‘Shimmy Shake’, sung by Vivienne Pocha, is more foot tapping and rock and roll.

Gulzar and Vishal Bhardwaj reserve their best work for Bhardwaj’s films. In comparison with their previous outings, most recently Haider, perhaps Rangoon falls short. Though for a 40s-based musical (in large parts), the soundtrack works brilliantly.

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3. Jagga Jasoos

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Jagga is born with a stutter, and his father informs him that his stutter will go if he sings. Jagga sings, and so does everyone around him. Jagga Jasoos is Anurag Basu’s ambitious musical. Imagine then, how important the music is to the film. Imagine how hard Pritam must have worked to deliver the needs of a musical. And now imagine the sheer indifference of the producers that they are yet to release a complete soundtrack which has all the music inclusive of the acapellas, songlets and background score that drive the narrative of the film.

From a brilliant soundtrack that has an abundance of these, the producers have only included‘Khana Khaake’ in the official album and it has been more than five months since the movie hit the theatres. Far more than for Rangoon,gratitude must be extended to‘Indian Movie BGMs’ who have taken it upon themselves to fulfil the task of the producers.

‘Ullu ka pattha’, which is the best song from the album. Delivered perfectly by Arijit Singh and Nikhita Gandhi, with Ululehook with the yodel effect sounding great, it is the brilliant flamenco guitar byDaniel García Diego that make the song as charming as it is. The only miss of the album, ‘Galti Se Mistake’ doesn’t sound like the renewed Pritam, but that of the five years back.

The melody of ‘Jhumritalaiyyais quite soothing and Arijit does a good job delivering Neelesh Misra’s beautiful lyrics. The soft indie rock style orchestration is quite pleasant. Arijit Singh does a fantastic job with the soft ‘Phir Wahi’, written by Amitabh Bhattacharya, but it is once again the guitar work, this time byNyzel D’limaandRoland Fernandes, that takes the cake. Tushar Joshi sings ‘Musafir’, the only song to not feature Arijit Singh. With soft piano at the back, it almost feels like the song was meant for an independent album and not a Bollywood film. The only background music track to be released in the album is ‘Khaana Khake’, perhaps because they thought it was more enjoyable as an independent listen than the others. Its a post-party number written cleverly by Amitabh Bhattacharya and would have the listener (or viewer) grinning.

The charm of the movie is the musicality of it. In fact, that iswhat the movie is. The segment called ‘The Mystery of the Clock Tower’ without music would be worthless.Even the dialogue is sung, it is poetic and the characters mostly converse in verse.Jagga Jasoosis not just reliant on music, it is music.

From a director who was regularly charged with plagiarism allegations, Pritam has truly done stellar work in recent times. It is no wonder that he decided to take a break, he certainly deserves it.

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Note: You can read a brilliant review of the entire soundtrack (inclusive of all the unreleased background music) on Music Aloud.

2. Mom

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Mom with its hummable, catchy and chart-topping numbers, as well as some of the most innovative tracks with daring arrangements, makes for a stunning soundscape.

Another great lullaby from AR Rahman, ‘O Sona’ has a beautiful, soothing and sedative melody with lovely lyrics from Irshad Kamil. The only weakness of this track is Rahman’s singing which sounds laboured in a lot of places.Shashaa Tirupati assists him and even with a smaller part, considerably outperforms the composer. It takes some effort to get through the very unimpressive ‘Kooke Kawn’ which follows the Punjabi/party format and hardly sounds like Rahman. Sukhwinder Singh’s vocals don’t help either as the melody and instrumentation is highly generic, making this song the only miss of a really good album. ‘Raakh Baaki’ is captivating withJonita Gandhi’s whispery singing and a psychedelic backdrop that raises intrigue. Gandhi is supported byRianjaliwho has written and sung the English verses. An unsettling beat runs through the track that is punctuated with creaks and other bizarre sounds. ‘Freaking Life’ starts like an extension of ‘Raakh Baaki’ but is breezier.Raja Kumari,RianjaliandSuzanne D’Mello come together to sing this one and despite the repetitive ‘Freaking’, the song holds your attention.

The soundtrack’s best, ‘Chal Kahin Door’ is also reserved for Tirupati whose magical voice has left us transcended quite a few times. Rahman’s melody is easy and he further adorns the song with flutes and violin. Considering it starts soft and slow, the changes, including those with tempo are quite fantastic and come with the maestro’s territory. ‘Muafi Mushkil’ sees a fine vocal performance fromDarshana KT. Experimental with an extended prelude that takes off all of a sudden, this makes for a beguiling listen. ‘Be Nazaara’ opens with shades of Raag Durga. The final song on the album, it is an electronic-classical fusion and a showcase of Sudeep Jaipurwala’s scintillating Hindustani vocals set against a psychedelic backdrop. The EDM riff that comes in along with the other synthesised sounds gives this Rahman composition a dark and brooding sound.

Mom was a film about a mother’s act of vengeance to fight the people who did her step-daughter wrong and eventually win her love. The film’s premise didn’t necessarily require so much experimentation with its soundtrack. Consequently, the experimental and innovativeMom albumcan be used as the most recent example of what makes Rahman so special, the finest in the country and certainly one of the best in the world.

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1. Jab Harry Met Sejal

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After three outings with AR Rahman, Imtiaz Ali returned to Pritam for Jab Harry Met Sejal(afterJab We Met)and boy, does he deliver. Irshad Kamil has written the lyrics for all Imtiaz Ali films and this one is no different.The 13-track album is packed with great beats, a fusion of Punjabi folk with different genres, breezy synth-pop, a lot of innovation and some more hummable, Bollywood melodies.

‘Hawayein’ is classic Pritam. This is ‘Pritam the hit machine’, the Pritam the public loves. It’s important to have a song with more mass appeal like ‘Hawaein’ in the album, but the rest of the album offers a lot more and is why it is number one. ‘Raadha’ starts with Shahid Mallya’s earthy vocals before Sunidhi Chauhan takes over, but the song truly comes alive when it turns techno into the main hook.Diljit Dosanjh and Neeti Mohan sing ‘Raula’, another (Punjabi) dance song, which fares much better than ‘Butterfly’ which is the weakest track of the album despite an array of talented singers inNooran Sisters, Sunidhi Chauhan, Dev Negi andAaman Trikha ‘Beech Beech Mein’ is retro-funk with Warren Mendonsa and Ernest Tibbs working their magic with the guitar. It is also where Arijit Singh gets to show off his fantastic singing abilities as he bosses the falsetto. It’s a pity that Shalmali Kholgade and Shefali Alvares have little to do with the supporting role. ‘Safar’ is a beautiful melody with Irshad Kamil writing about Imtiaz Ali’s favourite subject, journey. The beautiful jazzy instrumentation with guitars leading the way behind Arijit Singh makes this song extremely captivating. ‘Hawaein’ also has Arijit Singh crooning the very Arijit Singh melody. The composer strips the orchestration and shows off the melody more in the ‘film version’ of the song, and Singh delivers both with finesse.

‘Parinda’ is where Punjabi folk and rock come together to create engaging results. Pardeep Sran does a stellar job in this fiery track leading the way with his traditional Punjabi folk vocals, and the rock elements (guitar, bass, and drums) sound incredible at the back.Another version of the piece has Tochi Raina singing this one to perfection. ‘Ghar’ has a terrific quaint quality to it with Nikhita Gandhi leading the track superbly, supported well by Mohit Chauhan. Portuguese singerCuca Roseta, Jonita Gandhi and Mohd. Irfan soar inthe melancholic ‘Yaadon Mein’, which carries a Latin tinge, with the piano, guitar and Portuguese guitarplaying in the background. After the noisy ‘Butterfly’, thankfully the Nooran Sisters get another song. Another soulful track for the sisters in ‘Jee Ve Sohaneya’.

Composed by Grammy winner DJ Diplo in collaboration with Pritam and Rocky Wellseteck, ‘Phurr’ has been sung by Mohit Chauhan and Tushar Joshi. Pritam has built the melody on the electronic base Diplo composed and while it may take time to grow on the listener, the final result of some brilliant orchestration and energetic singing by Chauhan and Joshi leaves the listener captivated and charmed.

2017 was most definitely Pritam’s year. Unfortunately, both the movies where he produced stellar work, were also two of the biggest flops of 2017 as well, and consequently, the albums suffered as well. Sony Music didn’t help either by treating the soundtrack shabbily and relegating some songs to a post-release launch.Jab Harry Met Sejalcertainly goes on the list of best Pritam albums and is a soundtrack that is loaded with incredible music and innovation throughout. After never finishing in the top 3 of A Humming Heart’s list of Top 10 Bollywood albums since its inception in 2014, Pritam has two albums in 2017.

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  • Kal Ha No Ho (2003)
  • Gangs of Wasseypur (2011)
25 Jul 2013

Which Bollywood movie has most kisses? ›

Bollywood's top 10 longest on-screen kisses
  • ​Befikre. Ranveer Singh, Vaani Kapoor were joined at the lips for their film 'Befikre'. ...
  • Fitoor. ...
  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. ...
  • Band Baaja Baaraat. ...
  • Yeh Saali Zindagi. ...
  • Raja Hindustani. ...
  • Murder. ...
  • ​Nagan Ki Ragini.
21 Jan 2022

Which is the longest Bollywood movie? ›

TitleRunning timeYear
LOC Kargil255 mins. (4h 15min)2003
Mera Naam Joker244 mins. (4h 4min)1970
Sangam238 mins. (3h 58min)1964
Daana Veera Soora Karna226 mins. (3h 46min)1977
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Which movie has highest song? ›

1. Inder Sabha. Inder Sabha is a Bollywood film that contains a total of 70 songs.

Which Indian singer has most views on YouTube? ›

श्री हनुमान चालीसा Hanuman Chalisa I GULSHAN KUMAR I HARIHARAN, Full HD Video, Shree Hanuman Chalisa2,658,670,0362,124,965
Lehanga : Jass Manak (Official Video) Satti Dhillon | Punjabi Songs | GK DIGITAL | Geet MP31,521,923,697351,142
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Which song has highest views on YouTube? ›

Baby Shark Dance” might be the current record-holder in terms of total views, but Korean artist Psy's “Gangnam Style” video remained on the top spot for longest (1,689 days or 4.6 years) before ceding its spot to its successor.

Is any Indian song in Billboard? ›

It has been compiled by Billboard and Luminate since February 2022. The chart is updated every Wednesday at (UTC).
List of number-one songs.
Reached number oneAugust 6, 2022
Artist(s)Arijit Singh
Weeks at number one3
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How can I find old Hindi songs? ›

Saregama is the best place to find old Hindi songs and timeless classics. The Hindi music collection at Saregama spans over many decades and encompasses songs by popular singers like Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh, Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosale.

What are the best old English songs? ›

Here are your 20 quintessential Oldiez songs that deserve to be on your iPod before it melts...
  • It's the End of the World as We Know It - R.E.M.
  • I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith.
  • Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin.
  • Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult.
  • Imagine - John Lennon.
  • The End - The Doors.
13 Dec 2012

Is there any Indian band like BTS? ›


Euphoria is one of those bands which has stood the test of time and is active even today. Its latest single was released on June 21, 2016. The band was started in 1988, and its main singer is Palash. He formed the band with his friends in Delhi.

Who is Indian No 1 singer? ›

Arijit Singh is the best singer in India 2020, he has won a National Award and a total of six Filmfare Awards. He's often referred to as the “King of Playback Singing.” In his early days, he worked for music composer Pritam.

Which song has most views in 24 hours? ›

Top music videos
  • "Dynamite" BTS. YouTube. 101.1. ...
  • "Pink Venom" Blackpink. YouTube. 90.4. ...
  • "How You Like That" Blackpink. YouTube. 86.3. ...
  • "Ice Cream" Blackpink and Selena Gomez. YouTube. 79.0. ...
  • "Boy with Luv" BTS ( feat. Halsey) YouTube. ...
  • "Lalisa" Lisa. YouTube. 73.6. ...
  • "Permission to Dance" BTS. YouTube. 72.3. ...
  • "Life Goes On" BTS. YouTube. 71.6.

Which is the most trending song in India 2022? ›

TOP Bollywood Songs 2022 - New Hindi Music Playlist 2022
  • Tere Hawaale (From "Laal Singh Chaddha")Pritam, Arijit Singh, Shilpa Rao.
  • Kesariya (From "Brahmastra")Pritam, Arijit Singh, Amitabh Bhattacharya.
  • Shaamat (From "Ek Villain Returns")Ankit Tiwari, Tara Sutaria.
  • FitoorMithoon, Arijit Singh, Neeti Mohan, Karan Malhotra.

Which is the most viewed song in India in 2022? ›

Top 25 Most Viewed Bollywood Music Videos of 2022
#Title and LinkViews
1Srivalli (Video) | Pushpa | Allu Arjun, Rashmika Mandanna | Javed Ali | DSP | Sukumar511,799,241
2Arabic Kuthu | Halamithi Habibo -Lyric Video| Beast| Thalapathy Vijay| Sun Pictures| Nelson| Anirudh476,951,060
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Which is the most trending song now? ›

Now Trending
  • 11. Deva Deva (From "Brahmastra") Pritam, Arijit Singh, Amitabh Bhattacharya.
  • 22. Kesariya (From "Brahmastra") Pritam, Arijit Singh, Amitabh Bhattacharya.
  • 33. Aafat (From "Liger") ...
  • 44. Dance Ka Bhoot (From "Brahmastra") ...
  • 55. Dhol Bajaa. ...
  • 66. Coka 2.0 (From "Liger") ...
  • 77. Raataan Lambiyan. ...
  • 88. Mera Banega Tu.

What type of music is best for your brain? ›

1. Classical Music. Researchers have long claimed that listening to classical music can help people perform tasks more efficiently. This theory, which has been dubbed "the Mozart Effect," suggests that listening to classical composers can enhance brain activity and act as a catalyst for improving health and well-being.

Is music good for memory? ›

Music has been found to stimulate parts of the brain, and studies have demonstrated that music enhances the memory of Alzheimer's and dementia patients, including a study conducted at UC Irvine, which showed that scores on memory tests of Alzheimer's patients improved when they listened to classical music.

What type of music helps you focus? ›

Research has proven that classical tunes are the ultimate focus music. There's even a term for this phenomenon: the Mozart Effect. Listening to classical music when you study arouses your brain, making it easier to absorb new information in a meaningful way. Ambient music is another solid option for studying.

What movie has the most f words? ›

The 10 Most Profane Movies of All Time, Ranked by The Number of F-Bombs
  • Casino (1995) - 422 f-words. ...
  • Nil by Mouth (1997) - 428 f-words. ...
  • Summer of Sam (1999) - 435 f-words. ...
  • Uncut Gems (2019) - 560 f-words. ...
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) - 569 f-words. ...
  • F★CK (2005) - 857 f-words. ...
  • Swearnet: The Movie (2014) - 935 f-words.
1 Jun 2022

What movie has the saddest soundtrack? ›

10 film soundtrack moments that'll have you crying in your...
  1. I Dreamed A Dream, from Les Misérables. ...
  2. Feed The Birds, from Mary Poppins. ...
  3. Theme, from Schindler's List. ...
  4. Slipping Through My Fingers, from Mamma Mia! ...
  5. My Heart Will Go On, from Titanic. ...
  6. See You Again, from Furious 7. ...
  7. Adagio for Strings, from Platoon.
8 Apr 2016

What film has the best soundtrack of all time? ›

The best movie soundtracks of all time
  • Purple Rain (1984) ...
  • 24 Hour Party People (2002) ...
  • A Hard Day's Night (1964) ...
  • The Crow (1994) ...
  • Quadrophenia (1979) ...
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) ...
  • Pump Up The Volume (1990) ...
  • Submarine (2010)
27 Mar 2022

Which actor has best songs in Bollywood? ›

Also Read
  • Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan has sung a lot of hit songs, be it in the 80s or now. ...
  • Aamir Khan. Oh yes, Amir Khan, Mr. ...
  • Shahrukh Khan. ...
  • Madhuri Dixit Nene. ...
  • Abhishek Bachchan. ...
  • Farhan Akhtar. ...
  • Hrithik Roshan. ...
  • Abhay Deol.

Which is the longest kiss in India? ›

A four-minute kiss between real-life couple Devika Rani and Himanshu Rai in 'Karma' (1933), is known to be the longest kiss in Indian cinema. Rani, whose 109th birth anniversary was observed on Thursday, is known as the 'First lady of Indian cinema'.

Do actors use their tongues when kissing? ›

The open-mouth kiss with no tongue is also a very common technique used by actors. To make the kiss look more realistic, actors often kiss attaching to the lower lip and gently sucking. Occasionally actors with kiss with open mouths, using their tongues. This is what is typically known as a French kiss.

Which movie has longest kiss? ›

"Elena Undone" breaks the record for longest movie kiss - IMDb.

Which is the No 1 movie in India? ›

Top 10 Indian Movies (India Gross Collection)
1.Baahubali 2 The Conclusion371.16
2.KGF Chapter 2206.35
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Which is the most running film in India? ›

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) is the longest running film in the history of Indian cinema.

What is the longest ever movie? ›

The longest film | Ever made is over 85 hours. The Cure for Insomnia is a video that was released in 1987. It is known as the longest video ever released and lasts over 85 hours. Very few people have ever seen the whole video, but it is a famous topic in film classes and quizzes.

What is the total number of songs in Bollywood? ›

Now, when we multiply, 4 x 600 =2400 is the answer.

Who is called the to as the father of Indian cinema? ›

Dadasaheb Phalke, byname of Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, (born April 30, 1870, Trimbak, British India [now in Maharashtra, India]—died February 16, 1944, Nashik, Maharashtra), motion picture director who is considered the father of the Indian cinema.

Who is the best Hindi song in the world? ›

Baarish Mein Tum
  • Dhokha. Arijit Singh, Manan Bhardwaj. ...
  • Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas - Title Track. Arijit Singh, Parampara Tandon. ...
  • Thoda Thoda Pyaar. Stebin Ben. ...
  • Teri Galliyon Se. Jubin Nautiyal, Meet Bros. ...
  • Fitoor. Mithoon, Arijit Singh, Neeti Mohan, Karan Malhotra. ...
  • Tum Hi Ho. Arijit Singh. ...
  • Lut Gaye (Feat. Emraan Hashmi) ...
  • Baarish Ban Jaana.

Which actor has best songs in Bollywood? ›

Also Read
  • Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan has sung a lot of hit songs, be it in the 80s or now. ...
  • Aamir Khan. Oh yes, Amir Khan, Mr. ...
  • Shahrukh Khan. ...
  • Madhuri Dixit Nene. ...
  • Abhishek Bachchan. ...
  • Farhan Akhtar. ...
  • Hrithik Roshan. ...
  • Abhay Deol.

Who is the best song in India 2021? ›

Top 10 Hindi-Pop Hits Of 2021
  • Ranjha. A beautiful powerful love bad that talks about the bittersweet feeling, when lovers wish each other good bye. ...
  • Raataan Lambiyan. ...
  • Nadiyon Paar. ...
  • Param Sundari. ...
  • Tum Aaogey. ...
  • Lover. ...
  • Lut Gaye. ...
  • Jugnu.
21 Dec 2021

How many Bollywood songs are there? ›

Now, when we multiply, 4 x 600 =2400 is the answer.

Who is the No 1 singer in Bollywood? ›

Arijit Singh is the best singer in India 2020, he has won a National Award and a total of six Filmfare Awards. He's often referred to as the “King of Playback Singing.” In his early days, he worked for music composer Pritam.

Which Bollywood singer has most fans? ›

List Of Most Popular Singer In India
  • Arijit Singh. 471. Paakhi Hua Re.
  • Rahul Vaidya. 367. DOST YAAR.
  • Sonu Nigam. 324. Dil Mein Thee.
  • Jass Manak. 147. PERFECT.
  • Neha Kakkar. O Sajna.
  • Jubin Nautiyal. Manike.
  • Darshan Raval. Dhol Bajaa.
  • karan Singh Arora. Saara Din.

Which Indian song is most viewed on Youtube? ›

श्री हनुमान चालीसा Hanuman Chalisa I GULSHAN KUMAR I HARIHARAN, Full HD Video, Shree Hanuman Chalisa2,665,217,0052,023,392
Lehanga : Jass Manak (Official Video) Satti Dhillon | Punjabi Songs | GK DIGITAL | Geet MP31,523,079,948331,634
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Who gave most hit movies in Bollywood? ›

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1Akshay Kumar17
2Shahrukh Khan11
3Salman Khan8
4Ajay Devgn14
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Who did Highest movies in Bollywood? ›

Shakti Kapoor

With the distinction of having appeared in more than 700 films throughout his four decades and a half long career, Kapoor is easily the actor to have done the most movies in Bollywood.

Who acted highest number of movies? ›

Brahmanandam acted in more than 1,000 films.

Is there any Indian band like BTS? ›


Euphoria is one of those bands which has stood the test of time and is active even today. Its latest single was released on June 21, 2016. The band was started in 1988, and its main singer is Palash. He formed the band with his friends in Delhi.

Which song is trending now? ›

Trending Today
  • 11. Fitoor. Mithoon, Arijit Singh, Neeti Mohan, Karan Malhotra. ...
  • 22. Kesariya (From "Brahmastra") Pritam, Arijit Singh, Amitabh Bhattacharya. ...
  • 33. Ijazzat Hai. Raj Barman. ...
  • 44. Baarish Aayi Hai. ...
  • 55. Iss Baarish Mein. ...
  • 66. Alcoholia (From "Vikram Vedha") ...
  • 77. Manike (From "Thank God") ...
  • 88. Dil (From "Ek Villain Returns")

Which is the most viewed song in India? ›

Phonics Song with Two Words from children's channel ChuChu TV is the most viewed video in India and is the 7th most viewed YouTube video in the world. "Why This Kolaveri Di" become the first Indian music video to cross 100 million views.

Which is the longest song in India? ›

As Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo is the longest Hindi song ever made in Bollywood.

Which Indian song is in billboard? ›

It has been compiled by Billboard and Luminate since February 2022. The chart is updated every Wednesday at (UTC).
Most weeks at number one.
No. of weeks4
Song"Shree Hanuman Chalisa"
Release year2022
LanguageHindi Sanskrit
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Who sang most songs in India? ›

Asha Bhosle was recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist in music history in the year 2011 – 11,000 songs including solos, duets and chorus.


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