In India, Bollywood songs have ruled the charts since the late 90s. Bollywood as an industry has always had a tradition of songs. While a lot has changed in Bollywood over the years, the tradition of song and dance is only getting bigger by the year. From sweet melodies to item numbers, every single song made in Bollywood left a lasting impact on the minds of people. On the occasion of World Music Day, we revisit some Bollywood chartbusters of the decade.
1) Chaiyya Chaiyya from Dil Se (1998)
Composed by A.R. Rahman and sung by Sukhwinder Singh, this mesmerizing Urdu item song is enough to get people swaying. Malaika Arora gives a tough competition to Shakira in the belly dancing stakes and Shah Rukh Khan dances effortlessly as he always does. Bollywood buffs can never distance themselves from this song.
2) Dola Re Dola from Devdas (2002)
Featuring two of India’s most loved actresses, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit, Dola Re Dola has not left the minds of people even after two decades. This song was composed by Ishmail Darbar and sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Kavitha Krishnamurthy. Not just the audio, but this song is also a visual treat, with a picturesque backdrop and mesmerizing dance moves.
3) It’s The Time To Disco from Kal Ho Na Ho (2003)
This peppy number was the go to party song of the early 2000s. Featuring Preity Zinta, Shah Rukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan dancing their hearts out, this song creates a party mood immediately. Admit it, we have all danced to this song at least once in our lives.
4) Mauja Hi Mauja from Jab We Met (2007)
This song has Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor dancing merrily and hell yes, they look wonderful! Mauja Hi Mauja was composed by Pritam Chakraboty and sung by the amazing Mika Singh. From weddings to parties, this song was played in every possible place in the late 2000s. We still have this song on our phones, don’t we?
5) Pee Loon from Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai (2010)
Sung by Mohit Chauhan, this song features Emraan Hashmi and Prachi Desai in a romantic set up. This sweet melody, with its touching lyrics, made us all want to fall in love.
6) Kabira Encore from Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani (2013)
Kabira Encore is a sweet song which very beautifully captures the emotions a bride experiences when she leaves her maternal home. Even after 6 years, this song is the go to song for weddings. The mesmerizing voices in this song were given by Harshdeep Kaur and Arijit Singh.
7) Sooraj Dooba Hai from Roy (2015)
Sooraj Dooba Hai stood among the chartbusters of 2015 for its amazing lyrics and great composition. Featuring Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Jaqueline Fernandez in various beautiful backdrops, this can count for a great party song. The beautiful voice behind this track is Arijit Singh’s.
8) Kala Chashma from Baar Baar Dekho (2016)
Where do we start with this one? From Neha Kakkar’s and Badshah’s beautiful voices to Katrina’s mesmerizing dance moves, this song has it all. From weddings to Saturday night parties, this song suits every mood and makes you want to dance.
9) Swag Se Swagat from Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)
Katrina Kaif again and this time we have a bonus—Salman Khan. Showcasing the duo’s sparkling chemistry, this song’s beats can lift your mood at any time of the day. The wonderful voice for this song was given by Vishal Dadlani.
10) Ghoomar from Padmaavat (2018)
Giving us a glimpse of Rajasthan’s traditional dance form, Ghoomar features Deepika Padukone dancing her heart out with a jaw dropping background. Composed by the creative mastermind Sanjay Leela Bhansali, this song had us all swooning last year.
11) Aankh Maare from Simmba (2018)
Sung by Neha Kakkar, Kumar Sanu and Mika Singh this song was so popular, it registered a total of 1.1 billion views (lyrical and video.). Ranveer Singh’s energy and Sara Ali Khan’s moves are the cherry on the cake.
12) Apna Time Aayega from Gully Boy (2019)
This year’s most popular song has to be Apna Time Aayega. Voiced by Ranveer Singh himself, this song had people across the globe rapping their hearts out. Apna Time Aayega became the slogan of the year and merchandise featuring the slogan are still making huge profits.
This is our list of the top 12 popular songs of Bollywood. We are sure this list may have taken you down the memory lane.
What other songs could have been on the list? Comment and let us know.
Article 15 – Second Song Naina Yeh Out Now
After dropping a truly angry first song from the Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Article 15, the makers just dropped Naina Yeh, the second track from the movie. Quite unlike the first song, Naina Yeh is all about experiencing your emotions and opening up to the person you truly love.
Naina Yeh is composed by Piyush Shankar and sung by Yasser Desai and Aakansha Sharma. What makes this song stand out is, one can connect with the emotions of this song because of the lyrics. The actors maintained themselves in a manner which is restricted, leaving the interpretations largely to the listener. Check out the song here to know what we mean!
When eyes do the talking..
Presenting #NainaYeh, a beautiful and romantic number from #Article15https://t.co/9Te3S3jgA2 @anubhavsinha #Piyushshankar @yasserdesai #AakankshaSharma #IshaTalwar @ZeeStudios_ @ZeeMusicCompany @sirfgaurav #BenarasMediaWorks
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) June 15, 2019
The first song released from this movie was an angry rap song called Shuru Karein Yeh. Depicting all the things which are wrong with the world, the first song gave one an idea of what to expect from the movie. Directed by Anubhav Sinha, Article 15 is perhaps one of the most awaited movies this month.
Apart from seeing Ayushmann Khurrana in a brand new light, the story of this film is also quite an intriguing one, with inspiration drawn from a horrific gang rape case. To make things all the more exciting, this movie sees Ayushmann Khurana play the role of a cop for the first time in his career!
Apart from Ayushmann Khurrana, this movie also stars Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra, M. Nasser, Ashish Verma, Sushil Pandey, Subrajyoti Bharat, Ronjini Chakraborty and Zeeshan Ayub in the lead roles. Article 15 is scheduled to hit the screens on the 21st of June, so block your calendars now!
Aila Re Song From Malaal Out Now
Shortly after releasing the trailer for Malaal, Sanjay Leela Bhansali just dropped Aila Re, a brand new song from the film. An upbeat number, the song seems to be the introduction song to Meezaan Jaffrey (Javed Jaffrey’s son,) the lead character of the film.
Set against the backdrop of a Mumbai bar called Bul Bul, the brilliant choreography by Ganesh Acharya makes the song a pleasant watch. The signature step performed by Ranveer Singh in Tattad Tattad (Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela) seems to have been created for this song. Listen to it here!
Loud aur loop pe bajao,
Bring your squad or go solo, kyuki #AilaRe aala re: https://t.co/ivafWD7ZD2#SLB @bhansali_produc @TSeries @sharminsegal @VishalDadlani #ShreyasPuranik #PrashantIngole @Acharya1Ganesh @sushrii
— Meezaan Jafri (@MeezaanJ) May 29, 2019
Composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali himself, the vocals for this new song are given by Vishal Dadlani. In fact, this is not the first time the two collaborated. Previously, the two worked on the composition and choreography for the high tempo song Malhari from Bajirao Mastani. The lyrics for Aila Re are by Prashant Ingole and there’s a Marathi rap segment by Shreyas Puranik.
Malaal tells the story of Shiva (Meezaan) and Astha (Sharmin Sehgal.) Shiva is a hot headed nationalist who is constantly at loggerheads with Astha. Through the film, one sees how the animosity turns to love and while one trouble seems to vanish, a fresh set of obstacles crop up.
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the movie promises to be quite a watch. Malaal is set to hit the screens on the 5th of July.
PM Narendra Modi Trailer Released
After a long wait (and just short of the Lok Sabha elections,) the trailer of the biopic about PM Narendra Modi was released today. With Vivek Oberoi playing Narendra Modi, the trailer maps out the Prime Minister’s life from before his entrance into politics to being a Prime Minister. With subtle prosthetics and makeup done the right way, Oberoi has pulled off Modi’s character perfectly.
Opening to the days of Modi’s life as a tea seller at a railway station, the trailer moves forward to show how Modi ended up as one of the most important persons in India. With hard hitting slogans, the tri colour fluttering with pride and hints of anti Pakistani sentiments, this movie is a tribute to Modi. Watch the trailer here and now!
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) March 20, 2019
Apart from giving us an insight into Modi’s life, the trailer also shows us what to expect from the different characters in the film. Furthermore, it also shows us Modi’s life as a child and about his self imposed exile from family and marriage life. From rescuing Muslims, to saving a burning Gujarat and to the victory of Modi’s party in 2014, this trailer shows Narendra Modi as not just a leader, but a man of action.
While some people argue, this movie is about furthering and promoting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) before the Lok Sabha elections, others say it is a dedication to the Party’s leader. Also starring Boman Irani, Manoj Sinha, Zarina Wahab, Barkha Bisht, Darshan Rawal, Akshat R. Saluja, Anjan Shrivastav, Rajendra Gupta and Yatin Karyekar, this biopic is directed by Omung Kumar.
With most of the film shot in Gujarat, the biopic is co produced by Sandeep Ssingh, Suresh Oberoi and Anand Pandit. Initially scheduled to release on the 12th of April, the release date of PM Narendra Modi was changed. This movie is now slated to hit the screens on the 5th of April this year.
Kalank First Song Ghar More Pardesiya Out Now
After keeping us all waiting with bated breath for something other than just a teaser, the makers of Kalank have finally released a brand new song! Titled Ghar More Pardesiya, this new song doesn’t have a conventional pair as the lead but is instead, centered around Alia Bhatt’s and Madhuri Dixit’s characters.
Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya, the voice has been given by Shreya Ghoshal and Vaishali Mhade. The song opens to Alia Bhatt’s and Varun Dhawan’s characters entering a Ramleela performance. While on the one side of the stage, Laxman draws the epic Lakshman Rekha in front of Sita, Madhuri Dixit’s character is seen swinging on the other side. Listen to the song here.
GHAR MORE PARDESIYA 💃 https://t.co/Lerpmqz3sW#Kalank @duttsanjay #AdityaRoyKapur @Varun_dvn @sonakshisinha @MadhuriDixit @abhivarman @ipritamofficial @remodsouza @karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 @foxstarhindi @DharmaMovies @NGEMovies @ZeeMusicCompany #GharMorePardesiya
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) March 18, 2019
What makes this song stand out is the way the attention to detail and the old school charm the song has. From the way the song was picturised, to the way Madhuri and Alia are dressed, the picturisation of this song has been perfectly done.
Days before the song was released, Alia teased everyone with tiny bits and pieces about how the shoot for the song went, “A song that gave me sleepless nights, days & months is coming very very soon.. I think you can safely say that I have never been SO nervous for anything in my life.. *screams frantically and hides under bed* You may have to send a search party to find me. Meanwhile watch this space for more.”
Directed by Abhishek Varman (known for other brilliant movies like 2 States,) this movie is the most awaited film of this year. Also starring Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt and Aditya Roy Kapur in key roles, Kalank is all set to hit the screens on the 17th of April this year!
Kesari Second Song, Aaj Singh Garjega, Out Now
To say that Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film, Kesari, has been creating a lot of buzz, would be an understatement. From the trailer, to the first song (Sanu Kehndi,) everything about this movie is dedicated to India’s rich heritage. To make matters all the more exciting, Akshay Kumar and team just dropped the second song from the movie! Titled Aaj Singh Garjega, this new song celebrates the Sikh soldiers in all their glory.
Written by Kunwar Juneja, composed by Chirrantan Bhatt and sung by Jazzy B, what makes this song all the more exciting is Akshay Kumar has also sung a couple of lines in it! Filled with patriotism and instilling renewed pride into the audience, this song has everything one needs to feel great about being an Indian. Listen to the song here!
The loudest roar with the power of 21 Sikhs. #AjjSinghGarjega in the voice of the very talented @jazzyb out now – https://t.co/2rMMzScbQs@ParineetiChopra @SinghAnurag79 @DharmaMovies #CapeOfGoodFilms @iAmAzure @ZeeStudios_ @ZeeMusicCompany #Kesari
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 5, 2019
Based on the Battle of Saragarhi, Kesari is one of Akshay Kumar’s highly anticipated films. Looking at the trends of his recent films (PadMan and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha,) one can quite clearly see how Akshay Kumar has been doing films which inspire him personally. Called one of the most courageous and awe inspiring battles ever, the Battle of Saragarhi saw 21 Sikh soldiers fighting against 10,000 Afghani invaders in the year 1897.
Playing the role of Havildar Ishar Singh, Kesari sees Akshay Kumar and the soldiers not only fighting against the invaders, but also figuring out their lives. Talking about the film, Akshay Kumar said in a statement, “I’m known for hating wigs, prosthetics and so on, and Kesari is quite demanding. It’s probably my favourite look, though it’s taxing to fight and sweat in this avatar. But I wouldn’t change it for the world.”
Directed by Anurag Singh and produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, Kesari will see Parineeti Chopra and Akshay Kumar sharing screen space for the first time ever. Kesari is scheduled to hit the screens on the 21st of this month and with so much talk going around about this movie, the wait is going to be hard.
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