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When Hindi songs inspired movie titles!

By Joginder Tuteja
April 23, 2019 10:27 IST
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What's in a name?

A lot, evidently, especially when it sounds musical.

There have been a lot of instances, when film titles have been picked from hit songs.

And the trend, Joginder Tuteja learns, is here to stay.

Besides Ajay Devgn's De De Pyaar De, there are quite a few coming films, which get their titles from popular Bollywood songs.


De De Pyaar De

IMAGE: Ajay Devgn and Rakul Preet Singh in De De Pyaar De.

Remember the chartbuster De De Pyaar De from Sharaabi?

Amitabh Bachchan was clearly in his elements when he lip-synced to the song that remains popular till date.

And it's no wonder that Ajay Devgn grabbed this song for Luv Ranjan's romcom with Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh.


Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sunny Deol/Instagram

Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas from 1973's Blackmail will rank amongst the most melodious love songs ever.

Back then, it was picturised on Dharmendra and Raakhee.

Now, beta Sunny Deol will launch his son Karan Deol in a film with the same title.

It's clearly the coming together of three generations.


Dream Girl 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Ayushmann Khurrana/Instagram

Yet another Dharmendra song that has led to a film title.

Dream Girl featured Dharmendra and Hema Malini in the namesake film in 1977.

Now, Ayushmann Khurranna will get into a different andaaz with Dream Girl, where he plays... the Dream Girl!

With Nushrat Bharucha as the leading lady, this one looks quirky.


Bhangra Paa Le

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sunny Kaushal/Instagram

Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Mamta Kulkarni came together in the chartbuster song Bhangra Pa Le in Rakesh Roshan's Karan Arjun.

Now that has led to the title of Ronnie Screwvala's new film starring Sunny Kaushal and Rukshar Dhillon.

Produced by Sneha Taurani, this one is set to be a light-hearted affair.



Photograph: Kind courtesy Sidharth Malhotra/Instagram

Emraan Hashmi's film Aashiq Banaya Aapne had a few chartbusters, including the title song and Aap Ki Kashish.

The song Marjava Mitjawa was a hit as well.

Now, that will be the title of Milap Zaveri's next, which features Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh and Tara Sutaria.


Street Dancer 3D

Photograph: Kind courtesy Varun Dhawan/Instagram

Govinda made a smashing impression with the chartbuster dance number I am a Street Dancer.

Now, Varun Dhawan takes the legacy forward with Street Dancer 3D, which reunites him and Shraddha Kapoor with their ABCD - Any Body Can Dance 2 Director Remo D'Souza.



Photograph: Kind courtesy Aditya Roy Kapur/Instagram

Remember Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif dancing to Malang in Dhoom 3?

Well, the unusual word is now the title of Mohit Suri's next.

Reportedly a thriller, this one stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani, Anil Kapoor and Kunal Kemmu. It is produced by Luv Ranjan and Bhushan Kumar.



Photograph: Kind courtesy Alia Bhatt/Instagram

Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt's film together with Sanjay Leela Bhansali -- Inshallah -- actually finds itself in a song!

Though the word is commonly used in conversations, there was a song titled Inshallah in Anees Bazmee's Welcome. It was shot on the entire cast of the film, spearheaded by Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif.


Bole Chudiyan 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Mouni Roy/Instagram

When Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor Khan came together for Bole Chudiyan in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, they wouldn't have imagined that one day, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mouni Roy would come together in a film with that title.


Radha Kyun Gori Main Kyun Kaala

Photograph: Kind courtesy Iulia Vantur/Instagram

Though the film was announced some time ago, it hasn't gone on the floors yet.

There are unconfirmed reports of Sonakshi Sinha been approached for Radha Kyun Gori Main Kyun Kaala, which has Iulia Vantur finalised already.

The film picks its title from the hit song of Raj Kapoor's Satyam Shivam Sundaram.

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