Songs have a story to tell. Some tell what’s going on in the head, some about what’s going on in the heart, and some about what is happening at the moment.
While dialogues voicing all these feelings can really spoil the nuances, songs fit in just right. They fill the spaces between dialogues and cover for the lack of words.
Bollywood is especially known for its music. Its music is a true cultural representation of what it’s like to be India, a country known for its diversity.
The songs draw inspiration from a lot of pieces of music, here we’re gonna look at some of such inspired songs that draw from classic folk songs that captured the lives of normal people, take a look:
1. Genda Phool – Rekha Bhardwaj
This song from the 2009 Rakesh Omprakash Mehra movie ‘Delhi 6’ starring Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor is a cult classic.
It summarises the struggles of a woman at her in-laws but the movie has made it a more fun song.
2. Ambarsariya – Sona Mohapatra
The song talking about the first stages of growing love is from the 2013 movie directed by Mrigdeep Singh Lamba starring Richa Chadha, Pulkit Sampat, Ali Fazal, Varun Sharma, and Manjot Singh. It is a sweet melody.
3. Navrai Majhi – Sunidhi Chauhan, Natali Di Lucck
In the melodious voice of Sunidhi Chauhan, this Marathi song is a must-play at wedding parties, it is from the Sridevi starrer 2012 musical drama directed by Gauri Shinde.
4. Jugni – Arif Lohar, Harshdeep Kaur
This upbeat Punjabi song filled with a million emotions in the equally powerful voice of Arif Lohar and Harshdeep Kaur is from the movie Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, and Diana Penty starrer movie Cocktail (2012) directed by Homi Adajania.
5. Bumbro – Shankar Mahadevan, Sunidhi Chauhan
The 2000 Preity Zinta and Hritik Roshan starrer movie ‘Mission Kashmir’ directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra featured this Kashmiri folk song as a part of their album that is a part of every festivity anywhere in the world.
6. Khamma Ghani – Papon, Smita Jain, Vidhi Mehta
This Rajasthani folk song from the 2014 film ‘Happy Ending’ that starred Saif Ali Khan, Govinda, Ileana D’Cruz, and Kalki Koechlin was directed by Krishna D. K. And Raj Nidimoru.
It is a beautiful song of being welcoming to love.