A long time ago I had collected some Indian tunes (there’s also one from across the western border) in the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) format. Thought of passing them on (if you were expecting MP3s or human sounds, sorry to disappoint). You can simply listen to them or karaoke or use them as mobile phone ringtones (except for the National Anthem). The biggest advantage of MIDIs is their size, only a few kilobytes and that’s all. But to save on server space and ease downloading especially on ultra-low bandwidth connections like mine, I’ve zipped the files. Hope you don’t mind the unzipping process (pun, if any, unintended).

[To download right click your mouse and click on ‘Save Link As’ for Firefox or ‘Save Target As’ for IE]

Ajeeb Dastaan Hain YehDil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960)
[zip | mid 00:02:09 2 KB]

Aye Mere HumsafarQayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)
[zip | mid 00:05:32 16 KB]

Bar Bar DekhoChina Town (1962)
[zip | mid 00:04:54 11 KB]

Beqarar Karke HameinBees Saal Baad (1962)
[zip | mid 00:02:34 2 KB]

Chod Aaye HumMaachis (1996)
[zip | mid 00:01:50 10 KB]

Dil Kya KareJulie (1975)
[zip | mid 00:02:22 13 KB]

Dum Maro DumHare Krishna Hare Rama (1972)
[zip | mid 00:02:59 3 KB]

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga1942: A Love Story (1993)
[zip | mid 00:01:35 8 KB]

Honthon Se Choo Lo TumPrem Geet (1981)
[zip | mid 00:04:07 39 KB]

Jab Koi Baat Bigad JaayeJurm (1990)
An obvious lift from ‘Five Hundred Miles’
[zip | mid 00:01:01 2 KB]

Jana Gana Mana – India’s National Anthem (1911)
[zip | mid 00:00:54 2 KB]

Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal JaayeAnand (1970)
[zip | mid 00:02:40 2 KB]

Kehna Hai KyaBombay (1995)
[zip | mid 00:03:08 6 KB]

Kisi Ki Muskurahaton PeAnadi (1959)
[zip | mid 00:02:01 2 KB]

Kuch Naa Kahon1942: A Love Story (1993)
[zip | mid 00:02:46 2 KB]

Laakhon Hain Yahan DilwaleKismat (1968)
[zip | mid 00:02:32 3 KB]

Maine Tere Liye Hi Saat RangAnand (1970)
[zip | mid 00:02:01 14 KB]

Main Koi Aisa Geet GaaoonYes Boss (1997)
[zip | mid 00:02:53 3 KB]

Mein Zindagi Ka SaathHum Dono (1961)
The solo quality cigarette song in Hindi films. And the Health Ministry intends to let it remain the only.
[zip | mid 00:01:52 3 KB]

Mera Joota Hain JapaniShree 420 (1955)
[zip | mid 00:01:49 2 KB]

Mera Naam Chin-Chin-ChooHowrah Bridge (1958)
[zip | mid 00:02:07 2 KB]

Mere Sapno Ki RaniAradhana (1969)
[zip | mid 00:03:01 18 KB]

Om Jai Jagishsh Hare – Composed by Pandit Shardha Ram Phillauri (1870s)
[zip | mid 00:02:02 2 KB]

Pukarta Chala Hoon MeinMere Sanam (1965)
[zip | mid 00:02:16 7 KB]

Rahe Na Rahe Hum – Mamta (1966)
[zip | mid 00:02:39 2 KB]

Rimjhim Gire SaawanManzil (1979)
[zip | mid 00:01:55 8 KB]

SayoneeAzadi (1997)
The best from the boys across the border.
[zip | mid 00:04:49 22 KB]

Thandi HawayenNaujawan (1951)
[zip | mid 00:02:44 2 KB]

Yeh Zameen Gaa Rahi HainTeri Kasam (1982)
[zip | mid 00:02:37 17 KB]

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  • dwaipayan

    is iot possible to burn these on a cd?? coz my comp is deaf and dumb.. the sound card dosn’t work:(

  • Appu

    Dwaipayan, I think you can, after saving them onto your disk if you have a CD writer, though i am not a techie.
    Good collection, sammy. My connection is slow, so I will be downloading them tonight. Whats with the national anthem , we are not supoosed to use it as ring tone is it?

  • b v n

    Nice collection :)…i’m playin them rite now .btw “The solo quality cigarette song in Hindi films.” – whats that funda?

  • San

    a man with good music taste too .. you really are a rare breed ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Soumyadip

    Dwaipayan Yes, you can. But what’s the point of writing 200 KB of stuff in a CD that can hold 700 MB. But then most music systems would not recognise the MIDI format. You can convert the MIDI into wav or mp3 and then burn it onto a CD. But wait a little, I have a few more collections to post.

    Appu Not it isn’t that. It just doesn’t hear right listening to the National Anthem blaring as a polyphonic ringtone from a cellphone. And in case you want an mp3 of Jana Gana Mana, you can download it from here [MP3 816KB 128kbps Stereo 44kHz 00:00:52].

    National Anthems of over 130 countries of the world (in MIDI format) is available on this page.

    BVN The logic is simple, there haven’t been too many songs on smoking in Hindi cinema and this song picturised on Dev Anand is the only quality song that I can recall from this nonexistent genre.

    San Ahem! Thank you! Thank you! But don’t men and good taste go together?

  • –Sunrise–

    Thank you… you have a good selection of songs there (some of which I already have… others I might check out and download)…

    I did however d-load the Jana Gana Mana… thank you for that… it made me go ‘tingly’ (for want of a better word) to hear the tune of our national anthem again…

    I have a small question, however, re: the national anthem. I have asked many people about this, and I have been hearing the same two answers, so I would like to know how you have been taught it…

    in the lyrics, does it go Dravida, Utkala, Banga

    Dravida, Utkala, Vanga ?

  • dwaipayan

    hey soum, I’m not in hurry. neither do I have any plan to burn the cd. it’s only that if these songs weren’t ready to be burn , I’d have bug you repeatedly to convert them and then i’d lyaad khao..:)

  • Soumyadip

    Sunshine It’s B – “Dravida-Utkala-Banga.”

    Dwaipayan You keep on waiting.

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  • Sofi

    wow..thanks for this!

  • tyro

    gr8 job yaar.. thanks a lot!!!just got the right thing at right moment.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • coconut oil miracles

    Awesome Collection.. thanks a lot for sharing….Cheers!!!