Inspiration can come from many sources. And Bollywood seems to rely heavily on Marathi tunes, especially for its dhinchak songs. Not too convinced about that? Here are some Marathi songs that have inspired Bollywood chartbusters.
This catchy number was as big a hit as its Hindi version Chikni Chameli. It’s not surprising, given that music directors Ajay-Atul composed the music for both Jatra and Agneepath.
Another song from Jatra – Ye Go Ye Ye Maina – inspired Mera Naam Mary Hai from the film Brothers. Kareena Kapoor Khan sizzled onscreen in the foot-tapping Bollywood song.
Sharp-eared fans were quick to spot something about Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra’s jugalbandi in Bajirao Mastani. Pinga is a mishmash of two tunes from V Shantaram’s old movies: Amar Bhoopali and Chandanachi Choli Ang Ang Jali.
Asha Bhosle sang Bugadi Mazi Sandli Ga for the 1959 film Sangte Aika. This beautiful song went on to inspire Jhumka Gira Re, which featured Sadhana at her bubbliest best.
One of Dada Kondke’s biggest hits still features in various remixed forms. The legendary actor was known for his double entendre dialogues and this song about the monsoons is no different.
It’s impossible to leave Zingaat out of this list. The high energy number from Sairat is still a dance floor favourite. Opinions were divided about the Hindi remake in Dhadak, but the Marathi version still rules for us!