Changing Trend Of Bollywood Monsoon Songs
Rainy weather has been an eternal part of Bollywood, synonymous with romance ranging from sweet confessions to sensuous reunion of lovers over the years.
Bollywood might have changed over the years but there is one thing that has remained constant and that is the infinite love for monsoon songs. Rainy weather has been an eternal part of Bollywood, synonymous with romance ranging from sweet confessions to sensuous reunion of lovers over the years. Film makers have a sure success formulae for romance. Write a scene, revolve it around rains and voila! You have the perfect romantic backdrop. But guess what? Even though the love for monsoon hasn't changed, the backdrop of the songs has definitely evolved. Today, BollyCurry will take you through the changing trend of monsoon songs over the years.
What comes to your mind when you remember "Pyaar Hua Iqraar Hua" from Shree 420 (1955)? Apart from the black and white era, it's the innocent love confession under the umbrella. The scene has been etched in our mind and is considered one of the most romantic rain songs of Bollywood. Then came "Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si" from Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958). Two strangers coming together on a rainy night played a perfect backdrop for this song, helping to elevate to a legendary status.
The era changed and so did Bollywood. From black and white to colour, the transition has been impeccable. From innocent love confessions to flirty moments, Bollywood has given us many eye catching numbers. It all started with "Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein" from Ajnabi (1974), where Zeenat Aman and Rajesh Khanna got drenched with lots of coy moments. Then there was a switch and from mischievous "Aaj Rapat Jaye" (1982) to "Badal Yun Garajta Hai" (1983) and sensuous and sexy "Kaate Nahin Kat Te" (1987), Bollywood would show a major change.
Wet sari clad Raveena Tandon set the screen on fire with "Tip Tip Barsa Paani" from Mohra (1994). In the era of sultry songs, "Koi Ladki Hai" from Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) released. This peppy number with children dancing around in the rain is still considered one of the best monsoon songs.
While the 80s and 90s were ruled by spicy rain numbers, the new millennium wasn't too far off. We saw various monsoon songs in this era as well, each having its own essence. Sensuous and playful "Bhaage Re Mann" from Chameli (2004) or the passionate reunion of lovers with "Hum Tum" from Hum Tum (2004) or "Yeh Saazish Hai Boondon Ki" from Fanaa (2006), we thought we saw it all. However in the midst of all the sexy songs, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's "Barso Re Megha" from Guru (2007) came as a pleasant surprise.
After a long dip in the typical monsoon songs, Bollywood gave us "Tum Hi Ho" from Aashiqui 2 (2013) that created quite a stir. This romantic number not only topped the lists of love ballads around the country, but quickly became a love anthem for all the romantics amongst us. The latest song to join the bandwagon is "Cham Cham" from Baaghi (2016) that features Shraddha Kapoor dancing joyously in the rain.
As we look back, we can clearly see the changing trend in Bollywood when it comes to monsoon songs. While it started with innocent love songs and beautiful love ballads, it quickly morphed to sexy and sensuous numbers aided by the mystique of a rainy night. However, Bollywood did manage to give us many gems in the form of monsoon songs. Drop your comments below and let us know which one is your favorite!
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Author: Peehu A.
Editors: Aditi P. and Gunia K.
Graphics: Rifah K.
6 years ago
i think we need more rain songs...there is lack of rain songs in BW now since parties songs rules this era...i want the rain songs back