RAEES 'Udi Udi Jaye' and other Bollywood songs celebrating Makar Sankranti
Bollywood always offers its audience a huge variety of songs celebrating the spirit of Indian festivals like Holi, Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi among various others.
We just entered 2017 and the Holi song of the year ‘Go Pagal’ from Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film JOLLY LLB 2 is already here. Likewise Shah Rukh Khan is here with ‘Udi Udi Jaye’ the song which celebrates the festivity of Makar Sankranti.
We bring you few such vibrant Bollywood tracks wherein the festival of ‘Kite Flying’ is celebrated with great pomp and show.
Udi Udi Jaye (RAEES)
Shah Rukh Khan and cross border export Mahira Khan brings new Makar Sankranti song of the year. Both the stars are seen flirting with each other amidst the celebration of Sankrant. Raees Shah Rukh is seen flying kites and while his beloved Mahira Khan is dancing on terrace to appease her lover. The lyrics of the song too go like ‘Mera Dil Hai Patang Aur Teri Nazar Manja.’ The lead actors are also seen doing Garba in this track.
Manja (KAI PO CHE)
Lead actors Amit and Rajkummar Rao are seen engaged in a kite flying competition in this track. The word ‘Manja’ itself is a term used for the thread one uses while flying a kite. Interestingly the title of the film ‘KAI PO CHE’ itself is a phrase used by Gujarati people to express their happiness when they cut opponents’ kite.
Kaipoche (HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM)
This one song celebrates the excitement and spirit of Makar Sankranti the most. In this track from Salman Khan’s HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM not just the hero but the entire family is seen participating in the kite flying competition. Salman shows off his trademark moves in the song. This is the most popular Makar Sankranti song
A SCREEN GRAB OF RUTH AA GAYI RE FROM 1947 EARTH
Ruth Aa Gayi Re (1947 EARTH)
In Deepa Mehta’s critically acclaimed 1947 EARTH film, Aamir Khan is seen teaching Nandita how to fly kite and thereby having a good opportunity to flirt with the film’s heroine.
Chali Chali Re Patang (BHABHI)
The song picturized on Jagdeep and Nanda though is not an out an out Makar Sankrant festival celebrating song, but still revolves around kite flying. Both the actors are seen enjoying themselves while indulging in the kite-flying session.
Makar Sankranti is a festival which our filmmakers are using quite nicely to portray the courting period of the film’s protagonist and their love interest.