On the auspicious occasion of Janamashtami we bring you thirteen Bollywood songs, which perfectly capture the spirit of the festival dedicated to Lord Krishna.
1. Govinda Aala Re Aala: This song from 1963 release Bluff Master is a Janamashtami staple. Crooned by Mohammed Rafi, the song features Shammi Kapoor.
2. Bada Natkhat Hai Ye: Bada Natkhat Hai Yeh is from Shakti Samanta’s 1972 Rajesh Khanna–Sharmila Tagore starrer Amar Prem and Lata Mangeshkar has lent her voice to it.
3. Yashomati Maiyya Se Bole Nandlala: This song from 1978 release Satyam Shivam Sundaram captures the essence of Janamashtami. The song is Lord Krishna’s complaint to his mother as to why he is dark while his beloved Radha is fair-skinned. The song has been sung by Lata Mangeshkar.
4. Mach Gaya Shor Sari Nagri Re: This upbeat track from the 1982 Amitabh Bachchan starrer Khud-daar will indulge you in festive fervor. Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar have lent their magical voices to the song.
5. Chandi Ki Daal Pe: Salman Khan has sung this festive number along with Alka Yagnik for his 1999 release Hello Brother and this song is played every year during the Dahi Handi celebrations.
6. Maiyya Yashodha: While Yashomati Maiyya was Krishna’s complaint to his mother, Maiyya Yashodha from 1999 release Hum Saath-Saath Hain has Radha complaining to Krishna’s mother. The song has been sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik and Anuradha Paudwal.
8. Raadha Kaise Na Jale: Sung by Asha Bhosle and Udit Narayan, this song from Ashutosh Gowariker‘s Oscar-nominated movie Lagaan has Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh performing Raasleela. The song has been composed by A R Rahman.
9. Wo Kisna Hai: Wo Kisna Hai from Vivek Oberoi starrer Kisna (2005) perfectly describes the awe-inspiring attributes of Lord Krishna. The song has been sung by Sukhwinder Singh.
10. Radhe Krishna Ki Jyoti: This soulful number from Rajshri’s 2006 blockbuster Vivah asks Lord Krishna to shower his blessings on his devotees and has been sung by Shreya Ghoshal. Vivah stars Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao in the lead roles.
11. Mann Mohana: Ashutosh Gowariker’s mega blockbuster Jodhaa Akbar featured Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai in the lead roles. As Akbar’s Hindu queen was a Krishna devotee a song had to be dedicated to him and thus, Mann Mohana got included in the album, which was crooned by Bela Shinde.
12. Go Go Go Govinda: Akshay Kumar had played Lord Krishna in Umesh Shukla’s 2012 satire OMG! Oh My God and the film had a special number Go Go Go Govinda, which had Sonakshi Sinha and Prabhudheva dancing with abandon. The song has been sung by Mika Singh and Shreya Ghoshal.
13. Radha On The Dance Floor: From Karan Johar’s 2012 release Student of The Year, this song came under fire because of its lyrics ‘sexy Radha party’. That aside, it’s a peppy dance number and you can groove to it this Janamashtami.
We at MovieTalkies wish you all a very happy and blessed Janamashtami.