Perhaps the most controversial song of the year, Bhaag DK Bose emerges as the top Bollywood song of 2011
A year that produced a mixed bag of Bollywood melodies, we shortlisted ten most popular numbers that played on loop on our music systems and our minds.
With a whopping 41.42 percent votes, DK Bose is clearly one track that will have us grooving to its beats for a long time.
Composer Ram Sampath speaks...
Congrats on DK Bose winning the best song of the year. After all these months, it must be great to see that the song still resonates with so many people?
We did not create this song to create a sensation. But it's got something honest at its core, which has worked. When he says 'Daddy mujhse bola tu galti hein meri', I think every youngster sits up and thinks, 'Wow, that's my song.'
Since most people are all praises for the song, tell us what's the worst thing someone has said about DK Bose.
Lots of things! People said there is no poetry in it; it's violent. That there is no shayari, it's derogatory and some very conservative reactions. But I'm ok with it. People are welcome to hate the song.
What's your favourite soundtrack/song of the year?
I've loved some songs like the Wadali Brothers' number in Tanu Weds Manu and the Shor in the City soundtrack. My favourite song however is Rahman's Kun Faya Kun. It's magical.
There was a time when no one would even bother competiting with an AR Rahman soundtrack. Do you think that's changing?
It's because Bollywood is seeing a whole new variety of sounds. Yes, there will be a Desi Boyz soundtrack on one hand, but then there will be a Sachin and Jigar who will give you a song like Karma. Rahman has always led the way, but yes now we are waking up to a lot more innovative musical minds.
So are you ready to replicate the DK Bose success in 2012?
Absolutely not! In fact my next album, Talaash is the opposite of Delhi Belly. But that's the beauty of music.