Pyar Zindagi Hai from Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)… they don’t come much better than this one. For me this is classic Bollywood, Masala style. Masala means spicy or if you like, rather burned. I say classic, but in fact there isn’t much of the famous fancy dancing in the featuring disco scene but only a rather sticky slow.
Still the music compensates a lot. In the film Sikandar, or Alexander for that matter, has a troubled youth, makes fortune but can’t forget his childhood sweetheart who chooses another guy. He doesn’t know what to do with himself and starts drinking as is clearly shown in this key scene from the movie.
This song was revamped a couple of years ago on the Bollywood Breaks & Beats album as Lover’s Paradise.
If you can’t get enough. You can watch a chunkload of this stuff over at Bollywood4u.punt.nl. No subtitles though.
This film also features another famous more loungy song O Saa thi Re. The song has 2 versions. A male version song by Kishore Kumar and a female by Asha Bhosle.
In order to compensate the lack of fine dancing another great moment in the history of Indian movies. Hoton Me Aisi Baat from The Jewel Thief. I doubt it but from what I heard, all of this was done in just one shot.
To end this list, just for fun a favourite of mine O Mere Sona Re from Teesri Manzil (1966).