Whistling is an old art used in songs started in 1930s and 40s. A whistle can be used to express happiness or woo a beloved. Many a times whistling is a part of hero’s introduction song, where he is shown to whistle happily, either walking or riding a bicycle, or driving a car.
When we talk about whistling in Hindi films,one image immediately comes to our mind of Dev Anand. As a matter of fact whistling was quite in vogue in most of the Dev Anand films and before the advent of the music from electronic instruments, whistling formed an integral part of the world of Hindi music.
Kishore kumar and Hemant Kumar are other two singers and composer who gave us some great songs. In the modern era the whistling after passing away of Pancham revived in a big way with Vishal Bhardwaj's ''Chod aaye hum wo galiyan.. from the film MACHIS sung competently by Suresh Wadekar and it again was a song that conveyed the sprit of vagabond and gay-abandon, what whistling signifies. It was followed by ''Pahli pahli Baar from DIL TO PAAGAL HAI which was composed by Anand Milind. Among other great songs based on whistles that the Hindi cinema has produced in the recent memory is '' Kiska Hai ye Tumko Intezaar main hoo Na''. from MAIN HOON NA, and ''Chand Sifarish Jo Karta Hamari''...from FANAA.
Here are 25 Great Whistling Songs
I think this is the first whistle song of bollywood. This was from the film Khajanchi released in 1941 sung by Shamshad Begum,Khan Mastaan and chorus.