I was listening to my Bollywood playlist in the car this morning, and started dancing and remembering how beautiful the music videos were. For those of you who don’t know, Bollywood is Indian Cinema. Bollywood happens to be the nickname. Majority of Indian movies include a song and dance sequence and I love them! I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites songs (Note: the ones I’m sharing are pretty old).
Kajre Re from Bunty Aur Babli: The one song I can never, ever skip.
How can I skip this when it has Aishwarya Rai, the queen of everything? I love her classic, yet sexy look in this song! The fact that it features her real-life husband and father-in-law, make it even better, (although, at some moments a little awkward). The song is really fun and I know all the moves by heart. Also, I think I initially liked this song because it was talking about “kohl lined, black eyes”, and I’d never heard a song about really dark brown, almost black eyes, like what I have. Dark-eye appreciation anyone?
Tauba Tumhare Yeh Ishare from Chalte Chalte: So romantic!
This song is so romantic! The video has two extremely well-known stars, Shahrukh Khan and Rani Mukerjee. A king and queen, it literally says so in their names. If you like romance, just watch the song. Also, Rani’s outfits throughout the video are just perfection. My favorite one is the yellow top and striped skirt towards the end…gorgeous!
This one, I admit, I haven’t seen the movie. But it has Shahid Kapoor, so I had to look at the music videos. This song is really different, the video is really interesting to watch! The costumes for everyone are all very dapper suits, and then one girl basically transforms into a Desi Jessica Rabbit. The vibe is awesome and Alia Bhatt is gorgeous even, when she’s sporting a mustache.
This one is a classic song that the majority of people interested in Indian songs or movies would know. It takes place during a wedding and everything is colorful, yet simple. It has the same male actor, Shahrukh Khan, who was in the song from Chalte Chalte. It also features Kajol, who is a well-known Indian actress. I love this song because it’s catchy, a rom-com video, dance moves are awesome, and it’s just a treat for the eyes. Also, the main actor is singing about the bridesmaid. One of his lines translates to, “The bride’s friend, a silken tie, secretly and silently, she blushes”. It’s cute, but also, if I were that bride, I would say “Someone change this song”.
Okay, please watch this movie if you haven’t. It’s a rom-com, drama and all the songs in this are amazing! The actors portrayed the story very well, and of course yet again, Shahrukh Khan is in this one. Okay, maybe I’m a fan, but he’s also in a lot of movies. This song is a wedding song and it’s really fun! Of course, I know all the dance moves. It has a lot of funny moments in the music video, but also has a moment where the bride acknowledges that she’s going to miss her family and it’s really sweet. It also has guest stars of Rani Mukerjee and Kajol, from the previous songs I recommended!
Those are five songs I love! I have thousands more, so maybe I’ll make a second post one day. What did you guys think? What’s your favorite Bollywood song?