So far we enjoyed boat songs under different categories. I had kept aside the songs picturised on ship on purpose. Of course I was planning to have a separate post on ship songs. The basic difference for me between a boat and a ship is simple. A boat is rowed manually and is smaller in size. While a ship runs on fuel and is bigger than a boat, it may be a palace in itself.
While I was going to add a song, Aayi Re Ho Kali Ghata from Raj Tilak, it was very short, so I decided to skip it.
There was another song from Samundar (1957) where celebrations go on on a ship, the video of which was removed by the uploader, forcing me to skip it from today’s list.
I got a few songs from Black and white movies. I selected a few from the 70s and 80s as well. And a few of the songs are from the noughties and beyond. I even had the song from Bahubali which I finally didn’t include on the list. It was too much for me.
Anyways, I hope readers would welcome this part as well. I have selected the songs picturised on a ship for its whole length. Without further ado, let’s start the voyage.
1. Aankhon Pe Bharosa Mat Kar – Detective (1958) Rafi & Sudha Malhotra / Mukul Roy – Shailendra
This was one of the songs I could instantly recollect. Pradeep Kumar, Daisy Irani travel on a boat, so is Mala Sinha. The boat is on its way to Calcutta (now Kolkata). Though the film had good songs, perhaps those were a misfit in the movie. Shailendra told the truth in a simple language. The tune and singer’s rendition added a flavour to it. The opening harmonica pieces and Mala Sinha’s beautiful umbrella also added a charm to the song in my opinion.
2. Tum To Dil Ke Taar Chhedkar – Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1961) Talat Mahmood / Shankar Jaikishan – Shailendra
This was one of the very few films where the majority of the story takes place on a ship. It’s certainly not a boat. It deserves a place on my list. And what a beautiful and romantic song this one is! I’m totally in love with it. Talat’s silken voice praising beautiful Waheeda Rehman.
3. Josh e Jawani Hai Re Hai – Around The World (1967) Mukesh / Shankar Jaikishan – Shailendra
Not my particular favourite, but fits so well with today’s theme. Raj Kapoor actually wipes the floor, does the dishes as a part of a crew member on the ship. We get to watch all the parts of the ship along with the deck and the kitchen. Though the lyrics by Shailendra are good, the song is not my favourite. The film also flopped badly at the box office despite its shooting on real foreign locations.
4. Yunhi Tum Mujhse Baat Karti – Sachcha Jhuthha (1970) Lata Mangeshkar & Rafi / Kalyanji Anandji – Indeevar
After the grand success of Aradhana, Rajesh Khanna reached the top and ruled the industry. Sachcha Jhottha was released in 1970 when Rajesh Khanna fever had just begun. Good songs and Rajesh Khanna’s double role resulted in a box office success. The song is still very popular and surely my favourite. Though I find his mannerisms a bit odd and funny now, he was a youth icon then. Audience was crazy about him. Enjoy the beautiful ride.
5. Chahe Raho Door Chahe Raho Paas – Do Chor (1972) Lata Mangeshkar & Kishore Kumar / R D Burman – Majrooh
A thoroughly enjoyable song. An eye candy pair of performers, a catchy tune, beautiful singing and good lyrics. Tanuja looks beautiful and Dharmendra handsome. The couple moves around the ship throughout the song.
6. Zindagi Ki Na Toote Ladi – Kranti (1981) Lata Mangeshkar & Nitin Mukesh / Laxmikant Pyarelal – Santosh Anand
As I always say, my knowledge of the 80s is very weak except for the late 80s. Though I like the lyrics and Lata Mangeshkar’s rendition, its picturisation is not great in my opinion. Anyway, it fits the bill, though I agree the ship is perhaps smaller than the other songs.
7. Pyar Ki Kashti Mein – Kaho Na Pyaar Hai (2000) Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik / Rajesh Roshan – Ibrahim Ashq
An excellent ship song from Hritik Roshan’s debut film. We see a grand cruise ship and the entire crew dances and sings on the deck. The film was a huge success at the box office and Hritik Roshan became the heartthrob of the youth. His dancing skills and good looks were obviously showcased well in the movie. Plus he played a double role in the movie, quite challenging for a newcomer. Amisha Patel too became popular, though she couldn’t sustain success. All the songs of the movie were hugely popular and some of the songs do maintain their popularity.
8. Sajnaji Vari Vari Jaaoon – Honeymoon Travels Private Limited (2007) Sunidhi Chauhan & Shekhar Ravjiani / Vishal Shekhar – Javed Akhtar
A group of couples on their honeymoon on a cruise liner. The song was very popular and it still is. Certainly an enjoyable song on the list.
9. Jee Le – U Me Aur Hum (2008) Shreya Ghoshal & Adnan Sami / Vishal Bhardwaj – Munna Dhiman
A befitting song. I didn’t particularly like it. But that was mainly because I heard it carefully for the first time. Though I’ve watched the movie, I didn’t remember any of the songs.
10. Gallan Goodiyaan – Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) Sukhwinder Singh, Yashita Sharma, Shankar Mahadevan, Manish Kumar Tipu & Farhan Akhtar / Shankar Ehsaan Loy – Javed Akhtar
I really appreciate this one because it’s a single shot song. All in a single take, that’s really incredible! The entire Mehra family, played by Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra, travels on a cruise and most of the film is shot on a ship. This song was mentioned by Partha Chanda in one of his comments on an older boat-songs post.
Please add a ship song if you wish.
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