If there is one actor in Bollywood whose voice itself is enough to make a villain tremble, then undoubtedly it’s the most popular action superstar Sunny Deol. It would not be wrong to say that Sunny has redefined action in the Hindi film industry with his power packed performances in movies like Damini, Ghayal, Jeet, Ziddi, Ghatak, Border and Gadar.
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Sunny is not a conventional romantic hero who is known for his song or dance numbers. His movies are remembered mostly for his energetic dialogues and unbelievably natural action. Having said that, the eldest son of Dharmendra has some evergreen and memorable songs.
Below is a list of Top 10 Sunny Deol Songs.
1) Udd Ja Kaale Kaawan: Released alongside the Oscar nominated ‘Lagaan’ in 2001, Gadar stormed the Indian Boxoffice and created history. It still remains the biggest hit of Bollywood in terms of footfalls and inflation adjusted. Uttam Singh composed yet another memorable music album and proved that ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ was not a fluke. This ever so melodious song, with flavors of Punjabi folk is beautifully sung by the maestro Udit Narayan.
2) Jab Hum Jawaan Honge: Legendary music director R.D.Burman composed brilliant music for Sunny’s debut movie ‘Betaab’. This song became a rage amongst the youngsters when released. Soulfully sung by Shabbir Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar, the song features Saif Ali Khan’s ex-wife Amrita Singh opposite Sunny.
3) Tu Dharti Pe Chaahe: Nadeem Shravan were the music kings during their golden years in the 90s and ‘Jeet’ is yet another feather in their cap. Though Sunny is remembered for his unique dance steps in ‘Yaara Oo Yaara’, my favorite song from this movie is this melodious number sung by Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik.
4) Mera Dil Le Gayee: The duo of Dileep Sen and Sameer Sen composed popular music for Sunny’s ‘Ziddi’ but Kammo song stole the limelight from the word go and went on to become one of the highlight songs of Deol’s career. Sung by Lalit Sen, song has Sunny dancing around the streets in his typical unanimous style.
5) Main Teri Mohabbat Mein: This song from the movie ‘Tridev’ has a catchy tune composed by Kalyanji Anandji, is pleasant to the ears and has some attractive poetic lyrics by Anand Bakshi. Icing on the cake is the wonderful picturisation on Sunny Deol and Madhuri Dixit. In one of his all-time best songs, Mohd Aziz’s voice is ever so smooth and romantic.
6) Is Tarah Aashiqui Ka: Sweet voice of Kumar Sanu, brilliant musical instrumentation of Anu Malik and a feel good melody – why else do you need a song? This song from ‘Imtihan’ , picturized on Raveena Tandon and Sunny Deol, makes you hum the song whenever you listen to it.
7) Tera Beemar Mera Dil: Mohd Aziz sang yet another romantic track for Sunny Deol from the movie ‘Chaalbaaz’. Laxmikant-Pyarelal combined with Anand Bakshi to create this popular number featuring Sridevi opposite Deol.
8) Mammaya Kero Kero Kero Mama: This most popular song from ‘Arjun’ is composed by R.D.Burman and written by Javed Akhtar. The song accentuates the feeling of living independently which is the theme of the movie. Shaliendra Singh has lent vocals for Sunny in this song.
9) Darwaza Band Karlo: Lata Mangeshkar and Abhijeet are top-notch in this song from the movie ‘Darr’. Shiv-Hari composed evergreen music for this Yash Chopra movie which unfortunately turned out to be the first and last outing of Deol with Chopra.
10) Haan Haan Ye Pyaar Hai: Although Sunny’s most ambitious debut directorial venture ‘Dillagi’ failed at the box-office, it does have some memorable songs. This soft, mellow and melodious number composed by Jatin-Lalit is sung soulfully by Abhijeet.
Although his movies are successful mostly because of Sunny’s presence, many of Deol’s hits have popular songs picturized on other actors like ‘Border’, ‘Damini’, ‘Tridev’ or ‘Yamla Pagla Deewaana’. Other notable mentions include ‘Yaara oo Yaara’(Jeet), ‘Main Nikla Gaddi Leke’(Gadar), ‘Hum Tumse Na Kuch Keh Paaye’(Ziddi),Mahiya Teri Qasam (Ghayal), ‘Nigahon Ne Cheda’ (Ghatak), Saathiya Bin Tere (Himmat), ‘Dil Mera Churane’ (Angrakshak)’ and ‘Watan Walo’ (Indian).
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Abhishek Sharma tweets @abhu_sharma