I was inspired by that decoration to mention a few of my favorite songs of the ‘Devotional genre’ . I mention these songs because I liked the music so much, and I must mention that I never follow the lyrics, unless they are exceptional. I am not even sure if all of them are devotional! Anyways check it out, if you have not heard them before:
Song: Om Namah Shivaya (Movie: Banaras, Language: Hindi)
It was the first time that I heard Shreya Ghosal sing – and what a song!! I didn’t even know that there was a music director by the name Himesh Reshammiya until then! I must have listened to this song more than a hundred times back then.
One full length Sanskrit song and one full length Hindi song (that too title song) in a Tamil movie – can you believe it?!! Even the other songs rocked in this movie – Ilayaraja shows why he is a class apart quite clearly in this movie!
Song: Piya Haji Ali… (Movie: Fiza, Language: Hindi)
When I first heard this song, I didn’t know that it was composed by A.R.Rehman. But I still liked it very much! And after I came to know that, I liked it even more!! I love the tune and the rhythm of this song. The way the singer has rendered the song is beautiful, and the beats are nice too, to say the least!
Song: Anbenra Mazhayile agilangal ninayave… (Movie: Minsara Kanavu, Sapne in Hindi; Language: Tamil)
If this song doesn’t touch your heart, I don’t know what will! Even a non-religious atheist will be in deep meditation if they listen to this song. A lesser known masterpiece that was eclipsed among the other gems in this movie.
Song: Khwaja mere Khwaja… (Movie: Jodhaa Akbar, Language: Hindi)
Somehow, this song connects to me! I guess its the amazing video. In fact, the cinematography of the whole movie was exceptional!
Song: O Paalanhare… (Movie: Lagaan, Language: Hindi)
Amazing song. You keep wondering how a song can be made with such minimal music and the vocal going so slow! I can just keep listening to this song on and on…. especially when you know the situation in which the song comes in the movie.
Do let know your favorite devotional songs in the comments section. I would love to listen to them!