Bollywood films are noted for their music. In many Hindi films, rain songs are a must to celebrate romance and the monsoon season. Here are some truly memorable rain songs from Bollywood that you can add to your playlist to dance on.
1. Pyaar Hua Iqraar Hua from Shree 420 (1955)
Starring Raj Kapoor and Nargis, this song is a classic. The video of the song has been an iconic picture of romance. Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan have both given homage to these scenes in their movies (Om Shanti Om and 3 Idiots). The song was sung by Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar. The film was released in 1955 and all its songs are truly memorable.
2. Dam Dam Deega Deega from Chhalia (1960)
This evergreen song starring Raj Kapoor and Nutan was sung by Mukesh. The song was released in 1960 but continues to have a charm of its own.
3. Aaj Rappat Jayen from Namak Halal (1982)
Amitabh Bachchan and Smita Patel starred in this simple, cute but romantic song from Namak Halal (1982) that became a timeless classic. Sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle, the song had a cheerful, playful tone.
4. Aur Is Dil Main Kia Rakha Hai from Imaandar (19866)
Farah Khan and Sanjay Dutt starred in the film Imaandar (1986). In this film, this song appeared in many versions but the rain version with the two lead actors became very famous.
5. Kaate Nahin Kat’tey from Mr. India (1987)
The late legend Sridevi starred with Anil Kapoor in the hit film Mr. India (1987) and this song also became a popular romantic Bollywood anthem.
6. Tip Tip Barsa Paani from Mohra (1994)
Raveena Tandon and Akshay Kumar starred in this action thriller called Mohra (1994). Raveena’s iconic yellow sari in the rain was a memorable image for many who grew up in the 90s.
7. Koi Ladki Hai from Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997)
Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit danced with a bunch of kids in this rain song in the film Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997). The music was given by Uttam Singh and the song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan.
8. Bhage Re Man from Chameli (2004)
Kareena Kapoor played the role of a prostitute in Chameli (2004). But this song was far away from the dark themes of the film. The vocals of the song are given by Sunidi Chauhan and the song is composed by Sandesh Sandilya.
9. Hum Tum from Hum Tum (2004)
Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji starred in the romantic dramedy Hum Tum (2004). The song was sung by Alka Yagnik and Babul Supriyo and the music was given by Jatin-Lalit.
10. Laga Prem Rog from Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005)
Salman Khan and Sushmita Sen starred in this romantic comedy Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005). Sushmita and Salman danced to this song which was sung by Alka Yagnik and Kamal Khan and the music was directed by Himesh Reshammiya.
11. Dekho Na from Fanaa (2006)
Sung by Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan the song was filmed on Aamir Khan and Kajol for the film Fanaa (2006) and has a lovely romantic, monsoon feel to it.
12. Barso Re from Guru (2007)
Aishwarya Rai danced in the rain in the film Guru (2007). This song was sung by Shreya Ghoshal and the music was composed by A. R. Rahman
13. Zoobi Doobi from 3 Idiots (2009)
Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor starred in the hit film 3 Idiots (2009) and Zoobi Doobi was a fun, romantic song that was sung by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal. The music for the song was given by Shantanu Moitra.
14. Tum Hi Ho from Aashiqui 2 (2013)
The film Aashiqui 2 (2013) was the debut for Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor. The song was a massive hit and became the romantic anthem for the millennial Bollywood fans.
15. Cham Cham Cham from Baaghi (2016)
Shraddha Kapoor and Tiger Shroff starred in action thriller Baaghi (2016) and in this happy song Shraddha Kapoor dances to the sound of Monali Thakur with music and background vocals from Meet Bros.