Navratri, the famous festival of the Gujarati community (and also Bengalis), is renowned for its Garba and Dandiya Raas. The festival is celebrated with pomp and zeal all over Gujarat and in Mumbai too. Glamsham.Com wishes everyone Happy Navratri.
Bollywood known for including festive songs in their movies have also incorporated such songs whenever the situation demanded. Remember the hit song ‘Hey Naam Re Sabse Bada Tera Naam…’ from the film SUHAAG starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha or the Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan hit song ‘Dholi Taaro Dhol Baaje…’ from HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM or the latest song ‘Nagada Sang Dhol…’ featuring Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming movie RAM-LEELA. However, do you know which is Bollywood’s first Garba song?
Yes! You have guessed it right! It is none other than the super hit song –‘Main Toh Bhool Chali Baabul Ka Desh…’
The song is from Nutan starrer SARASWATICHANDRA (1968). The movie was set amidst Guajarati backdrop as it was adapted from a Gujarati novel by the same name and penned by one of the most revered Gujarati author Govardhanram Madhavram Tripathi.
The music was composed by Kalyanji Anandji, who incidentally were Gujarati brothers; hence the duo was able to provide an excellent music containing the soul of Gujrat soil. The song was a chartbuster and also fetched Kalyanji Anandji Best Music director National Award.
The song even today is a hit and no Navratri festival is complete without the song being played.