Favorite Song Picturisations of 2009

A rather dull year for Bollywood-2009 is coming to an end. Though one can not deny that even in such phase, we have got some pathbreaking movies too. Like Kaminey and Dev D, which I think, are the most different, yet 'Bolly' movies, we have seen in 2009. And by the word 'Bollywood' what comes first to our mind is - Song and Dance!! So, there. Why not make a list of vibrant, colorful and vivid canvas of Hindi Cinema - My Favorite Song Picturisations of 2009.

Please note that I haven't seen Paa and 3 idiots and Ada are not released yet. So they are not included in the list. The list is in order of Movie release dates.

Yeh zindagi bhi - Luck By Chance : The movie is full of vibrant colors. Colors that truly represents Bollywood and India. Beautiful 'Pyaar Ki Daastan' was a strong contender. But the storyline used in 'Yeh Zindgi Bhi' made it really interesting. Unknown faces, who works their best to make the movie as it should be, without being recognized ever. Wonderful Camerawork, one of the best Title credits.

Khuda-Ya-Khair - Billu : Gorgeous landscapes of Pollachi [Tamil Nadu] And lovely lady, Lara Dutta as Gaaon Ki Gori!! Droooooool.... Yes, the 'SRK riding bicycle' song is another favorite of mine this year. Don't know if Pritam has lifted the tune from anywhere, but the song is perfect match for the visuals.

Emotional Atyaachar [Rock]- Dev D : Visual dynamite - that's what I call it. Each song is picturised in a way, that each of them stands alone in their own way. So far, I zeroed on Dhol Yaraa Dhol, Saali Khushi and Pardesi. Fantastic choreography. Superb colors. But the winner has to be Emotional Atyachaar - Rock Version. for sheer technical brilliance.

Dil Gira Daftan - Delhi 6 : Koi Shaq??? Gorgeous Sonam Kapoor casts spell with her unmatched beauty. and what a video ! How smoothly it glides between Chandni Chowk & New York !! Love the exposure having feel of Canvas.

Gulon mein - Sikandar : Serene scenic beauty of Kashmir captured in equally serene song. And a shocker later. Gulon Mein fitted perfectly in the movie.

Thoda Thoda Pyar - Love Aaj Kal : All the fun in Chor Bazaari, is left behind by the charm of lovestory between Saif+ Giselle. Though her lip syncing looked little bit out of place, its Saif, who makes the song outstanding. All the clownish act and masti !!

Climax Song - Kaminey : Dark, Violent, Hair Raising - the song which features in climax of the movie is amongst Vishal's one of the best works. I wonder why the song is not included in OST?

Goonje Angana Mein Shehnai - Life Partner : Well, I'm being little bit selfish here. And why not? Its my blog after all. This song is here, just because of girl Genelia. And when she's doing Garba, how can i keep my eyes off the screen?? Also, cinematography is so lovely. All the colors and glitter.

Tera Hi Jalwa - Wanted : Style Bhai !! And his Dance !! What a combo, yaar. Prabhu Deva has added his own touch and made Salman dance to the Ganesha song. Add surprise appearances and Dhammakedaar beats, the song is full Paisa Vasool !!

Title Track - Whats Your Raashee : 12 Priyanka !! Each one is different. And Harman doing some nice dancing around the Lady(ies). Snippets of each song from the album as an instrumental piece makes it unique.

Rukmaniye - QuickGun Murugan : Silly choice? Not at all. You oughta see Rambha dancing on the floor a-la 1970s. All the suggestive movements of her and camera both. ;-) As raunchy as it can get. Fun !!
Iktara [all versions] - Wake Up Sid: Movie featured various versions of the song. All has magical touch. Visual and musical delight. Narrative goes on with songs. Especially the Punjabi version is fantastic.

Barso Yaron - London Dreams :
Many people criticized the movie for making rockstars out of 40 something actors. But I loved each song and the movie itself. This song was a blast on screen. Especially when Salman starts singing his lines, temperature soars ! And the grand finale with Hanuman Chalisa lines. Rocking.

Pocket Mein Rocket - RocketSingh : Since its first promo, the dance steps has caught my eyes. I will be watching the movie in a day or two. But meanwhile the video has got me hooked on. Ranbir, is truly a star. He makes ordinary things, so special.

Promotional videos of 3 Idiots looks good. Zoobi Doobi has fun flavor, while 'Behti Hawa saa' made me emotional. So, fingers are crossed for the movie. Meanwhile, what are your favorite videos of the year 2009???


  1. YES! I loved a lot of these songs too (sometimes more than the movie itself), especially Yeh Zindagi Bhi, Khudaya Khair, Goonje Angana Mein Shehnai, and Barson Yaron. Plus I also quite like the 3 Idiots soundtrack.

    Hopefully 2010 gives us some better movies. I haven't seen all of this year's, but so far nothing's really impressing me.

  2. talking of picturisations,
    1. Emotional Atyachar - Rock
    2. Barso Yaaron

    anything about worst? I'd say Rehna Tu. Most disappointing ever. such a good song n no picturisation. reminds me though that Genda phool was good too. n what abt the english one in Wake Up Sid? was good i'd say.

  3. Luck by Chance, Dev D, Kaminey, Delhi 6, Wake Up Sid.. spot on

    Not a big fan of all the others.
    Behti Hawa is an awesome track, and I have been avoiding all sortsa trailers n promos for 3 idiots. I am waiting to be awestruck at the cinemas.

    My favourite picturisations of the year have to be:
    Delhi 6 title track, Dhan Te Nan and Iktara.

    And Darshit jee, badhaiya fir se :)

  4. Hey Darshit, congrats ....I was absent here for some time so didn't know. Wishing you all the best for the future.

    As for the list, well, I am yet to watch most of them. Among those I watched, all song picturisations of Dev D were great. Khuda-Ya-Khair and Iktara too. But Dil Gira Daftan was the best, dreamy sequences combining Chandni Chowk and New York. Superb stuff.

  5. shell
    fingers crossed for 2010. Really, some good line up of movies is under wraps. So can't wait for the new year.

    Talking about Rehna Tu, actually I liked pictuerisation of it. See my movie review. It was sung for Delhi, telling it to remain as it is. Agree that last lines were wasted in 'pool' sequence.

    The English one is in my mind. the one when they celebrate birthday, same song in climax -the rainy sea!! Gorgeous track indeed.

    Behti hawa makes me nostalgic. Wanting to go back to friends. :( How on earth can you keep the distance?????? Aamir is everywhere.

    Thanks for the Badhais. :D

    Sujoy B
    Thanks a lot Sujoy. Thanks for the wishes.

    Dev D is indeed a visual masterpiece. Each frame is cult yet great. Gorgeous Sonam Kapoor made each frame of Delhi 6-worth watching, and watching and watching.

  6. I really liked 'Main Woh Hoon' from Love Aaj Kal. Delhi-6 picturizations were good, could've been a lot better. My favorites (multiple, now) come from Tum Mile, easily! But then, those are my kind of songs, and it's my kind of film.

    There's one from London Dreams, Tapke Masti, which I love too. Have yet to see Dev.D, have the DVD (hey, it almost rhymes, DevD ki DVD! :D)

    Ref: London Dreams, and Ajay and Salman...really doesn't bother me when a 40-something plays a 20-something. Look, the inverse doesn't bother me either, i.e. if Tabu or Vidya Balan played the role of a 50-60 yr old (how many times, even in old films, did we see this! Plenty, right!), I wouldn't mind it at all, as long as they did it well.

    Some people take a side for the sake of taking it...I'm starting to think that's one instance of it. And it's the same people who say others don't understand Bollywood. Sigh...I mean, hello, Amitabh just played a 13 year old and pulled it off amazingly well! I rest my case. :D

  7. theBollywoodFan
    That song from LAK was really good. The way narrative moves on in a song - the repeatative life of Saif-was shown perfectly. And Delhi6 was awesome [Haaye, Bittu Sonam]. But dang, I have yet to see Tum Mile. Cant wait for DVD.

    Tapkey Masti was full on punjabi - colors and more colors. Loved it especially for Salman and his fultoo dancing. But the way Sallu performed in Barso Yaron, it made in my list. I din't mind at all for 40 somethings playing 20. Well, who was in their 20s in RDB? Its just the performance that matters. And the same Amitabh can romance Shilpa Shetty in Lal Badshah !! :P

    Will look forward to your thoughts on Dev D. Cause I know you are not much keen on.

  8. My most fav one is Emosanal atyachar -rock........while, i love Mohit Chauhan's songs..so, the next one is Gulon mein..
    and the third is - iqtaara.. loved the melody..

    (yess, i forgot itz abt song 'picturisations!!)


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