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Rains and the quaint rain songs

June 13, 2011 04:26:41 PM IST
Enkayaar, Glamsham Editorial
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As the monsoon has set in, and send a warning signal in Mumbai by inundating whole of the city, it brought out the residents in droves on to the streets to celebrate the bountiful of the nature. Indeed, Mumbai would only be few of such places in the country, where though rains wreak havoc; it is welcome with open arms years on end. No wonder most of the rain songs that have been written in Hindi films are written with Mumbai's landscape as the backdrop is it the sweeping promenades or the rain kissed and vacuumed roads, glistening in the dazzle of artificial light that convey an ethereal feeling. When the rains make their appearance, the music channels, and all other platforms to broadcast and telecast songs revert back to the same songs year after year to welcome rain. However, this year, lets chart a different course by tracing the contours of rains through off-beat songs which have their own sweetness, haunt and nostalgia.


PRIYATAMA: 'Ghungroo bajati hai hawa', from this film underlines the pangs of separation of the beloved yearning for her lover as rains cascade and create the orchestra on the window sills and on the balcony. In the first instance when one hears this song, it would appear that it is Pancham hallmark, but it is Rajesh Roshan who has scored the music and it indeed is one of the gems of ode to rain.

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