Netizens have been questioning lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya after he used the words ‘Love Storiyaan in the song Kesariya. But one should not forget that he’s a national award-winning lyricist, who has given Bollywood some of its best hits. From romantic ballads to peppy numbers that light up a party, Bhattacharya’s words have given meaning to many tunes. Here’s a playlist curated by us, to help you rediscover his work. 

Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin 

This song from the 2012-release, Agneepath, starring Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra, manages to give us goosebumps, every time we listen to it.  Veteran singer Sonu Nigam’s voice only makes it better. 

Raabta 

A part of the OST from Agent Vinod, this track is possibly an anthem for the broken-hearted. With Arijit Singh  and Shreya Ghoshal lending their voices to the tune, this one is playing on loop for us. 

Mast Magan 

One of Bhattacharya’s best, according to us, Mast Magan appeared in the film, Two States, which was released in 2014 and was based on author Chetan Bhagat’s eponymous novel. It has been sung by Arjit Singh and Chinmayi Sripada. 

Ilahi 

A road trip is not complete unless this song is a part of the playlist. The catchy song was perfectly penned down by Bhattacharya for the movie, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, which also stars Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. 

Zehnaseeb 

This is like Bhattarcharjee’s ode to love. He penned this song for the movie Hasee Toh Phasee and while it’s not as popular as the other tunes mentioned here, it’s totally worth a listen. 

Badtameez Dil 

Released in 2013 and starring mega Bollywood celebs, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone,Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani has many popular songs to its name, but Badtameez Dil has managed to carve a special place in fans’ hearts. 

Channa Mereya 

Bhattacharya won 10 awards for this song after it was released, including the Stardust, Filmfare, and IIFA awards. With Sufi-esque undertones and poetic lyrics, this track is perfect for when you want to ruminate by the window with a cup of tea in your hands. 

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