Lord Krishna’s birth anniversary is round the corner. And
when there is celebration of a festival, how can Bollywood be far behind? Time
and again Bollywood movies have had songs commemorating the birth anniversary
of Lord Krishna. From Salman Khan to Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji to Zeenat
Aman - all these stars have enjoyed the ‘Govinda Aala Re’ moment.
As the nation gears up to celebrate Janmashtami and Dahi Handi this weekend, we bring you our picks from the gamut of Bollywood songs that portray various shades of the lord himself. Let's have a look at how our B-Townies have lived the spirit of this festival on-screen. Here are a few songs that are unmissable during the Janmashtami and Dahi Handi festivities of all over the nation.
Yashomati Maiyya Se Bole Nandlala
Sung by the nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar, this
song was a part of the Zeenat Aman and Shashi Kapoor's film Satyam Shivam
Sundaram (1978). This song shows how Krishna, as a kid, was troubled by his
dark complexion, while his ladylove Radha was fair-skinned.
Govinda Aala Re
Shammi Kapoor's iconic song has been one of the most
popularly played songs during Janmashtami and Dahi Handi. Sung by the late
legendary Mohammed Rafi, this song is from the film Bluff Master (1963).
Chandi Ki Daal Par
This is one Janmashtami and Dahi Handi song that came
alive with Salman Khan and Rani Mukerji’s electrifying performance. The song
was from Hello Brother (1999). And who was the voice behind the song? Well,
none other than Salman Khan himself. Alongside him crooned the track was Alka
Mach Gaya Shor
Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Parveen Babi, this song was
sung by the legendary Kishore Kumar for the film Khuddar (1982). It's a must
have on your playlist this festive season on Janmashtami and Dahi Handi.
Go Go Go Govinda
Prabhu Dheva and Sonakshi Sinha having a dance face-off made this peppy track a fan favourite. Filmed on the occasion of Janmashtami and Dahi Handi, this song sung by Aman Trikha and Shreya Ghoshal is from Oh My God (2012), starring Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal.