Ah! The joy of growing up as a child in the 90s and throwing the school bag on the floor after school to stay put near the radio. The biggest sin ever committed and chided by Mom with a bamboo stick to keep the school bag on the wooden chair. Those days were special and obsessed with the radio playing the top Hindi charts. Now, you cannot argue with me if I tell that the decade was the best when it came to soft romantic and mad mad Hindi songs or pop that made me daydream with ecstatic happiness.
I am reliving this elated joyful moments and re-experience growing up during the blissful days since the morning. We should all do that. Do not let the brain gets overhyped and overworked by the insane work pressure but let it be to revel in the small joy or break free from everything. Just sit still to enjoy the gentle breeze and music. It came as a flutter of freshness in the morning when I randomly clicked on Radio Mirchi to listen to their Mirchi 90s selection. The more, the merrier, I am tempted to say. Those guys today are airing the most priceless songs that sent me back into those days where there was no net, fancy DVD but a plainly old radio that made me prance, pretending to be those film stars serenading the lady-love, the teenage crushes or love interests. I just harked back to those days and the most beautiful thing of growing up as an innocent child, sitting by the radio and re-experiencing those moments with a smile on the face.
Try it some day. Go back to those days of Hindi film songs, if you are fan and try to think what you were as a child or teenager. The songs themselves were a source of pure, unadulterated joy, right from Kumar Sanu to Abhijeet or Kavita Krishnamurthy and suddenly remembered how I loved watching Dil Hai ke Manta Nahin, DDLJ, Dil to Pagal Hai, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, Kasoor or Mohra. There was so much simplicity in those days and amazed how those films songs seeped inside the heart making it an eternal affair to be remembered. It suddenly feels that those precious moments never left the soul and one is trapped into a mature body. Songs that make you remember the first crush, emulating the romantic hero and yes, were the years when the Khans, Akshay Kumar or Ajay Devgan first forayed on the silver screen. The heroes who made their entry at that time and see them now, all matured with grey beard or hair.
Right now, I don’t feel like leaving the
radio oops the net for one after the other, the most beautiful songs from that era are being played. When you feel, the best and most loved song is played, yet another one comes, making it enticing like mint chocolate. There is this song which I loved to death since found it not only funny and stylish but mad and romantic, ‘Ab tere dil mein hum aagaye tere dil mein rahega..toh…jhoota’ from the Akshay and Madhuri starrer, Arzoo. One cannot express this feeling of reliving the past years of growing up embedded in the current times. It’s a feeling that one gotta experience, thinking of how immature or playful one was. Except, the grey beard or age, nothing has changed. Still carefree and stupidly awesome.
I am amazed how flawless songs of a particular epoch can bring so much joy. The 90s was magical and special! Sad that today’s songs lack this quality with all the quick fix or remixes that doesn’t make sense too much. Filmmakers and music directors need to buck. Right now, listening to the title song of Aa ab laut chalein after listening to mere khayalon ki malika! And now, Rim Jhim from 1942, a love story.