Sunday, November 02, 2008

Singing praises

So this month's poll is on Bollywood actors who have sung their songs themselves. Okay, at least one song. I wanted to provide a few examples, but didn't want to influence the results. Besides, any Bollywood bewda/bewdi worth his/her salt should know his/her facts. :P

Who do you think did the best job and which song was it?

PS: And oh, this is only for actors who have more movies they have acted in than songs they have sung, so this eliminates people like Kishore Kumar and Sonu Nigam and Farhan Akhtar. And oh, Himesh Reshammiya!

PPS: I just had an alarming realisation that not a lot of actresses are asked to sing their own songs. I wonder why... hmmmm... Anyway, forget the girls for now, let's stick to guys for this poll.

PPPS: Comment-moderation is enabled so it will always show '0 bewdas got fultu talli' till the post is closed for voting. This is for the benefit of the Gold-yelling bewdas! :P



52 comments:

Svetlana Mahajan said...

my first gold yeay!!! :P

me too a fan of your writing skills like my friend nidhi. :-).

ciao!

Svetlana Mahajan said...

the best would have been abhishek bachhan's rap song from bluffmaster had farhan akhtar not sang in rock on.

he ROCKS in rock on. the best songs in order:

1. tum ho toh
2. pichle saat dino main
3. socha hai
4. rock on

:-)

anantha said...

Bachchan Jr. rapping on the Bluffmaster soundtrack.

Iya said...

Aamir Khan - Aati kya Khandala

Daroga said...

Amitabh Bacchan :)

Shashikant said...

Amitabh for Rang Barse.

Bhavya said...

Aamir with his Kya bolti tu wins hands down!

Kanan said...

I vote for "aye kya bolti tu" of Aamir Khan.

vineet said...

I really liked Kareena kapoor's singing in Dev but since its only for guys, i guess it has to be one of Amitabh bacchan's.

He has done far too many to point at one

Vicks Grover said...

Aamir in Ghulam - Kya Bolti Tu.
I would rate it high.......!

Boogerwormie said...

Amitabh in Mere angane mein tumhara kya kaam hai

Shekhar said...

Amitabh's "Rang barse" is the clear winner!!

You know what's coming...

'GOLD!!!!'

:D

beatnik said...

I don't think my choice of the actor would be a surprise, although the song might be-
Amitabh Bacchan for 'Ain't nobody does it better' from Bhoothnath. Why this song? Cuz it ain't your usually tapori song which a Sanjay Dutt or an Amir Khan has already done before. This song is different, and better and I like the way Bacchan sings the line 'Ain't nobody..'.

Tarun said...

Bhai the list is long I gues...
starts with king of all nasal singers,legendary
KL Saigal.
Ashok Kumar(grand father of Dada Saheb Phalke :P ),
Amitabh,
Abhishek,
Sanjay Dutta (bhai of all bhais)
Aamir,
Shahrukh,
Salman,
Taariq (seen yaadon ki baarat)
Lucky Ali
I think when bollywood was at its infant stage most of the Actors were singer too,so thats why KL Saigal and Ashok Kumar.

Q,Were v suppose to write a couple of their songs as well?

dan said...

Abhishek Bachchan in Bluffmaster!
Ok I admit he's not very good, but he is the only example of a singing actor i know of ;)

Soumya said...

Amitabh for Neela aasmaan sogaya..

saurabh said...

> ... not a lot of actresses are asked to sing their own songs. I wonder why...

That one's too easy. Sridevi, Chandni. Need I say more?

My vote - As much as I hate what Amitabh has become today, I'd have to go with Rang Barse.

~anu~ said...

1. khaike paan banaras waala - SRK
2. neela aasmaan so gaya - Mr Bachchan
3. aati kya khandala - Aamir Khan

Arvind Iyer said...

Aati kya Khandala! (aamir khan)

KARTHIK said...

aamir khan: gulaam

harsha said...

Amir Khan. Ghulam. Hands down.

quarterpastseven said...

Shahrukh Khan.

Apun Bola. Josh.

The Soul of Alec Smart said...

Sanjay Dutt. I know he has barely sung (though I think "Aye Shivani" was a nice number).. but I love his lines in the Zinda and Shabd songs.

Rosh said...

Small B rapping in Bluffmaster was sorta o.k.

PURN!MA said...

Easy.

Aamir Khan - ae kya bolti tu in Ghulam

Salman Khan - chandi ki daal par sone ka mor in Hello Brother

Amitabh Bachchan - Main yahaan tu vahaan in Baghbaan

Shahrukh Khan - Apun Bola tu meri laila in Josh, also khaike paan banaraswala in New Don, and some more, I guess.

[U want only actors?? I knew one actress, if only u'd have allowed me to speak :-(]


Sanjay Dutt - ayee Shivani in Khoobsurat

Some more, I guess. But dint want to google that. this is my bollywood gyaan. Prizes distributed???

Best one for me was, undoubtedly, Aamir Khan's ae what saying u? Total tapori gaana.

bluejay said...

Aamir khan - ghulam?!
abhishek bachchan - ek main aur ek tu hai? ( or atleast i think thats the song)!!!

pleaseee..let me yell GOLD!!!!

How do we know said...

Madhuri Dixit and Meenakshi Sheshadri were both gud. i dont remember the songs tho. ( i know u said only men, but in my current state of mind, men can do no good. Women it is.)

The Muser said...

Hi!!

Posting here for the first time! :)

Its got to be Farhaan Akthar in Rock On! if that counts :D

Charan Deep Singh said...

I think Aamir rocked in Aati Kya Khandaala he managed the attitude ... Shahrukh in josh though gave a hot song.. but he sucked.. then amitabh was wonderful in mere angne mein and rang barse..... till sudesh bhosale started singing for him.. i wonder how would jumma chumma sound if AB actually would have sung it....

Nidhi said...

Aamir Khan..."Aati kya khandala"!!!

Nidhi said...

"Neelaa Aasmaan So Gayaa" By Amitabh Bachchan from the movie Silsilaa !!

Soham Shah said...

Undoubtedly -

Aamir Khan for ' Aati kya Khandala' ...

Somya said...

Amitabh Bachchan undoubtedly with his songs like Rang Barse, Neela Asman, Kabhi Kabhi. Amir can be a distant second with his fultoo masti number Aati kya Khandala and even AB's baby wasn't too bad in "Right here Right now".
Even one has to choose the worst in the lot it has to be Salman Khan's croaking in Hello Brother "Sone ki daal par", perhaps the only thing missing to make even worse(yes thats possible) was Rani Mukherji singing along with him...ugggghhhh...just imagining this gives me jitters.

Sanchit said...

bhai.. main to phir bhi sona chilauga...

himmesh nikal diya :(

bacha...srk... apun bola.. tu meri laila..

Prats said...

Amitabh Bachan- Loads of them- Aaj Rapat jaye to humein na uthaiyo, The one with Adnan Saami Kabhi Nahi!!! both were awesome. His own album was also too good.. Eer Bir Fatte

Bivas said...

Amitabh..."Neela Aasman So Gaya"

CodeSmith said...

Amitabh Bachchan - Silsila, Mr. Natwarlal, Lawaris
Shahrukh Khan - Josh
Amir Khan - Ghulam
Govinda - a Private Album named Govinda
Amrish Puri - Hatim Tai (He sings quite a few lines in the last song 'aaj bachna hai mushkil tera', and they are really hilarious. I recommend watching the movie)

Can't recall any more..

HP said...

aye...tinding ting ting ting...kya bolti tu... hihihi.. aye tinding ting ting ting... kya main bolun.

Prags said...

Big B!!!

I loved his Neela Aasmaan So Gaya....

Blue Bike said...

hope I'm not too late ...
I'd vote Sanjay Dutt for singing "Zinda" title song ...

Rajiv said...

Has to be Aamir (Ikka) Khan for "aati hai kya Khandala"

Amit said...

I know this is not going to win the poll, but my nomination is for Ajay Devgan in "Hum dil de chuke Sanam"
"Chingari Koi Bhadke..." :P

I like it b'coz this is the closest to my own singing abilities.. (MY flatmates will vouch for this :) )

Stone said...

Amitabh Bachchan - "Neela aasmaan so gaya..."

maxdavinci said...

Now everyone is gonna be voting for the BigB for this rang barse, kabhi kabhi etc or maybe even Jr.AB for bluffmaster. Then there's sanju baba for his songs or aamir khan for khandala.

one standout for me is Kareena Kapoor who sang a beautiful song in Dev. Incidentally movie had BigB!

Prithi Shetty said...

Its taking me hard work to come up with the list. My memory on hindi films is rusting. Arrrgh.

But all I can think of is:
Aamir: Aati kya khandala (Ghulam)
SRK: Josh
AB: Silsila, Lawaris, Nishabh & more.
Sanjay Dutt: Aye Shivani (Khubsoorat)
Ashok Kumar: Rail gadi

My vote is a tie between:
Aati kya Khandala" (Aamir) and "Rang barse" (AB)

Btw, am I GOLD ? :))

anshuj said...

Kamaal Hai!
I couldn't think of many contenders for this category. Aamir for "Kya bolti tu" is obvious and would be my entry. Although Sridevi's childish voice in "Tu meri Chandni" does comes to mind.

chirpy-paaro said...

Sanju Baba!!!

here i 'm said...

... ans my vote goes to Abhishek Bachchan for 'Bulffmaster' song :)

chanakya said...

Kishore Kumar :D

Ashish said...

My vote will go to Amitabh Bachchan for "Rang Barse" ..... i just love the song ....

nits said...

amitabh bachchan... rang barse bheege chunarwali rang barse...

TS said...

hey.. noone noticed akshay kumar's lines in singh is kinng title song(the slower one)?? he even sang them live at the filmfare awards last time... pretty good i must say