7 Bollywood Sufi Songs You Absolutely Must Have On Your Playlist
Posted On 30th July, 2014 @ 16:01 pm by MTV Editor

What passes for Sufi these days in Bollywood may be a far cry from its original form, but the serenity of this genre is such that we recommend having these modern day Sufi classics on your playlist anyway.

From the evergreen Bulla Ke Jana to the more contemporary spin that singers like Shankar Mahadevan & Mika Singh have put to this ethereal genre, here’s a look at seven Sufi songs form Bollywood that you must have on your playlist:

 

Mast Kalandar

Over the years, this classic has been adapted and innovated over by several artists of international repute. Few have however been able to recreate the beauty of the original.

 

Allah Ke Bande

When it comes to Kailash Kher, the Bollywood music industry and our playlists have had a lot to be grateful for - The fact that his masterpiece Allah Ke Bande could even transcend the obscurity of the film it belonged to, Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part 2, a small measure of his genius.

 

Lagan Lagi

When it comes to a singer of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s caliber, it comes as little surprise that he marked his debut venture in Bollywood waters with the classic Sufi composition, Lagan Lagi Tumse Mann Ki Lagan.

 

Kun Faya Kun

Words fall short to describe this masterpiece. If there was one thing that rivaled Ranbir Kapoor’s acting in the 2011 hit Rockstar for attention, it was the stellar soundtrack woven by A R Rahman, with Kun Faya Kun being counted among his most memorable Sufi outings to date.

 

Tu Jaane Na

If there was one person we’d trust with the task of combining Sufi with romance, it’d be Atif Aslam. And the Pakistani born singer didn’t disappoint with the poignant track Tu Jaane Na that earned him several accolades.

 

Arziyan

If the general blah-ness of the 2009 dud Dilli 6 meant that you missed the beautiful track Arziyan, we recommend picking up a DVD of the Delhi 6 and remedying it right away – Javed Ali & Kailash Kher’s vocals that capture the very essence of Delhi making it worth the wait.

 

Iktara 

Not what you’d usually find counted among the top 10 Sufi greats of the past decade, but we still recommend giving Kavita Seth’s soul stirring song Iktara from Wake Up Sid a listen, as well as a spot on your playlists.

 

Have more songs to add to this list? Tell us in the comments below.

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