Rajasthanis are known for their rich and vibrant weddings with their traditional folk dances and booming nagara drum beats. In a similar vein, the myriad folk tunes and traditional compositions that hail from Rajasthan are always energetic, invigorating and so full of life! So, if you’re looking to blast some amazing Rajasthani wedding songs at your own nuptial celebrations, we have compiled a list of the most popular Rajasthan-inspired Bollywood songs that will take your blissful wedding to a higher plane!
7. Nagada Sang Dhol
A beautiful song from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram Leela, Nagada Sang Dhol is a veritable foot tapper, a Rajasthan-inspired song which has the reigning queen of Bollywood, Deepika Padukone, dancing away to glory. A must play song at any wedding for its universal appeal, a tune that most guests would love to shake a leg to.
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6. Dholi Taro Dhool Baaje Dhool Baaje
One of the most popular Rajasthani songs to have hit Bollywood ever, Dholi Taro Dhool Baaje Dhool Baaje is yet another fantastic song from yet another Sanjay Leela Bhansali film – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. This song featured the hottest Bollywood couple of the time, Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai, performing an enchanting and traditional Rajasthani dance. Dholi Taro Dhool Baaje is composed by iconic music composer Ismail Darbar, and is sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy and Vinod Rathod. Such is its evergreen appeal, that even the elderly guests at the wedding will not be abvle to resist swaying to this number!
5. Dil Hoom Hoom Kare
This song is iconic not just for its soulful composition but also for the people associated with it. Dil Hoom Hoom Kare from Kalpana Lajmi’s groundbreaking 1993 film, Rudaali, has the “Nightingale of India”, Smt. Lata Mangeshkar crooning to the tunes of yet another legend, Bhupen Hazarika. This beautiful song will stir many emotions in the hearts of guests, making your wedding all the more memorable.
4. Minnat Kare
Minnat Kare is a melodious Rajasthan-inspired wedding song from Amol Palekar’s 2005 film Paheli, which has the “Badshah of Bollywood” Sharukh Khan in the lead role. This beautiful song is composed by the legendary Telugu music director MM Keeravani and is sung by Shreya Ghoshal. Apt for a Rajasthani wedding, and elevates the mood of any celebration it is played at.
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3. Kesariya Balam
Kesariya Balam is a beautiful song from Nagesh Kukunoor’s critically acclaimed movie Dor. Released in 2006; it is actually a re-interpretation of a very popular traditional Rajasthani folk song. The music composer duo of Salim and Sulaiman Merchant are responsible for this wonderful reimagining, and lending the beautiful vocals is Karsan Sagathiya. Kesariya Balam is one of those songs that will be loved by one and all at the wedding, irrespective of whether they’ve ever heard it before.
2. Nahi Hona Tha Ho Gaya Hai Mujhe Pyar
Nahi Hona Tha Ho Gaya Hai Mujhe Pyar is from Subhash Ghai’s 1997 super-hit movie Pardes, another film which has Sharukh Khan playing the lead role. The song itself is a melodious, Rajasthan inspired composition from the studios of the music director duo of Nadeem and Shravan. The lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi, and the song is jointly sung, rather wonderfully, by Alka Yagnik, the Sabri Brothers and Udit Narayan.
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1. Dil Dholna
Dil Dolna is a fast paced Rajasthani melody sung by the super talented Subha Mudgal. This song was very popular in the early 2000s and was a hot favorite at most Rajasthani weddings, and still remains an evergreen song that you can play at your wedding.
Did we miss a classic tune that you are sure should have been on the list? If yes, please let us know which one, or any others that you would recommend by dropping us a line in the comments section below!