Bollywoody Mountain


Today I have chosen to talk about the reference to mountains in Bollywood songs. Thus, today’s topic is Bollywoody Mountain. Mountain or the word Parbat has been used by lyricists depicting varied information, connected to mountains. While a song talks about a gypsy traveling to several places over mountains, another talks about the dwelling of the evening on mountains. Another song points at a village behind a mountain and another one about the echo of the sound of the heroine’s light anklets on either side of the mountain. One song even describes the way the rains fall when the dark water-laden clouds bump into the mountains.

There is an incident I would like to share about my nephew. When my nephew was little, he would regularly come to our place. We were living in a flat, from where mountains could be seen. I would hold him on my arms so that he could look out of the large window. As he did that, he would exclaim gleefully, “Mountein! (sic) Gardein (sic).” He meant that he could see mountains and a garden, which he could not see from his own home. 🙂

Bollywoody Mountain:

Here are some of my favorite Bollywood songs with the word Parbat in their lyrics:

Basti basti parbat parbat… Railway Platform (1955)

Parbatonke pedonpe sham ka basera hai… Shagun (1964)

Parbatke peeche Chambe da gaon… Mehbooba (1976)

Parbat ke is paar parbat ke us paar goonjh uthi chananan chananan meri payal ki jhankaar… Sargam (1979)

Parbatse kali ghata takrayi… Chandni (1989)


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