Today as we all celebrate Krishna Janmashtami, a day that is celebrated every year to mark the birth of Indian God, who went on to spread love, colours, music and Geeta Gyan.
FoodFashionLife.Com brings to you 10 Famous Krishna Songs from Bollywood that are must listen on this auspicious day. The list of songs given below also shows how the music of the bhajans and Krishna Songs from Bollywood have evolved with time, in terms of music, lyrics and picturization, nevertheless, all the songs are music to ears and loved by all.
- Brindavan Ka Krishna Kanahiya – Miss Mary (1957)
This Song is from the movie Miss Mary, picturised on Meena Kumari, Kishore Kumar, Gemini Ganesan and Jamuna. The song is so soothing and beautiful to ears, the music of which has been composed by Hemant Kumar and is sung by Mohd. Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar.
- Govinda aala Re Aala Zara Matki Sambhal Brij Bala – Bluffmaster (1963)
In the song from the movie Bluffmaster we see actor Shammi Kapoor dancing and celebrating the Janmashtami Festival. At that time the movie gained instant popularity amongst the masses with this song. The music of the song is composed by Kalyanji-Anandji and sung by Mohd. Rafi.
- Badi Der Bhai Nandlala Teri Raah Take Brij Bala – Khandaan (1965)
This song is one of the most loved songs for Janmashtami celebrations and often sung while people are waiting for the clock to strike 12 at midnight when the actual Janamshatmi Celebration is observed. This song features Sunil Dutt, the song is sung by Mohd. Rafi and the music composed by Ravi. Sunil Dutt has another Krishna song to his credit titled ‘Radhike Tune Bansuri Churayi’.
- Bada Natkhat Re Krishan Kanhiya – Amar Prem (1973)
This song from the movie Amar Prem shows the immortal love of a mother for her child, in the song mother refers the child as Krishna, as there are many popular tales of Krishna’s mischievous nature as a young kid. This song is full of motherly love, that describes all the Krishna’s mischiefs and that makes it a must listen on this auspicious day. The song is crooned by Lata Mangeshkar and music of it is composed by R.D Burman.
- Shaam Teri Bansi Pukare Radha Naam – Geet Gata Chal (1975)
The song is picturised on Sachin Pilgaonkar and Sarika, and is part of a hit movie ‘Geet Gata Chal’ by Rajshri Productions. The music of the song is composed by Ravindra Jain and is sung by Aarti Mukherji and Jaspal Singh.
- Sancha Naam Tera – Julie (1975)
This devotional number from the movie is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Usha Mangeshkar and it is a soul stirring devotional song. The magic the two sisters created with their melodies voice is something that makes this song unique and soul soothing. The music of the song was composed by Rajesh Roshan.
- Yashomati Maiyaan Se Bole Nand Lala Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978)
The song is from the movie was one of the hit numbers and is still loved by all. The song is picturised on young Padmini Kolhapure. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey, while the music directors are Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
- Shyaam Rang Ranga Re – Apne Paraye (1980)
Yesudas’s magical voice and Bappi Lehri’s music makes this song unique and my personal favourite. It is a devotional number that sketches the beauty of Krishna in a best possible way. We see Actor Amol Palekar singing the song while giving percussion on Mridang and it is indeed a delight to watch and listen to this number.
- Who Hai Albela – Kisna (2005)
This vibrant and lively number is one of the Famous Krishna number of Bolyywood in recent times. This is pictured on Vivek Oberoi, Antonia Bernath, Isha Sharvani, is sung by Sukhwinder Singh, S.Shailja, Ismail Darbar and Ayesha Darbar, while its music is composed by Ismail Darbar.
- Kanha So Ja Zara (2017)
This one is the latest edition and is indeed very melodious and a happy song from the movie ‘Baahubali 2’. This Janmashtami many girls and disguised Krishna’s are sure to dance to its tune. The song is sung by Madhushree and music is given by M.M.Kreem.