After voting Sholay as the most iconic film of the century, it’s now time for you to choose the favourite song of the century in the second leg of the Cinema@100 initiative by Hindustan Times.
In the first leg of the celebration of 100 years of cinema, thousands and thousands of votes came in to crown the top movie of the century and we now look forward to choose the numero uno song.
The song and dance routine has been an integral part of Hindi cinema and industry experts say that the initiative is noteworthy. “Cinema and songs are a cultural manifestation and part of Indian society. The younger generation is wielding the megaphone now. They have brought up American films and western pop which is not working,” says lyricist Javed Akhtar. Filmmaker Sajid Khan says, “I think honouring songs in movies is a superb idea.”
We have shortlisted 100 songs to chose from. These include songs like Geeta Dutt’s rendition of Babuji Dheere Chalna, from Aar Paar (1954), the title track of Dil Hai ki Maanta Nahin (1991) sung by Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal to Main Koi Aisa Geet from Yes Boss (1997) composed by Jatin-Lalit and Munni Badnaam from Dabangg (2010) composed by Lalit Pandit. To vote for your favourite song, log on to cinemaat100.com. If your choice matches that of the rest of the country, you will win exciting prizes!