Mumbai, India, 17th July 2019 –
When it comes to reminiscing the 90s’ days, Anu Malik’s music has always managed to find a way to our playlists. From thumping beats and peppy tunes to even the soulful melodies, legendary Music Director Anu Malik has always ruled our hearts cutting across genres and creating a niche of his own in the Indian Film industry.
With a career spanning over four decades and creating more than 350 songs and compositions, Anu Malik’s songs are evergreen in the Hindi Film industry.
While his list of timeless songs is endless, here are top 10 numbers by the musician that you just cannot miss out!
- Iss Pyaar Se Meri Taraf Na Dekho from Chamatkar, 1992
While he started his career in 1977 with the movie ‘Hunterwali’, it was only by the 1990s that Anu Malik’s music became popular amongst the audience. The Song Iss Pyaar Se Meri Taraf Na Dekho sung by Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu not only restored the era of good music for Bollywood but also created the start of a new era of Anu Malik’s career that went on to achieve hits after hits with no turning back.
- Tere Dar Pe Sanam from Phir Teri Kahaani Yaad Aayi, 1993
This composition not only garnered him popularity amongst the masses then but also cut across generations and even today stays as one of the most beautiful compositions of all times. The song sung by Kumar Sanu and Sadhna Sargam has been remixed and rendered by new artists over time and always has its covers hitting the charts.
- Baazigar O Bazigar! from Baazigar, 1993
A magnificent number that peaked Anu Malik’s career and gave Bollywood an iconic melody, the song brought Anu Malik his first ever Filmfare Award as a music director. Not only this, his other compositions for the same movie such as ‘Kaali Kaali Ankhen’ and ‘Ae Mere Humsafar’ were also some of the most popular hits during the time.
- Tan Tana Tan Tan Tan Tara from Judwaa, 1997
A peppy entertainer from the hit film Judwaa, the song became a major rave amongst the youth of the time. The movie starring Salman Khan in double roles had almost all its compositions made by Anu Malik completing a full package of entertainment. Their fast-paced beats and their foot-tapping music were even remade for the latest remake of Judwaa (Judwaa 2) starring Varun Dhawan.
- Sandese Aate Hai from Border, 1997
A soldier’s anthem of the 90s, the song from the famous movie Border had the whole country brimming with patriotism and respect for the nation and its soldiers. Penned by Lyricist Javed Akhtar the song became a huge chartbuster and even secured a Filmfare nomination for Anu Malik for its soulful composition.
- Chamma Chamma from China Gate, 1998
Featuring Urmila Matondkar, this item number from the movie China Gate stole hearts not just nationally but internationally. The song became one of the most popular item numbers of the times and was also incorporated in the classic movie Moulin Rouge creating history.
- Panchi Nadiyan Pawan Ke from Refugee, 2000
A career-defining song for Anu Malik, it won a National Award for both Anu Malik and lyricist Javed Akhtar for its brilliance. The movie starring young Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor had almost all its songs loved by the audience and became an iconic classic for the Indian Film Industry.
- Gori Gori from Main Hoon Na, 2004
The peppy number from Shahrukh Khan hit movie Main Hoon Na, is one of the most loved hits by Anu Malik. Created as a fast number along with other songs like Tumse Milke Dil Ka Hai Jo Haal and Main Hoon Na, the compositions for the movie truly brought the much – deserved accolades for Anu Malik.
- Kaho Na Kaho from Murder, 2004
Penned by Sayeed Quadri and sung by Pakistani singer Amir Jamal, the song not only became the biggest grosser of the year but also became the most-heard song for its bold attempt and the sizzling chemistry between Emraan Hashmi and Mallika Sherawat.
- Moh Moh Ke Dhaage from Dum Laga Ke Haisha, 2015
Creating history with his music in the 90s and 2000s, Anu Malik did not lose his stance in the industry and gave us yet another rendition that had won hearts all over. Anu Malik’s comeback with Dum Laga Ke Haisha’s music gave a tough fight to all the new music directors. Both its renditions from Papon and Monali Thakur were loved by the audience and had won accolades.