Toast to friendship: Bollywood songs that celebrate friends
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)
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)
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)
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.
Salaamat rahe dostana humara (Dostana; 1980)
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)
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)
This new-age song on friendship, sung by KK, is a popular track.
Dil chahta hai (Dil Chahta Hai; 2001)
This fun-filled track instantly reminds us of the strong bond between Aamir Khan, Akshaye Khanna and Saif Ali Khan in the movie.
Jaane kyun (Dostana; 2008)
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)
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)
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.