On January 18th, a legend turned 74 yrs old. Even after being awarded the Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, Sahitya Akademi and 5 National awards, it was expected he would finally retire. However Sir Javed Akhtar does not seem to stopping as of yet. On the occasion of his birthday, lets have a look at 10 most iconic lyrics penned by Javed Akhtar that are evergreen masterpiece of Indian Music
- Ye Kaha agaye hum from Silsila (1981)
The song that was the stepping stone of Akhtar Sahab’s success is one of the most beautiful track of the 80’s that still mesmerises us every time we hear it.
2. Ek Ladki ko dekha to aisa laga from 1942 A love Story (1994)
A stunning love story with beautiful cinematography, the film became a musical classic because of this one song that captures the emotion of first love in a mesmerising manner.
3. Tum ho to Gaata hai dil from Rock On (2008)
Combining his brilliant lyrics with the talented and raw baritone of Farhan Akhtar’s voice was undoubtedly on of the most successful musical experimentation of the 2000’s. Rock On should it to the world that Javed Akhtar Sahab could even create magic with heavy metals and rock genre.
4. Ghar se Nikalte hi, kuch dur chalte hi from Papa Kehte Hai (1996)
Yes, the blue eyed Jugal Hansraj became famous because of the song. But it was the magic combination of Udit Narayan’s voice with Javed Akhtar’s lyrics that made the song a masterpiece.
5. Yu hi chala chal rahi from Swades (2004)
Sung by the the duo Kailash Kher and Udit Narayan, this song was so beautiful that it created a special influence on people to go and watch the movie. Each line was a beautiful rendition of feelings that is evoked when you are back to your motherland after long.
6. Do pal ki thi ye dilo ki daastan from Veer Zara (2004)
Veer Zaara is often called as a musical masterpiece and has one of the most beautiful song of Bollywood that was sung by Lata Mageshkar and Sonu Nigam.
7. Mei koi aisa geet gaau, ki aarzoo jagao from Yes Boss (1997)
This song is so soothing to the ears that even after over 2 decades it is one of the most downloaded and listened to Bollywood songs. Javed Sahab expressed the feeling of love and liking in a really overwelming manner in the song.
8. Kaisi hai ye rut ke jismei from Dil Chahta hai (2001)
Dil Chahta Hai was a coming out of age movie but what made it really timeless were the songs of this film. Akshay Khanna’s hidden love for a much elder women was extremely aesthetically presented by Javed Saheb’s Lyrics.
9. Ai jaate hue lamhe zara thehro from Border (1997)
Border was J P Dutta’s masterpiece rendition of love for the country that was displayed in a very heartwarming manner through every song that were written by Javed Akhtar for the film, especially Ai jaate hue lamhe zara thehro.
10. Raadha kaise na jale from Lagaan
Lagaan might have been our glorious entry into the Oscars but, the lyrics penned by Javed Sahab is a song we all still love to listen and often have on auto mode often. Romantic lyrics is best penned by Javed Akhtar for sure.