10 Classic Kashmiri Wedding Songs For Your Wedding Playlist

Kashmir is widely known as a paradise on Earth for a reason, and that reason is not just the abundant natural beauty of the land, but also the inherent beauty of the people and their culture – specifically the music! So, if you’re looking for some amazing Kashmiri or Kashmir inspired tunes to play at your wedding, then we have you covered! We have left no stone unturned in our search for the best tunes and have come up with this list of classic Kashmir-inspired Bollywood songs that you can play at any wedding. We think you will enjoy the Bhumbros and the Dilas as much as we did!

1. Hue Hain Tumpe Ashiq Hum Bhala Mano

This classic tune comes from the 1965 hit movie Mere Sanam. A favorite for many Hindi music lovers, Hue Hain Tumpe Ashiq Hum Bhala Mano from the 1965 movie Mere Sanam is a timeless, soft and melodious song. The lead pair enjoy a romantic ride on the Dal Lake as the song plays in the background, creating a very romantic setting. This song brings together many legends including the Late O.P.Nayar, who composed the music, and singers Majrooh Sultanpuri, Mohd. Rafi and the great Asha Bhonsle.

2. Hum Jab Simatke Aapki Baahon Mein Aa Gaye

This melody comes from the 1965 movie Waqt. The song is another Asha Bhonsle classic and has mesmerized listeners for generations, and is a melody that everyone will love for eons to come, still. A beautiful chorus by a young Asha Bhonsle and the evergreen Mahender Kapoor only makes it sound sweeter. A must have if you love Kashmir-inspired love songs from the good old days.

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3. Bhumbro Bhumbro

Bhumbro Bhumbro is an adaptation of a very popular Kashmiri song of the same name, and is from the 2000 film Mission Kashmir, which featured Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta in the lead. Composed by Shankar, Ehsaan, and Loy, with an exceptional list of vocalists (Shankar Mahadevan, Jaspinder Nirula, Sunidhi Chauhan among others), Bhumbro Bhumbro is a beautiful wedding song that is melodic, traditional and true to Kashmiri culture.

4. Hum Chalein Door

Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd. Rafi sang this beautiful song, Hum Chalein Door for the 1949 movie Ek Thi Ladki. The music is composed by Vinod, and this song is one of the earliest classic tunes associated with Bollywood. This timeless song will, with its emotions, take you back in time to 1949, when Kashmir truly was a paradise on Earth. Ek Thi Ladki was directed by Roop K. Shorey and had Motilal, Kuldeep Kaur, Meena Shorey, Shakuntala, I.S Johar and Majnu as part of its ensemble cast.

5. Yeh Chaand Sa Roshan Chehra

Yeh Chaand Sa Roshan Chehra is evergreen classic number 5 on our list, a song that showcases Kashmir in all its glory. Yeh Chaand is from the 1964 Shammi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore starrer Kashmir Ki Kali. A very catchy and peppy melody with one of the most beautiful pairs in Bollywood, this song is iconic in many ways. Mohd. Rafi, the king of melody, lent his inimitable voice for this hit song making it one of the most memorable Kashmir-inspired Hindi film songs of all time.

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6. Mere Yaar Shabba Khair

Shammi Kapoor’s love for Kashmir is well known. Mere Yaar Shabba Khair is yet another hit song from his Kashmir based movie Junglee. He was paired opposite veteran actress Saira Banu for this 1961 film. The movie was directed by Subodh Mukherji and the music was composed by the legendary duo, Shankar and Jaikishen, with the song beautifully rendered by Md. Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar, who truly brought this timeless melody to life.

7. Pukaarta Chala Hoon Main

Pukaarta Chala Hoon Main is yet another classic Kashmir-inspired Hindi song from the 1965 movie Mere Sanam. The music for this memorable track was composed by the legendary O. P. Nayyar and has been sung by Md. Rafi. Pukaarta Chala Hoon Main is a melodious song that is at once soothing, lively and reminiscent of Kashmir in the most beautiful way.

8. Pardesiyon Se Na Akhiyaan Milaana

Pardesiyon Se Na Akhiyaan Milaana is compelling tune from the 1965 hit movie Jab Jab Phool Khile. The music for this classic is composed by Kalyanji Anandji and is sung by Md. Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar. This song has made its way on to the list of the most iconic and memorable Hindi songs of all time, and it’s certainly worthy of its place.

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9. Jai Jai Shiv Shankar

Jai Jai Shiv Shankar is one of the biggest hits that the legendary music composer R.D Burman has ever produced, which is an exceptional feat in itself. From the 1974 hit movie Aap Ki Kasam starring Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz in the lead, this beautiful love song was depicted on top of the rolling hills of the Kashmir Valley, and is sung by legends Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar.

10. Kashmiri Folk Medley

A beautiful medley comprised of many age old and popular Kashmiri folk songs, this particular rendition has been performed by Aabha Hanjura (vocals) along with the band Sufistication (composition, chorus and support). It is a beautiful fusion of the best known Kashmiri folk songs like Dimyo Dilas, Bhumbro Bhumbro, Rind Posh Maal and Valayi Kasturiyeh, and is a laudable effort by the young singer and the band to bring to life these folk classics with a unique, contemporary twist. Part of a program that was supported by Kappa TV, this is a tune that should make it to your Kashmiri wedding songs playlist just for the sheer variety of popular and traditional Kashmiri songs it offers in a single track.