Thursday, October 7, 2010

3 songs!!

Nowadays we would consider fortunate to hear at least 1 good song in a film..but consider this - 3 of the alltime immortal songs in one cinema..too much to ask for isnt it??

Well the film I'm talking about is Shri 420, a 1955 film directed by Raj Kapoor. Have seen this movie longtime back, when Doordarshan still ruled our TV sets but I dont remember anything about the movie apart from the great songs..

1. 'Mera Joota hai japani' - by Mukesh
Easily my favorite in the lot. This one has a special magnetic effect of the audience and the lyrics will automatically make you feel patriotic. Combined with the soulful rendering by Mukesh with the great music and the beautiful pictorisation, this song is simply awesome..

see the video here:

2. "Pyaar Huwa Ikraar Huwa"

Sung by Lataji and Mannadey, this is one of the best romatic numbers of alltime. Hindi cinemas association with rain songs perhaps started with this one, but till date none of the others have had the same charm.

Credit should also be given to the cinematographer who have captured the lead pairs passion with iconic black and white frames.

See the video here:

3. ''Ramaiya Vastavaiya'' by 3 of the alltime greats - Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh and Lataji

No should experience this one..


  1. Shankar Jaikishan duo..they were Raj Kapoors regulers..

    just browsed wiki for this ;)