Famous Bollywood tracks you didn’t know were inspired by Marathi songs

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. 

1. Kombdi Palali

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. 

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2. Ye Go Ye Ye Maina

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.

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3. Latpat and Nach ga ghuma

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. 

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4. Bugadi Mazi Sandli Ga

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.

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5. Dhagala Lagli Kala

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. 

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6. Zingaat

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! 

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