Rains have started in Chennai and celebrating the rains, here is a post on some of my favourite rain songs. The list of songs is in no particular order.
Barso Re – Guru
Let me start with a Rahman’s song. Barso Re is the first song that I first watched/ listened to from Guru. The first look of the song made me fall in love with it immediately. The rains, the locations, Shreya Goshal’s voice and more importantly Rahman’s music were all so fresh. In the first listening itself, one can decide that this song is the one that you will want to listen to if you want to celebrate something! 🙂 The way the song starts with Aishwarya Rai tapping her hands on the walls for the beats and rain drops fall is so nice. Though I felt that everything about the song was perfect when I watched the song full-length in theatre, my opinion has changed now. I don’t like Aishwarya Rai’s dance sequences that much. I feel it could have been better.
Then Maerkku Paruva Kaatru – Karutthamma
This song too starts with wonderful fast beats! When you watch the video of the song, the fast pace of the song is matched by the intensity with which the rain pours. Good choice of singers too.
Maegam Vandhadho – Mouna Raagam
Only Mani Ratnam can make a girl, who is under so much tension with the burden of lost love in her mind and the thought of a guy sitting in her house waiting to get married to her in all probability, dance with joy along with her friends in the rain. 🙂 (Oops have I started writing serious stuff here? 😉 ) This is a typical Ilayaraja song, nice song though. Not great picturization but. Earlier, I often used to get this song mixed up with Vaan Maegam song from Punnagai Mannan maybe because both had Revathy dancing in the rain wearing a similar dark-coloured costume.
Koi Ladki Hai – Dil To Pagal Hai
One of Udit Narayan’s best! Those were the times when one can listen to a song just for his voice alone! I like watching Madhuri, Sharukh and Karishma happily dancing in the rains.
Saawan Barse Tarse Dil – Dahek
I don’t really know why I like this song. It doesn’t have great music or extraordinary picturization! But, I never get tired of watching it. This is a bit slow song. Akshay Kanna and Sonali Bendre getting all dressed up, buying gifts for each other and all and fighting the rains to meet each other and when they finally do meet each other, you can feel the love in the air. Hariharan is the perfect singer for any kind of song and this song is no exception. Maybe that’s what made me start listening to this song in the first place. This song is so slow and soft that you can clearly listen to its lyrics and the lyrics perfectly matches the mood of the song.
Chinna Chinna Mazhai ThuLigaL – En Swaasa Kaatre
The picturization of this song is not that good. It’s boring to see Isha Kopikkar standing in the rains and staring at Arvind Samy sing the song. But, the music! Is anything even needed to be said about it when the music director in question is Rahman? 😉 I like the opening music of the song with the words ‘Oru thuLi vizhudhu’ following it.
Jo Haal Dil Ka – Sarfarosh
This is surely one of Jatin-Lalit’s best. Again, those were the times when a lot of Hindi film songs were superb. But, look at the present quality of Hindi songs! Sigh! Talking about the song, I love the beats that run throughout the song in the background. Shot completely in rain, I like the use of bright-coloured costumes for Aamir Khan and Sonali in this song. Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik would have sung this song so well! Incidentally, Kumar Sanu is one singer whose voice I don’t like much. This song and a few others are an exception.
There are lots more beautiful songs shot in rain. Now, let’s hear from you all what your favourite rain songs are.