India has a diverse and vibrant culture and Bollywood always gives us reasons and songs to celebrate it. Bollywood has numerous movies where Lord Krishna is worshipped, Janmashtami and Dahi Handi are depicted. We all are in deep love with Krishna, who steals butter as well as hearts, who dances with Gopis and has a world revolving around love. On the occasion of Janmashtami, here are 10 Bollywood songs that perfectly captures the naughtiness of Lord Krishna.
Govinda Aala Re – Bluff Master (1963)
Directed by Manmohan Desai, Bluff Master stars Shammi Kapoor, Saira Bano, Pran and Lalita Pawar. The song ‘Govinda aala re’ is sung by Mohammad Rafi and shows the festival of Dahi Handi in a lively and enthusiastic manner. The moves and expressions of Shammi Kapoor are itself a treat.
Shor mach gaya shor dekho aaya maakhan chor – Badla (1974)
The song ‘Shor mach gaya shor dekho…’ from the action movie Badla beautifully portrays the celebration of Janmashtami. The song is sung by Kishore Kumar. The film stars Shatrughan Sinha, Moushumi Chatterjee, Johny Walker, Ajit, Mehmood, and Bhagwan Dada, in lead roles.
Yashomati Maiyya Se Bole Nandlaala – Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978)
The song is from the popular film ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ (1978) and was listed on number 7 on Binaca Geetmala annual list 1978. The song showcases how Krishna, as a kid, was worried about his dark complexion and would compare it to Radha. Krishna’s friends and his elder brother used to tease him owing to his dark complexion.
Teen batti wala Govinda ala – Muqabla (1979)
It has been almost four decades but the song ‘Teen batti wala govinda aala’ remains popular and without fail is played on Janmashtami. The song creates the ambiance of Dahi Handi celebration. The film features Sunil Dutt, Shatrughan Sinha and Reena Roy and music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.
Mach Gaya Shor Sari Nagri Re – Khud-Daar (1982)
The multi-starer film is directed by Ravi Tandon and features The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi, Vinod Mehra, Sanjeev Kumar, Prem Chopra, Mehmood, Bindiya Goswami and Tanuja in pivotal roles. The song ‘Mach Gaya Shor Sari Nagri Re’ depicts how Krishna would tease Radha and pull her legs. The song was originally recorded in Big B’s voice but was re-recorded with Kishore Kumar.
Bada Natkhat Hai – Amar Prem (1989)
The song beautifully captures the motherly love of Yashoda. Troubled by Krishna’s mischievous antics Yashoda would punish and scold him. But nothing as compared to the love she showered on him.
Har taraf hai ye shor aaya gokul ka chor – Vaastav (1999)
The blockbuster movie starring Sanjay Dutt shows him naughty like that of Krishna. The song is sung by Vinod Rathod and Atul Kale and music is composed by Jatin-Lalit. The song showcases traditional Dahi-Handi celebration.
Radha Kaise Na Jale – Lagaan (2001)
‘Radha Kaise Na Jale’ from the epic-sports drama ‘Lagaan’ depicts the naughty shades of Krishna and how it makes Radha anxious. The song showcases how Radha is jealous when Krishna spends time with other gopis.
Maiyya Yashoda – Jhootha Hi Sahi (2010)
The romantic comedy film ‘Jhootha Hi Sahi’ is directed by Abbas Tyrewala and features John Abraham, Pakhi Tyrewala, Raghu Ram, Manasi Scott and Alishka Varde in lead roles. The song ‘Maiyya Yashoda’ is a take on how gopis would complain to Yashoda when her son Krishna steals butter from their pitchers and how Krishna defends himself.
Go Govinda – Oh My God! (2012)
The song perfectly captures the festive spirit of Dahi Handi. The song ‘Go Go Govinda’ showcases modern day Dahi Handi celebrations. Sonakshi Sinha made a special appearance in the song where she breaks the Dahi Handi. The film is directed by Umesh Shukla and features Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal in lead roles.