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Music is altogether another world in itself. It gives life to our feelings. Music is a form of art as well as science. Why science? It has got exact acoustics, the scores are as good as a graph with changing frequencies, volume-melody-harmony all has to be in exact control of time. But at the same time, it creates emotions within a person, hence it is an art. The power of music can alter one’s brain. It is proved by the experiments in neuro-sciences that learning music or any instrument has an impact on intellectual development. It makes an impact not only on a child’s brain but it also enhances the listening and communication skills of the elderly people. Music also supplements all other types of learning. Learning music or an instrument should be encouraged since childhood.
HFM has till now given us so many examples where one is learning music, encouraging to sing. Be it any reason. Music learning has become an integral part in Hindi cinema. The source of inspiration might be anything. Example – For Bhole (Sunil Dutt) in Padosan, source of inspiration was his beautiful Bindu (Saira Banu). Remember his Guru (Kishore Kumar) saying –
Bhole, Bindu ko dichaspi hai Master ji ki kala se.
Banarasi says – Guru kyun na hum Bhole ko sangeet seekha dein?
Guru – Avashya
Bhole – Ab main 26 baras ka ho gaya hun, 2 din mein seekh jaaunga, Guru!!!

Though he realises later that learning music is not a child’s play. See for yourself as he tries to sing –

But if you have a Guru like Kishore Kumar, what else do you need? With his help Bhole not only wins over Bindu’s heart but also teaches Nutan to sing in his next birth (not literally, pun intended)

By now you must have guessed the topic correctly. Yes, we enlist few such songs which show characters learning music in the films.

1. Sakhi ri sun bole papiha – A melodious composition by Hemant Kumar from Miss Mary (1957). It has the singing sisters showing their skills.

2. Poochho na kaise maine – A beauty from Meri Surat Teri Aankhein (1963) composed by S D Burman. A very talented Pyare (Ashok Kumar) is learning music from Rahmat (Kanhaiyyalal). Rendered by S D Batish, Manna Dey and Asha Bhonsle.

3. Ajhun na aaye balamwa – A disguised Mehmood teaching Shubha Khote (who is unaware of his real identity in the beginning), has come to meet his girl friend. Though it is picturised in a comic way, it is a lovely semi classical song by Shankar-Jaikishan and rendered by Suman Kalyanpur and Mohammed Rafi.

4. Saare ke saare ga ma ko lekar – Learn music in a playway method. Jeetendra teaches sargam to all the children while enjoying picnic in Parichay (1972). So music can be learnt anywhere and everywhere. Composed by R D Burman and rendered by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar.

5. Jab deep jale aana – A marvellous Raag Yaman Kalyan based song composed by Ravindra Jain and rendered by Hemlata and Yesudas for Chitchor (1976). Amol Palekar teaching music to a village belle Zarina Wahab.

6. Kaali ghodi dwaar khadi – Deepti Naval learning music from Vinod Nagpal in Chashme Buddoor (1981). Rendered by Haimanti Shukla and Yesudas again, composed by Rajkamal. The film has another beauty Kahan se aaye badra…..where she is again shown learning music.

7. Mann anand anand chhayo – Daji Bhatavdekar, a well known Marathi theatre actor, teaching music to Rekha in critically acclaimed Vijeta (1982). Composed by Ajit Varman, it is rendered by Asha Bhonsle and Pandit Satyasheel Deshpande.

8. Jaaun tore charan kamal – My list for this particular collection will be incomplete without this beautiful song from Sur Sangam (1985). A divine rendition by Lata Mangeshkar and Pandit Sajan Mishra and composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

Adding 2 more beautiful songs to the list. These were suggested by one of our readers, Anita Devasthale!!

Raagmala – Pratham dhar dhyaan – A divine music from Umrao Jaan (1981) rendered by Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Runa Prasad and Shahida Khan.

Albela sajan aayo ri – Salman Khan learns music from Vikram Gokhale onscreen. Offscreen, the song is beautifully rendered by Ustad Sultan Khan, Kavita Krishnamurthy and Shankar Mahadevan. Music by Ismail Darbar.

Avid music lover and Dev Anand fan


  1. Ajay Poundarik

    June 8, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Good Songs ! I think all major songs are considered.

    • Deepa

      June 9, 2017 at 10:05 am

      Thank you 🙂 yes almost all!!

  2. Surendra Sabhani

    September 5, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Sa Re Ga Ma Pa from Manpasand wherein DevSahab is teaching Tina.

  3. Kunal Desai

    June 21, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Lovely selection of songs

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