Wednesday 13 July 2011

Rain ki dhun

A comment on my last post prompted me to write this one. One of my regular readers asked me if music is not a part of my to do list on a rainy day. Well, of-course it is and how much ever cliched it sounds I love listening to rain songs from Hindi movies. So I am sharing a list of my favorite rain songs and whats so special about them. Feel free to add your favorites in comments.

Rimjhim gire sawan (Manzil) - This beautiful track tops my list for only one reason and that is Kishore Kumar. I could never understand how comfortably he adapted to any situation. Of course the on screen romance between Amitabh and Moushmi Chatterjee was beautiful. Its great to see Big B shed his angry image. But for me this song is all about the great Kishore.

Rimjhim rimjhim (1942 A Love Story) - One of R D Burman's last works. This song visually has everything one could ask for on a rainy day; a secluded place, hills, nature and romance and 'oh so charming' Manisha Koirala. I love the magic Kavita Krishnamurty's voice creates.

Aj rapat jayen (Namakhalal) - I am not so fond of the visuals but the song has tremendous sensuality to it. Once again Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle at their best.

Sawan barse tarse dil (Dahek) - The romance in this one makes me a little mushy too (ok, I accept that :D ) and Akshay Khanna and Sonali Bendre look so innocent.

Sun sun sun barsat ki dhun (Sir) - This song is connected to one of my strongest childhood crushes. On screen while Atul Agnihotri was busy fancying Pooja Bhatt I kept my eyes glued on the much adorable Naseeruddin Shah. Even the hot dream sequence between the protagonists couldn't quiet match up to Mr. Shah's heat quotient.


  1. Bollywood has an amazing collection of rain songs, right?

    The ones you've mentioned are some of my favourites too..

    Some others are:-
    1) Saawan ka mahina, pawan kare shor.. :) Just love this song.

    2) Bheegi Bheegi Bheegi jaadu bhari, lamhon ki ye raatein- From Thakshak

    3) Dekho zara dekho barsaat ki jhadi- Yeh Dillagi

    4) Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si- this one is just genius.

    And the mother of all rain songs..

    5) Tip tip barsa paani- Mohra. :)

    Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon redefined chemistry and sexiness with this song.

  2. @ spaceman spiff....going through your list I think I shd've made mine a top 10 instead of top 5 :)

  3. Nice selection of songs.

    For me the best one is "aaj rapat jaayein toh....

    The way u write things is just fantastic.

    keep up the good work.

  4. thanks Kashif....m glad you enjoy it...:)



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