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Most of the time film songs lack either good melody, meaningful lyrics, or nice approppriate scenes. Have you come across at least one good song with sweet melody, rich lyrics and beautiful scenes?

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Asked by Muktha Radhakrishnan, 08 Nov '09 10:59 am
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Dear Muktha, you have a very valid point here which, I think, certainly is not debatable. That is, most of the time film songs lack at least one of the segments you mentioned. Many times, I have encountered such kinds of discussion when I attend weekly or monthly get together of `Smriti-Gandh Listerners` Club here in my city and, not surprisingly, almost all starts singing praises after praises for the old movies and old songs. Thats true, but to a limited extend as the needle of their compass directs the listeners to `listen the melody` of the song. There is no point of discussion on the meaningful lyrics or nice appropriate scenes as you said. In retrospect, we realize that not all old films were as good as we thought them to be. I am sure there were many exceptions (but they are there just to confirm the rule of exception) where artists on screen had devoted their talent in action; but at the same time poor cinematography and perfect choice of locations literally had killed the love ...more
Answered by Indra Pawar, 08 Nov '09 11:21 pm

 
  
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Hi Muktha, for this question ,first my selection was from a movie Imthihan,Vinod Khanna Tanuja acted,where Vinod khanna is a professor and the song is very motivating," Ruk jaana nahi tu kahin haarke ,kaaton se chalke milenge saaye bahar ke o rahee o rahee," It speaks of phylosophy , that we should not get depressed and dejected when we face failures,instead ,we need to maintain spirits and keep ourselves motivated as to achieve our Goals in the end.I have not seen the movie , but the song is very meaning ful sung by Kishorekumar.But this song does not cater your demand of 'beautiful scene' as it is a simple movie of Professor and Students.

Muktha in movies ,beautful scenes are always related to Romance and Love stories ,Insuch movies songs will be melodious but how much meaningful is, it depends on the lyricist.We have good number of lyrics written by Gulzarji but for this Q ,I find Sahir Ludhyanviji;s song more suitable and the song I select is from a very old colourful movie T ...more
Answered by Rachana, 08 Nov '09 03:22 pm

 
  
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There are good songs with sweet melody, rich lyrics and beautiful scenes churned even today. Every decade has its share of good and bad music.From the new songs the following stand out
1.Maa from Taare Zameen Pe
2.Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna from KANK
3.Tum Se Hi from Jab We Met
Answered by Mitali Choudhury, 12 Nov '09 03:31 pm

 
  
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I wud go wid the song...by Kishore Kumar .....a sad song but I have taken it wid positivities and a motivational one...the song goes like this..
"Jab tak maine samjha, jeewan kya hai, jeewan beet gaya...jeewan beet gaya..
Pyar tammana thi jeewan ki, pyaar ko paake khoya....
Tod ke kasme , waden wafa ke,beechde saathi milke....(not exactly remembering..)
apno se khud tod ke nata..n , apnepan ko roya.
jab tak maine samjha apna kya hai...sapna toot gaya...
Jab tak maine samjha jeewan kya hai, jeewan beet gaya..
Jeewan ke kis mod pe aake, door hue woh dil se,
(line is missing)
Aandhi samay ki uda ke le gayee , mere naseman ke tinke.. ...more
Answered by bijoy agarwala, 10 Nov '09 07:02 pm

 
  
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Today's films are mostly COMMERCIAL types hence good melody, maningful lyrics etc. are not looked at, much. Only the songs of yesteryears have A GOOD MEANING
Answered by John Mascarenhas, 09 Nov '09 06:16 pm

 
  
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I think of songs from Do ankhe baara haat...E malik tere bande hum...
Songs from film Guide..., mannadey song E mere pyaare watan tukhuko ...hum kurbaan...Kabuliwala...
Sathaym shivam sundaram from film Satyam shivam sundaram, Then Madhumathi's songs Suhaana safar aur e mausam hasi... Haryali aur raasta ke gana aa ab laut chale....staring Padmini rajkappor...Then Navrang ke gaane were v good....in other languages...I think of Chemmeen songs manasa ... varummm..
Answered by sarya mitra, 09 Nov '09 05:32 pm

 
  
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Lyrics are the foundation to any good song and today, we lack them. That is the reason why recent songs never lasts in your memory.
Answered by M Shankar, 09 Nov '09 08:47 am

 
  
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As a music lover I welcome songs. The films become more enjoyable with good songs. But mostly this is an Indian phenomenon in mainstream sector. By mainstream sector I mean the sector which attracts more crowd. The serious cinema does not require songs unless these are relevant to the plot. While going to watch a film, the person should decide beforehand what is his expectation. Some story + good looking actor actresses + beautiful settings + good music + nice ending with villain being mashed.

With such definition of a watchable film, I admit I have seen so many films which are full of ingredients as indicated by you in the question and by me in above para. But my expectation from the mainstream films are to watch the hero heroins in scenic beauty locations with likes of Md. Rafi or Kishore Kumar or the Mangeshkar sisters providing back ground entertainment under the supervision of legends like S.D R.D O.P Shankar Jaikishan ( I am more familiar with Hindi and Bengali films only ...more
Answered by soumyen sarkar, 08 Nov '09 10:31 pm

 
  
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That era has gone.....Sahir Ludhiyanvi,Shakeel Badauni,Kaifee Azmi,Raja Mehndi Ali Khan,Shailendra,Neeraj,n, in later years..Shaheryar, n,Gulzar...and to certain

degree Javed Akhter too have penned wonderful , meaningful,lovey,memorable songs which were backed by musicians like SD Burman,Noushad,Ravi,Khayyam,Roshan & others and beautifully rendered by Lata,Asha,Rafi,Kishore,n,Mukesh.Jaane Kaha Gaye Wod Din...........aur woh Geet ! There are several such songs but I love.................Neerajs' Shokhiyo mei ghola jaae phulo kaa shabaab, fir ussme milaayee jaae thodi see sharaab...,Shailendras' ...Sajanwaa berri ho gaye humaar.............,Mera dil ye aas kaa panchhi...udtaa hei neeley gagan pae.........Chalo ek baar fir sey ajnabee ban jaae hum-dono...........................(list is endless ).
Answered by UMESH SHARMA, 08 Nov '09 08:05 pm

 
  
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I agree with all the answers given here.Just see the old film Mamta (*ing Suchitra Sen) and Bahu Begum (*ing Meena kumari).Every song in both these films is very melodious with meaningful and good lyrics and is also picturised beautifully.
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 08 Nov '09 11:47 am

 
  
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