Lavish lehengas, extravagant jewellery, and peppy dance moves are what you see in almost every Bollywood movie. We owe our fashion sense and fondness for jewellery to these songs that have reminded us of our jhumka’s, haathphool, ghungroos, and whatnot. Let’s go down memory lane and pay a tribute to five songs that have deeply influenced us.
Jhumkas from ‘Jhumka Gira Re’
The song that tops the charts in terms of jewellery mentioned is the iconic Jhumka Gira Re. Released in 1966, this song featured in the movie, Mera Saaya where veteran female actor, Sadhna mesmerised the audience with her flawless dance moves. The song is about a girl who loses her jhumka at a shopping street in Bareilly.
Anklets in ‘Ghungroo Toot Gaye’
Ghungroo Toot Gaye has become the party anthem with its upbeat music after Hrithik Roshan enthralled audiences with his mesmerising dance moves. This song featured in the 2019 action-thriller War starring Tiger Shroff and Hrithik Roshan. However, Ghungroo Toot Gaye was first written by lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri and sung by Asha Bhosale for Sultan Ahmed’s film, Dharam Kaanta in 1982.
When ‘Bole Chudiyan’ made bangles famous
The 2001 release, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham or ‘K3G’ featured the song ‘Bole Chudiyan’ with Kareena Kapoor adding oomph with her dance moves. The song’s popularity became more prominent when young girls started dancing to this song wearing layered bangles.
Rings in ‘Aaj Hai Sagai’
Rings are not mentioned in this song directly, as it subtly hints at the accessory. Featured in the movie, Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha starred real life couple—Kajol and Ajay Devgn.
Haathphool in ‘In Ankhon Ke Masti Mein’
How can we forget veteran actor Rekha’s enchanting beauty and expressions in the song, In Ankhon Ke Masti Mein from the 1981 release, Umrao Jaan? The song is remembered for Rekha’s look where she wore a classy Mughal-inspired heavy haathphool and an off-white silk anarkalli.
Bollywood songs have always inspired our sense of dressing– be it accessories or clothing. We have emulated dance moves and the entire look of our celebrities. Which Bollywood song made you buy jewellery after watching your favourite star sway to the music?