Bollywood movies have amazing foot tapping numbers, which bring forth the emotions attached to various Indian wedding ceremonies. These songs are sometimes highly emotional and sometimes quite humorous, filled with all the sweet ched-chad (teasing).
One special pre-wedding function where the couple and their families perform on different songs to celebrate the occasion in a jubilant mood is the sangeet night. The entire fun and excitement depends upon selecting the right songs.
We bring to you a list of songs that are sure to enthrall the performers as well as the guests, who will have their feet tapping when a performance is on. So, whether you are the to-be-wed couple or their sister or friend, take a look here:
1) Mehendi lagake rakhna, doli sajake rakhna (Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayengey):
The evergreen Shahrukh Khan-Kajol song that never fails to touch the right chord of mirthful teasing and flirtation that is underway in any wedding. This is a perfect song for even the couple to perform on, if they want a song that would enhance the mood of fun and merrymaking.
2) Gal meethi meethi bol (Aisha):
This song from Aisha will find many admirers as the suave and charming groom tries to woo his exquisite bride. This is a great song for the groom to perform on, either alone or with his cousins and friends.
3) Bachna ae haseeno (Bachna Ae Haseeno):
This song gives a peek-a-boo into the character of the groom, bringing forth his rakish nature. On second thoughts, instead of the groom, this is a perfect song for the groom's younger brother and his unmarried friends to perform on. After all, they will have a lot of fun ched-chad going on with the bride's sisters during the wedding.
4) Sasuraal genda phool (Delhi 6):
The traditional song gives the bride a glimpse of what her in-laws' place is going to be like. The beats are perfect for a fusion of traditional dance steps and jazz. So, we would say, if you are from the bride's side, this one is for you to perform on. It will be a fun dig at the groom's side!
5) Mahi ve (Kal Ho Naa Ho):
An ode to the beauty and virtue of the bride, it is one of the favourite dance numbers in most wedding sangeets. Even if you do not suggest this one, we are sure your DJ will play this number and get you all on the dance floor.
6) Kajra mohabbat wala (Tanu Weds Manu):
You may think this song is old and slow for this 'high-on-energy' fun night, but you are wrong. Take a look at this version from the movie Tanu Weds Manu, and you will realise that you too can throw in some enticing thumkas like Kangana Ranaut on this number. We think this is a fun number for the bride and her friends to dance on.
7) Raat ke dhaai baje (Kaminey):
A fun-filled song that has trifle naughty undertones, thanks to the lavni steps portrayed in the original dance sequence in the movie. This song has a complete wedding essence and fun beats to get you on the floor even without any prior preparation. This song should be kept aside for the bride first, and if she passes it on, her best friend can pick this one for a rocking performance.
8) Ainvayi ainvayi (Band Baaja Baaraat):
Ainvayi Ainvayi has certainly become a hot favourite at the sangeet nights since the movie was released, and why not? After all, this movie is all about weddings. This is a fun song for the groom's brother to perform with the bride's sister. It has all elements of fun, dance and ched-chad in it!
9) Diliwali girlfriend (Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani):
How can we leave behind this latest hit, starring the hot Ranbir Kapoor and the sensuous Deepika Padukone? This number is perfect for whoever grabs it first and fast! Whether you are on the bride's side or the groom's, this is a fun song to dance to on the sangeet night.
10) Tenu leke mein jawanga (Salam-E-Ishq):
Any wedding sangeet is incomplete without Salman Khan songs and this is a foot tapping number, which is perfect for the sangeet night. It pronounces a groom’s declaration of his intentions to take the bride away, and so, this song we keep in the list solely for the handsome groom-to-be!
If you are getting hitched or are the lucky couple's sister, use this list to its best to give a rocking performance on the sangeet night. And, if you have shortlisted a song that is not on our list but is definitely a great number, share it with us and the other readers by leaving your comments below.