An ominous, dark cloud is looming over all of us around the world this summer what with Orlando, the Brexit fiasco and Tom Hiddleston hooking up with Taylor Swift. Thankfully though, we always have feel-good Bollywood songs to rely on to lift our spirits.
SAU TARAH KE, Dishoom
This has all the right components for a summer song. It’s anthemic, hook-laden and there’s even some Arabic lyrics thrown in for good measure in the extended version. Pritam, the man behind the classic Dhoom theme song, has struck a chord with us again.
CHAM CHAM, Baaghi
Not even the sickly sweet English lyrics in the bridge can take away from the song’s sunny, feel-good vibes. You’ll want to dance under Bombay rains after hearing this.
CHITTA VE, Udta Punjab
Leave it to Amit Trivedi to come up with another dance-song for the thinking man. In the same vein as his past compositions, “Gulaabo” and Dev D‘s “Emotional Attyachar”, “Chitta Ve” is both left-field and familiar, peculiar but catchy.
NACHANGE SAARI RAAT, Junooniyat
True to most Meet Bros songs (Chittayaan Kalayaan, High Heels, Cham Cham), the infectious chorus is less than five words which makes it much easier to worm its way inside your head. That’s how they get you.
It is officially the tenth anniversary of the best film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello, Omkara (Kenneth Branaugh be damned), and what better way to celebrate that Bollywood cinematic achievement than to boogie down to “Beedi”, the film’s electro-bhangra stomper that has undoubtedly stood the test of time.