A Compilation Of Rajesh Khanna Songs (L-Z)

The Trivia Of Rajesh Khanna’s Superstardom

Amitabh Bachchan was the undisputed superduper/ mega star when I was growing up and the movie fans around me used to call Rajesh Khanna “Pavali” (i.e. worth 25 paise, or simply spoken, most insignificant) in arrogance. In fact, even the movie stars like Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Vinod Khanna, and Rishi Kapoor has had a better audience  carved out for themselves post the mid-1970s, indicating how steep a fall Khanna has had after an equally stellar rise only a few years ago.

But when I look back now and find my most valuable Kishore  Kumar songs lying in Rajesh Khanna’s palms; and when I reassess the legacy he leaves behind with that brief sparkle in the early 1970s, I’m but forced to admit his everlasting contribution. That he couldn’t rise to his own potential  again – except for a brief surge in the mid-1980s with the hits like Souten and Avtaar – reminds one of his inherent flaws.

Researching for these compilations also made me have a fresh look at how Hindi cinema music transformed along with movie craft in the 1970s onwards. Bachchan had some of the biggest hits at the box-office and equally popular songs, but not the same socio-cultural impact that Kaka’s songs seemed to have enjoyed during the same years. In fact, Bachchan used to be idolized for his characters and dialogues more than anything else. Incidentally, the Kishore Kumar – RD Burman duo did not have the same luck with Khanna either after what they had seemingly triggered with him earlier. They separately excelled with the other actors and movie makers, but there seems to have taken a shift in how songs were being conceived in Hindi cinema in the years that followed, and by the mid-1980s; i.e when Kishore Kumar had started contemplating a retirement from his playback career, the erosion of the Hindi cinema music could easily be spotted by the music lovers of that period.

The 1970s not only saw some of the best Hindi cinema music being composed ever, but also a dramatic transformation in how the very cine-craft was being conceived in those years. Why did Hindi cine music lose its sheen in the absence of Kishore Kumar and RD Burman is unclear, though. There still was some music left in the 1990s, but almost zilch in the years that followed. Why hasn’t there been any resurrection of the good cinema music or the emergence of a separate music industry, if that wasn’t anymore  possible through Bollywood, is a continuing puzzle! May be, this is a temporary ripple created by the reality television and the dance and idol TV shows, which should subside with time as the media keeps on evolving.

(Alert: Links stopped working with time, so only the list remains now as a reminder of my collection here… updated on 22/08/2017)

  • Ladkhadane Do Mujhe (Palkon Ki Chhaon Men, 1977)
  • Lahron Ki Tarah Yaaden (Nishaan, 1983)
  • Main Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka (Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka, 1977)
  • Maine Dekha Tune Dekha (Dushman, 1971)
  • Maine Tere Liye (Anand, 1971)
  • Main Ek Chor Tu Meri Rani (Raja Rani, 1973)
  • Main Shair Badnaam (Main Shair Badnaam, 1973)
  • Main Tere Pyar Mein Pagal (Prem Bandhan, 1978)
  • Main Tumko Doongi Saiyan (Hum Shakal, 1974)
  • Man Se Man Ki Dor (Maalik, 1972)
  • Mashriq Se Jo Aaye (Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka, 1977)
  • Masti Aur Jawani Ho (Dil Daulat Duniya, 1972)
  • Mera Naam Hai Shabnam (Kati Patang, 1971)
  • Mere Dil Mein Aaj Kya Hai (Daag, 1972)
  • Mere Dil Ne Tadap Ke (Anurodh, 1977)
  • Mere Diwanepan Ki Bhi Dawa Nahin (Mehboob Ki Mehndi, 1971)
  • Mere Naina Sawan Bhadon (Mehbooba, 1976)
  • Mere Naseeb Mein Ae Dost (Do Raaste, 1969)
  • Mere Sang Sang Aaya Teri (Rajput, 1982)
  • Mere Sapnon Ki Rani Ories (Aradhana, 1969)
  • Meri Pahle Hi (Souten, 1983)
  • Meri Pyari Behaniya (Sachaa Jhutha, 1970)
  • Mujhse Bhala Yeh Kajal (The Train, 1970)
  • Naach Meri Bulbul (Roti, 1974)
  • Nadiya Chale Chale Re Dhara (Safar, 1970)
  • Nadiya Se Dariya (Namak Haraam, 1973)
  • Nafrat Ki Duniya Ko Chhod Ke (Haathi Mere Saathi, 1971)
  • O Mere Dil Ke Chain (Mere Jeevan Saathi, 1972)
  • Oopar Wale Tera Jawab Nahin?? (Avtaar, 1983)
  • Paise Ka Kajal (Anchal, 1980)
  • Parbat Ke Peechhe (Mehbooba, 1976)
  • Pasand Aa Gai Hai Ek Kafir Haseena (Mehboob Ki Mehndi, 1971)
  • Pass Nahin Aana (Aap Ki Kasam, 1974)
  • Phool Ahista Phenko (Prem Kahani, 1975)
  • Prem Kahani Mein (Prem Kahani, 1975)
  • Pyar Diwana Hota Hai (Kati Patang,1970)
  • Ram Kare Babua (Anuraag, 1972)
  • Rang Rang Ke Phool Khile Hain (Aan Milo Sajna, 1970)
  • Rasta Dekhe Tera Byakul Man Mera (Hum Shakal, 1974)
  • Rona Kabhi Nahin Rona (Apna Desh, 1972)
  • Roop Tera Mastana (Aradhana, 1969)
  • Ruk Meri Rani (Dil Daulat Duniya, 1972)
  • Sach Hai Ye Koi?? (Agar Tum Na Hote, 1983)
  • Sajna Saath Nibhana (Doli, 1969)
  • Samay Tu Dheere Dheere Chal (Karm, 1977)
  • Samay Tu Jaldi Jaldi Chal (Karm, 1977)
  • Sasu Tirath Sasura Tirath (Souten, 1983)
  • Saath Mein Pyara Saathi Hai (Dil Daulat Duniya, 1972)
  • Satrah Baras Ki Chhokariya Pe (Ajnabee, 1974)
  • Sharafat Ali Ko Sharafat Ne Mara (Amrit, 1986)
  • Shayad Meri Shaadi (Souten, 1983)
  • Sun Champa Sun Tara (Apna Desh, 1972)
  • Sunja Aa Thandi Hawa (Haathi Mere Saathi, 1071)
  • Sunle Zameen Aasmaan (Hum Dono, 1985)
  • Suno Kaho Suna (Aap Ki Kasam, 1974)
  • Tera Ghar Teri Galiyan (Oonche Log, 1985)
  • Tera Ishq Hai Meri Zindagi (Dil E Nadaan, 1982)
  • Tere Bina Jeena Kya (Red Rose, 1980)
  • Teri Ankhon Ki Chahat Mein (Janata Hawaldar, 1979)
  • Thokar Mein Hai Meri Sara Zamana (Shehzada, 1972)
  • Too Mera Kya Lagey (Oonche Log, 1985)
  • Tum Bin Jeevan (Bawarchi, 1972)
  • Vaada Tera Vaada (Dushman, 1971)
  • Vote Na Usko Dena (Namak Haraam, 1973)
  • Waqt Waqt Ki Baat Hai (Bhola Bhala, 1978)
  • Woh Sham Kuchh Ajeeb Thi (Khamoshi, 19068)
  • Yaar Hamari Baat Suno (Roti, 1974)
  • Yaaro Utho Chalo?? (Avtaar, 1983)
  • Yeh Gotey Dar Lahenga (Dharam Kanta, 1982)
  • Yeh Jo Mohabbat (Kati Patang,1970)
  • Yeh Jo Public Hai (Roti, 1974)
  • Yeh Lal Rang (Premnagar, 1974)
  • Yeh Reshmi Zulfen (Do Raaste, 1969)
  • Yeh Sham Mastani (Kati Patang,1970)
  • Ye Jo Chilman Hai (Mehboob Ki Mehndi, 1971)
  • Ye Raat Hai Pyasi Pyasi (Chhoti Bahu, 1971)
  • Zamane Ne Mare Jawan (Baharon Ke Sapne, 1967)
  • Zindagi Ek Safar (Andaaz, 1971)
  • Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli (Anand, 1971)
  • Zindagi Ka Safar Hai Yeh Kaisa Safar (Safar, 1970)
  • Zindagi Ke Safar Mein (Aap Ki Kasam, 1974)
  • Zindagi Kya Hai Ik Lateefa Hai (Amrit, 1986)
  • Zindagi Pyar Ka Geet Hai -youtube (Souten, 1983)

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