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Here are some Hollywood movies that featured Bollywood songs

Here are some Hollywood movies that featured Bollywood songs
Bollywood songs have consistently produced some memorable and catchy compositions. Apart from being well loved in India, these songs have made a huge impact on the world music scene. Hollywood often includes these recognizable songs in their movies. Bollywood songs have been incorporated into Hollywood films in various ways, from upbeat and energetic to deep and sad, creating a unique blend of East and West.

Take a look at some of these cases:

Jan Pehchan Ho of the ghost world

In the black comedy drama-Ghost World starring Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson, the main characters are Enid and Rebecca, two teenage outcasts. The film follows Muhammad Rafi’s Jan Pehchan Ho in the 1965 film Gunnam as they journey through the malaise of adolescence and the unpredictability of the future. The scene from the famous Bollywood film then moves to a series of American apartments where different families live. By the time the song is over, we can see Enid dancing to its upbeat beat and memorable lyrics as it plays on TV.

The chamma chamma of the Moulin RougeThe 2001 Hollywood musical Moulin Rouge! Includes a remix of the famous Bollywood song Chamma Chamma. In the film, Ewan McGregor plays a young writer who falls in love with Nicole Kidman, a top performer at the Moulin Rouge cabaret. It is also famous for its fusion of popular songs from multiple eras, such as Nirvana’s Madonna’s Like a Virgin and Smells Like Teen Spirit. Anu Malik originally composed Chamma Chamma sung by Alka Yagnik in the Hindi film China Gate (1998). The song performed by the character Nini Legs in the Air from Moulin Rouge on stage in a cabaret! . The chamma chamma of the Moulin Rouge! The remix retains the song’s memorable chorus and iconic hook while adding more English lyrics and a more modern sound.

Bombay theme from Lord of War

AR Rahman, one of the most popular Bollywood music composers, is the artist behind one of the most beloved Bollywood tunes, Bombay Theme. The song was later included in Nicolas Cage’s 2005 crime drama Lord of War, which was filmed in Russia and featured Yuri Orlov. The song is introduced in the film in a scene where Yuri is stopped in front of a 40-ton cargo. In a time-lapse scene, the villagers consume the entire inventory of the plane while Yuri talks about Rahman’s classical piece. The use of the Bombay theme in Lord of War highlights the universal appeal of Rahman’s music and its ability to transcend cultural boundaries.
Chaiya Chaiya from Inside ManOne of the most famous Bollywood songs of all time, Chaiya Chaiya is from the hit film Dil Se (1998). When he appeared in the 2006 American heist thriller Inside Man, he immediately became a cultural phenomenon and gained global attention. Hall of Fame actors Clive Owen and Denzel Washington appear in it. The use of chaya chaya throughout the opening and closing credits surprised many fans, especially for such a well-known Hollywood production.
Urvashi Urvashi in the lion

Dev Patel’s 2016 drama Lion, featuring the song Urvashi Urvashi, AR Rahman makes it to the list once again. Saru Brierley, played by Dev Patel in the film, was adopted by an Australian couple after she got lost on a train in India. When he is five years old, his childhood memories begin as he matures, using Google Earth to search for his birth mother and brother to find the village where he grew up. Brierley and his love interest Lucy (Rooney Mara) are seen walking. The song first appeared on different sides of the street in a certain sequence in the film in the 1994 action romance Kathalan starring Prabhudeva and Nagma.
Mera Juta Hai Japoni in Deadpool

This unique song from the 1951 film Aawara is sung by the legendary Mukesh. The soundtrack from the 2016 superhero film Deadpool used the song in one of its sequences. Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) talks to his cab driver Dopinder (Karan Soni) while playing Mera Juta Hai Japani.
Mundian Tu Bach K in The DictatorPerhaps one of the most well-known Punjabi songs of all time is Mundiyan Tu Bach Ke by Punjabi MC, which has been used in several Bollywood films. The song was remixed by hip-hop mogul Jay Z in 2003 and eventually served as the soundtrack to The Dictator movie trailer (2012). Sacha Baron Cohen plays Admiral General Aladdin, the dictatorial ruler of the fictional Republic of Wadia. He heads to New York City to address the UN, but one of his closest advisers abandons him there. Many audiences were excited during the lead-up to the film as Mundyan Tu Bach Ke brought the energetic vibe needed to enthrall the viewers. The song is a staple in different film industries in South Asia and the UK.

Tere Sang Pyaar Mein Nahin Todna, Mera Maan Tera Pyasa, Wada Na Tod in the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Joel and Clementine star in the romance-science-fiction film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). In the film, two ex-lovers have all memories of each other surgically removed from their brains. The allegorical symbolism of the film also sticks in people’s minds. Background music for this scene includes Tere Sang Pyaar Main Nahin Todna from Dil Thujko Diya (1987), Naagin (1976) and Mera Maan Tera Pyaasa from Gambler (1971). The film was nominated for several accolades and won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.


Tere Sang Pyaar Mein Nahin Todna, Mera Maan Tera Pyasa, Vada Na Tod in the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Joel and Clementine star in the romance-science-fiction film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). In the film, two ex-lovers have all memories of each other surgically removed from their brains. The allegorical symbolism of the film also sticks in people’s minds. Background music for this scene includes Tere Sang Pyaar Main Nahin Todna from Dil Thujko Diya (1987), Naagin (1976) and Mera Maan Tera Pyaasa from Gambler (1971). The film was nominated for several accolades and won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

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