Monsoon showers accompanied by soulful Bollywood music are a cool idea to spend a rain-drenched evening. So, we decided to quiz lyricist adman Prasoon Joshi along with composers Shantanu Moitra and Swanand Kirkire on the melodies they love listening to when it pours. The result is the Brunch Rain Song Playlist.
A few notable exceptions here, we feel, include the iconic Allah megh de from Guide, the romantic Rim jhim ke taraane leke aayi barsaat from Kaala Bazaar and the playful Yeh ladki bhigi bhagi si from Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi. What do you think?
Prasoon Joshi's playlist
1 Abke savan aise barse, by Shubha Mudgal: I wrote it 13 years ago, but the number, rendered powerfully by Shubha, is still popular.
2 Dekho na, Fanaa: Sonu Nigaam and Sunidhi Chauhan did justice to my lyrics. Yeh saazish hai boondon ki. It's a conspiracy of raindrops.
3 Bole re papihara, Guddi: This gem of Hindustani classical, pictured on Jaya Bhaduri, has a certain sobriety to it.
4 O sajna, barkha bahar aayi, Parakh: Lata Mangeshkar was at the peak of her powers. Aise rimjhim mein o sajan, pyase, pyaase tere nayan. Beautiful!
5Megha jhar, jhar barsaat re, Drishti: One for Kishori Amonkar's legion of admirers.
From HT Brunch, July 13
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