Few Marathi songs by prominent Hindi singers:

Song’s list-with a twist:

Re-Search performed on my favourite cinema blogs proves that the posts attracting most views and hence comments are those relating to travelogues or song’s list. Taking cue from these senior bloggers and since I haven’t gone anywhere in a while, I decided to do a song’s list of my own.

However, these blogs also cover most of the ground in Hindi film songs, I thought to give a little twist to the list.

Marathi songs by Hindi singers:

All the prominent and favourite singers of the golden era are vastly known for their Hindi songs. But almost all of them have sung in various other languages (Indian and sometimes foreign). But as I only know Marathi (besides Hindi & English), I will stick to it.

And unless otherwise specifically mentioned for reasons provided herein, I have not included songs by Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle & Suman Kalyanpur.

A small explanation:

I have not posted any songs list yet. The one on children’s songs was actually not difficult. This one I therefore consider my first proper songs list. I have not posted anything since over a month. This one too kept getting delayed for some reason or other. It was not coming out as I wanted it too. Since the songs are in Marathi, there comes the restriction of language. I therefore wanted to make it quite nice, giving a description of the songs or there situation etc.

However, it was just getting more delayed in the process. That way it would probably never get published. For now therefore I am sticking only to linking the songs themselves. The lyrics are linked with the heading of the song, in case one wants. And in case the playback of videos on other sites is disabled, the YouTube links have been provided below them.

As for the descriptions, I will try to update as soon as possible.

And now, without further ado- Let’s plunge into the list.


I found about three songs, all non-film, sung by Geeta Dutt in Marathi. This is a “jogwa”– a form of prayer offered to Goddess Amba. Lyrics: Anant Gogte. Music: Nishikant Bharti.

You can find the other two songs here:

1. Jaa Sang Laxmana: Lyrics: Vasant Bapat, Music: G. N. Joshi

2. Mukya manache Bol: Lyrics: Vasant Bapat, Music: G. N. Joshi


This one I often heard my mother sing. It was pretty famous I guess. A non-flim duet sung with Arun Date. Lyrics: Mangesh Padganvakar. Music: Shrinivas Khale. There is her another duet- Hat tujha Hatatun.


Ekda ayeun ja: The song is from movie Saptpadi, and is probably the only Marathi song by Mukesh. Music: Gajanan Shirke, Dwarkanath Bhosle.


Kishore Kumar sung about just three Marathi songs, that too in late 1980’s. Here is one, Ashwini Ye Na, from the movie Gammat Jammat (1987). It’s a duet with Anuradha Paudwal and which I think was a hit. Lyrics: Shantaram Nandgawnkar, Music: Arun Paudwal. The other two songs you can enjoy here.


There are about four-five of his songs. Two of them are posted here.

1. Yash he amrut zale: Reportedly Talat Mehmood was awarded the Best Marathi singer by the Government of Maharashtra for this song. Movie: Putra Vhava Asa, Lyrics: P. Savlaram, Music: Vasant Prabhu.

2. Hasale Aadhi Kuni: Here’s another. A duet with Asha Bhosle, from movie Molkarin. Lyrics: P. Savlaram, Music: Vasant Desai.


There are quite a handful (about 9-10). I am inserting here just couple of these.

1. Mi dolkar daryacha raja: This is a non-film song and was a huge hit. My mother tells me that they heard it almost everywhere possible. It might be known to you since it is quite a famous Koli song. Lyrics: Shanta Shelke, Music: Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

2. Gomu sangteena: This one too is a duet, this time with Asha Bhosle from the movie Ha Khel Savalyancha. Lyrics: Sudhir Moghe, Music: Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar.


This is a long list. I am posting here just two songs.

1. Ghan ghan mala nabhi datlya: This is from the movie Vardakshina. Lyrics: G. D. Madgulkar & Music: Vasant Pawar.

2. Preeti mhanje kay: This one is a duet with Asha Bhosle, from the movie Juna Te Sone. Lyrics: G. D. Madgulkar & Music: Datta Davjekar.

The other songs are available here:

Volume 1 & Volume 2


Mohd. Rafi is simply, without a doubt my favourite singer. So I am posting here three of his Marathi songs, even though the list is not too long. Most of the Marathi songs by Mohd. Rafi are under the music direction of Shrikant Thackrey and are non-film based. The Lyrics of first two are by Vandana Vitankar and last one is penned by Umakant Kanekar.

1. Shodhishi manava rauli mandiri:

2. Khel tujha nyara:

3. Hasa mulano hasa:

Here is the full list.


As far as the leading Hindi singers of the golden era are concerned, Mahendra Kapoor has sung the maximum number of Marathi songs. And they became quite famous. Just four of them are posted here. All others you can find on this link.

1. Sur tech chedita: The first one is from Movie Apradh. Lyrics: Madhusudan Kalelkar, Music: N. Dutta.

2. Ratris Khel chale: This one is from movie Ha Khel Savlayancha (Game of shadows). Lyrics: Sudhir Moghe, Music: Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

3. He chincheche zad dise maj: Third one is quite a famous song. The movie is Madhuchandra (Honeymoon literally). Lyrics: G. D. Madgulkar, Music: N. Dutta.

YouTube link

4. Pahat zali utha-utha: Last one is from movie Angai. Lyrics: Jagdish Khebudkar. Music: Ram Kadam.

YouTube link.

Twist in tale:

As said in the beginning the songs of Lata Mangeshkar & Asha Bhosle are included only for reasons mentioned herein. So, the twist in tale is that here Lata Mangeshkar’s songs are been included in her capacity as a music director.

Lata Mangeshkar as Music Director:

Lata Mangeshkar gave music to Marathi movies under the pseudonym of Anandghan (it means cloud of joy, I say without doubt). The number of these movies can be counted on finger tips. Actually just about five, namely, Ram Ram Pavhana, Tambdi Mati, Saadhi Manse, Maratha Tituka Melvava, Mohityanchi Manjula. All songs from all these movies were and still are quite famous. Here I am posting just a couple of these.

1. Malyacha malya mandi: From the movie Sasdhi Manse. Lyrics: Yogesh.

2. Reshmachya reghani: A Lavni sung Asha Bhosle under her sister’s music direction. Movie: Maratha Tituka Melvava, Lyrics: Shanta Shelke.

Role Reversal:

I call it a role reversal, since we have always heard Lata Mangeshkar singing under music direction of C. Ramchandra. But this is a duet where C. Ramchandra sings with Lata ji in her music direction. Song- Mazya shetat sonacha piktay. Movie: Ram Ram Pavhana, Lyrics: P. Savlaram.

You Tube link

Suman Kalyanpur: 

And since we have included all the prominent Hindi singers of the golden era, why leave Suman Kalyanpur. Though there are numerous songs to choose from I chose this particular one because of the lyricist or rather the poetess- Bahinabai Chaudhari. Bahinabai Chaudhari (1880-1951) was a farmer from Maharashtra. She could not read or write, but had a great gift for putting her experience and wisdom into words. Her son after listening to these poems, wrote them down and later published a collection. This song is from movie Manini. Music: Vasant Pawar.

Another twist:

I just couldn’t resist it when I came across this song. A Hindi song by a prominent Marathi singer/ composer. Sudhir Phadke is unarguably an icon of Marathi films and music. I knew his association with Hindi films only as the music director of Bhabhi Ki Chudiyan and Pehli Taarikh. But I had no idea that he sang a few Hindi songs as well. Since this is the first one I came across, this is the one I am posting. Movie: Aanchal (1960), Lyrics: Kavi Pradeep, Music: C. Ramchandra.

Your feedback:

Now if this was a Hindi song list, there would not have been a specific need for asking feedback. But to this one I really need a fair and critical feedback. You see I have two more such ideas in pipeline.

Please also share songs in any other language sung by these singers, that you know about.


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14 response to "Few Marathi songs by prominent Hindi singers:"

  1. By: dustedoff Posted: March 20, 2019

    Whew! That’s a lot of songs. 🙂 I have very little free time these days because my daughter is on a brief vacation between one class and the next, so I don’t know when I’ll be able to get around to hearing any of these.

    Talking of songs sung in other languages by Hindi playback singers, Bengali is a very popular language – lots songs sung there by Manna Dey, Geeta Dutt, Hemant, Kishore, Talat and the Mangeshkar sisters. Then there’s also Punjabi, where you have Mohammad Rafi and Shamshad Begum and Mahendra Kapoor in the forefront. Will try to post some songs when I get the time.

  2. By: Aditi Pathak Posted: March 20, 2019

    I went through my post again- and you are right. They are a lot of songs. But do go through them when you get the time. They are all wonderful. And I will be waiting for that post of songs in other languages.
    But please tell me one thing- can I attempt another such post- i.e. about Marathi songs some other time too?

  3. By: Mehfil Mein Meri Posted: March 21, 2019

    Hello Aditi ji,
    A good song list, and being Marathi, I know all of them.
    Very good start for you in the song-list section.
    Hope to see you posting more of such song lists on different themes. And once more advise you to stop being a silent reader on (my) blogs.
    Congratulations for a good start!


  4. By: Aditi Pathak Posted: March 22, 2019

    Thanks a lot for the appreciation. Now that I have started my own blog, I know what regular readers and their comments mean.
    I will be regular commenter on you blog now on.
    Thanks again.

  5. By: dustedoff Posted: March 22, 2019

    I suppose you could post a list of Marathi songs – there will probably be people who would be interested in listening (as Anupji is). And I didn’t mean that I would write up a post on my blog about songs sung in different languages by Hindi playback singers; I meant I would post some songs here in the comments.

    Just for a start, three songs in three different languages:

    By Hemant Kumar, Ei raat tomar-amar from Deep Jwele Jaai (which was the original on which Khamoshi was based. I’m sure you’ll recognise this tune. 🙂


    From the Malayalam movie Chemeen, Manna Dey sings Manasa maine varu:


    And from the Punjabi classic Nanak Naam Jahaaz Hai, Rafi sings the beautiful Mittar pyaare nu:


    I hope you like these!

  6. By: Aditi Pathak Posted: March 22, 2019

    Thank you so much for the songs. So wonderful. And yes I recognised the first one- “Yeh nayan dare-dare”- right?
    As for the last one, that’s Vimmy isn’t it? Shouldn’t we be proud of her, I mean she is really emoting in this song.😀

  7. By: dustedoff Posted: March 23, 2019

    Yes, that’s the original of Yeh nayan dare-dare. And that’s Vimmy in the Punjabi song. She was really pretty good in this film, very different from the wooden Vimmy of Humraaz.

  8. By: Mehfil Mein Meri Posted: March 23, 2019

    That’s Vimmy. Can’t believe this. And she really looks so wooden in Humraaz, that I always think that, Kisi Patthar Ki Murat Se, was written after her. She’s really like a statue in the song. Completely expressionless!

    And the second song, Raaton Ke Saaye Ghane from Annadata by Salil da?
    Is not it?
    But being a female song, very high pitched, or so i think!

  9. By: Mehfil Mein Meri Posted: March 23, 2019

    About Vimmy.
    I mean, After watching her in the movie, Sahir was inspired to write the song.
    BTW, Madhuji, did you get time for the Ghulam Mohammad songs on my blog?

  10. By: dustedoff Posted: March 24, 2019

    I hadn’t known that Sahir wrote Raaton ke saaye ghane because of Vimmy. But yes, Kisi patthar ki moorat se suits her to a T!

    I am not getting much time these days, so have just not had the time to listen to the songs. One or two songs, I could have found the time for… so many, it takes time. And with the LO at home these days, plus two simultaneous writing assignments under way, time is very short. 🙁 Sorry.

  11. By: Mehfil Mein Meri Posted: March 24, 2019

    Oh no!
    I didn’t mean, Raaton ke saaye was written after watching vimmy.
    I meant it was as if he wrote the song from humraaz after watching vimmy.

    I thought, Raaton ke saaye, was the song, based on the second song, the Malayalam one, from the list.

    And, yes. It’s difficult to listen to the song online when we’re busy.
    No problem! Later

  12. By: Aditi Pathak Posted: March 24, 2019

    Tell you what Madhuji. You take our lists slowly. One or two songs each day. That way I can get more clicks and views each day and perhaps my site statistics will improve a tad.

  13. By: Aditi Pathak Posted: March 24, 2019

    I see that this movie is available on YouTube. If some version has subtitles I will try and watch it.

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