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Yeh Dil Maange More…

2012 is more than half-way through and we have heard some fairly decent soundtracks coming out of Bollywood this year, including “Kahaani” and “Jannat 2“. With the sole intention of initiating a discussion with all of you, I decided to list my personal favorites soundtracks from the past five years…soundtracks that were COMPLETE, with not even a SINGLE song worthy of skipping. Where more was less! 

A tough list to pick no doubt. See if your fav(s) are listed here…or let me know if they are missing. 🙂


  • Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom: Full-on masti-filled collection, penned by Gulzar and music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (SEL). Includes gems like the title song, “Kiss of Love” and “Bol Na Halke Halke”.
  • Jab We Met: The movie that showed us a new Kareena Kapoor & Shahid Kapur, through songs like “Nagaara”, “Yeh Ishq Haaye” and “Tumse Hi”.
  • Aaja Nachle: One of the most underrated soundtracks from Salim-Sulaiman that marked ther return of Madhuri Dixit. Check out songs like “O Re Piya“, “Hulchul Hui“, “Soniye Mil Ja” and “Show My Your Jalwa” and and decide for yourself.


  • Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na: A fun-filled, young-at-heart collection, lovingly composed by AR Rahman.
  • Singh Is Kinng: Pure Bhangra fun…with that ethereal “Teri Ore” to change the mood for the romantics.
  • Rock On!: The path-breaking “hatke” soundtrack of the year from SEL and Farhan Akhtar. Great songs…great lyrics…great film.


  • Kaminey: Vishal directing and composing for Gulzar Saab, in a twisted crime caper. Fplendid Ftuff, I muft fay!!
  • Dev D: Our “official” introduction to the lyricist-composer duo of Amitabh Bhattacharya-Amit Trivedi. Thanks to Anuraag Kashyap and his memorable film.
  • London Dreams: Wonderful melodies penned by Prasoon Joshi and composed once again by SEL. An all-male singer soundtrack, in case you didn’t notice.
  • Love Aaj Kal: Classic example of a complete soundtrack, with a song for everyone. My personal favorites: “Yeh Dooriyaan” and “Chor Bazaari“.
  • Wake Up Sid: SEL and Amit Trivedi returned with another winning score…surprising for a Karan Johar film. Who can forget “Ik Taara” and “Kya Kahoon“?


  • Anjaana Anjaani: Mohit Chauhan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Lucky Ali…all singing on one single soundtrack. Thanks Vishal-Shekhar!!
  • Once Upon A Time In Mumbai: A killer soundtrack by Pritam for a killer movie!!
  • I Hate Luv Storys: The second winner from Vishal-Shekhar in the same year. “Sajda Kiya” and “Bahaara” stood out.
  • Karthik Calling Karthik: Guess what? SEL yet again in a Farhan Akhtar film. A must-listen for its eclectic mix of songs.


  • Rockstar: AR Rahman and Irshaad Kamil swept away every award with this winner last year. I am still humming “Phir Se Udh Chala” and “Tum Ho
  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara: I guess its never enough with SEL, Javed Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar. An absolute 100% winner.
  • Tanu Weds Manu: This one was my favorite last year with one gem following another through the entire album. A must-have for all music lovers.
  • Shaitan: This one may be a surprise…but the Shaitan soundtrack is so multi-layered like the film that despite its niche-audience appeal, it is still on my favorites list.

So this is it. Let me know if I forgot or missed any. But don’t forget the rule…EVERY SINGLE song has to be worthy enough for the entire soundtrack to make the cut.

Until then…Happy Listening!!

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