Bollywood has a set recipe to deliver a hit movie. Good story and flawless acting form the core ingredients. They are then topped with a quintessential dance song. Film makers these days are choosing a Gujarati tadka to add a tinge of melody and vibrance to a movie’s soundtrack. These Gujarati songs are not only played during Navratri, but have also earned a spot in the must-have playlist for every celebration. Here are some recent Gujarati songs that rejuvenate the dancer in us.
1. Chogada and Dholida
Promoted as ‘the most festive song of the year’, the Chogada song from Loveyatri has already become a chartbuster. Similarly, Dholida is another melodious track that gets us all energised. Loveyatri is set in the backdrop of Navratri and with the lead actor playing the role of a Garba instructor, the story promises a good dose of Gujarati flavour to the viewers. Dancing to the tunes of its songs is a great way to ring in the festivities!
This song from the recently released Mitron presented the Bollywood version of Bhammariya, a traditional Garba song. The original Gujarati song has been a huge hit and is usually played during every Navratri. Kamariya, the inspired track, has foot-tapping beats and Gujarati lyrics along with a funky rap sequence – like most party songs these days. The dancers are seen grooving to the melody and the viewers can totally feel the joyous vibes.
This is the most memorable song from Salman Khan’s Jai Ho. It was for the first time that we saw bhaijaan tapping his feet to an out-and-out Gujarati number. And we know that whatever he steps into is bound to become a hit! Salman attempting Garba in his trademark dancing style is quite entertaining. This is a fun song which leaves us with a smile on the face.
Since its release in 2013, this track from Kai Po Che is usually played at the beginning of every traditional ceremony. It’s the perfect way to mark an auspicious beginning (shubh-aarambh). The shehnai played throughout the song gives it a holy touch. This is a major reason why it has struck a chord with every Indian. And the best part is that even non-Gujarati speakers love to hum this song, not caring much about singing the lyrics correctly.
This is one of the best songs of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela. Every time we watch this song, we are mesmerised by the infectious energy of the dancers, their colourful costumes, and Deepika Padukone’s beautiful expressions. It is truly a visual treat. There are many people who began learning Garba only so they could replicate the dance moves from this song. It has certainly contributed to the promotion of Gujarati folk culture in different regions.