Monday, 4 April 2016

Chandan sa badan - Oldies goldies

There was a time when Mukesh's songs were a constant fixture around me, by choice. My choice. Call me crazy if you like. 

Contrary to the widely held belief that he has sung only sad songs, there are several beautiful non-sad songs too from him. Surprised? You don't believe me? Then you have to listen to this. I too was surprised and couldn't believe the first time I heard this song.  

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The lyrics of this song are so simple (unlike the complicated plot of the movie) & lovely and the singing just effortless. The result is a classic. The line 'kisi aur ko shaayad kam hogi, mujhe teri bahut zaroorat hain' makes me come back to this song time and again. 

Yes, I am talking about  'Chandan sa badan' from the film 'Saraswathichandra' (1968). Incidentally, there was a Star TV series with the same name and storyline directed by Sanjay Leela Bansali.

With very little background music where the singing parts are in the song, it is refreshingly pleasing to listen.

Chandan sa badan

Which non-sad songs of Mukesh do you like?


  1. I am one of those who didn't know he sang non-sad songs. But of course Mukesh could make me feel content listening to his sad songs.

    Cynthia Rodrigues Manchekar
    A Few Drops of Ink

  2. oh you are bringing back good old days... This reminds me of Rangoli :D beautiful!!

    A Whimsical Medley
    Twinkle Eyed Traveller

    1. hahhaaa.. Rangoli!! :) Old songs never go out of fashion :)

  3. Oh I love this song! It's my Dad's favourite, so Whenever I listen to it, it reminds me of him instantly! Lovely old songs!

    Nibha @ Expressions

    1. Am glad that you could recall fond memories of your dad through this song Nibha. Thanks for visiting.

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    1. Isn't it? Thanks for dropping by Sheetal. :)

  5. Nice song. I thought you will post the more popular one...chaudhvi ka chaand ho. My all time favourite from C is Churaliya hai tumne jo dilko...