Monsoon is here with a splashy surprise and who else can we look up to if not enthusiastic Punjabis for some pure rainy day fun?
‘Tiyan’ or ‘Teej’ as we call it, the monsoon season is celebrated all over Punjab by singing, dancing, taking rides on swings (peengh) and eating yummy food.
While singing and listening to music is every Indian’s favourite pastime, a lot of Punjabi songs come to mind when you think about rainy days.
Hindustan Times asked youngsters about some popular rainy da songs on their playlist.
The most common tune playing on most people’s minds turned out to be ‘Saun di jhadi de vich tere naal nachne nu jee karda’ Punjabi singer Babbu Mann.
Tanya Singh Ghattotra, 22, says her favourite song is ‘Rabba rabba mih varsa, sadi kothi daane pa’ by Sukhwinder Singh.
Also, Rajni Vijan, 22, a student from AS College, Khanna says, “A really fun and catchy song is ‘Chitte suit te daag pe gae… kaniya ch main bhij gai’ (My white suit got stained because of the puddles in your street… I got drenched on my way to meet you). Ziart, a PU student suggests, “The Harbhajan Mann song ‘Saun de mahine vich kudiyan de sine vich, kikliyea paunde lakhan chaaa…’ talks about how the rainy season is celebrated in Punjab by young women by applying henna, dancing, and buying colourful dupattas and bangles.”
We also apoke to a few Punjabi celebrities about their favourite rainy day songs. Here's what they had to say...
Surveen Chawla, who stars in recently-released film ‘Hero - Naam Yaad Rakhi’ shares that her favourite monsoon song is ‘Dekho na’ from the movie ‘Fanaa’.
Actor Khushboo Grewal, on the other hand, went with the sizzling hot monsoon number ‘Tip tip barsa paani’ that instantly takes her back to her college days while ‘Mar jaawan’ from her movie ‘Carry On Jatta’ is her favourite Punjabi number to tune in to during the monsoon.
However, Indeep Bakshi, famous for his songs ‘Saturday Saturday’ from the movie ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya’ likes tuning into classics such as ‘Bheegi bheegi raaton mein,’ ‘Kabhi jo baadal barse’ and ‘Saawan aaya hai’.
Tune in the Punjabi way
Our top three Punjabi rain songs:
1. Saun di jhadi de vich tere naal nachne nu jee karda by Babbu Mann
2. Rabba rabba mih varsa, sadi kothi daane pa by Sukhwinder Singh
3. Saun de mahine vich kudiyan de sine vich by Harbhajan Mann