#54 Kabhi Kabhie: Top 100 Bollywood Albums

The 1976 hit film had music by Khayyam and lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi with unforgettable songs like Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein and Tere Chehre Se. Directed by Yash Chopra, Kabhi Kabhie starred Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhee, Simi Grewal, Shashi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh
#54 Kabhi Kabhie: Top 100 Bollywood Albums

Movie Details of Kabhi Kabhie

Music: Khayyam

Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi

Label: Saregama HMV

Director: Yash Chopra

The 1976 romantic drama saw Yash Chopra work with composer Khayyam for the first time. The huge success of the album led Chopra to work with Khayyam on his next directorial venture Trishul and the 1979 movie Noorie that he produced. Of course, Kabhi Kabhie was more a victory due to Sahir Ludhianvi than Khayyam – the soundtrack saw some exceptional poetry from the veteran, the highlight being the legendary title song that appeared in multiple versions in the movie (and after the movie).

Best Song of Kabhi Kabhie: This would be the title song without a doubt. A modified version of the poem that first appeared in Ludhianvi's Talkhiyan, Kabhi Kabhie was treated by Khayyam with a simple yet fabulous melody. And I find the track delivered best in Mukesh's earnest voice.

On a related note: This video has a recital of the original Kabhi Kabhi by Sahir Ludhianvi himself.

The Kabhi Kabhie Playlist:

  1. Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein (Singer: Mukesh)
  2. Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein (Singers: Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar)
  3. Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hoon (Singer: Mukesh)
  4. Main Har Ek Pal Ka Shayar Hoon (Singer: Mukesh)
  5. Tere Phoolon Jaisa Rang (Singers: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar)
  6. Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein (Dialogue by Amitabh Bachchan)
  7. Mere Ghar Aaye Ek Nanhi Pari (Singer: Lata Mangeshkar)
  8. Pyar Kar Liya To Kya (Singer: Kishore Kumar)
  9. Surkh Jode Ki Yeh Jagmagahat (Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Pamela Chopra)
  10. Tere Chehre Se (Singer: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar)

Listen to the title song of Kabhi Kabhie here:

(With contributions by Praveen VR, co-founder of musicaloud.com)

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