What is life without a bit of pain from the ones you love? There has hardly been anyone who has not experienced the pangs of love, the agony which comes when someone you love does not love you back. We are all more than familiar with the sleepless nights that follow after separating paths with our soul mates, our pillows know our truest tears, the ones which leave nothing but questionable dark circles in the morning, which never seems too bright.
Amidst all the pain and sadness, the one thing that keeps us company is the songs that speak of the unspeakable horrors of having of live without love, of having to see your loved one join hands with someone else and weaving dreams of a happily ever after, the same dreams which you had shared once. They say that our life is like a movie and it is true that Bollywood, with its masala and drama, is a true representation of life. B town has given us songs for every occasion, but the ones which have come in most handy are the tunes of heart break, which helps us cry and get the pain out of our system. Bollywood has set a bench mark for songs of heart break since time immemorial with incredible melodies like Tadap Tadap from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Dooriyan from Love Aaj Kal, and Tujhe Bhula Diya from Anjana Anjaani. The generations have changed but what has remained unaltered is the plethora of sad songs that B town has presented us with, and some of the most recent ones are:
Tera Yaar Hoon Main, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety – The Beautiful Track Of A Hurtful Friendship
Bollywood had established this long back that there is no greater relationship on earth than friendship. This soulful number from the movie Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety tells how much it hurts when a friendship turns sour and that too because of a third person. The enchanting voice of Arijit Singh and the beautiful tunes of the music makes this one indeed a great listen.
Dekhte Dekhte, Batti Gul Meter Chalu – The One Which Speaks Volumes About Disillusionment In Love
We love this song not just because of the intoxicating voice of Atif Aslam, but also because this song resonates with quite a few of us who have been disillusioned in love. Music composer Rochak Kohli and lyricist Manoj Muntashir have done a great job in bringing out the feelings of an agonizing Shahid Kapoor who seems to be really missing his lady love, Shraddha Kapoor. This is a remake of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s original rendition and this fresh track of heart break has done a great job in assisting the ones who are going through loss in love.
Nain Na Jodeen, Badhaai Ho – Of Sleepless Nights And All
Badhaai Ho was not just about the sensitive topic of a man in his late twenties having to deal with his mother’s pregnancy and the underlying humour as he becomes the butt of everybody’s jokes. It also weaves a tale of love between Sanya Malhotra and Ayushmann Khurrana and Nain Na Jodeen is that soulful track which depicts the period of their separation. All relationships go through ups and downs and this song recounts one such tale of a crack in a relationship and Neha Kakkar and Rochak Kohli have done a great job.
Tanha Hua, Zero – The Tale Of Loneliness In Love
Shah Rukh Khan has been the king of romance and romance has never come without a bit of pain. Tanha Hua is a beautiful track sung by Jyoti Nooran and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, and. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan wins us over with his impeccable taste in music and Tanha Hua stays with us an ultimate tale of heartbreak and the pain that follows soon after.
Yeh Dil Kyun Toda, Raazi – Pining For What Is Not
Yeh Dil Kyun Toda by Arijit Singh tells a sad tale of love which does not last long. This song from the movie Raazi depicts the tale of love which bloomed and dies immediately after. The lyrics of the song is really captivating and is felt by each and every one who has gone through the pain involved in breaking the heart of someone who loves you blindly for the lack of another option.
These songs and many more have and will keep us company in those nights when we’ll miss our loved ones.