The shopping was done a long time back. Now, you are sitting there, in your Sangeet hall, all decked up. The guests have gathered and euphoria is in the air. It seems as if almost everything on your Indian Wedding Planning checklist is covered. But, what about the music? Is there a playlist which would help you maintain the excitement factor high throughout the night? Yes, there is! Here is our ultimate playlist of Bollywood songs for a Sangeet night:
The song has an upbeat Punjabi Tempo, with Punjabi words sung in its typical fun and frolic way. It is a perfect song for a group dance with traditional instrumental melody in between. For a few “thumkas” at your Sangeet, add this to your playlist.
Film: Kal Ho Na Ho
If we are compiling a list of best Bolly songs for Sangeet, do you think an SRK movie would be far behind? Maahi Ve is a good (and obvious) choice for a couple to dance to at an Indian Wedding.
Film: Dilli 6
Have you ever heard a cool Bollywood song in Bhojpuri? This is it! With quirky music and teasing lyrics, it shall set the ball rolling for the musical evening. It talks about the daughter-in-law’s relation with her “sasural”, “saiyyan” and inlaws. #SoMuchFun
Film: Tanu Weds Manu
You know that song to which everyone unintentionally starts moving their heads – sideways or front-to-back? Said Gali is that song! Though the song's wordings are a request -Come to our street, once in a while- the tempo of the song is thriving.
Laung Da Lashkara
Film: Patiala House
If music were an alcoholic drink, it would be definitely be a “Patiala peg.” The song is a cocktail of folksy Punjabi words and English rap (by Hard Kaur). It is indeed a good choice to get the aunts as well as the cousins to dance on the same floor. #WinWinSituation
Nagada Sang Dhol
Want to express your feminine yet free style while dancing to a Bolly song at a Sangeet? Pick “Nagada Sang Dhol” and dance away (free flow style) in circles and dandiya steps. It is an unbelievable mix of a regional gujju song and hindi words.
Gal Mithi Mithi Bol
Want to sing a paean to your bride-to-be? This is the perfect choice! Sung in strong vocals, with uncontrollable beats, the song should definitely make be on your Sangeet Playlist. “Oh girl, I shall make you bangles out of the moon… Your style is killing, how can anyone not die…” We swear, this song does not sound cheesy (at all) in Punjabi. #KuchMeethaBoliye
Film: English Vinglish
“She is shy and scared, but she walks with crazy excitement to her beloved’s home…” The peppy mix of Marathi and Hindi in the song “Navrai Majhi” (meaning “My New Bride”) is exceptional. It’s a good song to show attachment in a not-so-emotional-yet-caring way.
Let us know which songs you are going to dance to at the next Sangeet! Keep grooving! :)