The festival of Janmashtami, the birth of divine Lord Sri Krishna is a major attraction in India. Being close to the common man, the festival finds a major space in Bollywood. Raaga.Com presents few memorable Bollywood songs that make the Janmashtami festival fervent and enthusiastic.
No Janmashtami festival is complete without the super duper hit Mohd. Rafi song Govinda Aala Re Aala…. from the film Shammi Kapoor movie BLUFFMASTER and the zestful Shor mach gaya shor dekho aaya maakhan chor… featuring Shatrughan Sinha dancing amidst the Gopalas the 70’s action thriller BADLA.
Readers would be rather surprised to know both the movies BLUFFMASTER and BADLA are the lesser known movies of Shammi Kapoor and Shatrughan Sinha respectively because they were major debacles at the box office but both these movies have become immortal as on each Janmashtami their songs blare from each Govinda mandal making the atmosphere exciting and vibrant.
Besides these two most famous songs Bollywood is packed with multiple Dahi Handi breaking songs, most prominent being Mach Gaya Shor Sari Nagri Re... (KHUDDAR); Ala re Govinda... (KALA BAZAR); Teen Batti Wala Govinda Aala… (MUQABLA); Har taraf hai ye shor aaya gokul ka chor… (VAASTAV); Chandi Ki Daal Par.... (HELLO BROTHER); etc. Besides these golden songs from the past even today Dahi Handi songs hold the same magic among the film buffs. Remember the latest Sonakshi Sinha and Prabhu Deva sensational modern version of traditional Govinda songs like Go Go Govinda… in the movie OMG Oh My God!. Sonakshi Sinha not only mesmerized the audience by her energetic dance to the beats of the song Go Go Go Govinda but also climbed up to the top of the pyramid and broke the matki in the typical style of Shammi Kapoor in the song Govinda Aala Re Aala…
In addition to the breaking of dahi handi songs Bollywood has some peerless numbers on Lord Krishna Leela. The first song that began the trend was Mohe Panghat Pe Nandlal ched gayo re…. (MUGHAL –E-AZAM). Later there have been many such songs that are played on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami festival like Yashomati Maiyya Se Bole Nandlala…( SATYAM SHIVAM SUNDARAM); Mohe chedo na…. (LAMHE), Radha kaise na jale…. (Lagaan)