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Tracks Sidetracked – Part 2

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In the second part we will feature the songs that have faced stiff resistance in their journey to the top of the charts. The songs had competition from more than 2 songs from the same album. There are many songs in the history of Indian Cinema that have not go the due credit and respect from the audience and have been overshadowed predominantly by other songs. Songs from Emran Hashmi films are a perfect example of this. Ranbir Kapoor has also enjoyed a great journey so far and had top class soundtracks from the best composers. Farhan Akhtar, who is a multi talented artist has one of the best soundtracks for both: his directorial and acting debut.

So let us explore few songs in this new category in which usually hit songs would be afraid and skeptical to feature.


1. Tum Ho – Rockstar (2011)

Tum Ho is a hindi song from the 2011 movie Rockstar. Rockstar is considered one of the finest works of A.R. Rahman. With a list of songs that are a hit on their own, the album featured smashing hits like Sadda Haq and Jo BHi Mai, and Naadan Parindey. Tum Ho, a soulful ballad was pretty much ignored due to such a powerful set of composition. The song is sung by Mohit Chauhan, Suzanne D’Mello. The song is composed by A.R. Rahman. The Lyrics of the song are penned by Irshad Kamil. The video features Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri.


2. Mar Jayian – Vicky Donor (2012)

Mar Jayian is a song from movie Vicky Donor. Vicky Donor was a smashing hit and the song Paani Da Rang became an anthem across the country. The powerful hit has almost no competition from its peers. Mar Jaiyan a beautiful song had to bear the brunt. This is one of the best songs of this collection. It has a sufi-soulful feel. Choosing Vishal Dadlani’s vocals in such a romantic number was a complete surprise.And he did all the justice in the world to it. A typical bollywood romatic number, this duet with Sunidhi Chauhan is simply beautiful. Featuring Ayushman Khurana and Yami Gautam the music is directed by Abhishek, Akshay Bafila and written by Swanand Kirkire.


3. Rehna Tu – Delhi-6 (2009)

Delhi 6 was one of the best soundtracks of 2009. Masakali was the undisputed hit of the soundtrack followed by Kala Bandar and Genda Phool. For the same reason Rehna Tu somehow did not make it big in the radio charts as well. The more you listen to this song the more you fall in love with it. It is difficult to categorise any of the Rahman songs due to its sheer simplicity. Beautifully sung presenting the Rehna Tu from the Bollywood movie ‘Delhi-6’ featuring Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor. The song is sung by A R Rahman, Benny Dayal, Tanvi, and the music is composed by A.R. Rahman. The lyrics are written by Prasoon Joshi.


4. Phir Dekhiye – Rock On (2008)

Phir Dekhiye is a hindi song from the 2008 movie Rock On!!. Farhan Akhtar has dream debut as an actor too. The soundtrack of Rock On had phenomenal success. The Title track and Maine Pichle Saat Dino Mein along with Sindbad Sailor were the prominent hits of the album. The beautiful Phir Dehiye found the place in the end credits of the movie though. The song features Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, and Prachi Desai. The beautiful song is shown towards the end of the movie and concludes it. The song shows the reunion of the band members after finding some contentment, satisfaction and climax in their lives after performing live after many years – their major dream. They also miss their drummer who passes away – an untimely death. The director of the movie couldn’t have asked for more in this song. Beautifully sung by Caralisa Monteiro, the soothing track has amazing contemporary lyrics that has very deep meaning. The poetic nature of the song makes it one of the best song of this collaboration. The strumming of the guitar is soft and takes us in a dreamy world.


5. Bheegi Bheegi Si Hain Raatein – Gangster (2006)

Bheegi Bheegi Si Hain Raatein is a hindi song from the 2006 movie Gangster. Gangster had a series of hits like Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai, Lamha Lamha and Ya Ali. Bheegi Bheegi couldnt enjoy the same popularity as the other songs in the album, despite being a top class composition. The song is sung by James (Nagar Baul). The song is composed by Pritam Chakraborty. The Lyrics of the song are penned by Mayur Puri.. The video features Kangana Ranaut, Emran Hashmi and Shiney Ahuja.


6. Wo Ladki Hai Kahan – Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Woh Ladki Hai Kahan is a hindi song from the 2001 movie Dil Chahta Hai. Dil Chahta Hai had some great songs of the decade including the title track, Tanhaai and Jaane Kyun. Woh Ladki Hai Kahan is a fantastic song that became popular but did not climb the ladder of the charts as compared to the other songs of the soundtrack. The song is sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shaan, Srinivas. The song is composed by Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa, Shankar Mahadevan . The Lyrics of the song are penned by Javed Akhtar. The video features Saif Ali Khan and Sonali Kulkarni.


7. Nahin Saamne – Taal (1999)

Nahin Saamne is a hindi song from the 1999 movie Taal. Taal, a masterpiece soundtrack by A.R. Rahman had many hits like Ishq Bina, Taal Se Taal and Ramta Jogi. Nahin Saame, a beautiful ballad, came into limelight a little later, during the release of the movie.
The song is sung by Hariharan and Sukhwinder Singh. The song is composed by A.R. Rahman. The Lyrics of the song are penned by Anand Bakshi. The video features Akshaye Khanna.


8. Tum Mile (Love Reprise) – Tum Mile (2009)
Tum Mile (Love Reprise) is a hindi song from the 2009 movie Tum Mile. Tum Mile, just like any other Emran Hashmi movie had 2 major chartbusters – Tu Hi Haqeekat and Dil Ibaadat. Tum Mile (Love Reprise) had a very interesting placement in the movie. The song has a very soft and beautiful arrangement accompanied by magical vocals by Javed Ali. The song is composed by Pritam Chakraborty. The Lyrics of the song are penned by Kumaar. The video features Soha Ali Khan and Emran Hashmi.


9. Nayan Tarse – Dev D (2009)

Nayan Tarse is a hindi song from the 2009 movie Dev D. Dev.D had 18 tracks by Amit Trivedi, who won National Film Award for Best Music Direction. The soundtrack had chartbusters like Pardesi, Emotional Attyachar, Paayalia and more. Nayan Tarse was somewhere lost in this list and did not make to the major playlist of the time. The song is sung by Tochi Raine. The song is composed by Amit Trivedi. The Lyrics of the song are penned by Shellee. The video features Abhay Deol.


10. Tu Bin Bataaye Mujhe Le Chal – Rang De Basanti (2006)

Tu Bin Bataaye Mujhe Le Chal is a hindi song from the 2006 movie Rang De Basanti. Rang D Basanti was an out and out Superhit of the year, that brought a revolution in the minds of the youth. The soundtrack of the movie was as diverse as one could imagine. The tracks Los Control, Khalbali, Roobaroo, Khoon Chala and Luka Chupi caught the attention of the most listeners while this one track was a little bit ignored. The song is sung by Madhushree, Naresh Iyer. The song is composed by A.R. Rahman. The Lyrics of the song are penned by Prasoon Joshi. The video features Aamir Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi, Kunal Kapoor, Alice Patten, Soha Ali Khan and Madhavan.

We hope that you enjoyed the almost famous songs in this collection. It was nearly impossible to include all the songs that we think played the second fiddle. Do remember to include yours in the comment section.

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