For decades, the silver screen has been graced by the moon’s ethereal glow, an enchanting presence that has witnessed the unfolding of some of the most beautiful and poignant love stories. As we celebrate Chandrayaan-3’s successful lunar landing, we salute this achievement with a Desi twist of our own, presenting the iconic songs that have immortalized the moon as the ultimate symbol of romance, longing, and poetic fervor.
Chand Sifarish – The melodious and captivating song from the movie Fanaa is akin to a heartfelt poem. Sung by the versatile singer Shaan and the soulful Kailash Kher, it’s a blend of layered emotions – a touch of naughtiness infused with a cheerful cadence. The magnetic pull of Shaan’s voice, perfectly harmonizing with Aamir Khan and Kajol’s on-screen chemistry, makes this song an enduring classic, with its charm undiminished even after 17 years since its release.
And now, an exciting treat awaits fans of Shaan. The enchanting voice that brought us “Chand Sifarish” is set to grace the stage in Boston. Jay-Ho! The Jay Kumar Show presents a live musical concert featuring Shaan, scheduled for October 7th, 2023, at the J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts. For those who wish to experience the magic firsthand, tickets are available at https://events.jay-ho.com/.
The moon’s timeless presence in Bollywood has witnessed the nuances of love. From Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman’s rendezvous in Guide to Shah Rukh Khan’s poetic pondering in Dil To Pagal Hai, the moon weaves into the fabric of love stories. Songs like “Chand chhupa badal mein” (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam) and “Woh chand jaisi ladki” (Dil To Pagal Hai) echo the sentiments of lovers.
Yash Chopra’s brilliance elevated the moon’s allure in Chandni, where Rishi Kapoor etched his heart with “Maine is dil pe likh diya tera naam, Chandni.” Ranbir Kapoor’s dreamy “Dekho Chand Aaya” (Saawariya) and Vicky Kaushal’s pledge in Sanju continue the moon’s celebration.
However, the list doesn’t conclude there. The moon stands as a symbol of love’s constancy, a gentle reminder that even in the vastness of the universe, certain emotions remain timeless. The recent triumph of Chandrayaan-3 amplifies this sentiment, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi articulating in his speech following Chandrayaan-3’s triumphant mission. He said, “‘Chanda mama bahut door ke’ will now change to ‘Chanda mama bas ek tour ke hain’,” signifying that the moon, once distant, is now a tangible destination awaiting our exploration.