Valentine's Day Playlist : Vishal Bhardwaj

Last year I did a post about Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy's romantic songs. And yes they are the best always in this genre. But here comes another post, this time with Vishal Bhardwaj. Who has this rock solid support of Gulzar saab. If SEL has Javed ji, Vishal has Gulzar on his side. And both of them together, has created some fantastic creations. So here are my picks of songs composed by Vishal Bhardwaj. In a way I can call this list as Gulzar's songs too. Cause most of the songs are penned by Gulzar. But if we make a list of songs written by him, the list will go endless.

Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Jee (Ishqiya) :
The current chartbuster. There is no age limit for heart. Not even for love. So pardon this little 'dil' if it does any mistake cause its sweet little child. Who else but Gulzar saab, only, can write such words. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan sings in style apart from what he does usually. The way Vishal has composed the tune, tempo is low yet engaging. Vocals rule the song. Fab.

Chhai chhappa chhai (Hu Tu Tu) :
Take a walk on a beach, and if you do not recall this song, #fail. An absolutely charming song featuring equally charming Tabu. And oh, not forgetting legend, Lata ji. Gulzar saab at it again - Paanio pe chheente udati hui ladki !!

Tu mere paas bhi hai (Satya) :

Soothing beat. A perfect song with dash of Strings. Urmila in saree, lip syncing lines of Gulzar sung by Lata ji. Hariharan's soft vocals add extra points to the song.

Baadlon se kaat kaat ke (Satya) :
Bhupinder ji sings this fantastically penned song. The haunting voice creates lovley effect about imagination of being in love for the first time.

Pehli Baar Mohabbat Ki hai (Kaminey) :
Here Vishal does wonders. He takes a same line of lyrics about first love, and creates two absolutely different songs. One is the smooth Mohit Chauhan version and another is 'fataak' version sung for the Baaraat dancing. In later version we are surprised by Suresh wadkar, how he takes the song to another level by 'Raat kuchh aisa hua..'

Love ke liye saala (Love ke liye kuchh bhi karega) :
So unpredictable the composer is. A mainstream comedy movie, so here he teams up with Abbas Tyrewala and creates a peppy romantic song. Where the couple is boasting about themselves that I can do anything for love. Really fun song with lines like 'Baap se ladega....ghar chhod dega..

U Me Aur Hum (U Me aur Hum) :
A personal favorite. Two different versions, one by Shreya Ghoshal and for another Vishal himself comes behind mic. So beautiful both the songs are. Written by Munna Dhiman, Vishal's version is really absorbing.

O Saathi Re.. (Omkara):
Perhaps the finest song composed by Vishal, ever. sung by Shreya and Vishal, this is a duet to die for. A perfect song again by Gulzar. Indeed its the gem of a song.

And for those, who are heartbroken, or whose love is not around, Vishal has songs for them. too. Here are some.. :)

Ek woh din bhi the (Chachi 420):
Sung by his wife, Rekha Bhardwaj, this haunting song is perfect for a gloomy evening. Convincing heart that -this too will pass.

Rozana Jiye (Nishabd) :
Another song, this time sung by Mr Bachchan, a guitar heavy theme and longing for beloved. Perfecto.

Aur phir yun hua (Striker) :
My current favorite. Though I can not classify it yet, which genre to put it in. But Vishal's rendition makes me hit the repeat button again and again.

Yeh nam aankhein (HuTuTu):
Lata ji again. And who can go wrong with Vishal+Gulzar+Lata Mangeshkar ?!!! Must listen.

Also Read : Valentine's day : Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy


  1. "O Saathi Re" is truly a masterpiece. I adore that song to bits and pieces. What a great list, Darshit! Hope your first Valentine's Day as a married man was a good one. :-)

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  3. ajnabi
    Yes, right. Vishal's best songs will top by O saathi re. anytime. Oh, and my V day was great - as a married man. we've been to the place where QSQT climax had been shot. :)

    Thanks and welcome to my blog. Would look forward to your blog as well.

  4. how sweet of you to remember the broken hearted

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