Most Iconic Monsoon Songs of Bollywood
The season which inevitably brings out the hopeless romantic in you is officially here and there couldn’t be a better time to delve into its splendor. In India, you just cannot imagine a monsoon without those iconic rain songs which Bollywood has bestowed on us over the years. Rain has always been a celebrated motif in Bollywood movies, indicative of self-reflection, passionate love and romantic revelations. Whether it’s the heroine in her drenched sari singing her feels out to her lover or the oblivious hero waiting in the rain for his ladylove- B-Town has given it all, and for that, we’re eternally grateful… So all you super-filmy atmas out there, sit back and enjoy the downpour as we give you a handpicked list of the most timeless Monsoon numbers of Bollywood.
1. PYAR HUA IKRAAR HUA
Film: Shri 420 (1955)
The very first track that crops up in your mind the moment you hear ‘monsoon’ and ‘Bollywood’ in one go is this captivating number from Shri 420. The magical chemistry between Raj Kapoor and Nargis, coupled with the inexplicable charm of monochromatic cinematography, immortalizes this song.
2. AAJ RAPAT JAYE TOH
Film: Namak Halaal (1982)
This foot-tapping duet by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle combined rain, romance and candor in an appetizing mix. Top that up with the sizzling chemistry between Amitabh Bachchan and Smitha Patil!
3. TIP TIP BARSA PANI
Film: Mohra (1994)
Who could ever forget this iconic number where Raveena Tandon, in a yellow sari, romances Akshay Kumar, as the rain adds up to the sensuousness? Ah, the 90’s, right!! Even the ‘Oh! So Bollywood’ things had its own appeal.
4. SAWAN BARSE TARSE DIL
Film: Dahek (1999)
The hypnotic voices of Hariharan and Sadhna Sargam along with the adorable visualization makes this song an obvious addition to the monsoon playlist. This melodious composition by Aadesh Srivastava gave us every reason to celebrate the feels of ‘pehla pyar’ and ‘pehli barish’.
5. CHAK DHOOM DHOOM
Film: Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997)
It will be a sin to move further into the list without mentioning this unforgettable track from Dil Toh Pagal Hai that compels us to tap our feet each time we listen to it. Shahrukh and Madhuri’s ‘rainy’ affair and Shiamak Davar’s outstanding choreography- what more could we possibly ask for?
6. DEKHO NA
Film: Fanaa (2006)
A listless monsoon morning, along with a steaming hot cup of coffee and this song are stuffs made in heaven. No kidding!
7. HUM TUM- TITLE TRACK
Film: Hum Tum (2004)
The enchanting title track from this Saif-Rani starrer is undeniably one of the most perfect monsoon numbers ever made. The visualization of this song that establishes a collage of small, unspoken love stories is worth all the applause.
Rant to us about your all-time favorite monsoon songs from Bollywood movies.