This time of the year is perfect for picnics and get-togethers. Did you go for a picnic recently? Or do you have fond memories of a picnic that you enjoyed with friends and family? Going for picnics to near and far away places with delicious food carefully packed up in boxes as you travel to a quiet and distant picnic spot in a bus or car, singing and listening to your favourite songs is something that most of us look up to at this time of the year. Bollywood songs can lighten up your mood and make your picnics more interesting. Read more about these fun picnic songs in this GaanaPehchaana blog.
Dil Ka Bhawar Kare Pukar (1963)
Movie: Tere Ghar Ke Samne
Music: S.D Burman
Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri
Singer: Mohammed Rafi
Can there be anything sweeter and more playful than this heart touching song from the classic 1963 film “Tere Ghar Ke Samne” starring Nutan and Dev Anand? This song was shot inside the premises of Qutub Minar. During that time, people could climb up the stairs inside the Minar. Later climbing through those stairs got banned because of some accident. Dev and Nutan gave their best performances for this mind-blowing song. This track picturises a family picnic.
Din Hai Bahar Ke (1965)
Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi
Singers: Asha Bhosle – Mahendra Kapoor
“Din Hai Bahar Ke” is quite a memorable picnic song from the hit 1965 film “Waqt”. We witness a gang of college students out for a picnic while the lead duo Sharmila Tagore and Shashi Kapoor are seen away from the crowd, spending some quality time together. The composition by Ravi is sure to stay with you for a long long time. Asha Bhosle and Mahendra Kapoor are too good with the singing.
Main Chali Main Chali (1968)
Music: R.D Burman
Lyrics: Rajendra Krishna
Singers: Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar
“Mai Chali Mai Chali, Dekho Pyar Ki Gali, Mujhe Roke Na Koi, Main Chali Main Chali”. What a lively, vibrant melody. Who can forget the vivacious Saira Banu in a white and red dress peddling the bicycle with her gang of girls while on a picnic in the countryside? Asha and Lata weave magic with their magnetic voices and Junior Burman’s compositions are to die for.
Ni Sultana Re (1969)
Movie: Pyar Ka Mausam
Music: R. D. Burman
Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Singers: Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
A picturesque picnic song shot in the beautiful countryside. We get to witness Asha Parekh and Shashi Kapoor as the lead hero and heroine. It seems like Shashi Kapoor is the most ideal hero for picnic songs. Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar’s duets always cast a spell. The 60’s charm peeps through the music, lyrics and the picturization of the song.
Sama Hai Suhana Suhana (1970)
Movie: Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani
Music: Kalyanji Anandji
Singers: Kishore Kumar
Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri
This song is from the 1970 film “Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani”. It is an all-time favourite picnic track showing a gang of boys and girls playing the guitars and making merry. Kishore Kumar charms us with his booming, magnetic voice. Kalyanji-Anandji and Hasrat Jaipuri bring a spark to the track with their innovative composition and lyrics.
Ek Din Sapne Mein Dekha Sapna (1979)
Movie: Gol Maal
Music: R.D Burman
Singer: Kishore Kumar
A comic picnic song starring Amol Palekar, Utpal Dutta and Bindiya Goswami from the 1979 movie “Gol Maal” directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Amol Palekar, Utpal Dutta and Bindiya Goswami’s bizarre acting will make you laugh your head off. Gulzar was highly creative with the lyrics. Kishore Kumar’s voice is the most perfect one for this melody.
Yunhi Kat Jaega Safar (1993)
Movie: Hum Hai Rahi Pyar Ke
Music: Nadeem Saifi, Shravan Rathod
Singers: Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu
“Yunhi Kat Jaega Safar, Saath Chalane Se, Ki Manjil Aayegi Nazar Saath Chalane Se”. Remember watching the 1993 film “Yunhi Kat Jaega Safar”. This is a popular picnic song from that film. You’ll find a happy Juhi Chawla, Amir Khan, a small Kunal Khemu, Baby Ashrafa and Sharokh Bharucha going for a picnic in an open top car. Initially, their car doesn’t start, so they start pushing it and WHAM! All of a sudden it starts. Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu were a phenomenal singing duo in the 1990s. Sameer son of renowned Bollywood lyricist Anjaan penned down the fun lyrics for this track.
Mujhse Dosti Karoge (2002)
Movie: Mujhse Dosti Karoge
Music: Babloo Chakravarty
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Singers: Asha Bhosle, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik
This one is from the movie of the same name. The film is well-renowned for featuring a medley of eighteen songs from earlier films. This picnic track stars Hrithik Roshan and Rani Mukherjee and is an ode to their budding friendship. They go for a picnic to a picture-perfect destination around the mountains and seas. Sung by Asha Bhosle, Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik, this track sounds absolutely dreamy.
A Picnic is the most simple and inexpensive way of having fun and has been prevalent since times immemorial. Next time you plan a picnic with friends or family, don’t forget to make these songs a part of your picnic playlist. Enjoy the above-mentioned songs on https://goo.gl/3AzqAD, to read the blogs and reviews click on Blog/Review. To play your favourite Bollywood Musical games set in the pattern of Bollywood song quizzes check out the new version of the app https://goo.gl/Qyhuof. Don’t forget to let us know about your most favourite picnic melody in the comments below.
-By Arunima Gupta