The month of September heralds the start of a brand new year of
college and university for those young ones still in their schooling
years. No one would deny that college days are some of the best days of
our lives, full of zeal and excitement. A new life begins after
graduation, with exciting opportunities and the wonders of the world to
explore as one heads towards their goal. These are the days when you
smile because you can, laugh till you cry, and cry till your friends
make you laugh once again. A different life, with all sorts of
experiences, from crushes to falling in love, to crushes on your
teachers, group chats and projects, bunking classes with your friends -
the list is endless! Nostalgia will always be at its finest when you
think back on your college days.
Considering all of this,
BollyCurry has brought to you a special edition of Yo Mr DJ as college
students ready themselves for classes, younger students wish they were
starting college already, and the rest of us wishing we were back at
college! Here are 5 of our favourite songs celebrating this particular
phase of your student life.
"Pehla Nasha" - Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander
'Chaahe tum kuchh na kaho, maine sunn liya,
Ki saathi pyaar ka, mujhe chun liya.
Chun liya, maine sunn liya.'
song perfectly encapsulates the mushiness of your first college love.
Butterflies in your stomach, routine and constant day-dreaming,
alongside all these new feelings fluttering about, you catch yourself
humming your current favourite love song! The evergreen love song from Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander is
possibly one of the most played songs whenever one thinks of romantic
numbers. Sung by the amazing Sadhana Sargam and Udit Narayan, this soft
romantic song could never be missed when considering songs about college
We have all had a crush, or seriously fallen in
love. Those of you just starting your college journey have possibly even
dreamed of such a thing. Even now, as you hum the song in your head,
you are thinking of someone. So who would you like to dedicate this song
to? Share with us!
"Ratta Maar" - Student Of The Year
'Ratta maar, ratta maar, o patak patak ke sar gira de,
knowledge ki deewar, ratta maar, ratta maar... ratta maar...'
Student Of The Year
is not the first college based film by ace filmmaker Karan Johar, but
is definitely the most recent. Most of the songs in the movie were
centred on various student-life situations, and selecting just one song
was very difficult. This particular song, however, depicts the tough
times student may have when studying and preparing for examinations. The
lyrics are meaningful in invoking the memories of hair-pulling
frustration and stress as students struggle to understand the concepts
given in their textbooks. The confused mind of the student is captured
perfectly, as are the various tricks they learn to apply when studying
subjects they dislike and are not strong in. An enjoyable song with a
foot-tapping beat, it is definitely on our playlist. Is it on yours?
"Kabhi Kabhi Aditi" - Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Naa
'Kabhi kabhi zindagi mein yuhi koi apna lagta hai,
Kabhi kabhi Aditi woh bichad jaaye toh ek sapna lagta hai.'
While this song from the highly acclaimed Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Naa
is not exactly pictured on college itself, it is based on the bonds of
friendship created during college years. And so BollyCurry figured it
deserved a spot on the playlist. Sung by Rashid Ali, it became a
chartbuster all over as it showcased just how friends can and will cheer
you up when you are at your lowest, and the lengths they will go to in
order to make you smile. Friendship is an important part of our lives,
and it is usually during the college phase of our life that we actually
learn what friendship truly is. True friends are made in tough times,
and we cherish them for a lifetime.
Have you ever tried
cheering your friend up, and succeeded in making them smile? Do you
remember that feeling of pride at helping your friend climb back out of
those dumps? We are sure you do! This song captures the happiness and
quirkiness in friendship, with a lively score and entertaining scenes
that make us smile and remember our own particular friends. Which
friends would you sing this song for?
"Tumhe Jo Maine Dekha" - Main Hoon Naa
'Tumhe jo maine dekha, tumhe jo maine jaana,
Jo hosh tha, woh toh gaya.'
student falling for, or crushing on, their teacher is a situation that I
am sure most of us have been in or heard of, and this song from the
Shah Rukh Khan and Sushmita Sen starrer Main Hoon Naa circles
around that very plot. The whole world stops around the student as they
dream of flirting and singing a romantic number with and to their crush.
Everything goes dreamy. There are musicians in the background. Dancers
appear out of thin air, violins play music whenever their crush appear.
All sorts of fantasies take place in those few moments as a smart and
charming teacher walks by, and your heart goes dhak dhak. The
feeling drives you crazy, and Shreya Ghoshal and Abhijeet Bhattacharya's
mesmerising vocals further emphasise that feeling. This song was at
the top of the lists when it came out, and no wonder!
songs from the movie also fulfil the criteria to be on the playlist,
and perhaps they may be on your personal playlists! Are 'Chale Jaise
Hawaaein' or 'Main Hoon Naa' or any other numbers on your lists? Let us
"Give Me Some Sunshine" - 3 Idiots
'Give me some sunshine, give me some rain,
Give me another chance, I wanna grow up once again.'
but not the least on our playlist is perhaps one of the best songs out
of Bollywood for a student. A song that can make you cry if you listen
carefully, with meaningful lyrics that showcase the stress and pressure a
student can undergo. The song, and the movie it is from, depict the
bitter reality of the Engineering and Medical Colleges in India, and
even around the world, where strict teachers and principals sometimes
create difficult situations for students, and parents range from
overly-concerned to overly-unconcerned. It showcases how students want
to grow up again, in a less stressful environment, and where they are
allowed to make their own choices rather than live out the choices of
their elders. The song gave us all a lesson of a lifetime, and opened
our eyes to the fact that we all deserve to follow our dreams and find
our own happiness. After all, college life is the best life!
course, there are many more songs that showcase the different
situations, but these are the few we have narrowed down are. But do let
us know - Which of these songs are on your playlist Which ones are your
favourites? And which songs would you like to dedicate to your buddies?
Let us know in the comments below!
Writer: Shikha A.
Editor(s): Aradhna K. and Sonia R.
Graphics: Shikha A.
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