Top 7 Songs On Mumbai!
Mumbai is a big Daddy to movies. Not only this, it is also a muse to movies. Whenever the term film, stars or glamour is heard, the only place that strikes our mind is “Mumbai”. Since ages, Mumbai is making movies and its creative turn has achieved dizzying heights. There have been a number of songs dedicated to our film paradise. Here, I bring some of them, which are evergreen and will remain etched in the minds of our Indians forever!
Ye Bombay Sheher Haadson Ka Sheher Hai!
This song from the 1983 movie Haadsa captured Mumbai in the way which holds true even today! The way this title track explains changing Mumbai is just awesome and unforgettable. The lyrics like “bade khoobsurat se hote hai dhoke” highlights the deceitful tactics that ‘Mumbaikars’ caters to, to make money from the innocent people and such lyrics hooks the listeners in a powerful manner!
2.Mama Ham Sare hai Mumbaiya!
This lively song from ‘Rehna Hai Tere Dil Me‘ is liked by ‘youngistan’ population of India especially Mumbai. The fun quotient and careless attitude which Madhvan celebrates in this song bring ‘masti’ in the souls whenever this song is played.
3.Ee Hai Bambai Nagariya Tu Dekh Babua
Raise your hands and brace yourselves when all time favourite movie “Don” plays all time favourite song about Mumbai. The visuals, the camera, Amitabh Bachchan’s transformation like a chameleon etc. leaves no stone unturned to compel us to love this song. What adds to it are the lyrics regarding Church Gate and Bandra saying “Koi Bandar Nahi Hai Fir Bhi Naam Bandra, Church Ka Gate Hai Church Hai Laapata”.
4.Bambai se Aaya Mera Dost, Dost ko Salaam Karo
This song from 1977 movie ‘Aap Ki Khatir’ did not get much appreciated for its visuals, but the lyrics of this song is adored since ages. When anyone comes back in a family from Mumbai, this song automatically comes in everybody’s mind and the person is teased continuously for three to four days. Ha! Ha! Isn’t it?
5.Ye Hai Bombay Meri Jaan
This song was set in 1956 and is the epitome which told many generations that Mumbai or then Bombay was always ahead from the other parts of the India. This song tells a lot about Mumbai during the 50s and 60s to the people who were not there. This is the beauty of cinema and also the beauty of this song whose glimpse takes us back in time within a blink of an eye!
6.Lakh Lakh Roz Aake Fas Jate Hai!
This song from “Taxi no. 9211” is as true and hilarious as it can get. Taking a humorous take on the problems people face in Mumbai due to fast paced life and traffic, this song makes strugglers forget about the problems they face and take a mocking stance on them. John Abraham and Nana Patekar’s mismatching tones in the song makes us root for them and make this song more enjoyable!
7.In The Mumbai All Over India!
The lyrics itself says everything. This song “Ae Ganpat Chal Daru La” hints at the “bhaigiri” or the mafia environmental that has remained as a dark part of Mumbai. Every ‘Mumbaikar’ is acquainted with the Mafias and Dons who have remained in the Tinsel town since ages and this song reminds us their present day existence!