If we had to point out that one thing that we love about Bollywood, it will have to be its ability to romanticise every emotion ten folds and maximize impact with the song and dance sequences. The monsoon ‘naach-gaana’, the sari clad heroines et al; they are Bollywood staples no one can deny being in absolutely love with. There is a monsoon number for everyone and this monsoon we think is a good time to revisit these timeless songs and evoke your rain romance. Take a look…
bollywoods obsession with monsoon romances in 5 songs

Mere khawabon mein jo aaye - DDLJ (1995)

The movie is iconic in itself and so is every song in the film but Kajol, dancing in that white bathrobe is, basically, every teenage girl’s awkward “I want to do that too” wish come true. Don’t lie to us, we know you wanted to dance in a bathrobe too!

Pyaar hua ikraar hua hain – Shree 420 (1955)

This one has to be among the classics when it comes to Bollywood’s monsoon numbers and probably the most romantic one as well. When Raj Kapoor and Nargis walked hand in hand, sharing an umbrella, making promises of love and togetherness, the magic they created immortalized this song for generations to come.

Ek ladki bheegi bhagi si – Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958)

Another timeless gem from the musical history of Bollywood is this monsoon number by Kishore Kumar. The playful song isn’t exactly what we’d do if our car broke down but none the less, it incorporates romance so seamlessly and we’d sing along anytime it plays.

Bhaage re mann kahi – Chameli (2003)

If Kareena Kapoor dancing in the rain, looking ravishing in a red saree wasn’t going to ace the rain number, the lyrics and the tune would still have had the same impact. This lovely composition by Sandesh Shandilya coupled with Kareena’s killer moves and Bollywood’s favourite ‘wet sari’ cliché definitely makes it to our list.

Kaate nahi katate – Mr. India (1987)

Sridevi immortalized this song with her mint green saree, voluptuous figure and killer moves. Amongst all the other things that we so love about Mr. India, this Alisha Chinai (yes, we were shocked that the Made in India girl sang this song before shooting to fame with her album) song will remain the most loved rain number that Bollywood has had to offer.