The most absurd songs in Bollywood
Bollywood loves being absurd.
How else does one explain the wave of songs with meaningless lyrics that's been sweeping over us all these years?
We scoured through a heap of such instances and came out with a couple of notable ones. Take a look:
Pigeon Kabootar (Teen Thay Bhai)
Sample this: Pigeon kabootar, parrot tota, teeja titli butterfly. For the uninitiated, this isn't just some random words put together. This is the title song from this week's release Teen Thay Bhai. The lyrics may be illogical but Daler Mehendi infuses life into the song with his booming voice and the song has become catchy.
Image: Pigeon Kabootar from 3 Thay Bhai
Aal Tu Jalal Tu (FALTU)
Even before one could get to the song, the title of the film stumped us. Who on earth feels proud of being faltu? But to the film's credit, it did strike a chord with the young audience.
As did the song.
Aal tu jalal tu, aayi bala ko taal tu was the film's title track and by way of its lyrics, it urges the youth to just be useless -- like the title -- and not fret over things. In this case, the words may be gibberish but the message was loud and clear.
Image: Aal Tu Jalal Tu from FALTU
Tinku Jiya (Yamla Pagla Deewana)
Now what exactly is Tinku Jiya here and where did he chance upon 'Ishq ka Manjan'? We'd like to visit the store!
If we break this down, Jiya roughly translates to heart in English. So what does Tinku mean?
This item song from Dharmendra-starrer Yamla Pagla Deewana tried to recreate the seductive magic that these songs are known to have, to some effect.
And this time, the audiences didn't exactly buy into the lyrics too.
Image: Tinku Jiya from Yamla Pagla Deewana
Chiggy Wiggy (Blue)
Everybody guessed what Akshay Kumar was implying when he playfully urged Australian pop star Kylie Minogue to Chiggy Wiggy with him in this club song from the film Blue.
Image: Chiggy Wiggy from Blue
Aye Paapi (Kismet Konnection)
Club song Aye Paapi had Shahid Kapoor show off his dancing skills. But we wonder if co-star Vidya Balan's dressing sense rendered him incoherent or was he just calling her a sinner in Hindi for her many fashion faux paus?
Image: Aye Paapi from Kismet Konnection
Telephone Dhun Mein Hasne Wali (Hindustani)
Someone should've told Kamal Haasan that even roping in the very talented Chitra to playback for his heroine wouldn't help make sense of the lyrics.
Image: Telephone Dhun Mein Hasne Wali from Hindustani
Kucchi Kucchi Rakma (Bombay)
This one was so cute, we wouldn't mind making an exception. Kucchi Kucchi Rakma had Arvind Swami ask his wife Manisha Koirala for a baby on a scenic hill, in the company of village kids.
A R Rahman's music in this song, and the rest of the album, was a treat to the ears.
Image: Kucchi Kucchi Rakma from Bombay
Hamma Hamma (Bombay)
Another gem from Mani Ratnam's Bombay, the song featured a young Sonali Bendre dancing to the tune.
In Rahman's case, music always seems to take an upper hand to lyrics.
Image: Hamma Hamma from Bombay
Tamma Tamma Loge (Thanedar)
The sizzling jodi of Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit made this song in Thanedar a big hit. Their dance in the song was just as good.
Image: Tamma Tamma Loge from Thanedar
Hawa Hawai (Mr. India)
Anything with Sridevi in it would turn into a hit and that's what happened with this song. She danced her way into her fans' hearts with the song that starts out with what sounds like fake Chinese.
It won't be totally incorrect to say that Sridevi made the song work and how!
Image: Hawa Hawai from Mr. India