Favourite Songs From Lata Mangeshkar: The Nightingale Melody Playlist

Natasha Raut

Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh – Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai

Of disenchanted desires, unsettled lives and a love that seems so far even when it is close; Ajeeb Dastan Hai is a beautiful paradox, an enigma that breads familiarity in all its strangeness.

Lag Ja Gale – Wo Kaun Thi

A deeply calming melody that make me deeply nostalgic for some unknown reason. It feels as if the moonlit glow from the visuals permeates through to Lataji's voice.

Kya Jaanu Sajan – Baharon Ke Sapne

Like the lover's touch that turns into bangles on her wrist, this song is a hauntingly beautiful expression of love. It is a pleasing, rhythmic piece that engages us entirely, echoing into the deep depths of our hearts.

Rim Jhim Gire Saawan – Manzil

There is nothing more exciting than fusing romance with rain. This flawless duet from the legendary Kishore Kumar and Lataji literally flows through us like tiny droplets of rain.

Paani Paani Re – Maachis

It carries me into a reflective frame of mind and somehow, I end up with a feeling of finding beauty in tragedy. Like a thumri or a sufi song, there is a peculiarly mystic, earthy touch which brings me back to it every single time.