A Song for each Picture # 8

The theme in this installment of the series can't not be evolution of dance and music in India. Hope you enjoy these lovely pictures. The question, as always: Which (Hindi) film song(s) do they remind you of? Please note as many as you like, for either or both. Of course, thoughts and discussion on what stories the pictures tell are welcome, as well.

Source: This L.A. Times photo feature
Raminder Pal Singh / EPA / January 26, 2010
Indian school girls perform a folk dance from the state of Punjab as they take part in India's Republic Day celebrations in Amritsar. Republic Day marks the adoption of the constitution of India and the transition of the nation from British rule to status as a republic.


Source: This National Geographic Photo of the Day feature
Sudha Pillai / January 20, 2010
Homegrown hip hop bands are a new phenomenon in Bangalore, India. Low Rhyderz is the first hip hop band in the city that combines elements of Indian beats with hip hop rhythms to create a music that is unique. This photograph was taken when they were fooling around in a car mechanic shop. Obviously, the mechanic found the entire scene "interesting."

Long live music!


Anonymous said...

Love these! Thanks for sharing.

The top photo I will have to think about to get a close match.

The Bangalore Hip Hop = Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si - Kishore Kumar - Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi Hindi Movie (1958)

All the best,

dunkdaft said...

Des Rangeela Rangeela Des mera rangeela....
Without any doubt.

And for the second one. The theme of Taal. [the drum beats one]

Pitu said...

First pic: Haay re Haay ye tere haath mein mera haath, naye jazbaat, meri jaan Balle Balle :D

Second pic: Hmm dunno, something by Sivamani?

ajnabi said...

The first picture reminds me of "Ghar Aaja Pardesi" from DDLJ--or there's a scene in "Aisa Desh Hai Mera" from Veer-Zaara that's similar too. :-)

The second is unique in my experience! I'll have to look up others' recommendations.

theBollywoodFan said...

Thank you all! Yash-Raj would have to make it multiple times! :)

Sita-ji: What a fun song that is from Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi! Ideal in this case. Glad you liked the pictures.

Darshit: Great timing too, with Des Rangeela! Beats from Taal?! Interesting...

Pitu: Excuse my ignorance and laziness, but could you please tell us more about 'Sivamani'? Links or songs you like, perhaps?

Ajnabi: I love 'Aisa Des Hai Mera' from Veer Zaara. I rather like the movie too!

Thanks again, everyone.

Kanan said...

Nice idea. :)

First one would be: holi ke din dil khil jaate hai rangon mein rang mil jaate hai...

Second one: aamdani atthani kharcha rupaiya, nateeja than than gopaal...

theBollywoodFan said...

Sweet picks, thanks Kanan! 'Aamdani atthani kharcha rupaiya' especially, imagine hopping to a remix! And imagine the music video having 3 bahuraanis too! :D

Arjavi said...

tbf, I will request you to tell us your choices for the pictures. :-)

Aishwarya said...

All the patriotic Indian songs come to mind for the first picture

But for the second one definately Aish Karle from Jashnn :)

Oh and by the way I think you're awesome!

Bollyviewer said...

For the first one, Purva suhani aayi re from Purab Aur Pashchim - its the first song I remember seeing "keekli" (what those two girls are doing) in, so its always been THE keekli song for me.

The second one has to be Pappu cant dance saala! :-)

theBollywoodFan said...

Arjavi: Thanks! There are so many...I'll go with the Rang De Basanti title song and Tapke Masti from London Dreams for the first one. It's nice to see the village belles in a cool hip hop setting in the song from London Dreams, one of the many things I enjoyed in the film. They're performing the exact steps in some bits, too.

As for the second, I'll have to go with Bollyviewer's choice. Oh, and definitely this magnificent tune from Half Ticket, setting notwithstanding. :)

Aishwarya: Aww, thank you for your kind words! :) Have you seen Jashnn by the way? I haven't, but if I ever consider, it would be because of the music.

Bollyviewer: Thanks so much for the link to that wonderful video. 'Keekli' (and thanks for adding to vocabulary here, too) is an art in its own right, isn't it? And 'Pappu Can't Dance' would sound ultra-cool with those instruments! :D


Nicole and Mon Voyage said...

1. Des Rangila from Fanaa
2. Hey Kaala Bandar from Delhi-6

Richa said...

For picture one,

Maar udaari ni ghuggiye maar udaari from Pinjar movie.

For Picture 2,

Laffangey Parindey title track.