Bollywood is often criticized for treating us with songs having meaningless lyrics, loud music, sometimes vulgar lines and monotonous compositions. But we cannot deny that it has given us several wonderfully created songs which can be played on an endless loop. While most of them are appreciated widely there are a few songs which pass under the radar not getting the praise they deserve. Here’s a list of five such soulful compositions which are my favorite and hopefully will become yours too.
5. Phir Le Aya Dil
This beautiful song written by Sayeed Quadri and sung in the melodious voice of Shafqat Amanat Ali is a gem from Barfi. If your love is or was ever unrequited, listen to this song and smie your way through the pain. You can find this song here.
4. Gulon Mein Rang Bhare
Another rendition of an old song, this time in the voice of the extremely popular Arijit Singh, this song from Haider will make the cut to your favorite songs list once you listen to it. Originally penned by the legendary Faiz Ahmed Faiz, this is one song that you must have in your playlist. Watch the video song here.
3. Maula Sun Le re
This song from the movie Madras Cafe has to be the best song from Papon. Ali Hayat provides lyrics you won’t find difficult to relate to. And the soothing voice of Papon combined with Shantanu Moitra’s composition makes it one of the best song from 2014 and it still remains a top pick when you are sitting back contemplating about your life. You can have the full audio song here.
2. Kyun Main Jagoon
Another song voiced by Shafqat Amanat Ali, this song from Patiala House was one of the highlights of the movie. Anita Dutt Gupta’s lyrics and music provided by the trio known as Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy do full justice with the song. The song might make you feel heartbroken and miserable for a while but you must listen to this song if you ever had a dream you couldn’t achieve. You can check out the full song here.
1. Zinda Hoon Yaar
There’s no music composer in India as underrated as Amit Trivedi. He has given the comosition and his voice for this beautiful song filmed on Ranveer Singh from the movie Lootera. You can totally relate to the lyrics of Amitabh Bhattacharya and no matter what you are going through, this song will remind you of what it is like to be alive. Listen to this song once and it will remain inn your heart forever. You can watch the full video song here.
These are the songs which I love and have always enjoyed. What songs do you think are soulful yet underrated? Do let me know in the comment section below. Till then…keep writing, keep pushing!!