Tu shaitano ka sardar hain (Barood, 1976)
Picturised on Srriram Lagoo and Master Raju, the song is reminiscent of the basic tenet of father-son relationship: Stern, affectionate but always filled with expectations. Heard this song after a long, long time yesterday night.
Thande Thande Pani se (Pati, Patni aur Woh, 1978)
I guess everyone must have sung this song during Antakshari or while taking a shower. Sung by Mahendra Kapoor, a great song to hear anytime. And yes, if you decide to watch the video….just try and ignore the 34C cup size and 3 month-pregnant belly of Sanjeev Kumar.
Tujhse Naaraz nahin (Masoom, 1983)
Arguably the most poignant father-son song ever written in the history of Indian cinema, it brings around the irony of a father torn between his own turbulent past, his present family and a hazy future for the people he loves the most in his life.
Rote Rote Hasna Seekho (Aandha Kanoon, 1983)
A perfect melodramatic song for Father-daughter relationship, yet filled with a sense of security for doing well in life. Good memories attached with this.
Papa Kehte hain (Qayamat se Qayamat hain, 1988)
A farewell anthem in the late 80s and early 90s, it was a huge hit among the youth. Still carries that effervescence feeling, it shot Udit Narayan to fame as a singer. Not to forget, the chocolate-boy Aamir Khan who rose to stardom with this movie.
But you love me Daddy (Akele Hum Akele Tum, 1995)
Shamelessly plagiarized by Anu Malik from a 1959 hit by Jim Reeves, it brought the father-son duo of Udit & Aditya Narayan together for a song for the first time. This song still brings a smile on your face.
Mujhse naaraz ho to ho jao (Papa Kehte hain, 1996)
One of the most under-estimated songs of Sonu Nigam, much before he made it big with all those private albums of Deewana & Jaan, much before songs of Pardes and Border took him to stardom. And lyrics to die for by one and only Javed Akthar.
PS: Do you have any one of your personal favourite, share it around, cheers!