Navratri is on. It’s the time of the year once again when the multicolored lehengas, abstract tattoos, backless cholis, iniquitous dandiya sticks and most significantly the Dandiya music takes the town by storm. Right since the 70s, the Indian music industry has graced us with festive songs full of colours and dances, setting the perfect festive mood for the season. We take a look at the list of the most liked Navratri songs from Indian cinema.
Main Toh Aarti Utarun Re, Santoshi Mata Ki
This track from the movie Jai Santoshi Maa isn’t just a good bhajjan but also has an excellent Garba tune.
Pari Hoon Main – Suneeta Rao
Melodiously sung by Suneeta Rao, ‘Pari Hoon Main’ has the girly beats that are just the ideal music to swing to, while playing Garba.
Chand Aaya Hai - Dil Hi Dil Mein
‘Chand Aaya Hai’ is one of the finest songs for Dandiya, amazingly sung by Udit Narayan and Kavita Krishnamurthy with Rahman’s energetic beats.
Bani Bani - Main Prem ki Deewani Hoon
Anu Malik has turned a romantic song into a funky Dandiya number just by adding fast beats to it.
Dhol Baaje - Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Originally a folk song, this song has many versions. ‘Dhol Baaje’ has got a wonderful arrangement of Indian instruments.
Hai Re Hai Tera Ghungta – Dhongee
With a punch of the 70s, the music of this song has perfect pauses that are just idyllic for Dandiya. No wonder this song is often played at Dandiya and Garba events.
Ghoonghat Mein Chand – Khoobsurat
Picturised on Urmila Matondkar and Sanjay Dutt, this song has both the actors fantastically grooving to the Dandiya beats.
Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye – Falguni Pathak
Another Falguni number with a beautiful Bollywood damsel, Ayesha Takia showed us how to dance. This astonishing Falguni song has got just the right beats for Dandiya.
Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi – Falguni Pathak
If you remember the video of the song, you immediately recollect how Riya Sen’s dance moves were admired. This song proved to be a hit not just for Falguni but also for Riya who ended up getting a lot of film offers after the music video.
Sawan Me Lag Gayi Aag – Mika Singh
Mika Singh and Dandiya may sound a little odd but this track has some tribal beats used wonderfully with electronic music.