MUMBAI, (IANS) – Dev Anand‘s films were known for their evergreen music, which featured a diverse range of composers and singers. This music not only contributed to the popularity of his films but also had a lasting impact on Hindi film music. Here is a summary of some notable songs from Dev Anand’s films:
“Layi khushi ki duniya” (Movie: Vidya, 1948) – A duet with Suraiya, featuring music by S.D. Burman and lyrics by Anjum Pilibhiti. This song showcases the chemistry between Dev Anand and Mukesh.
“Jeevan ke safar mein raahi” (Movie: Munimji, 1955) – Sung by Dev Anand himself, this philosophical song features Kishore Kumar’s voice, S.D. Burman’s music, and lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi.
“Hum bekhudi mein tumko pukare chale” (Movie: Kala Pani, 1958) – A melancholic song featuring the vocals of Rafi, lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri, and music by S.D. Burman.
“Khoya khoya chand” (Movie: Kala Bazaar, 1960) – A romantic song featuring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. It’s sung by Rafi, with music by S.D. Burman and lyrics by Shailendra.
“Deewana mastana hua dil” (Movie: Bambai Ka Babu, 1960) – A classical-tinged song featuring Rafi and Asha Bhosle, with music by S.D. Burman and lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri.
“Main zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya” (Movie: Hum Dono, 1961) – A trademark Dev Anand song with lyrics reflecting his life philosophy. It’s sung by Rafi, with music by Jaidev and lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi.
“Na tum hame jaano” (Movie: Baat Ek Raat Ki, 1962) – A gentle and romantic song by Hemant Kumar, with lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri.
“Tu kahan ye bata is nashili raat mein” (Movie: Tere Ghar Ke Samne, 1963) – A song depicting an urban love quest, sung by Rafi, with music by S.D. Burman and lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri.
“Khwab ho tum ya koi haqiqat” (Movie: Teen Deviyan, 1965) – A melodious ode sung by Kishore Kumar, with music by S.D. Burman and lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri.
“Gaata rahe mera dil” (Movie: Guide, 1965) – A romantic song featuring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman, with vocals by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. The music is by S.D. Burman, and the lyrics are by Shailendra.
Dev Anand’s presence in his films added to their musical allure, even without him singing. Songs like “Tadbeer se bigdi taqdeer” (Baazi, 1951) by Geeta Bali, “Kahin pe nigahen, kahin pe nishana” (C.I.D., 1957) by Waheeda Rehman, “Aaj phir jeene ki tamanna hai,” and “Mose chal kiye jaa” (“Guide”) are notable examples. Additionally, Zeenat Aman’s “Dum maaro dum” (“Hare Rama Hare Krishna,” 1973) is another example of Dev Anand’s films featuring memorable songs.