I am feeling depressed and rainy and I am gonna lean into it! Let’s listen to some sad SAD music. But that really deep powerful sadness, you know?
Am I crazy, or are there not that many torch songs in Indian film? I can think of loads of “I am falling in love!” songs, but not that many “my heart is breaking and I want to die” songs. At least, not in female voices. Maybe that is the point? Heroines don’t often get to “speak” that level of deep emotion?
Anyhoo, here are the few I could think of! Please add on as you know more.
“Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh”
Ashaji! And Umrao Jaan, is there anything SADDER?
Lataji again, and Madhubala covered in SO MANY chains, “Mohabbat Ki Jhooti Kahani”
Are these the perfect evocation of torch song misery? Or is there another one out there that is better? Or is the one I posted earlier today the best?