Friday, January 22, 2016

Edible Music - Hindi

In my earlier blogpost, I had covered the Popular English Songs with Food titles/ references. In this blog post I shall cover Popular Hindi Songs with Food titles/ references.
Every Bollywood movie is synonymous with at least four to five peppy songs. Some of them go on to become huge hits, while the others bite the dust. Especially now-a-days, a big banner production house goes to launch the music of the film first and then the movie itself. Some may argue that the quality of songs has touched rock bottom, with commercialized hits

Popular Hindi Songs with Food titles/ references:

Shaayad Meri Shaadi Ka Khayal

This song celebrates the quintessential formal invite to the girl’s parents over to the boy’s house, for the shaadi ki baat. Hence the ‘chaai pe bulana’. The song was sung by the singing icons Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar for the movie Sautan.

Ek Garam Chai ki Pyali ho

Yes, another iconic chai song. If Annu Malik had to promote a tea stall in India, it has to be through this song. Alas! Our ears bore the brunt when he decided to give a voice to Salman Khan serenading leggy lasses in bikinis at a beach in Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega (2000). Somebody out to have told the directors, nobody has chai at a beach!

Mai toh raste se jaa raha tha

Sung by Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik, this song is chatpata like Bombay chaat. Govinda sang this song to woo Karisma Kapoor in Coolie No. 1, but I was appalled at the references to the humble bhelpuri and false accusations over the spiciness quotient. Couldn’t he have told the bhaiiya ji to tone down the spice instead of falsely accusing Karisma? (Yes, I love my chaat and I can go to any lengths to defend its unsolicited usage)

Batata Vada

I kid you not. This IS the title of the song. I was one of the lucky ones to witness the song whilst watching the film Hifazat. The song was picturized on Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor in the movie, who have sudden cravings for the humble indianized burger patty. Watch them take the batata vada all over India. There perhaps cannot be a better tribute to it.

Don’t believe me? Watch the below video:

Jab tak rahega Samose me aalu (1997)

Mr. Akshay Kumar and his Mrs. Juhi Chawla in the movie Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi are romping in the moonlight but fondly missing samoses. Thanks to Baba Annu Malik, we have this creative (ahem) song. (Someone instead should have promptly fed the hungry Malik and we would’ve been short by 2 songs at least)
There was a parody slogan to this the next year for the elections (Genius whoever that was) – ‘Jab tak rahega samosa me aalu, tab tak rahega bihar me laalu’.
This was sung by singers Abhijeet and Poornima.

Almost making the cut:

Chane ke khet mein – Anjaam – 1994
Tu Cheez badi hai mast mast – Mohra
Hai Hai Mirchi – Biwi No 1

Do you have any more to add to the list? Do share in the comments below:

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