All of us already know Javed Akhtar as a famous poet and writer. I have listened to quite a lot of songs written by him and they went straight to my ‘all time favourite’ playlist. Surely, all of you would have heard these songs but only some would have known that the person behind the beautiful lyrics was, in fact, this man. So check out this list and make sure you hear all the songs because if you don’t, you would be missing out on something amazingly good in your life.
- Iktara (Wake Up Sid)
Had a long day at work? Listen to this song and release all your stress from work and personal life immediately. The male version of this song is equally good.
- Kal Ho Naa Ho (Kal Ho Naa Ho)
The words of these songs along with the combination of Sonu Nigam’s voice would seep into your heart and occupy a permanent place there. They catch the feel of the movie perfectly and make you want to run after all the important things in life right away because ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’!
- Mitwa (Lagaan)
Need the inspiration to move towards your goal? This is the song for you. This song would help you realize self-worth and help you make efforts in the right direction. All the other songs of this movie are also written by Javed Akhtar and they are all equally refreshing.
- Dil Chahta Hai (Dil Chahta Hai)
Planning a trip with your friends? Your playlist would be incomplete if this song is not a part of it. Listen to it, drift back to your 20’s and relive those memories with your friends.
- Tum Ho Toh (Rock On)
This song is a romantic number and Javed Akhtar has done complete justice to it. If you ever think of dedicating a song to your better half, this song is just right for it. Every emotion of a love struck being is captured perfectly in it.
- Shaam (Aisha)
This one is just a ‘happy-go-lucky’ song for lazy days and good companies but at the same time an all time favourite.
- Khaabon Ke Parindey (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara)
Here is another one for road trips and sunny drives with your loved ones. The bachelor life feels are captured in it perfectly.
- Main Hoon Na (Main Hoon Na)
We could never thank Javed Akhtar enough for all the emotions that are poured in this song. It reminds you of all the best people in your life and makes you want to go and thank them immediately.
- Tere Liye (Veer Zaara)
Another romantic number to make you realize the worth of your partner. It sets you in an emotional trance always.
- Afreen Afreen (Album Song)
Shocked, right? This song was originally written by Javed Akhtar years before the coke studio version. And the moment we heard the song, all of us were in love with it.
Now, do I need to tell you about any more songs of Javed Akhtar to make him your favourite poet and writer?