India is probably the only country in the world whose film industry is boldly woven with the music industry. Hindi songs are the essence of Bollywood and have become popular all across the world. While some of them are based on fantasy, there are many others that capture India in its truest form.
Here are five songs whose reel captures the real India:
Rafta Rafta from Namastey London
Shot in the rural area of Punjab, this song manages to show Punjab and its culture in the best way. From the huge fields with tractors running across them to the dance, the culture of Punjab is highlighted in the song.
Kyon from Barfi
The song is filmed in the villages of West Bengal and manages to truly capture its beauty in the purest form. It highlights the village life in West Bengal; small houses made with thatched roofs built by the paddy fields, fresh streams, unconcretised roads, and soaring trees.
M Bole Toh from Munna Bhai MBBS
Filmed in Mumbai, the song not only picturises the real Mumbai, but also uses different dialects of the state of Maharasthra in its lyrics and features the traditional attire of the state. The song shows the serene beauty of the popular Marine Drive and at the same time, captures the colourful side of the Mumbai streets.
Dil chahta Hai from Dil Chahta Hai
A road trip taken by three best friends from Mumbai to Goa, the song captures the entire journey and also highlights the Goa beach culture.
Chupke Se Sun from Mission Kashmir
Beautifully shot, the song captures both the beauty and terror that characterises Kashmir. At one moment you are captivated by the grandeur that is Kashmir and just when you are about to lose yourself to that splendor, you are reminded of, through the eyes of Hritik Roshan, the horror that has haunted Kashmir for over half a century.
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