Friday, 1 January 2021

Bollywood songs that celebrate New Year!


2020 was the year to forget, we look forward to better days ahead. This reminds me of a Bollywood song from the 1960 film 'Hum Hindustani' Chhodo Kal Ki Batein, Kal Ki Baat Purani'.though this isn’t really a New Year song, but does a good job of nudging us to shed the baggage of the past and make ambitious plans for the future. 

Not many songs are written for the New Year in Hindi films but there are a few songs written in the 50s. The first song that comes to my mind is from the 1954 film 'Samrat' written by Rajendra Krishan, composed by Hemant Kumar. This song was very fast-paced and racy, that will definitely set your feet tapping on the floor. The singing voice is of Asha Bhonsle.

Song of Samrat 1954

The same year in 1954 another song on New Year from the film 'Toote Khilone' became popular. This was sung by Shamshad Begum and Trilok Kapoor. It was written by Anjum Jaipuri, a lesser-heard name, composed by Chitragupt.

Song of Toote Khilone 1954

This song was composed by Shankar – Jaikishan and written by Shailendra for Anari, this Manna Dey – Lata Mangeshkar duet welcoming the year 1959 The film was released in 1959.

Song of Anari 1959

Happy new year to you This song is sung by Shailendra Singh and chorus. Hasrat Jaipuri and Raveendra Jain The song is picturised on Shailendra Singh, Moolchand, Kamal Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Rajendra Kumar etc.The film is Do Jasoos released in 1975

Song of Do Jasoos 1975

Song of Nazrana Pyar Ka (1980)

Song from Raksha 1981

Song of Aap Ke Saath 1986

Song of Teri Talash Mein (1990)

Song of Happy New Year 2014

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