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Top Bollywood Rain Songs

By October 30, 2012 , , , , , ,

Holed away in our apartments, us East Coast folks are quietly watching as the rain knocks down on our windows, compliments of Hurricane Sandy. Despite this madness, I can’t help but hum some of my favorite baarish (ie, rain) songs. Bollywood has always impressed upon us that there is romance everywhere, come hell or high water (literally)! So before the power goes out, I thought I’d count down some of my favorite rain songs with you so we can all embrace the Bollywood moment here!  

5) Rim Jhim Rim Jhim from 1942: A Love Story
This song captures the innocence of budding romance with the rain as an important backdrop. Also, it can’t go unmentioned that this was probably Manisha Koirala’s last really good movie before she faded away into obscurity.

4) Tip Tip Barsa Pani from Mohra
This song seriously upped the “oomph” factor about dancing in the rain. With those sensual moves, violent hip gyrations, and dramatic bosom thrusts, you're in for a roller coaster ride of a song. With lyrics that translate to “the rain started a fire in my heart”, the more-than-suggestive nature of this song is unquestionable!

3) Barso Re from Guru
An iconic rain song from this generation, this number from Guru has shown that even in a heavy downpour, one can find a reason to dance your worries away! While everyone else in the video seems to be running for cover, Aishwarya’s effortless moves amid gusts of wind and plunging waterfalls make me want to join in the fun! 

2) Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
To be a true Bollywood star, you must have at least one good rain song to your name. Kajol has several, from Dekho Zara Dekho in Yeh Dillagi to Dekho Na in Fanaa. But I’d have to go with this one from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge because it is the quintessential carefree rain song! It’s also from one of my favorite movies as a kid and seriously, no Bollywood countdown is complete with a song from this movie!

1)  Pyar Hua Iqraar Hua from Shree 420
You didn't think we'd forget this one, did you? Probably one of the earliest Bollywood songs picturized in the rain, this song brings a whole new meaning to sharing an umbrella-ella-ella with your loved one. The innocence of Nargis and Raj Kapoor, coupled with the playful scenes, make this song memorable even now decades later.

Honorable Mentions
It was so hard to limit this list to my top 5 songs, so I have to add a list of honorable mentions. My other top contenders were these:

Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein from Ajnabee
Aaj Rapat Jaye from Namak Halal
Parbat Se Kaali Ghata from Chandni
Jo Haal Dil Ka from Sarfarosh
Koi Ladki Hai from Dil to Pagal Hai

What are YOUR top Bollywood rain songs?

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  1. What a nice, timely post to cheer us up! Love the list. Here are some other rain songs (albeit partially rainy) --

    -- Patthar Ke Phool - Kabhi tu chaliya lagta hai (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE9KCcxV_VU&feature=fvwrel)

    -- Kuch Kuch Hota Hai title song

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  3. Thanks for the comments! Rain songs are always fun and we're glad you enjoyed the post!

  4. After a hat trick day, rain songs from hindi movie make us fresh. All song are very nice even i want to add another and beautiful song

    - Zindagi Ki Na Toote Ladi, Pyar Kar le Ghadi Do Ghadi- kranti

    Have a nice day.....enjoy with the flow

  5. Wow nice collection and my favourite is pyaar hua ikraar hua. http://www.turtok.com/

  6. I love the song mere Khwabo me jo aaye !!!
    I would like to add a song "le ja le ja re mehki raat me" Ustad Sultan and Shreya Ghoshal.


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