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Best Hot Love Songs of Bollywood
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Sexual Liberation of Bollywood
There is nothing in this universe that is as harmonious as music, and there is nothing as full of energy as the attraction between a young man and woman. This combination of passion, energy and rhythm together creates a very hot deal, with numbers that can put a hall full of audience on fire ... well....almost !
Lust alone can be ugly, but when combined with love, music and the creative art of cinematography, it can attain an artistic beauty without losing its animalistic and instinctive appeal for the viewer. Here are ten great Bollywood numbers that attained this feet, and in the process, became milestones in the sexual liberation of the very Indian Bollywood, and perhaps ... contributed to the sexual liberation that Indian society and well as its performing arts, including Bollywood, displays with comfort today....
For a civilization that celebrated sex in a pragmatic manner without the guilt that most ancient civilizations burdened themselves in respect of sexual behaviour, the history of Indian sexuality is one of increasing repression ... reaching an almost pathological state since the Medieval times and last few centuries. The sexual liberation, with all its imperfections and undesirable consequences, then marks a phase of natural correction that was probably long overdue !
These songs have melody, theatre and beautiful bodies. What is more important, however, is that they depict a kind of adventure and courage that is one of the hallmarks of any great art. Even more important is the fact that they could carry it through .... successfully ...!
movie: JULIE (1975)
Bhool gaya sab kuchh...
This relatively simple movie of the seventies about pre-marital affair and its social consequences is a milestone mainly because of its bold theme and melodious music. The strong act of two relatively lesser known actors, Lakshmi and Vikram aided by the great musical number composed by Rajesh Roshan with lyrics written by Anand Bakhshi creates a number that is bold, beautiful and at least a couple of decades ahead of its time. The golden voices of Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar have made this musical melody eternal, largely overshadowing the sexually liberating milestone that this number must be remembered as.
movie: ASHIQ BANAYA APNE (2005)
Ashiq banaya apne ....
This number has to be one of the strongest contender for being the boldest song of Bollywood in depicting young passion. The back of topless Tanushree Dutta takes Bollywood to a hitherto unimaginable plane in a society that India was ... conservative in spite of all the adventures and sexual liberation that it had witnessed during the last few decades. Emraan Hashmi is the male lead in a role that he has made his own. The music of this popular number was composed by Himesh Reshammiya who is also the singer, while the lyrics were written by Sameer.
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movie: DAYAVAN (1988)
Aaj phir tum pe pyar aaya...
This number has everything that can be there to make it a great one, but it is the initial kissing scene, one of the most passionate one till that time, that characterises and signifies this number's place in the history of Bollywood. Again a number far ahead of its time, its great asset is the on screen presence of two great actors, Madhuri Dixit, who had just arrived on the big screen and was yet to become the great phenomenon that she eventually became, and Vinod Khanna, who was one of the biggest stars of the seventies, before his self-exile and return. The musical number is sung by Pankaj Udhas and Anuradha Paudwal, composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal and its lyrics written by Azeez Qaisi.
movie: JANBAAZ (1986)
Jab jab teri soorat dekhun...
This number was a very bold number by the standards of the time, but its musical melody is even stronger, both as an experiment and as adventure. Its many facets makes it a number to remember and recognize, while its melodious quality helps it retain its popularity even after almost three decades. The great acting and on screen chemistry of the two actors, Dimple Kapadia and Anil Kapoor is instrumental in creating its sensual effects, particularly with its last shots. The melodious number was sung by Sapna Mukherjee and Mahesh Gadhvi, its great music composed by Kalyanji Anandji and lyrics written by Indivar. Interestingly, this seemingly Westernized song is based on Raag Charukesi in Kaherva Taal.
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movie: ARADHANA (1969)
Roop tera mastana pyar mera ...
This truly great number can be credited as being the first really hot love song of Bollywood, even without anything that could be rated as "adult". Its greatness is due to the silent on screen passion enacted by the two actors, Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore, aided of course with a great musical melody composed by S D Burman, worded by Anand Bakhshi and sung by the man whose fate changed with this movie, and who in turn changed the musical canvass of Bollywood ... Kishore Kumar!
movie: JISM (2002)
Jaadu hai nasha hai....
If there is one single song that marks the liberation of Bollywood from the tentacles of age old traditional social conservatism of Indian society, and signals its transformation into a liberal sexuality that synchronises with the norms of 21st century humanity, it is this song. The same can also be said about the movie, and the full credit goes to one of the most glamorous pairs of our time, Bipasha Bashu and John Abraham, known as much for their beautiful bodies as for their skillful enactment of such roles. This melodious number was sung by Shreya Ghoshal, its music composed by M M Kreem and its lyrics written by Nilesh Misra.
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movie: MURDER (2004)
Bheege honth tere ....
This movie will always be remembered for taking the theatrical erotica to a new plane in Bollywood. Its theme of extra-marital sex and adultery only added to the charm and all credit goes to the two actors, Mallika Sherawat and Emraan Hashmi, hardly known till then, who put the screen virtually on fire with their act. The musical song was sung by Kunal Ganjawala, its music composed by Anu Malik and its lyrics written by Sayeed Qadri.
movie: Mr. INDIA (1986)
Kate nahin kat te yeh din yeh raat...
If this is a man's world, then a lady that can cast a spell on the menfolk is going to rule it ! That is exactly what some of them did, with their electifying presence that could charm and hypnotize a million hearts. This number belongs to Sridevi, the leading female star of Bollywood in the eighties, with an almost invisible Anil Kapoor in company. The scintillating number was sung by Kishore Kumar and Alisha Chinai, its music composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal and lyrics written by Javed Akhtar.
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movie: BETA (1991)
Dhak dhak karne laga...
Till the eighties, the hot songs of Bollywood were those that belonged to the most charming ladies and their sunsuality. Few could match Madhuri Dixit in this respect. This number, aided by great and tantalizing music composed by Anand Milind, is an example of how she could put the screen on fire with her presence in those conservative days of a bygone era. This number is sung by Anuradha Paudwal and Udit Narayan and its lyrics written by Sameer. Anil Kapoor complements her presence on screen.
movie: RANGEELA (1995)
Hai Rama yeh kya hua ....
There are few greater enigmas in the history of Bollywood than Ram Gopal Verma as the Director ... a genius on his day and beyond comprehension on another ! He was at his best in this movie, and this song is part of that success story, depicting the forces that bind a man and woman in one of best forms of musical theatrics ever witnessed in Bollywood. It depicts the attraction, the restlessness and the bonding that is a always inherent in this hottest part of any individual's life. This number was sung by Hariharan and Swarnlata, its music composed by A R Rahman and lyrics writteb by Mehboob. Urmila Matondkar and Jackie Shroff are the two actors who have made Verma's conceptualization a reality.
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