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When love happens, not just your life, basically everything around you turns into a scene from a Yash Chopra or Karan Johar movie. And most of the times, the only thing you can relate to is mushy, romantic songs.
The relatable lyrics, the soothing tunes, gorgeous compositions, what better way can we tell your partner how much they mean to you and how wonderfully mushy you feel when you hear a romantic number. And, when you talk about love and music, there’s something very striking between the legendary (yet very humble) A. R. Rahman and romantic melodies.
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So, right on that note, we have a compilation of 20 romantic songs by Oscar-winning composer and singer, A. R. Rahman that are perfect to dedicate to your bae.
Scroll down and tell us which A. R. Rahman composition is your favourite.
This melody from Mani Ratnam’s Bombay is one of the finest compositions Bollywood has seen till date. What adds up to the beauty of this composition is the simple yet stirring video of two lovelorn people who eventually meet, the soothing notes and singers Hariharan and Kavita Krishnamurthy’s deep voices. Both, the Tamil as well as Hindi versions are too beautiful to be missed.
Yet another serenading composition featuring Manisha Koirala, this song is the epitome of what true love is. A person longing to meet his partner and remembering every moment of the time spent together is absolutely soul-stirring. So, whenever you miss your partner, just hit the play button for this one.
A wonderful way of telling your partner, you still can’t believe that they have said yes!! A song that perfectly sums up the overwhelming feeling one experiences when the person of your dreams finally shares your life with you.
This newest marvel from the movie Ok Jaanu sung by melody king, Arijit Singh has already garnered zillions of fans across the globe. Slow, moving and powerful, this wonderful rendition is all you need to feel closer to your sweetheart. And chances are, you will play it on loop.
This song is special for two reasons. Firstly because with this song, veteran singer Alka Yagnik ventured back into Bollywood (how badly we missed her all this while) and secondly, regardless of whether you are romantic or not, this will tug at your heart strings.
Rockstar is that one movie wherein all the songs are mellifluous beyond expression, and why not, A. R. Rahman composed all the songs for this one and Arijit Singh added that charm to the song with his distinct singing style.
Beautifully composed as well as sung by A. R. Rahman, Tere Bina wonderfully describes what two people, who are madly in love feel for each other. With a hint of Sufiness, this song has that charm to connect instantly. And interestingly, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan while filming for this song, were in real life too, madly in love!
Another brilliant track composed and sung by A. R. Rahman, this song from Imtiaz Ali’s Highway featuring everyone’s favourite Alia Bhatt, slowly grows on you and soothes you in a very special way. Agreed?
We can’t emphasise the magic A. R. Rahman’s voice ushers in this lovely song from Dilli 6! Though, it does not feature the typical lovebirds romancing, but this one sure gives a different kind of high, which mostly gets stronger when you think of you soulmate.
This enchanting number from Saathiya packs in all the emotions a person who has fallen in love feels. Sung by Sadhna Sargam, this song can absolutely transport you to a dreamy land altogether, enough said, just hit the play button already.
There’s something about Kavita Krishnamurthy’s voice and A. R. Rahman’s composition that creates magic and lingers in your memory. Even if you haven’t heard this captivating melody lately, the moment you play it, you’ll fall in love with it all over again!
Soft beats, stunning visuals fused with lyrics that can take your breath away, this song from Jodha Akbar encapsulates the beauty of love in all its glory.
With meaningful lyrics and soft beats, this song from Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na can smoothly qualify as one of the numbers for a slow dance on a romantic date night? If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s time you get on with this.
Though, this movie by Subhash Ghai didn’t do well at the box office, but it did give us one of the most memorable compositions in the form of Hum Hain Is Pal Yahan. This song was a rage back in the day and if you listen to it now, you will know why.
A blanket on cold wintry evenings, a hot cuppa coffee on rainy days, there can be many ways to describe this song and honestly, we can go on celebrating the depth of this gentle, romantic track composed by A. R. Rahman and sung by Hariharan.
The movie featuring Sonali Bendre and the handsome actor Kunal Singh (we can’t believe this actor committed suicide) might not have left a mark at the box office, but it sure did give us one of the softest and soul-stirring numbers. This song sung by Abhijeet is infectious to an extent that once you start listening to it, you can’t stop.
Featuring Madhuri Dixit, Namrata Shirodkarand Anil Kapoor, this beautiful track from Pukar shot in exotic locations looked mesmerizing in every frame. Slow, yet this song is a soulful making it perfect to dedicate it to your bae.
Composed by A. R. Rahman and sung by Madhushree is perfect if you are planning to pop the question to your dream girl anytime soon.
All songs from the Raanjhana are delightful to listen to but this particular track, Tum Tak takes the cake away.
This slow romantic number from the movie Swades featuring the king of romance, Shah Rukh Khan and Gayatri Joshi is mushiness overload and wonderfully expresses what surrendering to the one you love.
Aren’t these songs the best way to express your love and other feelings to your soulmate? Which A. R. Rahman track did you like the most; tell us in the comments below.