A song for each picture #4

It's Ganesh Chaturthi today, and I'm hoping to get recommendations on songs around the festival, which I greatly miss celebrating in India. The Chowpatty version is one you have to try to be part of at least once. Between missing this and the festivities that accompany the beginning of and last through Ramadan -- where else can one find 'Khao gali', literally translated as 'Food Street'? Gosh, I miss those barfis, laddoos, faaloodas, firnis, and malpuras :o) -- how can one not miss Bombay? The question here:

Which Bollywood song(s) does this picture remind you of?

Be sure to check out Sita-ji's fantastic tribute to Ganesha. Here is my favorite related song, from Don (2006) -- see number eight in this review:

PS: The first picture is from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) -- see number one in this review. And speaking of a Salman Khan film, here's a piece on Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at his home.


Anonymous said...

Adab Nawab theBollywoodFan!

Thanks for that nice link to my Ganesha copied from Sanjay Patel's Ganesha. I’ve been watching “THE MAHABHARATA, a film by Peter Brook,” and his Ganesha looks a lot like the one in your first picture here.

Perhaps to honor Ganesh Chaturthi, David Steinlicht

upgraded Ganesha for the time being to his great site:

Again, sukriya, lakh lakh sukriya, for your post and linking me in!
All the best!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I miss those fine days spent in India...

theBollywoodFan said...

Sita-ji: Thank you for sharing these links! Very cool to see your artwork displayed on the home page at cropart.com, and that it was showcased at the fair. Again, congrats on the fine work! I hadn't paid attention to the dimensions...well done!

Anonymous: Seriously...(sigh). One of these days, I'll just take off to Bombay. It'll happen soon, I think :)

Anonymous said...

I’m afraid I don’t know much about this particular festival or any songs related to it. As for the picture it reminds of Silsila Yeh Chahat Ka from Devdas. It’s the scene where Paro spins around with the tray of vermillion powder surrounded by diyas in front of an idol of Durga.

theBollywoodFan said...

Hi Salek: Thank you for stopping by. I suggest you look it up on a search engine, and read up on the festival. It's one of the most colorful celebrations in India, and quite a spectacle, with respect at its foundations.

Silsila Yeh Chahat Ka from Devdas is a fantastic song. Yes, the diyas certainly carry a commonality -- good one! Cheers!

Pitu said...

I just got back from temple after a day of pooja and artis and eating :) Am working on a writeup for my blog. In the meantime, as for songs: nothing beats the Marathi aarti Sukhakarta Dukhaharta Varta Vighnachi. No other song comes close! And you have sing loudly and clap and have fun while you sing it :-)


theBollywoodFan said...

Thank you Pitu! This is great. Would its translation be available anywhere, just so I understand it correctly? My Marathi is very, very kamzor :( But that didn't/won't prevent me from singing and clapping along!