Indian cinema encompasses every possible human emotion and it has found excellent ways to express these emotions. One of these is through carefully curated playback songs. Songs form a major part of the Indian film industry. They very carefully reflect the sentiments that are to be expressed in a particular scene and this has given us some of the best musical treats. Bollywood has mastered the art of expressing sadness through 2-3 minute songs. Today we are here with a list of the best Hindi sad songs of all time!
1. Sooha Saaha From Highway
The movie and the song>>>> The heartfelt lyrics are a perfect portrayal of the emotions of the scene in the movie!
2. Mann Bharryaa 2.0 From Shershaah
Although the original one is equally heartbreaking, the sentiments attached to the new one make it more melancholic
3. Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon
This independent song by Armaan and Amaak Mallik conveys the story of unrequited love and is one of the best Hindi sad songs out there!
4. Maa From Taare Zameen Par
This song hits the right emotional soft spot all of us have for our mothers!
(Take this as a reminder to call your parents and let them know that you love them)
5. Luka Chuppi From Rang De Basanti
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar, this song deals with a mother’s emotions when she loses her son. Another song that will bring tears to your eyes.
6. Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin From Agneepath
Sonu Nigam’s melodious voice adds such character and depth to this song! It is a song that will help you live on a faint flicker of hope through tough times.
7. Naina – Dangal
Arijit Singh manages to evoke emotions in us that we ourselves might have never felt before. He has done the same in this song!
8. Tujhse Naraaz Nahin Zindagi From Masoom
Life is weird, but it’s good to know that you’re not the only person who finds it weird. This son is a perfect companion for your sadness with its well-thought lyrics and R.D. Burman’s emotional voice.
9. Aaoge Jab Tum From Jab We Met
Geet’s transition from a bubbly happy person to a dull and sombre one after her breakup with her boyfriend is perfectly captured by this song. It’s a perfect sad song to grieve a breakup.
10. Tune Jo Na Kaha Song From New York
Another song on unrequited love, the soft tunes of the song will leave your heart in an absolute mess!
11. Main Jahaan Rahoon From Namastey London
Although the movie is a romantic comedy, the feelings this song invokes are completely different and unique. It’s a favourite in my playlist.
12. Kahin To Hogi Woh From Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
This song is just another way of saying “If the multiverse theory is true, I hope you’re more than just my best friend in another universe”
13. Manchala From Hasee Toh Phasee
It is a very soft and sensitive song, perfectly used to showcase the emotional side of Parineeti Chopra in the movie for the first time.
14. Tanu Weds Manu: “Yun Hi”
Bollywood seems to love unrequited love. Here’s another song for the same from a really amazing movie. Wouldn’t be called a sad song per se, unless you focus on the lyrics.
15. Haath Chhute Bhi To Rishtey Nahi Chhoda Karte
We cannot miss out on Jagjeet Singh’s ghazals in a sad songs list. The inherent sadness in this song is an automatic tear inducer.
16. “Kyun Main Jaagoon” From Patiala House
The pain of not being able to fulfil one’s dreams is real and the singer’s voice perfectly conveys it through this song!
17. Rockstar: Tum Ho
The entire album of Rockstar is sensational and the song is an emotional bit that will leave you in tears
18. Kaise Mujhe From Ghajini
The known ending of the film makes the song even sadder and glum! One of the best Hindi sad songs for me!
I hope these Hindi sad songs help you with your sad boi hour sessions. Don’t forget to call in a friend to share your dukh dard and peedha with!