Best jazz songs in Bollywood

Jazz is a genre in music which refreshes the soul and mind of the music lovers. In Indian cinema, jazz has a significant role in shaping its earlier days. Bollywood was known to have jazz-based songs in 1950s in which GeetaDutt was the lead singer.

Here are some of the best jazz songs in Bollywood which you should listen.

Behrupiya – Bombay Velvet is a 2015 movie directed by Anurag Kashyap which became flop due to many reasons. This experimental movie, however, gave a tribute to jazz-era of Bollywood and featured some great songs. Behrupiya, composed by Amit Trivedi and sung by Neeti Mohan is a must listen song for all the jazz lovers.

JaataKahan Hain Diwaane – GeetaDutt was regarded as queen of jazz in Bollywood. She ruled the era of 1950s and 1960s when jazz was a significant genre and it used to be played in big hotels in Mumbai. JaataKahan Hai Diwaane was another masterpiece of GeetaDutt which is sung by her to perfection. The song in recreated in the movie Bombay Velvet as a tribute to to the late singer.

MuskaaneJhooti Hain – It is interesting to note that jazz was an important genre of Bombay and it is present in many Bombay-based movies in Bollywood. The movie Talash, starring Aamir Khan and Rani Mukherji has great songs composed by Ram Sampat. The song MuskaaneJhooti Hain is a modern day jazz song created to give the right feel to the jazz lovers. This song is sung beautifully by Suman Sridhar, a modern day jazz singer.

DilKoHazarBaar – DilKoHazarBaar Roka is a lyrical masterpiece. It is written by late shayarRahatIndori and is composed by music composer Anu Malik. The song is sung by none other than Alisha Chinoy, a singer with angelic voice. Alisha Chinoy sung the song with great emotions and it is one of the best songs produced by Vishesh Films. It is a club number which is famous for its beautiful choreography and melodious lyrics.

KaisiPaheliZindigaani– If we talk about retro-jazz in Hindi cinema, it is important to mention this great melody. The nightingale Sunidhi Chauhan proves with this song that she can sing anything and hits the ball out of the park, The song is featured in the movie Parineeta starring Saif Ali Khan and VidyaBalan. The film is composed by Shantanu Moitra, a regular composer of Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the producer of the movie who also wrote the lyrics for this one.

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