Revisiting 10 Chart-busters Of Pakistani Films 90’s To Early 2000
Pakistani film industry is in the phase of revival for the last three to four years but unfortunately filmmakers are not concentrating on producing good music. It is essential to first understand what good music is, for any film. If the songs manage to either give its listeners a recall value or become favorites in their playlists then those songs fall under the head of good music. This renewal will be the 3rd revival of Pakistani film industry, first being in 1990’s and second in early to mid-2000. Pakistani films like Jeeva, Chor Machaye Shor, Mushkil, Yes Boss, Jo Darr Gaya Who Mar Gaya, Yeh Dil Aapka Hua, Tere Pyar Mein, Sargam and Sangam are still remembered for their amazing music and strong recall value.
In 90’s Pakistani film industry was blessed with versatile singers like Wahab Khan, Tehseen Javed, Anwar Rafi, Waaris Baig, Sajjad Ali and others.
Recalling 10 Songs From 90’s Pakistani Films
Following are a few songs which are still loved by music lovers. These songs are melodiously composed, brilliantly written and pleasantly sung.
Dil Ho Gaya Hai Tera Dewana – Mushkil
Almost every song of Javed Sheikh’s Mushkil was a chartbuster. Credit must be given to Mr. Sheikh for coming out with such an unusual topic and smartly adding romantic tracks in the film. Mushkil was based on the sensitive issue of child labor and human-trafficking. Mushkil is easily amongst those Pakistani films which should be remade in today’s time.
Main Tumse pyar Karti Hoon – Mr. 420
Mr. 420 received maximum Nigar Awards (most prestigious Pakistani films awards). The film was a massive blockbuster. It had great music along with highest entertainment value.
Jaanu Sun Zara – Jeeva
Jeeva is still remembered as one of the finest works of Syed Noor. This film was a huge success at the box office and introduced Resham and Babar Ali on silver screen. Music wise, Jeeva had some amazing tracks.
Surmayee Baadlon Ke Peechay – Sangam
Sangam was a musical blockbuster. It gave Waaris Baig instant boost and he became the most sought after singer of Pakistani films.
Amma Dekh Tera Munda – Munda Bigda Jaye
Back in 90’s, Pakistani Pop Music was at its prime. Filmmakers, after the massive success of pop songs, started signing a few pop singers to sing reprise version of their pop songs for films. Amma Dekh was one among those. And who could do the justice to this song other than Jan Rambo (Afzal Khan) – the dancing sensation of Pakistani film industry from 90’s.
Ghhari Raat Ka Aik Bajaye – Chor Machaye Shor
Chor Machaye Shor was a multi-starrer and a huge success at the box office. The film had some great songs which made it a strong contender for musical blockbuster for months.
Hum Ne Aisee Bhi – Inteha
The most talked about film of Pakistan in late 90’s was Inteha because it launched Humayun Saeed along with Zeeshan Sikandar. Plus, this movie was official comeback of veteran singer A-Nayyer. The songs of this movie were chart-busters.
Sohni Lagdi Oh Mennu – Aik Aur Love Story
Sajjad Ali’s Aik Aur Love Story was a light-hearted romantic tale backed with some outstanding songs. Every song of Aik Aur Love Story is still considered as the finest composition and is different from each track.
Haath Se Haath Kiya Gaya – Tere Pyar Mein
Tere Pyar Mein launched Zara Sheikh opposite Shaan Shahid. The film was a super-hit. The songs of Tere Pyar Mein were sung by Pakistani and Indian singers; the album had some amazing songs and they became very popular back in the time.
Tum Mile Jab Se – Yeh Dil Aapka Hua
Yeh Dil Aapka Hua was the film which changed the landscape of Pakistani cinema, by the efforts of Javed Sheikh and his team. Most of the songs were sung by Indian singers including Kumar Sanu and Sonu Nigam; this film was the musical blockbuster.