Music is what transforms hypnotic tunes and exquisite words into the soul of a story. It’s no surprise, then, that the beautiful melody of select Bollywood musicals drove audiences to the theatres.
Let’s have a look at the top Bollywood musical films of all time, which are a treat for music fans-
One of SLB’s classics that gets very little attention. This musical was genuinely exceptional, with a plot capable of touching even the coldest hearts.
It was a tale about familial love, love that brings you back to life, and, as much as it was about music, it was also about quiet.
Rockstar is one of those Bollywood musicals that wouldn’t be half as good if it weren’t for the music.
The heavenly musical compositions of A.R. Rahman, performed by the extremely talented Mohit Chauhan, introduced us to music that we had never heard before.
‘Nadaan Parindey’ plunges you into deeper ideas about love and life, ‘Tum Ho’ makes you feel the strength of love, ‘Kun Faya Kun’ connects you to the Almighty, and ‘Jo Bhi Main’ expresses your fragility.
3. Rock On
Rock On is a film about music-related dreams and what happens when they come true. However, it also demonstrates how music has the capacity to bring even the most alienated hearts together.
It was also a tremendous joy to listen to Farhan Akhtar perform such beautiful songs throughout the film.
4. Mughal – E – Azam
This masterpiece reigns supreme as the most famous Indian musical film of all time. Its everlasting hits include ‘Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya’ and ‘Teri Mehfil Mein.’
Subir, a rising star vocalist, is played by Amitabh Bachchan. When Subir hears Uma (Jaya Bachchan) sing, he falls in love with her and the two decide to marry.
However, as Uma’s celebrity develops, so does her husband’s jealousy, and the two fall out before reconciling.
The film, directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, is a collection of fantastic music, with each song being a masterpiece.
Whether it’s “Tere Mere Milan Ki Yeh Raina,” “Ab Toh Hai Tumse,” or “Loote Koi Mann Ka Nagar,” each song evokes the emotional depths that only S. D. Burman’s music can.
6. Hum Aapke Hain Koun…!
This is the first film that comes to mind when you hear the word Bollywood musicals. ‘Didi Tera Devar Deewana’ is still the most requested song at weddings.
Tuffy, our old friend from a simpler era, arrives with the letter of happily ever after. Let’s go right to the point: we’ve all seen this musical a million times.
One of Hrithik and Kareena’s lesser-known projects. This film was strangely suppressed in the period of K3G, Kaho Na Pyaar Hai.
But hearing Hariharan perform the title tune of Yaadein still sends shivers down the spine.
Everyone was incredibly fantastic, from rising singers Sunidhi Chauhan and KK to veteran performers Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, and Sonu Nigam.
8. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
A story about love and loyalty, as well as wishes and their realization. The film warrants its spot on this list with wonderful songs like the title track “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” and the folk tune “Dholi Taro Dhol Baaje.”
After all, who can forget Aishwarya in “Nimbooda, Nimbooda” in her blue lehenga?
This may have backfired at the box office. Saawariya may continue to divide people who appreciate it and those who don’t, but one thing is undeniable: on the musical front, it did a good job of expressing a tale through music.
After all, doesn’t hearing Kunal Ganjawala sing “Masha-Allah” bring peace to your heart? Doesn’t Shaan’s “Jab Se Tere Naina” make your heart dance? Doesn’t Shreya Ghoshal’s “Thode Badmash” make your heart flutter?
10. Ashiqui 1 and 2
There is no need for a formal description of this film or its songs. The captivating vocals of Arijit Singh gave us our greatest love hymn, ‘Tum Hi Ho.’
Other melodic classics include ‘Piya Aaye Na’ and ‘Chahun Main Ya Na.’ The Ashiqui brand has provided us with music and performers that we will adore for the rest of our lives! Sun Raha Hai Na Tu, I understand since our passion for these songs is Nazar Ke Saamne.
Is it really possible to leave Bobby out of a discussion about Bollywood musicals after all these years? Bobby and Raja’s bittersweet narrative is still carved in our hearts thanks to all those classic songs.
After all, this is the same movie that brought us “Main Shayar Toh Nahin, Magar Aye Haseen, Jabse Dekha Maine Tujhko, Mujhe Shayari Agayi…”
How many times have we seen folks performing on “Taal Se Taal Mila” since Taal’s song was released? After all, Rahaman Sir’s music was meant to be timeless.
This musical journey’s story of losing love and then finding it again was definitely memorable.