Mera wala gaana! – Lyrics of Hindi Cinema

Which is the song that makes your heart skip a beat or leaves a lump in your throat? What makes it so special? Is it the tune, lyrics, music, composer, memories attached to it, or a blend of everything? When was the last time a song moved you to tears, made you laugh out aloud like a child, dance like no one’s watching, evoke memories of days gone by? The bride of lyric, when married to the groom of tune, creates matrimony called song. Here, we’re going to muse on the bride – the lyric.

Try recalling a particular line from a song that underlines your personality, philosophy, story of your life, evokes bitter or sweet memories. Is it ‘Mein zindagi ka saath nibhaata chala gaya’ from Hum Dono, ‘Yeh jawaani hai deewani’ from Jawani Deewani, ‘Din dhal jaaye’ from Guide, ‘Ae ajnabi’ from Dil se, ‘Bheege honth tere’ from Murder, ‘Kajraa re kajraa re’ from Bunty aur Babli, ‘Emosanal attyachaar’ from Dev D, or ‘Bhaag bhaag’ from Delhi Belly?

Share it with us via this blog, facebook page or email us at prakashgowda1979@gmail.com along with your story or anything you’d like to write on the particular song or any number of songs. Your post can be as brief as a few lines or bulleted points or as elaborative as reams and reams of Word document pages in English or Hindi.

If writing isn’t your cup of cappuccino, don’t fret, we aren’t looking for Shakespeares or Premchands, but nuggets by Sahir Ludhianvi, Khayyam, Kaifi Azmi, Gulshan Bawra, Yogesh, Anjaan, Sameer, Gulzar, Javed Akhtar, Prasoon Joshi, Amitabh Bhattacharya or any lyricist of Hindi cinema. Even if you don’t know the lyricist’s name, don’t worry – fikar di ki gal hai, jab google hai? We have a team of passionate Hindi film music enthusiasts with rich repertoire of trivia and anecdotes related to songs waiting to share with you, and yes, you shall be credited for your contribution(s).

It’s a page we all would cherish in the years to come, where we document stories, anecdotes, emotions, inspirations, evocations, and revelries of the songs of Hindi cinema savoured by people from all walks of life, irrespective of their social status – a song which makes one proudly exclaim: “Mera wala gaana!”

We have grown up with them, we’ve danced to them, we’ve loved them, hated them, remixed them, downloaded them, now it’s time to celebrate them. After all, we own them as much as the creators of the song, isn’t it? So, start humming with the lips of pen and the breath of ink. There’s a gem hidden in you, just like a pearl in the oyster of your favourite song. Together, let’s begin a journey worth embarking upon. Bon voyage!

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