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 😀 ) 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.