If you are a regular attendee of Hollywood flicks or at least have a habit of not missing some good flicks at home, by now, you should have found one interesting fact – Even the Hollywood biggies are fans of our Indian music! Don't believe? Unlike the usual fact that our filmmakers do adopt some concepts and scenes from the H-Town flicks, the directors there to try cashing in on some Indian music, at least, in the background. And the reasons.... best known to them!
To make you believe our words, today, we are here with a list of such English films and the Hindi tracks that you can see in one frame. Take a note.
Here it goes – Bollywood song followed by the Hollywood flick
'Mera Joota Hai Japani...' – Deadpool (2016)
Rey Reynolds Deadpool is one of the successful superhero films which caught everyone's attention. But what left every Indian proud was Raj Kapoor's evergreen musical hit 'Mera Joota Hai Japani…' from Shree 420 that featured in one the film's scenes.
Kapoor's fans and music lovers especially of BTwon would have had elated with the surprise.
'Mundian Tu Bach Ke Rahi...' – The Dictator (2011)
Punjabi MC's hit number 'Mundian Tu Bach Ke Rahi...' from Amitabh Bachchan's Boom was used in the trailer of Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy film The Dictator.
Big B's fans must have had a smile on their faces back then!
'Sanson Ki Mala...' – Remember Me (2010)
There was a scene in the 2014 romantic film Remember Me where the leads Robert Pattinson and Emelie de Ravin visit a desi restaurant during their date. And in that particular scene, we can hear the Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's hit song 'Sanson Ki Mala...' in the background.
'Chhalka Chhalka Re...' – Accidental Husband (2008)
AR Rahman's popular song 'Chhalka Chhlaka Re...' from the hit film Saathiya was heard in one of the scenes of Uma Thurman flick Accidental Husband. You can also hear 'Swasame...' from the Tamil film Thenali at the end of the film.
We agree Rahman's music is worthy of it.
Chaiyya Chaiyya – Inside Man (2006)
The 2006's crime thriller Inside Man starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owenend and Jodie Foster has AR Rahman's chartbuster 'Chaiyya Chaiyya...' from Dil Se during the beginning and end of the film.
The song got all the hype with its beats so much so that it even traversed overseas to entertain the film buffs there!
Lehron Ki Tarah Yaadein – Shaun Of The Dead (2004)
In a departmental store scene from Shaun Of The Dead, Kishore Kumar's musical number 'Lehron Ki Tarah Yaadein…' from Nishaan plays in the background.
Kishore Kumar's musical charm might have had impressed the director!
'Mera Mann Tera Pyaasa...' – Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind (2004)
In this 2004's Oscar Winning film, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, two Bollywood songs were used in the background during a scene between the leads. Those songs are Mohammad Rafi's 'Mera Mann Tera Pyaasa...' from Gambler and Lata Mangeshkar's 'Wada Na Tod...' from Dil Tujhko Diya.
Do we need to say anything about the legendary singer duo?
'Chori Chori Hum Gori Se...' – The Guru (2002)
Jimi Mistry's 2002 film The Guru features 'Chori Chori Hum Gori Se Pyaar Karenge...' track from Aamir Khan's dud Mela.
Such was the craze the track had back then.
'Chamma Chamma...' – Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Nicole Kidman was seen dancing to Alka Yagnik's hit number 'Chamma Chamma...' from China Gate in the flick Moulin Rouge! - a two-time Oscar-winning musical film.
Oscar might be the reason for adopting the song?
'Jaan Pehchan Ho...' – Ghost World (2001)
Ghost World, the Scarlett Johansson starer, opens with the Bollywood number 'Jaan Pehchan Ho...' from the film Gumnaam.
The film maker's attention towards the Bollywood song can be seen in the opening.
How about the list? Did it surprise you? Do write to us if you have any such English films with Desi songs playing in the background.
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