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 →

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Post Archives

Mr. and Mrs. 55 Bollywood Archives! Come search through our past musings on the films, music, and poetry of the Golden Age of Hindi cinema! From constructing a raga mala to winking like Rajesh Khanna, you’ll find it all at Mr. and Mrs 55. Fellow classic Bollywood fanatics, comment on what you love and request… Continue reading →

The Bollywood Horse and Buggy Song

You know what I’m talking about. Guy and girl are falling in love. The setting: indistinct country road. A trotting horse (hay load optional) comes into view. Guy holds the reigns, a gentle clip-clop sets the beat like a metronome, and at last someone can’t resist and bursts into love song. Yes, nothing evokes the… Continue reading →

Making the Cut in Pakeezah: Behind-the-scenes of one of Bollywood’s most elaborate musicals

Few films have more behind-the-scenes gossip and excitement than Pakeezah (1971). If you know anything about classic Hindi film songs, you’ve probably heard some part of the Pakeezah soundtrack from director Kamal Amrohi’s 1971 legend. The film stars tragedy queen Meena Kumari as Pakeezah and gorgeous, gravely-voiced Raajkumar in a story of unforgiving traditional values… Continue reading →

The Immortal Dialogue of Pakeezah and English Translation

Rajkumar Pakeezah 1971

Now we will explore some classic Pakeezah dialogue, quotes and their English translations from the timeless 1971 film. I think it’s pretty clear that we’re obsessed with this movie. We’ve discussed the making of the film and its songs, but let’s take a moment to appreciate Pakeezah’s dialogue for which there is truly no comparison outside… Continue reading →