Here's an hour plus of Bollywood music clips, so sit back and enjoy the show!
First up, is Madhuri Dixit doing CHOLI KE PEECHE from the film Khal Nayak. It's a tad blurry, but maybe you'll get enough of a buzz to go out and rent the film.
CHALTE CHALTE from Pakeezak. Awesome movie, mesmerizing song. Enjoy Meena Kumari's languid sexy dancing in the moonlight (That's her eyes, at left).
Next up, "Teri mehfil mein Qismat", from another film you should rent if you have not seen it: MUGHAL-E-AZAM. Madhubala in her greatest role.
You'll find Nusrat in the margins of that listing, redoing the title track, but here he is doing the lovely ballad "Tere bin nahin lagda" which was in the Bend it like Beckham soundtrack.
What could top that? Only Rekha (with Asha Bhosle's voice singing in Urdu), doing "In Aankhon Ki Masti" from UMRAO JAAN. Awesome music, incredible film (the original, not the crap remake with Ashwariya).|
Want more? Here's "Dil Cheez" from the same great film. Also Asha singing. A gem. You can see where the latest DEVDAS got its inspiration.
And speaking of DEVDAS, here's Ashwariya and Madhuri together in "Dola re Dola" from that great contemporary film in the tradition of Pakeezah, Umrao Jaan & Mughal-e-Azam.
And Shah Rukh Khan (Devdas himself in the latest version) with Rani Mukherjee in PAHELI, a cute film with a great soundtrack (by Kreem & Gulzar); the song is "Dheere Jalna".
I found the B-a-a-a-d disco number in QURBANI "Aap jaise koi," sung by Nazia Hassan, it's too groovy for words. Move over ABBA & "Rock me babee!"
There's a new Bollywood film called "My name is Anthony Gonsalves" which apparently bears no relation to the surreal character portrayed by the legendary Amitabh Bachchan, doing his own singing (& dancing), in one of my favourite films AMAR, AKBAR, ANTHONY. Check out his English rap: "The coefficient of the linear is juxtaposition by the haemoglobin in the atmosphere because you are a sophisticated rhetorician intoxicated by the exuberance of your own verbosity..."|
It gets goofier: Asha sings "Ye Time Time Ki Baat Hai Johny" from the film "Kasuati."
"Piya tu ab to aaja"--tipsy Helen [left] lipsynchs to Asha
And who can resist Helen singing in the rain doing "Aaj ki raat" (also sung by Asha) from 1973s ANAMIKA?
A lovely ghazal from the soap opera Mirza Ghalib: "Hazaron khwahishen aisee"
Banjara, the gypsies of Rajasthan, can be experienced here
The copyright holders have knocked it off YouTube a few times, but here is "Khwaja mere khwaja," the Sufi song and highlight of the 2008 film JODHAA AKHBAR.