Jan 172017
 

One of the most prolific lyricists and screenwriters in Bollywood, Javed Akhtar can deservedly be called the bard of Bollywood. As lyricist, he has given the Hindi film industry some of its biggest hit songs, including the iconic ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh” and “Ek Do Teen”. As screenwriter, he paired with Salim and the famous duo penned some of the best films of Bollywood, like ‘Sholay’, ‘Yaadon Ki Baraat’, ‘Deewar’, among others. His beautiful poetry for ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ gave us a lump in the throat – no one could have summed it up better. 

Going down memory lane, we picked some of the most beautiful Bollywood songs he has penned over the years. 

1. Kuch Na Kaho – ‘1942: A Love Story’

2. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh – ‘1942: A Love Story’

3. Ghar Se Nikalte Hi – ‘Papa Kehte Hain’ 

4. Chand Taare – ‘Yes Boss’ 

5. Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam – ‘Duplicate’

6. Ek Din Aap Yun Humko Mil Jayenge – ‘Yes Boss’

7. Tumko Dekha Toh Yeh Khayal Aaya – ‘Saath Saath’

8. Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon – ‘Yes Boss’ 

9. Sandese Aate Hain – ‘Border’

10. Panchhi Nadiyan Pawan Ke – ‘Refugee’

11. Humein Jab Se Mohabbat – ‘Border’ 

12. Kal Ho Na Ho 

13. Iktara – ‘Wake Up Sid!’

14. Ek Do Teen – ‘Tezaab’

15. Dil Chahta Hai 

16. Mitwa – ‘Lagaan’

Just the kind of playlist to listen to on loop on a cold winter day. Is nostalgia hitting you already?

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