So you claim to be a die-hard fan of one of the most versatile singers in our film industry? Chances are that you can rattle off a long list of Asha Bhosle’s hit songs to justify your claim. But we bet you wouldn’t have heard these 7 songs: All of them as melodious and brilliantly composed as her other well-known songs. Sadly, these fell off most music fan’s playlists for various reasons.
On Asha Bhosle’s 83rd birthday, we have compiled a list of 7 such songs that will shake up your memory and remind you of her versatile talent.
Song: Aise na thukrao
Film: Zabardast (1985)
This was director Nasir Hussain’s last film and featured Sanjeev Kumar, Jayapradha and Sunny Deol in lead roles. RD Burman composed this song which is set in a club. The tune may remind you of some of the other hit RD Burman songs.
Song: Fir sawan rut ki pawan chali
Album: Meraj E Ghazal (1983)
In one of the gems of her career, Asha collaborated with Ghulam Ali. Just listen to how her voice gave a personality to Nasir Kazmi’s poetry. The expressions didn’t drop for even one moment from her voice. Simply amazing.
Song: Ye saaye hain
Film: Sitara (1980)
Gulzar, Asha Bhosle and Pancham Da created magic every time they collaborated on a song. Rich poetry, coupled with a soothing voice and minimal background score made it one of the finest tunes in Asha’s career. Mithun Chakravarty and Zarina Wahab played the central roles in Sitara. Meraj was the director.
Song: Yaar badshah, yaar dilruba
Film: CID 909 (1967)
The cabaret wasn’t the ‘in’ thing till this Feroz Khan-starrer. The industry was about to witness Asha Bhosle’s range, and this one turned out to be the perfect canvassing before a storm. OP Nayyar was the music composer.
Song: Dhalti jaye chunariya
Film: Nau Da Gyarah (1957)
I know you remember this film. Yes, Dev Anand, Kalpana Kartik and Shashikala were there. Yes, it has hits such as ‘Hum hain rahi pyar ke’, ‘Aankhon me kya jee’ and ‘Aaja panchi akela hai’. But, have you heard this one?
Song: Main jab bhi akeli hoti hoon
Film: Dharamputra (1961)
This was Yash Chopra’s second film after Dhool Ka Phool and Mala Sinha, Shashi Kapoor and Ashok Kumar were in pivotal roles. N Dutta was the composer and Sahir write the lyrics.
Song: Zeher deta hai koi dawa deta hai
Film: Wohi Baat (1977)
Jaidev, one of the most talented musicians Bollywood has ever seen, asked Naqsh Lyallpuri to write a song for him, and then he went to Asha Bhosle for the playback. The result is this stunning song.
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