Toast to friendship: Bollywood songs that celebrate friends

  • Soumya Vajpayee Tiwari, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 07, 2016 09:41 IST

Friendship Day is a special occasion to celebrate the bonds that people share with their closest pals. We look at the Bollywood films and songs that have defined the essence of true friendship.

Yaari hai imaan mera yaar meri zindagi (Zanjeer; 1973)

Yaari hai imaan mera was picturised on Pran and Amitabh Bachchan.

This song, picturised on the late actor Pran and Amitabh Bachchan, is about the importance of having a true friend.

Diye jalte hain (Namak Haraam; 1973)

Diye jalte hain is a masterpiece. The track is hugely popular even today.

This melodious song is a masterpiece by RD Burman. It features the late Rajesh Khanna, who sings it for his friend Amitabh Bachchan.

Yeh dosti hum nahi todenge (Sholay; 1975)

‘Yeh dosti hum nahin todenge’ is an anthem for friendship.

This is the first number that comes to mind when we think of a Bollywood song on friendship. The bond between Jai (Amitabh Bachchan) and Veeru (Dharmendra) remains an example of friendship even today.

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Salaamat rahe dostana humara (Dostana; 1980)

Salaamat rahe dostana was written beautifully by Anand Bakshi.

This song was written by the late lyricist Anand Bakshi. It is picturised on Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha.

Tere jaisa yaar kahaan (Yaarana; 1981)

Tere jaisa yaar kahan has emotional lyrics. It was picturised on Amitabh Bachchan.

This song is a friendship anthem. Featuring Amitabh Bachchan and late actor Amjad Khan, the track has beautiful lyrics.

Yaaron dosti badi hi haseen hai (Rockford; 1999)

Yaaron dosti is popular among the youth even today.

This new-age song on friendship, sung by KK, is a popular track.

Dil chahta hai (Dil Chahta Hai; 2001)

‘Dil chahta hai’ is a catchy track, which features Aamir Khan, Akshaye Khanna and Saif Ali Khan.

This fun-filled track instantly reminds us of the strong bond between Aamir Khan, Akshaye Khanna and Saif Ali Khan in the movie.

Read: Kishore Kumar: The man who defined friendship with his songs

Jaane kyun (Dostana; 2008)

Jaane kyun, featuring Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and John Abraham, has meaningful lyrics.

This peppy number describes the friendship between the film’s three characters — played by Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham — beautifully.

Jaane nahin denge tujhe (3 Idiots; 2009)

Jaane nahin denge tujhe is an emotional number from 3 Idiots.

This emotional track shows how much the characters of Aamir Khan, R Madhavan and Sharman Joshi care about each other in the film.

Tumhi ho bandhu (Cocktail; 2012)

Tumhi ho bandhu is a foot-tapping song based on friendship.

This lively composition features Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Diana Penty. Another song, called ‘Daaru desi’, from the same movie, is also about friendship.

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