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21 Years of Pardes: When the music triumphed over the film’s story!

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21 Years of Pardes: When the music triumphed over the film’s story!

Subhash Ghai, fondly known as the Showman, was going through a golden phase back in the 90’s. Saudagar, Khalnayak were massive hits and then came the Shah Rukh Khan-Mahima Chaudhry-Apurva Agnihotri starrer Pardes. But more than the Purab Aur Paschim theme that was evidently visible and the usual charm of the leading man, Pardes was a film that belonged to its music.

Ghai wanted A.R. Rahman to compose the music but he didn’t fit into his budget then, so he opted for Nadeem-Shravan, a duo known for their melody. And just like all the time, they didn’t disappoint this time either. So let’s have a look at the songs that made our 90’s even more memorable:-

1. Yeh Dil Deewana

The song, although a sad one, can recharge your batteries every time you hear Sonu Nigam’s energetic voice. And Shah Rukh’s persona only made it better!

2. Meri Mehbooba

Kumar Sanu and Nadeem-Shravan, the names were enough to ensure a chartbuster song! And when you are joined by Alka Yagnik, it becomes an iconic one. Meri Mehbooba is one example! A perfect combination of Western beats and Indian lyrics, and not to forget unrequited love dripping from every word.

3. Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain

Soft, Tender and Mesmerizing, this is the song you can hear or hum when either lonely or in love. Another hit by Sanu, this is the go to song if you’ve found true love, but as the song says, secretly.

4. Yeh Mera India

The opening credits of Pardes congratulated India on its 50th year of Independence, followed by the late Amrish Puri crooning this patriotic song and showering love and affection on his country. We are just a few days away from August 15; it seems it’s time to revisit it!

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