When it’s Raksha Bandhan, what are the first things that come to your mind? Colorful rakhis carefully handpicked, sweets, new clothes, gifts and some masti and nok-jhonk – this is what this brother-sister celebration is all about. There have been so many iconic songs in Bollywood that have brought out the playful sweetness of a sibling relationship. After all, no matter how we hate each other at times, we know that they will be our rock in times of need! Here are some of the exemplary songs fit for the occasion.
“Pyaara Bhaiyya Mera” From ‘Kya Kehna’ (2000)
A touching song sung by a sister for her brother’s wedding, Preity Zinta look pretty dancing in her pink lehenga. The sister sings of how handsome her brother looks in his attire, and how the entire atmosphere brims with joy and celebration. Though the song is not hugely popular, you simply miss the innocence and excitement of welcoming the new bride into the house and developing a close friendship with her. Sung by Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu in the peak of their career, this is a song you can dedicate to both your brother and sister-in-law.
“Dekh Sakta Hoon” From ‘Majboor’ (1974)
A cute brother-sister relationship played by Amitabh Bachchan and Farida Jalal, this is essentially a brother’s song who cannot bear to see his sister cry under any circumstances. The heartwarming lyrics sung by the evergreen Kishore Kumar and directed by Laxmikant Pyarelal, this is an absolute gem that is remembered even today. The simple charm of the song brings out the inherent simplicity of the song without any flower declarations of love, which is everything that a brother-sister relationship should be all about.
“Phoolon Ka Taaron Ka” From ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ (1971)
This is the most well-known brother-sister song in all of Bollywood, and why not? The song describes the innocence and love given to the sister, the characters played by Master Satyajit and Baby Guddi respectively. Though there have been many other brother-songs sung over the years, this one jewel sung by the illustrious singing-duo Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar never seems to leave your heart.
So here are the most cherished brother-sister songs of Bollywood. Though some seem old-fashioned and out-of-place in today’s world, they have explored the love and affection between a brother and sister in exquisite detail – just how it should be.
Wishing you a happy Raksha Bandhan!
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