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7 Raksha Bandhan songs that perfectly defines sibling love


No celebration is complete without the essence of Bollywood. Raksha Bandhan is often celebrated in Bollywood style with songs. With Raksha Bandhan around the corner you might have already started singing the classic ‘Bhaiyya mere rakhi ke..’ and ‘Phulon ka taaron ka..’. We bring to you a list of 10 beautiful compositions that define sibling love and bring out the bond effortlessly on screen.

Bhaiya Mere Rakhi Ke Bandhan – Choti Behan
The popular song often played on Raksha Bandhan is from the classic Hindi film ‘Chhoti Bahen’ (1959). The film stars Nanda and Balraj Sahani, essaying the roles of Choti Behan and bada bhai. The song was featured in the Binaca Geetmala annual list 1959 and was listed on number 21. The song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and was composed by Shankar-Jaikishan.

Phoolo La Taaro Ka – Hare Rama Hare Krishna
We all are fans of the romantic chemistry between the Evergreen Dev Anand and the gorgeous Zeenat Aman. The pair is also popular as one of the best siblings on screen. The 1971 hit movie Hare Rama Hare Krishna portrayed Dev and Zeenat as siblings separated in childhood. After ‘Bhaiya Mere Rakhi…’ this is the commercial hit song around the Rakhi festival.

Meri Pyari Beheniya – Sachaa Jhutha
The 1970 box-office blockbuster Sachaa Jhutha directed by Manmohan Desai stars Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, and Vinod Khanna. The melodious song ‘Meri Pyari Beheniya’ is sung by Kishore Kumar. The song shows Rajesh Khanna dancing at a girl’s wedding while his own sister struggles to catch his attention.

Mere Bhaiya Mere Chanda – Kajaal
Director Ram Maheshwari’s super-hit film ‘Kaajal’ features Meena Kumari, Dharmendra, Raj Kumar, Helen, Durga Khote, and Tun Tun. The song is sung by Asha Bhosale and expresses the sister’s (Meena Kumari) feelings for her brother and prays for his well-being.

Dekh Sakta Hoon – Majboor
Farida Jalal is one of Bollywood’s favourite sister. The song aptly portrays a brother’s love for his handicapped sister who knows that he will not live that long to witness her sister’s wedding. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan and Farida Jalal as a sibling.

Rakhi Dhagon Ka – Rakhi
The name of the film and the song aptly portrays the love between a brother and sister. Ashok Kumar and Waheeda Rehman as siblings are an ideal brother-sister Jodi and the song ‘Rakhi Dhagon Ka’ is one of the most popular numbers of the Rakhi festival.

Behna Ne Bhai Ki Kalai Se – Resham Ki Dori
The title of the film itself conveys it all. The song is from Dharmendra’s film ‘Resham Ki Dori’ (1974) sung by Suman Kalyanpur and is based on brother-sister bonding. The film stars Dharmendra and Saira Banu in lead roles.