Singin’ In the Rain - Bollywood Ishtyle!
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in <i>Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.</i>
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.

Singin’ In the Rain - Bollywood Ishtyle!

Singing in the rain comes naturally to our film stars. Right from sharing an umbrella to dancing without music, Bollywood gets more creative with a rainy backdrop. Here are five memorable romantic rain songs from popular Hindi films while you wait for the monsoon.

Pyar Hua Iqrar Hua... from Shree 420

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(Source: YouTube/Shemaroo)

This black and white classic showcases the inimitable chemistry between Raj Kapoor and Nargis. Shree 420 wouldn’t be the same without this memorable number sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey.

Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein... from Ajnabee

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(Source: YouTube/Rajshri)

The 70s sex siren Zeenat Aman just steams up the frame in this rain song with Rajesh Khanna, who does his stylish head tilt. Besides being a catchy number, this song has everything - thunder, lightning and the oomph factor between Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman.

Aaj Rapat Jaayen To... from Namak Halaal

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(Source: YouTube/Shemaroo)

The 80s was totally bindaas. We have Amitabh Bachchan and Smita Patil on a vegetable cart in the middle of the road in the Mumbai monsoon! One of the wackiest rain songs picturised in Bollywood, especially keeping in mind the fact that the couple dancing to the song is - the angry young man and the art house heroine.

Tip Tip Barsa Paani... from Mohra

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(Source: YouTube)

In the 90s Raveena Tandon made the yellow saree a part of every guy’s fantasy after grooving with Akshay Kumar to this popular song from Mohra.

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

(Source: <a href="">YouTube/Dharma Productions</a>)
(Source: YouTube/Dharma Productions)

Last but not the least, this romantic sequence from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai will leave you all mushy. There is no song here, because when SRK and Kajol come on screen together, they let the silence do all the talking and singing. Just in from the rain, Shah Rukh plays the invisible piano while Kajol listens in awe.

(This article is from The Quint’s archives and was first published on 12 June 2015. It is now being republished.)

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