Bollywood seems to have a special affinity towards the monsoon. Since its early days, directors have used rains as a backdrop for love to blossom between the male and female protagonist. Its monsoon season again in India, and Hindi cinema’s eternal relationship with the monsoon has given us an unending list of emotional, passionate and romantic rain songs. All adore these moments–the iconic cuddling beneath an umbrella, sari-clad actress romancing in the rain or dancing on the dark street. Come; let’s fall in love all over again!
Pyaar Hua Iqraar Hua. (Shree 420) This is the original rain song of Bollywood. This classic number, sung by Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar, composed by Shankar-Jaikishen and lyrics penned by Shailendra. An unforgettable imagery of golden pair, Raj Kapoor and Nargis cuddles close together beneath an umbrella, promising of eternal togetherness, ensures not a single monsoon passes without summoning this classic melody making it an evergreen rain song.
Tip Tip Barsa Paani. (Mohra) This song was undoubtedly the most popular rain song of the 90s. Sung by Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan, Raveena Tondon and Akshay Kumar looked super hot in this song.Raveena Tandon may have gotten over her 'mast mast' days but Mohra fans continue to revere the ravishing beauty at her irresistible best translucent yellow sari dancing whilst romancing Akshay Kumar to Viju Shah's seriously addictive and groovy rain composition.
Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein. (Ajnabee) The sensuous 70s rain song showcasing Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman's wet rendezvous on the terrace in this supremely breezy. The song, composed by RD Burman, was sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar.
Koi Ladki Hain. (Dil Toh Pagal Hain) 'Ghode jaisi chaal, haathi jaisi dum. Oh saawan raja, kahan se aaye tum?' This unforgettable and charming peppy dance number shows the romantic chemistry between the Dancing Queen Madhuri Dixit and Shah Rukh Khan tapping their foot along with a group of kids. Shiamak Davar's clear-cut steps livened by the combined charisma and vivacity of the couple. The energetic song is sung by Udit Narayan and Lata Mangeshkar.
Kaante Nahi Katate. (Mr. India) Any Bollywood actress has never even came close to look as sensuous as Sridevi looked in this song. Kishore Kumar and Alisha Chinoy sang this song which was composed by Laxmikaant Pyarelaal and written by Javed Akhtar.
Mere Khawabon Mein Jo Aaye. (DDLJ) Next in the list of Best Rain Songs in Bollywood Films comes from iconic Movie Dilwaale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge. Who can ever forget the lovely Kajol dancing in the rain in white crop top and skirt to Lata Mangeshkar's scintillating voice and Jatin-Lalit's tunes.
Rimjhim Gire Saawan. (Manzil) This beautiful song featured on Amitabh and Moushumi Chatterjee’s utterly drenched chemistry is for all moods. Penned by lyricist Yogesh and composed by Pancham Da, the song was sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar.
Tum Hi Ho. (Aashiqui 2) This latest soulful composition featuring Aaditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the classic ‘under the coat’ scene has made its place in the list of evergreen romantic rain songs. Composed by Mithoon Sharma and sung by the melodious singer Arijit Singh, the song features Aaditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor.