There’s something magical about monsoons and romance, isn’t it? Both bring with them sweet reminiscences, new hopes and fresh beginnings. But more than that, they invoke your sensual nature, making your heart flutter with love and passion. Bollywood too drives its inspiration from the rains. Over the last several decades, Bollywood has filmed countless monsoon songs, with couples drenching away merrily to songs, expressing their eternal love for each other.
To uplift your romantic mood this monsoon, we have created a soulful playlist, which you can listen to while going on a long drive with your beloved or indulging in a quiet cuppa by your window still.
Pyaar Hua Iqraar Hua (Shree 420)
This yesteryear song is one of the most classy, romantic Bollywood monsoon songs ever. Filmed on the handsome Raj Kapoor and gorgeous Nargis it became an instant hit after its release in the year 1955. Composed by Shankar Jaikishen, this mesmerizing number still holds is charm today. The song’s picturization is as soul soothing as its music and lyrics. Who would not like to get wet in the water with her lover on her side on a monsoon night just like the pair in this song?
Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi si (Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi)
A flirtatious song picturized on Kishore Kumar and the eternal beauty Madhubala in the year 1958 captivates the hearts of youngsters even after so many years. No wonder its remixed versions are a hit in the monsoon parties!
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Rimjhim Gire Saawan (Manzil)
A soft romantic number to calm your senses, this 1979 song is a beautiful rain sequence picturized on the handsome Amitabh Bachchan and the sweet Moushumi Chatterjee. What an awesome way to enjoy monsoons – walking together, holding hands and wondering on the streets!
Baadal Yun Garajta Hai (Betaab)
This is a sensational sequence filmed on the beautiful Amrita Singh and the dashing Sunny Deol. The lyrics as well as choreography of this song from the 1983 release enthuses romance from every corner of the heart. And not to say, the super sizzling chemistry between Sunny and Amrita added to the song’s appeal too!
Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein (Ajnabee)
One of the most sensuous romantic songs ever, this 1974 song shows the ever green Rajesh Khanna and the ravishing Zeenat Aman indulging in terrace romance on a rainy night. Inspiring enough to send ripples through your body!
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Aaj Rapat Jaayen (Namak Halal)
Who can forget this fun yet romantic track from the movie Namak Halal? The scorching chemistry of the versatile Amitabh Bachchan and the serene Smita Patil has been beautifully depicted in this song. You just can’t resist tapping your feet on this one.
Kaate Nahi Katt Te (Mr India)
Ooh, the image of the sexy Sridevi draped in a sheer blue saree singing Kaate Nahi Katt Te can still drive us crazy. The oomph and charm lent by this talented actress resonates and makes our hearts go mushy even in today’s date.
Tip Tip Barsa Paani (Mohra)
This is one of the most sensational Bollywood monsoon tracks from the Raveena Tondon – Akshay Kumar starrer Mohra released in the year 1994. The duo looked hot as they matched their steps soaked in the rain. Everything from the track’s lyrics to music to choreography is simply awesome. This two decade old number still has the power to pull you to the dance floor.
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Rim Jhim Rim Jhim (1942 – A Love Story)
This melodious track from 1942 – A Love Story is a must listen for those of you who love soft lovey dovey numbers. RD Burman’s music is such that the song appeals to both young and old couples alike. Javed Akhtar’s lyrics have rendered soul to the song and Manisha Koirala’s flawless innocent beauty has made it all the more beautiful.
Chak Dhoom Dhoom (Dil To Pagal Hai)
Picturized on the Baadshah of Bollywood and the stunning Dhak Dhak girl, this is yet another romantic monsoon number. This soothing yet peppy track is loved as much by the kids as the young romantic couples. Play it to elevate your spirits further on a rainy day.
Jo Haal Dil Ka Idhar Ho Raha Hai (Sarfarosh)
This beautiful rain song from the film Sarfarosh has been filmed on the sexy siren Sonali Bendre and Aamir Khan aka Mr. Perfectionist. The two look sizzling hot as they confess their love dancing in the rain. Clad in a red dress Sonali looked simply stunning in this track.
Saanso Ko Saanso Mein (Hum Tum)
The title track from released in 2004 is as melodious and romantic as it can get. It is a perfect number to play on a romantic monsoon date. The song is a promise of eternal love and the same is beautifully depicted by its choreography. The sizzling chemistry of Rani Mukherji and Saif Ali Khan has added to the beauty of this song.
On the Roof in the Rain (Masti)
Yet another flirtatious monsoon song! This is a must have amidst the other soft romantic tracks. The song from the film Masti has been filmed on the gorgeous Lara Dutta and the hot Vivek Oberoi. Drenched in the rain, the couple has shown us some really cool dance steps. It is sure to pep your mood!
Ye Saazish Hai Boondo Ki (Fanaa)
Yet another soft romantic monsoon track to enliven your mood in the monsoon season. The song from the movie Fanaa has been filmed on Kajol and Aamir Khan. Jatin-Lalit’s music has rendered soul to the beautiful lyrics written by Prasoon Joshi. The song’s choreography is as subtle and mushy.
Tum Hi Ho (Ashiqui 2)
The song from last year’s blockbuster hit, Aashiqui 2 includes a very romantic rain sequence where Aditya Chopra and Shraddha Kapoor are seen sharing a jacket to cover their head as the rain soaks them wet. The track sung by Arjit Singh and Palak Muchchal is a beautiful confession of love.
Which romantic song do you hum in monsoons?