From Dhol Baje to Chogada & Kamariya: How Navratri has evolved over the years
Ae Halo! Navratri is here and its the time to go crazy over the beats of nagada and dhol. The 10 days of the festival are these days just about garba and sporting traditional outfits like ghagras and kediyas. With blessings of the Goddess Durga everyone from youngies to old all groove over the traditional Gujarati songs of garba. Phalguni Pathak is one of the attraction as she has led down a treasure of songs exclusively for garba.
Apart from Gujarati folk songs there are many songs Bollywood too has given us. From 'O Sherowali' to latest 'Chogada' there have been many such foot tapping tracks that just increase the fun of garba. We have seen the actors on screen sporting the traditional outfit and performing the folk dance with full enthusiasm. But over the years as the taste for music changed the style also has changed and is being presented completely in a new style. On one hand we still sometimes love to wear kediyas and ghagras but we are not that keen to step up on the old music anymore.
With tracks like 'Chogada' from LOVEYATRI and 'Kamariya' of MITRON the perspectives have changed completely not only for the music but also for the dressing styles as well. Especially Loveratri as it is making go everyone crazy over its desi tracks and it is one of the praised movies of the year. We had seen Aishwarya Rai and Deepika Padukone suited up in traditional avatar with the authentic ornaments top to bottom in 'Dhum Dhumm Dhol Baje' and 'Nagada Sang Dhol Baje' respectively but in latest tracks Chogada and Kamariya the lead actresses Warina Hussain and Kritika Kamra are seen in modern attires introducing the new age style for the folk dance in western style. Aayush Sharma too is seen playing garba in a leather jacket and Jacky Bhagnani sported a denim in the song. While the transition has also taken place, the traditional festival has also got 'rap' touch, thereby showcasing the evolvement of the festival in new age style
Well taste and preferences change with times and generation, but at last traditional is traditional so those looks seem more enticing and realistic plus it gel well with the essence of the festival.
(With inputs from Rachnana Sheth)
And here's a list of songs that are must addon to your playlist for this Navratri