I’m humming…

This space will feature songs that I’ll be listening to at any given point of time,going by what catches my ear drums!

Since I’m a sucker for old hindi classics,those are what will be mentioned here more often.And sometimes,you will be treated to some Malayalam,English and other regional songs as well,depending upon the mood that I’m in. So hum along with me and enjoy! πŸ™‚


Opening this year’s juke-box with this beautiful number I heard recently from the film Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola sung and composed by Vishal Bhardwaj and penned by Gulzar πŸ™‚

Soli, Hitchy, if not for you this page of mine would have died a natural death long back. Thank you guys for prodding and pushing me always to keep it alive! I hope to be more regular this year in updating this page. That is not to say that you have to stop poking me, ok! πŸ˜€

(UPDATED ON 29 JAN 2013)

I cant believe that I am updating this page after almost a year and a half!

Here’s a perfectly hummable song that brings a smile, cheers my heart and takes me back to those days when, if R & I had had a Facebook account our status would have read ‘Just Married’ ;)! A song superbly rendered by Kishore Kumar, composed by Rajesh Roshan and penned by Yogesh for a very very cute film ‘Priyatama.

Look out for the large-thick-black-rimmed Asha Sachdev with a very smitten look on her face…she looks so so sweet here! πŸ™‚


Let me kickstart this page for this year by sharing this beautiful song- THODI SI ZAMEEN, THODA AASMAAN– which I heard after a long long time today when a friend shared it on facebook. Its a Gulzar-RDB creation beautifully sung by Lata Mangeshkar & Bhupender. The song is from the film Sitara.


A few weeks back I had the good fortune of attending a show in Doha where SP Balasubramaniam & Chitra had performed. Needless to say it was a magical experience hearing the legends live. Attaching below a song which is one of my favourite SPB numbers composed by Illayaraja.


There is a hindi version of the song sung by Kishore Kumar which was equally popular. Sharing it as well. Enjoy πŸ™‚



After 3 months of being away, I’m updating this page with a song that I grew up listening to. Its a song that always left me dreamy-eyed, partly for the beautiful lyrics and rendition and partly for the dashing ‘Sunil Dutt’. Its from the movie ‘Chhaya’, composed by Salil Chowdhury, penned by Rajinder Krishan and sung soulfully by Talat Mahmood & Lata Mangeshkar. Hum along and drool at Sunil Dutt πŸ˜€

Here it is.

(UPDATED ON 08 SEP 2010)

The song that I’ve shared here is my all-time favorite. The lyrics and the rendition move me to tears each time I hear the song. Its from the movie ‘Prem Geet’ and the song has been composed and sung beautifully by Jagjit Singh. The lyrics have been penned by Indeevar.



Swaram asked me if I could suggest a malayalam song starting with ‘O’. And this is what instantly came to my mind. The song is from the movie ‘Pappayude Swantham Appoos’. Its been composed by Illayaraja. The lyrics have been written by Bichu Thirumala. And its been sung by the ‘Gaana Gandharvan’ himself, KJ Yesudas and the legendary S Janaki.

(UPDATED ON 28 MAY 2010)

Today I’m sharing a Malayalam song, a song I absolutely love. More than the lyrics its the music that fascinates me here. Although the song has been sung by two ladies, KS Chitra & Gayathri, the voice of the legendary Chitra clearly stands out for me. The song, from ‘Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal’, has been penned by Kaithapram and classically composed by Illayaraja.

(UPDATED ON 25 MAY 2010)

This is one song that I can hear any number of times and never get tired. I heard this today while driving back after dropping Namnam in school and have been humming it ever since.

The song is from the movie ‘Jurm'( I can already feel the ‘ah-I-know-which-song-it-is’ vibes!), lyrics have been penned by Indeevar, composed by Rajesh Roshan and sung by Kumar Sanu & Sadhna Sargam. Here it is. Hum along and enjoy!

(UPDATED ON 25 APR 2010)

I’ve updated this page after a long time. The sing that I’ve shared here is something that I heard a couple of days back. It made me nostalgic purely because I used to listen to this song a lot when small. All the songs of this movie have been masterpieces,but this particular one has magic in its lyrics and composition.
Its a song from the movie Umrao Jaan, sung by Talat Aziz and composed by Khayyam.The lyrics have been penned by Shaharyar.

(UPDATED ON 03 FEB 2010)


Here comes a song that moves me to tears and yet lifts my spirits,every time I hear it. The movie,Sadma, is one of my favorites. The song has been sung by Suresh Wadkar( simply love his voice),composed by the legendary Ilayaraja.


Today I’m sharing one of my all time favorite songs. A song very close to my heart.Its from the movie Rudaali and has been composed by the legendary Bhupen Hazarika. The lyrics have been penned by Gulzar. Although there are two versions to the song,one sung by the composer himself and the other,by Lata Mangeshkar, here I’m sharing the one rendered beautifully by Lata


The song I’ll be sharing today is something I’ve been humming for very many days. I dont know who the music director or the lyricist of the song is.It is from the movie ‘Devata’ and has been sung my Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar.If any of you know who composed and penned the lyrics,please do feel free to share.

The song is here


Mausam is a movie I can watch any number of times.It is one of those movies which moves me to tears every time I watch.The music is as soul-stirring as the story and the performances.Here I’m sharing two songs from the movie that have the same lyrics penned by Gulzar but different compositions by Madan Mohan.
This one is a happy version and

This one, a sad version.


This song is one of my favourites from a non-film category.Its sung by Lata Mangeshkar and composed by her brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar.The song always brings out the spiritual side in me.


Yesterday,I was watching an interview of Lata Mangeshkar on CNN-IBN.Every time I watch her talk,I get gooseflesh,I well up,I dont know why.She sounds melodious,magical not only when she sings but when she talks also.She IS the nightingale of our country.

Although my personal favourite is Asha Bhonsle,her sister and closest rival,there are certain songs she has sung that noone else could have done justice to,not even her sister.One of them is what I’ve attached here.Its from the movie Kinara,lyrics of which have been beautifully penned by Gulzar and composed by the greatest RD Burman.The legendary Lata Mangeshkar has sung this song with the ghazal maestro Bhupendrer Singh.Hear it to feel the magic in the words,music and the voices behind them πŸ™‚ !



I was just doing my chores in the kitchen(yes people,blogging is not the only thing I do) when I remembered this song that I used to listen to a lot in my heydays.Now for the last two days the song has been stuck with me and I’ve been humming it ever since.I love this song!
Its a Tamil song from the movie ‘Mounaragam’,composed by the ever legendary Illayaraja and sung by the one & only SPB.Here it is


The song I’ve attached here is from the album ‘Mora Saiyyan’ by Fuzon.It is sung beautifully by Shafqat Amanat Ali.A song that R & I both love and hum together very often πŸ™‚

This is a classic composition by RD Burman which is one of my favourites too.Gulzar,the director/lyricist of te movie,Ijaazat,has woven words beautifully into this song and created sheer magic.


Solilo,this is what came to my mind instantly when I read your question.And this is one song which always touches a chord in my heart.Believe me,even now as I’m listening to it while I type these words,I’m welling up!


Here is another one of my favourite Malayalam songs which takes me to a nostalgic trip each time I hear.


Now lets listen to this classic piece from the film ‘Andhi’ and enjoy,people. Suchitra Sen & Sanjeev kumar were a treat to watch in this movie.And this particular song seemed as though no one could have been picturized better in it,but them.The song,sung by the versatiles Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar,is yet another work of RD Burman-Gulzar duo.


85 thoughts on “I’m humming…

  1. Mada romantic-shomantic mood hai. πŸ˜‰

    D: arre..mai mini-break pe jaa nahi paayi to kya…I can create the mood at home too,na… πŸ˜† πŸ˜†


    1. Okay..okay..make sure Namnam is sleeping. πŸ˜‰ Ha..ha..ha..ha..

      D: Of course,re…marna hai kya nahi toh..poor thing will be scandalized πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†


  2. Wow lovely song,yesterday i was playing dhiren’s songs and now i will play this song today πŸ™‚

    D: Aint the song sooo very romantic??whatever be said about the couple,they were sheer magic on screen. They looked their best when they were paired with each other πŸ™‚


  3. wow!!! awesome page… thanks for bringing back this mind blowing song to our lives… πŸ™‚

    D: Hey,glad you liked it!Afterall its from your page that I got the idea to incorporate something like this. So I’ve much to thank you for πŸ™‚


  4. Deeps, if I ask you to name your most fav. Malayalam song, what would that be? You know…the first song that comes to your mind. πŸ™‚

    Mine is this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcQDSVYi0fw

    Oh,I love this song from Aranyakam,Solilo! Its truly soulful πŸ™‚
    As for my favourite,’Aayiram kannumaayi’ will always hold a special place in my heart.I dont know if I’ve told you,its a song that I sang for the very first time on stage,when I was 5years old!And I love the other one as much for its sheer melody and nostalgia.It has been sung by both Yesudas and S Janaki at two different occasions in the film and I love both their renditions πŸ™‚


    1. I LOVE ‘aayiram kannumaayi’. Actually I have this melodies tag in the draft that I did ages ago and I have mentioned this song.

      D: Oh yes,the musical tag!! When is the muhoortham to treat us to that,Sols?? πŸ˜€

      While vacationing in Kerala, I watched this movie and also used to listen to this song in the radio at my grandparent’s place. LOVE it.

      D: You know,Solilo,every time I watch the movie the relationship between Nadia Moydu & Padmini reminds me of mine with my Ammamma πŸ™‚ . Oh,I just love the movie!

      ‘Thenum vayabum’ I think I have heard but don’t like much. I mean no opinion as such. I think my mom likes that song.


    2. You sang that song at age 5. WOW!

      D: Yeah,there was some music competition in school which my Ma had enrolled me for and my uncle(my mom’s bro) had chosen this song for me to sing!


      1. Aww….so sweet. Hey! teach Namnam too. It would be fun if she can sing it to your mom.

        D: I so want to you know,Solilo. I dont know if she has the inclination yet.But R & I are very keen that she learns some form of music though,vocal or instrumental,anything.

        Peanut can’t speak in Malayalam but she sings ‘entu paranjaalum nee entethalle’ few lines to my mom because that’s the song mom sings to her often.

        D: Awww.thats so sweeeeeet! Its so amazing,alle,when children form their own ways of associating a song with their dear ones πŸ™‚ .Its their way of telling how close they hold them to their hearts. do give lots of ummas to Peanutmolu !

        I remember my mom teaching me ‘Tumbi va’..It was fun because I used to sing all wrong back then. πŸ˜€ wait let me post that movie song.

        D: Oh yes I’ve heard this song many many times. I love it too πŸ™‚ .And know what,Namnam came running from her room just now,when I played the song…which does give me a positive sign πŸ˜€


    3. Sols thats a lovely song…hey do you remember the actress’s name?
      Deeps Aayiram Kannumaayi is my fave malayalam song too…sobs!! reminds me of my grandmom


  5. Deeps, too many youtube videos makes this page slow.

    May be you can leave the links and video to the latest song. (Just a suggestion)

    D: Sols,this is precisely what I’ve been thinking of doing too. But never got to doing it.Have done it now. thanks a ton for the suggestion.Let me know if the page is opening up faster now πŸ™‚


    1. I’m yet to check out the link..will do so tomrrw. But have to say,you’re the only one who makes it a point to check out all my pages and leave a comment(even if it is to irritate me πŸ™‚ )….thank you so much,da,you really are sweet πŸ™‚


    2. ok,just now I heard the song you chose for me and here’s what I’ve to say…..
      “kindal pannaade,dee..kuthiduven 😈 ”



      1. Ha..ha..ha..You didn’t like it?

        You know when my husband is serious. I sing such songs and also do that dapankoothu style dance. πŸ˜† He calls me crazy!

        I used to irritate my friends with all weird songs and impromptu dances. They secretly love it. πŸ˜‰


  6. —Soli now all serious—

    Do you ‘Kanmani’ from Guna? I think Guna is Kamal Hassan’s one of the best. I loved the symbolism in the movie.

    D: I’ve heard the song,Sols but havent seen the movie.Will pick it up the next time I go to the library.The humming in between the song has been done by Kamalhassan himself,isnt it? Its a beautiful song πŸ™‚

    This song was shot inside dangerous Devils cave in Kodaikanal which was called Guna caves later because of the movie.

    D: Really??

    Remember the Koidakanal trip that I mentioned in one of the posts A time for friends? Friends and I made sure to try going down this cave but it was tough. My friend slipped and got badly bruised. Then our driver had to rescue us. 😐

    D: Oh Oh,I do remember reading the post,but dont remember the details now.will go and read the post again. That must have been quite an unfortunate trip I can imagine!You all must have vowed never to go back there,didnt you?

    Here is the song


    1. It was the best! We were 5 girls. 3 of us wanted to go way down. There were guys from many Indian colleges who reached there and were encouraging us. But since this friend was bruised we all had to climb back. We were a bit bruised too but at that age everything is adventurous. There is a warning and list of deaths in front of the caves.

      We then actually traveled to every nook and corner of Kodai and also attended many camp fires πŸ˜‰ . Every college wanted us to be there. So couple of colleges came together and organized a huge camp fire..whole night singing and dancing. The guys from Alleppey medical college were most fun.

      One of the best trips of my life.

      D: WOW,that sounds fun πŸ™‚


  7. Deepoos, This is another fabulous song and now I am humming too. πŸ™‚

    D: I used to sing this song so much you know…the lyrics are so beautiful.Gulzar created extra magic when he wrote for his own movies πŸ™‚


  8. Kure naal aayallo ithu thanne kelkunnu…

    *Solilo with a placard*

    We want new song.


    D: Sols,will update it soon…had been a bit tied up with a long weekend in the picture πŸ™‚


  9. Never heard of this song, Deepu. Thanks for sharing. Heard it. πŸ™‚

    D: You’re welcome,Sols.I used to sing this song as a prayer in school a lot πŸ™‚


  10. oh wow this is interesting… !!!!! I think I ll also put a page like this… !! I m humming 24 /7 …

    D: Do share,Hithcy,we’ll have a virtual mehfil,it will be wonderful πŸ™‚

    but I havent heard this one.. it seems…


  11. I havent heard this one either… 😐 and I feel so low that I dont know.. sigh.. my filmy ego takes another hit !

    D: You havent heard this one?And I thought it was a very popular song.The movie was a dud,no doubt,but I loved listening to the song while growing up πŸ™‚


    1. Know what, as the song is being played here now, R & I are humming along together.
      Of course,he is so engrossed in the singing that he doesnt know that I’m also typing and telling the world about it πŸ˜€


  12. Deeps the music director of the movie Devata is SD Burman and the Gulmohar song is awesome isn’t it? Well there is another song in the movie which is quiet cute and funny :mrgreen:


  13. Deeps as you are harbouring only good thoughts this month…I wanted you to hear this thoughtful song :mrgreen:

    D: Oh,Saksh you’re indeed a kind-hearted soul! You care about my thoughts so much!
    *tanikku njan vachittundu* 😈


      1. Lolz at all of us beautiful souls…hope Vim3u3 is not included in it after he called me panni :mrgreen: I am still searching the jungles of Africa for a befitting animal name (in case the animal decides to commit mass suicide after I bestow their name on Vimmu :mrgreen: )

        Sols am busy packing for my India trip. We are leaving on dec 6th and today evening going off on our road trip. I think blog hopping is taking my little free time and hence didn’t get any chance to work on my WP. will let you know the moment I shift my dancing stage there.

        Keep another song ready for my blog warming πŸ˜›


  14. Deeps I love all the songs from Sadma and the original tamil one Kanne kalimaane still makes me cry…it’s such a beautiful song with heart wrenching performances.

    D: Oh yes,absolutely,Saksh! Kanne Kalimaane is a masterpiece!


  15. Deepsilu, just saw your ‘ye dosti’ dedication at Sakshu’s for us.

    Muah Muah…

    I know R is back. Give him some rest, girl. Thomaskutty vittodaaaaaa πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

    D: Adinu kaiyyil kittendey vidaan :lol:?? He’s back in office,re 😦 .


  16. What no songs here to celebrate the new year???? 😯

    *sakshi drags Deeps and Sols to the dance floor who was busy searching for R who ran away*

    Wishing you, R and cutypie Namnu a rocking new year πŸ™‚

    D: Salaamey,Saksh! That was one rocking song! Wishing you,M & Saman too a fantabulous year ahead πŸ™‚


  17. That’s one lovely song from Umrao Jaan

    Btw as we share this month for our anni am dedicating two songs for those two beautiful pairs of eyes that took away your and mine heart….sigh!!


  18. thats one of my favourites tooo !!!! πŸ˜€

    D: I know! And I also remember I’d dedicated this song for you and Mrs Hitchwriter on your anniversary πŸ˜› πŸ˜€


  19. Jab koi is my evergreen fave too…and after reading your post am trying to dance to it’s tunes Johnny Depp Futterwacken ishtyle!! :mrgreen:


  20. I just keep humming Jab koi baat bigad jaaye so many times. Makes me feel I hv dear ones with me. Wonderful choice Deeps πŸ™‚


  21. Wow what a song. I had almost forgot all these Malayalam classics. Have always liked Banupriya when she dances πŸ˜› After watching it now…kinda reminds me of that song of Madhuri and Ash in Devdas

    Good to have you back Humming..

    D: Thank you Sakshikutty πŸ™‚


  22. Yup… that song from kochu kochu santhoshangal is just classic:) And the two talented dancers, bhanu priya and lakshmi gopalaswamy… beautiful…

    something I often listen to, is this samyamithapoorvasayanam from Harikrishnans πŸ™‚


    D: I love this song, Ash! I get goose-flesh every time I hear it πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing it here, sweetie πŸ™‚


  23. you have unleashed a singing monster now…I used to love this song Olathumbath…Now am singing it on top of my voice and the poor Hindi guy’s are wondering if some Malayali yakshi took over me :mrgreen:

    D: LOL! Its a beautiful song isnt it? And Mammooty’s thumkas- out-of-the-world πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


  24. God I just luvvvv this song Deeps. U make me all mushy-mushy @ work nw πŸ˜› Che che πŸ˜‰

    Na umar ki seema ho Na janm ka bandhan – what lovely lines πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


    1. Smits, I had goosebumps when SPB sang the song in the concert. There was thunderous applause when he began the song with a plain ‘ilaya nila’ with no orchestra!!


  25. Hi Deeps, first time commenting here! I recently stumbled upon this section of your blog and have favorited it, been listening to songs all day. Thanks for the nice collection and effort!!


  26. Sigh… even I have forgotten that I made a page like that too !!!! sigh…

    those days will never come back eh when we slept ate and drank blogs ! πŸ˜€ lol…
    Sol’s is busy earning dollar’s I reckon and maybe only email is the way to reach her ! πŸ˜€ Maybe we need to find some way to show her my photo on a blog and only that I suspect can bring her back to blogging πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›


    1. This is BEAUTIFUL, Sols! What a rendition! And what a voice! A very Ghulam Ali kind of composition I feel! Beautiful! Arijit Singh..I’m in love with his voice πŸ˜€


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