Spooky Songs of Classic Bollywood: The 15 Most Haunting Melodies of Yesteryear

Happy Halloween! What better way to give yourself the creeps than with a vintage Hindi film song! Mr. 55 and I once hosted a Spooky Song-themed study break on-campus during which we projected old Hindi film noirs on a large screen, drank rooh afza and jammed nerdily to Lata’s high notes. Was it any surprise … Continue reading

The Top 30 Greatest Classic Bollywood Films of All Time

The top 30 greatest classic Bollywood films have been selected. Which films made the list of Bollywood’s best? Introduction Mr. and Mrs. 55 – Classic Bollywood Revisited! at last present our definitive list of the Bollywood classics you absolutely must see before you die. Hundreds of films were scored and ranked across multiple dimensions of … Continue reading

Chaudavin Ka Chand Ho Lyrics and Translation: Let’s Learn Urdu-Hindi

Today, we present the lyrics and English translation to the title track from Mohammed Sadiq’s Chaudavin Ka Chand (1960).  After Kaaghaz Ke Phool (1959) proved to be a box office disaster, Chaudavin Ka Chand salvaged Guru Dutt’s production studio by garnering  widespread commercial success at the time of its release. Reflecting on the failure of Kaaghaz Ke Phool and the success of Chaudavin Ka Chand, … Continue reading

Alphabetical by Film

Find full English translations to all your favorite Hindi song lyrics from classic Bollywood films here. Mr. and Mrs. 55 provide line-by-line lyrics translations and a complete Urdu-Hindi glossary to accompany each song. Don’t see your favorite song on our list yet? Then, be sure to visit our Requests page to submit a song translation request! … Continue reading