Music is eternal and so is love. The melodious romantic songs have known to intensify the glorious power of love and enhance the moods. Narrowing down a list of five most romantic Hindi songs of all time when we have an endless list of romantic evergreen songs is somewhat a tough call. However, there are certain romantic music tracks that certainly score high and are loved by the quixotic souls. Before reading about these songs, sit back and coolly relax. Pop your favorite chocolate and read remarkable trivia about these 5 most romantic songs.
v Pyar Hua Ikraar Hua Hai (Film – Shree 420)
‘Pyaar Hua Ikraar Hua Hai’ from the 1955 blockbuster ‘Shree 420’ is still recorded amongst the foremost romantic songs of Indian Cinema. With the leads, Raj Kapoor and Nargis singing to each other on a rainy night, the sheer simplicity and instinctive flow of lyrics and music shaped a legendary hit, which is admired by all till date. The black and white setting further recreates the divinity that is associated with true, selfless love. An evergreen classic, this timeless melody is a favorite amongst diehard romantics.
v Kya Yahi Pyar Hai (Film- Rocky)
The 1981 semi-hit ‘Rocky’, better known as Sanjay Dutt’s debut film, gave a single smashing musical hit ‘Kya Yahi Pyaar hai?’ which went on to become one of the most revered songs of the romantic genre. With a raw sensuality that was rather uncommon in the Hindi songs of those times, the song created ripples on account of its exquisite composition credited to the celebrated musician R.D. Burman. Moreover, the lyrics depicted wondrously, the honest naivety of the actress Tina Munim as she questions her lover about if she’s in love.
v Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Me Khayal Aataa Hai (Film – Kabhi Kabhi)
‘Kabbhi Kabbhi Mere Dil Mein’ from the 1976 multi starrer hit movie ‘Kabhi Kabhi’ is another romantic song that touched the hearts of many. Actress Rakhee sings the song on her wedding night in ode to her true love (Amitabh Bachchan), from who is separated. The song reflects a blend of tragic despondence and selfless love, reinforcing the universal experience of ‘love is beauty, love is pain’.
v Tujhe dekha to ye jaana sanam (Film – Dilwale Dulhaniya le Jayenge)
‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’, the highest grosser of 1995, broke many records, as did its music. ‘Tujhe Delkha Toh Yeh Jaana Sanam’ established itself as the most venerated love song of all times. With the lead pair, Shah Rukh and Kajol, singing aloud the true extent of their love for each other, the song recaptures the essence of undying, unconditional love that cuts across the boundaries of land, time and restrictions. With striking visuals like the yellow mustard field, and awe inspiring vocal brilliance, the song was a landmark in history of Hindi film industry’s perception of romance, as was the movie.
v Pehla nasha (Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar)
‘Pehla Nasha’ from the movie ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’ (1992) was a musical milestone in Indian Cinema. With a very authentic portrayal of the innocence and anxiety that is integral to the experience of first love, the song resonates with the innermost feelings of anticipation and bliss that one relates to love and romance.
Such instances of musical magnificence are few. These romantic songs remain alive in the memory of all those who know what love is – by Prerna Malhan