As the first drops of rain brought relief and succour to Mumbaiites, it was a moment for many of us to curl up with a cup of tea to watch the pitter-patter of the monsoon kick up a storm on rooftops. And with that came flooding, flashes of rain-drenched moments from Bollywood film over the years. Several of our B-town actresses have shimmied in their barely-there sarees, grooving to the beats of the incessant rains.
Aashiqui 2 (2013)
Irshad Kamil’s lyrics effectively capture the mood in the chartbuster Tum Hi Ho. The rain in the background acted as a catalyst for the characters, played by Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor, to fall in love. And that’s exactly what they do.
Keep this action film on one side and the O Saiyyan on another to find a semblance between the two. Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra seemed to be immersed in a world so different from the one they inherit when the song comes to an end. Beautiful song, beautifully executed.
Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010)
In a bid to go with the era this gangster film is set in, Kangna Ranaut appeared in a dark red chiffon sari in a song-dance sequence. Despite the heavy shower, the actress looked picture-perfect. The strong gale had failed to displace even her red bindi, and she looked hot, alright.
3 Idiots (2009)
The chemistry between Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor was evidently missing in this highest grossing Bollywood film of all time. Until the rain song happened. With Kareena in her rich orange sari and sleeveless blouse, the temperature had to rise. Aided with Aamir’s expressions, Zoobi Doobi remained etched in our memories.
De Dana Dan (2009)
In this Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif starrer comedy, the Gale Lag Ja track was perhaps the only watch-worthy sequence in the film. Both the actors embodied passion was palpable and the actress draped in an orange (again!) sari just took one’s breath away.
Wake Up Sid (2009)
It takes a good rainfall for the female protagonist to come to terms with the love she has for her guy. Iktara, sung by Kavita Seth, made the perfect ode to a romance that was just about blooming between the lovebirds, convincingly essayed by Ranbir Kapoor and Konkona Sen Sharma.