Vipin Nair

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After the mammoth task of compiling the best 100 Hindi film albums, our music expert tells us which albums he wished he could have included in the countdown


The 1965 film had music by SD Burman and lyrics by Shailendra who together composed a brilliant album with evergreen songs like Tere Mere Sapne, Gaata Rahe Mera Dil and Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai. Directed by Vijay Anand, Guide starred Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman


As we end the countdown of the 100 best albums in Hindi cinema, here's the entire list from #100 to #1


The 1957 film had music by SD Burman and lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi, who created evergreen songs like Wo Kaise Log and Hum Aapki Aankhon Me. Directed by Guru Dutt starred Guru Dutt and Mala Sinha


The 1958 film had music by Salil Choudhury with lyrics written by Shailendra, who created a beautiful soundtrack with songs like Suhana Safar and Dil Tadap Tadap ke. Directed by Bimal Roy, Madhumati starred Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala


The 1952 film had music by Naushad and lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni, who together created memorable songs like O Duniya Ke Rakhwale and Mann Tarpat Hari Darsan Ko Aaj. Directed by Vijay Bhatt, Baiju Bawra starred Bharat Bhushan and Meena Kumari


The 1998 film saw the collaboration of composer AR Rahman and lyricist Gulzar to create iconic songs like Chhaiyya Chhaiyya, Jiya Jale and Dil Se Re. Directed by Mani Ratnam, Dil Se starred Shah Rukh Khan, Manisha Koirala and Preity Zinta


The 1971 film had music by RD Burman and lyrics by Anand Bakshi, who created evergreen songs like Kuchh Toh Log Kahenge, Yeh Kya Hua and Raina Beeti Jaaye. Directed by Shakti Samanta, Amar Prem starred Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore