Starting the journey is hard and there is no music around. And, when you have a playlist with travel-themed songs, the entertainment manifold increases. Today (September 27) on the occasion of World Tourism Day, musicians associated with some famous Hindi travel songs shared their experience working on the track.
Aao Milo Chalein – Jab We Met (2007)
Shawn – This song was shown as a travel song in the movie, but I think it goes beyond that. The philosophy of this song is how life’s journey and entertainment really is on the go and not so much at the destination. I really like the way the song is written.
Kyon – Barfi! (2012)
Papon – Kyon singing is awesome. Like the nature of the song, the experience of recording it was adventurous and exciting. When I first heard the track, I was amazed by its fantastic melody. This is completely different to the songs I have previously recorded. It was composed objectively and beautifully placed in the article. To this day, when I hear or sing, I am transported to an era rebuilt by Barfi! It reminds me of the fleeting happy thoughts of travelers.
Yun Hai Chal Chal Rahi – Swades (2004)
Kailash Kher – I recorded with AR Rahman last night. Since I first recorded solo, I thought it was a solo number. But Udit Narayan ji and Hariharan ji also eventually recorded their parts. No one asked why the three voices were needed, but we later learned that the demand for the song was based on how it was presented in the film. Recording this song seemed like a beautiful journey and the fact that it has traveled with me for so many years shows how much people love it.
Safar – Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017)
Pritam Chakraborty – I have worked on many travel songs from Jab We Met to Hum Jo Chalne Lagi, Jagga Jasoos (2017) to Jumrutallaya and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) to Elahi. But Safar is really special to me. I composed it on the words of Irshad (Kamil; lyricist) Bhai. It’s a travel guide, Harry (the protagonist of the movie), I imagined him while his life was a journey and track. I associate with songs like that, so I internalized the lyrics while working on the track. This song is the prelude and important to the film.
Costo Mazza – Parineeta (2005)
Sonu Nigam – Song means song. How it is filmed later has little to do with the way it is sung, because a singer sings a song keeping in mind the mood of the song. Costo Mazza is a delightful song of love and romance. Incidentally, it was filmed on a train. Our independent song, A Zindagi, Asha (Bhosle) G, Suresh (Wadkar) G, Shaan, Abhijeet (Bhattacharya) Dr, Alka (Yagnik) and I is a real travel song filmed in Georgia. My favorite travel song Summer vacation By Cliff Richard.
Chod Aye Hum Wo Gallian – Machis (1996)
Suresh Wadkar | – Song recording is a great experience. It includes playback by Hariharan, KK, Vinod Sahegal and Nache. The great Gulzar Saab lyrics and Vishal Bhardwaj tune are very special. Vishal distributed the song well so that the four singers got equal parts in the song. After the release of the song and the satisfaction we like cannot be described in words.
Tanha Dil Tanha Safar
Shawn – As soon as I finished college I wrote the song and many of my friends went to different countries to study. We all missed each other and that’s how this song happened. Ram Sampath first tuned in to this song and then I wrote the lyrics.